EP 163: Courtney Barnett

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Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan and Hugh Fasher
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan and Hugh Fasher
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at The Metro Theatre, Sydney, 8th of May 2015.

In the past 5 years, Courtney has gone from starting a humble little record label with money borrowed from her Grandmother to release her recordings, to international award-winning acclaim, all whilst keeping a level head and staying independent.

Releasing two EP’s in 2012 and 2013 and re-releasing them on Vinyl as ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ through her Milk! Records imprint, she started gaining the attention of respected publications such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and Q Magazine with her song ‘Avant Gardner’. In March 2015, she released her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ which won her the Australian Music Prize and 4 ARIA Awards for Best Independent Release, Cover Art, Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist. She was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist and a Brit Award for Best International Female.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 22nd May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 124: Total Control; Dead Farmers

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Total Control
Recorded by Ben Moore.
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Mikey Young
Recorded at The Standard in Sydney on the 5th of February, 2014.

Total Control are a post-punk/electronic quintet, and have been active since 2008. On record, namely 2011’s ‘Henge Beat’ and 2014’s ‘Typical System’, their electronic sound is much more obvious, whereas their live presence is stripped of devices and become a raw punk band with urgency in their vains. Devo & Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark have been mentioned as influences, and while that’s definitely on show, there’s also a heavy debt to the psych/krautrock sounds of the 70’s.

Many thanks to Harvey O’Sullivan from FBi Radio’s Live Feed for his assistance.

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Dead Farmers
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic .
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club on the 14th of March, 2015.

Hailing from Sydney, garage-punkers Dead Farmers sprouted up through the cracks of Australia’s largest city’s underbelly and began rocking audiences in the mid-2000’s. Very reminiscent of the Detroit rock scene that produced bands such as The Stooges and MC5, they self-recorded their latest album ‘Wasteland’ straight onto half-inch tape free of reverb and post-recording effects, and sent it off to mastering to be improved upon.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 June 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.