EP 238: Gold Class & Kitchen’s Floor

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Photo: Robbie Atkin (GC) Ryan Topez (KF)

Gold Class

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Against The Grain Fest, Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Starting in Melbourne in 2014, Gold Class has had a rapid rise to where they are today. They have released a 7 inch, written, recorded and released their debut album ‘Its You’ via well known tastemaker label Spunk Records here in Australia, as well as scoring an international release through Felte Records for the US and Europe.

2017 saw them follow up with the release of Drum. Produced by The Drones Gareth Liddiard, their second album builds on the post-punk sounds established on Its You, with a new found forward momentum.

Kitchen’s Floor

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Carpark, Brisbane, 26th August 2017

Kitchen’s Floor was formed in 2007 by Brisbane based musician Matt Kennedy. They play pop documenting the angst-ridden narratives of Brisbane suburbia. Amongst various EP’s, 7″ singles and live albums, the band have released 3 full length studio albums to date – Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress (2009), Look Forward To Nothing (2011) and Battle Of Brisbane (2015). These recordings have been released through independent labels such as Siltbreeze, Bedroom Suck, R.I.P Society, Negative Guest List, Quemada, Easter Bilby, and Breakdance The Dawn.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th of February 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

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EP 172: Gold Class; Pale Heads

Gold Class

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Recorded by Tom Strode
Mixed by Tom Strode
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 28th December 2015.

Starting in Melbourne in 2014, Gold Class has had a rapid rise to where they are today. In two years, they have released a 7 inch, written, recorded and released their debut album ‘Its You’ via well known tastemaker label Spunk Records here in Australia, as well as scoring an international release through Felte Records for the US and Europe. Their sound has drawn comparisons to bands from the UK’s post-punk beginnings like Joy Division and The Cure.

 

Pale Heads

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Recorded by Alicia Saye
Mixed by Alicia Saye
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 2nd of June 2016.

Pale Heads are a punk rock super-power formed from several pieces of DNA from Melbourne’s underground scene including members from The Nation Blue, The Drones, Batpiss, and BANG! BANG! AIDS!. They are fast, loud and straight to the point punk rock, which has made it easily for them to slip into the roster of legendary Australian label Poison City for the release of their first album ‘Headless’ which was released in May 2015.

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

Episode 91: Gold Class; Bearded Iris

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Gold Class
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Catfish, Melbourne. 10 October 2014.

You wouldn’t have guessed that Gold Class only formed in early 2014, their debut 7” ‘Michael’ feels more like a band that has been tightening up their craft for years. It’s probably got something to do with members of Bone and Nth Wheel being involved – those groups in themselves have shown proficiency for towing the line between construction and upheaval. Gold Class play misanthropic baritone-led post-punk, but, what would usually sound languid and murky is instead much more energetic and melodic. The film-clip for the single is a simple and colourful video that really compliments the vibrancy that the group can achieve.

– Listen/buy to Gold Class’ ‘Michael’ 7″ on the Gold Class Bandcamp.

Oct 24 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. W/ Bitter Defeat, Dag.
Oct 25 – Trainspotters, Brisbane. W/ Per Purpose, Multiple Man, Workshop.

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Bearded Iris
Recorded by Steve Palmer.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar, Brisbane. 12 September 2014.

Bearded Iris started as a solo project by Melbourne artist Ora Ni aka Jane, and has since morphed into a supergroup comprising of members from a wide variety of bands and artists in the Melbourne underground scene. Sharing lead vocals is visual artist Carly Housiaux, on synth is Tim Wood from Encounter Group, Allanah Stewart of Lime Works on the guitar, Josh Jenkins of Satanic Rockers on drums and Tania Price rounds out the sextet on bass. Usually they also have Patrick O’Brien of Mad Nanna fame on the guitar as well, but he’s a busy in demand type of guy and couldn’t make the trip up that weekend. In Ocotober 2013 they released a tape on Albert’s Basement, a fantastic underground music label from Melbourne that has released music for a lot of the performers in this group. Bearded Iris sound like nothing else – they lie somewhere between new wave and jazz. You could almost imagine a full brass band honking alongside them.

– Listen/buy to Bearded Iris’s ‘Fuck The Polise’ over at the Albert’s Basement Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 10 October 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.