Episode 109: Soma Rasa; Kindergarten

Soma Rasa

Soma Rosa
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane. 6th September 2014.

Soma Rasa was formed in 1997 by brothers Bill & Dan Hazard along with Shannon Jessop. Over their career, they’ve released three albums and have shared stages with the likes of Moby, Fatboy Slim, Roni Size & Regurgitator.

In 2005, they met with legendary LA hip-hop act Digital Underground to record
the single ‘Say What You Say’, which was met with critical acclaim and lasted in
the AIR charts for 12 whole weeks.

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Kindergarten
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane. 22nd August 2014.

Recorded last year at 4ZZZ’s Happyfest by Andrew McLellan, the duo in question are Mino Peric and Josh Watson. Between them, they’ve played instruments with the likes of No Sister, Sewers & Dag. This particular show was quite special as the Kindergarten was created as an experimental act exclusively for Happyfest, and sees Mino & Josh taking their first forays into electronica with two turntables, a drum machine and a synth.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 13 February 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 99: Martyr Privates

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Martyr Privates
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at HappyFest 2014, Brisbane. 22nd August 2014.

Martyr Privates began holed up in an inner-Brisbane storage shed around the same time as Queensland had its worst floods in 37 years. Their name is also a tip of the hate to one of Brisbane’s oldest hospitals. Recently they’ve been getting more notice outside their small town bubble, thanks to their excellent debut LP on Bedroom Suck records. The album has been praised for its wall of noise style production and tough yet simple approach to a-tonal rock.

Buy martyr Privates’ debut self-titled record over at BedroomSuckRecords.com

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 December 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 95: Police Force; Clare Quinn

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Police Force
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane. 15 August 2014.

With a name as hot as the beat in Queensland, Police Force combine thick tropical rhythms with blistering guitar damage. Comprising of members from Cobwebbs and Woodboot, they’ve kicked off their garage boots and flung themselves face first into a haze of glory.

The trio promise a forthcoming cassette release, but until then you can hear their first release, Outer Limits Pt. 1, on Bandcamp.

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Clare Quinn
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Brisbane. 29 March 2014.

Clare Quinn, a songstress originally hailing from Gympie and now based in Brisbane, sings on the conditions of the human heart: love, life, loss and learning. Channelling Celtic and folk rhythms and combining them with an indie-folk sensibility, Clare’s music is unassuming yet filled with memorable melodies. Her songs are underpinned with a lackadaisical charm, and suited to quiet hours with warm company.

Listen to the new EP Dreaming.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 7 November 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 94: Madboots; Fatti Frances

Madboots
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at HappyFest, Brisbane. 22 August 2014.

Madboots is the hip-hop project of Brisbane sisters Dewi and Angelica, with James Vincent taking care of the DJ duties. The trio and their posse make loud and fast beats while traversing the electronic dance spectrum. Their material ranges from dubstep to old school NY but with Raps about bin-diving and Birdemic spat as hard as anything on Ill Communication.

Madboots on Facebook.

Fatti Frances
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at HappyFest, Brisbane. 22 August 2014.

Fatti Frances is the stage name of Raquel Solier, who’s been making experimental down-tempo RnB after returning to Melbourne after some time spent overseas. Before taking to electronic instruments drumming was Raquel’s focus; She played in art-punk band Jemima Jemima and also did a tour in Swedish indie heartthrob Jens Lekman’s band.The first material under the guise of Fatti Frances was a debut self-titled 12” record was self-released in 2011, which was followed by a cassette called ‘Sweaty’ containing more abstract material. This is where pop meets the fringe. Fatti Frances sounds half Mariah Carey, half Inga Copeland, half Maria Minerva and half Julee Cruise.

Fatti Frances on Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 31 October 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 86: Cobwebbs; ∑gg√e|n

Cobwebbs @ HappyFest

Cobwebbs @ HappyFest

Cobwebbs
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at HappyFest, Brisbane. August 22nd 2014.

Cobwebbs have just recently released their second album on Sonic Masala records; ‘World Wide Webs’ is a strange yet abrasive rock record that builds on the strengths of their 2012 debut record. To put it simply, they’ve been writing better songs. As it turns out practice does make perfect. Members of the band also get involved in various other projects like: Barbiturates, Caterpillar Hood, Police Force, World War IV, Gold Shade. I hear the drummer even makes his own BBQ sauce.

Listen to ‘World Wide Webs’ on the Sonic Masala Records Bandcamp.

∑gg√e|n @ HappyFest

∑gg√e|n @ HappyFest

∑gg√e|n
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at HappyFest, Brisbane. August 22nd 2014.

∑gg√e|n are hard to pin down, they’re not a conventional band. They have a situation similar to TISM, in that the band members prefer to adopt pseudonyms to mask their identity. ∑gg√e|n sound more like stoner metal than the alternative rock that TISM went for, although, both groups explore the philosophies of wankers and yobs, and the way of the world. Front-man Magnus ’Opus, a hairy mass of a man, he wails and moans like a more primal and less eloquent and ultimately taller Boyd Rice. There’s so much pain being expressed I’m not sure if these guys are suffering or loving every minute of it.

Find some of ∑gg√e|n’s songs over at their Bandcamp, check out their intense live show over here.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 September 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.