Episode 107: Ceres; Sewers

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Ceres
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane. 13th December 2014.

2014 was a great year for Ceres, the Melbourne punk rock group released their debut album ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ and also received a nomination for Triple J’s Unearthed J Award. Not to mention that national support slot on Violent Soho’s sell-out tour. Ceres play earnest alternative rock, and they’re as equally earnest about how unfashionable it is. I’m sure it’s just a passing phase, after all we’re somewhat due for a return to loud guitars, shout-y vocals, quiet verses and big choruses. Give it a couple of years. Or, maybe I’m wrong and electronic music can survive Daniel Johns.

Buy Ceres’ ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ over at Hobbledehoy Records.

Photo by Sophie Richards.

Photo by Sophie Richards.

Sewers
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane. 13th December 2014.

Sewers began back in 2008 in Brisbane, originally as a two-piece, although, you wouldn’t guess if you heard them now. Their track Lineage on Negative Guest List’s ‘Wings Over Gabba’ LP compilation is the sole evidence of that group’s existence. Now the boys have expanded to 5 members – singer Shan Corrigan being the only leftover from those formative years. 2014 saw the a 7” follow-up to their 2013 debut LP, with a slightly more rock direction and half a step away from the Country Teasers grunting of debut, Hoisted. In 2015 they’re firing up for the release of their second record for Homeless.

Buy/Listen to Sewers’ ‘Chain of Command’ 7″ over at the Tenth Court Records Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 30 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 104: Shovels; Black Deity

Shovels

Shovels
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane. 5th December 2014

In late 2013, Michael Beach, Adam Camilleri and Peter Warden formed Shovels. It’s a befitting name to accompany the songs that led to their self-titled debut, which received a limited run of 100 copies. One of those tapes made its way to Homeless head honcho Richie Ramone who didn’t waste anytime in releasing the album only a few months later. The album is a hot ride of searing guitar lines that I’m not sure whether to call blues or psych, paired with thundering bass and vicious wild drums. It sounds a bit like what would have happened if feedtime smoked more pot.

Buy/Listen to Shovel’s debut self-titled record over at the Homeless Records bandcamp.

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Black Deity
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Mansfield Tavern. 13th December 2014

They sound like Motorhead by way of Venom P. Stinger, or, maybe it’s more Melvins via Black Sabbath. Black Deity hail from Brisbane, and I’ll let you draw your own comparisons on that. In 2014 they released a debut 7” thru Sydney label Sexy Romance Records, a metaphorically thick slab of pure dank rock. Although the influences are prominent, to dismiss Black Deity as a nostalgia act would be a genuine disservice if I ever heard one.

Check out some of Black Deity’s releases over at their bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 9 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.