Ep 224: Cool Sounds; The Ocean Party

Ep 224 InstagramPhoto: Justin Edwards (CS) Kurt Eckardt (TOP)

Cool Sounds

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th August 2016

Cool Sounds are a 6 piece “Jazz-gaze” band from Melbourne. They released their debut record “Dance Moves” in June 2016 via Deaf Ambitions. The album consists of 10 tracks filled with gloomy, atmospheric arrangements and emotionally charged pop hooks which has seen them gain attention from music lovers around the country.

The Ocean Party

Recorded & Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th August 2016

The Ocean Party are a 6 piece band featuring members of Cool Sounds and Ciggie Witch. The Melbourne-via-Wagga Wagga group released their 7th album “Beauty Point” in August 2017 through Spunk, making it 9 full lengths in the past 7 years. Their signature DIY sound of summery pop hooks layered over mellow guitar jams has continued to develop on these releases as well as seeing them tour the country on numerous occasions.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 8th of October 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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Ep 223: Clowns

Ep 223 InstagramPhoto: Charlyn Cameron

Clowns

Recorded & Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Zoo, Brisbane, 9th June 2017

Clowns have been on a steady rise since releasing their debut album “I’m Not Right” in 2013 via Poison City Records. The Melbourne 4-piece followed it up in 2015 with their second record “Bad Blood”. This took them to international stages across Europe as well as generating a bigger following back home, supporting the likes of Bodyjar, Frenzal Rhomb and Poison Idea. In 2017, Clowns released their third record “Lucid Again” to critical acclaim, with the addition of Brisbane’s own Hanny-J on bass guitar and playing sold out dates across the country.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 8th of October 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 222: The Dollar Bill Murrays; SUDS

Ep 222 InstagramPhotos: Jack Doonar (TDBM) & Ted’s Records (SUDS)

The Dollar Bill Murrays

Recorded & Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Zoo, Brisbane, 6th May 2017

Built up on thick, fuzzy guitars and big, washy drums, The Dollar Bill Murrays are a Brisbane based alt/desert rock band. The four-piece released their self titled debut EP in April 2016 and the second EP ‘Always On’ via Valley Heat Records in March 2017.

 

SUDS

Recorded & Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney, 2nd May 2015

Next up we have SUDS, which are better known by their old band name, Super Best Friends, who came to the attention of the masses in 2013 with the release of their single ‘Round and Round’, which featured cameo appearances from most of parliament house at the time including Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott, and Clive Palmer. The band had a lineup change in 2014 and released their debut album ‘Status Updates’ in early 2015 on Gun Fever Records and features songs about friends, social media addiction and the state of Australian politics.

In 2017, they changed their name to SUDS to differentiate the lineups, past and present, and to get ready for the release of new material in 2018.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24th of September 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 214: BIGSOUND 2016 Special – Week 4

Ep 214 InDesign BIGSOUND Wk 4Photo: supplied

Ainslie Wills

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Fountaineer

Recorded by Daniel Maher
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

Gregor

Recorded by Sam Lowe
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse Stage, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

SAATSUMA

Recorded by Daniel Maher
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of July 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 212: BIGSOUND 2016 Special – Week 2

Ep 212 InDesign BIGSOUND Wk 2Photo: Justin Ma

In Each Hand A Cutlass

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

SPARKSPITTER

Recorded & Mixed by Sam Lowe
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth – Alehouse Stage, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Unity Floors

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Moreton

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 2nd of July 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 211: BIGSOUND 2016 Special – Week 1

Ep 211 InDesign BIGSOUND Wk 1Photo: Justin Ma

FERLA

Recorded & Mixed by Sam Lowe
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth – Alehouse Stage, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

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Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Coda Conduct

Recorded by Clancy McLellan
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at The Elephant Hotel, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Gawurra

Recorded & Mixed by Eileen Tierney
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th of June 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 210: Summer Flake; California Girls

Summer Flake

Summer Flake - Peter Dovgan1Photo: Peter Dovgan

Recorded & Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Brighton Up Bar, VOLUMES Festival, Sydney, 27th August 2016

Summer Flake is the lush, harmony-laden solo project of Stephanie Crase, whose DNA runs through the best Adelaide indie pop of the last ten years – from No Through Road and Birth Glow, through to Hit The Jackpot and Batrider.

She released her debut album ‘You Can Have It All’ in 2013 and followed it up with the ‘Time Rolls By’ EP in 2015 and ‘Hello Friends’ EP in 2016, which were all released through the Sydney-based label Rice Is Nice Records.

California Girls

2 gus-mcgrath-live-noisey-vice-california-girlsPhoto: Carmen Juarez

Recorded & Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at The Burdekin Hotel, VOLUMES Festival, Sydney, 27th August 2016

California Girls is a one-man operation driven by the one and only Gus McGrath and hails from the nation’s capital. Described as straight-up dance music, California Girls has two releases to its name, 2014’s ‘Age Of Consent’ EP and 2016’s ‘Desire’ album, which was put out through Canberra’s Moontown Records in a limited quantity and sold out immediately.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th of June 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 209: The Vines

The Vines

2 TheVines_ValleyFiesta_53Photo: James Matthews

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Valley Fiesta, Brisbane, 29th October 2016

The foundation of The Vines can be traced back to the southern suburbs of Sydney when Craig Nicholls met Patrick Matthews and David Olliffe in 1994 and started a band called Rishikesh. The name kept being misspelt wherever it was mentioned, so Craig suggested to change the name to ‘The Vines’ in honour of the band that his father played in back in the 60’s, also called The Vynes.

2001 would be the year that things started to fall into place for the band. Travelling to Los Angeles to record their debut album ‘Highly Evolved’, they had record labels climbing over each other to get the band’s signature. The album came out in July 2002 and music publications world wide were holding the band up as “the new saviours of rock”.

Their highly anticipated 2nd album came out in March 2004 under the title ‘Winning Days’ and had mixed reviews from critics and fans at the time.

After recording their first two albums in the USA, the band decided to record the next record in their hometown, which came out in 2006 under the title, Vision Valley. They went back to the States to record 2008’s Melodia and settled back in Australia for the recordings of Future Primitive and Wicked Nature.  2017 will see the release of their 7th record, titled ‘In Miracle Land’.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th of June 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 208: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding; RVG

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

2-MG_1437_Scott-Charlenes-Wedding_Copyright-Dani-HansenPhoto: Dani Hansen

Recorded & Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Brighton Up Bar, VOLUMES Festival, Sydney, 27th August 2016

Lo-fi darlings Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, which is the brainchild of Craig Dermody, and has also featured members of Bushwalking, Peak Twins and Beaches during its existence.

The Neighbours-touting name aside, the music of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding was always an intrinsically Australian affair.

Their debut album Para Vista Social Club came out in 2010 and the album title is a reference to the Adelaide suburb Para Vista where frontman, songwriter and sole constant member Craig spent his youth.

2013 saw the release of their 2nd record ‘Any Port In A Storm’ through Fire Records in the UK and their third record ‘Mid Thirties Single Scene’ came out in late 2016 to rousing acclaim from critics.

 

RVG

rgv2-2Photo: Jake Benjamin

Engineered by Alicia Saye & Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 7th February 2017

Melbourne four-piece RVG write tightly wound heartbreakers who channel the post-punk and gothic rock of the late seventies. Fronted by vocalist and guitarist Romy Vager, the band is somewhere between the sounds of New Order, The Jam, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Not even a year into their existence, they’ve released their debut LP ‘A Quality Of Mercy’ and their live shows are leaving audiences wanting more of their brand of goth-pop.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28th of May 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 207: Gabriella Cohen; Hey Geronimo

Gabriella Cohen

Gabriiella CohenPhoto: Zo Damage

Engineered by Alicia Saye & Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 8th February 2017

Gabriella Cohen is a Melbourne based musician originally from Brisbane. Formerly one half of indie-rock duo The Furrs, Cohen  has taken off in a more eclectic pop route with her solo project work. She released her EP ‘Updated Regurgitated Server’  in 2015 independently, which was supported by singles ‘I Don’t Feel So Alive’, and ‘Feelin’ Fine’. Her debut full length, ‘Full Closure and No Details’ came in 2016, and was supported with national touring and a BIGSOUND slot.

Hey Geronimo

HeyGeronimo_ValleyFiesta_12Photo: James Matthews

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Valley Fiesta, Brisbane, 29th October 2016

Hey Geronimo are an indie rock band hailing from Brisbane. The band was originally comprised of Pete Kilroy on guitar and vocals, Bill Bingley on bass and vocals, Ross Pearson on guitar and vocals, and Tony Garrett on drums, but later added Pluto Jonze on keys to their line up. They released a self-titled EP in 2012, then knuckled down on their live set, building a fan base and fine tuning their sound. Their debut album, ‘Crashing Into The Sun’ came out mid-2016, and was supplemented with single ‘Boredom’, which won them a Queensland Music Award for best music video. The band released the single ‘Mutant’ in 2017, which was supported by a East Coast tour.  

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st of May 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.