Episode 58: Circular Keys; Lucy Cliché

Circular Keys.

Circular Keys
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Brisbane Powerhouse, Sep 14 2013.

Circular Keys are an electronic duo from the big smoke, Melbourne. Their enormous live-presence comes from the 6-string axe; Dennis Santiago shows you how much you can accomplish with an aluminium guitar and a table of pedals. While he’s preoccupied with laying down the law of audio-land, singer Phillipa O’Shea isn’t stuck in the background corner with the equal parts massive and angelic vocal chords. Room 40 invited them up to Brisbane to support Mark McGuire for the annual sound and media festival, Open Frame.

Bedroom Suck Records their debut 7″ single, Eurogrand, in July last year.

Circular Keys – Official.

by Justin Edwards

Lucy Cliché @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Lucy Cliché
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, 8 Feb 2014.

Lucy Cliché is Sydney’s Geneva Jacuzzi or Nite Jewel or Maria Minerva; an electronic artist flitting between the worlds of experimentalism and bedroom-pop. Her diverse catalogue includes the noise-rock band Naked on the Vague, Half High her ambient-noise project with partner Matthew Hopkins and the celebration of weird that is Knitted Abyss with Holy Balm’s Anna John. October 2013 saw an independent release for her debut solo album, Picture Yourself, a collection of songs as melancholic as they are beautiful. Blank Realm invited her up for their record launch to play a few of those picturesque pop songs.

Listen to ‘Lucy Cliché – Picture Yourself’!


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 21 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.

Photo by Justin Edwards. Check out his photos from the night on Collapse Board and more of his work at This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.

Episode 57: Blank Realm

by Justin Edwards

Blank Realm @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Blank Realm
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

Some are already calling 2014 ‘the year of Blank Realm’ and why not? They’ve received glowingly positive reviews for their new record, Grassed Inn, from the likes of Pitchfork; Mojo; The Wire and The Guardian.

The Brisbane quartet are taking their psychedelic slacker-rock worldwide and all good plans have to start somewhere so they started last week at The Underdog in Brisbane. The live recording team were there for an album launch full of drunken revelry, a celebration of all things realm. The crowd were dancing all around the racket, at one point one lucky punter found themselves clinging to the lighting rig for dear life.

Supports on the night were local garage-pop brats Thigh Master, frown-rockers Sewers, Sydney’s electro/experimental heroine Lucy Cliché and living-room rave band Four Door.

Blank Realm – Fire Records.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 14 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.
Kudos: Dusty Anastassiou.

Photo by Justin Edwards. Check out his photos from the night on Collapse Board and more of his work at This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.