Episode 105: Dale Peachey; Greg Charles

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Dale Peachey
Recorded by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Mixed by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. 20th November 2014.

Dale Peachey is a member of a few bands. He gets around. A couple of years ago his band Dollar Bar (who we featured back in episode 76) got back together and put out their first record in about 8 years. They’ve just finished recording a follow-up to that. He’s still playing Seaplane shows too. Nothing’s gonna stop Dale. When he plays with himself on stage though he enjoys straddling the line between music and comedy, like if Steve Coogan started a band with Robert Pollard. There aren’t many performances in pubs that start with the classic Snappy Tom jingle and end with a cover of ‘Its Not Easy Being Green’.

Buy/listen to Dollar Bar’s ‘Paddington Workers Club’ over at Bandcamp

Photo by Nathan Connolly.

Photo by Nathan Connolly.

Greg Charles
Recorded by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Mixed by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. 20th November 2014.

Greg Charles has been a few things; he’s played abrasive noise in Blonde Cobra and 6Majik9; he’s made minimal sound collages under the name Charles Curse. But it was his song-writing that earned him the nod of the Grant McLennan Fellowship award in 2007. His music has a certain feel you’d attribute to 90s alternative acts like Sonic Youth, Red Red Meat or (closer to home) Midget, but, he writes like he’s penning devastatingly beautiful country songs. It’s gotta be that Toowoomba influence.

Greg Charles on Soundcloud.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 16 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 102: Superstar; Mark Zian

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Superstar
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane. 19th October 2014.

Superstar is the duo of Keiran Hegarty and Esther Edquist, who have been playing under the name since 2007. After a string of tapes they released their debut record, A Toast To…, in 2013 on Bedroom Suck Records and it’s been one of the quieter hits on that label. In 2015 they’ll release their keenly anticipated second LP, Table For Tow which if this performance is anything to go by will sound even more luxurious than their first offering.

Buy/listen to ‘A Toast To… Superstar’ over at Bandcamp

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Mark Zian
Recorded by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Mixed by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. 20th November 2014.

You may know of him from one of his several monikers such as: I am Not A Nihilist, Scruples and Curlew. He was also the bassist for Brisbane band Knee Chin. Mark’s distinctive humour and his often pessimistic outlook on the mundane rat race of everyday life runs throughout his work, injecting his songs with a distinct personality. Curlew, his duo with sound and film artist Callum Wheeler, released their first album ‘Animal Urges’ in mid-November.

Buy/Listen to Curlew’s ‘Animal Urges’ over here.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 26 December 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.