Ep 204: Lower Body; Morte Lenta; No Sister

Lower Body

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Recorded & Mixed by Josh Dowton
Recorded at Blackwire Records, Sydney, 5th March 2017

Lower Body are first up and are an alt post-punk band who are self described as ‘Sexual frustration and heartbreak from the nation’s capital’.  Made up of Joel, Mitch, John and Peter, the newly formed Canberra band have gained a following purely from the live shows, even without a studio EP out.

Morte Lenta

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Recorded & Mixed by Josh Dowton
Recorded at Blackwire Records, Sydney, 22nd January 2017

 

Morte Lenta, which translates to Slow Death from Italian, and are a multicultural collaboration. With English, Spanish and Brazilian influences melded together, the Sydney band (who only formed in 2016) use dark influences and punk riffs to create a unique vibe. As of 2017, the band have only released one EP, and have been touring Australia.

No Sister

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Engineered by Alicia Saye & Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 6th February 2017

No Sister, are a 4 piece post-punk band from Melbourne. Fabulously understated, their punchy songs are a kick in the teeth, making their mark in the punk scene as real contenders. The band started in Brisbane in 2014 with only 2 members – Tiarney and Mino, but became fully fledged after meeting other ex-Brisbanites Murray and Siahn after a move to Melbourne in 2015. Apocalyptic yet relatable, the band has spent a lot of time touring locally, and gaining a fanbase. Their self titled LP came out in 2016, with another full length LP scheduled for release in late 2017.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23rd of April 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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Ep 192 – The Highlights of 2016 – Part 2

The Highlights of 2016 – Part 2

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Part 2 of our 2016 Highlights special includes Babaganouj, Ultra Material, No Sister, Sleepwalks, Undead Apes, Eat Laser Scumbag!, Grieg, The Goon Sax, Eyes Ninety, The Smith Street Band, High Tension, Jess Locke Band, Feathers and Blank Realm.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 1st of January, 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 176: No Sister; Greyface

No Sister

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking off their career in Brisbane 2014, No Sister are now calling Melbourne their home for their alt-rock noise making antics. Over the past two years, they have released four singles with a sound that has been compared to legendary noise rock artists Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground. They released their self titled debut album on the 30th of August 2016, which was self-recorded and mixed by the band.

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 10th of June 2016. 

Kicking it since 2014, Greyface make catchy alternative rock that you can nod your head to. Sounding somewhere in between The Smith Street Band and The Gaslight Anthem, their songs are hard hitting punk tracks with well crafted lyrics, shouted out with a raspy voice. Their debut album ‘Grey Hairs’ was released in November 2015 and has seen them win support slots for Australian punks BATPISS, Super Best Friends and The Bennies.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 68: Brisbane Live Music Week

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No Sister
Recorded by Branko Cosic and Cam Smith.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 28 2014.

No Sister are a young Brisbane band, not everyone in the band has reached legal drinking age yet. Almost. One influence sits on the tip of my tongue, Sonic Youth, of course there’s a few similarities between the New York of myth and legend and these river-city upstarts: the male/female call and response vocals, the loud effected jazzmaster/jaguar guitars.

Originally Broadcast on Unnecessary Knowledge – Fridays 1 – 4pm on 4ZZZ.

Heir Fuller
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 29 2014.

At only 16 years of age Heir Fuller’s J. H. Fuller shows maturity and patience beyond his years. He and his band make widescreen rock, reminiscent of contemporary mostly instrumental rock bands like Sigur Ros and Mogwai, bands that these days play to thousands at summer festivals around the world. Heir Fuller aren’t just taking cues from the big leagues though, the recording of theirs I’m about to play for you is actually a cover of another Brisbane group, Still Rain Fell. It’s called ‘Nolstagia’ and they stretch out the minute and a half long tune to double it’s length with restrained introspection, and some rain for good measure.

Originally Broadcast on Rusted Satellites – Saturdays 6 – 8pm on 4ZZZ.

Cyclone Trio
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 29 2014.

Cyclone trio are Tony Irving, Tim Green and Massimo Magee. Two drumkits and a saxophone. Imagine if Beck chose that path instead. Tony Irving moved to Australia in 2005 but in the 90s he was playing across the UK with noise band Ascension opening for groups like Sonic Youth and playing with the music greats like Lol Coxhill. He’s teamed up with some young avant provocateurs involved in the Brisbane free noise circles of Audiopollen and Real Bad.

Originally Broadcast on Rusted Satellites – Saturdays 6 – 8pm on 4ZZZ.

Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaneys
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Gerald Keaney and The Geraald Keaneys played a special live music week show at the Underdog pub. Gerald Keaney and his namesakes are political, snarky and brash. True punk lifers. The band is Gerald’s vehicle for his own enigmatic philosophies on life, pop music, modern society. I’ve chosen two songs from their set to play for you. Their classic tune ‘Toombul’ and another song in the spirit of morse-code, ‘Time Travel’.

Tape/Off
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Tape/Off have been around since 2009 but they’re only getting to releasing their debut record this year. All the members are busy with other creative jobs and projects such as recording, music journalism and radio announcing. Which is fair enough. They play dynamic alternative rock that sounds more informed by Australian 90s guitar rock rather than any overt overseas influence. Watch out for a tour when that debut album comes out on Sonic Masala this June.

Rohan
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Rohan.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 29 2014.

Rohan have a hard-rock edge reminiscent of conemporary rock institutions like Kings of Leon Queens of the Stone Age. Think big rock. They have nods to the greats from the past like Zeppelin and Sabbath as well as echoes of Soundgarden.

Originally Broadcast on Break Your Fingers Laughing – Saturdays 8 – 10pm on 4ZZZ.

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

Clare Quinn is a young singer-songwriter originally hailing from Gympie. Clare has dabbled in folk and celtic music and used it as the stepping-stones for her own humble melodies. She’s a complete natural on the stage, which you can hear from her relaxed banter in these recordings.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 2 May 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.