EP 173: Ultra Material; Big White

Ultra Material

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 22nd June 2016.

In 2012, Ultra Material was born from two couples who had shared stages with their respective husband-wife Brisbane bands, Matt & Sarah Deasy from ‘Do The Robot’ and Nick Skepper & Zuzana Kovar from Sunshine State. The two duos combined their instruments and started to make their own blend of dreamgaze with swirling key lines, effected guitar delays and soaring vocals backed by breakbeat-esque rhythms.

In the last year, they’ve released a self-titled EP cassette and their debut album ‘Double Date’ on Sydney’s Blackwire Records label, which has had tastemakers salivating for more.

Big White

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Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at Oxford Art Factory as part of Volumes Festival, Sydney, 29th August, 2015.

When you mash together the sounds of The Cure, The Go-Betweens, The Velvet Underground and The Triffids, you get Sydney’s Big White, who weave all of those influences into their own strain of jangle pop. Within the span of two years, they’ve packed their sounds into a suitcase and travelled to the US and Europe, playing to swelling crowds, all while they were still writing songs for their first album, Teenage Dreams, which was eventually released in April 2016 on Caroline Records in Australia and Burger Records in the US.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th August 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 143: Art of Sleeping; Weak Boys

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Art of Sleeping
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by John Robinson.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 27th June 2015.

Art of Sleeping are a 5 piece indie rock band who create music crafted with captivating instrumental hooks, ambient rhythmic textures, and raw emotions that are displayed through the vocal strength of their front man, Caleb Hodges. Their reputation as powerful
songwriters has been cemented with the release of their debut EP ‘Like a Thief’ and their album ‘Shake Shiver’ in mid-2015. Selling out shows around the country, this was recorded live at The Triffid in Brisbane, on the 27th of June 2015, for their voodoo tour.

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Weak Boys
Recorded and Mixed by Harvey O’sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at The Oxford Arts Factory, 30th January 2015.

Weak boys are a group of 30 something year olds who like to sing about your everyday life and the problems we all face like landlords, hangovers, and running out of wine. Their members Matt Banham, Craig Lyons, and Chris Yates have all played in other memorable bands over the years including Dollar Bar, No Through Road, and Little Lovers, which make them a super group of sorts. Their songs are a flawless mixture of bright jangly guitar pop, with subtle glum undertones that feel like the soundtrack to a Sunday afternoon after a big weekend. Weak Boys were previously featured in episode 137, however due to time constraints we did not air the entire set. This episode features their last three songs from that set.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 20th November 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

DUE TO LICENSING TERMS, THIS EPISODE IS UNAVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

EP 137: Supre Best Friends; Weak Boys

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Super Best Friends
Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan and Hugh Fasher
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney, 2nd of May, 2015.

Super Best Friends are a trio from Canberra known for their mix of gritty punk songs with memorable hooks and strong political themes. Super Best Friends 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 including Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbot, and Clive Palmer. Their debut album ‘Status Updates’ was released in early 2015 on Gun Fever Records and features songs about friends, social media addiction and the state of Australian politics. Their live shows perfectly demonstrate their level of energy and rage that makes these songs all the more powerful.

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Weak Boys
Recorded and Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 30th of January, 2015.

Weak boys are a group of 30 something year olds who like to sing about your everyday life and the problems we all face like landlords, hangovers, and running out of wine. Their members Matt Banham, Craig Lyons, and Chris Yates have all played in other memorable bands over the years including Dollar Bar, No Through Road, and Little Lovers, which make them a super group of sorts. Their songs are a flawless mixture of bright jangly guitar pop, with subtle glum undertones that feel like the soundtrack to a Sunday afternoon after a big weekend.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 2nd October 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.