Ep 208: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding; RVG

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Ep 206: Donny Benet; Laura Jean

Donny Benet

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

Donny Benet is a Sydney based disco artist, best known for his anachronistic music style, and recontextualisation of 80’s disco music into modern production. His first record ‘Don’t Hold Back’ came out in 2011 and cemented his style as an artist. His second record ‘Electric Love’ came out shortly after in 2012 and ireleased 2014’s ‘Weekend At Donny’s’, which contained much more of the material Benet is well known for. In between albums, Donny can also been seen playing bass as a member of Jack Ladder And The Dreamlanders. 2017 sees Donny Benet releasing his 4th album, with ‘Working Out’ appearing at the start of the year.

Laura Jean

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Engineered by Alicia Saye & Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 10th February 2017

 Laura Jean Englert, known by stage name Laura Jean, is an Australian musician from Melbourne. Her first release came out in 2003, in the form on an EP titled ‘The Hunter’s Ode’. Her debut album ‘The Swan Song’ came out in 2006 gained critical acclaim from many publications, and her fanbase grew when Snow Patrol invited her to fill in for the Martha Wainwright part on Set Fire To The Third Bar on two of their Australian tours. Laura Jean has had a long recording career so far and has released 4 full length records as of 2017.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th of May 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 205: The Peep Tempel; ORB

The Peep Tempel

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Engineered by Alicia Saye & Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 9th February 2017

Starting out in 2008 when guitarist Blake Scott starting jamming with his neighbour Steven Carter, The Peep Tempel have spent the last 8 years releasing 3 albums and touring all over the world. Their latest record, 2016’s ‘Joy’ was released to critical acclaim and garnered them  their 2nd shortlist nomination for the Australian Music Prize.

ORB

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

 

ORB is comprised of Zak Olsen on vocals and guitar, Daff Gravolin on guitar and bass, and Jamie Harmer on Drums. After their other band ‘The Frowning Clouds’ went on a semi-permanent hiatus in 2016, these three guys revived their teenage interest in Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult, augmented with less familiar heavy rock bands such as Diamond Head and Megadeth. Their debut LP ‘Birth’ came out toward the end of 2016 and has been described as a heaping helping of proto-metal chops meets paranoid sci fi fantastical ravings, replete with some tasty synthesiser werk that breaks it up just so.

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

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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.

Ep 203: The Dacios; Hi-Tec Emotions; Miss Destiny

The Dacios

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Photo: Brad Henderson

Engineered by Alicia Saye & Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 9th February 2017

The Dacios first took to the stage in 2005, with their noisy rock’n’roll sound. Reborn from the ashes of Tasmanian band Little Ugly Girls, their lineup started with Linda J on vocals and guitar, Bean on guitar and backups, and ‘Pops’ on traps. Their dynamic live shows have earned them support slots for many high profile artists, such as Rowland S Howard, The Drones, and Eddy Current Suppression Ring. 2009 saw Linda J win the best female vocalist award at the Victorian Music Awards and also saw The Dacios release their debut album, Monkey’s Blood which then saw the band tour extensively. Their second album Beyond The Bottom Hour came out late 2016.

Hi-Tec Emotions

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Photo: Zo Damage

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

Hi-Tec Emotions are a fiery three piece from Melbourne, who are spinning tunes that blow off the roof. Made up of Ema Dunstan on vocals and keys, Jess Lakatosh on bass and Mackenzie Randall on drums, they make some big noise for a small band, with their relentless punk grooves combined with their self described “new wave, glow wave, blow wave” aesthetic, which makes for an unforgettable sound. Their debut full length LP ‘Hard To Handle’ came out in 2016, with standout single Look Around gaining some traction on community radio.

Miss Destiny

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

Miss Destiny are a rockin’, rollin’, hard partyin’ band from Melbourne, who have been tearing up the streets since 2007. Their glam rock aesthetic brings back memories of better days, when music served up tasty jams with no more than four chords. Made up of Harriet Junior, Harriet Senior, Annie and Kirk, this band brings some serious girl power to the front. Since then they have been touring internationally, playing to massive crowds and filling big venues. Self titled LP Miss Destiny came out 2016, and has expanded the band’s fan base tremendously.

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

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 198: Xylouris White; Cash Savage And The Last Drinks

Xylouris White

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Engineered by Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 11th March, 2016

Xylouris White is the brainchild of Greek singer and Lute guitar player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White, who is best known for his work in Dirty Three. Often described as a fusion of free-jazz, avant rock and age-old folk tradition, this masterful 2 piece has gained worldwide recognition, playing in venues across the globe. The pair have released two albums, ‘Goat’, their 2014 debut, which topped the Billboard charts, and more recently, ‘Black Peak’ in late 2016. However, this innovative and quintessential band can not be squeezed into merely what they produce on record, as their live show is what really captures the heart and soul of their music.

Cash Savage And The Last Drinks

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

Cash Savage and the Last Drinks are what’s still good about country music today. A combination of all the good things about blues and country, but with a dark spin on it, these Melbournians really hit the nail on the head when it comes to clever songwriting and musical arrangements. Touring around Australia and pulling some major support slots, most notably with The Peep Tempel, they have garnered a large support base, waiting on their every word. Having released three albums to date, their 2016 effort ‘One Of Us’ has been their largest success to date.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th of March 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 190: Chastity Belt; Hobo Magic; Horsehunter

Chastity Belt

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Engineered by Alicia Saye
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 4th October, 2016

The north-western town of Walla Walla, Washington is where Chastity Belt call home and where they create the powerful wall of chords that gel with solid beats that are denser than the water in the ocean.

Julia Shapiro, Lydia Lund, Annie Truscott and Gretchen Grimm formed the band is 2010 whilst all were attending the local liberal arts establishment, Whitman College and 2013 was the year they released their first long-player ‘No Regrets’.

Their transcendent and charming live shows have taken them on tour to Europe twice, earned them the support slot on one of Courtney Barnett’s multiple US tours, seen them share stages with Wire, Death Cab For Cutie and Protomartyr as well as gracing festival line ups including Sasquatch, Sled Island, The Great Escape and NXNE.

 

Hobo Magic

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Engineered by Tom Strode
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 29th June, 2016

Hailing from Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Hobo Magic have a tendency to make heads nod and air guitars suddenly appear with their brand of Sabbath-esque stoner-groove. Their name is Hobo Magic. They have 2 records out with their third record coming out in 2017.

Horsehunter

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Engineered by Tom Strode
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 29th June, 2016

Horsehunter have been sonically brooding since 2012, but already sound like a band so tight and wise beyond their years.

Their interests include Slayer, kites and tacos. Two years in the making, their debut album ‘Caged In Flesh‘ melted faces in 2015

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th of December 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 186: Terry; Ninetynine

Terry

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Engineered by Jeremy Smith
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 26th July 2016.

Melbourne band Terry is a supergroup of sorts— comprising members who have played with the likes of Dick Diver, UV Race, and Total Control. Terry has just two 7″ singles, yet already they have proven themselves as a spirited group. Alongside contemporaries like DC’s Gauche and London’s Shopping, Terry evoke not only the minimalism of classic post-punk, but also its intellectual edge.

Terry are at once critical and funny, skeletal and chaotic. There is a multiplicity of droll, slightly off voices deadpanning about class, beer-drinking, and men who won’t apologise. This slanted ripper culminates with searing, splintering guitars, knotted with an expressive emotionality, all buzzsaws that make sparks fly.

Ninetynine

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Engineered by Myles Mumford
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 25th August 2016.

Over the course of twenty years Melbourne’s multi-instrumental indie rockers Ninetynine have released seven albums along with singles and numerous compilation tracks, played hundreds of shows and toured nationally and internationally taking in cities from Bendigo to Mexico City and New York to Moscow.

Originally the vehicle for the musical vision of Laura Macfarlane, who recorded the first tracks under the moniker whilst based in the US as drummer for Sleater-Kinney, Ninetynine has now become an established ensemble with long time members Cameron Potts, Iain McIntyre and Meg Butler.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20th of November 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 185: Isaiah Mitchell; Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds

Isaiah Mitchell

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Engineered by Jeremy Smith
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 21st August 2016.

Isaiah and his beloved Fender Stratocaster have been a legendary pairing that have collectively created creamy psychedelic sounds for records from such bands as Earthless, Golden Void, Howlin’ Rain and Black Elk Medicine Band.

He was gifted with his first guitar at the age of Eight, but it wasn’t until his early teens when he’d heard Jimi Hendrix and had his mind blown that he decided what sort of lifestyle he wanted to persue; it was that of a face-melting, hair-swirling solo guitarist.

In September 2016, he booked himself a tour of Australia and enlisted the help of Melbourne psych-rock 3-piece Seedy Jeezus to help fill out the jam-filled aura that surrounds him.

This particular set was performed live-to-air in Melbourne on PBS 106.7FM’s Pojama People program and is filled with songs that have influenced Isaiah as a musician since he first picked up a guitar, as well some of his own solo works.

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds

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Engineered by Paul Maybury and Alicia Saye
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 23rd August 2016.

To his mother, he’s called Brian, but to the rest of the world his name is Kid Congo Powers and his name has been attached to bands such as The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

The Pink Monkey Birds started backing up Kid Congo in the mid-2000’s and together they’ve release five albums, touring around Australia in 2016 on the back of their latest album ‘La Araña Es La Vida’, from which this particular set was documented from by PBS 106.7FM’s Studio 5 Live crew.

This band is the very example of the sound that gets created when you mix 60’s Chicano rock, southern soul and psychedelic funk.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 13th of November 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.