EP 133: The Love Junkies

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The Love Junkies
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane, 25th of April, 2015.

Hailing from the foothills of Perth, Western Australia, post-grunge three piece, The Love Junkies was founded by singer/songwriter, Mitch McDonald and drummer, Lewis Walsh at the end of 2009. The duo began slamming beats together many moons ago in high school, which slowly guided them towards their journey as The Love Junkies. Soon after the band hit the studios, long time high school buddy, Robbie Rumble came into the fold as their bassist, thus completing the line-up.

Power chords, punchy vibes, and high-octane of energy, the band’s sound is hard, fast, and unrelenting. Their infectious melodies linger in your mind, long after the record has stopped spinning. If you’ve had a chance to catch the band play over the year, you may have notice that drummer Lewis Walsh was probably sporting some make-up and possibly a dress. That’s because, Walsh actually came out as transgender last year. So, kudos to you Lewis for taking that stand and continue to bang out sick beats with The Love Junkies.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 21 August 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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Episode 123: Asha Jefferies; Skullcave

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Asha Jefferies
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

Growing up in Brisbane, Asha Jefferies has many musical influences, including Ben Harper, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Jeff Buckley. At the age of 11, Asha started playing guitar and soon after started writing songs. Her songs are characterised by distinctively silky, smoky vocals, and beautiful lyrical melodies expressing experiences of the heart and observations of the human dimension.
She regularly plays at Woodford Folk Festival, Regional Flavours Festival, Cleveland Buzz Festival, and the Urban Country Music Festival and has toured to the Darling, Southern & Western Downs with fRETfEST.

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Skullcave
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt on the 25th of April, 2015.

Skullcave are Perth’s newest doom pop / shoegaze trio.
Following in the tradition of bands like The Melvins, Philm and Pelican, Skullcave combine bass-driven post-metal riffs that swell underneath echoing pop vocals & hard-hitting drums. Skullcave have achieved a dark, heavy sound, straddling the blurry line between metal and hard rock. They’ve just released their debut EP to critical acclaim.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29 May 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 92: Pale Earth; RTR FM Radiothon 2014

Photo by: Marek Rygielski

Photo by: Marek Rygielski

Pale Earth
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Donovan Miller.
Recorded at Shedstock, Corndale, NSW. 8 June 2014.

Pale Earth is Benjamin Thompson, best known for being the driving force behind The Rational Academy. Since the disbanding of his previous group, Ben has going solo under the guise of Pale Earth. This project sees him embracing the subtleties of his craft and playing towards the more experimental side that was always present in his song-writing in The Rational Academy.

– Listen/buy Pale Earth’s music over on his Bandcamp.

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RTR 92.1DM – Radiothon 2014
Recorded and mixed by RTR 92.1FM.
Recorded at RTR FM, Perth. 15 – 24 August 2014.

RTR 92.1FM in Perth recently celebrated their 2014 Radiothon with a host of fantastic live in-studio performances from local musicians. They attract a wide range of styles and genres, from ambient to country, RTR FM cater to all walks of life.

Featuring: Indie Rockers Apache, country song-writer Davey Craddock, sombre crooner Husband, singer-songwriter Felicity Groom, Rachel Dease and Tristen Parr of Schvendes, sorrowful songstresses Childsaint and acid jam band SpaceManAntics.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 17 October 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.