Episode 107: Ceres; Sewers

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Ceres
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane. 13th December 2014.

2014 was a great year for Ceres, the Melbourne punk rock group released their debut album ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ and also received a nomination for Triple J’s Unearthed J Award. Not to mention that national support slot on Violent Soho’s sell-out tour. Ceres play earnest alternative rock, and they’re as equally earnest about how unfashionable it is. I’m sure it’s just a passing phase, after all we’re somewhat due for a return to loud guitars, shout-y vocals, quiet verses and big choruses. Give it a couple of years. Or, maybe I’m wrong and electronic music can survive Daniel Johns.

Buy Ceres’ ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ over at Hobbledehoy Records.

Photo by Sophie Richards.

Photo by Sophie Richards.

Sewers
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane. 13th December 2014.

Sewers began back in 2008 in Brisbane, originally as a two-piece, although, you wouldn’t guess if you heard them now. Their track Lineage on Negative Guest List’s ‘Wings Over Gabba’ LP compilation is the sole evidence of that group’s existence. Now the boys have expanded to 5 members – singer Shan Corrigan being the only leftover from those formative years. 2014 saw the a 7” follow-up to their 2013 debut LP, with a slightly more rock direction and half a step away from the Country Teasers grunting of debut, Hoisted. In 2015 they’re firing up for the release of their second record for Homeless.

Buy/Listen to Sewers’ ‘Chain of Command’ 7″ over at the Tenth Court Records Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 30 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 57: Blank Realm

by Justin Edwards

Blank Realm @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Blank Realm
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

Some are already calling 2014 ‘the year of Blank Realm’ and why not? They’ve received glowingly positive reviews for their new record, Grassed Inn, from the likes of Pitchfork; Mojo; The Wire and The Guardian.

The Brisbane quartet are taking their psychedelic slacker-rock worldwide and all good plans have to start somewhere so they started last week at The Underdog in Brisbane. The live recording team were there for an album launch full of drunken revelry, a celebration of all things realm. The crowd were dancing all around the racket, at one point one lucky punter found themselves clinging to the lighting rig for dear life.

Supports on the night were local garage-pop brats Thigh Master, frown-rockers Sewers, Sydney’s electro/experimental heroine Lucy Cliché and living-room rave band Four Door.

Blank Realm – Fire Records.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 14 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.
Kudos: Dusty Anastassiou.

Photo by Justin Edwards. Check out his photos from the night on Collapse Board and more of his work at This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.