EP 230: Best of 2017 Pt 1

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Part 1 of our 2017 highlights special includes some of our favourite sets from 2017 featuring Sweater Curse, Some Jerks, Shrapnel, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Hownowmer, Hoodoo Gurus, The Drones, The Peep Tempel, RVG, Empat Lima, Verge Collection and The Laurels.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24th of December 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 197: Shrapnel; Agency

Shrapnel

shrapnel-live-teds-records2Photo: Ted’s Records

Recorded by Sam Lowe
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 21st January 2017

Shrapnel is the brainchild of Sydney-sider Sam Wilkinson, previously known from other outfits Day Ravies and Mope City. The five-piece indie-rock band is comprised of an all-star cast, also featuring members of Dollar Bar, Miners, and Weak Boys. Their debut album ‘Tranceplanetsugarmouth’ came out in November 2016, through Brisbane indie label, Coolin’ By Sound, and has received stellar reviews from Rolling Stone, Amateur Hour, and 4ZZZ. Filled with Australian drawl and lo-fi psych rock, Shrapnel are very quickly tearing their way up the food chain, and garnering attention in all the right places.

Agency

kurteckardt_agency-2Photo: Kurt Eckardt

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, Brisbane, 13th August 2016

Fresh outta Canberra, Agency are a 4 piece comprised of a smattering of players from other CBR bands, featuring ex (and current) members of Hoodlum Shouts, Spartak and A Drone Coda. Guitarist Shoeb Ahmad also runs the band’s record label ‘HellosQuare Recordings’, adding another hat to his metaphorical millinery store. They released their debut album ‘The Stillness Of Speed’ in late 2015, which is filled with spiky, bass led noise rock, and just a touch of experimental rumble. In 2016, they released two EP’s through two different record labels; Do We Go It Alone? in May on Tenzenmen and I Know I’m In Flames in July through Sonic Masala.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 26th of February 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 89: Shrapnel; Orion

Shrapnel live in Brisbane. Photo by Glen Schenau http;//blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Shrapnel live in Brisbane. Photo by Glen Schenau http;//blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Shrapnel
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 107 Projects, Sydney. 19 July 2014.

Shrapnel is the solo synth pop project of Sydney-sider Sam Wilkinson, perhaps better known for his involvement in bands such as: Day Ravies, King Tears Mortuary and Mope City. ‘Tobacco Dreams’ is his debut release on Tenth Court records, a bedroom-pop album that does a fine job showing that Sam is one of those multi-talented kind of guys that’s helping further blur the line of song-writer and producer.

-Listen to ‘Tobacco Dreams’ on the Tenth Court Bandcamp.

Orion live at The Square in Sydney.

Orion live at The Square in Sydney.

Orion
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 107 Projects, Sydney. 19 July 2014.

Comprising of members of the equally dearly departed Whores and Oily Boys, Orion take up the quieter, more melodic moments hinted on that latter band’s debut EP, Majesty. They sit somewhere between the arty post punk of Naked on The Vague and the slightly less arty post punk of Constant Mongrel. In fact, some songs have an almost Orange Juice kind of suave.

Check out some live footage of Orion courtesy of Jaz Brooking on Youtube.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 26 September 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.