Ep 201: The Drones

The Drones

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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 6th May 2016

Originally forming in Perth back in 1997 by Gareth Liddiard and his high school friend Rui Pereira, The Drones have accomplished a lot for a band that doesn’t get much airplay on mass media corporate stations.
The band rose to prominence in 2005 with their album ‘Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By’, which won them the inaugural Australian Music Prize. Since then, The Drones have had a long career cementing them as Australian icons, playing festivals such as Big Day Out, Laneway Festival, Falls Festival and A Day On The Green, as well as extensive international touring. With 7 albums under their belt, they’ve demonstrated what a band can do when they stick to their guns.

 

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

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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EP 172: Gold Class; Pale Heads

Gold Class

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Recorded by Tom Strode
Mixed by Tom Strode
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 28th December 2015.

Starting in Melbourne in 2014, Gold Class has had a rapid rise to where they are today. In two years, they have released a 7 inch, written, recorded and released their debut album ‘Its You’ via well known tastemaker label Spunk Records here in Australia, as well as scoring an international release through Felte Records for the US and Europe. Their sound has drawn comparisons to bands from the UK’s post-punk beginnings like Joy Division and The Cure.

 

Pale Heads

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Recorded by Alicia Saye
Mixed by Alicia Saye
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 2nd of June 2016.

Pale Heads are a punk rock super-power formed from several pieces of DNA from Melbourne’s underground scene including members from The Nation Blue, The Drones, Batpiss, and BANG! BANG! AIDS!. They are fast, loud and straight to the point punk rock, which has made it easily for them to slip into the roster of legendary Australian label Poison City for the release of their first album ‘Headless’ which was released in May 2015.

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

EP 156: THE DRONES; BATPISS

The Drones

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Recorded by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mixed by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mastered by Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS Fm Studios, Melbourne, 2nd February 2016.

Starting all the way back in 1997 in Perth, Western Australia, The Drones have been crafting iconic Australian rock songs for almost 20 years. They have released 6 studio albums, 4 live albums, 2 EP’s, as well as 2 Live DVDs. They’ve received nominations for almost every accolade possible in the Australian music scene as well as having their single “Shark Fin Blues” considered the best Australian Song by a number of prolific Australian contemporary songwriters.

BATPISS

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Recorded by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mixed by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mastered by Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS Fm Studios, Melbourne, 4th February 2016.

As you can probably guess from their name, BATPISS produce a rigid and unyielding cataclysm of dirge rock; spanning doom, sludge, punk, drone and spiritual styles. They’ve released one cassette, and two full length albums as well as touring Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia in their short 4-year career. Their 2015 Album Biomass captures a band willing to explore the parameters of heaviness, emotion, story-telling, and power within their 3 sided pain-cage.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20th March 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.