EP 162: Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side; Mexico City

Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side
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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4zzz 40th Birthday Celebrations, The Old Museum, Brisbane, 4th December 2015.

Known for his work as half of the two headed screaming beast that is the iconic Brisbane band Six Ft Hick, Ben Corbett demonstrates his ability to produce the polar opposite in his side project. Originally teaming up with Nick Naughton from fellow Brisbane group Skippy Showband to play country covers, it wasn’t long before they began crafting their own songs inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Burt Bacharach. Ben Corbett himself describes the songs as “a rock and roll country combo. Like bacon and maple syrup, it shouldn’t work but it does”. Gentle Ben and his sensitive side seldom perform live so capturing this set is a true rarity.

Mexico City
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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 9th April 2015.

Mexico City are a band that have been kicking around the Brisbane music scene for the past decade and a half, with two albums released in the noughties. After being quiet for six years, they’re about to release their third record, titled ‘When The Day Goes Dark’. Describing themselves as Dark Garage Country Rock, you can hear vintage influences of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, instilled with modern power.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15th May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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Ep 152: The Leftovers; Lovecraft

The Leftovers

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Old Museum, Brisbane, December 4th 2015.

Making their mark all the way back in 1976 during the great Brisbane punk era, The Leftovers are cult heroes in the punk scene. Sticking true to the punk rock ethos, the leftovers were known for their raw, high energy DIY performances in self promoted hall shows that like most other bands at that time, attracted significant attention from the Queensland Police Service.

The Leftovers were invited to play during 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations, with Ed Wreckage reuniting the band with Graeme Hutchinson, John Downey and Ed’s son, Che Wreckage.

Lovecraft

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Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Dave Arens
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, December 13th 2015. 

Starting off in 2006, Lovecraft is comprised of a few veterans of the Brisbane music scene featuring members from lovs e blur, the black market, the sharks and the band from the first half of this show, The Leftovers. Their sound takes an influence from the dark swamplands of Deagon in north Brisbane where the band currently reside.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st February 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.