EP 215: BIGSOUND 2016 Special – Week 5

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Fractures

Recorded & Mixed by Daniel Nelson
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Polish Club

Recorded & Mixed by Sam Lowe
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse Stage, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

Thigh Master

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Empat Lima

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23rd of July 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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Episode 61: Nana Vigilante; Curlew; Snotty Babies

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Nana Vigilante
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at The Underdog, FEB 21 2014.

Nana Vigilante is the pairing of Lindsay Roser and Julian Saunders. They’re very BNE-centric – Lindsay raps of her fondness for the brown river city quite often. Julian’s production has reflections of 90s Aus hip-hop on some tracks while others have a more industrial noise influence. You can probably guess that they are indeed a hip-hop duo, something you don’t usually see in a Brisbane pub. OPERATION PUT BRISBANE ON THE MAP!

For more information on Nana Vigilante check out their Bandcamp page.

Photo by Callum Wheeler

Photo by Callum Wheeler

Curlew
Recorded by Joshua Watson
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 14 2014.

Curlew, a Brisbane based duo that are a bit reminiscent of Gareth Liddiard but some with post-rock undertones and a hint of Mum Smokes. Long songs are their thing, they played only a two-song set at The Waiting Room on February 14. Mark Zian and Callum Wheeler make up the duo. Is it anti-punk or completely punk? It’s hard to say. Mark sings of rats tails and childhood, it sounds a bit like therapy.

For more information on Curlew click here.

Snotty Babies
Recorded by Luke Walsh
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at The Greenslopes Bowls Club, Feb 22 2014.

Two dynamic women front Snotty Babies while some fellas back it up. They’re penetrating and dynamic, like their close friends, Housewives. A new generation of Sydney punk has been fermenting over the last few years and it’s only getting more agitated and energetic. Members of the group are also involved with: Mope City, Housewives, Drown Under, Beef Jerk and Julia Why.

BONUS ROUND
Thigh Master
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew McLellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

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

Episode 60: Treehouse; Thigh Master

Treehouse

Treehouse
Recorded by Luke Walsh.
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club, FEB 22 2014.

Treehouse are a three-piece grunge ensemble that formed around three years ago in Hobart’s Eastern Shore block. These young lads follow a similar thread of raw and uncompromising rock n roll energy that was bursting from the seems of 90s Tasmania, by and large, Treehouse are not dissimilar to the fed-up enthusiasm projected by the likes of Sea Scouts, The Stickmen and The Dacios. They’ve appeared on the Rough Skies Community compilations and have recently announced a vinyl re-issue of their 2013 cassette on Melbourne label Vacant Valley.

For more information on Treehouse check out the Vacant Valley blog.

Thigh Master

Thigh Master
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

The Ford brothers operate more like music production company rather than just two guys with some songs. Under their belt they have the washed-out slacker vibes of Black Vacation, the bitingly catchy pop-punk Kids Cryptic and most recently Thigh Master – which lies somewhere between those other two. Then there’s their solo and side projects: Dan has his electronic project Evening Hiss while Matt plays drums for Per Purpose, Deadshred and Dag as well. Thigh Master is possibly the loudest and most abrasive of all these musical endeavours. Matt (the younger Ford brother) takes the reigns as principle songwriter and singer of the group.

For more information on Thigh Master head to their Bandcamp page.

BONUS ROUND
Blank Realm
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 7 March 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua 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.