Episode 121: Fat; Tiny Migrants

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Fat
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 3rd of May, 2015.

Starting out in 1989 whilst on a short residence in Melbourne, FAT started out as a 3-piece band. Within months, they travelled back to their hometown of Brisbane and started playing as many shows as possible in the burgeoning local scene. During the 90’s, the band kept growing from strength to strength, gaining national radio airplay, playing on some of the country’s largest stages, including a stint on the Big Day Out, and even a APRA nomination for ‘Song Of The Year’ for Man In The Iron Helmet. Towards the end of the 90’s, their record label had folded and overall morale in the band started to wane, so they decided to go into indefinite hiatus. That is until 2012, when they got together for a jam and realized that they still had the fire in them. They released ‘Blue Meets Black’ in 2013 and marked the mighty return of Fat.

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Tiny Migrants
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 12th of April, 2015.

Hailing from the wild and ragged Ric’s scene in Brisbane’s late noughties, Tiny Migrants formed as a bit of a supergroup to release some creative steam from all of their respective bands. Between the 5 of them, you get members from Velociraptor, Running Gun Sound, Keep On Dancin’s & Teen Sensations. Although, their surf-garage sound is not too far from the sound of those bands, their rambunctious live show definitely stays within the spirits of the aforementioned bands.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15 May 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 80: Tiny Migrants; Per Purpose

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Tiny Migrants
Recorded by Mark Ryan and SLAM Sound.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane. June 21st 2014.

Tiny Migrants are a self-proclaimed group of ‘space garage pirates’ who come from the planet ‘Magicdreams’, or at least that’s what they said in one surprisingly candid interview with FBi Radio. Don’t let the act fool you, they’re not a prog-rock band; they just don’t take it very seriously. Making music that is. What they do create can be filed-under psych influenced garage-pop or to take a leaf out of their book I’ll say, “They’re the sound of The Kinks getting a Chinese burn while plunging into the depths of a dunk machine.” All of the members are active in other groups in Brisbane such as Woodboot , and a few make up the ranks of Brisbane’s favourite garage rock band that can’t fit in a Maxi Taxi – Velociraptor.

Tiny Migrants on Bandcamp

Photo by Heidi Cutlack. blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Photo by Heidi Cutlack. blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Per Purpose
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane. April 25th 2014.

Per Purpose have come a long way since supporting Beaches back in June, 2013, we brought you that performance in episode 39 of Live Delay. Since then the group have released a cassingle, a debut LP and a follow-up single on a new Sydney label called Béchamel Records. They’re a band that work very quickly. Their cycle of ‘write, perform, record, discard and repeat’ moves at near break-neck speeds. You won’t be hearing any songs from that debut LP from October 2013 that’s for sure. Singer Glen Scheanu proclaims that the new set is the new album, the vision of which is already clear in his mind. Matt Ford has taken over drum duties for the band after the departure of Bedroom Suck Records main-man Joe Alexander.

Listen to Per Purpose’s most recent release ‘Bathing Suit Sand’ on the Béchamel Records Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 18 July 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.