Ep 284 – Best of 2019 Part 1

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For this episode we are doing something a little different. As it has officially ticked over past the halfway mark of 2019 we thought we would have a retrospective and look back at some our favourite live tracks that we have featured this year.

Featuring highlights from Luca Brasi, Bad Bangers, Dumb Things, P-Unique, Requin, McKisko, turnpike, Harmony, Asha Jefferies, Start Together, June Low and CNT EVN.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7 July, 2019

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Ep 277 – Turnpike and To The North

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Photos: Will Johnstone

Turnpike:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

Turnpike are one of those bands that are that really-cool-wise-person’s favourite band and when you listen to them you understand why. They are force of nature and are unrelenting in their pursuit of putting out incredible music. That being said, they can wait a while for new releases they have released three records in the 17 years of existence. However, they have cultivated a remarkably loyal fan base who hang on every new bit of material and show that they perform.

Their music is brutal, heavy but so beautifully intricate as well and truly taps into a primal energy. They released ‘no title’ in 2002, followed up by ‘Humans Find Patterns’ and then 2016’s ‘Where There Is Nothing’.

Turnpike are comprised of Chris Bryant, Tim Evans and Adam King and are nothing short of a powerhouse. The live show is intense and on this night, there was truly a feeling of getting to see a collective favourite on stage.

Performing Live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April, 2019.

To The North:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

To The North are four friends from Brisbane who play their own brand of indie punk which has brought together a scene of diehard fans. They formed from players from several bands all coming together from their mutual love of music and particular bands. Errol Hoffman, Cameron Gillard, Simon Reynolds and Josh Strange are big fans of the DIY movement and their passion of playing music has fueled their other favourite passion of travelling as they have toured consistently since their start.

They have released several splits, EP’s and albums over the years the latest being the ‘Indiscretion’ EP, which was released in 2010. They play an energetic style and when live on stage they aren’t afraid to turn it up loud and get one with the audience. It’s just pure fun music, to dance about and sing along to and you feed off the happy energy of seeing a band that is doing what they love on stage.

They even hinted at some upcoming new music.

Recorded live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April 2019.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 85: Turnpike; Scul Hazzards

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Turnpike
Recorded by SLAM Sound.
Mixed by Cam Smith.
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane. June 21st 2014.

Turnpike have been around for a good long while, releasing a few CDs and 7”s here and there. They’re better known as a live band, having played probably close to a hundred or so shows in Brisbane, the kind of band you see name-dropped in interviews rather than writ in large type. Tim Brennan of TYM’s guitars says of the band, “Turnpike are, and will always be one the best bands you’ve probably never heard of and probably one of the best bands to ever come out of Brisbane … They are impossible to be a fan of as you can’t buy any of their music and they rarely play live, you can’t even get a T shirt.” That said, not long after this performance they finally finished making their latest record.

Listen to some of Turnpike’s early releases on bandamp.
Turnpike on Facebook.

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Scul Hazzards
Recorded by SLAM Sound.
Mixed by Cam Smith.
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane. June 21st 2014.

Scul Hazzards originated from Brisbane in the mid-2000s and after quickly churning out a couple of full-length LPs decided to relocate to London in 2008. They returned to Australia a couple of years later, this time settling in Melbourne. After touring the country upon their return they’ve been relatively quiet up until just recently. This year saw the band returning to the stage more often with shows in Melbourne, Sydney and of course Brisbane. It still remains to be seen if they’ll follow-up their 2009 and record ‘Landlord’, but never lose hope.

Listen to/purchase a copy of Scul Hazzard’s 2009 album ‘Landlord’ over on their Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29 August 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.