February 1st, 2009
Episode 3 of 16 episodes
STEVE SMYTH Â Scarlet Roses This 21 year old hails from the rugged heartland of the New South Wales south coast. His parents were roving ministers in the 80s and 90s, giving him a childhood deep in Sunday gospel sessions. He started teaching himself guitar at the age of eight, the first song he learnt was Cats in the Cradle. In late 2004 he formed a collective of accomplished South Coast musicians who called themselves, The Midnight Express, and began gigging. This eventually led him into the studio where he laid down his debut EP, 4 Tracks. Lifted from it, this is the single SCARLET ROSES. CHEVALIERS Â Mary Sydney based 5 piece whose band members are all around 16-17 years old and still in high school. They draw their influences from diverse eras like 50s surf rock through to 90s shoegaze. They are hoping to have an EP out later in 2009 and have started getting regular gigs around Sydney. For the moment, weÂve got a demo version of MARY for you to enjoy. FAUX PAS Â Chasing Waterfalls Melbourne based artist aka Tim Shiel, who crafts everything in his modest home studio and is completely self-financed and self-released. After releasing his debut album Entropy Begins at Home in 2006 Â a former FBi Album of the Week Â he has been working on his next album. HeÂs set himself the deadline of his birthday, june 28 2009, but in the meantime as a thank you to those patiently awaiting the follow-up, he has uploaded a teaser that you can download at his website, iamfauxpas.com. Look out for the full-length album later in 2009. Philadelphia Grand Jury Â Ready to Roll A nifty little trio from Sydney, who donÂt mind it if you call them The Philly Jays and also want you to know that they have beards! They formed at the start of 2008 and will be spending the first half of 2009 on the road steadily touring with the likes of Belles Will Ring, Washintgon and Hungry Kids of Hungary as well as playing Big Day Out and Laneway Festivals. TheyÂve recently supported The Grates, Dr Dog, Rocket Science, bLuejuice and Sparkadia. TheyÂre about to release their double A-side 7Â² in March 2009 on their own record label, Å’Normal People Making Hits. On one side is Going To The Casino (Tomorrow Night), and on the other is READY TO ROLL, which weÂve got for you in this episode of the BEFORECAST. WOLF & CUB Â Seven Sevens (DEPT remix) Adelaide four piece WOLF & CUB return with the second single off their forthcoming second album due for release in February 2009. The album was recorded with Bumblebeez main man Chris Colonna in his hometown of Braidwood in the ACT. Here weÂve got one of the b-sides off the digital release of the single, itÂs a remix from Sydney duo Dept. You might have caught their Sparkadia remix on Episode 22 of the BEFORECAST. If not, Dept is the marriage of Purple Sneakers head honcho PhDJ and self proclaimed musical supernerd Black Anthony. TheyÂve also pumped out remixes for Walter Meego, Yacht, Pop Levi and Bluejuice.