July 1st, 2009
Episode 8 of 16 episodes
FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET - Everything Was Going Fine To kick us off a Sydney band that tries very hard and succeeds to defy categorisation. The Fourplay String Quartet started life in late 2006 as a classical string outfit, originally made up of friends from the Australian Youth Orchestra. They are as much a band as they are a string quartet and constantly blur the boundaries between styles and genres while maintaining their own original and true sound. They decided to record 3 separate shows at Canberraâs intimate Street Theatre, the result is the hotly anticipated album âœFourthcomingâ, its available now, you can catch them at the Basement here in Sydney at the end of July / early August, this is their tune âœEverything Was Going Fineâ. BIRD AUTOMATIC â“ About The Money That was 5 lads from Sydney called Bird Automatic, with the first single from their second EP, called âœNot Morning Peopleâ and the track we listened to is âœAbout The Moneyâ. Their plans for the rest of 2009 are to play as many shows as possible and write an album, which they plan to record over the summer of 2009/2010, that was Bird Automatic and their song, âœAbout The Moneyâ. UNKLE HO â“ Kindergarten Up nest is a Sydney producer who picked up sticks and now bases himself in Jakarta, Indonesia, he is called Unkle Ho and he is a founding member of the hip hop act The Herd. He is predominantly a producer of electronic beats, those who have enjoyed the sounds of Unkle Hoâs previous albums like âœRoads To Romaâ and ÂâœCircus Maximusâ will not need much convincing to check this one out. Unkle Hoâs brand new EP is called âœSubterraneaâ its out now and from it, this is âœKindergartenâ. WINTER PEOPLE â“ My Town That was a very new band from Sydney called Winter People, there are 6 of them all together and they describe their sound as post rock folk. Born from the tradition of distorted pedals and amplifiers, their debut EP âœDog Yearsâ has been receiving positive reviews from their fans around the Sydney scene. The EP is downloadable entirely for free, the track that you just heard and more at winterpeople.com.au . In 2009 Winter People are going to be recording a follow up to this their debut EP and will be coming to a venue near you, an act to keep an eye out for on the live scene and in terms of recorded music. Sydneyâs Winter People and My Town. RECTIFIERS â“ Blackbird (Faux Pas Remix) Last cab off the beforecast rank is a track called Blackbird by Melbourne band the Rectifiers, its been reinterpreted and remixed by a Melbourne artist that we like very much here on FBi, he is called Faux Pas. Tim Shiel is the brain behind Faux Pas, he delivers another sprawling technicolour soundscape from his modest home studio in Melbourne. Fans of Faux Pas can download his Waterfalls EP for free from his website iamfauxpas.com . Intended to be a thankyou from to those who are patiently waiting for the follow up to his excellent 2006 album âœEntropy Begins At Homeâ. From the Rectifiers album âœPlaytime for John Mountainâ this is the Faux Pas remix of âœBlackbirdâ.