Episode 83: The Scrapes; Brainbeau


The Scrapes
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. July 13th 2014.

The Scrapes are a duo consisting of Adam Cadell on violin and Ryan Potter on guitar/sitar. They’ve been playing together as The Scrapes for the past 5 years now and have released two albums to their name. Independent of the band, Adam recently spent some time in West Africa playing and recording music, a bit of which found it’s way onto his 2013 solo album Til It All Melts Away. The influence of other cultures’ music has seeped into The Scrapes ever so subtly. A Gonjey (an African one stringed fiddle) being the most consciously worldly addition to their arsenal of instruments. Your guess is as good as mine as to what we’ll be hearing on their third record, due for release later this year.

During July the duo had a Sunday residency at Brisbane venue The Bearded Lady.

The Scrapes on the web.
Listen to The Scrapes on Bandcamp

August 22nd – Brisbane Fringe Festival @ The Bearded Lady – w/ Primitive Motion
August 23rd – Love and Other Ecologies @ Judith Wright Centre
August 30th – Psych Night @ West End Warehouse


Recorded by SLAM Sound.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Greenslopes Bowls Club
June 21st 2014.

Brainbeau is Katie Martin and Chelsea Charlton, a couple of people who have been active in a whole host of Brisbane groups for years. Katie has been involved with Stag, Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaney and Shooga and Chelsea has performed solo under a plethora of guises. We featured Chelsea’s Dust Storm Jogger moniker in Episode 82 of Live Delay and he also currently plays in No Magic. In November 2013 they released their very first 7”, which shows accurately how the band fits somewhere between pop and glitch. Inf act they incorporate a range of styles into their own brand of dancey new-new-new-wave sound. As an accompaniment to their 7” they also released a collection of more ambient tracks. There are an infinite number of sides to Brainbeau, kind alike a sphere.

Brainbeau on Facebook.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15 August 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

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