Episode 90: Dud Pills; Scrabbled

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Dud Pills
Recorded by Patrick Lockwood.
Mixed by Patrick Lockwood.
Recorded at The Metro, Adelaide. 24 November 2013.

Did you know that some of the fellas from Bitch Prefect were all in a short-lived band called Dud Pills? Pat Telfer, Liam Kenny and their mate Pete who allegedly punched a guy so hard that a tooth got embedded in his fist. Dud Pills share a lot of similarities with the lo-fi pop of the aforementioned Bitch Prefect as well as some psych tendencies that Pat lashes out these days in his own band, ‘Old Mate’. They only ever had two releases a CD-R on Dirty Burger Records and a cassette titled ‘Sexy As Hell’ that released on Stacey Wilson’s (Terrible Truths, Rites Wild) old label ‘Faux Friends’. In November 2013, 3 years after that cassette, they reunited for a show at The Metro in Adelaide where they premiered one whole new song.

– Listen/buy to Old Mate’s ‘It Is What It Is’ on the SDZ records Bandcamp.

– Listen/pre-order to Liam Kenny’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Avalanche’ from ‘A Kenny For Your Thoughts, out in November on It Records on soundcloud.


Recorded by Steve Palmer.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar, Brisbane. 12 September 2014.

Clag vocalist Bek Moore formed Scrabbled with Extrafoxx main-guy Conwae Burrell and the group rapidly ballooned in membership not long after formation. Conwae has since moved on from the group but Dag front-man Dusty has taken on the male response vocals and rhythm guitar duties. These days there are anywhere between 6 to 9 members on stage at once playing guitars, double basses, self-made instruments, violins, synths etc. The group is a veritable who’s who of the Brisbane underground music scene (better known as The Real Bad Music Scene) and has included: Jason Bright (Dragster), Mark Spinks (Gravel Samwidge), Emily Wade, Max Fowler-Roy, Tim Green, Michael Bouwman, Sandra Selig (Primitive Motion), Marissa Allen (Bremen Town Musician), Glen Schenau (Per Purpose), Heidi Cutlack (Bent), Chris Nylstoch, Adam Sussman (X-Wave), Matt Earle (xNoBBQx), Nicola Morton (Club Sound Witches) and Skye McNicol (Wardenburger). The collective produce a pastiche of strange sounds tugging at the limits of sensible music, which goes hand in hand with their anti-establishment agenda and detest for Queensland’s conservative LNP majority. Scrabbled are one of the most visibly political indie-rock bands in Australia right now.

– Listen/buy to Scrabbled’s ‘Welcome To Pig City’ over at the Virtual Cool Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 3 October 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

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