Ep 128: Frown; Bearhug


Recorded William Clark & Alex O’Donovan
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Crowbar, 27th of March, 2015.

Over the past year, local doom metal band, Frown have been wreaking havoc over humankind across the Australian East Coast. Using the Pagan calendar to record their latest release, The Greatest Gift to Give, the band offers a chilling crossover of doom crust, black, metal, and DIY thunder with an intense provision of energy. According to reports by audience members, they have felt an impending sense of doom leading into the band’s live performances.

Frown has paid homage to the underworld with their own brand of dark arts at Doomsday Fest, When Terror Unites and Shedstock, sharing the stage with the likes of Innsmouth, Impetuous Ritual, Nihilistic Front, and Japan’s Church of Misery.


Recorded by Hugh Fasher and Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney on the 18th of September, 2014.

Known for their hazy, slacker indie-rock vibes, Sydney band, Bearhug has a knack for infusing a sometimes carefree, sometimes agitated but always nostalgic sound into their music. Driven by walls of guitar hooks, noodling melodies, and bare-bones drums that careen under laidback vocals, the band captures that “hair-in-the-face” adolescence spirit that aligns them to 90s stalwarts Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Screamfeeder.

For the past couple of months, Bearhug has been travelling down the Australian East Coast with local band, Babaganouj for the launch of their latest single, Can’t Stop. Perfect for a chill-out day, knocking back a couple of beers with the crew, this is Bearhug, recorded last year by the FBI Radio’s Live Feed crew at the Newtown Social Club.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 10 July 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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