EP 162: Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side; Mexico City

Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4zzz 40th Birthday Celebrations, The Old Museum, Brisbane, 4th December 2015.

Known for his work as half of the two headed screaming beast that is the iconic Brisbane band Six Ft Hick, Ben Corbett demonstrates his ability to produce the polar opposite in his side project. Originally teaming up with Nick Naughton from fellow Brisbane group Skippy Showband to play country covers, it wasn’t long before they began crafting their own songs inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Burt Bacharach. Ben Corbett himself describes the songs as “a rock and roll country combo. Like bacon and maple syrup, it shouldn’t work but it does”. Gentle Ben and his sensitive side seldom perform live so capturing this set is a true rarity.

Mexico City
Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 9th April 2015.

Mexico City are a band that have been kicking around the Brisbane music scene for the past decade and a half, with two albums released in the noughties. After being quiet for six years, they’re about to release their third record, titled ‘When The Day Goes Dark’. Describing themselves as Dark Garage Country Rock, you can hear vintage influences of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, instilled with modern power.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15th May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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