Ep 368 – Bum Spa and Fat

Bum Spa:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 7 November 2019

Bum Spa pack a sprawling, almost chaotic live band into short, tightly-crafted songs, led by songwriter Jason Pickering. They have been on the scene around 10 years, and are closely associated with independent label Dog Bay Records. They have released several singles and split 7″s, along with two self-titled EPs in 2018.

Recorded by James Walker & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Joe McCoramck
Special thanks to live engineer James Walker


Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 23 November 2019

Fat has been a mainstay of the Brisbane punk community for over thirty years. Originally formed as a three-piece in Melbourne in 1989, the band moved to Brisbane a few months into their existence.

Signed to Emily Records throughout the 90s, Fat released the album “My Parents Like Me Now” in 1993, followed by a series of EPs and played shows on countless lineups, including a slot at the 1995 Big Day Out.

After Emily Records folded, the band lost momentum and went on indefinite hiatus throughout the 2000s, reforming only to play the occasional gig for fun. In 2012, friend of the band Laszlo Kananghinis heard them jamming and offered to record a new album for them in his home studio. The result was their second-ever album, “Blue Meets Black”, and Kananghinis ended up playing in the band full-time.

Fat have since resumed their status as a regular presence in Brisbane punk with the release of the EP “Off The Cuff” in 2014 and albums “HMAS Australia” in 2018 and “Greasy Times” in 2020. Original member Glenn Brady still fronts the band as singer/guitarist, along with Kananghinis on guitar, Joe Seymour on bass and Rudi Weber on drums.

Recorded by Taine Josephson
Mixed by Harry Mackenzie
Special thanks to live engineer Jesse Williams

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29 August, 2021

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