Sonic Masala Fest

Ep 386 – Bad Sext and Grieg

Bad Sext: Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 17 July 2020 Bad Sext started off when Brisbane songwriters Ella Austin and Meg Macdonald got together to write funny songs with a feminist edge. They soon put a full band together, now comprised of Mitchel Howard on guitar, Emma Walnut on bass and Sam Hodgkinson on drums. Their debut EP, “Muff …

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Ep 385 – Moody Beaches

Moody Beaches: Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 28 February 2020 Moody Beaches are a Melbourne three-piece formed in 2017. With Anna Lienhop on vocals and guitar, Jessie Dennis on vocals and bass and Julia Watt on drums, the band released their debut EP “Weird Friends” in 2018 on Poison City Records. Recorded by Sam Louis Mixed by Declan Coleman …

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Ep 380 – The Gutter Birds and CNT EVN

The Gutter Birds: Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 27 July 2019 Combining pristine three-part harmonies with a soggy binful of hilarious smut, The Gutter Birds deliver witty and often filthy songs to delighted and surprised audiences. They are a Brisbane group featuring singers Alice England, Bonnie Mullins and Liz Witt, accompanied by Joshua “Sheldon” Adams on keys. Recorded by …

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Ep 378 – Local Authority and Coalfalls

Local Authority: Live at Sonic Masala Fest, The Triffid, Newstead, 14 August 2021 Local Authority began as the solo project of Jacque McGill. In 2017 bassist Erica Sunnex and drummer Lachlan Andrews joined and they began playing gigs around Brisbane. In 2019 the band released their debut album, “Negative Space”, and in 2021 they were joined by new member Kailan …

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Ep 377 – Mitch, Please and HEADLICE

Mitch, Please: Live at Sonic Masala Fest, The Triffid, Newstead, 14 August 2021 Mitch, Please were formed in Brisbane in 2018 when bass player Nick Bragg decided who among his acquaintances he wanted to be in a band with. He asked them all individually, telling each of them that the others had already said yes. Fortunately, they all did say …

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Ep 366 – Pious Faults and Gooby Jim & The Goobs

Pious Faults: Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 8 August 2019 Pious Faults are a somewhat mysterious Brisbane act that emerged from the city’s underground scene sometime in late 2016. That same year they released a self-titled demo on Tenth Court, followed by the album “Old Thread” in 2018 and a limited-edition 7″ titled “Speck” that they put out on …

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