Music. Weather. They're linked. FBI's BEFORECAST is your brand new aussie music podcast. It's packed with exclusive releases, live recordings & remixes from the artists we predict will be huge. Think of it as musical divination you can rely on.
FBi'S BEFORECAST - EPISODE 18This month, all artists have dropped in demos at FBi‚s open day. You can too, more info at fbiradio.com.MERI G ‚ Sex SongSydney based 16 year old, self-proclaimed maths nerd currently in year 11. She‚s come first place in music & extension music at school 3 yrs in a row and done everything from fronting rock bands, being in orchestras (playing flute or triangle), in choirs, touring rural Australia and orchestrating for a theatre play. But if her music career falls through her possible plan b is owning a theme park, philosopher and being a food critic (for the free food). This song is from her debut demo recording. Made while she was on work experience in Year 10.PAPA VS PRETTY ‚ Citz #1Sydney based band that is the brainchild of main songwriter Tom Rawles who wrote and recorded everything on this release. They play live as a 4 piece and with an average age of 17 years old they‚ve already impressed enough to play with Malcolm Middleton, 78 Saab and more. This song is off their debut release.AND THEN TO BED - Harriet HoudiniSydney solo artist Phoebe Conti spent her high school years in numerous bands and attending all-ages DIY shows. She also records in a very DIY way using a singstar microphone through her computer. Inspired by Kimya Dawson from NYC, she started writing her own songs about heartbreak and misery, although she‚s got a pretty cheery delivery. To highlight how quickly her career is coming together she‚s already supported Kimya Dawson on her recent show in Sydney as well as supporting Holly Throsby.SEEKAE - At The Risk of SucceedingFormerly known as Commander Keen, this Sydney trio use synthesizers, drum machines, glockenspiels, guitars, software, melodicas and spoons to create lush soundscapes and electronic pop songs. They are currently recording an album named DAN DAN DAN, which will be released later in 2008. This track is from a demo dropped in during an FBi open Day.WESTERNSYNTHETICS feat MC WERD2JAH - Electronic CosmeticsWESTERNSYNTHETICS is solo artist Rhyece O‚Neill who blends Dub, Techno, & Phsychedelic sounds. He has supported Dubstep heavyweights DJ Distance, Scuba & Caspa. This is off his debut release, Engine No 999, 12‚ and features Miami MC WERD2JAH. Out August 08 on Sub Continental Dub records, one of Australias first dubstep labels to release Australian artists.
FBi'S BEFORECAST - EPISODE 17THE AVIATORS ‚ Your BluesFour piece from Darwin who got together mid 2007 after originally meeting at school. With an average age of 16-17 years, they‚ve already released and sold out their self-titled album locally in February 2008. They are currently working on their second album, but we thought we‚d bring you something from their debut album.CANYONS ‚ More ChampagneSydney based producer/DJ duo who combine live instruments and vocals with drum machines, samples and analogue effects. The pair are currently working on their debut album and this number is from their 12‚, The Lovemore EP.TRAPS ‚ DriverGetting a fair amount of airplay on FBi is this track from Sydney four-piece, Traps. They meet by chance one day when they all washed up at the same place of employment and somewhere along the line the band was formed. Their first single is set for release August 2008, but we‚ve got an early taste for you with this demo, Driver.THE CRYSTAL SUN - Not All Those That Wander Are Lost (DSICO remix)The Crystal Sun are a mysterious bunch. Little is known about them other than the fact that they are based in London and were discovered by their record label 12 Apostles back in 2005. Approached to release their record, when the label hadn‚t heard from the band they though they had disappeared or broken up. Cut to early this year when the master for their debut album, Landscapes arrives in the post along with a brief note. The album is out now and this ditty is remixed by Sydney born, now London based producer DSICO.URTHBOY - Come Around (Lovestoned Remix) // FBI EXCLUSIVEAn FBi exclusive from Sydney Hip Hop artist, Urthboy. The original song is from Urthboy's 2004 debut album Distant Sense of Random Menace. This remix, created by Urthboy and fellow Sydney producer Elgusto (from Hermitude), features guest vocals from Jane Tyrrell (from Urthboy‚s band mate from The Herd). This remix has the Lovestoned tag as it borrows a riff from the song of the same name by Justin Timberlake.
FBi'S BEFORECAST - EPISODE 16CURSE OF COMPANY ‚ all the minesBrand new Sydney band or indie supergroup if you will. A special gathering of like-minded musicians dreamed up by Dave Rennick (Dappled Cities) and also featuring Sarah Kelly (Redsun Band), Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle), Burke Reid (Gerling) and Tim Rogers (better known as solo artist Jack Ladder). This is the lead track, to be followed by the debut album ‚Leo Magnets Joins A Gang‚, which will be released later this year.HOULETTE ‚ the escapeMelbourne based singer-songwriter who sings in both French and English. She is currently working on an acoustic EP to be released mid-2008 which will be followed by a tour to the UK in September with guitarist, Liam Linley. This is her first single and it‚s out on 7‚ vinyl through EXO records.AMY MEREDITH ‚ this warThe Sydney five piece formed in 2006. They locked themselves in a rehearsal studio and didn‚t play any shows till 2007 but since then they have supported Hard Fi and Silversun Pickups. This track is off their debut EP, recorded with Peter Mayes from PNAU and John Hardy.DEEP SEA ARCADE ‚ crouch endThe two Nick‚s in the band met in Primary school over a game of handball. They started to make music in high school and eventually banded together with drummer and two guitarists. After building up home made recordings for the last five years. This is their first recorded outing as a band and they are currently working on their debut album in Sydney.ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI ‚ beef in a boxThe Six-piece outfit originally from Melbourne have recently undergone a few changes. Most notably was the relocation of songwriter/vocalist Cameron Bird to Brooklyn, New York. The largely Puerto Rican neighborhood had an impact on their third album, ‚Places Like This‚, channeling calypso rhythms, tropical flavours and upping the percussion quota. Their current tour only release is the ‚Like it or Not‚ EP featuring a remix by Spanish artist El Guincho and this cover of Beef in a Box by 80‚s prog rock outfit I.Q.
FBI'S BEFORECAST - EPISODE 15 ART RUSH ‚ first This Sydney solo artist started making bedroom recordings sometime in 2005 using an assortment of sounds from his Weconic CK-60 keyboard, an $80 eBay purchase he made when he was 12. This track is from Fifty Malls, his first in a series of concept albums about fifty shopping centres in Sydney. CHAMBERS ‚ catch me Formerly known as Man Ray, this Sydney four piece formed in early 2007 through a seriers of chance meetings and old friendships. They have since shared stages and vino with Damn Arms, Cut Off Your Hands, Mercy Arms and Ghostwood. This here first taste was the result of time spent in the studio lushing out with Tim Powles, producer to many and drummer for The Church. BIG CATS ‚ the bug Starting out with a $17 microphone and a lot of spare time, singer Rob would sit in his bedroom recording demos. Fast forward to now and the Brisbane-based three piece have gone onto play alongside the Paper Scissors, Bertie Blackman, British India, Yves Klein Blue, The Dirty Secrets and more. This is a demo recording from the band. 123 AMAZING ‚ i say "no"Picking up their neglected instruments in late 2007 to form a band, these four sassy kids haven't stopped since. In their short time together they have already gotten amongst it with Van She, teenagersintokyo, Spider Vomit and Lost Valentinos. This track is from their demo cd, which they've just put together.MILKE ‚ your loveMilke is a band project between electro/ breaks producer Friendly (Andrew Kornweibel) and singer Ra Khahn. Friendly, cut his teeth on the UK breaks scene when he moved to London from Australia in 2002 and in 2004 was awarded Best Newcomer at the International Breakspoll Awards. On the other hand Aussie Ra Khahn‚s musical education was through classical and jazz schools. What do you get when you mix these two together? This track, a cover of the wild 80s Chicago House classic by Frankie Knuckles.
FBI'S BEFORECAST - EPISODE 14PARADES ‚ shut up and be youngFrom Sydney‚s northwest this five piece write and record independently, veven using assorted household items as musical instruments. This track is off their demo cd given into FBi.FIREKITES ‚ same suburb different parkNewcastle based collective who have hidden away for the last two years recording their debut album. They emerged only once to play with indie-folk hero Bill Callahan (Smog). Their debut album is now finished. It's titled, The Bowery, inspired by Newcastle‚s first art-deco coffee-house of the same name. The album will be available from April 2008. TENNIS ‚ a wind, a startSydney group TENNIS got their start simultaneous arousing interest from Sydney‚s indie and adult entertainment scenes by playing their first show in a strip club. Since then they've gone onto support bands like Matt & Kim (US), The Ruby Suns (NZ), Soft Tigers and The Holidays. This tune is from their demo.FBi EXCLUSIVE! - KAHN BROTHERS ‚ from this day (ballad of o and anja) Consisting of the Kahn Brothers, Edo and Nadav Kahn, formally the core of Sydney four piece Gelbison. They‚ve just returned home from a national tour across the United States with Ben Lee as well as some shows in Israel, Europe and India. Their debut labum, Love Melts Fear is due for release in April 2008This track was a wedding song written for their cousins wedding in Poland. It‚s unrealased and won‚t appear on the album.POMOMOFO ‚ islands (HEY NOW remix)Sydney trio POMOMOFO released their first EP in November 2006. Their second EP is set to drop in April 2008. This track gets reworked by Sydney four piece HEY NOW. You might have heard their debut remix of The Paper Scissors ‚We Don‚t Walk‚ on an earlier BeforeCast. Look out for their debut original EP in the coming months.