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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Flower Drums (Culture Vultures #2)

In an exclusive sneak peak from their second episode, Bella and Paul spoke to the wonderful Aden and Leigh from Flower Drums and discussed their upcoming album and their relocation to Melbourne.

From their bio on Triple J Unearthed:

Recently removed from Perth, Flower Drums have found ground in Melbourne this year for their re-emergence after taking some time to travel and reinvigorate their sound. Read more …

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PODCASTS: “CP FACTS 2017” – A Series by The Cerebral Palsy Support Network

The Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN) is a not-for-profit organisation providing information and support services to people living with Cerebral Palsy and their families. They help empower individuals to lead more independent lives and provide support in a variety of ways to their families.

Together with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, CPSN presented CP FACTS – a half-day event designed to provide credible information related to cerebral palsy through a number of presentations, seminars, exhibitions and stands on the 18th of March 2017. Read more …

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INTERVIEWS: RadMon on the Red Carpet – 2016 AACTA Awards

On Wednesday Radio Monash were thrilled to to attend the 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney. Covering the event live from the Red Carpet, our presenters were face to face with some of the most iconic and celebrated personalities of the Australian Film and TV Industry. Radio Monash is the first community owned and student-run media organisation to be invited to the event in the history of awards, which is an achievement we are both incredibly humbled and excited by. You can watch a specially made highlight video, as well as all 19 of our full length interviews, below. Read more …

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Radio Monash Presents: KARAOKE NIGHT

Come sing the night away with us at Charltons Entertainment Complex
2/2 Coverlid Place, Melbourne, 3000
Short walk from Melbourne Central and behind 170 Russell

Friday 29th April

 

Get those vocal chords and best rock star impersonations ready for the first big Radio Monash event of 2016 ….

That’s right, we are having a KARAOKE NIGHT!

If you would like to come to this event, all you have to do is message the Radio Monash Facebook page and send us your full name so we can add you to our guestlist. Names have to be given to us by 6.00pm on Thursday 28th April.

You definitely don’t want to miss what is going to be an absolutely hilarious fun night with your mates at Radio Monash!

 

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Monash Academy Orchestra

One of Australia’s leading orchestral conductors and one of Melbourne’s favourite piano soloists join the vibrant talent of the Monash Academy Orchestra (MAO) for their rendition of, Variations.

The concert is the MAO’s first under the dynamic leadership of new conductor Fabian Russell, and will feature special guest piano virtuoso Stefan Cassomenos.

The concert consists of three masterworks from the orchestral repertoire; all of which are cast as sets of variations on a famous melody, or a now-famous musical enigma.

Click on the button below to listen to the podcast of Variations!

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TUNE IN NOW!- Click on the Listen Live link above, alternatively head to http://www.radiomonash.fm/listen.

A new partnership between the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) and Radio Monash will enable the Monash Academy Orchestra’s (MAO) upcoming concert Variations to be broadcast around the world.

The collaboration with Radio Monash, the University’s student-run radio station, the public to hear Variations live via the internet.

The audio link will be available from the Radio Monash website (www.radiomonash.fm). The starting times for Monash campuses and affiliates are as follows:

Melbourne – 2.30pm, Sunday 25 March
South Africa – 5.30am, Sunday 25 March
India – 9am, Sunday 25 March
Malaysia – 11.30am, Sunday 25 March
Italy – 5.30am, Sunday 25 March
London – 4.30am, Sunday 25 March

VARIATIONS

♫ BRAHMS ♪
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn Op. 56a

♫ RACHMANINOFF ♪
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

♫ ELGA ♪
Enigma Variations

Monash Academy Orchestra
Fabian Russell – Conductor
Stefan Cassomenos – Piano

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Show Applications Close Sunday Midnight!

You don’t want to miss out!

SHOW APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 11.59PM ON SUNDAY MARCH 4TH, 2012. All applicants will be informed on the result of their application by email by Tuesday March 6th.

MANDATORY STUDIO TRAINING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY MARCH 9TH AND SATURDAY MARCH 10TH AT MIDDAY, 2PM AND 4PM. Regardless of your radio experience, we require that all hosts and co-hosts attend a training session in our studios before you begin broadcasting. This is to ensure that you are comfortable and competent in using our equipment. As our system has undergone some changes over the summer break, this is also a requirement for past Radio Monash hosts. Please note that without attending a training session, we will be unable to grant you access to the broadcast studio.

SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MONDAY MARCH 12TH, i.e. Week 3 of Semester 1 at Monash. Hosts who are scheduled to broadcast on the evening of Thursday March 15th are free to choose whether to broadcast their show or attend the Radio Monash Season Launch Party at the Northcote Social Club.

THE SEASON WILL CONCLUDE ON JUNE 22ND, i.e. the last week of the Semester 1 exam period. While broadcasting through the exam period raises obvious difficulties, we thoroughly encourage you to continue broadcasting your show, recognising it as both a responsibility and an enjoyable regular activity to help keep you sane during the exam period. Hosts with impressive attendance records will also be highly favoured during the show application process for Semester 2.

If you have any further questions or issues, please email programming@radiomonash.net. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can. Otherwise, click the ‘Continue’ button to start your application! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of creative talent will be joining us at Radio Monash in 2012.

Bren Carruthers
Director Of Programming
Radio Monash

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Show Applications Close Sunday Midnight!

You don’t want to miss out!

SHOW APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 11.59PM ON SUNDAY MARCH 4TH, 2012. All applicants will be informed on the result of their application by email by Tuesday March 6th.

MANDATORY STUDIO TRAINING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY MARCH 9TH AND SATURDAY MARCH 10TH AT MIDDAY, 2PM AND 4PM. Regardless of your radio experience, we require that all hosts and co-hosts attend a training session in our studios before you begin broadcasting. This is to ensure that you are comfortable and competent in using our equipment. As our system has undergone some changes over the summer break, this is also a requirement for past Radio Monash hosts. Please note that without attending a training session, we will be unable to grant you access to the broadcast studio.

SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MONDAY MARCH 12TH, i.e. Week 3 of Semester 1 at Monash. Hosts who are scheduled to broadcast on the evening of Thursday March 15th are free to choose whether to broadcast their show or attend the Radio Monash Season Launch Party at the Northcote Social Club.

THE SEASON WILL CONCLUDE ON JUNE 22ND, i.e. the last week of the Semester 1 exam period. While broadcasting through the exam period raises obvious difficulties, we thoroughly encourage you to continue broadcasting your show, recognising it as both a responsibility and an enjoyable regular activity to help keep you sane during the exam period. Hosts with impressive attendance records will also be highly favoured during the show application process for Semester 2.

If you have any further questions or issues, please email programming@radiomonash.net. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can. Otherwise, click the ‘Continue’ button to start your application! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of creative talent will be joining us at Radio Monash in 2012.

Bren Carruthers
Director Of Programming
Radio Monash

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Animaux, The Good China and Young Maverick at The Northcote Social Club 15/03

With an illustrious history behind the station that extends all the way back to 1965, entirely student-operated community radio station Radio Monash has developed a fearsome reputation for inspiring and cultivating a passion for the music industry among the generation’s brightest young minds. Join Melbourne’s most dedicated team of new-generation party animals and connoisseurs of fresh new music as the crew behind Radio Monash kick off their 2012 in inimitable style, with a bevy of the city’s finest up-and-coming bands including Animaux, The Good China, Young Maverick and Hot English.

If jazz and pop had a lovechild, got divorced, remarried funk and soul, and then all raised said lovechild together, Animaux would be the end result. Having worked with Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, The Living End, Eskimo Joe) on their debut EP, receiving praise from institutions including Triple J and Mess and Noise, the group have been powering through the thriving live music scene of Melbourne with a residency at the Evelyn Hotel and standout gigs alongside the likes of Oh Mercy, the Vaudeville Smash, and Stonefield, there’s no doubt Animaux are hungry to deliver their fresh sounds to Australian audiences.

After spending months holed up in a Northcote recording studio, The Good China have emerged with a stellar debut EP Old Maps, New Roads – an intoxicating combination of influences from Architecture in Helsinki, Los Campesinos! and Broken Social Scene, the magic touch of respected producer Steven Schram, and their unhealthy obsession with mid-90s video gaming. You might have caught their sounds on the airwaves of Triple J, Triple R and SYN FM’s airwaves, or caught them at some of Melbourne’s finest, filthiest venues delivering their trademarked brand of fresh indie pop.

Formed in early 2009, Young Maverick’s take on holiday-pop is undeniably compelling. Kicking off 2011 with plans to record their debut album, the group roped in the talents of Matt Voigt (Cat Power, Oh Mercy), to record and mix over five days at Sing Sing South and Abercorn Studios. A fun, summery blend of bouncy beats, duelling twangy guitars and funky bass lines, they’re the perfect accompaniment to a cool drink on a warm, summery day.

Four mates out of the eastern ‘burbs of Melbourne, Hot English have only been together for a short period of time, but the success they’ve achieved in such a short time is a testament to their talents, making ripples within the Melbourne scene with their first few releases. Raw indie pop that’s far too easy to dance to – the gang are doing some very exciting things.

Tickets can be purchased online here, or from the Corner Box Office on 03 9486 1677.

$10 for Radio Monash members*
$12 + $3 bf for non-members
$15 on door if still available

*Member tickets available from the studio or our O-Week stall. Doors open at 7:30PM. The Facebook page for the event is available here. Catch you there!

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Dananananaykroyd – There Is A Way

(June 10th, Dew Process)

On a fateful night down in Sydney’s Annandale Hotel, Dananananaykroyd drummer-slash-vocalist, John Bailie Jnr, tried to crowd-surf and brutally snapped his arm in three places. After emergency surgery, he realised that he’d not be able to play the drums as hard as their 2009 debut Hey Everyone! required him to.

When it seemed like a situation only a lot of hard liquor could fix, JBJ dropped the drums and took up vocals full time. This was the start of something a lot better; their second album, There Is A Way.

For what Danananaykroyd lost in noise from having two drum-kits, they lost none of their energy and punk aggression. Rather, they gained restraint and even more melody. There Is A Way finds them working with Ross Robinson, whose influence (The man produced Relationship of Command for crying out loud) has polished the hardcore-like intensity to a point of possible cross-over material.

‘Reboot’ opens the album, calling forth the more recent efforts of …Trail Of Dead and setting a standard of boisterousness for all songs to follow, which they do. ‘All Us Authors’ and ‘Glee Cells Trade’ find John Bailie Jnr. and the other lead singer Calum Gunn bouncing off each other vocally, reaching almost hysteria set to art-punk guitars. ‘Muscle Memory’ and ‘Think and Feel’ sound like a dancier and punker Les Savy Fav, both being catchier than Malaria in a third-world country. The latter ‘Da-na-na-na-na-na-na’ hook is likely to burrow into your head. ‘Make A Fist’ and ‘Seven Days Late’ are just incredibly epic, the latter of which is not just the best track on the album, but one of the best of this year.

On the list of worst band names ever, Dananananaykroyd would have to rate fairly high. It’s a clear given. However, don’t dismiss them because of the name, as they’ve also become one of the best punk bands around with the release of There Is A Way. The crazy Scots have taken the relentless aggression and melody from their debut and channelled it into a fiercely precise dance-punk record. It’s precise and loose, aggressive and melodic, anarchic and restrained and above all, just really fun. If there’s a fault with this album, it’s not blatantly obvious. Other rock bands, are you even trying?

 

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The Antlers – Burst Apart

(Frenchkiss Records, May 10th)

The Antlers were always going to have to do something different with this album. Hospice was not only one of the most recent masterpieces for a long time, but for a lot of people, the saddest album they’d ever heard. To follow up a concept album about dealing with cancer and death would’ve probably destroyed Peter Silbermann in a way akin to Rivers Cuomo post-Pinkerton. So they’ve taken a significantly happier angle on Burst Apart, similar to In Rainbows after Kid A.

Just because the tone is significantly happier, doesn’t mean this is not another stunning album from The Antlers. Burst Apart is an accomplished set of tracks, brimming with falsetto and light. In fact, one of the early tracks that dropped, ‘Parenthesis’ drew early comparisons to Radiohead’s ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Reckoner’. Whilst not unwarranted, to sell Burst Apart as just as an imitation of Radiohead is understating a very accomplished set of tracks from one of the most talented bands in the independent music scene.

Openers ‘I Don’t Want Love’ and ‘French Exit’ are gorgeous love songs, shimmering with synths and Silbermann’s resonant falsetto. ‘Parenthesis’ is, as mentioned previously, a Radiohead influenced single, sounding inbetween ‘Bloom’ and ‘Reckoner’. ‘No Windows’ echoes more of the luscious earlier Portishead, whilst ‘Rolled Together’ is a lush building track; perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. ‘Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out’ is the most straight pop number they’ve ever done, whilst ‘Hounds’ and ‘Putting The Dog To Sleep’ are vehicles for Silbermann’s vocals. This is in no way a bad thing, given the expressive nature of his voice.

This album is not as good as Hospice, but then it never was going to be. As a collection of songs, Burst Apart would always struggle to have the ebb and flow and heart-wrenching beauty of their previous release. However, had The Antlers tried to write Hospice 2.0, a lot of people would’ve been disappointed. As such, Burst Apart stands alone as another brilliant album from one of the most talented bands in music today.

 

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Snowman – Absence

(Dot-Dash Recordings, 22nd April)

Ever have the feeling where you’re dreaming but you’re not quite sure if this is a dream? There’s a certain unease to it, nothing within it is tangible. This feeling is like listening to the fourth and final album from Perth band Snowman, Absence, a breathy mix of post-punk, dream pop, shoegaze, post-rock and prog-rock. Where their 2008 masterpiece The Horse, The Rat and The Swan was a psychobilly post-punk nightmare, Absence is a dream.

‘Snakes and Ladders’ is the slinky, sexy opening to the dream, like the siren calling you to the fall. The single ‘Hyena’, bears a mystical tribal sense of it, chants of ‘Hyeeeeeeeena! Hyena!’ bringing intensity behind the repetition when surrounded by the synths and guitars. ‘White Wall’ is a romantic waltz through the created dreamland, driven again by the strong drum patterns and Joe McKee’s stunning falsetto.

‘Séance’ brings with it more unease and the ghostly chanting ‘Where is my baby/Where is he hiding/Down in the valley of the deep blue sea’ bringing sinister feelings to dreamer, hinting at the lurking darkness underneath the surface. Then the feelings are washed away in a sea of noise and synths only to return on ‘Δ’, a post-rock track, warping and creating a building, looped atmosphere of sounds that crescendos then wastes away to nothing. The use of vocals as merely another instrument is particularly noticeable here, breathy intonations add more noise to the intricately layered sounds.

The final act then begins. In ‘Memory Lost’ and ‘A Vanishing Act’ serve to build the noise, looping the intonations, the synths, the percussion and the guitars looping to crescendo the album to its final track, ‘Absence’ where it begins like the lullaby you’d hoped for and ends out drowning the album in a blaze of percussion, synths, strings and noise. It finishes with 1:13 of silence. You can rest now. It’s over.

Absence is a fitting title for an album delivered by a departed band. It truly is a shame for that these songs will not be played live. Snowman’s departure leaves an absence not filled easily, for they had truly proven what they were capable of. At least they left us with the Australian album of the year.