Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #117 — A Healthy Earth

Listening to Peaer is like watching someone swiftly solve a complicated math equation with grace. With A Healthy Earth, Peaer created a space where forward-thinking indie-rock, slowcore, and asymmetrical pop can thrive harmoniously. Just one of the new releases featured on this edition of 1/2/3/4.

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1/2/3/4 — #116 — Vale David Berman

Death is inevitable, but the passing of David Berman is so incredibly gut wrenching when you consider his immense talent, he left us far too soon. We pay tribute to him in this episode, his recent release Purple Mountains will be high on many end of year lists.

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1/2/3/4 — #115 — Vale Damian Lovelock

We pay tribute to a loveable rascal and incredibly influential artist in Damien Lovelock, who sadly has passed away at the age of 65. He inspired many as the frontperson for the Celibate Rifles and in recent years has entertained many as a football fanatic/ sports broadcaster and writer. Vale Damien. As well, excellent new music from Little Island, Phia and 1/2/3/4 favourite, the UK’s Ralegh Long.

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1/2/3/4 — #114 — The Power of Slumberland

Slumberland are an American record label celebrating thirty years of releasing essential jangly Indie Pop. I’ve collected their vinyl for many years! In 2019 they have created a Singles Subscription series featuring some of their favourite current bands – on this episode we will feature the excellent Wildhoney (pictured), who return after a two year hiatus with a gorgeous chiming sound that is reminiscent of the likes of The Sundays and The Cranberries. Plus a lot more….

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1/2/3/4 — #112 — A Chat with Ruth Hazleton

In this episode a chat with one of this country’s outstanding folklorists, Ruth Hazleton who after many years releasing music with others, embarks on her first solo project, Daisywheel. Like many artists these days, connecting directly to friends and fans alike via crowdfunding, it allows not only artistic freedom but a sense of community with those who participate. We’ll find out all about Daisywheel and hopefully you can be involved as well. We will also hear from other artists who have been successful in these ventures recently, Dana Gehrman and Danny Widdicombe and we’ll highlight a gorgeous track from Glen Hansard’s most recent release.

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1/2/3/4 — #111 — Sad About The Times

Our focus on this edition is a brilliant compilation that asks you to imagine you are alone in a hot tub on a warm summer night back in the ’70s. Then a song you never heard before comes on the radio. You feel like it reaches into some place that has already been prepared in your mind. Then you never hear it again. Compiled by Mikey Young (Total Control / Eddy Suppression Ring) and Keith Abrahamsson (Founder / Head of A&R at Anthology Recordings), Sad About the Times is a set of North American 70s jammers. With a hint of (at times) West Coast jangle, these tracks traverse the border between the power pop of the times and a late-night coke jam.

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1/2/3/4 — #110 — Cool Sounds Aplenty!

Plenty of cool sounds on this edition including the latest from Cool Sounds, a 7 piece ensemble from Melbourne with their new single, a shimmering dose of guitar pop , ahead of a European tour and a new album comes year’s end. Plenty of other treats too, including Haybaby back after a four year hiatus.

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1/2/3/4 — #109 — The Haunting Harmonies of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle are a trio from Boston that create hauntingly beautiful folk music with soul. They’ve also just released what will be one of my favourite releases of 2019. Fire Starter is a rich tapestry of sound with incredible harmonies and intricate instrumentation. Expect plenty of musical treats – with stunning new music from Saint Sister, She Keeps Bees, Little Wise and we have a quick chat with a young musician from the Adelaide Hills who has just released her debut EP, Oh Deliah.

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1/2/3/4 — #107 — The tremulous folk of Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney’s “Soil in the Sky” is a collective memory. Stitched together from personal and universal ecstasy, loss both intimate and ancient, Maloney’s fourth full-length release is a collage of tremulous folk, existential ballads, and assertive rock. She’s an excellent storyteller and it’s album I recommend. Plus plenty of new tunes, from funk to psych to R&B.

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1/2/3/4 — #106 — Post Post-Punk

Over the last few years there has been an explosion of new bands paying homage to the killer sounds that emerged in the late ’70s early ’80s dubbed Post-Punk. With throbbing bass lines, scritchy/scratchy guitars and shouty vocals it was a genre that covered a lot of ground and with loads of energy. On this edition of 1/2/3/4 we pay attention to some of the acts who are making everything old very new and exciting again – albeit with their own twist.

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