On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
The Bear Hunt
The 4-piece are made up of Linda Dark on drums, Kate Markham on bass, Lloyd Martin on lead guitar and Bec Wilson on guitar and vocals.
The band recorded their first album “To Be Honest” released in October 2015, which saw the single “Ready or Not” debut on 4ZZZ’s Hot 100 at #7. The Bear Hunt toured the album down the east coast of Australia delivering diverse and ambitious live sets, grabbing the punters’ attention by force.
These young and cool flag carriers for Indie Rock, have already had a massive 2016, sharing stages with Built to Spill (US), Screamfeeder, Pretty City, Budd, Claws & Organs, The Ninjas, Destrends and Ekko Park (NZ) as well as appearing at this years annual Teneriffe Festival and Brisbane's Horror Fest.
The band have recently entered the studio once more with Bryce Moorhead (Violent Soho, HITS, Texas Tea, WALKEN) and commenced recording their next EP, due for release early 2017. The band have moulded their sound reaching into new heavier depths with their lead single, “Who Made You God?”.
Keep an eye out for this gut-punchingly, impressive band and do yourself a favour by catching them live!