In November 2013, Queer Radio was chosen by an independent panel of judges to win the CAN Awards 2013 Media Award. The Community Action Network Awards were first introduced in 1997 to recognize achievement that is positive and makes a difference in the inner city areas of Brisbane. Coordinated by the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, the award citation reads "For excellence in journalism/social media which promotes the social inclusion and equality for all".
Since forming in 2011, Brisbane based melodic punk act, Fire Away have been a steady fixture in the Queensland punk scene. 2013 saw the release of the debut five track EP that showcased their energy and unique writing style, and gained the band enough attention to see them support major acts such as Unwritten Law, Guttermouth and The Decline.
After a number of line up changes and time spent carefully crafting their new songs, the new look Fire Away are set to release the ‘Not Drowning’ EP in March 2017. The EP showcases a modern melodic skate punk band, at the top of their game. https://fireawayaus.bandcamp.com/