Amrap’s AirIt is community radio’s Australian music catalogue and distribution service.
Any Australian community radio program maker and station library coordinator can apply for a free
They login to order customized CDs containing the music they want to broadcast at no cost to them
or instantly download the music.
Anyone else can browse the catalogue to see artist information, links to buy music and official
artist videos — but only authorised radio users can login to access and order the music.
The Straight Arrows started out with Owen Penglis yelling about getting dumped and kicked out of bands into a four track cassette machine in his bedroom, soon to be joined by Alex Grigg, Angela Bermuda, and Adam Williams, all friends with coloured musical pasts. Slowly the four honed their reverb-laden, catchy, fuzzed out punk garage into something barely listenable and less antisocial. Unable to actually get any shows, Straight Arrows started putting on their own at the notorious (and now abandoned) gay bar The Newtown Hotel, culminating in the release of their first 7 inch record ‘Something Happens/Can’t Count’ on their newly formed label Juvenile Records.
Now: Graduating into the realm of MEDIUM FIDELITY, the group moved into Tim Done’s home/studio/archaic equipment museum, HANGING TREE, for a few days and recorded direct into his STRICTLY 1950s equipment, resulting in a release where almost all of the instruments can be heard. Mixing with the awesomeness that is Brent Griffin/SPOD, the record took on a fuzzed, melodic, and reverberated budget psychedelic bent.