About the show

Every fortnight, two progressive music lovers talk about all things related to progressive music with a unique Australian twist.

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Episodes

  • Episode 80: AstroWorld

    November 29th, 2021  |  39 mins 28 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy sit down to discuss AstroWorld. Lots has been said, written and discussed but there's much that hasn't been said. Topics include smurfs, the history of moshing and lessons learned from the rock/metal community.
    (Sound quality is a bit ropey on this one as well, it was recorded live in the same room)

  • The Nine Eight Interview - The Return of Dale Prinsee

    November 22nd, 2021  |  37 mins 4 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dale Prinsee from Caligula's Horse returns to The Nine Eight Podcast to chat with Dave about Uncaged Festival, AI in music, Caligula's Horse and a whole lot more.

  • Episode 79: Marillion, Porcupine Tree and SEIMS

    November 15th, 2021  |  46 mins 41 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss new music from Marillion, Porcupine Tree and SEIMS. There's also an update right at the end of the podcast so stick around for that.
    (We apologize for the quality of the sound on this podcast - Hoggy was recording on the road using a backup device and the quality isn't great)

  • Episode 78: Dream Theater's A View From The Top of the World

    October 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 51 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy discuss an interview with John Myung, delays in record production, new music from Tears for Fears, a new Rick Wakeman club...and then go track by track on the hotly anticipated brand new Dream Theater record: A View From The Top of the World

  • The Nine Eight Interview: John Myung

    October 16th, 2021  |  33 mins 21 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave sits down with founding member of Dream Theater and bass playing extraordinaire, John Myung

  • Episode 77: How Has the Scene Changed?

    October 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 13 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave muse over how the scene has changed in the last few years, and discuss (among other things) the new Dream Theater single, Invisible Monster.

  • Episode 76: Track by Track: Leprous - Aphelion

    September 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy dive into our first impressions of the new Dream Theater album, our nickname for the new Marillion album title, a new Neal Morse project and then go track by track on the new Leprous record, Aphelion.
    NOTE: This was recorded live, together in Dave's new apartment a week after he left quarantine and moved in. That's why it sounds like we recorded in a cave. Normal service will resume on the next show

  • Episode 75: Dream Theater's The Alien

    August 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, we discuss new albums from Marillion, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Ross Jennings, SEIMS and the Daniel Wiggins Group. Side diversions into discussions about the effects of Brexit on band breakups, lockdowns, and the presence of the Bill Bruford back catalogue on streaming services.
    Then we delve into our main topic - the leadoff single from Dream Theater's forthcoming record: The Alien.

  • The Nine Eight Interview - with Ro and Jake from I Built The Sky!

    August 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave sits down with Ro of I Built The Sky and Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini, Helix Nebula) to discuss their new collaboration, Coalesce, available to pre-order from Bandcamp. This chat covers writing during lockdown, the creative process and the inevitable discussion of guitar gear when three guitarists get together for a chat

  • Episode 74: The Rise of InsideOut Music

    July 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave have big Dream Theater news. Then we talk about new music from Yes, Coldplay, Steve Hacket, Ro, a tour by Polaris and UK festivals. Then we get into our main topic: the rise of InsideOut Music as the label for prog music. And we try valiantly to not get derailed by ongoing political sagas that threaten to set back the Australian music scene for years.

  • Episode 73: black midi's Cavalcade: Very Carefully Orchestrated Chaos

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, we discuss the prevalence of earplugs at gigs, then discuss new music from Leprous, The Omnific, Till Lindemann and a new release from the Daniel Wiggins Group. Then we jump into a track by track breakdown of the new record by black midi, Cavalcade. One of us loves this record, one of us hated it. Find out which one and why!

  • Mark Hosking from Karnivool

    July 2nd, 2021  |  56 mins 48 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave interviews Mark Hosking from the legendary, seminal Western Australian progressive metal band, Karnivool.

  • Interview with Arash Navid

    June 16th, 2021  |  30 mins 31 secs
    arts, australia, culture, iran, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy interviews the founder of the Progressive Rock Community, Iranian musician Arash Navid. His latest single, Oblivious, is out now. This interview covers his musical background, the challenges of being a rock musician in Iran, the writing and recording process for the new song and much more!

  • Episode 72: Frost - Day and Age Plus a Whole Lot More!

    June 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 19 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss a new project from Vincent Cavanagh, new music by Teramaze, Acolyte, The Omnific, Frost* and Kayak. We also discuss livestreams by Caligula's Horse and Karnivool. We also try not to get too sidetracked by talking about the ramifications surrounding David Ellerfson and various Sydney music scene situations.

  • Episode 71: Liquid Tension Experiment with Addendums to the Addendums

    May 17th, 2021  |  54 mins 11 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave are reunited in person to record a show! We cover various crowdfunding efforts by Birds Robe Collective and Art as Catharsis and the lead off single from Kayak. Then we dive into a review of the latest Liquid Tension Experiment. In typical Nine Eight fashion, we wander off the path into discussions about AI in music, guitar tone and drumming.

  • The Nine Eight Interview - Mood Yassin from Turbulence

    April 12th, 2021  |  48 mins 15 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave interviews Mood Yassin, co-founder and keyboard player for Lebanese prog metal band Turbulence. Their brand new album Frontal is out now!