Ep 342 – The Cutaways

Photo:
The Cutaways – Alex Nisiriou

The Cutaways:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 19 July 2019

Brisbane band The Cutaways were formed in 2016 and are made up of singer/guitarist Emmy Hour, guitarist Ben Fishlock, bassist Marcus Wilson and drummer Peter Bosworth. Their eponymous debut EP was released in 2016 and full-length album “Wax Woman” came out in 2019. It was at the album launch for “Wax Woman” that this set you’re about to hear was recorded.

Includes an interview with Emmy Hour from the band originally recorded for the Zed Digital show HERstory, hosted by Dani Nash.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15 November, 2020

Ep 341 – EGOISM and The Buoys

Photos:
EGOISM – Mr C Media
The Buoys – April Josie

EGOISM:

Live at The Triffid, Newstead, 21 December 2019

EGOISM are a band from Sydney’s inner west centered around the songwriting partnership of childhood friends Scout Eastment and Olive Rush. They first began releasing shoegaze-tinged tracks in 2015 and the following year put out their debut EP, “It’s Wearing Off”. In 2018 the band re-emerged with a new, poppier sound with single “Sorry”. Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength with a slew of catchy singles, the latest being “Here’s The Thing”, released in September 2020.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Hugh Middleton

The Buoys:

Live at The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 8 November 2019

The Buoys started as a three-piece in Sydney in 2016. Singer/guitarist Zoe Catterall has been the only constant member since the beginning, with the current lineup consisting of Hilary Geddes on guitar, Courtney Cunningham on bass and Tess Wilkin on drums. The Buoys have released two EPs: “Soft Boy” in 2017 and “All This Talking Gets Us Nowhere” in 2020.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Neo McBunker

Both sets in this episode were mixed by audio production students from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 8 November, 2020

Ep 340 – Israeli Chicks

Israeli Chicks:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 1 November 2019

Contrary to their name, Israeli Chicks are actually a group of men from Byron Bay. With Sam Love on vocals and bass, Zar Harper on guitar and Louie O’Riordan on drums, the trio started off as housemates before forming a band and playing their first gig in 2016. The EP “I Love You Mum” came quickly the following year, followed by the “Ham & Egg Double” single in 2018 and “Natural Decline” EP in 2019.

Recorded by Sam Kelly
Mixed by Hugh Middleton
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Extra songs:
BLUSSH – “Sad Girls” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Scott Mercer
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 312

Life Strike – “Dear Life” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 311

Bad Bangers – “Loyalty” live at The Bearded Lady, 22 December 2018
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Hugh Tyler
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 310

Mum’s Tennis Friends – “Olive” live at The Bearded Lady, 19 January 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster & Sam Kelly
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 314

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 1 November, 2020

Ep 339 – Ancient Channels and Pale

Photo:
Ancient Channels – Scott Mercer

Ancient Channels:

Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 23 July 2020

In 2019 Kelly Hanlon from Terra Pines and DEAFCULT joined with Chris Preindl from Leavings, Apparitions and Vestiges to start a new musical project called Ancient Channels. With Hanlon on vocals, guitars and keyboards and Preindl handling drums and percussion, they recorded an album called “Moments In Ruin”. While trickling out a string of singles ahead of the album’s release, they recruited an all-star team to bring the multi-layered songs to life onstage, featuring talent from bands including A Country Practice, Start Together, The New Middle Class and Julia R. Anderson’s band. In addition to Hanlon and Preindl, the full seven-piece lineup of Ancient Channels features Elise Clark on vocals, Gerard Lawrence on guitar, Joel and Kelly Saunders on keys and Imogen Kowalcyzk on bass.

This set you’re about to hear is notable for two reasons. First, it was the debut live performance of Ancient Channels, and second, it was the first gig to be recorded by Live Delay since the easing of restrictions on live music venues that came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Special safety precautions were in place at this gig, such as isolated, jazz club-style seating, reduced venue capacity and stringent cleaning measures before and after the show.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by James Potts
Special thanks to live engineer Steve Palmer

Pale:

Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 9 August 2019

In 1992 Tim Hills and Ben Thompson from the band The Modern Poets struck out on their own to form a new outfit called Pale. Soon joined by drummer Dale Rankine, their debut EP, “Submerged” was released on cassette later that year. This was followed by three further EPs on CD: “Fade Buzz” in 1994, “Felicia’s Window” in 1995 and “Art Of Mind Control” in 1996. The single “Lemon Sparked”, off “Fade Buzz”, reached number 62 in the 1994 Triple J Hottest 100.

Rankine ultimately left the trio and was replaced by Leigh Nelson from the bands Freeside and Tangled Shoelaces. In the late ’90s Pale’s members began exploring more and more side projects, and they eventually split in 2001 after the release of the album “Travelling Indoors”. Since then they have reunited for special occasions in 2006, 2014 and most recently in 2019, at this gig you’re about to hear, which featured both drummers from the band’s history taking turns behind the kit.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Harry McKenzie
Special thanks to live engineer Steve Palmer

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ep 338 – Premium Fantasy

Photo:
Premium Fantasy – Zo Damage

Premium Fantasy:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Premium Fantasy are a Melbourne-based duo comprising Zü Hunting and James Payne, who both operate keyboards, drum machines and various pedals to make their music. The band’s first recordings were made in Berlin in 2012. In more recent years they have become steady fixtures on the Melbourne live scene. Their debut EP “Active/Passive” was released in 2014 and debut album, “Premium Fantasy 2”, came in 2019.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Taine Josephson
Special thanks to live engineer Lachlan Kidd

Extra songs:
Shugorei – “Pentatone” live at Oscillo Scape 15, 16 November 2019
Recorded by Marly Lüske & Jack Brock
Mixed by Marly Lüske
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 305

Relay Tapes – “Jellyfish” live at The Bearded Lady, 16 November 2019
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack Brock
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 301

Strange Seed – “Where Does It Take You” live at The Bearded Lady, 14 March 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 322

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18 October, 2020

Ep 337 – Sabrina Lawrie

Photo:
Sabrina Lawrie – Scott Mercer

Sabrina Lawrie:

Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 18 January 2019

Sabrina Lawrie has been a force in the Brisbane music community since the 1990s. Kicking off in 1996 with her first outfit Sabadah, Lawrie also played in the bands Tongue, Level Seven and Little Vegas & The Fuzz Parade before striking out under her own name. In between organising a new backing band, The Hunting Party, releasing singles and booking local venue The Beetle Bar, Lawrie kept busy in the early 2010s while slowly building up material for her debut album. Production of the album was put on hold in early 2016 when she suffered a life-threatening injury after falling from a balcony and breaking her back.

It was a hard road to recovery for Lawrie, but incredibly she managed to finish and release her long-gestating debut solo album “Hush The Mountain” only a year later, in 2017. This set you’re about to hear was captured at the launch of her first post-album single, “Nopiates”.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack B-Jones

Special thanks to live engineer Niz Yacoub

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 11 October, 2020

Ep 336 – Dyson Stringer Cloher

Photo:
Dyson Stringer Cloher – Dani Nash

Dyson Stringer Cloher:

Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 9 November 2019

Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher were each accomplished and established singer-songwriters in their own right when they first got together to tour and record an EP in 2013. Since the early 2000s they have racked up a combined fifteen solo albums between them. Circumstances and commitments kept the three apart for some time before they reunited to release a self-titled album in 2019 and toured the country, accompanied by drummer Dave Williams from Augie March. As you will hear, they were recieved in Brisbane with a rapturous reception by a deeply devoted audience.

Recorded by Sam Kelly
Mixed by Tim Allison

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4 October, 2020

Ep 335 – Laura Imbruglia, DRMNGNOW and Huntly

This week is part two of our Sounds Like Community Radio special, which was originally broadcast live-to-air during Bigsound 2019.

Laura Imbruglia:

Live at Studio 3, 4ZZZ, Fortitude Valley, 3 September 2019

Melbourne-based musician Laura Imbruglia has released four studio albums since starting her music journey in the early 2000s. In 2015 she also began producing and hosting the web variety show “Amateur Hour”, which has run for two seasons.

Previously featured in Live Delay episode 302 in full electric band mode, this in-studio performance finds Imbruglia with a more stripped-back arrangement, showcasing songs from her latest album, “Scared Of You”.

Recorded by Lachy Gleeson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

DRMNGNOW:

Live at Studio 3, 4ZZZ, Fortitude Valley, 3 September 2019

DRMNGNOW is the project of MC, producer and Yorta-Yorta man Neil Morris. Beginning with the release of “Australia Does Not Exist” in 2018, he has dropped a string of singles while simultaneously co-hosting the “Still Here” show on 3RRR community radio in Melbourne.

Recorded by Lachy Gleeson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Huntly:

Live at Studio 3, 4ZZZ, Fortitude Valley, 3 September 2019

Elspeth Scrine, Charlie Teitelbaum and Andrew McEwan met towards the end of 2011 and soon after formed Huntly. Their first two EPs were “Feel Better or Stop Trying” in 2016 and “Songs in Your Name” in 2017. In 2018 the band released their debut album, “Low Grade Buzz”.

Recorded by Lachy Gleeson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Part two of two. Click here for part one.

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 335 – Laura Imbruglia, DRMNGNOW and Huntly

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 27 September, 2020

Ep 334 – McKisko and Gordon Koang

For this episode we have a pair of sets recorded as part of 4ZZZ’s Sounds Like Community Radio live-to-air broadcast during Bigsound 2019.

Present year excluded, Bigsound is an annual music industry conference/festival taking place in venues across Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley over the course of a week. Bands, artists and associated industry types flock to the Valley to make connections, trade war stories and, depending on who you are, either find the next big thing or convince others that the next big thing is you.

Last year 4ZZZ, in conjunction with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (or, the CBAA’s AMRAP) threw open the station doors for a day of live music from a diverse range of artists and interviews with community radio music directors from around the country.

McKisko:

Live at Studio 3, 4ZZZ, Fortitude Valley, 3 September 2019

Helen Franzmann, a.k.a. McKisko, is no stranger to Live Delay, having been previously featured in episodes 235 and 278. Her unique, haunting strain of folk, augmented by layered loop pedal constructions has been captivating Brisbane audiences for over ten years. Her debut album, “Glorio”, was released in 2009, followed by “Eximo” in 2013 and “Southerly” in 2019.

Recorded by Lachy Gleeson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Gordon Koang:

Live at Studio 3, 4ZZZ, Fortitude Valley, 3 September 2019

In 2013, Gordon Koang was a successful musician with nine albums under his belt when violent political unrest forced him to leave his home in what is now South Sudan. Seeking asylum in Australia, Koang settled in Melbourne and joined the local music community, hooking up with the Music in Exile label, itself an offshoot of Bedroom Suck Records.

After five years of uncertainty, Koang was finally granted a permanent protection visa by the Australian government and in August 2020 released his first locally-recorded album, titled “Unity”.

Recorded by Lachy Gleeson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Part one of two. Click here for part two.

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 334 – McKisko and Gordon Koang

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20 September, 2020

Ep 333 – Jumbo Dragon and Greg Brady & The anchors

Jumbo Dragon:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 26 July 2019

The four members of Jumbo Dragon met while studying music at the Queensland University of Technology in 2017. The band are made up of Jamie-Lee Griffiths on vocals and guitar, Victor Findlay on guitar, Matt Ryan on bass and Regő Józsa on drums. This set you’re about to hear was recorded at a gig curated by our fellow 4ZZZ program Women of Noizzze.

Recorded by James Eyre Walker & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tyrell Shortt
Special thanks to live engineer James Eyre Walker

Greg Brady & The Anchors:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 7 November 2011

Greg Brady has been making music in Brisbane for decades, recognisable from his work in bands such as Cunningham, The Zebras, Hugbubble and Clag. When not performing solo, these days he is supported by backing band The Anchors. Brady’s most recent album, “Little Victories”, was released in April 2020.

Recorded by James Eyre Walker & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Scott Mercer
Special thanks to live engineer James Eyre Walker

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 13 September, 2020