Ep 280 – Asha Jefferies and June Low

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Asha Jefferies – Jerry Kam
June Low – Pasi Ihalainen

Asha Jefferies:

Recorded by Scott Mercer.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 19th March 2019.

Asha is an artist who has been around for a while, commanding audiences with her honest and brutal lyrics combined with a striking vocal presence.

First releasing a single in 2016 called ‘Honey, Save Me From My Falsehoods’, Asha garnered national attention and was still under age as she played some of the biggest stages in the country.  Asha has been refining her sound over the years growing as an artist and in 2017 released the single ‘Coburg’ just before 2018s massive hit ‘Chaos’. Assembling a band, playing consistently and releasing singles to a wide fanbase cumulated in the release of her debut EP ‘Hold Yourself Together’ which was released in February 2019.

When Asha performs, she can cradle you in the palm of her hand as she weaves these intimate stories that are relatable but also make you feel like your gaining a true insight into her feelings.

Recorded live at the The Triffid on the 9th of March 2019.

 

June Low:

Recorded by Nell Forster.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 10th May 2018.

June Low are a four piece band from Brisbane who perform a style of indie rock with deep earthy undertone.  The group is formed from the songwriter Emma White on vocals and she assembled some amazing players to create this band; Brian Mann on lead guitar, Jane Elliot on bass and Sean Clift on percussion. They released their debut album in 2015 called ‘Exhale’, and have followed it up with ‘Heart Gallop’ in 2017 and recently with ‘The Letter’, which was released in March of 2019.  

They have a sound that feels nostalgic, as if you’ve always known them even when they release new tracks, they nestle in a place deep in your heart. They self described themselves as best listened to with a glass of red and hey, drink responsibly but maybe it wouldn’t go astray.

Recorded live at The Bearded Lady on the 10th of May 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 279 – Tesla Cøils

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Photos: Jay Vincent

Tesla Cøils:

Recorded by Nell Forster.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 16th February  2019.

Tesla Cøils started out in 2013 and have steadily built a following for their unique blend of music. 2016 saw a major rise for the band as they released their first self-produced EP, ‘Emergence of the Cosmic Monolith’. A really awesome concept and a true nod to DIY roots, they self directed videos for all 5 tracks of the record which created an amazing audio visual companion piece to the record.

Combined with the electronic mastermind Jed A. Wølters, who’s brain must look and think like a synthesizer, and the brutal and animal like drumming of Chris Dennis, they have a sound that is hard to replicate.

They create a sonic soundscape that brings forth a dark imagery of dreariness, but also highlights the beauty in such sharp changes and the depth of feelings. It’s analogue, its real and it’s really something to witness and experience.

This set from Telsa Cøils was recorded live at The Bearded Lady on the 16th of February 2019 as they launched their dynamic and damn fun track ‘Dinosynth’.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 278 – Requin and McKisko

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Photos: Will Johnstone

Requin:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

Requin are a three piece band from Brisbane that are playing an incredibly intricate math rock blend. Their harmonies will lull you perhaps into a false sense of security, but often bring you to a wholesome feeling of beauty amongst brutal time changes which always keep you guessing.

They are comprised of Fionn Richards, Keeley Young and James Eyre Walker on a variety of instruments from keys, saxophone, bass pedals, guitars and drums.  They released two singles, ‘Return to Sender’ in 2017 and ‘Blood, Sweat and Bees’ in 2018, all leading up towards an EP released in October of 2018 called ‘The Noisy Miners Swoop Him’. It was a 5 track beautiful recording which highlighted the complexities of their music and their direction which truly sounds unique.

On stage they consistently blow people away and you can physically see the buzz around them grow as the crowds get bigger, as do the venues. One thing that no one can deny is that seeing Requin on stage is seeing three friends who truly love playing music together; their joy is palpable and one that spills out into the audience.

Recorded Live at the Our Sound Festival on the 6th of April 2019.

McKisko:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

McKisko, is an artist that really is hard to compare to. Her music is just that combination of sounds and energy that makes you existentially wander into a deep place of thought and end up with pure peace with the world because music exists.

She has released three albums in her time, starting with ‘Glorio’ in 2009. She then won the Grant McLennan fellowship and moved to Berlin, which eventually formed the basis for her cult favourite album ‘Eximo’ in 2013. In 2019, we were lucky enough to receive another album called ‘Southerly’ released in February. ‘Southerly’ is an amazing body of work which showcases her incredible talent with an album that has such depth and you can feel the space and patience of the record. It was recorded in Point Lonsdale, a beautiful sea side town, and you can hear how the album ebbs and flows going in and out with the tide.

This night we got to hear a few tracks from ‘Southerly’ and she was accompanied by a guitarist and a violin which was truly incredible. It felt like a collective moment for the audience that we were lucky enough to be a part of, and now so can you.

Recorded live at Our Sound Festival at the Foundry.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 277 – Turnpike and To The North

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Photos: Will Johnstone

Turnpike:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

Turnpike are one of those bands that are that really-cool-wise-person’s favourite band and when you listen to them you understand why. They are force of nature and are unrelenting in their pursuit of putting out incredible music. That being said, they can wait a while for new releases they have released three records in the 17 years of existence. However, they have cultivated a remarkably loyal fan base who hang on every new bit of material and show that they perform.

Their music is brutal, heavy but so beautifully intricate as well and truly taps into a primal energy. They released ‘no title’ in 2002, followed up by ‘Humans Find Patterns’ and then 2016’s ‘Where There Is Nothing’.

Turnpike are comprised of Chris Bryant, Tim Evans and Adam King and are nothing short of a powerhouse. The live show is intense and on this night, there was truly a feeling of getting to see a collective favourite on stage.

Performing Live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April, 2019.

To The North:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

To The North are four friends from Brisbane who play their own brand of indie punk which has brought together a scene of diehard fans. They formed from players from several bands all coming together from their mutual love of music and particular bands. Errol Hoffman, Cameron Gillard, Simon Reynolds and Josh Strange are big fans of the DIY movement and their passion of playing music has fueled their other favourite passion of travelling as they have toured consistently since their start.

They have released several splits, EP’s and albums over the years the latest being the ‘Indiscretion’ EP, which was released in 2010. They play an energetic style and when live on stage they aren’t afraid to turn it up loud and get one with the audience. It’s just pure fun music, to dance about and sing along to and you feed off the happy energy of seeing a band that is doing what they love on stage.

They even hinted at some upcoming new music.

Recorded live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April 2019.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 276 – RAZAR

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Photos: Marc Austin-Zande

RAZAR:

Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 14th October 2018.

RAZAR started out in 1976 out of Mt Gravatt a suburb just outside of Brisbane. Teens at the time, two brothers Greg Wackley and Robert Wackley, making up the rhythm section on drums and bass respectively, joined up with Marty Burke on vocals and Steven Mee on guitar.

A garage band, they played their first gig at the Atcherley Hotel and then played regularly the few venues that were around at the time. As punks at punk gigs, the band regularly saw the over-reaction and violence from police which ended up seeing them create the iconic track ‘Task Force’.

As one of the most iconic members of this scene at the time, they reformed for White Chairs Volume Two to a significant fan base remembering their youth and a whole new generation of fans who never thought they’d get the chance to see such a band.

Recorded Live at The Triffid on the 14th of October 2018 at Return to White Chairs Volume Two, this is RAZAR.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28th April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 275 – Return to White Chairs Vol. 2

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Photos: Marc Austin-Zande

Return to White Chairs Vol. 2:

Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Greg Jard.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 14th October 2018.

For this week’s episode of Live Delay, we are in for a real treat as we get to deliver a smorgasbord of music from a really special event. In Episode 275 we are privileged to showcase artists that played at the Return to White Chairs Volume Two. Return to White Chairs is a reunion event that celebrates the music and history between 1977 and 1987. A time in Brisbane where the counter culture of Punk was such an intense and bonded community fighting against the corrupt Bjeike Petersen regime.

Conservatism gripped the Brisbane city and tried so hard to squeeze the life out of any opposition or form of cultural expression during this period. The bond between the musicians in the punk scene was so strong as they fought so hard to keep a scene alive and in doing so created some of the worlds most influential bands.

Return to White Chairs as it’s website celebrates this time, the music, and the many people that loved and played in the scene.

Playing at The Triffid on the 14th of October 2018 was a range of different bands. From bands around at the time like The Horny Toads, Scrap Metal, Public Execution, The 5 Hanks, Vacant Rooms, The Cultured Few, and The Chrysalids, to bands that are somewhat more recent but featured players from the era like Dr Bombay, The Dangerous Folk, and The Bollocks.

The night was headlined by two incredible bands, Ipswich legends Toy Watches and the one of the first punk bands ever RAZAR.

This episode is giving you a little taste of the bands that played on that night, and for others, a trip down memory lane.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 274 – CNT EVN and Dumb Things

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Dumb Things – Daniel Sergiacomi
CNT EVN – Bec Harbour

CNT EVN

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 1st March 2019.

CNT EVN are a relatively new band but their fresh sound and busy playing schedule has seen them become a formidable band about town, pulling crowds and fans along for the ride. CNT EVN released a debut EP called ‘Demo’ in September 2018 and with four tracks to it, it’s a damn enjoyable listen. They take their intensity to the stage and are comprised of Gemma Wyer on the Drums, Rita Braby hitting the Bass, Anthony Gray on the Guitar and fronted by Rae Hatch on Vocal and Keys.

CNT EVN really bring something different to the table and it’s super exciting to hear. It has classic punk sounding structures with energetic fast paced riffs, big thumping bass, crashing drums and howling vocals but there is also the added synth factor which makes CNT EVN carve their own path and sound. They are snagging numerous support slots, building from strength to strength and are even Facebook official as of February of 2019.

Enough of the talk and more of the walk, recorded live at the Black Bear Lodge on the 1st of March 2019.

Dumb Things

Recorded by Scott Mercer.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 28th February 2019.

Dumb Things have been around for a couple of years and they produce some of the finest laid back indie rock that suits a balcony in Brisbane with the sun setting, cold drink in hand just before the aeroguard gets whipped out.

They have so far released one album called Dumb Things and it truly is an extremely enjoyable listen. It has those jangly guitar parts that immediately give you that sense of ease and they do such an effective job of writing a melody that buries into your subconscious that you end up singing their songs all week.

The group is comprised of Adam Vincent, James Southey, Madeleine Keinonen, Andrew Robinson and Patrick Hill.

This particular recording was at their LP launch after their record received a vinyl release via Bobo Integral.

Recorded live at The Foundry on the 28th of February 2019.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 273 – P-Unique and Sugar Fed Leopards

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Photos: Isabella Stavreski

P-UniQue

Recorded by Hannah Reaney 
Mixed by Hannah Reaney
Recorded at PBS FM Studio 5, Melbourne, 8th March 2019

First off we have a set from P-UniQue. Since starting out in 2017, P-UniQue has consistently demonstrated her ability to spit incredible flows over damn enticing beats. Her tracks can feature deep and heavy beats which compel you to nod your head, while also having songs that are certified dance floor fillers. She has an impressive lyrical style which is only reinforced by the naturalness of her talents as an MC. P-Unique spits with fire and commands the stage with an enigmatic energy.

If there is one thing for sure it is that P-Unique will definitely live up to her name. With her style and energy her music proves that she will be one to remember and you should not miss out on this artist. But, don’t believe me check it out for yourself, recorded live on the 8th of March 2019 as a part of PBS’ International Women’s Day programming.

Sugar Fed Leopards

Recorded by Hannah Reaney
Mixed by Hannah Reaney
Recorded at PBS FM Studio 5, Melbourne, 8th March 2019

How does one even try to explain Sugar Fed Leopards. They are perhaps indefinable, but hey, for the sake of the episode let’s try.

Sugar Fed Leopards are a funk and disco sounding band musically with a vocal style of a doo-wop 60s group. The group are a six piece whirlwind of sound with a disco beat, pulsating bass, pop guitar riff and beautifully entrancing harmonies. They are comprised of Sugar Breath, Lemona Squeeze, Coco Caramelle,  Davide Dolce, Kitty Katerini and Gum Ball Gray. They released their first album in 2015 titled ‘Sweet Spots’ and followed it up with 2017’s ‘Take You Out Tonight’. Rumour has it, they may even be working on new material for this year.

There is something that is close to dangerous lurking beneath their sound, but it is that equal parts danger and fun that makes Sugar Fed Leopards so addictive.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24th March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 272 – Electric Zebra and Pool Shop

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Electric Zebra – Matt Walter
Pool Shop – Jasmin Osman

Electric Zebra

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 19th July 2018

Electric Zebra are a band that formed in the Gold Coast out of  a couple of high school friends and a drummer they found on GumTree. After forming in 2014, the four-piece of Keelan, Daniel, Adam and Kesh have played consistently around Brisbane and Australia harnessing their energetic riffs and heavy drum stylings.

They have released two EPs 2016’s ‘Ambition’ and followed up with 2018’s ‘You’re Sinking’. They play with a high intensity with guitars turned up to the max, a pulsating rhythm section and a compelling vocal style. They are guaranteed to get your head moving and can build up into an almighty head bang within a few chords.

Turn the stereo up and get stuck into this set, recorded live at The Black Bear Lodge on the 19th of July 2018.

Pool Shop

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at BIGSOUND – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 5th September 2018

Sweater Curse have been on a bit of a crazy ride over the last 2 years and have put in the hard yards to be seen as one of the most promising acts in the country. They burst onto the scene in 2017 with a track called Fell Asleep which showcased their particular sound of indie rock, but while it was often imitated, this sounded fresh and goddamn exciting.

They are comprised of Chris on guitar and vocal duties, Monica on bass and vocals and Rei on the drums. They have backed up their buzz with an intense live act that has been refined after years of playing as much as they could. They were featured on major stages, bills and festivals around the country and have built an impressive following. They play a brand of indie rock that is engaging and gets you grooving but also makes you focus on the lyrics that you end up hanging on. The way the vocals intertwine and tell a story accompanied by really tight drumming and instrumentation you can see how they have consistently delivered on stage.

Their first EP came out on the 1st of March of this year 2019, and we can only expect good things from these local legends. They hit the 4ZZZ Carpark on the 30th of March 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 17th March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 271 – Marville and Sweater Curse

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Marville – Christian Kramer
Sweater Curse – Joanna Letic

Marville

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4ZZZ Car Park, Brisbane, 30th March 2018

Marville are a brilliant two piece playing unrelenting rock and roll. They formed in 2009 and are formed of the powerful riffs and vocals of Ashley Kerley and complimented by the wild thrashings of Doug Palmer. They have released two records ‘Vayan con Dios’ in 2013 and followed up in 2018 with ‘Terra Alpha’.

Their music is damn to the point, no fuss and no goddamn muss. It’s direct and hits its mark every time. The riffs compel you to move and with big splashing cymbals it produces a sound that really delivers. Ash can reel you in as she spits out the lyrics with venom before unleashing with a roar to kick a track into overdrive. They are a dynamic live act that hits the stage with intensity and loves to take the audience along for a ride. But don’t make my word for it listen for yourselves.

For Episode 271 recorded live at the 4ZZZ Carpark on the 30th of March 2018.

Sweater Curse

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4ZZZ Car Park, Brisbane, 30th March 2018

Sweater Curse have been on a bit of a crazy ride over the last 2 years and have put in the hard yards to be seen as one of the most promising acts in the country. They burst onto the scene in 2017 with a track called Fell Asleep which showcased their particular sound of indie rock, but while it was often imitated, this sounded fresh and goddamn exciting.

They are comprised of Chris on guitar and vocal duties, Monica on bass and vocals and Rei on the drums. They have backed up their buzz with an intense live act that has been refined after years of playing as much as they could. They were featured on major stages, bills and festivals around the country and have built an impressive following. They play a brand of indie rock that is engaging and gets you grooving but also makes you focus on the lyrics that you end up hanging on. The way the vocals intertwine and tell a story accompanied by really tight drumming and instrumentation you can see how they have consistently delivered on stage.

Their first EP came out on the 1st of March of this year 2019, and we can only expect good things from these local legends. They hit the 4ZZZ Carpark on the 30th of March 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 10th March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.