Ep 292 – Tape/Off and Elder

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Tape/Off – Scott Mercer
Elder – Mimm Steele

Tape/Off:

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest – Greenslopes Bowls Club, Greenslopes, 17 August 2019

Previously featured on Live Delay in 2013 and 2014, Tape/Off have been a reliable presence in Brisbane’s music community going on a decade. Anchored by the founding partnership of singer/guitarist Nathan Pickels and drummer Branko Cosic, Tape/Off released their first EP, “Unreel Unravel”, in 2010, followed shortly by “…And Sometimes Gladness” in 2011.

By the time their debut album, “Chipper”, came out in 2014 the band had locked down the lineup of Pickels, Cosic, bassist Cameron Smith and second guitarist Ben Green. Production of album #2 began immediately after the release of “Chipper”, though it would be four years before the result, “Broadcast Park”, saw the light of day in 2018. Since then, the band have gigged and toured regularly, and in October 2019 released a new single, “Work Xmas Party”.

Elder:

Recorded by James Walker & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tynan Illand
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, West End, 18 April 2019

A relatively new but much beloved presence around Brisbane, Elder are fronted by singer/guitarist Matt Burton and backed by Henry Reese on bass and Talia Bond on drums. After playing their first gig together in February 2018, the following month footage of Burton playing a solo cover of the Violent Soho song “Like Soda” at the Milton Markets went viral, raising the profile of the band.

Since then they’ve played regularly around Brisbane, releasing debut EP “Cyril” in December 2018 on Valley Heat Records. Elder were previously featured on Live Delay a year ago in episode 259, but this set features an almost-entirely different collection of songs, a testament the band’s restless, creative spirit.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 27 October, 2019

Show host: Scott Mercer

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

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