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

Ep 332 – Grand Salvo

Photo:
Grand Salvo – Martin Philbey

Grand Salvo:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 17 August 2019

Grand Salvo is the project of Melbourne’s Paddy Mann, now seven albums and over twenty years into his musical journey. Since his debut “(1642 – 1727)”, Mann has steadily built an impressive and uncompromising body of work as a songwriter and performer. The set we’re going to play for you was recorded when he supported Augie March at The Old Museum in August 2019.

Includes an interview with Paddy Mann.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 30 August, 2020

Ep 331 – Clever and Star Slushy

Photo:
Star Slushy – Scott Mercer

Clever:

Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 8 August 2019

Previously featured in episode 150 of Live Delay, Clever are made up of Mitch Perkins on vocals, Fred Gooch on guitar, Harry Byrne on bass and Callum Galletly on drums. Their first record, “Kewdi Udi”, was released in 2016 on Homeless Records. Their second, “Hangin Egg”, came out in 2019 on Tropical Cancer Rort.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Neo McBunker
Special thanks to live engineer Ed Gresack

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

Star Slushy:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 17 May 2019

Star Slushy have been playing around Brisbane for about five years now, and consist of Jonus Darr, Xanthe Peters, Summer Hiskens and Tim Joseph. Their debut “Spikes / Spires”, a mixture of studio and live recordings, was released in February 2020 on Eternal Soundcheck Records.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23 August, 2020

Ep 330 – Robert Forster Part 2

330.jpg

Photo:
Robert Forster – Scott Mercer

Robert Forster:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 20 July 2019

Robert Forster will be instantly recognisable to generations of music fans as co-founder of legendary Brisbane band The Go-Betweens. Throughout the late ’70s through the 1980s, Forster and his songwriting partner Grant McLennan released a string of beloved albums, including the post-punk classic “Before Hollywood” and the perfect pop masterpiece “16 Lovers Lane”. Though they went through several lineup changes, violinist Amanda Brown, bassist Robert Vickers and drummer Lindy Morrison are most closely associated with this period of the band.

Following the dissolution of The Go-Betweens in 1989, Forster embarked on a steady run of solo albums, beginning with “Danger In The Past” in 1990. His solo career was put on hold when he and McLennan reformed The Go-Betweens with a new lineup at the turn of the century, now including Adele Pickvance on bass and Glenn Thompson on drums. This incarnation released three studio albums together, capped off by “Oceans Apart” in 2005, which won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Grant McLennan passed away in 2006 and in 2009 the band’s legacy was honoured by the city of Brisbane when the Hale Street Bridge was renamed The Go Between Bridge following a popular vote. Since McLennan’s passing, Forster has released a further three solo albums and had two books published. The first book, “The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll”, was a collection of his music writings while the second, “Grant & I” was an autobiography.

At the hometown launch of Forster’s latest album, “Inferno”, Live Delay was there to capture the night.

Part two of two. Click here for part one.

For an extended interview with Robert Forster, click here.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 330 – Robert Forster Part 2

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9 August, 2020

Ep 329 – Robert Forster Part 1

329.jpg

Photo:
Robert Forster – Scott Mercer

Robert Forster:

Live at The Old Museum, Bowen Hills, 20 July 2019

Robert Forster will be instantly recognisable to generations of music fans as co-founder of legendary Brisbane band The Go-Betweens. Throughout the late ’70s through the 1980s, Forster and his songwriting partner Grant McLennan released a string of beloved albums, including the post-punk classic “Before Hollywood” and the perfect pop masterpiece “16 Lovers Lane”. Though they went through several lineup changes, violinist Amanda Brown, bassist Robert Vickers and drummer Lindy Morrison are most closely associated with this period of the band.

Following the dissolution of The Go-Betweens in 1989, Forster embarked on a steady run of solo albums, beginning with “Danger In The Past” in 1990. His solo career was put on hold when he and McLennan reformed The Go-Betweens with a new lineup at the turn of the century, now including Adele Pickvance on bass and Glenn Thompson on drums. This incarnation released three studio albums together, capped off by “Oceans Apart” in 2005, which won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Grant McLennan passed away in 2006 and in 2009 the band’s legacy was honoured by the city of Brisbane when the Hale Street Bridge was renamed The Go Between Bridge following a popular vote. Since McLennan’s passing, Forster has released a further three solo albums and had two books published. The first book, “The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll”, was a collection of his music writings while the second, “Grant & I” was an autobiography.

At the hometown launch of Forster’s latest album, “Inferno”, Live Delay was there to capture the night.

Part one of two. Click here for part two. Includes an interview with Robert Forster.

For an extended version of the interview, click here.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 329 – Robert Forster Part 1

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9 August, 2020

Ep 328 – Sammm. and Action Slacks

328.jpg

Photos:
Sammm. – Matthew Mesaric
Action Slacks – Will Johnstone

Sammm.:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 14 March 2020

Sammm. is the project of singer-songwriter Sam Geddes. Beginning with his “Mandarin Season.” EP in 2018, Geddes has spent much of his young life writing, recording and gigging relentlessly. In addition to his own music, Geddes puts on gigs for other up-and-coming artists under the Real Feels banner, which began life with a small P.A. set up after hours in the Fortitude Valley offices of the Brisbane Greens Party. His latest single, “Four Eyes”, has just been released.

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones

Action Slacks:

Live at The Triffid, Newstead, 21 December 2019

Action Slacks are a Brisbane four-piece made up of Bria Harper on vocals, Richard Butler on guitar, Jimmy Harden on bass and Levi Russell on drums. Since 2018 they have released a slow drip of singles, and in late 2019 they were invited to play this set at GRAIN’s end of year party.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Lili Murtagh

4ZZZ Live Delay · LD 328 200802

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 2 August, 2020