Episode 18: Sky Needle; Slug Guts; Outerwaves

Sky Needle

Sky Needle


Episode 18 of Live Delay goes a bit left of field – swimming in the obscure, the esoteric, occasionally coming up to breathe when the moment suits. In this episode we hear from SKY NEEDLE, captured live in Brisbane at 4ZZZ’s Get Happier festival back in August 2012. Also, the episode plays host the sludgy and alcoholic punk of SLUG GUTS, as well as the ambient noise of OUTERWAVES.

SKY NEEDLE
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Henry Mills.
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane.

Experimental noise with rock show dynamics, Sky Needle take a post-industrial chainsaw to song making, creating new, often challenging but always engaging, musical clamour.

Originally hailing from Brisbane, the The primary protagonists in the group include Sarah Byrne, Alex Cuffe, Michael Donnelly, Ross Manning, and Joel Stern and they play a range of homemade instruments that are almost too bizarre to judiciously describe. Amongst the collection, the band feature percussive instruments welded together from bike parts, air pumps that plug into digital effects pedal and other twangy instruments constructed from found parts.

The band released the well-received Rave Cave in 2012 and they managed to play the 4ZZZ Get Happier in August of the same year where we were fortunate enough to record them live on stage.

Find out more about Sky Needle.

SLUG GUTS
Recorded and mixed by Liza Harvey.
Recorded at Totally Autumn, Newcastle, 2011.

We showcase a quick and nasty set from Brisbane punk rock outfit Slug Guts. It’s short and to the point, but you’ll get a good taste of what they’re about – rollicking noisy guitars overdubbed with a sense of alcoholic dread. It’s great stuff. These couple of songs were recorded some time ago at Totally Autumn in 2011 in Newcastle.

Find out more about Slug Guts.

OUTERWAVES
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham.

Our next dose of live tunes is from electronic artist Dominic Stephens – who occasionally operates under the moniker Outerwaves.
You may know Stephens from other groups such as Oh Ye Denver Birds and Nimble Animal. Outerwaves, however, is a solo project where Stephens can embrace his pop and hip hop interests in a bit more of an intimate fashion.

Find out more about Outerwaves.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 17 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Henry Mills, Liza Harvey, Sky Kirkham.

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Episode 17: Harmony; Adele & Glenn; Ben Salter

Harmony - Photo by Justin Edwards

Harmony

In this special episode of Live Delay, as usual, we have some exceptional live performances to showcase, including Melbourne’s HARMONY, who Live Delay recorded when the band visited Brisbane in February 2013. Also joining Harmony on the bill is former Go Betweens members’ ADELE & GLENN, as well as Brisbane song crafter extraordinaire, BEN SALTER.

HARMONY
Recorded by Darragh Murray and Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Alhambra Bar, Brisbane.

A melange of souful rock and roll and gallow blues, Harmony are one of the best bands going in Australia today. Featuring the powerful voice and guitar of Tom Lyncoln (The Nation Blue), drummer Alex Kastaniotis, and bassist Jon Chapple (ex-Mclusky), Harmony also throw in a three-part gospel choir for good measure which gives their sound even more transcendental dynamics.

Recently, They’ve followed up their critically acclaimed self-titled debut with a solid 7 inch release of ‘Do Me A Favour’ in early 2013, with their second record due to be released sometime very soon. Until then you can enjoy this exclusive live set from the band, featuring six excellent songs.

Find out more about Harmony.

ADELE & GLENN
Recorded by John Robinson for BEAU FM.
Mixed by Matt Dever.

Sydney duo Adele Pickvance & Glenn Thompson are well known for their participation in the second coming of The Go Betweens in the early 2000s. Thompson also played drums for the beloved Custard during the late 1990s. But they’re also an excellent duo in their own right, playing a unique brand of folky-pop music. They released a well-received LP in 2012 called ‘Carrington Street’ but this live set comes from their 2012 appearance at the Big Sound conference in Brisbane.

Find out more about Adele & Glenn
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BEN SALTER
Recorded by John Robinson for BEAU FM.
Mixed by Matt Dever.

The multitalented Ben Salter is well known in the contemporary Australian musical landscape – cutting his teeth with the hard rocking Giants of Science while exercising his folkier alt-country moods via The Gin Club. He also went solo, releasing a critically acclaimed record – The Cat back in August 2011.

He’s a man with a distinctly powerful voice and a sly charisma that shines on his songs. The set we feature today on Live Delay comes from Big Sound in Brisbane in 2011

Find out more about Ben Salter.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 10 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, BEAU FM, John Robinson, Matt Dever, Justin Edwards.

Post photo by Justin Edwards. Used with permission. Original photo on This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.

Episode 16: Live Delay MIXTAPE!

casstape

Hey! It’s Live Delay MIXTAPE time! And you don’t know what that means, then prick up your ears – because it’s super exciting.

Usually on Live Delay, we highlight two – maybe three – artists each episode, but this next episode we feature the work of five unique artists from different parts of Australia.

This week we can roughly categorise this shows artists in the vein of folk/alt rock – a bit of a change of a pace from the usual Live Delay playlist. The artists that feature in this episode playlist include:

Many thanks to John Robinson, Matt Dever and BEAU FM for providing the music to Live Delay for this episode.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 3 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: BEAU FM, John Robinson, Matt Dever.

Post image: Cassette Tape by Kitakitts. Used under Creative Commons License 2.0 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Episode 15: The Garbage And The Flowers; Kitchen’s Floor

The Garbage And The Flowers - Live in Brisbane - Photo by Michelle Brown

The Garbage And The Flowers – Live in Brisbane – Photo by Michelle Brown

This is a very special episode of Live Delay featuring New Zealand cult group The Garbage And The Flowers who played a rare live set in Brisbane in 2012. We’re also featuring Brisbane’s own Kitchen’s Floor, playing live at the 4ZZZ BaZZZaar in West End in around August 2012.

THE GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Bridge Club, Brisbane.

The Garbage And The Flowers are Yuri Frusin and Helen Johnstone and they’re known for the off kilter pop music that comes out at strange angles. Originally hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, the duo moved to Sydney about a decade ago and have remained fairly quiet since – emerging every now and then to remind fans of their esoteric loveliness at the most opportune times. I swear ‘Love Comes Slowly Now’ from their opus Eye Rind As If Beggars is one of the most beautiful songs ever penned. Tune in to here them at their marvellous best.

Find out more about The Garbage and The Flowers.

KITCHEN’S FLOOR
Recorded by Andrew McLellan and Sky Kirkham.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.

Kitchen’s Floor play pop documenting the angst-ridden narratives of Brisbane suburbia. Led by Matt Kennedy, the group are well respected nationally, with their second record ‘Look Forward To Nothing’ garning critical praise when it was released back in 2011.

This set comes from 4ZZZ radiothon in 2012 out at West End and features a good mix of both old and new. It’s enlightening so you better effin tune in.

Find out more about Kitchen’s Floor.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 26 April 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Sky Kirkham, Dusty Anastassiou.

Episode 14: Useless Children; Undead Apes

useless

Warning: This episode of Live Delay is LOUD and FAST. We bring you sludgy awesomeness of Useless Children from Melbourne, playing live at The Waiting Room in Brisbane last year. And as if it couldn’t get any better, we’ve also thrown in a dose of punk, with Brisbane’s UNDEAD APES providing us with some super-fast chord progressions and some laughs as well.

USELESS CHILDREN
Recorded by Andrew McLellan and Darragh Murray. Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane.

Melbourne’s Useless Children are LOUD. Extremely loud. And last year the visited Brisbane to launch their excellent second full length record, Post Ending/Pre Completion.

A three piece made up of drummer and vocalist Cinta Master, guitarist and vocalist Rob Bonnett and bassist Steve Patrick, the trio are an unrelenting force, emerging from their punk rooms to add in brutish noise dynamics and other sound experiments.

Find out more about Useless Children.

UNDEAD APES
Recorded by Andrew McLellan and Darragh Murray. Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane.

It’s Undead Apes! A punk supergroup of sorts from Brisbane, who’ve released two nice little records of short punky ditties, including the awesome Grave Consequences, and have played countless shows over the past few years.

They sound a bit like the Descendents, I suppose, their songs are short, tongue and cheek and deal with issues of freezing to death, taxation, and other everyday things like hating your day job. This set comes from the same gig as the previous Useless Children set – back in September 2012 at the Waiting Room.

Find out more about Undead Apes.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 12 April 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Dusty Anastassiou.

Episode 13: Edward Guglielmino; Winter Solstice

Edward Guglielmino

Edward Guglielmino

Woah! Episode 13 of Live Delay goes against the grain and you’re in for a fortunate set of live music.

Today we feature two sets – this time both from BrisVegas. First up is a couple of songs from local pop idol and unabashed Michael Jackson fan, EDWARD GUGLIELMINO. We then travel back in space and time to catch WINTER SOLSTICE playing in the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley circa 2011.

EDWARD GUGLIELMINO
Recorded by Anthony Pink. Mixed by Matthew Redlich.
Recorded at Cori’s House, 2010.

Know around the place as Ed G, Ed has been playing music around Brisbane for most of this century. Often described with terms such as “avant-garde pop”, he’s a rare breed. A musician with opinions and a biting sense of good-humoured cynicism.

He’s toured around the world and is regularly welcomed in cities like New York, Berlin and Hobart. He’s played with the likes of UK Songstress Kate Nash, and he great record called Sunshine State in 2012.

Today’s featured set predates all this, and we’re going back to the wilds of 2010 to catch Ed playing songs in someone’s backyard. Specifically, Cori’s backyard. Whereever that may be. It’s great, so make sure you catch it in full.

Find out more about Edward Guglielmino.

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Listen to the extended interview with Edward Guglielmino

WINTER SOLSTICE
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham
Recorded at the 2011 4ZZZ Radiothon in the Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Now I’ll be the first to admit I hadn’t heard of Winter Solstice before someone plopped the live recordings down in front of me and ordered me to listen. I’m glad they did – because it’s really quite pleasant.

Winter Solstice are a four-piece alternative folk band who traverse a number of influences – including folk, jazz, classical music, pop and even metal. All topped off with harmonies – I love harmonies.

Made up of Ari, Rosie, Kez and Joy they’ve been going since about 2008, we managed to catch them performing in the Chinatown mall back in 2011 for 4ZZZ’s radiothon.

Find out more about Winter Solstice.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 April 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Anthony Pink, Matthew Redlich, Sky Kirkham.

Episode 12: Four Door; Martyr Privates

Four Door

Four Door

Why hello there! We’re up to episode twelve of Australia’s best live music show – Live Delay. Did you know that the only way on can make a good day better is via live music? A doctor told me that once.

This episode has some great performances contained within. First up is an extended set of bleeps and creeps from Sydney’s FOUR DOOR. And just when you thought it could get any better, we sneak in a song or two from Brisbane’s MARTYR PRIVATES. Outrageous value.

FOUR DOOR
Recorded and mixed by Andrew McLellan
Recorded at the Lost Race Festival, Cooparoo Bowls Club, November 2012

Four Door describe themselves in four words – techno, synths, creeps, bleeps. And I guess that’s a very accurate although simplistic description of the group’s housey weirdness.

Four Door are actually Jonathan Hochman and Matthew Hopkins, two dudes from Sydney who are fond of things electronic. You might recognise Hochman from his duties with Sydney trio, Holy Balm, whereas Hopkins plays in Naked On The Vague.

Four have played with the likes of Blank Realm, The Garbage and The Flowers and New War, but came up to Brisbane in October last year to play the Lost Race Festival at the Cooparoo Bowls Club in the city’s inner south.

Find out more about Four Door.

MARTYR PRIVATES
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham
Recorded at the Happy Fest, March 2012

Martyr Privates is fronted by Cameron Hawes, who people may also know from I Heart Hiroshima. The band also features Ashleigh Shipton on bass and Sam Dixon on drums, and they’re renowned around town for the fondness of noise and repetition. Is it dirge-rock? Who knows? This set comes from 4ZZZ’s Happy Fest back in March 2012.

Find out more about Martyr Privates.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29 March 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Sky Kirkham

Episode 11: Gossling; San Cisco; Mason Rack Band; The Rooftops

Photo by stusev

San Cisco

Legs eleven. Yes, episode eleven of Live Delay is a bit of a live mixtape, with four artists on the bill – tune in for some great live tunes from GOSSLING, SAN CISCO, MASON RACK BAND and THE ROOFTOPS.

GOSSLING
Recorded by John Robinson and mixed by Andrew Dever
Recorded at Big Sound 2011 for BEAU FM.

Helen Croome, better known as GOSSLING, has been turning heads with her interesting take on folk pop for some years now. She’s collaborated with rapper 360, toured with the UK’s Wild Beasts, and played festival slots at Falls and Southbound. In 2011, she headed up from Victoria to play at Brisbane’s Big Sound and we’re where fortunate enough to grab some of the performance on tape.

Find out more about Gossling.

SAN CISCO
Recorded by John Robinson and mixed by Andrew Dever
Recorded at Big Sound 2011 for BEAU FM.

SAN CISCO have been kicking goals the past few years. Signing to Fat Possum Records in 2011 and then releasing a well-received debut record late in 2012, they’ve been riding high on a wave of optimism and hooky indie pop. Tune in to hear a few songs from their 2011 Big Sound set in this episode of Live Delay.

Find out more about San Cisco.

MASON RACK BAND
Recorded by John Robinson for BEAU FM.

Ever wondered what blues, roots hard rock might sound like together? Well wonder no more! Charismatic multi-instrumentalist Mason Rack fronts the Mason Rack Band who mix genres like a mad alchemist, bringing you a cosmic soup of live musical treats.

Find out more about Mason Rack Band.

THE ROOFTOPS
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham.
Recorded at the Old Museum Brisbane, Sept 2011.

This live set of nuggets comes via The Rooftops, a Brisbane jazz/reggae ensemble with a taste of soul. Be treated to some special moments of live music as we go back to The Rooftops set at The Gathering Festival in September 2011.

Find out more about The Rooftops.

 Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 March 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Beau FM, John Robinson, Matt Dever, Sky Kirkham

Setlist
GOSSLING – I Was Young
GOSSLING – ANcient Love
GOSSLING – War
SAN CISCO – Nepal
SAN CISCO – Awkward Big
SAN CISCO – Golden Revolver
MASON RACK BAND – Hard Goodbye
MASON RACK BAND – Purple and Blue
MASON RACK BAND – Deep Wholly Woman
THE ROOFTOPS – Long Way Home
THE ROOFTOPS – Money and Time
MARTYR PRIVATES – Help Me Out

Cover image taken by Stusev. Used under creative commons license CC BY 2.0. Original image found here.

Episode 10: Bitch Prefect; Dreamtime

Bitch Prefect (Photo by Justin Edwards)

Bitch Prefect (Photo by Justin Edwards)


Episode 10! Who would have thunk it? To celebrate, we have two great sets for you to sink your teeth into. First we take a visit to the south of the nation, celebrating the jangle pop of BITCH PREFECT. We then follow it up with a vicious forehand from Brisbane psych band DREAMTIME. Tune in, because these are great! That’s a good enough reason, yeah?

BITCH PREFECT
Recorded by Andrew McLellan and mixed by Harry Byrne.
Recorded at The Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley.

Bitch Prefect are Pat Telfer, Scott O’Hara and Liam Kenny and once upon a time emerged from a sharehouse in Adelaide, but, like so many other bands do, moved to Melbourne a few years back. In 2012 they put out their debut record via bedroom suck by the name of ‘Big Time’, a well received release that featured the deliciously depressing but wholly relatable single ‘Bad Decisions’. The band managed to make it up to Brisbane in August 2012 during the launch tour for Big Time and played 4ZZZ’s GET HAPPIER festival and we were fortunate enough to be present to get a recording.

Find out more about Bitch Prefect.

DREAMTIME
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham
Recorded at The Primitive Room, Spring Hill.

Dreamtime have been kicking around Brisbane for a few years now, putting out a well received self titled LP in late 2011, and following it up with the sprawling noise of SUN in late 2012 – a great sophomore record filled with distant soundscapes, wailing guitars and percussive elements that herald an imminent storm. Counting groups like The Cosmic Dead, Six Organs of Admittance, and the Psychic Ills among their influences, Dreamtime have caught the attentions of fans near and far, and are heading to the Austin Psych fest in Texas in April 2013. This recording made by Sky Kirkham for Live Delay comes from their set at 2012’s ROCK TO TRANSMIT at the Primitive Room in Spring Hill, Brisbane.

Find out more about Dreamtime.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15 March 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Harry Byrne, Sky Kirkham, Black Bear Lodge, The Primitive Room.

Bitch Prefect photo by Justin Edwards. Used with permission.