Episode 23: Holy Balm; Four Door

In episode 23 of Live Delay, we get busy with Sydney and bring you tro great sets from HOLY BALM and FOUR DOOR.

HOLY BALM
Recorded and mixed by Andrew McLellan, 2012
Recorded at The Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, August 2012

Psychedelic electric jams, punctuated by drum machines, acoustic percussion and waves of synth, Sydney’s Holy Balm bring their minimalist dance music to the Live Delay stage, ripping it up in front of a packed house at 4ZZZ’s Get Happier Fest back in August 2012.

Find out more about Holy Balm.

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 Door 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.

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Airing details: Via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday June 21 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan.

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Episode 22: Mere Women; Dreamtime

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Mere Women

Two sets this week! First up is Sydney trio post-punk trio Mere Women followed by a visit to the pysch stables of Dreamtime.

MERE WOMEN
Recorded and produced by FBi Radio, Sydney.
Graciously shared with Live Delay.

Mere Women are Katrina Byrne, Amy Wilson and Flyn McKinnirery, a talented trio from Marrickville, Sydney. They’ve been kicking aorund the scene for a few years now and brought out the well received OLD LIFE in mid-2012 – a noisy, laconic adventures of post-punk with some gothic undertones thrown in for good measure. They’ve got an interesting sound and make for an excellent live group and you should definitely tune in to check out this set from their 2012 Old Life record launch in Sydney. Our good friends FBi radio were on hand to capture the set and it’s via them that we can bring it to your eardrums!

Find out more about Mere Women.

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 were invited to play 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.

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Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 14 June 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: FBi Radio Sydney, Sky Kirkham.

Post image: Mere Women by Threthny Used under Creative Commons License 2.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Episode 21: Best of our first twenty!

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Exciting times are afoot in the Live Delay office. Well, it’s not really an office, more like a self-made hovel underneath a bridge outside Brisbane, but I can get free wifi. Anywhoo – yes, exciting times. Episode 21 is upon us and we’re about to get busy with some podcasting action! The details will be made public very soon (so, wathc this space).

To celebrate the above fact, we thought we’d bring you some of the best live delay tracks from across the first twenty episodes. All of these have been recorded, mixed and produced by community radio volunteers and I’m might impressed by the results.

In the bracket of songs you will hear tonight, you’ll get live tuned from HARMONY, HOLY BALM, KEEP ON DANCINS, BITCH PREFECT and many more.

The show goes out via Zed Digital tonight at 8pm, as well sa the Community Radio Network. It will be also available in podcast format early next week.

Get busy with Live Delay.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 7 June 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Sky Kirkham, Branko Cosic, Dusty Anastassiou, Harry Byrne and many more.

Post image: Compressed Music by Ferrari + Caballos + Fuerza = Cerebro Humano Used under Creative Commons License 2.0 (CC BY SA 2.0)

Episode 20: Band of Frequencies; Busby Marou & More!

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Mixing stuff up like we just don’t care. Actually we do care, but you know…it’s an expression. Anyway, we’ve got not one, not two, not three or four, but FIVE artists in the fold for episode 20 of live delay. It’s a mixture of folk, blues, roots and surf on the stage tonight and we’re featuring songs and sets from the following artists.

It’s going to be grouse, you’ll join us, right?

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 31 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Sky Kirkham, BEAU FM, John Robinson, Matt Dever

Post image: Rocking Out by Shawn Allan Used under Creative Commons License 2.0 (CC BY 2.0)

Episode 19: Screaming Match; Cured Pink

Screaming Match

Screaming Match

Brisbane represent! Episode 19 of Live Delay is an all-Brisvegas affair packing more charisma than a snake charmer. We have a bombastic live set from new kids on the block (NKOTB)…….SCREAMING MATCH and also some dark noise from experimentalists CURED PINK. Boot up, it’s time to rock the freak out. The show also features an interview with Screaming Match.

SCREAMING MATCH
Recorded by Darragh Murray & Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Alhambra Bar, Brisbane. 

Rising from the ashes of the much-loved Stag, Drea and Sarah were joined by PhD candidate and buzzsaw guitar wizard Alex to form Screaming Match. They’ve only played a handful of gigs but have already set tongues wagging with their lively performances, catchy riffs and honest tales of suburban malarkey (and Sexpo, yes, Sexpo).

This performance was lifted from the band’s support shift for Melbourne’s Harmony when that band toured Brisbane in February 2013 and they sound amazingly good – even though it was the band’s second or third gig. You are urged to tune in to catch this great set.

Find out more about Screaming Match.

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Drea from Screaming Match.

CURED PINK
Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by William Clark.
Recorded at the Primitive Room, Spring Hill, Brisbane.

Dark noise from the coming dystopia, Cured Pink are an experimental rock group with a fondness for unforgiving soundscapes that remain unrelentingly fascinating. Recorded live supporting fellow locals Blank Realm at the Primitive Room in Spring Hill Brisbane, this Cured Pink performance forms a compelling live experience from one of Brisbane’s most interesting bands.

Find out more about Cured Pink.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 25 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, William Clarke.

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.

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
.

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!

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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

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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.