Episode 31: Keep On Dancin’s; Cured Pink

keepodnancinsI’m sitting here in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand about to let you know about the great – and arguably beautiful – set we have in store for you on Episode 31 of Live Delay. While we have played a bit of their music in the past, we’ve have a special 30 minutes live feature of music from KEEP ON DANCIN’S. Also on this episode we get reacquainted with the sonic stew that is CURED PINK – live from the Primitive Room in Brisbane.

Recorded by Darragh Murray
Mixed by Cameron Smith
Recorded at The Beatle Bar, Brisbane – December 2013.

Blending a mix of The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Brisbane’s Keep on Dancin’s have been regulars on the Australian live music scene for the past four years. An accomplished band having received much kudos from their immense debut record The End Of Everything, they’re also not fazed by the challenges of the stage, having played regularly throughout the country for some time. Live Delay was fortunate to catch them playing along side other Brisbane institutions such as Nikko and Ghost Notes back in December 2012 at The Beatle Bar.

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.

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Airing details: Zed Digital (8pm Friday August 16) & 4ZZZ FM (11pm Thursday August 22)
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Cameron Smith, Will Clark.

KEEP ON DANCIN’S – Senator Steve
KEEP ON DANCIN’S – Hewitt Eyes
CURED PINK – September
CURED PINK – Swimming
CURED PINK – Prostrate


Episode 30: Wonderfuls; Totally Autumn

Danny and Bobby

Episode 30 of Live Delay takes in the sombreness of Brisbane’s Wonderfuls plus a few live tracks from the 2011 Totally Autumn festival.

Recorded and mixed by Will Clark.
Recorded at The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane.

Wonderfuls record Salty Town was one of the best Brisbane releases of the 2012. An eccentric duo of Robert Vagg and Danny McGirr with a skill for detailing the ravaging nature of the everyday. Live Delay were lucky to catch up with the group when they played The Tribal Theatre back in May 2013 as part of Guilt Retreat.

Features an introduction by Shaun Prescott of Crawlspace magazine.

Find out more about Wonderfuls.

Recorded by Liza Harvey

Rounding out episode 30 of Live Delay is a neat collection of low fi and perhaps substance fuelled rock and roll from the Totally Autumn festival back in September 2011. This collection of songs features live tunes from DEAD FARMERS, SLUG GUTS and BARE GRILLZ.

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Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 9 August 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Shaun Prescott, Liza Harvey, Will Clarke.

WONDERFULS – There Is Only Blood
WONDERFULS – Freezing Cold
WONDERFULS – Offerings
WONDERFULS – Where Does It End?
BARE GRILLZ – Lee Majors
BARE GRILLZ – Robert Pattinson Foot Tattoo
SLUG GUTS – Black Sports
SLUG GUTS – Chrome Crucifix

Episode 29: Amateur Childbirth; Bitch Prefect


Episode 29 of Live Delay takes a slight change of pace from recent episodes. We catch a live set with Brisbane artist Amateur Childbirth as well as revist a great performance by pop band Bitch Prefect.

Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane in May 2013.

Amateur Childbirth is the stage name of Brisbane artist Ivan Matthew. Influenced by the work of Henry Miller, he’s an artist unafraid to delve into uncomfortable subject, illuminating everyday events with a cynical but earnest take on modern society – done all with just an acoustic guitar.

Live Delay were fortunate to be present to record Amateur Childbirth when he took the stage at Tribal Theatre back in May 2013 as part of the Guilt Retreat – a multi-disciplinary visual and musical arts series. Tune in to hear some honest live music.

Find out more about Amateur Childbirth.

Feature interview: Ivan Matthew of Amateur Childbirth.

Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Harry Byrne.
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane in August 2012.

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.

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Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 2 August 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Ivan Matthew, Will Clarke, Dusty Anastassiou, Harry Byrne, Andrew McLellan.

AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – Decommissioned Antibiotics
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – Malcom’s Rainbow Blows Light Across His Arterial Database
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – Menopause in Reverse
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH – P.S. I Had To Leave The Country
BITCH PREFECT – Holiday in America
BITCH PREFECT – Better Next Time
BITCH PREFECT – Messing Around
BITCH PREFECT – Bad Decisions

Announcing streaming Live Delay via Soundcloud

Yes! It’s here – the streaming version of Live Delay.

Miss the show no longer and listen back whenever you want – ’cause Live Delay is now available via soundcloud.


All shows from episode 21 onwards can now be heard back via Live Delay’s soundcloud account.

You can start right now by listen back to our latest episode – Episode 28 featuring God Bows To Math and Old Growth Cola.

More info on how to listen to Live Delay can be found on the ‘How Do I Listen’ page.

Episode 28: God Bows To Math; Old Growth Cola


In the latest – and greatest – episode of Live Delay, we jump across the pond to check in with New Zealand noise titans, GOD BOWS TO MATH. We also replay an excellent live set from Brisbane ‘strange’ pop band, OLD GROWTH COLA.

Recorded and mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane.

Taking their name from a song by The Minutemen, Auckland’s God Bows To Math are fairly regular visitors to Australian shores. Proudly DIY, the New Zealand trio have performed their unique noise adventures at over 100 performances during their four year career. Their self-titled debut hits shelves in 2011 and they’ve recently released a new 7inch single in the lead up to their forthcoming sophomore record. This performance from The Waiting Room in Brisbane back in April 2013 shows every angle of this exciting – and noisy – rock band.

Find out more about God Bows To Math.

Feature interview: Martin Phillips from God Bows To Math.

Recorded by Sky Kirkham.
Mixed by Henry Mills.

Allegedly Brisbane’s ‘strangest’ pop group, Old Growth Cola are a fascinating and not always predictable band who like to indulge in layer weird sounds over traditional pop melodies. It’s a recipe for fascination and Live Delay managed to catch them in their element at the 4ZZZ BaZZar in West End in mid-2012.

Find out more about Old Growth Cola.

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Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 26 July 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Martin Phillips, Josh Watson, Sky Kirkham, Henry Mills.


Episode 27: Secret Birds; TheHead


On episode 27 of Live Delay, we fold back the covers on Brisbane’s SECRET BIRDS. We also revisit the epic THEHEAD set that we played earlier in the year.

Recorded and mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane.

Digital sound manipulator Damon Black heads Secret Birds, a musical project that shrugs off definition. It teases us with pyschedelia, draws us in with ambience, and takes us to some mythical plane of existence. Will Clarke captured Secret Birds in all its glory at The Waiting Room in Brisbane back in January 2013 as part of the well-respected Sonic Masala gig series. It’s pretty special and worth staying up past your bed time.

Find out more about Secret Birds.

Recorded in 2005 by Nao Anzai at the Rob Roy Hotel, Melbourne.
Mixed by Nao Anzai, mastered by Scott Herbert.

Playing a mixture of krautrock, synthetic beats and the odd bit of post-rock craziness, Sydney’s TheHead have existed since 2002 and made up of Ben Turly, Tom Taylor, Scott Herbert and Danny Heifetz. This set was recorded this set way back in 2005 at the Rob Roy Hotel in Melbourne although only featured Scott Herbert and Tom Taylor.

Find out more about TheHead.

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Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 19 July 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Will Clarke, Scott Herbert, Nao Anzai, Andrew McLellan.

Post image: Birds on a Wire by touterse Used under Creative Commons License 2.0 (CC BY 2.0).

Episode 26: Feathers; Dune Rats; Outerwaves

Episode 26 is an all Brisbane affair, taking in three great talents – FEATHERS, DUNE RATS and OUTERWAVES.

Recoded and mixed by Sky Kirkham
Recorded at The Alhambra Room, Brisbane.

Feather’s debut record Hunter’s Moon (2011) was one of the Australian music highlights of that year. This all female dreamy rock group conjure pop narratives with distinct psychedelic angles. Feathers can be gloomy, they can be transcendental and one could rattle off half a dozen influences here (Shop Assistants, The Shaggs, and so forth), but it really does the band a disservice to think of them simply as the sum of their influences. This set was recorded at the Alhambra Bar in Fortitude Valley Brisbane back in March 2012.

Find out more about Feathers.

Recorded by Sky Kirkham.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.

Holy mixtapes batman, this Dune Rats set is full of mind-blowing awesome. For the uninitiated, Dune Rats are a surfy-garagy duo from Brisbane with a fondness for crazy party hijinks. The 4ZZZ live recording team were present to capture the band demonstrating their wide ranging live musical powers at the 2012 Rock to Transmit at The Primitive Room in Brisbane, and by the beard of Zeus, it was enjoyable. Fortunately, we can share it here with you on Live Delay. Listen in for ‘Pogo’ – it’s a winner.

Find out more about Dune Rats.

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.

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Airing details: Originally via the Community Radio Network, Friday 19 July 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Sky Kirkham, Branko Cosic.

Special Episode: Song Reader – The Sydney Sessions


In collaboration with FBi Radio Sydney, join us on Friday July 12 via Zed Digital for a special once only live event.

Back in mid-December 2012, some of New South Wales most recognisable musical talent jumped up on stage and performed their own special live versions of songs from Beck Hansen’s Song Reader.

If you’re not in the know, Beck, known for his great record Odelay, Sea Change and Midnite Vultures, amongst many others, released his latest album in a strange format – via sheet music.

Under the direction of musical director Brian Campeau, artists including Richard in Your Mind, Dappled Cities, Elana Stone, Caitlin Park and Josh Pyke got together to perform some of the songs from Beck’s Song Reader, and raised funds for a great new Sydney benefit – the Sydney Story Factor, a non-profit writing centre in Redfern dedicated to assisting marginalised youth via one-on-one tutoring.

It’s going to be a great night of live music, so get your digital radios handy for a special once off broadcast of SONG READER – The Sydney Sessions.

All songs recorded and mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan for FBi Radio Sydney.
Mastered by Andrew Edgson.

Find out more about Song Reader – The Sydney Sessions.

Airing details: Via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 12 July 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray
Kudos: FBi Radio.


Episode 25: Warpigs; Adalita


Episode 25 of Live Delay takes the plunge into the world of ambient instrumental drone with a special set from Melbourne’s WARPIGS. We also warp back in time to BigSound 2011 to listen to a few excellent live songs from ADALITA.

Recorded and mixed by Brian O’Dwyer with some additional mixing from Dusty Anastassiou
Recorded at the Old Bar, Melbourne, 2013.

Describing their music in terms of epic space and divine cut throat blues sounds fairly audacious, but instrumental drone two piece Warpigs are not too far off the money. Made up of drummer Brian O’Dwyer and Andrew ‘Poly’ Polydourou, they’re an experimental group not afraid to indulge in a bit of ambient noise.

The feature set we have for you today is a journey into the maw of carthathis and comes the band’s performance at The Old Bar in Melbourne around about March 2013. We also managed to catch up with Brian from the band to have a bit of a chat about how important live performance is to a band like Warpigs.

Recorded and mixed by Matt Denver of D4 Studios at BigSound 2011
Produced by John Robinson for BeauFM.

I really don’t need to waste your time spruiking the credentials of Adalita Srsen. The charismatic singer of Geelong’s legendary Magic Dirt released a fine debut solo record way back in 2011. Our friends at BeauFM were present to record part of her set at BigSound 2011 and Live Delay is pleased to give some digital radio love to some of Adalita’s sublime live performance.

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Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 July 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray
Kudos: Brian O’Dwyer, Dusty Anastassiou, John Robinson, Matt Denver, Beau FM

Episode 24: YIS; Intercooler

We continue a journey down memory lane and check in the raw live power of Melbourne’s YIS as well as thrown in a few live tracks from INTERCOOLER. W00t!


Recorded and mixed Robbie Adams at The Tote, Melbourne, 2012.

Melbourne fuzz monsters, YIS, have been kicking it around the traps for a number of years now, bringing their sweaty pysch rock being a staple of the Melbourne music scene since 2009. Made up of brothers Simon, Andrew and Matt (plus non-relative Brownyn) the band released the well-received ‘Kingdom of Fuzz’ in 2011. This set was recorded by Robbie Adams at The Tote in Melbourne in March 2012 and features hit after hit of fuzz-madness, including an excellent version of ‘(I Feel) Repulsed’.

Find out more about YIS.

INTERVIEW: Simon Fazio of YIS

Recorded and produced by John Robinson of Beau FM.
Mixed by Matt Dever.
Recorded at Big Sound 2011.

Intercooler have been a staple of South East Queensland live music for over a decade now, releasing three great records and playing countless shows, even supporting the likes of Teenage Fanclub, J Mascis and The Delgados. A great live band who produce excellent pop-rock tunes taken from the mines of love, loss and desire. Tune in to hear a tune or two from the mighty Intercooler.

Find out more about Intercooler

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Airing details: Via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 28 June 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray
Kudos: Simon Fazio, Robbie Adams, John Robinson, Matt Dever, BEAU Fm.