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.

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.

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.

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.

Episode 22: Mere Women; Dreamtime

Mere Women

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.

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.

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!


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!


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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!


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)