Ep 327 – Jeremy Neale

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Jeremy Neale – Kirsten Roe

Jeremy Neale:

Live at The Brightside, Fortitude Valley, 10 August 2019

If there’s a bright centre to the Brisbane music universe, Jeremy Neale orbits pretty close to its heart. A stalwart of the community for over a decade, Jeremy led beloved garage rock party band Velociraptor for several years before also starting up a parallel solo project that ventured into new territory. Beginning with a folk-tinged self-titled EP in 2011, Neale mined the 1960s for pop songwriting influences on his first few solo releases, including single “Winter Was The Time”, which won the Queensland Music Awards’ Rock Award in 2012. The “In Stranger Times” EP of 2013 followed, the title track collaboration with Go Violets quickly becoming established as a fan-favourite and feel-good modern anthem for Brisbane.

Neale’s subsequent releases veered towards a strong 1980s flavour with the EP “Let Me Go Out In Style” in 2015 and debut album “Getting The Team Back Together” in 2017. In that same year Neale won the Grant McLennan Fellowship, which allowed him to spend time in New York City honing his songwriting skills and in 2018 he took home another Queensland Music Award, this time Song of the Year for “Dancin’ And Romancin'”.

In February 2020 Neale released his second album, “We Were Trying To Make It Out”, but many of his launch plans were scuppered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately for live music lovers, Live Delay had recorded a set of his several months earlier at the mini-festival “Sesh and the City”.

Includes an interview with Jeremy Neale.

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak
Mixed by Tynan Illand

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 327 – Jeremy Neale

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 26 July, 2020

Ep 326 – Buttercats

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Buttercats – Will Johnstone

Buttercats:

Live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 30 November 2019

Buttercats are a soul/disco outfit who have been making music together since 2018. The band are made up of Tim Watkin on guitar and vocals, Marc Dubois on bass, Jaymee Watkin on drums and additional member Laurent Dubois on keys.

Includes an interview with Tim Watkin, Marc Dubois and Jaymee Watkin from the band.

Recorded by Taine Josephson
Mixed by Joe McCormack

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 326 – Buttercats

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 19 July, 2020

 

Ep 325 – APEman

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APEman – Cassidy Cloupet

 

APEman:

Live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 28 November 2019

APEman, aka Daniel Coyne-Watego, has been an important fixture in Brisbane’s hip-hop community for several years now. Since his first release, “Fetal Dreams” in 2015 he’s put out the EPs “NEK LVL” in 2017 and “MYTHOS” in 2018, along with a string of singles.

In addition to his own music, APEman hosts the community radio show “Pass The Aux!” on 4ZZZ, a weekly delve into the Brisbane’s underground hip-hop scene with guest artists contributing to the music selection and even freestyling live on air.

Includes an interview with APEman.

Recorded by Taine Josephson
Mixed by Alana Pepe

4ZZZ Live Delay ?? Live Delay – Ep 325 – APEman

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 12 July, 2020

Ep 324 – Angie McMahon

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Angie McMahon – Claudia Ciapocha

Angie McMahon:

Live at The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 12 October 2019

Cutting her teeth singing in soul band The Fabric, Angie McMahon went solo in 2017 with the release of her debut single “Slow Mover”. After winning the Josh Pyke Partnership for professional musical development, she spent two years building a name for herself with singles and tours until July 2019 when she released her highly-anticipated debut album, “Salt”, which peaked at #5 on the ARIA charts.

A few months later, the Live Delay team was on hand at the Brisbane leg of the “I Made An Album” tour, capturing a breathtaking performance, a ravenous crowd and McMahon’s skillful navigation of a minor medical emergency in the audience mid-song.

Recorded by Stuart Willett & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tim Allison
Special thanks to live engineer Jono Steer

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 324 – Angie McMahon

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5 July, 2020

Ep 323 – Chakfra Efendi and Beddy Rays

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Chakra Efendi – Kalem Horn
Beddy Rays – Scott Mercer

 

Chakra Efendi:

Live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 28 November 2019

Chakra Efendi grew up between Nambour on the Sunshine Coast and Indonesia, drawing inspiration from their mother’s appreciation of post-punk and their father’s passion for hip-hop and EDM. Barely out of their teens, they’ve been remarkably prolific, with an impressive string of singles released in the past two years along with the EP “Until The Children Grow Old”. Efendi has gone from recording solo in their bedroom to leading an accomplished, full-fledged band, as you are about to hear.

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak
Mixed by Joe McCormack

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the Queensland University of Technology as part of their course. We’d like to give special thanks to Yanto Browning and John Willsteed at QUT for facilitating this collaboration.

Beddy Rays:

Live at Crowbar Black, Fortitude Valley, 22 November 2019

The four members of Beddy Rays – Jackson Van Issum on guitar and vocals, Bradley O’Connor on bass, Lewis McKenna on guitar and Ben Wade on drums – all met in primary school and have been inseparable ever since. Taking their band name from their home, Redland Bay, they released their debut EP, “Lost Found Beat Around” in 2017. A string of singles have followed, along with countless shows including a tour supporting Tones And I.

Recorded by Conner McDonald and Katherine Williams
Mixed by Neo McBunker

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

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 323 – Chakra Efendi and Beddy Rays

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28 June, 2020

Ep 322 – Olivia’s World and Strange Seed

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Olivia’s World – Robbie Atkin
Strange Seed – Bush Frog Collective

Olivia’s World:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Olivia’s World is the project of Alice Rezende, formerly of beloved Brisbane bands Go Violets and Tempura Nights. Moving to Vancouver in 2017, Rezende first named the band “Invisible Girl”, with partner Joe Saxby from These Guy playing bass.

Olivia’s World recorded their epoynmous debut EP with established American musician Rose Melberg on drums, known for her work in bands such as Tiger Trap, The Softies and Go Sailor. Upon returning to Australia, Rezende recruited Tina Agik on second guitar and Ben Napier to play drums.

Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Alana Pepe

Strange Seed:

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

Strange Seed formed in 2017, featuring members of other Brisbane bands such as Harmon and Georgie Nielson & The Growing Pains. They released their debut EP, “Seasons”, in 2019.

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 322 – Olivia’s World and Strange Seed

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21 June, 2020

Ep 321 – Augie March Part 2

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Augie March – Nick Tam

Augie March:

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

Part 2 of the set, following on from part 1 in episode 320 of Live Delay.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Brendan Wright

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 321 – Augie March Part 2

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14 June, 2020

Ep 320 – Augie March Part 1

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Augie March – Colin U’ren

Augie March:

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

From humble origins in Shepparton, Victoria, the story of Augie March has wound its way through periods of underrated accomplishment, untimely deaths, six albums, national and international tours, award wins and nominations, and the occasional lengthy hiatus. Singer/guitarist Glenn Richards, guitarist Adam Donovan, bass player Edmondo Ammendola and drummer David Williams first came together in 1996 as tertiary students. The band name was taken from the protagonist of a novel by Canadian-American author Saul Bellow.

The band’s first two EPs, “Thanks for the Memes” (1998) and “Waltz” (1999) were released on Ra Records. For the recording of debut album “Sunset Studies” (2000) Glenn Richards’s friend Rob Dawson was brought in to play piano, though he tragically died in a car accident in January 2001. Kiernan Box was brought onboard to play keys for second album “Strange Bird” in 2002 and the lineup has remained stable ever since.

Maintaining what might be described as a modest, though devoted fanbase was blown out of the water in 2006 with the release of third album “Moo, You Bloody Choir”, which was nominated for ARIA Album of the Year and won the Australian Music Prize. Lead single “One Crowded Hour” took out APRA’s Song of the Year and was voted number one in Triple J’s Hottest 100.

The success of “Moo, You Bloody Choir” led to new opportunities for the band such as North American tours, support slots with acts including Andrew Bird and Crowded House and two special concerts at Kings Park in Perth with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Fourth album “Watch Me Disappear” was released in 2008 and the following year Augie March embarked on stripped-back tour of the east coast dubbed “On The Quiet”, with mostly acoustic instruments. Shortly after, the band took a major hiatus, and in 2010 Glenn Richards released a solo album, titled “Glimjack”.

Since then the band have come back together to record the albums “Havens Dumb” in 2014 and “Bootikins” in 2018. “Bootikins” was produced by longtime Nick Cave collaborator Tony Cohen, who was lured out of retirement to work with the band, although he died before the album was finished.

In 2019 Augie March played a 10th anniversary “On The Quiet” tour, stopping in Brisbane to perform to a reverent audience at The Old Museum. While the music may sound beautiful and even sombre, the band were in a jovial mood between songs and we are pleased to have preserved the majority of their banter for the enjoyment of the listener.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Brendan Wright

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 320 – Augie March Part 1

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

 

Ep 319 – The Steady As She Goes and Edith Thomas Furey

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The Steady As She Goes – Nick McKeon
Edith Thomas Furey – Tal Wallace

The Steady As She Goes:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 26 October 2019

The Steady As She Goes is the solo project of Brisbane musician and occasional music journalist Tal Wallace. After the dissolution of his band The Smokestack Orchestra, Wallace began making music on his own as The Steady As She Goes in 2012 with a series of drum machines, guitar effects pedals and his own unmistakably deep voice.

A highly prolific artist, Wallace has released a long string of EPs and albums, the latest full-length being 2019’s “Symmetry”. He was also previously featured on Live Delay in episode 146 back in 2015, a performance at The Triffid that was later released as the live album “Blind Cave Things”.

Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Tyrell Shortt

Edith Thomas Furey:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 26 October 2019

Edith Thomas Furey began life as a three-piece band but since 2014 has just been the solo endeavour of Joel Glazebrook, formerly of Exit Ghost. The project was previously featured in episode 178 of Live Delay back in 2016 and the EP “Sleep Well, My Love” was released in early 2019 on Valley Heat Records.

Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Tyrell Shortt

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 319 – The Steady As She Goes and Edith Thomas Furey

Both sets in this episode were mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 31 May, 2020

Ep 318 – Thistle and Michael Beach & The Artists

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Thistle – Kalee Claire
Michael Beach & The Artists – Jesse Davis

Thistle:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 22 August 2019

Thistle are a Brisbane trio made up of Kassie Sofia on guitar and vocals, Caroline “Canna” Townsend on bass and Joe Teague on drums. As you’ll hear in this set, they celebrated their first anniversary as a band together in August 2019 with some partying live onstage. To paint you a picture, during the set they wore party hats and presented themselves with a supermarket-bought chocolate cake.

Recorded by Matthew Malone & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Sam Louis

Michael Beach & The Artists:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Michael Beach is originally from the town of Merced in central California. After moving to Melbourne he fell in with the local music community, playing in bands such as Meercaz, Colossal Yes and Electric Jellyfish, which later evolved into Shovels. His first record as Michael Beach, “Blood Courses”, came out in 2008 and the most recent 7″ “Curtain Of Night” in 2019. The current incarnation of his backing band, The Artists, consists of Peter Warden (who he also played with in Electric Jellyfish and Shovels) and Innez Tulloch and Matt Ford from Thigh Master.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Tyrell Short

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

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24 May, 2020