EP 162: Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side; Mexico City

Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side
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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4zzz 40th Birthday Celebrations, The Old Museum, Brisbane, 4th December 2015.

Known for his work as half of the two headed screaming beast that is the iconic Brisbane band Six Ft Hick, Ben Corbett demonstrates his ability to produce the polar opposite in his side project. Originally teaming up with Nick Naughton from fellow Brisbane group Skippy Showband to play country covers, it wasn’t long before they began crafting their own songs inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Burt Bacharach. Ben Corbett himself describes the songs as “a rock and roll country combo. Like bacon and maple syrup, it shouldn’t work but it does”. Gentle Ben and his sensitive side seldom perform live so capturing this set is a true rarity.

Mexico City
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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 9th April 2015.

Mexico City are a band that have been kicking around the Brisbane music scene for the past decade and a half, with two albums released in the noughties. After being quiet for six years, they’re about to release their third record, titled ‘When The Day Goes Dark’. Describing themselves as Dark Garage Country Rock, you can hear vintage influences of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, instilled with modern power.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15th May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 145: Jeremy Neale; Screamfeeder; Ups and Downs; Ed Kuepper

This episode is dedicated to 4ZZZ’s 40th birthday, which was celebrated on Tuesday the 8th of December, 2015. On the 20th of September, 2015, 4ZZZ and Brisbane Festival presented a showcase of seminal acts that have been integral to Brisbane’s music scene over the last 40 years and much loved by 4ZZZ and their listeners. This episode is dedicated to that day.

Jeremy Neale
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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Speigeltent for 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations 20th September 2015.

Singer Songwriter Jeremy Neale has been writing catchy garage pop gems since 2008 as a solo artist, as well as a number of notable Brisbane bands including everyones favourite 12 piece street gang Velociraptor.

Screamfeeder
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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Speigeltent for 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations 20th September 2015.

Beginning in Brisbane in 1990, Screamfeeder have become icons of the Australian alternative music scene, leading the way for independent Australian artists. In their expansive career they have released 6 albums, four EPs, toured extensively and supported bands like Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Rollins Band.

Ups and Downs
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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Speigeltent for 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations 20th September 2015.

Formed in 1983 Ups and Downs played a brand of ethereal, well-crafted,jangly guitar pop and had success with singles ‘The Living Kind’, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and ‘Lit by the Fuse’.

Ed Kuepper
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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Speigeltent for 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations 20th September 2015.

Starting his career as the frontman for the iconic Brisbane band ‘The Saints’in 1973, Ed Kuepper’s genre shifting, four decade long career also includes writing songs in bands like ‘The Laughing Clowns’, and ‘The Aint’s’ as well as writing and performing all instrumentation, producing, mixing, and mastering the 20 albums he has released as a solo artist.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 4th December 2015.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 139; Screamfeeder

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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Spiegeltent at Brisbane Festival for 4ZZZ Flashback: 40 Years of Independent Radio Celebrations, 20th September 2015.

Episode 139 of Live Delay features legendary 90’s alternative rock group Screamfeeder. Beginning in Brisbane in 1990, Screamfeeder have become icons of the Australian alternative music scene, leading the way for independent Australian artists. In their expansive career they have released 6 albums, four EPs, toured extensively and supported bands like Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Rollins Band. Over the last few years the band have re-released vinyls of their classics, toured sporadically, and even taken time to establish themselves as respectable solo musicians.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 16th October 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.