Ep 313 – Cigány Weaver

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Photo:
Cigány Weaver – Lauren Crabbe

Cigány Weaver:

Live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 29 November 2019

Brisbane-based Romani-style jazz ensemble Cigány Weaver have been working hard to win over audiences with their spectacular live shows for several years now, including spots at the Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and MONA’s Dark Mofo.

The band’s debut, self-titled EP was released in 2016 and was a live recording of interpretations of song from the history of film. Their debut album from 2019, also self-titled, showcased both original material and a few older standards.

While normally a six-piece, this set recorded at Yonder Festival’s Wunderbar Stage featured the band as a slightly stripped-down four-piece, with Jo Davies on vocals, Gareth Mewes on violin and Rory Dollard and Conor McDonald on guitars.

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak
Mixed by Joseph 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.

Extra grab-bag of goodies:
McKisko – “Wellspring” live at The Foundry, 6 April 2019
Recorded by Daniel Horvat
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 278

Asha Jefferies – “If You Were My Hero” live at The Triffid, 9 March 2019
Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 280

Moreton – “Circles” live at The Bearded Lady, 12 July 2019
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Blake Howson
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 287

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

Ep 284 – Best of 2019 Part 1

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For this episode we are doing something a little different. As it has officially ticked over past the halfway mark of 2019 we thought we would have a retrospective and look back at some our favourite live tracks that we have featured this year.

Featuring highlights from Luca Brasi, Bad Bangers, Dumb Things, P-Unique, Requin, McKisko, turnpike, Harmony, Asha Jefferies, Start Together, June Low and CNT EVN.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7 July, 2019

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Ep 280 – Asha Jefferies and June Low

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Photos:
Asha Jefferies – Jerry Kam
June Low – Pasi Ihalainen

Asha Jefferies:

Recorded by Scott Mercer.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 19th March 2019.

Asha is an artist who has been around for a while, commanding audiences with her honest and brutal lyrics combined with a striking vocal presence.

First releasing a single in 2016 called ‘Honey, Save Me From My Falsehoods’, Asha garnered national attention and was still under age as she played some of the biggest stages in the country.  Asha has been refining her sound over the years growing as an artist and in 2017 released the single ‘Coburg’ just before 2018s massive hit ‘Chaos’. Assembling a band, playing consistently and releasing singles to a wide fanbase cumulated in the release of her debut EP ‘Hold Yourself Together’ which was released in February 2019.

When Asha performs, she can cradle you in the palm of her hand as she weaves these intimate stories that are relatable but also make you feel like your gaining a true insight into her feelings.

Recorded live at the The Triffid on the 9th of March 2019.

 

June Low:

Recorded by Nell Forster.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 10th May 2018.

June Low are a four piece band from Brisbane who perform a style of indie rock with deep earthy undertone.  The group is formed from the songwriter Emma White on vocals and she assembled some amazing players to create this band; Brian Mann on lead guitar, Jane Elliot on bass and Sean Clift on percussion. They released their debut album in 2015 called ‘Exhale’, and have followed it up with ‘Heart Gallop’ in 2017 and recently with ‘The Letter’, which was released in March of 2019.  

They have a sound that feels nostalgic, as if you’ve always known them even when they release new tracks, they nestle in a place deep in your heart. They self described themselves as best listened to with a glass of red and hey, drink responsibly but maybe it wouldn’t go astray.

Recorded live at The Bearded Lady on the 10th of May 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 123: Asha Jefferies; Skullcave

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Asha Jefferies
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

Growing up in Brisbane, Asha Jefferies has many musical influences, including Ben Harper, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Jeff Buckley. At the age of 11, Asha started playing guitar and soon after started writing songs. Her songs are characterised by distinctively silky, smoky vocals, and beautiful lyrical melodies expressing experiences of the heart and observations of the human dimension.
She regularly plays at Woodford Folk Festival, Regional Flavours Festival, Cleveland Buzz Festival, and the Urban Country Music Festival and has toured to the Darling, Southern & Western Downs with fRETfEST.

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Skullcave
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt on the 25th of April, 2015.

Skullcave are Perth’s newest doom pop / shoegaze trio.
Following in the tradition of bands like The Melvins, Philm and Pelican, Skullcave combine bass-driven post-metal riffs that swell underneath echoing pop vocals & hard-hitting drums. Skullcave have achieved a dark, heavy sound, straddling the blurry line between metal and hard rock. They’ve just released their debut EP to critical acclaim.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29 May 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.