EP 150: CLEVER; The Stress of Leisure


Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Josh Watson
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane, July 4th 2015.

Starting off in October 2014, CLEVER have wasted no time taking their chaotic noise punk shows up and down the east coast playing in Nambour, Brisbane, Lismore, Newcastle, and Sydney as well as scoring a ton of support slots for local and international artists. If they keep things up at this pace, you can expect to hear a lot more of them.

The Stress of Leisure

Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Beetle Bar, Brisbane, 20th September 2013.

Formed in 2005 by vocalist and guitarist Ian Powne, and self described as ‘sub tropical post punk pop crossed with art school indie’ the stress of leisure has remained 100% independent and released a total of 5 albums all through their own record label over their mammoth career. Although the band members have not remained consistent, The Stress of Leisure continues to produce great songs with great choruses.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29th January 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 47: Nikko; God Bows To Math


On Episode 47 of Live Delay, we hear some epic live tunes from Brisbane fourpeice Nikko plus revisit the live raucous of God Bows To Math.

Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Cameron Smith.
Recorded at the Beetle Bar, Brisbane, December 2012.

The frontier dark clamour of Nikko has reverberated around Brisbane for some time now. Emerging in around 2005, five schoolyard friends formed and devoted their time to writing dark lyrical masterpieces augmented by some incredible noise.

Made up of Ryan Potter, Jackson Briggs, Sam Whiting and Blair Westbrook, the band have released two excellent records, 2010’s The Warm Side and 2012’s Gold & Red amongst a host of EPs.

The feature set we’ve got for you on the latest Live Delay comes from the band’s performance at the Beetle Bar in Brisbane back in December 2012, when they played alongside the likes of The Keep On Dancins, Ghost Notes and Sucks. Make sure you tune in to get a full appreciation of the power and wonder of Nikko.

Find out more about Nikko.

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.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 6 December 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Cam Smith, Beetle Bar, Josh Watson.

Episode 42: The Slow Push

the slow pushWe go back for a second helping of live music from Brisbane’s Beetle Bar – including in some live post-punk/indie rock from electric five piece THE SLOW PUSH.


Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar, Brisbane. 

Our feature set today comes from Brisbane group The Slow Push, a five piece who delve into the realm of post-punk and indie rock, with an eclectic sound driven by the hyperactive vocals and stage presence of their chief songwriter and front man, Chris Hetherington.

The band as had a bit of a shifting lineup, but has settled with the likes of Meagan Chanel McKewn, Phil Driver, Scott Mercer and Dave Klokman, making up the current incarnation.

They’re release a host of singles and EPs, and two long players – 2009’s ‘We Blame the Overachievers’ and returned in 2012 with ‘Misshappen Giants’.

The live set we have for you today takes in a bit of both. It was recorded at The Beetle Bar in Brisbane in September 2013 when the band played with The Bell Divers and the Stress of Leisure.

Stream online:

Find out more about The Slow Push.

Feature Interview: Chris Hetherington of The Slow Push.

Listen to an extended interview with Chris Hetherington:

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 8 November 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, The Beetle Bar.