Episode 135: Neighbour, Polish Club

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Neighbour
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 23rd of August 2015.

First up is Brisbane singer songwriter Ryan Nebauer who performs under the name Neighbour. Ryan formerly fronted local rock band Fushia, who had lots of success including national tours, and two nominations for Queensland Music Awards. But for the past two years he’s been writing songs solo and has stripped it down to a low key folk pop style. His recordings and live performances feature members of the medics, cheap fakes, pigeon, and sometimes he even gets his dad to jump on the double bass.

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Polish Club
Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan and Hugh Fasher
Mixed by Hugh Fasher
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at The Metro, Sydney, 9th of May 2015.

Polish club describe themselves as the spirit of Motown’s finest with the rock scuzz of Detroit. Their sound is a mix of brash blues guitar riffs over up tempo drums, and a howling voice to top it off. The band has only released four songs so far but has gained enough attention to attract national interest which saw them land a spot on 2015’s Big Sound Live lineup.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 18th September 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 112: Sparkspitter; The Royal Artillery

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Sparkspitter
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Cameron Smith.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane on 12th of September, 2014.

Created from the ashes of other Adelaide bands finding their feet around 2011,
Sparkspitter was an experimental outlet for Thomas Capogreco & Rohan
Goldsmith. Challenging themselves to create fully fleshed songs with lap steel
guitar loops as a basis, Matt Barlow came along to complete the rhythmic picture
by picking up Bass duties, and the band was formed. Their music have seen
them tour the country and play with such eclectic artists, such as Thee Oh Sees,
OM, Love Of Diagrams & Civil Civic.

This particular set we are about to hear was recorded at The Waiting Room in
Brisbane last year after their BigSound Music Conference appearance.
This was a special one-off set before going back home to Adelaide.

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The Royal Artillery
Recorded & mixed by Eoin Clements & Sep V.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Brisbane on the 21st of February, 2015.

Starting up in the late 2000’s, The Royal Artillery have become a powerhouse band on the blues rock circuit. Led by guitarist Zed Charles, their sound is reminiscent of early Hendrix days, with a dash of 90’s riffage. Slowly but surely, they’ve had a solid following that seems to grow strength to strength show by show. This is a band you need to watch out for.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 6 March 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 87: Mixed Bag

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Halfway
Recorded by John Robinson.
Mixed by John Robinson.
Recorded at Big Sound 2012

Halfway originally formed in 2000 shortly after John Busby, Chris Dale and Elwin Hawton moved from Rockhampton to Brisbane and met bassist Ben Johnson. Later, they added brothers Noel and Liam Fitzparick and by 2008 the group had released 2 records and picked up the Grant McLennan prize for song-writing. Recently, they’ve added ex-Go-Between John Willsteed and Luke Peacock to to bring that headcount up to 8. In February 2014 they released their latest record, Any Old Love, which received high praise from Mess + Noise, The Courier Mail and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Listen to ‘Any Old Love’ on the Halfway Bandcamp.

Adele & Glenn
Recorded by John Robinson.
Mixed by John Robinson.
Recorded at Big Sound 2012

Adele Pickvance and Glenn Thompson were the rhythm section for the Go-Betweens during the ‘re-formation years’ between 2000 and 2006. In 2011 they got back together to play each other’s songs and released their first album ‘Carrington Street’ in 2012. They received some very nice reviews for their humble indie-folk record.

Check out Adele and Glenn on Facebook.

Deadshred
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane. 4th July 2014.

Formed in Brisbane 2013, Deadshred finds members of Slug Guts, Per Purpose, Feathers and Thigh Master getting together to make noisey post-punk. In October of this year they’ll be releasing a debut cassette on Tenth Court Records. The tape is called ‘Thousand Yard Staring Competition’ and if lead single ‘Ratsakk’ is anything to go by then it’s going to rock harder than a belch in the ear.

Hear Deadshred’s debut single, Ratsakk, over at soundcloud.

NUN
Engineered by Jack Farley.
Produced by Grace K.
Originally aired on ‘Straight to You’ for PBS 106.7FM. 7th January 2013.

In April Nun’s self-titled debut album was co-released by Aarght! and Avant Records. Shadowy, brooding and drawing from a history of occultism in Victoria, the record follows on in the same vein as their first 7” released in 2012 on Nihilistic Orbs, the label for all things Dark, electronic and Australian.

Check out Nun and some tracks from their debut album over at the Aarght! Records site.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 12 September 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 17: Harmony; Adele & Glenn; Ben Salter

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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.

HARMONY
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.

ADELE & GLENN
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
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BEN SALTER
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.