Ep 343 – Jaguar Jonze

Jaguar Jonze:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 21 July 2019

Jaguar Jonze is the musical guise of Brisbane creative Deena Lynch. She began her career in music recording under her first name, Deena, releasing the albums “Lone Wolf” in 2012 and “Black Cat” in 2015. In the late 2010s she began a series of creative projects across several disciplines, each with their own name: Dusky Jonze for photography, Spectator Jonze for visual art, and Jaguar Jonze for music.

After years of hard work in the industry and a string of singles, 2020 was to be a huge year for Lynch. In February she competed in the Australian selection event of the Eurovision Song Contest, dislocating a shoulder during her performance. In March she embarked on what was supposed to be a career-making promotional tour of the United States, but the COVID-19 pandemic cut short the trip almost immediately. Adding injury to insult, shortly after returning to Australia Lynch was diagnosed with COVID herself, and spent several months recovering. In April the debut Jaguar Jonze EP “Diamonds And Liquid Gold” was released as she sat in the back of an ambulance.

This set you’re about to hear was recorded in Brisbane between Lynch’s Eurovision and American adventures. She was backed on the night by Joe Fallon on guitar, Aidan Hogg on bass and Jacob Mann on drums.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack Davidson
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

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

Extra songs:
Lucy Francesca Dron – “In This Time” live at The Bearded Lady, 14 March 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 316


Timi Temple – “No Where” live at Greaser, 21 November 2019
Recorded by Scott Mercer & Taine Josephson
Mixed by Zac Van Itallie
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 317


Michael Beach & The Artists – “The Fool” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Tyrell Shortt
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 318

Due to prior arrangement with the artist/management, we are unable to provide this episode for streaming.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 13 December, 2020

Ep 312 – BLUSSH and Lucinda R.

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BLUSSH – Mark Thorp

BLUSSH:

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

Brisbane band BLUSSH formed in late 2018 with singer/guitarist Kelly Schinkel recruiting her sister Stacey on bass and Sophia De Marco on drums. Over the next twelve months they undertook a relentless campaign of live gigs, quickly earning a reputation as one of the hardest-working and hardest-rocking bands in town. In October 2019 they released their debut EP, “Shut Up Becky!”.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic

Lucinda R.

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 28 August 2019

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Johnson has been a staple around Brisbane for the better part of a decade now, until recently performing and recording under the name O’ Little Sister. She released a self-titled EP in June 2012 and a string of singles over the next few years before announcing a name change in late 2019 to Lucinda R. In early 2020 she released her first single as Lucinda R., called “TIN TIN”, an astonishing song that you’ll hear towards the end of this set.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Tim Roberts

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29 March, 2020

Ep 307 – Ainslie Wills Part 2

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Ainslie Wills – Nick McKinlay

Ainslie Wills:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 28th August 2019

Part 2 of the set, following on from part 1 in episode 306 of Live Delay.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tynan Iland
Special thanks to live engineer Jono Steer

Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 7th September 2016

Bonus tracks from Bigsound previously aired in episode 214.

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Luke Thomson

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16 February, 2020

Ep 306 – Ainslie Wills Part 1

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Ainslie Wills – Rich Yeah

Ainslie Wills:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 28th August 2019

Ainslie Wills started making her own music after hearing the seminal Jeff Buckley album “Grace” and has hardly let up since. Since the debut of her first self-titled EP in 2007, she has toured and recorded across the country, releasing the “Somebody For Everyone” EP in 2010, “You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine” album in 2013, “Oh The Gold” EP in 2015 and most recently the album “All You Have Is All You Need” in 2019.

She frequently collaborates with musician Lawrence Folvig and producer Jono Steer, both of whom were present when this set was recorded – Folvig playing in the band onstage and Steer behind the mixing desk. On the Brisbane leg of this tour, a reverential Wednesday night audience witnessed some extraordinary musical highlights as well as some more humorous moments.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tynan Iland
Special thanks to live engineer Jono Steer

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9 February, 2020

Ep 295 – Julia R. Anderson and glasshouse

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Julia R. Anderson – Scott Mercer
glasshouse – Scott Mercer

Julia R. Anderson:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 10th May 2019

Born in the southern deserts of Israel, Julia R. Anderson’s family moved to Australia when she was a toddler, settling in Bundaberg. As a teenager she began experimenting with sampling and songwriting, picking up the guitar during a return stay in Israel. Ultimately moving to Brisbane to study music, Anderson has since established herself as a prolific performer and a consistently inventive force within the local music community.

This set is quite unusual, even by Anderson’s adventurous musical standards. In mid-2019, she scored a support slot at the Brisbane stop on Laura Imbruglia’s east coast album tour. Because regular drummer Andrew van der Horst was in Japan at the time, Anderson performed a special drumless trio show with Imogen Kowalczyk on bass and Reece Dargie on guitar. The result is a unique showcase of the intricate nature of her music, held together with no backbeat, just an invisible spiderweb of pure vibes. A viberweb, if you will.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Nathan Melvin-Tong
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

glasshouse:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 6 July 2019

Formed on the Sunshine Coast, glasshouse released their debut EP, “Plastic”, in June 2018. Since then they’ve been keeping busy playing shows around Brisbane and most recently announced their upcoming east coast tour in support of new single “Pulp”.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Special thanks to live engineer Tim Roberts

Both sets in this episode were mixed by 3rd-year audio production students from the Queensland University of Technology as part of their final assessment piece. Special thanks to John Willsteed and Yanto Browning at QUT for facilitating this collaboration.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24 November, 2019

Ep 293 – TOTTY

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TOTTY – Jared Leibowitz

TOTTY:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 13 September 2019

TOTTY formed in the small town of Berrara on the south coast of New South Wales in 2016. Initially a duo consisting of Kelly Jansch on vocals/guitar and Chris Peruch on drums, their earliest songs were recorded in a shed out the back of Jansch’s mother’s house. Moving north to Woolongong and picking up bass player Max Piroddi, TOTTY gradually grew their live following and secured support slots with bands including Drunk Mums, Horror My Friend, Ruby Fields and Skeggs.

In May 2018 TOTTY were signed to Dune Rats’ Ratbag Records and released their debut EP, “Cut the Poppies”. Since then they’ve released an additional single, Lucky, in May 2019.

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Tim Roberts

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 10 November, 2019

Ep 274 – CNT EVN and Dumb Things

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Dumb Things – Daniel Sergiacomi
CNT EVN – Bec Harbour

CNT EVN

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 1st March 2019.

CNT EVN are a relatively new band but their fresh sound and busy playing schedule has seen them become a formidable band about town, pulling crowds and fans along for the ride. CNT EVN released a debut EP called ‘Demo’ in September 2018 and with four tracks to it, it’s a damn enjoyable listen. They take their intensity to the stage and are comprised of Gemma Wyer on the Drums, Rita Braby hitting the Bass, Anthony Gray on the Guitar and fronted by Rae Hatch on Vocal and Keys.

CNT EVN really bring something different to the table and it’s super exciting to hear. It has classic punk sounding structures with energetic fast paced riffs, big thumping bass, crashing drums and howling vocals but there is also the added synth factor which makes CNT EVN carve their own path and sound. They are snagging numerous support slots, building from strength to strength and are even Facebook official as of February of 2019.

Enough of the talk and more of the walk, recorded live at the Black Bear Lodge on the 1st of March 2019.

Dumb Things

Recorded by Scott Mercer.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 28th February 2019.

Dumb Things have been around for a couple of years and they produce some of the finest laid back indie rock that suits a balcony in Brisbane with the sun setting, cold drink in hand just before the aeroguard gets whipped out.

They have so far released one album called Dumb Things and it truly is an extremely enjoyable listen. It has those jangly guitar parts that immediately give you that sense of ease and they do such an effective job of writing a melody that buries into your subconscious that you end up singing their songs all week.

The group is comprised of Adam Vincent, James Southey, Madeleine Keinonen, Andrew Robinson and Patrick Hill.

This particular recording was at their LP launch after their record received a vinyl release via Bobo Integral.

Recorded live at The Foundry on the 28th of February 2019.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 272 – Electric Zebra and Pool Shop

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Photos:
Electric Zebra – Matt Walter
Pool Shop – Jasmin Osman

Electric Zebra

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 19th July 2018

Electric Zebra are a band that formed in the Gold Coast out of  a couple of high school friends and a drummer they found on GumTree. After forming in 2014, the four-piece of Keelan, Daniel, Adam and Kesh have played consistently around Brisbane and Australia harnessing their energetic riffs and heavy drum stylings.

They have released two EPs 2016’s ‘Ambition’ and followed up with 2018’s ‘You’re Sinking’. They play with a high intensity with guitars turned up to the max, a pulsating rhythm section and a compelling vocal style. They are guaranteed to get your head moving and can build up into an almighty head bang within a few chords.

Turn the stereo up and get stuck into this set, recorded live at The Black Bear Lodge on the 19th of July 2018.

Pool Shop

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at BIGSOUND – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 5th September 2018

Sweater Curse have been on a bit of a crazy ride over the last 2 years and have put in the hard yards to be seen as one of the most promising acts in the country. They burst onto the scene in 2017 with a track called Fell Asleep which showcased their particular sound of indie rock, but while it was often imitated, this sounded fresh and goddamn exciting.

They are comprised of Chris on guitar and vocal duties, Monica on bass and vocals and Rei on the drums. They have backed up their buzz with an intense live act that has been refined after years of playing as much as they could. They were featured on major stages, bills and festivals around the country and have built an impressive following. They play a brand of indie rock that is engaging and gets you grooving but also makes you focus on the lyrics that you end up hanging on. The way the vocals intertwine and tell a story accompanied by really tight drumming and instrumentation you can see how they have consistently delivered on stage.

Their first EP came out on the 1st of March of this year 2019, and we can only expect good things from these local legends. They hit the 4ZZZ Carpark on the 30th of March 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 17th March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 237: Violent Soho

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Photo: Matt Walter

 

Violent Soho

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, 23rd December 2017

The Mansfield 4-piece first formed in 2004, all attending Mansfield State High School. Local shows with Brisbane favourites Eat Lazer Scumbag and Gazoonga Attack caught the eye of producer Bryce Moorhead of who recorded their first EP Pigs & T.V. in 2006.

The EP gained the band attention nationally, recruiting Magic Dirt’s Dean Turner as manager. He also produced and released their first full length album in 2008 on his Emergency Music label. We Don’t Belong Here continued their steady growth in popularity, allowing them to tour internationally for the first time as well as play national festivals Homebake, Laneway, Meredith, Falls and Southbound.

Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth became a fan of the band during this time and quickly signed Violent Soho to his label Ecstatic Peace! Records. This lead them to relocate to the U.S and re-recorded most of the material from their debut with legendary producer Gil Norton. The result was their self titled record, released in the early parts of 2010, which they toured extensively throughout the states and back home in Australia.

Violent Soho eventually parted ways with Moore’s label in 2011, returning home to sign with Melbourne based independent label I Oh You. They also linked back up with Bryce Moorhead to begin work on Hungry Ghost, which was released in 2013. A coming of age for the band, Hungry Ghost attained gold status in Australia and extensive touring continued nationally and abroad.

The band’s fourth album Waco, again produced by longtime collaborator Bryce Moorhead, debuted at no. 1 on both the ARIA and iTunes charts upon release in 2016. Countless sold out shows followed, solidifying them as one of Australia’s most popular independent artists.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th of February 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 236: Spiral Stairs

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Photo: Sarah Kidd

Spiral Stairs

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 10th December 2017

Spiral Stairs aka Scott Kannberg first began making music with co founding member Stephen Malkamus in the legendary 90’s act Pavement. After Pavement disbanded in 1999, Kannberg formed Preston School Of Industry, who went on to release two albums through Matador Records; 2001’s All This Sounds Gas and 2004’s Monsoon.

5 years passed before Kannberg re-emerged with his first solo effort The Real Feel, which was also released through Matador. He then relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Beachmere for a few years, before slowly beginning work on the follow up.

2017 saw the release of Doris And The Daggers, Kannberg’s most personal and emotional music to date. Alongside the album was a bonus Australian only 7“ entitled Pig City accompanied with the B-Side Vultures Of Caboolture, which are a homage to his time spent in Brisbane. Pig City, a song title shared by Queensland band The Parameters, was inspired by the Andrew Stafford book about Brisbane music during the police corruption era as well as the influential sounds of The Go-Betweens.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 11th of February 2018. Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.