Ep 277 – Turnpike and To The North

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Photos: Will Johnstone

Turnpike:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

Turnpike are one of those bands that are that really-cool-wise-person’s favourite band and when you listen to them you understand why. They are force of nature and are unrelenting in their pursuit of putting out incredible music. That being said, they can wait a while for new releases they have released three records in the 17 years of existence. However, they have cultivated a remarkably loyal fan base who hang on every new bit of material and show that they perform.

Their music is brutal, heavy but so beautifully intricate as well and truly taps into a primal energy. They released ‘no title’ in 2002, followed up by ‘Humans Find Patterns’ and then 2016’s ‘Where There Is Nothing’.

Turnpike are comprised of Chris Bryant, Tim Evans and Adam King and are nothing short of a powerhouse. The live show is intense and on this night, there was truly a feeling of getting to see a collective favourite on stage.

Performing Live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April, 2019.

To The North:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

To The North are four friends from Brisbane who play their own brand of indie punk which has brought together a scene of diehard fans. They formed from players from several bands all coming together from their mutual love of music and particular bands. Errol Hoffman, Cameron Gillard, Simon Reynolds and Josh Strange are big fans of the DIY movement and their passion of playing music has fueled their other favourite passion of travelling as they have toured consistently since their start.

They have released several splits, EP’s and albums over the years the latest being the ‘Indiscretion’ EP, which was released in 2010. They play an energetic style and when live on stage they aren’t afraid to turn it up loud and get one with the audience. It’s just pure fun music, to dance about and sing along to and you feed off the happy energy of seeing a band that is doing what they love on stage.

They even hinted at some upcoming new music.

Recorded live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April 2019.

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

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 276 – RAZAR

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Photos: Marc Austin-Zande

RAZAR:

Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 14th October 2018.

RAZAR started out in 1976 out of Mt Gravatt a suburb just outside of Brisbane. Teens at the time, two brothers Greg Wackley and Robert Wackley, making up the rhythm section on drums and bass respectively, joined up with Marty Burke on vocals and Steven Mee on guitar.

A garage band, they played their first gig at the Atcherley Hotel and then played regularly the few venues that were around at the time. As punks at punk gigs, the band regularly saw the over-reaction and violence from police which ended up seeing them create the iconic track ‘Task Force’.

As one of the most iconic members of this scene at the time, they reformed for White Chairs Volume Two to a significant fan base remembering their youth and a whole new generation of fans who never thought they’d get the chance to see such a band.

Recorded Live at The Triffid on the 14th of October 2018 at Return to White Chairs Volume Two, this is RAZAR.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28th April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 275 – Return to White Chairs Vol. 2

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Photos: Marc Austin-Zande

Return to White Chairs Vol. 2:

Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Greg Jard.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 14th October 2018.

For this week’s episode of Live Delay, we are in for a real treat as we get to deliver a smorgasbord of music from a really special event. In Episode 275 we are privileged to showcase artists that played at the Return to White Chairs Volume Two. Return to White Chairs is a reunion event that celebrates the music and history between 1977 and 1987. A time in Brisbane where the counter culture of Punk was such an intense and bonded community fighting against the corrupt Bjeike Petersen regime.

Conservatism gripped the Brisbane city and tried so hard to squeeze the life out of any opposition or form of cultural expression during this period. The bond between the musicians in the punk scene was so strong as they fought so hard to keep a scene alive and in doing so created some of the worlds most influential bands.

Return to White Chairs as it’s website celebrates this time, the music, and the many people that loved and played in the scene.

Playing at The Triffid on the 14th of October 2018 was a range of different bands. From bands around at the time like The Horny Toads, Scrap Metal, Public Execution, The 5 Hanks, Vacant Rooms, The Cultured Few, and The Chrysalids, to bands that are somewhat more recent but featured players from the era like Dr Bombay, The Dangerous Folk, and The Bollocks.

The night was headlined by two incredible bands, Ipswich legends Toy Watches and the one of the first punk bands ever RAZAR.

This episode is giving you a little taste of the bands that played on that night, and for others, a trip down memory lane.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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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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 271 – Marville and Sweater Curse

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Marville – Christian Kramer
Sweater Curse – Joanna Letic

Marville

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4ZZZ Car Park, Brisbane, 30th March 2018

Marville are a brilliant two piece playing unrelenting rock and roll. They formed in 2009 and are formed of the powerful riffs and vocals of Ashley Kerley and complimented by the wild thrashings of Doug Palmer. They have released two records ‘Vayan con Dios’ in 2013 and followed up in 2018 with ‘Terra Alpha’.

Their music is damn to the point, no fuss and no goddamn muss. It’s direct and hits its mark every time. The riffs compel you to move and with big splashing cymbals it produces a sound that really delivers. Ash can reel you in as she spits out the lyrics with venom before unleashing with a roar to kick a track into overdrive. They are a dynamic live act that hits the stage with intensity and loves to take the audience along for a ride. But don’t make my word for it listen for yourselves.

For Episode 271 recorded live at the 4ZZZ Carpark on the 30th of March 2018.

Sweater Curse

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at 4ZZZ Car Park, Brisbane, 30th March 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 10th March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 270 – Harmony

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Photos Branko Cosic

Harmony

Recorded by Kelly Schinkel
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, 18th August 2018

Harmony are a remarkable band that are equal parts beautiful and brutal. They encapsulate the whole range of human emotion, with blistering intensity of screeching guitars and roars with harmonies that soothe and romance you. They formed in 2009 and would release 3 albums and various singles including last year’s record ‘Double Negative’.  

The band features a stripped back collection of guitar, bass, drums and a vocal duality of Tom Lyngcoln’s intense vocals supported by 3 vocalists providing amazing harmonies. The songs are intense and full of emotion, balancing the beauty of the harmonies with the rawness of the musicality and Tom’s vocals. The six members are from all over the Melbourne scene featuring along with Lyngcoln, Alex Kastaniotis on drums, Jonathan Chapple on bass and the trio of Amanda Roff, Quinn Delany and Erica Dunn providing the angelic tones.  

This set demonstrates the beauty of what Harmony do, it was pure emotion with the ferocity of the music and howling with the soaring harmonies elevating to a near spiritual level. I can’t say enough about this band and this set so here it is, recorded live at Sonic Masala Festival on the 18th of August, 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 3rd March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 262 – Dappled Cities

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Photos: Ben Knight

Dappled Cities

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 12th May 2017

Dappled Cities are a 5 piece rock band that have truly been around the block after forming in the late 90’s. They have released 5 albums in their career, and played across the world to a dedicated and excited fan base.

They started out as teenagers in 1997 playing a bunch of gigs in underage venues before they were of the age to play the larger licenced venues. They toured consistently in Australia and New Zealand and then had European and American tours, even playing South by Southwest three times. Despite forming in ‘97, they released their first full length record in 2004 with the album ‘A Smile’. They followed up with Granddance in 2006, Zounds in ‘09, and Lake Air in 2012. It would be five years before they would release a new album which was aptly called 5 and saw a line up change for the band.

Their set at The Foundry was well received with tracks from across their discography.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23rd of December 2018.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 260 – Nova Scotia and Air Jordans

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Photos: Justin Edwards

Nova Scotia

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Nova Scotia are a Brisbane band that I thought I’d only ever hear about.  Every time they came up it was always with a reverence and a hint of dismay as I was informed they don’t really play anymore. Well that all changed with a reformation of sorts at 2018’s Sonic Masala Fest.

Nova Scotia have been absent from the Brisbane scene for about 6 and a half years after their release in 2011 aptly titled Nova Scotia. Their rock and punk sensibilities are delivered with intensity intertwined with positive sounding riffs that make you feel stoked to be in the presence of music.

With lead vocalist Scott moving to Melbourne this was a chance for diehard fans to get a long lost glimpse of one of their favourites and the crowd was heaving for their set. They were a force to be reckoned with on this reformed show, while they said it was the last you truly never know.

Air Jordans

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

They released their debut recording 2 days before this gig and they have had one epic year. Their first show was at Sonic Masala 2017 after forming earlier that year and they played consistently throughout this period leading up to this gig. Air Jordans is comprised of a whole bunch of different musical talents with every member sharing the vocals. The band was intended to have a no-wave sound but definitely has a bit of pop thrown in there for good measure. Their debut album MoNstEr jAM was seven tracks of fun interlocking guitar, walls of noise and heart warming harmonies with still plenty of head banging intensity.  This show sees a possible hiatus for the band as one of the vocalists and guitarist is leaving the bright lights of Brisbane to the city of Melbourne but boy did they turn it on for this set.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9th of December 2018.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 259: Port Royal & Elder

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Port Royal

Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th July 2018

Brisbane rock n’ roll revivalists Port Royal formed in 2015. Their current line up consists of Lawson Doyle on guitar and vocals, Liam Morton on lead guitar, Chase Brodie on bass and Connor Arnold on drums. They unleashed their debut EP The Express in May, 2016 which earned them support slots for The Delta Riggs, Cherry Dolls and Wolfmother.

2017 saw the release of single “Get Heavy” which landed in 2nd place in the 4ZZZ Hot 100 countdown of 2018. Playing a host of dates across the east coast of Australia earned them an enthusiastic following. The Love, Passion, Satisfaction EP was released in August 2018 with a heavy run of touring to support.

 

Elder

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Elder are Matt Burton on vocals and guitar, Thomas White on bass and vocals and Talia Bond on Drums. Their debut single “Vagabond” gained strong radio support soon after its release in December, 2017. Since then they have shared bills around Brisbane with Andrew Tuttle, Good Boy, Chakra Efendi and Yukon Era (NZ).

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

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.