Episode 120: White Walls; Secret Black

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White Walls
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club on the 14th of March, 2015.

Starting in the early-2010’s, White Walls been tagged as as a Shoegaze band, but I think that’s discounting the whole picture. The 3-piece band consist of Dylan Black & Fuj McLean on guitars, and Rory Heane on Drums. The lack of a bass player is not missed in this trio’s sound, as the thunderous guitars more than make up the frequency band that makes you bob your head. Releasing two EP’s in 2011, and their 2012 self-titled debut, they’ve slowly but surely been winning new followers that come in contact with their sound. Recently they were up in Queensland for the Sonic Masala Festival and we managed to capture the raw essence of the band live.

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Secret Black
Recorded & Mixed by Cameron Smith.
Recorded at the Waiting Room on the 31st of May, 2014.

Secret Black is an instrumental group consisting of Adam Cadell (The Scrapes), Jamie Curran (Ghost Notes, Built From Sticks), Adrian Marsh (4ZZZ’s Rusted Satellites, Ghost Notes) and Dave Ryan (Dempefka). This recording is currently the only widely available release of any of Secret Black’s music, and is taken from a live performance at Brisbane DIY space The Waiting Room back in May 2014. The one-off performance was curated in support of Ambitious Lovers, who had reunited for that particular night, and which set was featured on Episode 115 of Live Delay.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 1 May 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 116: Love Of Diagrams; God Bows To Math

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Love Of Diagrams
Recorded & Mixed by Paul Maybury & Joe Fairburn.
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne on the 3rd of February, 2015.

Forming in 2001, Love Of Diagrams started out as an instrumental band, releasing their debut album ‘The Target Is You’ in 2003 and then slowly bringing vocals into the fold with their follow up EP ‘We Got Communication’. 2007 saw them sign with massive independent label Matador Records and the worldwide release of ‘Mosaic’ their 2nd album to very kind critical reviews. There was a 6 year gap between their 3rd album ‘Nowhere Forever’ and their brand new album ‘Blast’, which came out last month on Bedroom Suck Records.

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God Bows To Math
Recorded & Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room on the 27th of April, 2013.

Taking their name from a song on The Minutemen’s ‘Double Nickels On The Dime’, 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 200 performances during their six year career. Their self-titled debut hit the shelves in 2011 and they’ve just released their brand new record ‘Brighter Futures’ which they recorded with Nick Roughan, who’s name you’ll find on records by classic New Zealand artists such as Bailterspace, The Clean, Headless Chickens & Die! Die! Die!. This performance from The Waiting Room in Brisbane back in April 2013 shows every angle of this exciting – and noisy – rock band.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 3 April 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 115: Ambitious Lovers; Baptism Of Uzi

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Ambitious Lovers
Recorded by Cameron Smith.
Mixed by Cameron Smith.
Recorded at The Waiting Room on the 31st of May, 2014.

Ambitious Lovers, having formed 10 years ago, have only been active for three of those years, with most of their activity happening between 2007 to 2009, releasing 3 EP’s and a full length LP, having broken up the same night they released their last EP ‘Winter Got Warmer’. Midway through 2014, an invitation to perform was a chance to recreate their awkward and raw songs. It was their first gig in 5 years and played to small but extremely appreciative crowd at the Waiting Room. Though they still turn up playing occasionally in 2015, you can find Joel, who sings and plays ukulele, active in Spirit Bunny and Feet Teeth.

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Baptism Of Uzi
Recorded by Anthony Cornish.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Phoenix Public House on the 21st of April, 2012.

The band we are going to hear next are called Baptism Of Uzi. No, its not a gang of priests with machine guns, but a 4-piece band from the Eastern part of Geelong. Borrowing influences from bands such Black Sabbath and melding them with metronomic Krautrock rhythms of Can and Kraftwerk, their sound has seen them share stages with the likes of Michael Rother from Neu, Wavves & TV On The Radio, and produce two releases, their debut mini-album, titled Cassette, and the Stray Currents EP. This particular set was recorded back in 2012 in a inner-city Melbourne venue that existed for only 9 months, and captured the band transitioning from a quintet to a quartet.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 March 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 114: Go Go Fish; Spirit Bunny

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Go Go Fish
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of the Sonic Masala festival on the 14th of March, 2015.

What started out as a new project between self-confessed music geeks Scott Mercer & Ash Shanahan in 2011, has blossomed into a harmonious four-piece garage-pop outfit that goes by the name of ‘Go Go Fish’, adding Angela Hibbard and Murray Bowler to the fold a year later to fill out their desired sound. Sighting Sonic Youth as an influence, which you’ll get to sample in this particular set, they also wear the sound of other Brisbane pop-rock bands such as Iron On and Screamfeeder on their collective sleeves. They’ve just released their second EP, titled ‘If I Go Down I’m Taking You With Me’. It will also be their last release, as some of the members will be jetting off overseas to pursue other endeavors.
But thou shall not be sad, but shall celebrate the incredible sounds of Go Go Fish.

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Spirit Bunny
Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Cam Smith
Recorded at The Waiting Room on the 13th of September, 2014.

Spirit Bunny are a relatively new group that formed in 2013 and have already started catching the attention of numerous blogs and have even had their music featured in a documentary. Not bad for a group in its infancy. The 3 members of the band, Kate Thomas, Cameron Smith and Joel Saunders, create a sound that is dance-worthy, but not as you’d expect. Armed with a drum kit and two Commodore 64’s using music software from the 80’s, certain key commands trigger musical notes that evoke 8-bit emotions and cold distorted melodies with bombastic drum hits, Spirit Bunny are a group that must be seen to be believed.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 20 March 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 110: Danyl Jesu; Cedie Janson

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Danyl Jesu
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The The Bearded Lady, Brisbane on 5th of Decemeber, 2014.

The first cab off the rank is a set from Brisbane duo Danyl Jesu. They’ve only
been around for a year, but have already put out an EP, last year’s “Celebration”,
and are currently in the USA recording their debut album with Phil Elverum, he
of Mount Eerie fame.

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Cedie Janson
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane on 12th of September, 2014.

Cedie can be seen donning instruments for acts such as Naked Maja & Workshop, but for this particular show, he’s left to his own devices and paints an intense soundscape with very little tools.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 20 February 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 47: Nikko; God Bows To Math

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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.

NIKKO
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.

GOD BOWS TO MATH
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 7: Tape/Off; The Horrortones; The Mouldy Lovers

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Lucky seven! And Live Delay episode seven is going to be a really special event indeed. We bring you three great and very different Brisbane bands in their element – live on stage!

TAPE/OFF
Set 1 recorded by Sky Kirkham and mixed by Branko Cosic.
Set 2 recorded by Murray Paas and mixed by Cameron Smith.

We bring you not one, but TWO sets from one of Brisbane’s loudest bands – Tape/Off. The foursome whose fondness of loud pavement-esque rock has with a twist has seen them etch out a unique identity within their hometown music scene over the past few years. They’re also pretty nice dudes. Set 1 features three songs recorded at The Primitive Room in Spring Hill, Brisbane, whereas Set 2 shows three different songs from a gig at The Zoo in late 2012.

Find out more about Tape/Off.

THE HORRORTONES
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2012.

We’re proud to present Brisbane’s very own supergroup – The Horrortones! Made up of members of Texas Tea, The Vegas Kings, The Giants of Science and many other prominent local bands, The Horrortones beat out the soulful sounds of the sixties in a way even alliteration can’t do justice. Frontman Pete Collins may actually sound like Wilson Pickett and the rest of the band sound like The Commitments but with added sexual organs (and organ). And we’ve got them live here on Live Delay! Grouse!

Find out more about The Horrortones.

THE MOULDY LOVERS
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2011.

The Mouldy Lovers are a young and vibrant Brisbane gypsy instrumental band with a  wicked set of humour. They do a mad cover of the theme song from Tetris (unfortunately, not covered in this set) and have skills to pay multiple bills (not your rent however). Check out this neat live set we captured back in 2011 in this episode of Live Delay.

Find out more about The Mouldy Lovers.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 February 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, Cameron Smith, Murray Paas, Sky Kirkham.