Ep 342 – The Cutaways

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The Cutaways – Alex Nisiriou

The Cutaways:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 19 July 2019

Brisbane band The Cutaways were formed in 2016 and are made up of singer/guitarist Emmy Hour, guitarist Ben Fishlock, bassist Marcus Wilson and drummer Peter Bosworth. Their eponymous debut EP was released in 2016 and full-length album “Wax Woman” came out in 2019. It was at the album launch for “Wax Woman” that this set you’re about to hear was recorded.

Includes an interview with Emmy Hour from the band originally recorded for the Zed Digital show HERstory, hosted by Dani Nash.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15 November, 2020

Ep 340 – Israeli Chicks

Israeli Chicks:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 1 November 2019

Contrary to their name, Israeli Chicks are actually a group of men from Byron Bay. With Sam Love on vocals and bass, Zar Harper on guitar and Louie O’Riordan on drums, the trio started off as housemates before forming a band and playing their first gig in 2016. The EP “I Love You Mum” came quickly the following year, followed by the “Ham & Egg Double” single in 2018 and “Natural Decline” EP in 2019.

Recorded by Sam Kelly
Mixed by Hugh Middleton
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

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

Extra songs:
BLUSSH – “Sad Girls” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Scott Mercer
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 312

Life Strike – “Dear Life” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 311

Bad Bangers – “Loyalty” live at The Bearded Lady, 22 December 2018
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Hugh Tyler
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 310

Mum’s Tennis Friends – “Olive” live at The Bearded Lady, 19 January 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster & Sam Kelly
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 314

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 1 November, 2020

Ep 296 – Desperada and TOP nachos

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Photo:
TOP nachos – Oscar Moreno

Desperada:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 19 July 2019

Desperada are a fairly new band, formed in 2018 with Joe Jackson on vocals and guitar, Enrico Le Mura on bass and Lachy Walker on drums. In May 2019 they released their debut album, “Born Not Raised”.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Zac Womal
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

TOP nachos:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 19 July 2019

Formed in 2016 in Queens, New York, by singer/guitarist Eli Frank and drummer Kenny Hauptman, TOP nachos bring a strong element of anarchic comedy to their music, especially their live shows. In March 2016 the band released their debut EP, titled “EP”, followed by a split single with The Rizzos in August 2018 and the album “Dank Side of the Moon” in September 2018, released on King Pizza Records.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Zac Van Itallie
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

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 1 December, 2019

EP 229: Ali Barter; The Cutaways

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Photo: Liam Thomson (AB), Allan Allport (TC)

Ali Barter

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, 23rd September 2017

Melbourne singer/songwriter Ali Barter’s musical career prospects showed promise at a young age, singing with the Australian Girls Choir until the age of 16. After a stint of partying and “running amok” in her early twenties she began to refocus on music releasing her debut EP Trip, produced by Steve Mowatt, in 2012.

2 EP’s followed, working with now partner and longtime collaborator Oscar Dawson, as well as playing the Laneway Festival and support slots for The War On Drugs and Husky. 2016 saw Ali release her debut album “A Suitable Girl” through Inertia Records which gained her huge popularity throughout the country and abroad.

The Cutaways

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 5th May 2017

A relatively new band, The Cutaways have just one release to   their name. Their self titled EP was released in September 2016 and the band have been hard at work, performing their impressive live shows ever since. The Cutaways are one to watch for the future.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 26th of November 2017.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 227: Grenadiers

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Photo: Will Anlezark

Grenadiers

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 5th May 2017

Formed in Adelaide, Grenadiers are a powerful 3-piece outfit, straddling the line between punk and rock with a distinct swagger that separates them from rival bands. Their first album “Songs The Devil Taught Us”, released in 2010, established them on the national music scene, touring throughout Australia including many regional dates.

A four and a half year wait came before their sophomore effort, 2014’s “Summer” was released, due to a drastic line-up change which left singer and guitarist Jesse Coulter the only founding member of the band. The critically acclaimed album won them a legion of new fans and heavy radio rotation nationally which led to touring the country with international acts Millencolin, Strung Out, Every Time I Die and Shihad as well as playing Big Day Out and making a trek to the UK’s The Great Escape festival.

In this time, Grenadiers have developed into one of the country’s must-see live acts, combining catchy melodies with unbridled energy. Coulters lyrics are a thoughtful, and sometimes brutally honest commentary on Australian culture, matched with a passionate vocal delivery.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th of November 2017.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

Ep 202: The Nation Blue

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Sam Lowe
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 16th October 2016

Born in Tasmania in 1996, The Nation Blue have spent the past two decades putting on the most intense live performances and writing about some of the bleakest subjects about living in Australia that most people are afraid to touch upon. The 2000’s were quite busy for the band, pumping out 4 albums and touring relentlessly around the country and overseas. The members took a break from the band in the early 2010’s to play in other projects such as Harmony, High Tension & King Cannons. After agreeing to get back  together to record a song for the Tym Records 7” singles club in 2013, they started to slowly fill up a bag with songs and themes that they wanted to sing about. Over two sessions between 2015 to 2016, they escaped to a hall in Kyneton, Victoria with Mike Deslandes and recorded 30 songs, which turned into two albums that were released on the same day in October 2016 through Poison City Records, titled Black and Blue.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 2nd of April 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 181: Grieg; Eat Laser Scumbag!

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane 10th of June 2016.

Featuring members from almost every prominent Brisbane punk band through the 2000’s, Grieg features Alex Gillies; member of No Anchor and A Savage God on drums, Tamara Dawn from Hits and Gazoonga Attack on Bass, John Mercer from Undead Apes and Dick Nasty on guitar, and Lance Sinclair on vocals. Together they bring big noise, big riffs, and a heaviness that could only be achieved by a band comprised of this many stellar Brisbane artists. They have released one album so far, titled ‘Retaliate First’, and is available digitally or on vinyl through their Bandcamp page.

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Photo by Branko Cosic

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking it around Brisbane since the early 2000’s, Eat Laser Scumbag! released their first EP in 2005 and have been sparingly playing their brand of punk rock all over the place since. Like most Brisbane bands, Eat Laser Scumbag! is made up of members who all play in another band. In this case, the two guitarists Ashley Timms and Nathan Gygar play in Nova Scotia, bassist Adam Scott plays in Undead Apes (who we have previously featured in Episode 178), and finally Xavier Poropat on drums from Eyes Ninety (who we also previously featured in Episode 180). Their latest EP ‘Chakras Aligned’ was released in September 2014 and is available online through their Bandcamp. This set you are about to hear is their first show on Australian soil in four years.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of October 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 176: No Sister; Greyface

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking off their career in Brisbane 2014, No Sister are now calling Melbourne their home for their alt-rock noise making antics. Over the past two years, they have released four singles with a sound that has been compared to legendary noise rock artists Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground. They released their self titled debut album on the 30th of August 2016, which was self-recorded and mixed by the band.

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 10th of June 2016. 

Kicking it since 2014, Greyface make catchy alternative rock that you can nod your head to. Sounding somewhere in between The Smith Street Band and The Gaslight Anthem, their songs are hard hitting punk tracks with well crafted lyrics, shouted out with a raspy voice. Their debut album ‘Grey Hairs’ was released in November 2015 and has seen them win support slots for Australian punks BATPISS, Super Best Friends and The Bennies.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 168: The Smith Street Band; High Tension; Jess Locke Band

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This is a very special episode for us as it features songs from Jess Locke, High Tension, Smith Street Band, during the legendary ‘Gig of The Century’ fundraising show for the #keepcommunityradio movement that took place at Crowbar in Brisbane on the 5th of June, 2016. a very big thank you for everybody who got involved in this show. The bands who dedicated their time, the venue who dedicated their business, and the patrons who donated their money.

Jess Locke Band:

Starting off as a solo project in 2009 and consisting of only her voice and acoustic guitar, Jess Locke recorded her first album ‘In the Bedroom’ literally in her bedroom, true DIY style. Over the years since, she has released another four DIY acoustic albums as well as a live album from The Old Bar in Melbourne. But in 2014 Jess decided to switch up her playing styles and bring in a few other elements like drums, percussion, bass, ukulele and even some good ol electric guitar. The lo-fi sounds of her DIY recordings, simple and effective melodies and blissful delivery of her sad girl lyricism create a powerful sound of her own that makes for very comfortable listening. Her latest track ‘Paper Planes’ was released at the start of June and is the first taste of her next album due for recording later in the year.

High Tension:

Coming from Collingwood in Victoria, High Tension are a brutal four piece that have been hitting it hard since their beginning in 2012. Fronted by the outright terrifying Jakarta born Karina Utomo, High tension will leave you in a dizzying state of disaster which is amplified ten fold during their live performances. Sounding like they’ve taken an influence from every possible style of heavy music  and fused it together to make High Tension stand out in their own.  They’ve released two albums so far through the Cooking Vinyl label, 2013’s ‘Death Beat’ and 2015’s ‘Bully’, both of which have received critical acclaim including ARIA award nominations, flawless reviews from music publications, and even the tick of approval from master of hardcore himself, Henry Rollins.  The powerful thud behind the drum kit, with pounding fuzzed out bass lines, sharp erratic guitar, and the unpredictable howls, screams and slurs on the vocals make High Tension a band worth checking out.

The Smith Street Band:

In only 5 years of existence The Smith Street Band have made a tremendous impact on the Australian music scene by revitalizing the long forgotten genre that is a staple of our cultural identity; Pub Rock. Their raw punk rock sound with intelligent lyricism delivered in vocalist Wil Wagners instantly recognizable, prominent and sharp Australian tone have made The Smith Street Band our new Pub Rock icons.

All sets were Recorded at Crowbar on the 5th of June, 2016 by Branko Cosic. All sets mixed by Branko Cosic.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 147: The Highlights of 2015

This episode is a compilation of the best live performances captured and broadcast by Live Delay in 2015.

Artist Include

Making – Come To Me
Recorded by Josh Watson
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 5th September 2015.

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

Sunbeam Sound Machine – Wandering, I
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 27th of June, 2015.

Bearhug – Habit Wave
Recorded by Hugh Fasher and Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney on the 18th of September, 2014.

The Peep Tempel – Carol
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 16th of May 2015.

Super Best Friends Dog Whistling
Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan and Hugh Fasher
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney, 2nd of May, 2015.

The Love Junkies – Rather Be Dead
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane, 25th of April, 2015.

HITSPush
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 3rd of May, 2015.

Bandito Folk – Go Your Own Way
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane on 20th of November, 2014.

Palms – Rainbows
Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 20th August 2015.

Lyall Moloney -Pot of Gold
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 13th of August, 2015.

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