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.

Eat Laser Scumbag!

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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.

 

EP 142: Making; Yes, I’m Leaving

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

Founded in 2010, Making have been refining their strain of destructive chaos and complex melodies for the past five years, touring it around Australia and New Zealand and gaining fans with every step. Their debut album “Highlife” was released in September 2015, after almost a year in record label limbo.

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Yes, I’m Leaving
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Underdog Pub Co, Brisbane, 1st November 2014.

Last year Yes, I’m leaving released their fourth album, Slow Release, on Melbourne’s Homeless records and in doing so they join a cast of some of Australia’s finest gritty noisey rock bands. The Sydney three-piece are well known for their pulverising live shows, in fact their latest album was recorded at their rehearsal studio, and that’s usually a good indication of a band that take their live sound very seriously. You can’t mention Yes, I’m Leaving without mentioning the Albini influence that runs through not only their music but their entire approach to being a band.

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

EP 131: First half of 2015 review part 2

This episode of Live Delay showcases some of the performances that have been featured on the show during the first half of 2015.

Artists include

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

Zeahorse – Pools
Recorded & Mixed by Ben Moore.
Recorded at FBi Radio’s 10th Birthday Celebrations at Carriageworks, Sydney on the 8th of September, 2013.

Dead Farmers – Sick
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Festival, 14th of March, 2015.

Asha Jeffries – I Can’t Make You Love Me
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

Canyonero – Here’s to Smiling
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

BigStrongBrute – Don’t Take Me Alive
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 10th of April, 2015.

Frown – Witches Coven
Recorded William Clark & Alex O’Donovan.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Crowbar, 27th of March, 2015.

Skullcave – Waking Up Wanting More
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt on the 25th of April, 2015.

Total Control – Carpet Rash
Recorded by Ben Moore.
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan.
Mastered by Mikey Young.
Recorded at The Standard, Sydney on the 5th of February, 2014

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 31 July 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 128: Frown; Bearhug

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Frown
Recorded William Clark & Alex O’Donovan
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Crowbar, 27th of March, 2015.

Over the past year, local doom metal band, Frown have been wreaking havoc over humankind across the Australian East Coast. Using the Pagan calendar to record their latest release, The Greatest Gift to Give, the band offers a chilling crossover of doom crust, black, metal, and DIY thunder with an intense provision of energy. According to reports by audience members, they have felt an impending sense of doom leading into the band’s live performances.

Frown has paid homage to the underworld with their own brand of dark arts at Doomsday Fest, When Terror Unites and Shedstock, sharing the stage with the likes of Innsmouth, Impetuous Ritual, Nihilistic Front, and Japan’s Church of Misery.

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Bearhug
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.

Known for their hazy, slacker indie-rock vibes, Sydney band, Bearhug has a knack for infusing a sometimes carefree, sometimes agitated but always nostalgic sound into their music. Driven by walls of guitar hooks, noodling melodies, and bare-bones drums that careen under laidback vocals, the band captures that “hair-in-the-face” adolescence spirit that aligns them to 90s stalwarts Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and Screamfeeder.

For the past couple of months, Bearhug has been travelling down the Australian East Coast with local band, Babaganouj for the launch of their latest single, Can’t Stop. Perfect for a chill-out day, knocking back a couple of beers with the crew, this is Bearhug, recorded last year by the FBI Radio’s Live Feed crew at the Newtown Social Club.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 10 July 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 107: Ceres; Sewers

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Ceres
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane. 13th December 2014.

2014 was a great year for Ceres, the Melbourne punk rock group released their debut album ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ and also received a nomination for Triple J’s Unearthed J Award. Not to mention that national support slot on Violent Soho’s sell-out tour. Ceres play earnest alternative rock, and they’re as equally earnest about how unfashionable it is. I’m sure it’s just a passing phase, after all we’re somewhat due for a return to loud guitars, shout-y vocals, quiet verses and big choruses. Give it a couple of years. Or, maybe I’m wrong and electronic music can survive Daniel Johns.

Buy Ceres’ ‘I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here’ over at Hobbledehoy Records.

Photo by Sophie Richards.

Photo by Sophie Richards.

Sewers
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane. 13th December 2014.

Sewers began back in 2008 in Brisbane, originally as a two-piece, although, you wouldn’t guess if you heard them now. Their track Lineage on Negative Guest List’s ‘Wings Over Gabba’ LP compilation is the sole evidence of that group’s existence. Now the boys have expanded to 5 members – singer Shan Corrigan being the only leftover from those formative years. 2014 saw the a 7” follow-up to their 2013 debut LP, with a slightly more rock direction and half a step away from the Country Teasers grunting of debut, Hoisted. In 2015 they’re firing up for the release of their second record for Homeless.

Buy/Listen to Sewers’ ‘Chain of Command’ 7″ over at the Tenth Court Records Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 30 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.