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.

Special Episode: Song Reader – The Sydney Sessions


In collaboration with FBi Radio Sydney, join us on Friday July 12 via Zed Digital for a special once only live event.

Back in mid-December 2012, some of New South Wales most recognisable musical talent jumped up on stage and performed their own special live versions of songs from Beck Hansen’s Song Reader.

If you’re not in the know, Beck, known for his great record Odelay, Sea Change and Midnite Vultures, amongst many others, released his latest album in a strange format – via sheet music.

Under the direction of musical director Brian Campeau, artists including Richard in Your Mind, Dappled Cities, Elana Stone, Caitlin Park and Josh Pyke got together to perform some of the songs from Beck’s Song Reader, and raised funds for a great new Sydney benefit – the Sydney Story Factor, a non-profit writing centre in Redfern dedicated to assisting marginalised youth via one-on-one tutoring.

It’s going to be a great night of live music, so get your digital radios handy for a special once off broadcast of SONG READER – The Sydney Sessions.

All songs recorded and mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan for FBi Radio Sydney.
Mastered by Andrew Edgson.

Find out more about Song Reader – The Sydney Sessions.

Airing details: Via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 12 July 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray
Kudos: FBi Radio.


Episode 6: Dappled Cities; Dune Rats

Dappled Cities

Dappled Cities

In the latest episode of Live Delay we engage in a battle of the D-titled bands, catching up with the much loved DAPPLED CITIES of Sydney town, as well as Brisbane’s own DUNE RATS.

Recorded and mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan, 2012.
Produced by FBi Radio, Sydney.

Featuring songs from across their four album discography, we bring you a special Dappled Cities concert recorded in mid-2012 by our friends at FBi Radio in Sydney. The accomplished and critically acclaimed Sydney band really pull out all stops and this extended set brings you songs like ‘Holy Chord’, ‘The Night Is Young At Heart’ and even the oldie (but definitely a goodie) ‘Peach’. Dappled Cities – a great live band and captured here on in their majestic best.

Find out more about Dappled Cities.

Recorded by Sky Kirkham, 2012.
Mixed by Branko Cosic, 2012.

Holy mixtapes batman, this Dune Rats set is full of mind-blowing awesome. For the uninitiated, Dune Rats are a surfy-garagy duo from BRisbane with a fondness for crazy party hijinks. The 4ZZZ live recording team were present to capture the band demonstrating their wide ranging live musical powers at the 2012 Rock to Transmit at The Primitive Room in Brisbane, and by the beard of Zeus, it was enjoyable. Fortunately, we can share it here with you on Live Delay. Listen in for ‘Pogo’ – it’s a winner.

Find out more about Dune Rats.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15 February 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: FBi, Harvey O’Sullivan, Sky Kirkham, Branko Cosic.

Cover image taken by James Dennes. Used under creative commons license CC BY 2.0.