Ep 338 – Premium Fantasy

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Premium Fantasy – Zo Damage

Premium Fantasy:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Premium Fantasy are a Melbourne-based duo comprising Zü Hunting and James Payne, who both operate keyboards, drum machines and various pedals to make their music. The band’s first recordings were made in Berlin in 2012. In more recent years they have become steady fixtures on the Melbourne live scene. Their debut EP “Active/Passive” was released in 2014 and debut album, “Premium Fantasy 2”, came in 2019.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Taine Josephson
Special thanks to live engineer Lachlan Kidd

Extra songs:
Shugorei – “Pentatone” live at Oscillo Scape 15, 16 November 2019
Recorded by Marly Lüske & Jack Brock
Mixed by Marly Lüske
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 305

Relay Tapes – “Jellyfish” live at The Bearded Lady, 16 November 2019
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack Brock
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 301

Strange Seed – “Where Does It Take You” live at The Bearded Lady, 14 March 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 322

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18 October, 2020

Ep 322 – Olivia’s World and Strange Seed

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Olivia’s World – Robbie Atkin
Strange Seed – Bush Frog Collective

Olivia’s World:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Olivia’s World is the project of Alice Rezende, formerly of beloved Brisbane bands Go Violets and Tempura Nights. Moving to Vancouver in 2017, Rezende first named the band “Invisible Girl”, with partner Joe Saxby from These Guy playing bass.

Olivia’s World recorded their epoynmous debut EP with established American musician Rose Melberg on drums, known for her work in bands such as Tiger Trap, The Softies and Go Sailor. Upon returning to Australia, Rezende recruited Tina Agik on second guitar and Ben Napier to play drums.

Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Alana Pepe

Strange Seed:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 14 March 2020

Strange Seed formed in 2017, featuring members of other Brisbane bands such as Harmon and Georgie Nielson & The Growing Pains. They released their debut EP, “Seasons”, in 2019.

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 322 – Olivia’s World and Strange Seed

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21 June, 2020

Ep 318 – Thistle and Michael Beach & The Artists

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Thistle – Kalee Claire
Michael Beach & The Artists – Jesse Davis

Thistle:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 22 August 2019

Thistle are a Brisbane trio made up of Kassie Sofia on guitar and vocals, Caroline “Canna” Townsend on bass and Joe Teague on drums. As you’ll hear in this set, they celebrated their first anniversary as a band together in August 2019 with some partying live onstage. To paint you a picture, during the set they wore party hats and presented themselves with a supermarket-bought chocolate cake.

Recorded by Matthew Malone & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Sam Louis

Michael Beach & The Artists:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Michael Beach is originally from the town of Merced in central California. After moving to Melbourne he fell in with the local music community, playing in bands such as Meercaz, Colossal Yes and Electric Jellyfish, which later evolved into Shovels. His first record as Michael Beach, “Blood Courses”, came out in 2008 and the most recent 7″ “Curtain Of Night” in 2019. The current incarnation of his backing band, The Artists, consists of Peter Warden (who he also played with in Electric Jellyfish and Shovels) and Innez Tulloch and Matt Ford from Thigh Master.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Tyrell Short

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

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24 May, 2020

Ep 312 – BLUSSH and Lucinda R.

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BLUSSH – Mark Thorp

BLUSSH:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Brisbane band BLUSSH formed in late 2018 with singer/guitarist Kelly Schinkel recruiting her sister Stacey on bass and Sophia De Marco on drums. Over the next twelve months they undertook a relentless campaign of live gigs, quickly earning a reputation as one of the hardest-working and hardest-rocking bands in town. In October 2019 they released their debut EP, “Shut Up Becky!”.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic

Lucinda R.

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 28 August 2019

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Johnson has been a staple around Brisbane for the better part of a decade now, until recently performing and recording under the name O’ Little Sister. She released a self-titled EP in June 2012 and a string of singles over the next few years before announcing a name change in late 2019 to Lucinda R. In early 2020 she released her first single as Lucinda R., called “TIN TIN”, an astonishing song that you’ll hear towards the end of this set.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Tim Roberts

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29 March, 2020

Ep 311 – Married Man and Life Strike

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Married Man – Mark Gibbons
Life Strike – Mark Skelton

Married Man:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Married Man began life as the solo project of Sydney musician Sarafina Pea, expanding in 2017 with the addition of bassist Kim Sukit and drummer Marnie Vaughn. A double A-side 7″, “Meet Me At Penn Station/Clear As Hell” was released in 2017 and in 2019 the band launched their debut album, “Hard Bargain”. This set features Owen Penglis, who recorded the band’s album, filling in on bass.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic

Life Strike:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Though a Melbourne band, none of the three members of Life Strike are locals. Bassist Nick Pratt is originally from New Zealand, previously playing in the band Deaf Wish. Guitarist Patrick McCabe and drummer Scotty Brique both come from Brisbane, McCabe having played in Dollar Bar and Brique in Nova Scotia, Seaplane and Air Jordans.

Playing their first show in 2016, the band released a self-titled 7″ EP on Unwound Records in 2017. In 2019 their first album “Primitive Future” was released, featuring songs depicting an offbeat, post-apocalyptic future through the lens of upbeat, Flying Nun-influenced post-punk.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 22 March, 2020

Ep 309 – Dog Name and Wonderfuls

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Dog Name – Megan Leahy

Dog Name:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Canberra band Dog Name formed as the solo project of singer/guitarist Eadie Newman, who had previously played in a host of other acts including Bacon Cakes, Passive Smoke, Eadie and the Doodles and Mind Blanks. Having released EPs in 2016 and 2017, the band are currently putting the pieces together for their first album. They journeyed north to Brisbane last year for Sonic Masala Fest at the Greenslopes Bowls Club even though – as you will hear towards the end of this set – the footy was on.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Sam Louis

Wonderfuls:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 17 May 2019

Wonderfuls were first formed in 2004 when cousins Robert Vagg and Danny McGirr moved to Brisbane and started making art and music together. With Vagg chiefly on vocals and McGirr responsible for instrumentation, the duo spent years making a truckload of experimental recordings, though of this early period only four songs were ever released, as the 2011 7″ “PissFist” on Negative Guest List Records.

Subsequent releases stepped away from their initial raw sound, most recently on 2018 album “Voices Like Rain”. It was from this album that most of the songs from this set were drawn.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tim Allison
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

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

 

Ep 308 – Yes I’m Leaving and Cassowarys

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Yes I’m Leaving – James Gough
Cassowarys – Riley Dale

Yes I’m Leaving:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Yes I’m Leaving were formed in Sydney, and have been haunting the traps of the harbour city for quite a while now, with their first demo cassette being released in 2006. Their first self-titled album came out in 2010 and was followed by another four over the next decade, often recorded on the quick in small rehearsal spaces.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Cassowarys:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 27 July 2019

Cassowarys have been kicking around Brisbane for a few years now, cycling through lineups and genres before landing on their particular flavour of psychedelic rock. In 2018 they released their debut EP, “Cheers For The Boogie”.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Sam Kelly
Mixed by Tynan Illand
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23 February, 2020

 

Ep 292 – Tape/Off and Elder

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Tape/Off – Scott Mercer
Elder – Mimm Steele

Tape/Off:

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest – Greenslopes Bowls Club, Greenslopes, 17 August 2019

Previously featured on Live Delay in 2013 and 2014, Tape/Off have been a reliable presence in Brisbane’s music community going on a decade. Anchored by the founding partnership of singer/guitarist Nathan Pickels and drummer Branko Cosic, Tape/Off released their first EP, “Unreel Unravel”, in 2010, followed shortly by “…And Sometimes Gladness” in 2011.

By the time their debut album, “Chipper”, came out in 2014 the band had locked down the lineup of Pickels, Cosic, bassist Cameron Smith and second guitarist Ben Green. Production of album #2 began immediately after the release of “Chipper”, though it would be four years before the result, “Broadcast Park”, saw the light of day in 2018. Since then, the band have gigged and toured regularly, and in October 2019 released a new single, “Work Xmas Party”.

Elder:

Recorded by James Walker & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tynan Illand
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, West End, 18 April 2019

A relatively new but much beloved presence around Brisbane, Elder are fronted by singer/guitarist Matt Burton and backed by Henry Reese on bass and Talia Bond on drums. After playing their first gig together in February 2018, the following month footage of Burton playing a solo cover of the Violent Soho song “Like Soda” at the Milton Markets went viral, raising the profile of the band.

Since then they’ve played regularly around Brisbane, releasing debut EP “Cyril” in December 2018 on Valley Heat Records. Elder were previously featured on Live Delay a year ago in episode 259, but this set features an almost-entirely different collection of songs, a testament the band’s restless, creative spirit.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 27 October, 2019

Show host: Scott Mercer

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

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 195: Darts; Spirit Bunny

Darts

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Recorded & Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at VOLUMES 2016, Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, 27th August, 2016

Darts formed around 2008, initially just as a two-piece — Angus Ayres and his brother Andrew — in the Victorian city of Bendigo. They ballooned out to a five-piece in the early 2010’s, adding Ally Campbell-Smith, Paige X. Cho and Jessie Fernandez to fold. They have a melancholic, aggressive sound that feature loud-quiet dynamics that exhibit their unique tapestry of influences. One listen will induce flashbacks to early Modest Mouse, Pixies, The Breeders and Dinosaur Jr, all wrapped up in one frenetic punch that’s impossible to listen to without being totally absorbed.

In 2015, Darts started to gain a wider audience when they released their album ‘Below Empty & Westward Bound’ on Rice Is Nice Records.

 

Spirit Bunny

spirit-bunny-01Photo: Kurt Eckardt

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 13th August, 2016

Consisting of members Marnie Elizabeth Vaughn on the drums and Nathan James Martin on baritone guitar, Hannahband self-describe themselves as “Emo punx”, and have been clawing up the ranks of music blog hype lists every time they play a show, regardless of location. They have three full-length albums under their belts, with their 2016 record ‘Quitting Will Improve Your Health’ displaying how loud they can get when firing on all cylinders. Although this set displays a different side of the band, turning down their instruments to display the softer side of their sound.

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

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.