Ep 300 – Live Wires: A Retrospective


Branko Cosic/Scott Mercer/Darragh Murray – Domenico Natoli

It’s the end of the year, the end of the decade and the 300th episode of Live Delay! To celebrate, past Live Delay producers Darragh Murray and Branko Cosic return to the studio to share their memories of bringing live music to community radio over the past seven years.

Featuring highlights from The Go-Betweens, The Drones, Blank Realm, No Sister, Spiral Stairs, Keep On Dancin’s and Ben Salter.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29 December, 2019

Episode 54: Pat Ridgewell (Small World Experience); Keep On Dancins

4toutsmallworldexperienceOn Episode 54 of Live Delay, we hear a live set from Brisbane songwriting legend PAT RIDGEWELL. We also throw a few live songs from the KEEP ON DANCINS’ just for good measure.

Recorded and mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The End, August 2013.

Pat Ridgewell is known to many in the Brisbane scene as the force de majeure behind 90s/00s three piece SMALL WORLD EXPERIENCE.
The band wrote clever and hooky lo-fi pop songs much in the vein of Evan Dando and the Lemonheads and played a whole bunch of shows around Brisbane and the east coast of Australia during the early 90s, releasing their first record Shelf Life in 1994. They followed their debut up with ‘Side Projects’ that appeared in May 1996 through Chapter Music.

Pat played an intimate solo set at The End in West End in mid-2013. Live Delay was lucky to record the gig and bring you a couple of classic live tunes.

This set also features a bit of a S.W.E history lesson brought to you be the lovely voices of Michelle Brown, Andrew McLellan and Josh Watson. Keep your ears pricked.

Find out more about Pat Ridgewell and Small World Experience.

*Edit: Pat Ridgewell actually recorded by Dusty Anastassiou at The End in Brisbane, QLD 2013.

Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Cameron Smith.
Recorded at The Beatle Bar, Brisbane – December 2013.

Blending a mix of The Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Brisbane’s Keep on Dancin’s have been regulars on the Australian live music scene for the past four years. An accomplished band having received much kudos from their immense debut record The End Of Everything, they’re also not fazed by the challenges of the stage, having played regularly throughout the country for some time. Live Delay was fortunate to catch them playing alongside other Brisbane institutions such as Nikko and Ghost Notes back in December 2012 at The Beatle Bar.

Find out more about the Keep On Dancin’s.

Airing details: Zed Digital ((11pm Friday January 24 2014)
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Cameron Smith, Dusty Anastassiou, Josh Watson, Michelle Brown, Andrew McLellan.

Episode 21: Best of our first twenty!


Exciting times are afoot in the Live Delay office. Well, it’s not really an office, more like a self-made hovel underneath a bridge outside Brisbane, but I can get free wifi. Anywhoo – yes, exciting times. Episode 21 is upon us and we’re about to get busy with some podcasting action! The details will be made public very soon (so, wathc this space).

To celebrate the above fact, we thought we’d bring you some of the best live delay tracks from across the first twenty episodes. All of these have been recorded, mixed and produced by community radio volunteers and I’m might impressed by the results.

In the bracket of songs you will hear tonight, you’ll get live tuned from HARMONY, HOLY BALM, KEEP ON DANCINS, BITCH PREFECT and many more.

The show goes out via Zed Digital tonight at 8pm, as well sa the Community Radio Network. It will be also available in podcast format early next week.

Get busy with Live Delay.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 7 June 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Sky Kirkham, Branko Cosic, Dusty Anastassiou, Harry Byrne and many more.

Post image: Compressed Music by Ferrari + Caballos + Fuerza = Cerebro Humano Used under Creative Commons License 2.0 (CC BY SA 2.0)

Welcome to Live Delay

Welcome to Live Delay.

Live Delay is a new and exciting foray into the world of live music. Broadcast via Zed Digital every Friday evening, Live Delay covers the weird, the wonderful, the shambolic and the polished – aiming to capture the spirit of the stage.

Using recordings and sets obtained from community broadcasters throughout Australia, Live Delay is true community-driven project that engages listeners, both young and old, through the universal thrill of live performance.

We’re proud to announce our debut episode, featuring live sets from Anonymeye, Keep On Dancins’ and El Motel, premieres on Zed Digital Friday November 30, 2012.

So grab your digital radio, set the dial to Zed Digital, and tune to Live Delay every Friday evening from 8-9pm.

Episode 1: Anonymeye; Keep On Dancin’s; El Motel

In episode one of Live Delay, we present three short sets featuring Brisbane artists.

Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2012

Part electronic, part acoustic, the music of Anonymeye is difficult to accurately pigeonhole. Anonymeye, known as Andrew Tuttle, to his friends is partial to warping his acoustic guitar sounds with a raft of electronic signals, building pleasant and atmospheric noises and weaving them into a grander musical narrative.

Find out more about Anonymeye.

INTERVIEW: Andrew Tuttle from Anonymeye

Keep On Dancins
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2012

Formed in 2008, Keep On Dancins practice a style of music that blends shoegaze with the noisy pop of the Jesus and Mary Chain, all underpinned by waves and waves of reverbed guitar. Hell, they even have a dedicated tambourine player. Their 2011 debut record, The End Of Everything, found critical acclaim both locally and throughout the Australian music press.

Find out more about Keep On Dancins

El Motel
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2012

Our next set if from another Brisbane band called El Motel. A duo in the vein of early Black Keys, El Motel infuse their blues stylings with a dynamic rock vigour, and have been quietly building up a strong local following partly due to their powerful stage presence and accomplished musicianship.

Find out more about El Motel

Airing details: Via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday November 30.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray, Andrew McLellan.
Kudos: Sky Kirkham, Andrew Tuttle.