Ep 269 – The Aints Pt.2

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Photos Bob Nebe

The Aints

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot & Kelly Schinkel
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 27th October 2018

The Aints were formed by Ed Kuepper who formed the legendary The Saints in Brisbane which became one of the world’s first punk bands.

There are two iterations of The Aints, they first popped up on the scene in the early 90’s and released a few EP’s before peetering out in ‘94 after an album was recorded but never released.

The Aints as a name is from the old days when an S had worn off the kick drum which originally said The Saints.

For this recent stint in the music world, Kuepper recruited the best of the best to formulate a band which would tear through The Saints back catalogue as well as their own material.

Kuepper recruited Peter Oxley from The Sunnyboys on bass, Paul Larsen Loughead from The Celibate Rifles and The New Christs on the drums, Alister Spence on piano and Eamon Dilworth arranging the brass and on trumpet.

The Aints play high feedback loud intense music with the brass section just bringing the energy up a whole new level.

It’s absolute classics that you have loved your whole life as well as new gems that this tight outfit have produced themselves.

The Aints in 2018 released an album called The Church of Simultaneous Existence which if you stay tuned to Live Delay you might just hear sometime soon.

This set features classics from The Saints but without a doubt The Aints are their own band with their own energy.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24th of February, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 268 – Straight Arrows; Glomesh

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Photos The Underground Stage and Naomi Lee Beveridge

Straight Arrows

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 9th November 2018

Straight Arrows brought their hard intensity and good energy that they have refined over their years playing on stages around the country. Straight Arrows formed in Sydney in 2007 and have since done whatever the F they wanted to do. They are a renowned DIY band that keep things in house and keep it honest for themselves. They have released a bunch of singles and EPs over the years but 2018 saw them release their first full length album ON TOP! It has all the elements of classic Straight Arrows with some big melodic vocals added to their fuzz intensity. This is a damn fun set to listen to and will make you feel like you are right there in the room with these gents.

Glomesh

Recorded by Kelly Schinkel
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Glomesh are a band from Melbourne who are full of fun and bright punk stylings. They perform with an exciting aura which makes you feel a bit more grander. The punk sounding riffs and power drumming are bound to get you moving as not only your head bangs but your hips swivel as well. The band are a bit of a supergroup with members from so many different bands but it all comes together to make a sound that can only be Glomesh. They have released a single and an EP and are a live act to be witnessed because they really bring the energy. I was lucky to witness this set and I can confirm the big riffs and the enticing vocals compel you to get up and to have a good old dance.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 17th of February, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 266 – Eliza & The Delusionals; Bad Bangers

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Photos Justin Edwards and Modmove

Eliza And The Delusionals

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 17th August 2018

First off lets get stuck into an amazing set by Eliza and The Delusionals. This set was recorded at The Triffid when the Gold Coast band were supporting Luca Brasi on their tour (which if you’re interested was Episode 264 of Live Delay). Eliza and The Delusionals started in 2015 and have been playing consistently all over the country at some of the biggest venues and festivals we have to offer. They are an enigmatic live act. They deliver their powerful indie rock sound with big guitar riffs and lead singer Eliza entices with a strong and engaging voice. They have released various singles and an EP in 2017 called ‘The Deeper End’. They have really refined their live performance and this set is one that can’t be missed.

 

Bad Bangers

Recorded by Kelly Schinkel
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Bad Bangers are a wicked punk duo combining the forces of vocalist and guitarist Alex and Vocalist and drummer Joe. They have been playing stages delivering their punk energy and winning crowds over with their good vibes and catchy tunes. They released their first EP in 2016 and have released singles with the latest recording being 2018s Hooray For Everything. They bring the energy, with large distorted guitar riffs and fast crashing drum fills. I was lucky enough to witness this set filled with big tracks from their EPs at Sonic Masala Festival and can attest to how tight their set was.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 3rd of February, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 265: Died Pretty

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Photos: Emmy Etie

Died Pretty

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Tivoli, Brisbane, 23rd June 2017

Died Pretty are a formative band for many and have been a huge success in Australia and around the world. 

The band formed in 1983 in Sydney and created a sound most credit towards an early electric Dylan mixed with psychedelic influences. Died Pretty were formed under Ron Peno and Brett Myers and their first 5 performances were actually under the name Final Solution and all took place in Brisbane.

The name Died Pretty came about as a reference to James Dean’s line “Live hard, die young, leave a beautiful corpse” to Die Pretty.

They garnered Australian attention on the alternative music scene with a few big singles and split releases. It was their EP ‘Next To Nothing’ released in 1985 which set the band off in a big way. The EP was in the alternative charts for almost a year, with three Number 1. It was also released in the UK and France gathering them a considerable following.

Died Pretty went on to release 8 albums in their time with some reaching high up in the ARIA charts and playing consistently in Australia, America and Europe.

The albums are now iconic and Died Pretty became one of Australia’s prominent alternative rock bands influencing many bands around the country.

They were a part of the original 1992 Big Day Out line up and then returned 20 years later in 2012 to play the iconic festival again.

The band officially disbanded in 2002 but thankfully returned in 2008 to play their iconic album ‘Doughboy Hollow’ in its entirety.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20th of January 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 264: Luca Brasi

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Photos: Warwick Gow

Luca Brasi

Recorded & Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 17th August 2018

Luca Brasi are one of Australia’s finest live acts. They are a complete juggernaut of energy and are no holds barred on a stage. They formed in 2009 in St Helens in Tasmania named after the ruthless killer in The Godfather and have translated that energy into their hard rock sound.

They have released four albums in their time as a band from the first being 2011’s ‘Extended Family’, then in 2014 with ‘By A Thread’, 2016’s ‘If This Is All We’re Going To Be’ which reached 18 on the ARIA charts, and as recently as June of 2018 with the record ‘Stay’, which beat out 2016’s effort reaching No. 10.

They have earned their reputation as a formidable live act and they command stages around the country as well as big festival spots. This show was just after the release of their album and was a sold out show to a packed audience at The Triffid.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 6th of January 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 263 – Husky

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Photos: Bec Taylor

Husky

Recorded by Caitlin Selder
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, 7th July 2017

Husky formed in 2008 in Melbourne and have won audiences over with their sweet take on indie folk. The duo of Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss have released 3 albums and have toured with huge names such as Devendra Banhart, Gotye, The Shins and Neil Young And the Crazy Horse.

They are the first Australian band to be signed to Sub Pop records in 2011 before the release of their debut album in 2012 called ‘Forever So’. They followed it up in 2014 with ‘Ruckers Hill’ and in July of 2017, they released ‘Punchbuzz’. They were touring this album when they came to Brisbane, bringing their fun guitar tones to their folk sensibilities bringing an enjoyable and wholesome mix.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 30th of December 2018.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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.

Ep 261 – Tom Lyngcoln; Eyes Ninety

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Photos: Justin Edwards

Tom Lyngcoln

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Our first set is by Tom Lyngcoln and as a punter at this festival was one of my most anticipated acts of the line up. Tom Lyngcoln is a stalwart of the Australian music scene as a member of the beloved Nation Blue, Pale Heads and the phenomenal Harmony.  

A veteran of being in bands, a solo artist is something that Tom never intended to be but came out of necessity. He tells the story that he was performing solo shows to keep sharp and was performing songs from his bands. They didn’t really suit a solo performance so he wrote songs to suit a solo act which would then become his debut album Doming Home. An album that is so raw and natural you can hear him walk around the room, its a record that feels alive and his live performance is truly special.

Just a man and a guitar, creating walls of noise before snapping into crushing silence. 

Eyes Ninety

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Next up we have a blistering set by Brisbane legends Eyes Ninety, who are a band that formed in 2014 and released their debut album, aptly titled ‘Eyes Ninety’, in 2015 through Swashbuckling Hobo Records.

They have been playing around the Brisbane scene and spreading their punk riffs and energetic live set damn everywhere. The group is comprised of Tom, Ben, Rick & Xavier, and they will hit you with waves of garage punk that force you to be scraped off the floor. They finally unleashed the awaited second release in 2018 and that album was the fantastic ‘Glaucoma Chameleon’.

It sounds like Eyes Ninety, but there is still a bit of difference that obviously sits well with the band as they grow and boy is it a fun ride.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of December 2018.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 232: Radio Birdman

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Photo: Emmy Etie

Radio Birdman

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Tivoli, Brisbane, 23rd June 2017

Radio Birdman was one of the first Australian independent bands to carry the punk label. The name comes from a misheard The Stooges lyric from the song “1970” (the actual lyric is “radio burnin’”).

They formed in Sydney, 1974 with Deniz Tek and Rob Younger wanted to create a band that challenged the commercial mainstream whilst being completely uncompromising. With the addition of Pip Hoyle on keys, Ron Keeley playing drums and bassist Carl Rorke, Radio Birdman started playing DIY shows in rented garages and community spaces after being rejected from multiple venues.

Once signing with Trafalgar Records, the band released their debut, 1977’s Radios Appear to critical acclaim, leading them to expand their touring circuit to include Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide. When Sire Records president Seymour Stein came to Australia to sign Brisbane punk band The Saints, he saw Radio Birdman and immediately invited them to join his label.

The band moved their base of operations to London, and toured extensively in the UK and Europe, both headlining and as support for Sire label-mates the Flamin Groovies. Their overseas success was short-lived as Sire Records began having financial difficulties and were forced to drop Radio Birdman and many other bands from their label.

Without a label, with no tour support and no distribution for Radios Appear, the band continued on, while suffering deteriorating interpersonal relations. Radio Birdman played one last show at Oxford University in June 1978, after which the band split up – on the eve of an explosion of independent music in Australia, which they had played a large role in creating.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7th of January 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 228: The Scientists

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Photo: Mark Louttit

The Scientists

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 4th November 2017

The Scientists first formed in Perth as The Exterminators and then The Invaders in 1977. Once they became The Scientists in 1978, they then released their first single “Frantic Romantic”/”Shake (Together Tonight)” in June 1979 on the D.N.A. Records label. After a debut LP (commonly referred to as The Pink Album) and a number of lineup changes, the band relocated to Sydney in 1982.

This change in scenery and lineup also saw The Scientists change musical direction. Pop-infused punk rock was traded in for a more psychedelic style of swampy, blues rock n’ roll. The band was signed by Au Go Go Records who released two singles as well as the influential “Blood Red River” LP in the space of a year, making them one of Australia’s most popular independent bands at the time. But another move was soon on the cards.

Like many Australian bands, London came calling for The Scientists and they migrated to the UK recording and touring there from 1984 to 1987. In that time they released another five albums, finally returning home to tour The Human Jukebox LP and disbanding shortly after. The 1985 lineup reformed for a set of exclusive shows late in 2017.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 19th of November 2017.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.