Episode 65: Gooch Palms; Woodboot

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Gooch Palms
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, Mar 22 2014.

Gooch Palms are a band from Newcastle and they’re very proud about it, I think. Its hard to tell because these guys have such a wonderful self-deprecating sense of humour. You know the type of person that’s impossible to embarrass? That’s Gooch Palms. They’re probably one of the few bands around these days to warrant an R18+ rating, or to even live up to the claims in their press-releases. When you’re nervous about going on stage someone will usually give you that timeless piece of advice, “Just imagine everybody in their underwear.” Leroy turns that old chestnut on its head and plays with no pants. He stands there in front of an audience of close to 100, wearing nothing but a lycra top, like G.G. Allin without the ‘first 3 rows will get wet’ warning.

If you listen closely you can hear the moment Leroy takes off his G-string.

For more information on Gooch Palms head to their bandcamp.

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Woodboot
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at The Underdog, March 22 2014.

Woodboot is perhaps the most in your face obnoxious band in Australia right now. Guerrilla-style facebook marketing has created an astonishing amount of buzz around this new Brisbane band and they boast members of Velociraptor, Occults and the Lovely Legs. The drummer role is a revolving door that has seen both Sam Wightman (Cobwebbs) and Donovan Miller (Roku Music) pick up the sicks. They keep things unpredictable, constantly blurring the lines between music and art – at one show they had a member of Yoghurt Blood eat a steak live on stage. Woodboot are so full-on that it would feel wrong to just call them a side-project.

They shout a lot.

For more information on Woodboot check out their bandcamp.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 11 April 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 64: The Wrong Man; Multiple Man

The Wrong Man
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The The Hideaway, Mar 15 2014.

They’ve been playing shows in Brisbane more frequently in the past six months, what with now having the support of local label Swashbuckling Hobo behind them in the form of a recently released 7” EP. Fred Gooch and Daniel Decsi make up the duo with Fred taking guitar and vocal duties and Daniel backing on drums. Fred performed solo until he employed Daniel in early 2013, with the addition of a drummer Fred’s music has gotten wilder and more energetic.

This set is really ones for the guitar lovers out there.

For more information on The Wrong Man click here.

Multiple Man
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew Mclellan.
Recorded at The Alliance Hotel, Sept 27 2014.

Multiple Man were one of the local supports for the evening, they’ve been a popular support band for a lot of touring bands in the last year. They’re slowly starting to step out in their own right, having released a 7” on Melbourne label Detonic Recordings as well as playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne semi-frequently and with them heading south once again it seemed as good a time as any to revisit the Campion twins’ strangely retro-futuristic hacker-rock.

For more information on Multiple Man check out the Detonic Recording bandcamp.

Multiple Man @ The Sqaure, Sydney. April 10 2014
Multiple Man @ Secret Show, Sydney. April 11 2014

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 4 April 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 63: Summer Flake; Gravel Samwidge

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Summer Flake
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The The Hideaway, Mar 15 2014.

Stephanie Crase is an Adelaide native who has been performing under the moniker ‘Summer Flake’ since 2012. Steph has been a member of New Zealand rock band Batrider as well as Adelaide bands Hit the Jackpot! and No Through Road. She still finds time to write, record and perform with Fair Maiden (they have a debut LP coming out in June) a band she formed with Ellen Carey back in 2007. The music of Summer Flake – like a snow flake or a Cadbury flake – is a delicate thing. Musically, there’s a lot of passion in Steph’s guitar playing; it rises and falls, ebbs and flows. Her voice works in much the same way, wholly dynamic and enchanting, it hurts when those heart-wretched syllables are prolonged into anguish or contemplation.

For more information on Summer Flake click here.

Gravel Samwidge's Medicinal Requirements @ WFMU

Gravel Samwidge’s Medicinal Requirements @ WFMU

Gravel Samwidge
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The The Hideaway, Mar 15 2014.

Gravel Samwidge formed in the late 80s but they’re still kicking around with some new blood. Mark Spinks has kept the name all these years and the band even won a Triple J Unearthed competition in the early 90s. Nowadays, Ash Jenkins and Alex “Sleepy” Morrison fill out bass and drum duties respectively. Sometimes even Matt Kennedy of Kitchen’s Floor-fame guests on lead guitar. Not this time though, it’s just Gravel Samwidge in the classic rock power-trio formation.

The group had a busy 2013, releasing two EPs and a mini-LP while playing regularly in Brisbane as well as Melbourne. Their latest release is a 12” on Swashbuckling Hobo, a rock ‘n’ roll label from Brisbane.

For more information on Gravel Samwidge check out their Facebook page.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 28 March 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 61: Nana Vigilante; Curlew; Snotty Babies

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Nana Vigilante
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at The Underdog, FEB 21 2014.

Nana Vigilante is the pairing of Lindsay Roser and Julian Saunders. They’re very BNE-centric – Lindsay raps of her fondness for the brown river city quite often. Julian’s production has reflections of 90s Aus hip-hop on some tracks while others have a more industrial noise influence. You can probably guess that they are indeed a hip-hop duo, something you don’t usually see in a Brisbane pub. OPERATION PUT BRISBANE ON THE MAP!

For more information on Nana Vigilante check out their Bandcamp page.

Photo by Callum Wheeler

Photo by Callum Wheeler

Curlew
Recorded by Joshua Watson
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 14 2014.

Curlew, a Brisbane based duo that are a bit reminiscent of Gareth Liddiard but some with post-rock undertones and a hint of Mum Smokes. Long songs are their thing, they played only a two-song set at The Waiting Room on February 14. Mark Zian and Callum Wheeler make up the duo. Is it anti-punk or completely punk? It’s hard to say. Mark sings of rats tails and childhood, it sounds a bit like therapy.

For more information on Curlew click here.

Snotty Babies
Recorded by Luke Walsh
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at The Greenslopes Bowls Club, Feb 22 2014.

Two dynamic women front Snotty Babies while some fellas back it up. They’re penetrating and dynamic, like their close friends, Housewives. A new generation of Sydney punk has been fermenting over the last few years and it’s only getting more agitated and energetic. Members of the group are also involved with: Mope City, Housewives, Drown Under, Beef Jerk and Julia Why.

BONUS ROUND
Thigh Master
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew McLellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 14 March 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.

Episode 60: Treehouse; Thigh Master

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Treehouse
Recorded by Luke Walsh.
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club, FEB 22 2014.

Treehouse are a three-piece grunge ensemble that formed around three years ago in Hobart’s Eastern Shore block. These young lads follow a similar thread of raw and uncompromising rock n roll energy that was bursting from the seems of 90s Tasmania, by and large, Treehouse are not dissimilar to the fed-up enthusiasm projected by the likes of Sea Scouts, The Stickmen and The Dacios. They’ve appeared on the Rough Skies Community compilations and have recently announced a vinyl re-issue of their 2013 cassette on Melbourne label Vacant Valley.

For more information on Treehouse check out the Vacant Valley blog.

Thigh Master

Thigh Master
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

The Ford brothers operate more like music production company rather than just two guys with some songs. Under their belt they have the washed-out slacker vibes of Black Vacation, the bitingly catchy pop-punk Kids Cryptic and most recently Thigh Master – which lies somewhere between those other two. Then there’s their solo and side projects: Dan has his electronic project Evening Hiss while Matt plays drums for Per Purpose, Deadshred and Dag as well. Thigh Master is possibly the loudest and most abrasive of all these musical endeavours. Matt (the younger Ford brother) takes the reigns as principle songwriter and singer of the group.

For more information on Thigh Master head to their Bandcamp page.

BONUS ROUND
Blank Realm
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 7 March 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.

Episode 59: Leighton Craig; High Beamz

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Leighton Craig
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 14 2014.

Leighton’s been involved in the Brisbane music scene since the early 90’s – notably playing in fabled noise-rock collective, The Lost Domain, for a number of years. Nowadays, he’s better known for having played in The Deadnotes, Fig and Primitive Motion. On occasion, Leighton will perform solo, a rare and enchanting occurrence to be sure. His performances ranges from casio-pop songs to ambient soundscapes, a true journey for the aural senses.

For more information on Leighton and his projects check out the Kindling Records blog.

High Beamz
Recorded by Joshua Watson
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 14 2014.

Emma Wilson, aka High Beamz is riding the recent wave of techno revivalism – taking some deep-sea pearls of wisdom from Drexciya as well as more geographically appropriate acts like Scattered Order and the more recent Lace Curtain. Although, fairly new to the scene, she’s already focusing a sharp direct effort right into the feel-good-dancing culture of Brisbane.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 28 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.

Episode 58: Circular Keys; Lucy Cliché

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Circular Keys
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Brisbane Powerhouse, Sep 14 2013.

Circular Keys are an electronic duo from the big smoke, Melbourne. Their enormous live-presence comes from the 6-string axe; Dennis Santiago shows you how much you can accomplish with an aluminium guitar and a table of pedals. While he’s preoccupied with laying down the law of audio-land, singer Phillipa O’Shea isn’t stuck in the background corner with the equal parts massive and angelic vocal chords. Room 40 invited them up to Brisbane to support Mark McGuire for the annual sound and media festival, Open Frame.

Bedroom Suck Records their debut 7″ single, Eurogrand, in July last year.

Circular Keys – Official.

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Lucy Cliché @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Lucy Cliché
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, 8 Feb 2014.

Lucy Cliché is Sydney’s Geneva Jacuzzi or Nite Jewel or Maria Minerva; an electronic artist flitting between the worlds of experimentalism and bedroom-pop. Her diverse catalogue includes the noise-rock band Naked on the Vague, Half High her ambient-noise project with partner Matthew Hopkins and the celebration of weird that is Knitted Abyss with Holy Balm’s Anna John. October 2013 saw an independent release for her debut solo album, Picture Yourself, a collection of songs as melancholic as they are beautiful. Blank Realm invited her up for their record launch to play a few of those picturesque pop songs.

Listen to ‘Lucy Cliché – Picture Yourself’!


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 21 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.

Photo by Justin Edwards. Check out his photos from the night on Collapse Board and more of his work at This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.

Episode 57: Blank Realm

by Justin Edwards

Blank Realm @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Blank Realm
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

Some are already calling 2014 ‘the year of Blank Realm’ and why not? They’ve received glowingly positive reviews for their new record, Grassed Inn, from the likes of Pitchfork; Mojo; The Wire and The Guardian.

The Brisbane quartet are taking their psychedelic slacker-rock worldwide and all good plans have to start somewhere so they started last week at The Underdog in Brisbane. The live recording team were there for an album launch full of drunken revelry, a celebration of all things realm. The crowd were dancing all around the racket, at one point one lucky punter found themselves clinging to the lighting rig for dear life.

Supports on the night were local garage-pop brats Thigh Master, frown-rockers Sewers, Sydney’s electro/experimental heroine Lucy Cliché and living-room rave band Four Door.

Blank Realm – Fire Records.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 14 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.
Kudos: Dusty Anastassiou.

Photo by Justin Edwards. Check out his photos from the night on Collapse Board and more of his work at This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.

Episode 56 (rebroadcast): Feathers; Dune Rats; Outerwaves

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We jump back about 30 episodes and take in the live chops of Feathers, Dune Rats, and Outerwaves.

FEATHERS
Recoded and mixed by Sky Kirkham
Recorded at The Alhambra Room, Brisbane.

Feather’s debut record Hunter’s Moon (2011) was one of the Australian music highlights of that year. This all female dreamy rock group conjure pop narratives with distinct psychedelic angles. Feathers can be gloomy, they can be transcendental and one could rattle off half a dozen influences here (Shop Assistants, The Shaggs, and so forth), but it really does the band a disservice to think of them simply as the sum of their influences. This set was recorded at the Alhambra Bar in Fortitude Valley Brisbane back in March 2012.

Find out more about Feathers.

DUNE RATS
Recorded by Sky Kirkham.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.

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.

OUTERWAVES
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham.

Our next dose of live tunes is from electronic artist Dominic Stephens – who occasionally operates under the moniker Outerwaves. You may know Stephens from other groups such as Oh Ye Denver Birds and Nimble Animal. Outerwaves, however, is a solo project where Stephens can embrace his pop and hip hop interests in a bit more of an intimate fashion.

Find out more about Outerwaves.

Stream episode via Soundcloud:

Airing details: Broadcast via Zed Digital on 7 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Sky Kirkham, Branko Cosic.

Episode 50: Beaches; Barbiturates

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It’s a half century for live delay! And we’re very happy to play you a ‘b’ themed episode of Live Delay, with two great live sets from two great bands – BEACHES and BARBITURATES.

BEACHES
Recorded by Darragh Murray
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou. 
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, June 2013.

Beaches are an exceptional band – both on record and on stage, so it’s with some pleasure that we bring you an extract from their recent east coast tour of Australia in support of their killer 2013 record ‘She Beats’ that came out through Chapter Music.

Mixing in the pysch of the 1970s with elements of shoegaze and straight up rock and roll seeping through, this quintet have been quietly building up a worldwide following over the past half a decade. Expect a dervish of musical escapades.

This live recording comes from the band’s visit to Brisbane back in about June 2013 when they played at the Black Bear Lodge.

Find out more about Beaches.

BARBITURATES
Recorded by Murray Paas
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Zoo, July 2013.

Barbiturates are Roland Hlavka and Elliot D’arcy, two musicians known for their work in Brisbane psych outfit Cobbwebbs. This particular project emerged from eclectic rehearsal room jams that didn’t quite fit the CV of their former band – and thus the side project was born! Still channelling their DIY roots, Barbiturates sway between pop and psych, adding in generous additions of almost trip-hop sounding beats. They’ve release a bunch of music, but 2013’s Shades was the first actually put out in some kind of material form.

This performance comes from their 2013 appearance at 4ZZZ’s Happy Fest at The Zoo in Brisbane. Enjoy!

Find out more about Barbiturates.

Stream online:

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 December 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Dusty Anastassiou, Josh Watson, Murray Paas.