Episode 99: Martyr Privates


Martyr Privates
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at HappyFest 2014, Brisbane. 22nd August 2014.

Martyr Privates began holed up in an inner-Brisbane storage shed around the same time as Queensland had its worst floods in 37 years. Their name is also a tip of the hate to one of Brisbane’s oldest hospitals. Recently they’ve been getting more notice outside their small town bubble, thanks to their excellent debut LP on Bedroom Suck records. The album has been praised for its wall of noise style production and tough yet simple approach to a-tonal rock.

Buy martyr Privates’ debut self-titled record over at BedroomSuckRecords.com

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 December 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 12: Four Door; Martyr Privates

Four Door

Four Door

Why hello there! We’re up to episode twelve of Australia’s best live music show – Live Delay. Did you know that the only way on can make a good day better is via live music? A doctor told me that once.

This episode has some great performances contained within. First up is an extended set of bleeps and creeps from Sydney’s FOUR DOOR. And just when you thought it could get any better, we sneak in a song or two from Brisbane’s MARTYR PRIVATES. Outrageous value.

Recorded and mixed by Andrew McLellan
Recorded at the Lost Race Festival, Cooparoo Bowls Club, November 2012

Four Door describe themselves in four words – techno, synths, creeps, bleeps. And I guess that’s a very accurate although simplistic description of the group’s housey weirdness.

Four Door are actually Jonathan Hochman and Matthew Hopkins, two dudes from Sydney who are fond of things electronic. You might recognise Hochman from his duties with Sydney trio, Holy Balm, whereas Hopkins plays in Naked On The Vague.

Four have played with the likes of Blank Realm, The Garbage and The Flowers and New War, but came up to Brisbane in October last year to play the Lost Race Festival at the Cooparoo Bowls Club in the city’s inner south.

Find out more about Four Door.

Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham
Recorded at the Happy Fest, March 2012

Martyr Privates is fronted by Cameron Hawes, who people may also know from I Heart Hiroshima. The band also features Ashleigh Shipton on bass and Sam Dixon on drums, and they’re renowned around town for the fondness of noise and repetition. Is it dirge-rock? Who knows? This set comes from 4ZZZ’s Happy Fest back in March 2012.

Find out more about Martyr Privates.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29 March 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Sky Kirkham