Ep 193: Sweater Curse; Tralala Blip

Sweater Curse

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Luke Thomson
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 13th August, 2016

If you mix the vocal stylings on The Cure’s Robert Smith and Beth Orton with the rawness of early output from Bloc Party, you arrive at the sound that Sweater Curse output.

This particular set was captured at one of their first shows and are a band to watch out for in 2017.

Tralala Blip

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Recorded by Eileen Tierney
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 21 October, 2016.

Hailing from Lismore on New South Wales’ North Coast, Tralala Blip are a 5 piece ensemble armed with devices that create electronic pulses and beats that feed into reverberation units that produce lush swells of sound that mesmerises the senses in the live arena with visuals accompanying the audio to complete the experience.
The group was founded by Randolf Reimann who ran electronica workshops for young people of mixed abilities in 2007. Three of the workshop participants wanted to continue making music and came together to form Tralala Blip, which has taken from the local halls of Lismore to the Sydney Opera House and around Europe.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 15th of January 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 182: Sleepwalks; You Beauty!

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Starting up in the tail end of the noughties in Brisbane, Sleepwalks is a unity between three friends, David Hansford, Kevin Fincham and Damien Masters, and their love for loud yet simply structured music, known to some as the ‘Grunge’ genre. They released their first record ‘The Milk Has Gone Sour’ in 2011 though Z-Man Records and it encapsulated their holiday to Chicago to record with Steve Albini, whose name you’ll see in the liner notes of records belonging to Shellac, Big Black, Pixies, Breeders, PJ Harvey and little known band called Nirvana.
They started writing and recording their follow-up album in 2012, but it wasn’t until 2016 until they finished and released it to the world and titled it ‘Kingdom’.
Their performances are rare to come by, so it was a treasure to capture this band picking up their instruments again and breathing new life into the raw materials.

You Beauty!

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Recorded & Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Volumes 2015 Festival, Sydney, 29th August 2015.

You Beauty! is not only a term you’ll hear yelled at an Australian sporting event that involves an oval-shaped ball, but is also the name of a four-piece band based in Sydney, who take their ockerisms and wear them on their sleeve. In 2014, they released their ‘pub-rock opera’ titled Jersey Flegg, which tells the tale of love and loss during the 1998 NRL season. Fast-forward to late 2015 and You Beauty have shifted their focus of love to online adventures on their second album ‘Illywacka’, which came out through Rice Is Nice Records.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23rd of October 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 181: Grieg; Eat Laser Scumbag!

Grieg

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane 10th of June 2016.

Featuring members from almost every prominent Brisbane punk band through the 2000’s, Grieg features Alex Gillies; member of No Anchor and A Savage God on drums, Tamara Dawn from Hits and Gazoonga Attack on Bass, John Mercer from Undead Apes and Dick Nasty on guitar, and Lance Sinclair on vocals. Together they bring big noise, big riffs, and a heaviness that could only be achieved by a band comprised of this many stellar Brisbane artists. They have released one album so far, titled ‘Retaliate First’, and is available digitally or on vinyl through their Bandcamp page.

Eat Laser Scumbag!

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Photo by Branko Cosic

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking it around Brisbane since the early 2000’s, Eat Laser Scumbag! released their first EP in 2005 and have been sparingly playing their brand of punk rock all over the place since. Like most Brisbane bands, Eat Laser Scumbag! is made up of members who all play in another band. In this case, the two guitarists Ashley Timms and Nathan Gygar play in Nova Scotia, bassist Adam Scott plays in Undead Apes (who we have previously featured in Episode 178), and finally Xavier Poropat on drums from Eyes Ninety (who we also previously featured in Episode 180). Their latest EP ‘Chakras Aligned’ was released in September 2014 and is available online through their Bandcamp. This set you are about to hear is their first show on Australian soil in four years.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of October 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 66: Cannon; Dag

Photo by Glen Schenau. blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Photo by Glen Schenau. blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

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

Cannon are one of Brisbane’s quiet achievers but you wouldn’t know it if you saw one of their shows. Yes, they’re loud, they’re messy and sweaty and look so effortless doing it all too because they do this almost every weekend. They released their debut album in 2011 and followed it up with a 7” single last year on Bon Voyage records, a Brizzy label that brought you the Feathers LP and later the debut 7” of Martyr privates. But it’s their dynamic unpretentious live presence that sets them apart from your everyday garage rock band. That and their songs are damn catchy too.

For more information on Cannon head to their facebook.

Photo by Aiden Reid. blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Photo by Aiden Reid. blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Dag
Recorded by Luke Walsh.
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at Guilt Retreat 8, Nov 16 2013.

The name Dag conjures up images of 20th century Australiana, a not so distant past but an endearing one at that. Dag main man, Dusty, channels his inner Grant McLennan and wears the Go-Betweens influence on his sleeve. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it dolewave (the unfortunate title for a new wave of Australian jangle-pop) and it’s more similar to Scott & Charlene’s Wedding’s sombre first record rather than the almost lackadaisical nature of a group like Birth Prefect.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 18 April 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 48: School Girl Report; Amateur Childbirth

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Episode 48 takes on some challenging territory bringing you the live craziness of duo School Girl Report. We also catch up with some live tunes from Amateur Childbirth.

SCHOOL GIRL REPORT
Recorded and mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at the Alliance Tavern, Brisbane, September 2013.

The duo known as School Girl Report hail from Bateman’s Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. Made up of the godhead of Samuel Miers and Daniel Oakman, they compose weird, erratic and an almost indescribable cacophony of sound. It’s often dark, perhaps industrial, but most import of all – it’s something fresh and different from the usual Live Delay stable – and hey! We EMBRACE difference here.

As far as I can see, they’ve released one tape via Do You Block called ‘Success is Dating School Girl Report’ but been a fairly active live band – playing a load of shows over the past three years up and down the east coast of Australia.

The live set we’ve got for you is from the duo’s trip up to Brisbane to play 4ZZZ’s Red Mecca night at the Alliance Tavern in Spring Hill. The band played alongside the likes of Four Door, Native Cats and a few others. You should definitely tune in.

Find out more about School Girl Report.

AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane in May 2013.

Amateur Childbirth is the stage name of Brisbane artist Ivan Matthew. Influenced by the work of Henry Miller, he’s an artist unafraid to delve into uncomfortable subject, illuminating everyday events with a cynical but earnest take on modern society – done all with just an acoustic guitar.

Live Delay were fortunate to be present to record Amateur Childbirth when he took the stage at Tribal Theatre back in May 2013 as part of the Guilt Retreat – a multi-disciplinary visual and musical arts series. Tune in to hear some honest live music.

Find out more about Amateur Childbirth.

Listen to this episode via soundcloud:

Interview: Ivan Matthew of Amateur Childbirth.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 13 December 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Will Clarke, Dusty Anastassiou, Andrew McLellan.