Episode 67: Extrafoxx; Naked Maja

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Extrafoxx
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Conwae Burrell is Extrafoxx, mostly, he has a band but faces come and go. He’s been making humorous but somehow earnest pop-punk since the early 2000s but it wasn’t until 2010 that Extrafoxx’s debut album was released on Bedroom Suck Records. Songs such as ‘Big Pineapple’ and ‘Lisa Needs Braces’ (an ode to the Simpsons joke) are like folk music for the jaded gen x internet addicts – everyone sings along too. If you don’t believe the hype just wait and hear for yourself.

For more information on Extrafoxx head to their Bandcamp.

Naked Maja
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

They’ve undergone a few line-up changes while exploring their place in the greater sound spectrum. 2014 sees the band furthering their electronic influences and becoming tighter in the process without losing their introspective edge. In November 2013 they released their third EP titled Disillusion as a free download on bandcamp. For this performance they tried out some new material, a teething set as they called it. Chris Campion of the band Multiple Man (who we featured in episode 65 of Live Delay guests on synthesizer.

For more info on Naked Maja, check out their Facebook.

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

Episode 40: Naked Maja; Secret Birds

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We’re rapidly approaching the half century of Live Delay, and Episode 40 of the show takes in some great live recordings from Brisbane artists NAKED MAJA and SECRET BIRDS.

NAKED MAJA

Recorded and mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane.

Naked Maja are an experimental pop four piece from Brisbane who’ve been playing around the traps for about two years now. They’re made up of Cedie Janso, Chris Pearson, Emma Sayer and Scott Wilson and they call the likes of Stereolab, Brian Eno and Deerhunter among their varied influences – all influences that I can wholeheartedly endorse as excellent artists to name check.

But Naked Maja are definitely more than simply the sum of their influences. They’ve clearly developed distinct musical identity upon a floating sea of musical ideas. And you’re about to hear what I exactly mean on this feature live set from the group’s performance at The Waiting Room in Brisbane from early 2013. Make sure you don’t miss it.

Find out more about Naked Maja.

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SECRET BIRDS

Recorded and mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane.

Digital sound manipulator Damon Black heads Secret Birds, a musical project that shrugs off definition. It teases us with pyschedelia, draws us in with ambience, and takes us to some mythical plane of existence. Will Clarke captured Secret Birds in all its glory at The Waiting Room in Brisbane back in January 2013 as part of the well-respected Sonic Masala gig series. It’s pretty special and worth staying up past your bed time.

Find out more about Secret Birds.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 18 October 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Will Clarke.