Ep 343 – Jaguar Jonze

Jaguar Jonze:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 21 July 2019

Jaguar Jonze is the musical guise of Brisbane creative Deena Lynch. She began her career in music recording under her first name, Deena, releasing the albums “Lone Wolf” in 2012 and “Black Cat” in 2015. In the late 2010s she began a series of creative projects across several disciplines, each with their own name: Dusky Jonze for photography, Spectator Jonze for visual art, and Jaguar Jonze for music.

After years of hard work in the industry and a string of singles, 2020 was to be a huge year for Lynch. In February she competed in the Australian selection event of the Eurovision Song Contest, dislocating a shoulder during her performance. In March she embarked on what was supposed to be a career-making promotional tour of the United States, but the COVID-19 pandemic cut short the trip almost immediately. Adding injury to insult, shortly after returning to Australia Lynch was diagnosed with COVID herself, and spent several months recovering. In April the debut Jaguar Jonze EP “Diamonds And Liquid Gold” was released as she sat in the back of an ambulance.

This set you’re about to hear was recorded in Brisbane between Lynch’s Eurovision and American adventures. She was backed on the night by Joe Fallon on guitar, Aidan Hogg on bass and Jacob Mann on drums.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack Davidson
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Extra songs:
Lucy Francesca Dron – “In This Time” live at The Bearded Lady, 14 March 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 316


Timi Temple – “No Where” live at Greaser, 21 November 2019
Recorded by Scott Mercer & Taine Josephson
Mixed by Zac Van Itallie
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 317


Michael Beach & The Artists – “The Fool” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Tyrell Shortt
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 318

Due to prior arrangement with the artist/management, we are unable to provide this episode for streaming.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 13 December, 2020

Ep 340 – Israeli Chicks

Israeli Chicks:

Live at Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, 1 November 2019

Contrary to their name, Israeli Chicks are actually a group of men from Byron Bay. With Sam Love on vocals and bass, Zar Harper on guitar and Louie O’Riordan on drums, the trio started off as housemates before forming a band and playing their first gig in 2016. The EP “I Love You Mum” came quickly the following year, followed by the “Ham & Egg Double” single in 2018 and “Natural Decline” EP in 2019.

Recorded by Sam Kelly
Mixed by Hugh Middleton
Special thanks to live engineer Ean Redman

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Extra songs:
BLUSSH – “Sad Girls” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Scott Mercer
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 312

Life Strike – “Dear Life” live at the 4ZZZ Stage, Sonic Masala Fest, 17 August 2019
Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 311

Bad Bangers – “Loyalty” live at The Bearded Lady, 22 December 2018
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Hugh Tyler
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 310

Mum’s Tennis Friends – “Olive” live at The Bearded Lady, 19 January 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster & Sam Kelly
Mixed by Finn Diggles
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 314

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 1 November, 2020

Ep 338 – Premium Fantasy

Photo:
Premium Fantasy – Zo Damage

Premium Fantasy:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Premium Fantasy are a Melbourne-based duo comprising Zü Hunting and James Payne, who both operate keyboards, drum machines and various pedals to make their music. The band’s first recordings were made in Berlin in 2012. In more recent years they have become steady fixtures on the Melbourne live scene. Their debut EP “Active/Passive” was released in 2014 and debut album, “Premium Fantasy 2”, came in 2019.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Taine Josephson
Special thanks to live engineer Lachlan Kidd

Extra songs:
Shugorei – “Pentatone” live at Oscillo Scape 15, 16 November 2019
Recorded by Marly Lüske & Jack Brock
Mixed by Marly Lüske
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 305

Relay Tapes – “Jellyfish” live at The Bearded Lady, 16 November 2019
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack Brock
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 301

Strange Seed – “Where Does It Take You” live at The Bearded Lady, 14 March 2020
Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 322

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18 October, 2020

Ep 322 – Olivia’s World and Strange Seed

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Photos:
Olivia’s World – Robbie Atkin
Strange Seed – Bush Frog Collective

Olivia’s World:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Olivia’s World is the project of Alice Rezende, formerly of beloved Brisbane bands Go Violets and Tempura Nights. Moving to Vancouver in 2017, Rezende first named the band “Invisible Girl”, with partner Joe Saxby from These Guy playing bass.

Olivia’s World recorded their epoynmous debut EP with established American musician Rose Melberg on drums, known for her work in bands such as Tiger Trap, The Softies and Go Sailor. Upon returning to Australia, Rezende recruited Tina Agik on second guitar and Ben Napier to play drums.

Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Alana Pepe

Strange Seed:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 14 March 2020

Strange Seed formed in 2017, featuring members of other Brisbane bands such as Harmon and Georgie Nielson & The Growing Pains. They released their debut EP, “Seasons”, in 2019.

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Jack B-Jones

4ZZZ Live Delay · Live Delay – Ep 322 – Olivia’s World and Strange Seed

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21 June, 2020

Ep 318 – Thistle and Michael Beach & The Artists

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Photo:
Thistle – Kalee Claire
Michael Beach & The Artists – Jesse Davis

Thistle:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 22 August 2019

Thistle are a Brisbane trio made up of Kassie Sofia on guitar and vocals, Caroline “Canna” Townsend on bass and Joe Teague on drums. As you’ll hear in this set, they celebrated their first anniversary as a band together in August 2019 with some partying live onstage. To paint you a picture, during the set they wore party hats and presented themselves with a supermarket-bought chocolate cake.

Recorded by Matthew Malone & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Sam Louis

Michael Beach & The Artists:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Michael Beach is originally from the town of Merced in central California. After moving to Melbourne he fell in with the local music community, playing in bands such as Meercaz, Colossal Yes and Electric Jellyfish, which later evolved into Shovels. His first record as Michael Beach, “Blood Courses”, came out in 2008 and the most recent 7″ “Curtain Of Night” in 2019. The current incarnation of his backing band, The Artists, consists of Peter Warden (who he also played with in Electric Jellyfish and Shovels) and Innez Tulloch and Matt Ford from Thigh Master.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Tyrell Short

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 24 May, 2020

Ep 312 – BLUSSH and Lucinda R.

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Photo:
BLUSSH – Mark Thorp

BLUSSH:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Brisbane band BLUSSH formed in late 2018 with singer/guitarist Kelly Schinkel recruiting her sister Stacey on bass and Sophia De Marco on drums. Over the next twelve months they undertook a relentless campaign of live gigs, quickly earning a reputation as one of the hardest-working and hardest-rocking bands in town. In October 2019 they released their debut EP, “Shut Up Becky!”.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic

Lucinda R.

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 28 August 2019

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Johnson has been a staple around Brisbane for the better part of a decade now, until recently performing and recording under the name O’ Little Sister. She released a self-titled EP in June 2012 and a string of singles over the next few years before announcing a name change in late 2019 to Lucinda R. In early 2020 she released her first single as Lucinda R., called “TIN TIN”, an astonishing song that you’ll hear towards the end of this set.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Conner McDonald
Special thanks to live engineer Tim Roberts

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29 March, 2020

Ep 311 – Married Man and Life Strike

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Photos:
Married Man – Mark Gibbons
Life Strike – Mark Skelton

Married Man:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Married Man began life as the solo project of Sydney musician Sarafina Pea, expanding in 2017 with the addition of bassist Kim Sukit and drummer Marnie Vaughn. A double A-side 7″, “Meet Me At Penn Station/Clear As Hell” was released in 2017 and in 2019 the band launched their debut album, “Hard Bargain”. This set features Owen Penglis, who recorded the band’s album, filling in on bass.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic

Life Strike:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Though a Melbourne band, none of the three members of Life Strike are locals. Bassist Nick Pratt is originally from New Zealand, previously playing in the band Deaf Wish. Guitarist Patrick McCabe and drummer Scotty Brique both come from Brisbane, McCabe having played in Dollar Bar and Brique in Nova Scotia, Seaplane and Air Jordans.

Playing their first show in 2016, the band released a self-titled 7″ EP on Unwound Records in 2017. In 2019 their first album “Primitive Future” was released, featuring songs depicting an offbeat, post-apocalyptic future through the lens of upbeat, Flying Nun-influenced post-punk.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 22 March, 2020

Ep 309 – Dog Name and Wonderfuls

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Photos:
Dog Name – Megan Leahy

Dog Name:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Canberra band Dog Name formed as the solo project of singer/guitarist Eadie Newman, who had previously played in a host of other acts including Bacon Cakes, Passive Smoke, Eadie and the Doodles and Mind Blanks. Having released EPs in 2016 and 2017, the band are currently putting the pieces together for their first album. They journeyed north to Brisbane last year for Sonic Masala Fest at the Greenslopes Bowls Club even though – as you will hear towards the end of this set – the footy was on.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Sam Louis

Wonderfuls:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 17 May 2019

Wonderfuls were first formed in 2004 when cousins Robert Vagg and Danny McGirr moved to Brisbane and started making art and music together. With Vagg chiefly on vocals and McGirr responsible for instrumentation, the duo spent years making a truckload of experimental recordings, though of this early period only four songs were ever released, as the 2011 7″ “PissFist” on Negative Guest List Records.

Subsequent releases stepped away from their initial raw sound, most recently on 2018 album “Voices Like Rain”. It was from this album that most of the songs from this set were drawn.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tim Allison
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 8 March, 2020

 

Ep 308 – Yes I’m Leaving and Cassowarys

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Photos:
Yes I’m Leaving – James Gough
Cassowarys – Riley Dale

Yes I’m Leaving:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, 17 August 2019

Yes I’m Leaving were formed in Sydney, and have been haunting the traps of the harbour city for quite a while now, with their first demo cassette being released in 2006. Their first self-titled album came out in 2010 and was followed by another four over the next decade, often recorded on the quick in small rehearsal spaces.

Recorded by Duncan Adamson
Mixed by Finn Diggles

Cassowarys:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 27 July 2019

Cassowarys have been kicking around Brisbane for a few years now, cycling through lineups and genres before landing on their particular flavour of psychedelic rock. In 2018 they released their debut EP, “Cheers For The Boogie”.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Sam Kelly
Mixed by Tynan Illand
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23 February, 2020

 

Ep 301 – Relay Tapes and Shoeb Ahmad

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Photos:
Relay Tapes – Scott Mercer
Shoeb Ahmad – @foreign.film

Relay Tapes:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 16 November 2019

Originally formed in 2011, Relay Tapes is the musical project of Jade Tyers. Following the release of the “Semblance” EP on Berlin-based label Dreams Never End in 2018, Relay Tapes expanded into the live performance realm with the addition of players from Brisbane bands including Ultra Material and PYNES.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack Brock
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

Shoeb Ahmad:

Live at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes, 17 August 2019

Shoeb Ahmad has been a mainstay of Canberra’s music and arts community for over a decade. Her talents are wide-reaching as an artist, songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, curator and operator of independent record label hellosQuare. She has played in bands including Tangents, Spartak, Oranges, Agency and Sensaround spanning the genres of glich/punk, electronic jazz-improv and post-hardcore. Her first solo album “Watch/Illuminate” was released in 2012 on the Mystery Plays Records label and her second, “quiver”, followed in 2018 on Art As Catharsis.

Recorded by Jack Brock
Mixed by Jack Brock

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5 January, 2020