EP 243: Biscotti & Dumb Things

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Photo: Marcus Salvagno (B) Laura Marsh (DT)

Biscotti

Engineered by Owen McKern
Recorded at PBS FM Studio’s, Melbourne, 9th February 2018

Biscotti is Melbourne based producer and multi instrumentalist Carla Ori’s solo project. While also playing as a part of Empat Lima, Biscotti allows Ori to fashion evocative sounds which create otherworldly landscapes and guide the listener through different scenes.

Her first EP titled Make Me Feel Good was released independently in 2013 which lead Biscotti to perform nationally and internationally at music festivals such at Falls Festival, Wide Open Space and Mata Air Festival (Indonesia). Another EP, Alternator, followed in 2015 before the debut long player Like Heaven In The Movies in 2017.

Dumb Things

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

Brisbane hangover pop quintet Dumb Things released their debut self titled album in 2017, signing with French label Hidden Bay Records for its European release. Strong local radio support has seen the band play alongside other Brisbane  favourites Tape/Off, Baskervillain, Good Boy and Future Haunts.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 6th of May 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

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EP 235: Seja; McKisko

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Photo: Justin Edwards

Seja

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

Brisbane via Germany musician Seja Vogel, has had a prolific career since starting her first band Sekiden in 1998. Once signed to Modular they released 2 albums and 2 EP’s, touring extensively throughout Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA.

She was also a touring member of Brisbane favourites Regurgitator, joining in 2007 and also contributed to the Love and Paranoia album which was released in the same year. Seja has also lent her keyboarding and singing skills to touring buddies such as SPOD, David McCormack and Ben Salter.

In 2010 Seja began releasing under her own name with her debut solo album We Have Secrets But Nobody Cares via Rice Is Nice. Working with Robert Forster, Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey, Regurgitator’s Ben Ely and Wally De Backer, Seja wrote and recorded a second volume of sweetly synthesised soundscapes entitled All Our Wires in 2013.

McKisko

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

McKisko is Helen Franzmann, a Brisbane-based musician who began her musical career writing and performing in the band Redbreast. After winning the Grant McLennan Fellowship in 2009, she recorded and released her debut under the McKisko moniker entitled Glorio, and then toured the country non-stop supporting the likes of Bon Iver and Jose Gonzales.

She then followed up with 2013’s Eximo, which was released through El Nino records. Her songs are built using inventive instrumentation, an intimate honesty, and a lyricism that journeys through abstract landscapes imbued with emotion.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th of February 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 233: Sunscreen; Soda Eaves

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Photo: Ted’s Records (Sunscreen), Justin Edwards (SE)

Sunscreen

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Brightside Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Sunscreen is a band from Sydney’s Inner West. Fronted by Sarah Sykes (from Flowertruck) and Alexander McDonald, Sunscreen’s emotional guitar-pop draws inspiration from bands Mazzy Star and The Go-Betweens, delivering ultimate UV protection for the emotions and soul.

The band has supported promising acts including The Ocean Party, Rolling Blackouts C.F, DMA’s, RVG and Jade Imagine. As well as headline shows to support the launch of their debut EP, Just a Drop, a split between Dinosaur City Records and Spunk.

Soda Eaves

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

Primarily the solo effort of Jake Core, Soda Eaves features contributions from a number of friends, including Jordan Ireland, Alec Marshall (Hot palms, Sui Zhen) and Oliver Mestitz (The Finks). They play distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds, releasing two LPs – 2013’s ‘Like Drapes Either Side’ & 2016’s ‘Murray, Darling’.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th of January 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 180: Eyes Ninety; A Country Practice

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Photo by Glan Schenau

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 27th of May 2016.

Kicking it off in 2014, Eyes Ninety make erratic garage that dabbles into punk, post-punk and classic Australian rock ‘n’ roll. Their members are a part of a few renowned Brisbane bands such as The Standing 8 Counts, Chinese Burns and Eat Laser Scumbag!, however Eyes Ninety are their own beast. With furious bass and guitar lines backed by upbeat drumming that keeps the pace, vocalist Tom Beaumont shouts and screams with various levels of energy while the second guitar detaches itself almost completely from the rest of the group and carves its own path which makes you uncomfortably unsure if the band is either about to erupt into chaos or dwindle down into nothingness. It’s this feeling of uncertainty that creates such a bubbling atmosphere of energy that makes Eyes Ninety the great band that they are.  In 2015, they released their self-titled debut album through Swashbuckling Hobo Records, which features 9 tracks of sharp lo-fi production that suits the band’s aesthetics to a ‘T’.

A Country Practice

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Photo by Steven Schnorrer

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

A Country Practice is a family band playing songs that draw on their childhood growing up in the rural Lockyer Valley. Stories of droughts, cattle farming and summer storms feature throughout.  The three piece of husband-wife Joel & Kelly and brother Andrew, wrap their simple nylon string guitar ballads in hazy broken electronic beats and melodies and the sort of vocal harmonies you’d expect from family members.  A Country Practice was formed out of the ashes of Ambitious Lovers, which were featured in Episode 115 of Live Delay.  

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 2nd of October 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 176: No Sister; Greyface

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking off their career in Brisbane 2014, No Sister are now calling Melbourne their home for their alt-rock noise making antics. Over the past two years, they have released four singles with a sound that has been compared to legendary noise rock artists Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground. They released their self titled debut album on the 30th of August 2016, which was self-recorded and mixed by the band.

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

Kicking it since 2014, Greyface make catchy alternative rock that you can nod your head to. Sounding somewhere in between The Smith Street Band and The Gaslight Anthem, their songs are hard hitting punk tracks with well crafted lyrics, shouted out with a raspy voice. Their debut album ‘Grey Hairs’ was released in November 2015 and has seen them win support slots for Australian punks BATPISS, Super Best Friends and The Bennies.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 175: Walken; SEIMS

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Bursting out of Brisbane’s growing punk scene in 2014, Walken have wasted no time releasing music and playing shows. So far they have released three singles, two eps, toured the east coast, and supported some of Australia’s biggest names such as The Bennies, Tired Lion, and Brisbane’s own Screamfeeder. Sounding somewhere between 90’s Blink 182, and the heaviness of early offspring albums, Walken produce hard hitting alternative rock with textures of the sunshine they were written in.

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Brightside, 4th of March 2016.

Created by Sydney based multi instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS was originally a one-man studio project when he released the debut self titled album in 2012. The album was written, performed, recorded, and produced by himself, and after its release he received multiple requests for live performances of his bedroom symphonies. After recruiting members to fill the spots of trumpet/synth, guitar, and drums, while Simeon himself welded the bass and additional synths, SEIMS has been mesmerising audiences up and down the east coast. Their latest album II was released on the 7th of August 2015 and was created with the live experience in mind and delivers wall to wall noise, constant time signature changes, and a listening experience you don’t want to stop listening to.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28st August 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 164: Step Panther; Seaplane

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Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Oxford Art Factory (Volumes 2015), Sydney, 29th August 2015.

Starting off in Sydney, Step Panther have shredded their way across stages locally and internationally for the last 6 years. With their lo-fi rock n roll garage pop tunes you could easily mistake their sound for something made in a Detroit garage in the 1960’s. Their high energy rambunctious live shows have earned them slots on sxsw, and the great escape, as well as supporting international acts Yuck, Kurt Vile, and Girls. With two EPS, two albums and a third album on the way, Step Panther show no signs of slowing down.

Seaplane
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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Club Greenslopes as part of Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 21st June 2014.

Based in Brisbane, Seaplane have been releasing music since the year 2000. Made up with duelling guitars from Dale Peachey (Dollar Bar) and Stirling Bartlam, kept together with heavy hitting Scott Brique (Nova Scotia, Heavy Breather) on drums, Seaplane have a sound that’s somewhere between alternative rock instrumentation and indie pop lyricism that is sure to catch your attention.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29th May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 129: First half of 2015 review – Pt 1

This episode of Live Delay showcases some of the performances that have been featured on the show during the first half of 2015.

Artists include

Danyl Jesu – Abandon
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 5th of November 2014.

We All Want To – Ramp Up the Bleeding
Recorded by Mathew Hall
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Underdog Pub Co, Brisbane, 29th of March 2014.

Sparkspitter – Vandelous
Recorded Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Cameron Smith
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Brisbane, 12th of September 2014.

Giants of Science – Your Coke May Be Pepsi
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah, 17th of January 2015.

Go Go Fish – Guest List
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of the Sonic Masala Festival, on the 14th of March, 2015.

Baptism of Uzi – Carnal Need
Recorded by Anthony Cornish.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Phoenix Public House, Melbourne, 21st of April 2012.

SIXFTHICK – Glue In Your Locks
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah, 17th of January 2015.

Front End Loader – Marks Dream
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah, 17th of January 2015.

White Walls – Runaway Kite
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of the Sonic Masala Festival, on the 14th of March, 2015.

Fat – Junkie Song
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 3rd of May 2015.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 17 July 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 83: The Scrapes; Brainbeau

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The Scrapes
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Michael Whitney.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. July 13th 2014.

The Scrapes are a duo consisting of Adam Cadell on violin and Ryan Potter on guitar/sitar. They’ve been playing together as The Scrapes for the past 5 years now and have released two albums to their name. Independent of the band, Adam recently spent some time in West Africa playing and recording music, a bit of which found it’s way onto his 2013 solo album Til It All Melts Away. The influence of other cultures’ music has seeped into The Scrapes ever so subtly. A Gonjey (an African one stringed fiddle) being the most consciously worldly addition to their arsenal of instruments. Your guess is as good as mine as to what we’ll be hearing on their third record, due for release later this year.

During July the duo had a Sunday residency at Brisbane venue The Bearded Lady.

The Scrapes on the web.
Listen to The Scrapes on Bandcamp

August 22nd – Brisbane Fringe Festival @ The Bearded Lady – w/ Primitive Motion
https://www.facebook.com/events/318709061636877/?fref=ts
August 23rd – Love and Other Ecologies @ Judith Wright Centre
http://brisbanefringe.com/brisfringe2014/event/melody-woodnutt-love-other-ecologies
August 30th – Psych Night @ West End Warehouse
https://www.facebook.com/events/601677653285032/

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Brainbeau
Recorded by SLAM Sound.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Greenslopes Bowls Club
June 21st 2014.

Brainbeau is Katie Martin and Chelsea Charlton, a couple of people who have been active in a whole host of Brisbane groups for years. Katie has been involved with Stag, Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaney and Shooga and Chelsea has performed solo under a plethora of guises. We featured Chelsea’s Dust Storm Jogger moniker in Episode 82 of Live Delay and he also currently plays in No Magic. In November 2013 they released their very first 7”, which shows accurately how the band fits somewhere between pop and glitch. Inf act they incorporate a range of styles into their own brand of dancey new-new-new-wave sound. As an accompaniment to their 7” they also released a collection of more ambient tracks. There are an infinite number of sides to Brainbeau, kind alike a sphere.

Brainbeau on Facebook.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15 August 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.