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 197: Shrapnel; Agency

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Recorded by Sam Lowe
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 21st January 2017

Shrapnel is the brainchild of Sydney-sider Sam Wilkinson, previously known from other outfits Day Ravies and Mope City. The five-piece indie-rock band is comprised of an all-star cast, also featuring members of Dollar Bar, Miners, and Weak Boys. Their debut album ‘Tranceplanetsugarmouth’ came out in November 2016, through Brisbane indie label, Coolin’ By Sound, and has received stellar reviews from Rolling Stone, Amateur Hour, and 4ZZZ. Filled with Australian drawl and lo-fi psych rock, Shrapnel are very quickly tearing their way up the food chain, and garnering attention in all the right places.

Agency

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Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Greenslopes Bowls Club, Brisbane, 13th August 2016

Fresh outta Canberra, Agency are a 4 piece comprised of a smattering of players from other CBR bands, featuring ex (and current) members of Hoodlum Shouts, Spartak and A Drone Coda. Guitarist Shoeb Ahmad also runs the band’s record label ‘HellosQuare Recordings’, adding another hat to his metaphorical millinery store. They released their debut album ‘The Stillness Of Speed’ in late 2015, which is filled with spiky, bass led noise rock, and just a touch of experimental rumble. In 2016, they released two EP’s through two different record labels; Do We Go It Alone? in May on Tenzenmen and I Know I’m In Flames in July through Sonic Masala.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 26th of February 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 178: Edith Thomas Furey; Undead Apes

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Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot.

Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 4th March 2016. 

Coming from Brisbane, this one man band is the brain product of Joel Glazebrook. Using an elaborate setup of synths, drum machines, guitars, and loop pedals both in the studio and for live performances, Edith Thomas Furey create catchy new wave post punk with an 80’s feel, with some heavier kind of elements taken straight from the 90’s industrial scene. Since august he has released three singles, with mention of an EP due in the future.

Undead Apes

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

 

Undead Apes are the all star team of punk rock bands from Brisbane in the early 2000’s. They feature Simon Graydon from Sekiden, John Mercer from Greig, and Dick Nasty, Adam Scott from Eat Laser Scumbag!, and Renae Elise from Gazoonga Attack. Their live shows are a complete rarity with their bassist Adam living overseas, but they have still found time to write and record three albums over their lifespan, which have all been released on Brisbane label mere noise records. Their latest album ‘Landfill’ was released on the 14th of June 2016 and features lyrical themes such as astrophysics, recreational use of embalming fluid, tofu, communist brainwashing of youth via rock’n’roll, and affairs of the heart. This set was captured at their only live show of 2016.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th September 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 131: First half of 2015 review – Pt 2

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

Love of Diagrams – Double Negative
Recorded & Mixed by Paul Maybury & Joe Fairburn.
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne on the 3rd of February, 2015.

Zeahorse – Pools
Recorded & Mixed by Ben Moore.
Recorded at FBi Radio’s 10th Birthday Celebrations at Carriageworks, Sydney on the 8th of September, 2013.

Dead Farmers – Sick
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Festival, 14th of March, 2015.

Asha Jeffries – I Can’t Make You Love Me
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

Canyonero – Here’s to Smiling
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

BigStrongBrute – Don’t Take Me Alive
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 10th of April, 2015.

Frown – Witches Coven
Recorded William Clark & Alex O’Donovan.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Crowbar, 27th of March, 2015.

Skullcave – Waking Up Wanting More
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt on the 25th of April, 2015.

Total Control – Carpet Rash
Recorded by Ben Moore.
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan.
Mastered by Mikey Young.
Recorded at The Standard, Sydney on the 5th of February, 2014

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 31 July 2015.
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 124: Total Control; Dead Farmers

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Total Control
Recorded by Ben Moore.
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Mikey Young
Recorded at The Standard in Sydney on the 5th of February, 2014.

Total Control are a post-punk/electronic quintet, and have been active since 2008. On record, namely 2011’s ‘Henge Beat’ and 2014’s ‘Typical System’, their electronic sound is much more obvious, whereas their live presence is stripped of devices and become a raw punk band with urgency in their vains. Devo & Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark have been mentioned as influences, and while that’s definitely on show, there’s also a heavy debt to the psych/krautrock sounds of the 70’s.

Many thanks to Harvey O’Sullivan from FBi Radio’s Live Feed for his assistance.

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Dead Farmers
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic .
Recorded at the Greenslopes Bowls Club on the 14th of March, 2015.

Hailing from Sydney, garage-punkers Dead Farmers sprouted up through the cracks of Australia’s largest city’s underbelly and began rocking audiences in the mid-2000’s. Very reminiscent of the Detroit rock scene that produced bands such as The Stooges and MC5, they self-recorded their latest album ‘Wasteland’ straight onto half-inch tape free of reverb and post-recording effects, and sent it off to mastering to be improved upon.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 June 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 114: Go Go Fish; Spirit Bunny

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

What started out as a new project between self-confessed music geeks Scott Mercer & Ash Shanahan in 2011, has blossomed into a harmonious four-piece garage-pop outfit that goes by the name of ‘Go Go Fish’, adding Angela Hibbard and Murray Bowler to the fold a year later to fill out their desired sound. Sighting Sonic Youth as an influence, which you’ll get to sample in this particular set, they also wear the sound of other Brisbane pop-rock bands such as Iron On and Screamfeeder on their collective sleeves. They’ve just released their second EP, titled ‘If I Go Down I’m Taking You With Me’. It will also be their last release, as some of the members will be jetting off overseas to pursue other endeavors.
But thou shall not be sad, but shall celebrate the incredible sounds of Go Go Fish.

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Spirit Bunny
Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Cam Smith
Recorded at The Waiting Room on the 13th of September, 2014.

Spirit Bunny are a relatively new group that formed in 2013 and have already started catching the attention of numerous blogs and have even had their music featured in a documentary. Not bad for a group in its infancy. The 3 members of the band, Kate Thomas, Cameron Smith and Joel Saunders, create a sound that is dance-worthy, but not as you’d expect. Armed with a drum kit and two Commodore 64’s using music software from the 80’s, certain key commands trigger musical notes that evoke 8-bit emotions and cold distorted melodies with bombastic drum hits, Spirit Bunny are a group that must be seen to be believed.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 20 March 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.