Ep 300 – Live Wires: A Retrospective


Branko Cosic/Scott Mercer/Darragh Murray – Domenico Natoli

It’s the end of the year, the end of the decade and the 300th episode of Live Delay! To celebrate, past Live Delay producers Darragh Murray and Branko Cosic return to the studio to share their memories of bringing live music to community radio over the past seven years.

Featuring highlights from The Go-Betweens, The Drones, Blank Realm, No Sister, Spiral Stairs, Keep On Dancin’s and Ben Salter.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29 December, 2019

EP 236: Spiral Stairs

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Photo: Sarah Kidd

Spiral Stairs

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 10th December 2017

Spiral Stairs aka Scott Kannberg first began making music with co founding member Stephen Malkamus in the legendary 90’s act Pavement. After Pavement disbanded in 1999, Kannberg formed Preston School Of Industry, who went on to release two albums through Matador Records; 2001’s All This Sounds Gas and 2004’s Monsoon.

5 years passed before Kannberg re-emerged with his first solo effort The Real Feel, which was also released through Matador. He then relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Beachmere for a few years, before slowly beginning work on the follow up.

2017 saw the release of Doris And The Daggers, Kannberg’s most personal and emotional music to date. Alongside the album was a bonus Australian only 7“ entitled Pig City accompanied with the B-Side Vultures Of Caboolture, which are a homage to his time spent in Brisbane. Pig City, a song title shared by Queensland band The Parameters, was inspired by the Andrew Stafford book about Brisbane music during the police corruption era as well as the influential sounds of The Go-Betweens.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 11th of February 2018. Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.