Episode 76: Dollar Bar; Stag

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Dollar Bar
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Electric Playground, Apr 4 2014.

Dollar Bar formed back in 1998 when Dale Peachey wanted to get a revolving band behind his Guided By Voices and Kurt Vonnegut inspired pop songs. That was the general idea until he got Patrick McCabe, Brendan Rosenstengel and Chris Yates involved, and they’ve stuck together ever since. Well, if you ignore the six years that they were on hiatus. The second coming of Dollar Bar has been very fruitful for the band; since getting back together they’ve released a compilation of old demos, a split cassette with Little Lovers and a sophomore album entitled Paddington Workers Club. The album was released on Brisbane’s Mere Noise records and has lapped up plenty of acclaim over the last 6 months.

You can find out more about Dollar Bar at Mere Noise records stream or download their stuff at their Bandcamp page.

Watch their video for (You’re) Blind Baby.

Stag
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 8 2012.

Stag were an all-girl sort of post-punk inspired band from around 2010 to 2012. They were only around for a short time but they left their mark all the same. Influenced by 80s pro-feminism art-bands like The Slits (except for their cover of I Heard It Through The Grapevine) and Crass, Stag flipped the bird to dude rock with a live show intensity that has hardly been matched by a great number of their male co-horts around the Brisbane music scene. In 2012 the band released a debut 7” thru Disembraining and broke up not long after. Drea lam and Sarah Byrne went on to form Screaming Match; Julia Norris left for greener pastures in Melbourne and currently plays in Stations; and Katie Martin is one half of the electronic duo Brainbeau.

For more info on Stag, check out their bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 June 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 19: Screaming Match; Cured Pink

Screaming Match

Screaming Match

Brisbane represent! Episode 19 of Live Delay is an all-Brisvegas affair packing more charisma than a snake charmer. We have a bombastic live set from new kids on the block (NKOTB)…….SCREAMING MATCH and also some dark noise from experimentalists CURED PINK. Boot up, it’s time to rock the freak out. The show also features an interview with Screaming Match.

SCREAMING MATCH
Recorded by Darragh Murray & Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the Alhambra Bar, Brisbane. 

Rising from the ashes of the much-loved Stag, Drea and Sarah were joined by PhD candidate and buzzsaw guitar wizard Alex to form Screaming Match. They’ve only played a handful of gigs but have already set tongues wagging with their lively performances, catchy riffs and honest tales of suburban malarkey (and Sexpo, yes, Sexpo).

This performance was lifted from the band’s support shift for Melbourne’s Harmony when that band toured Brisbane in February 2013 and they sound amazingly good – even though it was the band’s second or third gig. You are urged to tune in to catch this great set.

Find out more about Screaming Match.

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Drea from Screaming Match.

CURED PINK
Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by William Clark.
Recorded at the Primitive Room, Spring Hill, Brisbane.

Dark noise from the coming dystopia, Cured Pink are an experimental rock group with a fondness for unforgiving soundscapes that remain unrelentingly fascinating. Recorded live supporting fellow locals Blank Realm at the Primitive Room in Spring Hill Brisbane, this Cured Pink performance forms a compelling live experience from one of Brisbane’s most interesting bands.

Find out more about Cured Pink.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 25 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, William Clarke.