Ep 299 – Best of 2019 Part 2

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Following on from our mid-year retrospective back in July, we are delighted to present Part 2 of our best of 2019, drawing on the cream of the crop recorded in the back half of the year.

Featuring highlights from Tape/Off, Full Flower Moon Band, Moreton, Elder, Chalk, Tralala Blip, TOP nachos, TOTTY, Polygon Woods, The Stress of Leisure, Hound, HEXDEBT, Ex Catholics, Jess Ribeiro, Desperada and Julia R. Anderson.

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 22 December, 2019

Ep 292 – Tape/Off and Elder

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Tape/Off – Scott Mercer
Elder – Mimm Steele

Tape/Off:

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest – Greenslopes Bowls Club, Greenslopes, 17 August 2019

Previously featured on Live Delay in 2013 and 2014, Tape/Off have been a reliable presence in Brisbane’s music community going on a decade. Anchored by the founding partnership of singer/guitarist Nathan Pickels and drummer Branko Cosic, Tape/Off released their first EP, “Unreel Unravel”, in 2010, followed shortly by “…And Sometimes Gladness” in 2011.

By the time their debut album, “Chipper”, came out in 2014 the band had locked down the lineup of Pickels, Cosic, bassist Cameron Smith and second guitarist Ben Green. Production of album #2 began immediately after the release of “Chipper”, though it would be four years before the result, “Broadcast Park”, saw the light of day in 2018. Since then, the band have gigged and toured regularly, and in October 2019 released a new single, “Work Xmas Party”.

Elder:

Recorded by James Walker & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tynan Illand
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, West End, 18 April 2019

A relatively new but much beloved presence around Brisbane, Elder are fronted by singer/guitarist Matt Burton and backed by Henry Reese on bass and Talia Bond on drums. After playing their first gig together in February 2018, the following month footage of Burton playing a solo cover of the Violent Soho song “Like Soda” at the Milton Markets went viral, raising the profile of the band.

Since then they’ve played regularly around Brisbane, releasing debut EP “Cyril” in December 2018 on Valley Heat Records. Elder were previously featured on Live Delay a year ago in episode 259, but this set features an almost-entirely different collection of songs, a testament the band’s restless, creative spirit.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 27 October, 2019

Show host: Scott Mercer

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Episode 69: Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaneys; Tape/Off

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Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Gerald Keaney and The Gearlad Keaneys is the band of Brisbane philosopher and social activist Dr. Gerald Keaney. They play what could possibly only be referred to as ‘deconstructed pop music’ – which I know doesn’t have the same ring as ‘Grunge’ or ‘trip hop’. Partly sarcastic, mostly satirical, they have an ‘Abbreviated Pop Song’ as well as another ‘Song of Songs’, a witty one about the every-growing concern in the music industry about having too many songs. Sort of, not really but we can agree that Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaneys are anti-capitalism without having to resort to Beatles covers or ‘Free Hug’ placards.

You can listen to “Through The Ages” on Bandcamp.

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Tape/Off
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

They’ve been making music under that name since 2009, and all the members are heavily involved in other bands and creative pursuits. Recently they released the first single and accompanying music video from their upcoming album, which is set for release mid year through Sonic Masala. Pedestal Fan is short and sweet, it’s a bit punk without being too rough. To me, it’s got that in common with the best Aussie rock from the 90s and we all know that we do it better than the yanks anyway.

For more info on Tape/Off, check out their web presence.

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

Episode 68: Brisbane Live Music Week

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No Sister
Recorded by Branko Cosic and Cam Smith.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 28 2014.

No Sister are a young Brisbane band, not everyone in the band has reached legal drinking age yet. Almost. One influence sits on the tip of my tongue, Sonic Youth, of course there’s a few similarities between the New York of myth and legend and these river-city upstarts: the male/female call and response vocals, the loud effected jazzmaster/jaguar guitars.

Originally Broadcast on Unnecessary Knowledge – Fridays 1 – 4pm on 4ZZZ.

Heir Fuller
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 29 2014.

At only 16 years of age Heir Fuller’s J. H. Fuller shows maturity and patience beyond his years. He and his band make widescreen rock, reminiscent of contemporary mostly instrumental rock bands like Sigur Ros and Mogwai, bands that these days play to thousands at summer festivals around the world. Heir Fuller aren’t just taking cues from the big leagues though, the recording of theirs I’m about to play for you is actually a cover of another Brisbane group, Still Rain Fell. It’s called ‘Nolstagia’ and they stretch out the minute and a half long tune to double it’s length with restrained introspection, and some rain for good measure.

Originally Broadcast on Rusted Satellites – Saturdays 6 – 8pm on 4ZZZ.

Cyclone Trio
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Will Clarke.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 29 2014.

Cyclone trio are Tony Irving, Tim Green and Massimo Magee. Two drumkits and a saxophone. Imagine if Beck chose that path instead. Tony Irving moved to Australia in 2005 but in the 90s he was playing across the UK with noise band Ascension opening for groups like Sonic Youth and playing with the music greats like Lol Coxhill. He’s teamed up with some young avant provocateurs involved in the Brisbane free noise circles of Audiopollen and Real Bad.

Originally Broadcast on Rusted Satellites – Saturdays 6 – 8pm on 4ZZZ.

Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaneys
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Gerald Keaney and The Geraald Keaneys played a special live music week show at the Underdog pub. Gerald Keaney and his namesakes are political, snarky and brash. True punk lifers. The band is Gerald’s vehicle for his own enigmatic philosophies on life, pop music, modern society. I’ve chosen two songs from their set to play for you. Their classic tune ‘Toombul’ and another song in the spirit of morse-code, ‘Time Travel’.

Tape/Off
Recorded by Matt Hall.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Tape/Off have been around since 2009 but they’re only getting to releasing their debut record this year. All the members are busy with other creative jobs and projects such as recording, music journalism and radio announcing. Which is fair enough. They play dynamic alternative rock that sounds more informed by Australian 90s guitar rock rather than any overt overseas influence. Watch out for a tour when that debut album comes out on Sonic Masala this June.

Rohan
Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Rohan.
Recorded at 4ZZZ Studios, Mar 29 2014.

Rohan have a hard-rock edge reminiscent of conemporary rock institutions like Kings of Leon Queens of the Stone Age. Think big rock. They have nods to the greats from the past like Zeppelin and Sabbath as well as echoes of Soundgarden.

Originally Broadcast on Break Your Fingers Laughing – Saturdays 8 – 10pm on 4ZZZ.

Clare Quinn
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at 4 Layers of Zed, Mar 29 2014.

Clare Quinn is a young singer-songwriter originally hailing from Gympie. Clare has dabbled in folk and celtic music and used it as the stepping-stones for her own humble melodies. She’s a complete natural on the stage, which you can hear from her relaxed banter in these recordings.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 2 May 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 53 (rebroadcast): Tape/Off; The Horrortones; The Mouldy Lovers

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We’re digging back to the start of 2013 and rebroadcasting a few interesting sets of live music. This time we reboot episode 7 of Live Delay – featuring the effervescent Tape/Off, The Horrortones and The Mouldy Lovers.

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Set 1 recorded by Sky Kirkham and mixed by Branko Cosic.
Set 2 recorded by Murray Paas and mixed by Cameron Smith.

We bring you not one, but TWO sets from one of Brisbane’s loudest bands – Tape/Off. The foursome whose fondness of loud pavement-esque rock has with a twist has seen them etch out a unique identity within their hometown music scene over the past few years. They’re also pretty nice dudes. Set 1 features three songs recorded at The Primitive Room in Spring Hill, Brisbane, whereas Set 2 shows three different songs from a gig at The Zoo in late 2012.

Also, Tape/Off are on cusp of releasing a new record. w00t.

Find out more about Tape/Off.

THE HORRORTONES
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2012.

We’re proud to present Brisbane’s very own supergroup – The Horrortones! Made up of members of Texas Tea, The Vegas Kings, The Giants of Science and many other prominent local bands, The Horrortones beat out the soulful sounds of the sixties in a way even alliteration can’t do justice. Frontman Pete Collins may actually sound like Wilson Pickett and the rest of the band sound like The Commitments but with added sexual organs (and organ). And we’ve got them live here on Live Delay! Grouse!

Find out more about The Horrortones.

THE MOULDY LOVERS
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2011.

The Mouldy Lovers are a young and vibrant Brisbane gypsy instrumental band with a  wicked set of humour. They do a mad cover of the theme song from Tetris (unfortunately, not covered in this set) and have skills to pay multiple bills (not your rent however). Check out this neat live set we captured back in 2011 in this episode of Live Delay.

Find out more about The Mouldy Lovers.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 February 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, Cameron Smith, Murray Paas, Sky Kirkham.

Episode 7: Tape/Off; The Horrortones; The Mouldy Lovers

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Lucky seven! And Live Delay episode seven is going to be a really special event indeed. We bring you three great and very different Brisbane bands in their element – live on stage!

TAPE/OFF
Set 1 recorded by Sky Kirkham and mixed by Branko Cosic.
Set 2 recorded by Murray Paas and mixed by Cameron Smith.

We bring you not one, but TWO sets from one of Brisbane’s loudest bands – Tape/Off. The foursome whose fondness of loud pavement-esque rock has with a twist has seen them etch out a unique identity within their hometown music scene over the past few years. They’re also pretty nice dudes. Set 1 features three songs recorded at The Primitive Room in Spring Hill, Brisbane, whereas Set 2 shows three different songs from a gig at The Zoo in late 2012.

Find out more about Tape/Off.

THE HORRORTONES
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2012.

We’re proud to present Brisbane’s very own supergroup – The Horrortones! Made up of members of Texas Tea, The Vegas Kings, The Giants of Science and many other prominent local bands, The Horrortones beat out the soulful sounds of the sixties in a way even alliteration can’t do justice. Frontman Pete Collins may actually sound like Wilson Pickett and the rest of the band sound like The Commitments but with added sexual organs (and organ). And we’ve got them live here on Live Delay! Grouse!

Find out more about The Horrortones.

THE MOULDY LOVERS
Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham, 2011.

The Mouldy Lovers are a young and vibrant Brisbane gypsy instrumental band with a  wicked set of humour. They do a mad cover of the theme song from Tetris (unfortunately, not covered in this set) and have skills to pay multiple bills (not your rent however). Check out this neat live set we captured back in 2011 in this episode of Live Delay.

Find out more about The Mouldy Lovers.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 February 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, Cameron Smith, Murray Paas, Sky Kirkham.