Ep 197: Shrapnel; Agency

Shrapnel

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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.

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EP 180: Eyes Ninety; A Country Practice

Eyes Ninety

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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 167: DEAD; MoE

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 15th April 2016.

DEAD are a brutal punk two piece from Melbourne that stick very true to the DIY ethos. Since their birth in 2010 they’ve toured south east Asia, USA, New Zealand, and Australia extensively, they do all their own artwork, create all their own merchandise, and even went the extra step and created their own label ‘We Empty Rooms’ to release their music. Consisting of just drums and bass, their sound is made up of heavier than lead distorted bass lines over the top of explosive drumming with in your face gruff shouts that creates a ruthless all out assault on the eardrums. They’ve released three full length albums, as well as a number of split EP’s all of which are available through their own label ‘We Empty Rooms’.

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 15th April 2016. 

Coming from the very far north of the world, MoE are three piece that are more of an experimental noise punk group. Their songs can be soft minimal slow jams that build up into a chaotic concoction of sound, or hard hitting brutality from the get go with solid drumming, offbeat sharp guitar jabs and howling vocals that screech over the top. MoE were recently in Australia touring with the previous band from this episode DEAD, for the release of their second album ‘Oslo Janus’ which was released on October 1st 2015. Also as a cool bonus,  In anticipation of their adventures down under, MoE also released a split EP with DEAD through their ‘We Empty Rooms’ label. Unfortunately during their tour, their drummer Håvard Skaset had to return home for personal reasons, but luckily DEAD drummer Jem was there to lend a hand and fill in part of the rhythm duties for this set.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 19th June 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 161: Flowertruck; Tiger Choir

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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.

Blossoming out of the luscious Sydney music scene, Flowertruck are all about bright jangly guitars, captivating synth melodies, and honesty with their lyricism. Their latest shows include support slots for Bad Dreems, Methyl Ethyl, Sticky Fingers, and Major Leagues, and in early 2016 they released their EP Dirt through the legendary Spunk Records label. Their cheerful sounding tunes and straightforward, truthful song writing will leave you in a state of happiness that can only be delivered via Flowertruck.

Tiger Choirtiger choir

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 12th September 2015

Coming from the somewhat secluded island state of Tasmania, Tiger Choir create soundscapes as rich and luxurious as their surroundings. They elegantly combine swirling synth lines, prickly and sporadic guitars and deep bass lines with big choruses that you can’t help but shout along with. Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29th April 2016.

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

Ep 160: Ted Danson With Wolves; Twin Haus

Ted Danson With Wolves

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 12th March 2016.

Straight out of Sydney, the punks from Ted Danson With Wolves have an infatuation with long names and even longer jams. Their latest EP “Don’t Tell  Me What’s Wrong With You Because I Will Find Out And Tell You. It Will Make Sense To You And Work” may only be three songs but it runs well over the 15-minute mark. Their sound is a combination of raw DIY aesthetics, technical and intricate instrumentation that has been lightly smoothed over by sandpaper made of jazz thanks to the always present saxophone strung around the neck of frontman Nick Levi.

Twin Haus

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Recorded by Steve Kempnich
Mixed by Steve Kempnich
Recorded at Bedlam Studios, Brisbane, 21st March 2016

It’s not too often a psych band comes out of Brisbane, with a majority of bands tending to favor the cities punk roots, but Twin Haus have come along to prove that the sunshine state is more than capable of producing top tier psychedelic tunes. Their sound is a compilation of layers that draw you further in with each listen, drifting between prog riffs to delicate melodies and topped with soft and somewhat calming vocals. This set was recorded especially for 4ZZZ during Live Music Week and the day before their latest EP ‘Nothing Lavish’ was released. Many thanks go out to Danielle Engen and Daniel Grima for making this set happen.

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

EP 159: Amaringo; Scrabbled

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 20th March 2016.

Named in honour of the late, great Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo, Amaringo’s music combines songwriter Singer-Drummer Allie Ng-Lee’s native Californian psych-rock soul with Guitarist Nathan Kearney’s dark and emotive guitar playing. Only 6 months into their existence the duo have already supported Pikelet, Kitchen’s Floor, California Girls, FOREVR and more. Their debut EP gives nods to Can, The Zombies and The Kills as well as taking direct influence from local acts like Bent, Terrible Truths and Blank Realm.

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Recorded by Steve Palmer
Mixed by Josh Watson
Recorded at The Beetle Bar, Brisbane, 12th September 2014

Clag vocalist Bek Moore formed Scrabbled with Extrafoxx main-guy Conwae Burrell and the group rapidly ballooned in membership not long after formation. Conwae has since moved on from the group but Dag front-man Dusty has taken on the male response vocals and rhythm guitar duties. These days there are anywhere between 6 to 9 members on stage at once playing guitars, double basses, self-made instruments, violins, synths etc. The group is a veritable who’s who of the Brisbane underground music scene (better known as The Real Bad Music Scene) and has included: Jason Bright (Dragster), Mark Spinks (Gravel Samwidge), Emily Wade, Max Fowler-Roy, Tim Green, Michael Bouwman, Sandra Selig (Primitive Motion), Marissa Allen (Bremen Town Musician), Glen Schenau (Per Purpose), Heidi Cutlack (Bent), Chris Nylstoch, Adam Sussman (X-Wave), Matt Earle (xNoBBQx), Nicola Morton (Club Sound Witches) and Skye McNicol (Wardenburger). The collective produce a pastiche of strange sounds tugging at the limits of sensible music, which goes hand in hand with their anti-establishment agenda and detest for Queensland’s conservative LNP majority.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 17th April 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 151: Horris; Feathers

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, December 26th 2015.

Horris have been kicking around the local scene since 2011, demonstrating their high energy performances that involve a heavy element of crowd participation. Their debut EP ‘You Can’t Do Anything And Life Will Disappoint You’ is a 7 song compilation of their ability to combine chaotic drums, buzzing guitars, and scratchy vocals to make a high energy record that is sure to get the heart beating.

Feathers
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Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Trainspotters, Brisbane, December 12th 2015. 

Starting off in 2006, this psychedelic witchgaze group have released a full length album through record label bon voyage, and accumulated a mountain of support slots for international bands like Best Coast, Earthless, and Vivian Girls. Their album ‘Hunters Moon’ was recorded over three hours in the now defunct Tribal Theatre, and their sound is a perfect balance of 60’s psychedelica and jangly 80’s pop.

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

EP 148: Kitchen’s Floor (Solo); The Bear Hunt

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Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 26th December 2015.

Kitchen’s Floor was formed in 2007 by Brisbane based musician Matt Kennedy. Amongst various EP’s, 7″ singles and live albums, the band have released 3 full length studio albums to date – Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress (2009), Look Forward To Nothing (2011) and Battle Of Brisbane (2015). These recordings have been released through independent labels such as Siltbreeze, Bedroom Suck, R.I.P Society, Negative Guest List, Quemada, Easter Bilby, and Breakdance The Dawn.
In this particular set, Matt had come back from touring Europe in solo mode and continued the trend for this particular show.
Many songs from the Kitchen’s Floor discography appear in this set in a stripped down form and you can hear Matt compensating for the lack of extra guitars with his melodic playing.

The Bear Hunt

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Recorded by Branko Cosic, Mixed by Reuben Aptroot.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 13th December 2015.

Originating from the stifling humidity of Townsville, North Queensland, The Bear Hunt moved down to Brisbane late 2012 with one EP in hand, and thought it fitting to re-record many of the original EP tracks to better reflect the band’s changing sound in the form of their first full length album “TBH [To Be Honest]”, which was released in October 2015. Their sound is raw and disheveled but somehow tight, full of heroic stoner groove riffs. True garage rock mingled with the occasional touch of blues, country and psychedelia.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15th January 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 147: The Highlights of 2015

This episode is a compilation of the best live performances captured and broadcast by Live Delay in 2015.

Artist Include

Making – Come To Me
Recorded by Josh Watson
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 5th September 2015.

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

Sunbeam Sound Machine – Wandering, I
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 27th of June, 2015.

Bearhug – Habit Wave
Recorded by Hugh Fasher and Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney on the 18th of September, 2014.

The Peep Tempel – Carol
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 16th of May 2015.

Super Best Friends Dog Whistling
Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan and Hugh Fasher
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at Newtown Social Club, Sydney, 2nd of May, 2015.

The Love Junkies – Rather Be Dead
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane, 25th of April, 2015.

HITSPush
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 3rd of May, 2015.

Bandito Folk – Go Your Own Way
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, Brisbane on 20th of November, 2014.

Palms – Rainbows
Recorded and Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 20th August 2015.

Lyall Moloney -Pot of Gold
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 13th of August, 2015.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 18th December 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

 

EP 134: Lyall Moloney

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Lyall Moloney
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 13th of August, 2015.

Self-proclaimed villain and singer/producer, Lyall Moloney is booming out of the Sydney Inner-West’s expanding hub of talent. This Sydney artist puts a fresh twist on hip-hop, by combing electronica and hip hop with floaty, sub- aquatic guitars. Bringin’ the beats, synths, and sample techniques of 90s R&B vibe, his sound just simply stimulates your senses. After a run of shows in Europe and dropping his debut album, “Only Lonely” a month ago, LyMo is currently on tour for his sexy new single, “Pot of Gold” which features Dylan Frost from Sticky Fingers. So if you’re loving what you’re hearing, be sure to check-out a show near you.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 28 August 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.