EP 159: Amaringo; Scrabbled

Amaringo 
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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.

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Episode 122: Canyonero; Swaying Buildings

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Canyonero
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

Naming themselves after a fictional car that appears in The Simpsons,
Canyonero are a young 4-piece band that are starting to gain some steam in the Brisbane Indie Pop scene. Having been around for two years, they’ve released two EP’s, with one of them recorded by esteemed ARIA-award winning producer, Magoo. This particular recording was captured in the 4ZZZ Car Park as part of Youth Week celebrations held at the station, and shows off their talent for quick and tight melodies that got the entire area dancing.

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Swaying Buildings
Recorded by Darragh Murray
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar on the 20th of September, 2013.

Swaying Buildings hail from Brisbane and is the creative outlet for brothers Marco & Rocco Ilinic. Active for just over a decade, the band have self recorded, mixed, mastered and done artwork for two albums and two EP’s, the latest release being their Minimalist Rooms EP from November 2014. The particular set we are about to hear was recording in Brisbane in September 2013 and displays the immersive soundscape that the band create with ease.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 May 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 91: Gold Class; Bearded Iris

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Gold Class
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Catfish, Melbourne. 10 October 2014.

You wouldn’t have guessed that Gold Class only formed in early 2014, their debut 7” ‘Michael’ feels more like a band that has been tightening up their craft for years. It’s probably got something to do with members of Bone and Nth Wheel being involved – those groups in themselves have shown proficiency for towing the line between construction and upheaval. Gold Class play misanthropic baritone-led post-punk, but, what would usually sound languid and murky is instead much more energetic and melodic. The film-clip for the single is a simple and colourful video that really compliments the vibrancy that the group can achieve.

– Listen/buy to Gold Class’ ‘Michael’ 7″ on the Gold Class Bandcamp.

Oct 24 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. W/ Bitter Defeat, Dag.
Oct 25 – Trainspotters, Brisbane. W/ Per Purpose, Multiple Man, Workshop.

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

Bearded Iris started as a solo project by Melbourne artist Ora Ni aka Jane, and has since morphed into a supergroup comprising of members from a wide variety of bands and artists in the Melbourne underground scene. Sharing lead vocals is visual artist Carly Housiaux, on synth is Tim Wood from Encounter Group, Allanah Stewart of Lime Works on the guitar, Josh Jenkins of Satanic Rockers on drums and Tania Price rounds out the sextet on bass. Usually they also have Patrick O’Brien of Mad Nanna fame on the guitar as well, but he’s a busy in demand type of guy and couldn’t make the trip up that weekend. In Ocotober 2013 they released a tape on Albert’s Basement, a fantastic underground music label from Melbourne that has released music for a lot of the performers in this group. Bearded Iris sound like nothing else – they lie somewhere between new wave and jazz. You could almost imagine a full brass band honking alongside them.

– Listen/buy to Bearded Iris’s ‘Fuck The Polise’ over at the Albert’s Basement Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 10 October 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 45: The Stress of Leisure

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In Episode 45 of Live Delay we take in the exciting almost disco pop of Brisbane four piece The Stress of Leisure.

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Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Branko Cosisc.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar, Brisbane, September 2013.

The Stress of Leisure – while actually a four piece band – is the brainchild of Brisbane local Ian Powne who has been performing under this name since 2005.

A big fan of the concept album, Ian’s songwriting has moved from the gentle pop of the band’s 2008 self titled effort to the almost Talking Head-ish art rock found on the tropically themed 2012 record Cassowary.

Featuring Pascalle Burton, Jane Elliot and Phil Usher – The Stress of Leisure are also an accomplished live act, and you’re sure to hear that coming through on the following live recording.

Tune in to hear the band playing live at The Beetle Bar in Brisbane.

Find out more about The Stress of Leisure.

Feature Interview: Ian Powne of The Stress of Leisure.

Stream episode via Soundcloud:

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 November 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, The Beetle Bar.

Episode 42: The Bell Divers

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In episode 42 of Live Delay we take in the full night of fun from Brisbane guitar pop maestros’ THE BELL DIVERS back when they launched they’re accomplished sophomore record Ruins at The Beetle Bar in Brisbane.

THE BELL DIVERS

Recorded by Darragh Murray.

Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar, Brisbane. 

I think it’s almost criminal not to like The Bell Divers wistful and thought provoking pop gems. Seven years in the making, their accomplished second record Ruins arrived in September and Live Delay were present at the band’s launch to capture all the magic. Featuring the compelling ‘Blood On The Breeze’ and the lighthearted fun of ‘Pin Drop Eyes’, you really haven’t heard The Bell Divers until you’ve heard them live. This is an episode of Live Delay not to miss.

Listen online:

Find out more about The Bell Divers.

Feature Interview: Clinton Toghill of The Bell Divers.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 1 November 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Branko Cosic, The Beetle Bar.