EP 250: Helmet

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Photo: Allan Allport

Helmet

Recorded  & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the Brightside, Brisbane, 30th April 2017

The original Helmet line up, consisting of Page Hamilton on guitar and vocals, Brisbane-born Peter Mengede on guitar, Henry Bogdan on bass and John Stainer on drums, formed in 1989 in New York City. Quickly signing to Amphetamine Reptile Records, they release their debut album Strap It On the year after.

This led the band to be signed by Interscope Records in early 1992, with label mates including Primus, Nine Inch Nails, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Their first Interscope release Meantime   (1992) was certified gold and remains Helmets biggest commercial success to date. Betty (1994) soon followed, bringing the band to our shores to play the now legendary Livid Festival 1994 line up featuring Beastie Boys, Superchunk, Frank Black and Tumbleweed.

A falling out between Hamilton and Mengede in 1993 meant Peter didn’t make the trip out, but returned to reside in Brisbane in later years. This would be the first of many line up changes for the band, with Hamilton remaining the only constant member. Once touring Aftertaste over 1997-98, Helmet disbanded before reforming again in 2004 to release Size Matters. They have released a total of 8 studios albums and remain one of the most influential bands of the alternative rock movement.

In 2017, Helmet returned to Brisbane for the first time since 2011, as part of their ‘Betty’ retrospective tour. This set features selections from the album as well as tracks from their latest LP Dead To The World and fan favourites from their lengthy back catalogue. Spliced in throughout the set is an interview conducted by Branko Cosic with founding member Page Hamilton.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 8th of July 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

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EP 238: Gold Class & Kitchen’s Floor

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Photo: Robbie Atkin (GC) Ryan Topez (KF)

Gold Class

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Against The Grain Fest, Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Starting in Melbourne in 2014, Gold Class has had a rapid rise to where they are today. They have released a 7 inch, written, recorded and released their debut album ‘Its You’ via well known tastemaker label Spunk Records here in Australia, as well as scoring an international release through Felte Records for the US and Europe.

2017 saw them follow up with the release of Drum. Produced by The Drones Gareth Liddiard, their second album builds on the post-punk sounds established on Its You, with a new found forward momentum.

Kitchen’s Floor

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Carpark, Brisbane, 26th August 2017

Kitchen’s Floor was formed in 2007 by Brisbane based musician Matt Kennedy. They play pop documenting the angst-ridden narratives of Brisbane suburbia. 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.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th of February 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 234: Food Court; Siamese

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Photo: Ted’s Records (Sunscreen), Justin Edwards (SE)

Food Court

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, 15th September 2017

The members of Sydney’s Food Court met at a party under the Glebe tram-tracks and started jamming 60’s garage blessed with some 90’s fuzz bosh. The band features Cristian Campano (ex-Betty Airs) on vocals/guitar, Lewis Mckeown (Pretend Eye) on bass/vocals, Dan De Santis on guitar and Nic Puertolas (ex-Salvagers) on drums.

2013 saw the release of their debut ep “Smile At Your Shoes” and a string of singles followed. They then followed up with 2014’s “Big Weak” and a full length entitled “Good Luck” which was released in 2017. The album was the final LP to be recorded by John Castle in his legendary Shed Studios – where Castle worked his magic on records from the likes of Megan Washington, You Am I and more recently Jack River.

Food Court bring energy, riffage and a killer live show drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike, opening for acts including Courtney Barnett, Dune Rats, Northeast Party House, Beach Slang and Spring King.

Siamese

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Against The Grain Fest, Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Adelaide 4-piece Siamese have caused a stir nationally, through a strong commitment to chaotic, yet commanding live shows and the strength of their songwriting. With their debut singles ‘Computer Patient’, ‘Scatterbrain’ and ‘Slaughterhouse’, the band summons the spirit of alternative rock and shoe gaze, honing a unique, yet evocative sound, reminiscent of 90’s acts HUM, Failure and Unwound.

Siamese have supported the likes of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Pond and Flyying Colours, even touring nationally with fellow Adelaide band Horror My Friend. 2017 saw Siamese appear at nationally renowned festivals; Poison City Weekender Festival, A Day of Clarity, Swirl Fest and Against the Grain.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21th of January 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 233: Sunscreen; Soda Eaves

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Photo: Ted’s Records (Sunscreen), Justin Edwards (SE)

Sunscreen

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Brightside Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Sunscreen is a band from Sydney’s Inner West. Fronted by Sarah Sykes (from Flowertruck) and Alexander McDonald, Sunscreen’s emotional guitar-pop draws inspiration from bands Mazzy Star and The Go-Betweens, delivering ultimate UV protection for the emotions and soul.

The band has supported promising acts including The Ocean Party, Rolling Blackouts C.F, DMA’s, RVG and Jade Imagine. As well as headline shows to support the launch of their debut EP, Just a Drop, a split between Dinosaur City Records and Spunk.

Soda Eaves

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

Primarily the solo effort of Jake Core, Soda Eaves features contributions from a number of friends, including Jordan Ireland, Alec Marshall (Hot palms, Sui Zhen) and Oliver Mestitz (The Finks). They play distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds, releasing two LPs – 2013’s ‘Like Drapes Either Side’ & 2016’s ‘Murray, Darling’.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th of January 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 215: BIGSOUND 2016 Special – Week 5

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Fractures

Recorded & Mixed by Daniel Nelson
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Polish Club

Recorded & Mixed by Sam Lowe
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse Stage, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

Thigh Master

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, 7th September 2016

Empat Lima

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, 8th September 2016

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23rd of July 2017.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 175: Walken; SEIMS

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Bursting out of Brisbane’s growing punk scene in 2014, Walken have wasted no time releasing music and playing shows. So far they have released three singles, two eps, toured the east coast, and supported some of Australia’s biggest names such as The Bennies, Tired Lion, and Brisbane’s own Screamfeeder. Sounding somewhere between 90’s Blink 182, and the heaviness of early offspring albums, Walken produce hard hitting alternative rock with textures of the sunshine they were written in.

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Brightside, 4th of March 2016.

Created by Sydney based multi instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS was originally a one-man studio project when he released the debut self titled album in 2012. The album was written, performed, recorded, and produced by himself, and after its release he received multiple requests for live performances of his bedroom symphonies. After recruiting members to fill the spots of trumpet/synth, guitar, and drums, while Simeon himself welded the bass and additional synths, SEIMS has been mesmerising audiences up and down the east coast. Their latest album II was released on the 7th of August 2015 and was created with the live experience in mind and delivers wall to wall noise, constant time signature changes, and a listening experience you don’t want to stop listening to.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28st August 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 154: Scraps; Ela Stiles

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Recorded by Josh Watson
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Grand Central Hotel, 12th December 2015.

Describing herself as a “Z-grade Madonna from Venus, Texas, controlling a microcosm of Yamahas and synthetic electro-machines”, Scraps is the moniker for local Brisbane artist Laura Hill. Starting in 2006 with little more than a small keyboard she got given as a gift, Scraps has released numerous recordings in various formats and has lit dance floors not only in Australia, but around the world as well. She also crafts her own merch from t-shirts to tote bags

Ela Stiles

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Recorded by Josh Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Josh Watson
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane,  4th April 2014. 

You might know Ela Stiles from some of the bands she’s played in over the last couple of years: Songs and Bushwalking. It was the band Songs which she began with Max Doyle that saw her focus shift from modelling to music. She’s been a member of Songs since 2007 and Bushwalking started as a psych three-piece that she originally formed to work on her solo songs. It turned out to be more of a band than a solo project and they released their second LP ‘No Enter’ in September 2013. In 2014, Ela released her debut self-titled solo record on Bedroom Suck Records which which displays her discovering her vocal talents through experimentation.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 6th March 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.

 

EPISODE 136: The Peep Tempel

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

The Peep Tempel started in 2008 when neighbours Blake Scott and Steven Carter began jamming and recording songs in their home studio. After releasing two 7-inch singles they ramped it up and added a bass player to the mix. Since then they have toured both here and in Europe, as well as released an EP and two full albums to much praise including shortlisting’s for the Australian music prize, and song of the year at the APRA Awards. A review from this particular set described their set as “Ferocious and fun, a winning combination”.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 25th September 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 113: Giants Of Science; Dollar Bar

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Giants Of Science
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah, Brisbane on 17th of January, 2015.

If you wind your clock back to Brisbane circa 2000, the name Giants Of Science
was near inescapable. The four-piece blasted onto the Brisbane music scene with their noxious blend of stoner guitar overtones and fist pounding drums, they blew the minds of many punters who were perhaps unprepared for the show they were about to witness and made believers out of them. Sharing stages with the likes of Foo Fighters, MC5, Rollins Band, A Perfect Circle and Mudhoney, they became an institution and a benchmark for many bands to follow. Last year, the Giants released their first taste of new music in 9 years, with the EP titled, What’s Wrong With You And Why?, and you’ll be hearing some songs from that release in this set.

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Dollar Bar
Recorded by Josh Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Electric Playground, Brisbane on the 4th of April, 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, a sophomore album entitled Paddington Workers Club and now a third record which is just about to be released on Sonic Masala Records titled Hot Ones.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 13 March 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.