Ep 346 – Jodie Flange

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Jodie Flange – Essofotos

Jodie Flange:

Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 29 July 2019

One of the beating hearts of the Brisbane music community, Jodie Flange has been fronting local punk band Flangipanis for over a decade. With their high-energy, hilarious and frequently pointed songs they have released a string of albums and EPs, taking out the number one spot of 4ZZZ’s Hot 100 no less than four times.

In 2019 Flange released her first solo EP, “Drunk at Uncle Greg’s”, followed by “Welcome to the Elephant Graveyard, Honey” in 2020. This set was recorded in July 2019, and she was joined onstage for several songs by Pauly D on harmonica and on the final song by Joshua “Sheldon” Adams on keys.

Includes an interview with Jodie Flange.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jodie Flange
Special thanks to live engineer Jesse Williams

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 3 January, 2021

Ep 331 – Clever and Star Slushy

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Star Slushy – Scott Mercer

Clever:

Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 8 August 2019

Previously featured in episode 150 of Live Delay, Clever are made up of Mitch Perkins on vocals, Fred Gooch on guitar, Harry Byrne on bass and Callum Galletly on drums. Their first record, “Kewdi Udi”, was released in 2016 on Homeless Records. Their second, “Hangin Egg”, came out in 2019 on Tropical Cancer Rort.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Neo McBunker
Special thanks to live engineer Ed Gresack

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

Star Slushy:

Live at The Bearded Lady, West End, 17 May 2019

Star Slushy have been playing around Brisbane for about five years now, and consist of Jonus Darr, Xanthe Peters, Summer Hiskens and Tim Joseph. Their debut “Spikes / Spires”, a mixture of studio and live recordings, was released in February 2020 on Eternal Soundcheck Records.

Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jack B-Jones
Special thanks to live engineer Nell Forster

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23 August, 2020

Ep 313 – Cigány Weaver

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Cigány Weaver – Lauren Crabbe

Cigány Weaver:

Live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 29 November 2019

Brisbane-based Romani-style jazz ensemble Cigány Weaver have been working hard to win over audiences with their spectacular live shows for several years now, including spots at the Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and MONA’s Dark Mofo.

The band’s debut, self-titled EP was released in 2016 and was a live recording of interpretations of song from the history of film. Their debut album from 2019, also self-titled, showcased both original material and a few older standards.

While normally a six-piece, this set recorded at Yonder Festival’s Wunderbar Stage featured the band as a slightly stripped-down four-piece, with Jo Davies on vocals, Gareth Mewes on violin and Rory Dollard and Conor McDonald on guitars.

Recorded by Lauren Holyoak
Mixed by Joseph McCormack

This set was mixed by an audio production student from the Queensland University of Technology as part of their course. We’d like to give special thanks to Yanto Browning and John Willsteed at QUT for facilitating this collaboration.

Extra grab-bag of goodies:
McKisko – “Wellspring” live at The Foundry, 6 April 2019
Recorded by Daniel Horvat
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 278

Asha Jefferies – “If You Were My Hero” live at The Triffid, 9 March 2019
Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 280

Moreton – “Circles” live at The Bearded Lady, 12 July 2019
Recorded by Nell Forster & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Blake Howson
Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 287

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 12 April, 2020

Ep 307 – Ainslie Wills Part 2

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Ainslie Wills – Nick McKinlay

Ainslie Wills:

Live at Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, 28th August 2019

Part 2 of the set, following on from part 1 in episode 306 of Live Delay.

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tynan Iland
Special thanks to live engineer Jono Steer

Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 7th September 2016

Bonus tracks from Bigsound previously aired in episode 214.

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Luke Thomson

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16 February, 2020

Ep 297 – Tralala Blip

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Tralala Blip – Pascalle Burton

Tralala Blip:

Live at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 1 August 2019

In 2007 Randolf Reiman, former singer of Sydney hardcore band Massappeal, began working with a disability support service in Lismore, N.S.W. Reiman provided electronic musical equipment for the differently-abled clients of the service to experiment with. It was here that the seeds of collaboration were sown for the project that would become Tralala Blip. Since 2009, the band has had many highlights, playing at the Sydney Opera House, creating the theatre project “My Radio Heart”, touring Europe and delivering a consistent run of experimental pop records.

Their releases include limited-run independent CD-R Arpeggiator Heart in 2011, collaboration album Tralala Blip Meets Muttboy in Atlantis in May 2012 on Sound Crucible, album Submarine Love Songs in October 2013 on Room40, album Aussie Dream in April 2014 on Disembraining Machine, album Oceans of Love in February 2016 on Tenth Court and most recently album Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls in July 2019, again on Room40.

It was at the Brisbane launch of Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls that this set was recorded, with the lineup of ​Randolf Reimann, Lydian Dunbar, Phoebe Hall, Mathew Daymond and Zac Misfud.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Tralala Blip & Scott Mercer
Special thanks to live engineer Jesse Williams

Also featuring excerpts from previous Tralala Blip sets recorded by Live Delay:
Red Mecca 2 at The Pound, Brisbane, 20 June 2014 (recorded and mixed by Andrew McClellan, originally aired ep. 79)
The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 21 October 2016 (recorded by Eileen Tierney and mixed by Branko Cosic, originally aired ep. 193)

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

 

Ep 285 – Wax Chattels and The Stress of Leisure

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Wax Chattels – Ivan Karczewski
The Stress of Leisure – Scott Mercer

Wax Chattels:

Recorded by Jack McDonnell
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at BIGSOUND – The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 5 September 2018

Wax Chattels:

Wax Chattels are a trio of former jazz students hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. Several years after meeting at the University of Auckland, Amanda Cheng, Peter Ruddell and Tom Leggett formed Wax Chattels and were quickly snatched up by legendary New Zealand record label Flying Nun Records.

With the band releasing their debut, self-titled album in 2018, the Live Delay crew was on the ground to capture their BIGSOUND showcase performance at The Foundry.

The Stress of Leisure:

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by James Fearn-Wannan
Recorded at 4ZZZ’s end of year party – The Bearded Lady, West End, 22 December 2018

Originally the solo home recording project of musician Ian Powne, The Stress of Leisure has grown into a full fledged band since forming in the early 2000s. Over six albums, the group has steadily evolved into its present form of singer/guitarist Powne, singer/keyboardist Pascalle Burton, bassist Jane Elliott and drummer Jessica Moore.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21 July, 2019

Show host: Scott Mercer

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Ep 283- Hatchie

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Hatchie – Bob Barrett

Hatchie:

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 2 May 2019

Hatchie is the musical project of Harriette Pilbeam, an artist who has given a lot to the Brisbane music scene in various bands and now as a solo artist putting out great music. A multi-instrumentalist, Pilbeam is the bassist and vocalist of one of Brisbane’s finest indie bands, Babaganouj, who are beloved by oh so many and featured in Episode 177 of Live Delay. Another stellar but sadly gone-too-soon project Pilbeam was a part of was Go Violets which wrapped up in 2014. Getting to explore and expand her sound in her solo work, Pilbeam released her first single as Hatchie in 2017 called “Try”. A product of writing and developing since 2015, “Try” did big moves around Australia and built a steady and sustained buzz until her EP was released in May of 2018 called Sugar and Spice.  A very cohesive body of work, the five tracks had all the elements of shoegaze pop dreaminess that you can imagine. After waiting a masterfully judged beat and touring around the country and the world, Hatchie released her debut album Keepsake on the 21st of June 2019. A brilliant album, it shows Hatchie honing their craft and delivering the sound she wants. There are big synth moments that give you that sustained pop moment but it always feels balanced and never far from shoegaze fuzz and her vocals pull the whole soundscape together. This particular live recording of Hatchie was recorded on her pre-album release tour of Australia.

Due to prior arrangement with the artist/management, we are unable to provide this episode for streaming.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 30 June, 2019

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Ep 281 – Start Together and Ro

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Start Together – Kelsey Doyle
Ro – April Josie

Start Together:

Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Foundry, Fortitude Valley, 24 May 2019

Named after the Sleater-Kinney song of the same name, they first began making music together in October of 2016, gathering at the drummer’s house on Mt. Glorious just outside of Brisbane. Since playing their first gig in June 2017, the four-piece of Gerard, Demetry, Emma and James have released the singles ‘Xmal Inveigle’, ‘Being Born’ and ‘9617 GRAHAMCHAPMAN’, all the while writing and recording more songs for an upcoming longer release.

Ro:

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, West End, 6 April 2019

Growing up in Margaret River, Western Australia, Rowena Wise developed her musical chops playing in her family’s folk band before moving to Melbourne in 2012.

Finding her way in the Melbourne music community while playing a guitar she designed with her father, Wise released her first, self-titled album in 2016. Since shortening her name to simply ‘Ro’ in 2017, her music has evolved to incorporate more electric guitar and electronic sounds, which you will hear in this set.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16 June, 2019

Show host: Scott Mercer

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Ep 278 – Requin and McKisko

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Photos: Will Johnstone

Requin:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

Requin are a three piece band from Brisbane that are playing an incredibly intricate math rock blend. Their harmonies will lull you perhaps into a false sense of security, but often bring you to a wholesome feeling of beauty amongst brutal time changes which always keep you guessing.

They are comprised of Fionn Richards, Keeley Young and James Eyre Walker on a variety of instruments from keys, saxophone, bass pedals, guitars and drums.  They released two singles, ‘Return to Sender’ in 2017 and ‘Blood, Sweat and Bees’ in 2018, all leading up towards an EP released in October of 2018 called ‘The Noisy Miners Swoop Him’. It was a 5 track beautiful recording which highlighted the complexities of their music and their direction which truly sounds unique.

On stage they consistently blow people away and you can physically see the buzz around them grow as the crowds get bigger, as do the venues. One thing that no one can deny is that seeing Requin on stage is seeing three friends who truly love playing music together; their joy is palpable and one that spills out into the audience.

Recorded Live at the Our Sound Festival on the 6th of April 2019.

McKisko:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

McKisko, is an artist that really is hard to compare to. Her music is just that combination of sounds and energy that makes you existentially wander into a deep place of thought and end up with pure peace with the world because music exists.

She has released three albums in her time, starting with ‘Glorio’ in 2009. She then won the Grant McLennan fellowship and moved to Berlin, which eventually formed the basis for her cult favourite album ‘Eximo’ in 2013. In 2019, we were lucky enough to receive another album called ‘Southerly’ released in February. ‘Southerly’ is an amazing body of work which showcases her incredible talent with an album that has such depth and you can feel the space and patience of the record. It was recorded in Point Lonsdale, a beautiful sea side town, and you can hear how the album ebbs and flows going in and out with the tide.

This night we got to hear a few tracks from ‘Southerly’ and she was accompanied by a guitarist and a violin which was truly incredible. It felt like a collective moment for the audience that we were lucky enough to be a part of, and now so can you.

Recorded live at Our Sound Festival at the Foundry.

 

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 277 – Turnpike and To The North

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Photos: Will Johnstone

Turnpike:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

Turnpike are one of those bands that are that really-cool-wise-person’s favourite band and when you listen to them you understand why. They are force of nature and are unrelenting in their pursuit of putting out incredible music. That being said, they can wait a while for new releases they have released three records in the 17 years of existence. However, they have cultivated a remarkably loyal fan base who hang on every new bit of material and show that they perform.

Their music is brutal, heavy but so beautifully intricate as well and truly taps into a primal energy. They released ‘no title’ in 2002, followed up by ‘Humans Find Patterns’ and then 2016’s ‘Where There Is Nothing’.

Turnpike are comprised of Chris Bryant, Tim Evans and Adam King and are nothing short of a powerhouse. The live show is intense and on this night, there was truly a feeling of getting to see a collective favourite on stage.

Performing Live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April, 2019.

To The North:

Recorded by Daniel Horvat.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th April 2019.

To The North are four friends from Brisbane who play their own brand of indie punk which has brought together a scene of diehard fans. They formed from players from several bands all coming together from their mutual love of music and particular bands. Errol Hoffman, Cameron Gillard, Simon Reynolds and Josh Strange are big fans of the DIY movement and their passion of playing music has fueled their other favourite passion of travelling as they have toured consistently since their start.

They have released several splits, EP’s and albums over the years the latest being the ‘Indiscretion’ EP, which was released in 2010. They play an energetic style and when live on stage they aren’t afraid to turn it up loud and get one with the audience. It’s just pure fun music, to dance about and sing along to and you feed off the happy energy of seeing a band that is doing what they love on stage.

They even hinted at some upcoming new music.

Recorded live at the Our Sounds Festival at the Foundry on the 6th of April 2019.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5th May, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.