Ep 344 – Washington

Washington – Lachlan Douglas


Live at The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 25 November 2020

Washington is the project of Brisbane-based musician Megan Washington. Beginning her career in the genre of jazz, she released early EPs in collaboration with Sean Foran and Paul Grabowsky before pivoting to indie pop with 2008’s “Clementine” EP. Washington’s career took off from there, a string of increasingly popular EPs leading up to debut album “I Believe You Liar” in 2010, which won two ARIA Awards and the APRA Award for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

The mini-album “Insomnia” followed in 2011, and then full-length “There There” in 2014. After living around the world from Melbourne to New York to London, Washington settled back in Brisbane and had several attempts at recording her third album before finally releasing the acclaimed and kaleidoscopic “Batflowers” in August 2020.

Recorded by Anthony Matthews
Mixed by Mario Späte

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

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20 December, 2020

Ep 341 – EGOISM and The Buoys

EGOISM – Mr C Media
The Buoys – April Josie


Live at The Triffid, Newstead, 21 December 2019

EGOISM are a band from Sydney’s inner west centered around the songwriting partnership of childhood friends Scout Eastment and Olive Rush. They first began releasing shoegaze-tinged tracks in 2015 and the following year put out their debut EP, “It’s Wearing Off”. In 2018 the band re-emerged with a new, poppier sound with single “Sorry”. Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength with a slew of catchy singles, the latest being “Here’s The Thing”, released in September 2020.

Recorded by James Fearn-Wannan
Mixed by Hugh Middleton

The Buoys:

Live at The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 8 November 2019

The Buoys started as a three-piece in Sydney in 2016. Singer/guitarist Zoe Catterall has been the only constant member since the beginning, with the current lineup consisting of Hilary Geddes on guitar, Courtney Cunningham on bass and Tess Wilkin on drums. The Buoys have released two EPs: “Soft Boy” in 2017 and “All This Talking Gets Us Nowhere” in 2020.

Recorded by Blake Howson
Mixed by Neo McBunker

Both sets in this episode were mixed by audio production students from the School of Audio Engineering Institute Brisbane as part of their course.

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

Ep 324 – Angie McMahon


Angie McMahon – Claudia Ciapocha

Angie McMahon:

Live at The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 12 October 2019

Cutting her teeth singing in soul band The Fabric, Angie McMahon went solo in 2017 with the release of her debut single “Slow Mover”. After winning the Josh Pyke Partnership for professional musical development, she spent two years building a name for herself with singles and tours until July 2019 when she released her highly-anticipated debut album, “Salt”, which peaked at #5 on the ARIA charts.

A few months later, the Live Delay team was on hand at the Brisbane leg of the “I Made An Album” tour, capturing a breathtaking performance, a ravenous crowd and McMahon’s skillful navigation of a minor medical emergency in the audience mid-song.

Recorded by Stuart Willett & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Tim Allison
Special thanks to live engineer Jono Steer

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Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 5 July, 2020

Ep 265: Died Pretty

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Photos: Emmy Etie

Died Pretty

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Tivoli, Brisbane, 23rd June 2017

Died Pretty are a formative band for many and have been a huge success in Australia and around the world. 

The band formed in 1983 in Sydney and created a sound most credit towards an early electric Dylan mixed with psychedelic influences. Died Pretty were formed under Ron Peno and Brett Myers and their first 5 performances were actually under the name Final Solution and all took place in Brisbane.

The name Died Pretty came about as a reference to James Dean’s line “Live hard, die young, leave a beautiful corpse” to Die Pretty.

They garnered Australian attention on the alternative music scene with a few big singles and split releases. It was their EP ‘Next To Nothing’ released in 1985 which set the band off in a big way. The EP was in the alternative charts for almost a year, with three Number 1. It was also released in the UK and France gathering them a considerable following.

Died Pretty went on to release 8 albums in their time with some reaching high up in the ARIA charts and playing consistently in Australia, America and Europe.

The albums are now iconic and Died Pretty became one of Australia’s prominent alternative rock bands influencing many bands around the country.

They were a part of the original 1992 Big Day Out line up and then returned 20 years later in 2012 to play the iconic festival again.

The band officially disbanded in 2002 but thankfully returned in 2008 to play their iconic album ‘Doughboy Hollow’ in its entirety.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20th of January 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 256: Regurgitator & TV Haze

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Photos: Tracie Tee (R) Zo Damage (TVH)


Recorded & mixed by Greg Jard
Recorded at The Tivoli, Brisbane, 25th August 2018

Brisbane’s own Regurgitator formed in 1994 originally as a side project for members Quan Yeomans (guitar, vocals), Ben Ely (bass, vocals) and Martin Lee (drums). Quickly signing to Warner, the band released 2 EP’s before their first full length Tu-Plang in 1996. Following up with Unit a year later, The ‘Gurge solidified themselves as Australia’s premier alternative rock band.  

A slew of ARIA’s, a new drummer (Front End Loaders’ Peter Kostic), a reality TV show, a best of and a whole heap of record sales followed. The band have released a total of 10 studio albums with their latest Headroxx released in August 2018 through Valve Records, a label run by longtime manager Paul Curtis.


TV Haze

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

TV Haze are Dylan Stewart on guitar/bass/vocals, Andy Hayden on bass/guitar and Sarah Thompson on drums. Forming in 2015, the Melbournians have already released 3 albums over 18 months, the last of which, Circle The Sun, was released in April 2018 through Poison City Records. Their sound takes a soulful and nostalgic journey back into sepia-toned, hook filled indie rock.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of September 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 240: Spiderbait

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Photo: Katherine O’Malley


Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the Tivoli, Brisbane, 31st March 2017

Janet, Whitt and Kram – The three founding members of Spiderbait, began jamming in the shed of Janet’s family’s farm in the rural NSW township of Finley. They soon relocated to Melbourne and were quickly signed to Au-Go-Go Records and released their debut album Shashavaglava in May 1993.

From there they quickly consolidated their status as national treasures, Signing to Polydor and releasing a string of successful albums, which have all racked up gold, platinum or double platinum status. One of these albums was their ARIA award winning effort Ivy And The Big Apples, which they toured to celebrate 20 years since its initial release in 1997.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 1st of April 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.