Episode 18: Sky Needle; Slug Guts; Outerwaves

Sky Needle
Sky Needle

Episode 18 of Live Delay goes a bit left of field – swimming in the obscure, the esoteric, occasionally coming up to breathe when the moment suits. In this episode we hear from SKY NEEDLE, captured live in Brisbane at 4ZZZ’s Get Happier festival back in August 2012. Also, the episode plays host the sludgy and alcoholic punk of SLUG GUTS, as well as the ambient noise of OUTERWAVES.

Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Henry Mills.
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane.

Experimental noise with rock show dynamics, Sky Needle take a post-industrial chainsaw to song making, creating new, often challenging but always engaging, musical clamour.

Originally hailing from Brisbane, the The primary protagonists in the group include Sarah Byrne, Alex Cuffe, Michael Donnelly, Ross Manning, and Joel Stern and they play a range of homemade instruments that are almost too bizarre to judiciously describe. Amongst the collection, the band feature percussive instruments welded together from bike parts, air pumps that plug into digital effects pedal and other twangy instruments constructed from found parts.

The band released the well-received Rave Cave in 2012 and they managed to play the 4ZZZ Get Happier in August of the same year where we were fortunate enough to record them live on stage.

Find out more about Sky Needle.

Recorded and mixed by Liza Harvey.
Recorded at Totally Autumn, Newcastle, 2011.

We showcase a quick and nasty set from Brisbane punk rock outfit Slug Guts. It’s short and to the point, but you’ll get a good taste of what they’re about – rollicking noisy guitars overdubbed with a sense of alcoholic dread. It’s great stuff. These couple of songs were recorded some time ago at Totally Autumn in 2011 in Newcastle.

Find out more about Slug Guts.

Recorded and mixed by Sky Kirkham.

Our next dose of live tunes is from electronic artist Dominic Stephens – who occasionally operates under the moniker Outerwaves.
You may know Stephens from other groups such as Oh Ye Denver Birds and Nimble Animal. Outerwaves, however, is a solo project where Stephens can embrace his pop and hip hop interests in a bit more of an intimate fashion.

Find out more about Outerwaves.

Airing details: First aired via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 17 May 2013.
Production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Andrew McLellan, Henry Mills, Liza Harvey, Sky Kirkham.

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