Episode 48: School Girl Report; Amateur Childbirth


Episode 48 takes on some challenging territory bringing you the live craziness of duo School Girl Report. We also catch up with some live tunes from Amateur Childbirth.

Recorded and mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at the Alliance Tavern, Brisbane, September 2013.

The duo known as School Girl Report hail from Bateman’s Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. Made up of the godhead of Samuel Miers and Daniel Oakman, they compose weird, erratic and an almost indescribable cacophony of sound. It’s often dark, perhaps industrial, but most import of all – it’s something fresh and different from the usual Live Delay stable – and hey! We EMBRACE difference here.

As far as I can see, they’ve released one tape via Do You Block called ‘Success is Dating School Girl Report’ but been a fairly active live band – playing a load of shows over the past three years up and down the east coast of Australia.

The live set we’ve got for you is from the duo’s trip up to Brisbane to play 4ZZZ’s Red Mecca night at the Alliance Tavern in Spring Hill. The band played alongside the likes of Four Door, Native Cats and a few others. You should definitely tune in.

Find out more about School Girl Report.

Recorded by Will Clarke.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane in May 2013.

Amateur Childbirth is the stage name of Brisbane artist Ivan Matthew. Influenced by the work of Henry Miller, he’s an artist unafraid to delve into uncomfortable subject, illuminating everyday events with a cynical but earnest take on modern society – done all with just an acoustic guitar.

Live Delay were fortunate to be present to record Amateur Childbirth when he took the stage at Tribal Theatre back in May 2013 as part of the Guilt Retreat – a multi-disciplinary visual and musical arts series. Tune in to hear some honest live music.

Find out more about Amateur Childbirth.

Listen to this episode via soundcloud:

Interview: Ivan Matthew of Amateur Childbirth.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 13 December 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Will Clarke, Dusty Anastassiou, Andrew McLellan.

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