Episode 50: Beaches; Barbiturates


It’s a half century for live delay! And we’re very happy to play you a ‘b’ themed episode of Live Delay, with two great live sets from two great bands – BEACHES and BARBITURATES.

Recorded by Darragh Murray
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou. 
Recorded at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, June 2013.

Beaches are an exceptional band – both on record and on stage, so it’s with some pleasure that we bring you an extract from their recent east coast tour of Australia in support of their killer 2013 record ‘She Beats’ that came out through Chapter Music.

Mixing in the pysch of the 1970s with elements of shoegaze and straight up rock and roll seeping through, this quintet have been quietly building up a worldwide following over the past half a decade. Expect a dervish of musical escapades.

This live recording comes from the band’s visit to Brisbane back in about June 2013 when they played at the Black Bear Lodge.

Find out more about Beaches.

Recorded by Murray Paas
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Zoo, July 2013.

Barbiturates are Roland Hlavka and Elliot D’arcy, two musicians known for their work in Brisbane psych outfit Cobbwebbs. This particular project emerged from eclectic rehearsal room jams that didn’t quite fit the CV of their former band – and thus the side project was born! Still channelling their DIY roots, Barbiturates sway between pop and psych, adding in generous additions of almost trip-hop sounding beats. They’ve release a bunch of music, but 2013’s Shades was the first actually put out in some kind of material form.

This performance comes from their 2013 appearance at 4ZZZ’s Happy Fest at The Zoo in Brisbane. Enjoy!

Find out more about Barbiturates.

Stream online:

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 December 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Dusty Anastassiou, Josh Watson, Murray Paas.

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