Stranded podcast #298

February 10, 2017

Featuring a re-broadcast of a 2011 interview with Steve Kilbey 

The New Christs – ‘Like A Curse’ [AU]
The New Christs – ‘I Swear’ [AU]
The New Christs – ‘Waves Form’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey
Speed Of Stars – ‘Song Within The Shell’ [AU]
Jef Leeson – ‘Steve At The Beer Store’ [CA]
The Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘Beer League’ [CA]
Chris Andres – ‘Dark Train’ [CA]
Janaya Salmond – ‘Everyday’ [CA]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Light Pollution’ [CA]
Amy Brandon – ‘Artificial Light’ [CA]

We revisit legendary underground band The New Christs this week, with two blistering early singles and a track from the return-to-form Incantations record of 2014.  Songwriter and intense vocalist Rob Younger formed the New Christs in 1980 after the implosion of Radio Birdman and the band is still going strong after 5 quality albums.  This week we also revisit a 2011 interview we recorded with Steve Kilbey of The Church and we air a track from Speed of Stars – Steve’s collaborative project with Frank Kearns.  You can also hear a track from fellow radio DJ and singer-songwriter Jef Lesson from Ontario!

Featured video:  The New Christs – ‘I Swear’ (live) [2014]


Stranded podcast #297

February 2, 2017

Featuring tracks from Tiddas, Dan Sultan, Sunday Morning and more

Tiddas – ‘Anthem’ [AU]
Leah Flanagan – ‘September Song’ [AU]
Dan Sultan – ‘The Same Man’ [AU]
Larissa Tandy – ‘Harder, Heavier’ [AU]
Henry Wagons – ‘Head Or Heart’ [AU]
Some Jerks – ‘Hunter’ [AU]
Sunday Morning – ‘Can’t Find You’ [CA]
Woodpigeon – ‘Canada’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘I Can’t Be Shaved!’ [CA]
Do Tell – ‘Careful, Careful’ [CA]
Harley Small – ‘What Could Go Wrong’ [CA]
Colourful Language – ‘Prehistoric Lovers’ [CA]
Hard-Ons – ‘Fallen Star’ [AU]

Singer-songwriter, and previous Stranded guest, Larissa Tandy recently tweeted an ‘Invasion Day’ list of tracks by quality Australian Aboriginal musicians and we feature three of these tracks at the top of the show.  You will hear from Tiddas, Leah Flanagan and Dan Sultan. We introduce listeners Brisbane-based three-piece Some Jerks, as well as air a track from the long awaited debut from Vancouver’s Sunday Morning, who feature former Tank Hog bandmates Bruce Wilson and Stephen Hamm.

Featured video: Sunday Morning – ‘Can’t Find You’ [2017]


Stranded podcast #296

January 25, 2017

Tracks from Skinny Puppy, Henry Wagons, A.B Original and more

Skinny Puppy – ‘Assimilate’ [CA]
The Lowest Of The Low – ‘Salesmen, Cheats and Liars’ [CA]
Henry Wagons – ‘Santa Fe’ [AU]
Miss Peach and the Travellin’ Bones -‘Two Guns’ [NZ]
A.B Original – ‘January 26’ [AU]
Trozzo & the Electric Few – ‘Raygun’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Waving Hand’ [CA]
Mi’ens’ – ‘Prussian Ellipses’ [CA]
The Klenners – ‘Hearts Are Beating’ [CA]
Cora Koogan – ‘Cool’ [CA]
Jenny Banai – ‘Alright’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Myriad Harbour’ [CA]

We kick off the show with two more tracks from the Huffington Post list of 100 Best Canadian Songs – this time a track apiece from industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy and Toronto-based indie band The Lowest Of The Low.  Then straight into brand new music from Melbourne based alt-country singer Henry Wagons, who is touring western Canada next month.  We air the politically incisive hip-hop track ‘January 26th’ from A.B Original and introduce listeners to kiwi band Miss Peach and the Travellin’ Bones who have just released their debut on AAA records.  And lots of great new Canadian music, as always, starting with tracks from three acts on the roster of Vancouver’s Kingfisher Bluez label. Enjoy!

Featured video: A.B Original – ‘January 26’ [2017]


Stranded podcast #295

January 12, 2017

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Oren Barter

Change Of Heart – ‘There You Go’ [CA]
Joel Plaskett Emergency – ‘Nowhere With You’ [CA]
A Tribe Called Red – ‘Electric Pow Wow Drum’ [CA]
Scraps – ‘Touch Blue’ [AU]
Free Time – ‘Who Owns The Moon? [AU]
Oren Barter – ‘New York City’ [CA]
Oren Barter – ‘Can’t Watch You Go’ [CA]
Interview with Oren Barter
Oren Barter – Body Of Lies (live) [CA]
Oren Barter – ‘You Set Me Up’ (live) [CA]
Mi’ens – ‘Dewey Decibel System’ [CA]

Regular listeners know that I kick off the show each week with a few older tunes, typically from Australia or New Zealand. I was pleased to stumble across a list of ‘100 Best Canadian Songs Ever‘ by Huffington Post this week that’ll be ideal for educating Australian listeners about the rich heritage of Canadian popular music. We start this week with classics from A Tribe Called Red, Joel Plaskett and Toronto-based indie band Change Of Heart with their 1992 single ‘There You Go’.

It was real pleasure to chat with our first special guest of 2017 – singer-songwriter Oren Barter, who was born and bred in central BC. Oren took time out from packing before relocating to Vancouver Island, to fill us in on how he came to record his debut record ‘Written All Over Me’ (2010) and to play a couple of heart-felt acoustic tunes!

Featured video: Oren Barter – ‘You Set Me Up’ (live) [2011]


Stranded podcast #294

January 4, 2017

Featuring tracks from Magic Dirt, Gal Gracen, Swim Team and more

Magic Dirt – ‘Friends In Danger’ [AU]
Magic Dirt -‘Shovel’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘I Was Cruel’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Magneto’ [AU]
Oh Pep! – ‘Doctor Doctor’ [AU]
Middle Kids – ‘Edge Of Town’ [AU]
Gal Gracen – ‘The Hard Part Begins’ [CA]
Daniel Terrance Robertson – ‘House’ [CA]
Douse – ‘Unrest’ [CA]
Swim Team – ‘Sentez’ [CA]
Zaac Pick – ‘Bright Ideas’ [CA]

Bring on 2017!  Thanks for tuning in folks. We kick up the new year with three blistering tracks from Friends In Danger, the 1996 classic first full-length from Geelong’s Magic Dirt.   We follow up with another track from the stark new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree (I highly recommend watching the moving companion documentary One More Time With Feeling).   Lots of quality new music this week too, including the catchy debut single from Sydney three-piece Middle Kids and a tracks from Vancouverites Gal Gracen and Swim Team.

Featured video: Gal Gracen – ‘The Hard Part Begins’ [2016]