Podcast #309

September 16, 2017

Featuring an interview with The Alkemist

The Church – ‘No Certainty Attached’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Seafaller’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Undersea’ [AU]
The Alkemist – ‘Lookin’ Back (but only for a second)’ [CA]
The Alkemist – Interview Pt 1
The Alkemist- ‘King Of The Faeries’ [CA]
The Alkemist – Interview Pt 2
The Alkemist – ‘Sinner’s Blues’ [CA]
Kim Gouchie – ‘Every Mountain’ [CA]
Samson’s Delilah – Rain’ [CA]
Frontal Lobotomy – ‘Just As Close To Nothing’ [CA]
Screemfeeder – ‘Triple Hook’ [AU]

Our special guest this week is Jay Myers aka The Alkemist.  I first saw Jay play live last summer and was highly impressed with his positive spirit and one-man-band eclecticism. This year I caught up with Jay at the 2017 Arts Wells festival and had a great chat on a sunny morning sitting by the creek near town. You can hear three tracks from the band new Alkemist record Lighthouse and hear Jay talk about his impressive home building project in Fort Fraser. BC where he resides and makes music. You can also hear the brand new single Undersea, from The Church from their highly anticipated new record Man Woman Life Death Infinity.


Podcast #308

September 9, 2017

Featuring an interview with Oh Susanna 

Ron Sexsmith – ‘Speaking With The Angel’ [CA]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘Hard Bargain’ [CA]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘Worried Song’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘Tickets On The Weekend’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – Interview Pt 1
Oh Susanna – ‘Greyhound Bus’ (live) [CA]
Oh Susanna – Interview Pt 2
Oh Susanna – ‘Shame’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘My Old Vancouver’ [CA]
Boat Show – ‘The Big Smoke’ [AU]
Bench Press – ‘Burning Up’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Body Goals’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Brainscan’ [AU]

Outstanding Canadian artist, Oh Susanna, hosted the songwriting workshop at this year’s Arts Wells Festival. I caught up with Oh Susanna after her performance with a crack band of her friends from Toronto. You can hear that two part interview on the show this week, as well as tracks spanning from Oh Susanna’s debut EP to her current record ‘A Girl In Teen City’, a concept album based on her remembrances of Vancouver in the 1980s.  We also introduce listeners to the masterful Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, who has been active as a solo artist since the mid-80s. You can hear ‘Worried Song’ from Ron Sexsmith’s latest record The Last Rider, as well as two early singles at the top of the show.


Podcast #307

September 2, 2017

Featuring an interview with This Way North

Destroyer – ‘Canadian Lovers/Falcon’s Escape’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘It’s Gonna Take An Airplane’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Sky’s Grey’ [CA]
This Way North – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Interview with This Way North Pt 1
This Way North – ‘Pretty Much’ [AU]
Interview with This Way North Pt 2
This Way North – ‘Pressure’ [AU]
Sir Reginald – ‘Stand Up’ [AU]
Shiny Coin – ‘Catfish’ [AU]
Spit – ‘Pinch Hitter’
John Sahunta – ‘Sing Me To Life’ [CA]
Gerry Hannah – ‘Rejuvenation’ [CA]

The ever prolific Dan Bejar of Vancouver has another Destroyer record on the way called ken. We debut first single ‘Sky’s Grey’ on the show today after two tracks from his older records Thief and Your Blues. Then we’re straight into an interview with fantastic two-piece Melbourne band This Way North. I caught up with Cat and Leisha of the band at this year’s Arts Wells festival (which thankfully went ahead despite the BC wildfires). We air three This Way North singles as well as tracks from the Shiny Coin/Spit split record and a track a piece from Josh Sahunta of Edmonton, AB and Sir Reginald who got in touch with us from Australia (don’t forget to get in touch with us via email if you’d like your independent tunes aired on the show).


Podcast #306

August 27, 2017

Featuring 54/40, Shining Bird, Foon Yap and more

The Pursuit Of Happiness – ‘I’m An Adult Now’ [CA]
54/40 – ‘Baby Ran’ [CA]
The Rheostatics – ‘Record Body Count’ [CA]
Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ [AU]
Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’ [AU]
Shining Bird – ‘Helluva Lot’ [AU]
Miesha & The Spanks – ‘Stranger’ [CA]
All Hands On June – ‘Whiskey In The Winter’ [CA]
Foon Yap – ‘Palimpsest’ [CA]
Whitney Rose – ‘Analog’ [CA]
Wayne Lucier – ‘Paradise’ [CA]
Larissa Tandy with Strine Singers – ‘Shutdown’ [AU/CA]

Stranded is back! After a lengthy summer hiatus it’s time to get right back into featuring outstanding new Australian and Canadian music. And as we always dig into the archives at the top of the show, we’re featuring three more tracks from that great Huffington Post ‘Best Canadian Songs Ever’. Another useful list from Happy Mag features their picks for the best songs of 2016, so we feature tracks from Jaala, Julia Jacklin and Shining Bird from that list. Then into tracks from three quality Calgary bands – Miesha & The Spanks, All Hands On Jane and Foon Yap. Enjoy!


Podcast #305

April 22, 2017

Featuring The Missing Links, Needles//Pins, willolux  and more

The Missing Links – ‘Wild About You’ [AU]
The Throb – ‘Black’ [AU]
The Masters Apprentices – ‘Living In A Child’s Dream’ [AU
Circle – ‘Thylacine’ [AU]
Winston Surfshirt – ‘Be About You’ [AU]
Desert Stars – ‘Ngurra Nyangatja (Our Home)’ [AU]
Needles//Pins – ‘Back To The Bright’ [CA]
The Pack A.D – ‘So What’ [CA]
Fountain – ‘High Strung On Zen’ [CA]
Kristi Lane Sinclair – ‘Kiki’ [CA]
The Bloodshots – ‘Breaking Down’ [CA]
The Deeds – ‘I Still Believe’ [CA]
willolux – ‘Modern Day Maestro’ [CA]

We dig deep into the archives this week with three 1960s classics from Australia starting with ‘Wild About You’ by The Missing Links (which The Saints famously covered on I’m Stranded). We also hear from legendary Adelaide band The Masters Apprentices and track from a shortly lived Sydney-based garage rock and r&b band The Throb.  Then brand new single from Sydney-based 6-piece Winston Surfshirt and ‘Ngurra Nyangatja (Our Home)’ by Aboriginal rock band Desert Stars which can be found on the West Australia Music Sounds Of The Goldfields compilation.  And we round out the show with tracks from three bands nominated for the Canadian Indigenous Music Awards and we introduce Vancouver-based artist willolux.