Podcast #321

January 6, 2018

Featuring Dave Dobbyn, The Eastpointers, Geoff Berner and more

The La De Das – ‘Gonna See My Baby Tonight’ [NZ]
Split Enz – ‘I Got You’ [NZ]
Dave Dobbyn – ‘Loyal’ [NZ]
Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr – ‘Kalega’ [NZ]
Scalper – ‘Rooks Ravens Magpies’ [NZ]
Yumi Zouma – ‘December’ [NZ]
VISSIA – ‘Mountaineer’ [CA]
Buffy Sainte-Marie – ‘You’ve Got To Break Free’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Tinseltown Swimming In Blood’ [CA]
The Eastpointers – ‘Two Weeks’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Super Subtle Folk Song’ [CA]
Cosmic Psychos – ‘Back In Town’ [AU]

It’s a brand new year here on Stranded we’re kicking it off by featuring a stack of tracks from Kiwi artists. i was delighted to discover that New Zealand had it’s very own power-house 60s British-invasion style band called The La De Das. As you can hear from the single ‘Gonna See My Baby Tonight’, the La De Das were most certainly world class, and they achieved considerable success in both New Zealand and Australia before they split in 1975. And lots of great new music from Canada on the show, as always, including new tracks from legends Buffy Sainte-Marie and Geoff Berner. And we introduce listeners to VISSIA from Edmonton, and  traditional folk act The Eastpointers from Prince Edward Island who recently wrapped up their first tour of Australia.


Podcast #320

December 2, 2017

Featuring Coyote, Dizzy, The Ruffled Feathers & more

Exploding White Mice – ‘Burning Red’ [AU]
New Race – ‘Alone In The End Zone’ [AU]
Psychotic Turnbuckles – ‘Groove To The Eye’ [AU]
Coyote – ‘Serpent Hollywood’ [NZ]
This Way North – ‘Make It Work’ [AU]
Alexander Biggs – ‘Figure It Out’ [AU]
Dizzy – ‘Swim’ [CA]
Bull North – ‘Wrecker’ [CA]
Bridal Party – ‘Fruitless’ [CA]
The Ruffled Feathers – ‘Burgundy’ [CA]
Jasper Sloan Yip – ‘In The Living Room’ [CA]
Larissa Tandy – ‘The River’ [CA]
Rose Melberg – ‘Take Some Time’ [CA]

We start the show with a classic from 80s Sydney-based garage punk band The Psychotic Turnbuckles. It was fascinating to learn that the band was originally formed in California by former professional wrestlers who emigrated to Australia after being banned from the Pismo Beach Wrestling Alliance by a promoter! We’re pleased to introduce 2-piece Kiwi band Coyote and Melbourne-based solo artist Alexander Biggs and you can also hear new tracks from established Vancouver bands The Ruffled Feathers and Jasper Sloan Yipp.


Podcast #319

November 25, 2017

Featuring Jay Gilday, Steph Cameron, Bad//Dreems and more

AC/DC – ‘Bad Boy Boogie’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Girl’s Got Rhythm’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Rock n Roll Damnation [AU]
Bad//Dreems – ‘By My Side’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Firewood and Candles’ [AU]
Dan Sultan – ‘Magnetic’ [AU]
Terra Lightfoot – ‘Paradise’ [CA]
Steph Cameron – ‘Daybreak Over Jackson Street’ [CA]
Gord Downie – ‘Bedtime’ [CA]
100 Mile House – ‘Hiraeth’ [CA]
Jay Gilday – ‘Guess I’ll See You’ [CA]
Best Fern – ‘Morning Side’ [CA]
Screemfeeder – ‘Who’s Counting?’ [AU]

RIP to rhythm guitar legend Malcolm Young of AC/DC. Malcom passed away this week after battling with dementia which sidelined him from touring in 2014. We air three AC/DC classics at the top of the show before introducing listeners to a great contemporary Aussie rock band – Bad//Dreems of Adelaide. You can also hear great new tracks from Aboriginal artist Dan Sultan, First Nations artist Jay Gilday of Edmonton, Saskatoon’s Steph Cameron and more.


Podcast #318

November 18, 2017

Featuring Casii Williams, Megan Nash, Feedtime and more

The Saints – ‘This Perfect Day’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Do The Pop’ [AU]
The Boys Next Door – ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ [AU]
The Smith Street Band – ‘Birthdays’ [AU]
Neighbourhood Void – ‘All Strung Out’ [AU]
Casii Willilams – ‘How Can I’ [AU]
Amelia Curran – ‘Watershed’ [CA]
Neil Young and the Promise Of The Real – ‘Already Great’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘High Ticket Attractions’ [CA]
Surf Dads – ‘Up All Night’ [CA]
Megan Nash – ‘Bad Poetry’ [CA]
Ellen Froese – ‘I Wish I Had A Foot Long Cigarette’ [CA]
Feedtime – ‘Motorcycle Girl’ [CA]

We’re delighted to introduce listeners to Casii Williams and her track ‘How Can I’ on today’s show. Casii hails from a remote community along with other artists featured on the excellent MusicNT Desert Divas Vol II compilation. We also air a track from Melbourne rock legends The Smith Street Band and a track-a-piece from three acts who are short-listed for this year’s SaskMusic Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2017 – Surf Dads, Megan Nash and Ellen Froese.


Podcast #317

November 11, 2017

Featuring Louise Burns, DM3, P76 and more

The Elois – ‘By My Side’ [AU]
Masters Apprentices – ‘Buried & Dead’ [AU]
The Creatures – ‘Ugly Thing’ [AU]
Peter Simpson – ”Return of the Dilettante’ [AU]
P76 – ‘Postcard from Bondi’ [AU]
DM3 – ‘Monsters’ [AU]
Twin Peaks – ‘One Long Year’ [CA]
Louise Burns – ‘Storm’ [CA]
Scenic Route To Alaska – ‘Love Keeps’ [CA]
Freak Dream – ‘Let Me Out’ [CA]
Dad Thighs – ‘Summer’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Black Part Of Light’ [CA]
The Eastern Dark – ‘Johnny & Dee Dee’ [AU]

We feature three more bands from the highly informative ‘The History of Australian Punk in 30 Tracks‘ blog post at the top of the set with a track apiece from The Elois, Masters Apprentices and The Creatures. All three of these proto-punk tracks were released way back in 1967. And you can also hear tracks from three of the acts who recently played the Canadian showcase in Sydney for Australian Music Week – Twin Peaks, Louise Burns and Scenic Route To Alaska!