Podcast #366

April 6, 2019

Featuring The Fauves, The Honey Tongues, Daniel Romano and more

The Fauves – ‘Thin Body Thin’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Dwarf On Dwarf’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Self Abuser’ [AU]
Kyle Maher – ‘Serenity’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Tasmania’ [AU]
Tiny Fighter – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
Daniel Romano – ‘All The Reaching Trims’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Super Subtle Folk Song’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Me In Glue’ [CA]
Seer – ‘Seven Stars, Seven Stones’ [CA]
The Honey Tongues – ‘Healthy God’ [CA]

Melbourne band The Fauves, who formed in 1988, are back soon with their 12th album. I can’t wait to hear more of the bands delightfully skewed melodies and the lyrical witticisms of Andy Cox. We kick off today’s show with singles from the band’s first three albums, including 90s hit ‘Self Abuser.’ Perth’s psychedelic masters Pond are back with a new single called ‘Tasmania’ which you can hear along with a selection of new Canadian tracks from Geoff Berner, Tough Age and more.


Podcast #365

March 3, 2019

Featuring Norine Brown, Kerry Ryan, Swim Team and more

Aldous Harding – ‘Stop Your Tears’ [NZ]
Aldous Harding – ‘Blend’ [NZ]
Aldous Harding – ‘Horizon’ [NZ]
Philip La Rosa – ‘Fable’ [AU]
Great Gable – ‘Cool Mind Blue’ [AU]
The Beasts – ‘Pearls Before Swine’ [AU]
Norine Brown – ‘Sleeping Buffalo’ [AU]
Kerry Ryan – ‘Stranded’ [CA]
PHYSIA – ‘Cool Cat’ [CA]
Ivory Towers – ‘Sand Witches’ [CA]
Swim Team – ‘Rabbit’ [CA]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Pipe Lines’ [CA]
You Am I – ‘Embarrassed (live)’ [CA]

Aldous Harding is a Kiwi-based folk singer-songwriter of outstanding quality, who has released records on both Flying Nun Records and 4AD. You can hear three tracks from these records on today’s show and we’ll keep an eye out for new tunes that are sure to be on their way. New Australian tracks after that including a single from Perth-based Great Gable and we introduce PHYSIA, the basement project of Victoria-BC-based James Bings, included with our top mix of new Canadian tunes.


Podcast #364

February 16, 2019

Featuring tracks from the Severed Heads Brave New Waves session

Severed Heads – ‘Halo (Intro) (live)’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘Big Blue Is Back? (live)’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘Harold and Cindy Hospital (live)’ [AU]
Short Shadows – ‘Nothing Good Comes Out of Preston’ [AU]
Georgia Reed – ‘Colours’ [AU]
DRMNGNOW – ‘Ancestors ft. Kee’ Ahn’ [AU]
Saltwater Hank – ‘Old Hazleton’ (live) [CA]
Lisa LeBlanc – ‘5748 KM (live)’ [CA]
Chief N’ Council – ‘Holy Ghost’ (live) [CA]
Olivia’s World – ‘Cereal Boxes’ [CA]
Alien Boys – ‘Bender’ [CA]
We Found A Love Bird – ‘Never Would Have Guessed’ [CA]
Adam Winn – ‘Song For The North’ [CA]
Tumbleweed – ‘I Remember’ [AU]

We have a real treat at the top of this weeks show – tracks from a 1986 set from pioneering Australian electronic act Severed Heads, which was recorded live-to-air in Canada, for the Brave New Waves show on CBC radio. Severed Heads, most known for the re-mix of their hit ‘The Dead Eyes Opened’, formed in 1979 and eventually had records released on Nettwerk Records in Canada, and toured with Skinny Puppy. It was during this tour that the live set was recorded and it wasn’t made available until it was released on bandcamp last year. You can hear three tracks from the set today. You can also hear more live tracks, this time from the new ‘Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90​​.​​9 FM.’


Podcast #363

February 8, 2019

Featuring the second part of an interview with Evan Catalano

Magic Dirt – ‘Eat Your Blud’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Touch That Space’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Redhead’ [AU]
Lonely Stretch – ‘Bedouin of the Fitzroy Evening’ [AU]
Skinnyfish Sound System – ‘Smoking Ceremony ft. B2M + Birdz + Tasman Keith’ [AU]
Stella Donnelly – ‘Lunch’ [AU]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 3
The Rebel Spell – ‘Beautiful Future’ [CA]
End Game – ‘Boy Named Me’ [CA]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 4
End Game – ‘Walk Me Home’ [CA]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 5
Violation – ‘No Offence’ [CA]

Seminal Australian alternative outfit Magic Dirt, fronted by Adalita Srsen, have re-formed year after the untimely death of founding bassist Dean Turner. To mark the occasions they have re-issued their debut EP from 1993, Signs of Satanic Youth. The EP was a powerful statement right out the gates and I have fond memories of playing it on repeat when it first came out, and now Pitchfork have given it glowing review. You can hear three tracks from the EP on the show today. We also air the second part of my interview with Williams Lake punk artists Evan Catalano. Tune in to hear Evan speak of his love of The Rebel Spell and spin some tracks from bands on his Shock Collar Records label.


Podcast #362

February 4, 2019

Featuring Pt 1 of an interview with punk musician Evan Catalano

The Bats – ‘Miss These Things’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘North By North’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Simpletons’ [NZ]
The Beasts – ‘On My Back’ [AU
Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)’ [AU]
Julia Jacklin – ‘Pressure To Party’ [AU]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 1 – chat
SNFU – ‘I Forget’ [CA]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 2 – chat
Distorted Garden – ‘Unscrewin” [CA]
Distorted Garden – ‘Unscrewin” (live) [CA]
Distorted Garded – ‘Barbie Bones’ (live) [CA]
Alien Boys – ‘Bender’ [CA]

This week we re-visit the pioneering Flying Nun indie label from New Zealand with three tracks from The Bats, who formed in Christchurch in 1982 and exist to this day with the original 4 members. We air the new single from The Beasts (formerly Beasts of Bourbon), who are soldiering on following the death of Spencer P. Jones. And the second half of the show is dedicated to the first half of our interview and live acoustic session with punk musician and recording engineer Evan Catalano of Distorted Garden, who also operates the Shock Collar Records label.