Podcast #354

November 3, 2018

Featuring Ashtray Boy, Georgi Kay, Kyp Harness and more

Ashtray Boy – ‘Shirley MacLaine (feat. Liz Phair)’ [AU]
Ashtray Boy – ‘Vacuum Cleaner Salesman’ [AU]
Ashtray Boy – ‘Anyone Can Make A Mistake’ [AU]
Swallow The Rat – ‘Echoes of a Tide’ [NZ]
Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)’ [AU]
Georgi Kay – ‘Lone Wolf’ [AU]
Joe Nolan – ‘Breaking Up And Out’ [CA]
Ben Kunder – ‘Fight For Time’ [CA]
Kyp Harness – ‘Sweet Release’ [CA]
Georgia Lee Johnson – ‘Younger, Brighter’ [CA]
Lief Hall – ‘Roses for Ruins’ [CA]

Ashtray Boy is the ideal musical project to feature on the show because singer-songwriter Randall Lee of the band has lived in both Vancouver and Melbourne. Firmly committed to DIY, Randall has been performing as Ashtray Boy since 1984 and has recorded ten albums thus far and we feature three songs from these records at the top of the show. And keep listening for new tracks from quality Canadian singer-songwriters including Kyp Harness, Ben Kunder and Georgia Lee Johnson.


Podcast #353

October 21, 2018

Featuring The Aints, Eugene Ripper, Jennifer Holub and more

The Church – ‘Texas Moon’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Anna Miranda’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Antenna’ (acoustic) [AU]
Handsome – ‘No Coward’ [AU]
The Aints –  ‘Red Aces’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘A Bastard Like Me’ [AU]
jealouspainter – ‘Quasar Latte’ [CA]
Eugene Ripper – ‘Around The World’ [CA]
Jennifer Holub – ‘Way Out’ [CA]
D.O.A – ‘Time To Fight Back’ [CA]
Nastiweather – ‘Heaven’ [CA]

The Church have embarked on another North American tour, this time celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Starfish, and which included a Vancouver show. The ‘Deluxe Edition’ of the record includes some b-sides and rarities and you can hear three of these tracks at the top of the show. We’re excited to air a track from Ed Kuepper’s latest side-project The Aints, as well as introducing listeners to folk artist Jennifer Holub from Sudbury, ON and the self-described ‘fallen gospel gutter folk’ of Nastiweather from East Vancouver.


Podcast #352

October 6, 2018

Featuring Tropical F*ck Storm, Bre McDaniel, The Garrys and more

Missy Higgins – ‘Oh Canada’ [AU]
Baker Boy ft Dallas Woods – ‘Black Magic’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Taman Shud’ [AU]
Tropical F*ck Storm – ‘The Future Of History’ [AU]
The Goon Sax – ‘We Can’t Win’ [AU]
New Talk – ‘Red Tuesday’ [AU]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Howl’ [CA]
Johnny Payne – ‘Lazy Love’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher and the Subs – ‘Can’t Fight Love’ [CA]
The Garrys – ‘Burger Bouy’ [CA]
Kinnie Starr – ‘Big World’ [CA]
Nicholas Krgovich – ‘Rosemary’ [CA]

An article from an Australian music journalist was posted online recently decrying the supposed lack of contemporary protest songs being written by Australian artists. In the last week there’s been push-back from more discerning listeners who note that the writer didn’t dig deep enough, as there are dozens of examples of protest songs from scenes not dominated by caucasian and heteronormative musicians. Andrew Stafford’s Guardian article lists a number of songs including those written by Missy Higgins, Baker Boy and The Drones and you can hear those tracks on this week’s show.


Podcast #351

September 29, 2018

Featuring Jennifer Irving, Danny Bell, Sam Carmody and more

SNFU – ‘Reality Is A Ride On The Bus’ [CA]
SNFU – ‘Better Than Eddie Vedder’ [CA]
SNFU – ‘Voodoo Doll Collector’ [CA]
Sahara Beck – ‘Here We Go Again’ [AU]
Sam Carmody – ‘Shadow In The Dream’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Submarine’ [AU]
Sam Tudor – ‘New Apartment’ [CA]
Danny Bell & His Disappointments – ‘Paper’ [CA]
The Pack A.D – ‘All Reasons’ [CA]
Jennifer Irving – Well Enough’ [CA]
Frankie – ‘Atmosphere’ [CA]
My Wife – ‘Mess U Later [CA]

SNFU, who formed in Edmonton in 1981, are one of the all-time great and longest running Canadian punk bands, with front-man Chi Pig, based now in Vancouver, being the only remaining original member. We air three tracks from the band’s back-catalogue, including a track from their most recent album, 2013’s ‘Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You’. Our selection of new Australian and Canadian tracks this week include artists based as far afield as Darwin, NT (Sam Carmody), Saint John, NB (Jennifer Irving) and Prince George, BC (Danny Bell).


Podcast #350

September 22, 2018

Featuring Bitumen, Dakk’one, nehiyawak and more

Powderfinger – ‘Tail’ [AU]
Powderfinger – ‘D.A.F’ [AU]
Powderfinger – ‘Already Gone’ [AU]
Bitumen – ‘Twice Shy’ [AU]
Sycloner – ‘Not That Kind Of Friend’ [AU]
Carla Geneve – ‘Listening’ [AU]
Stonecold Finger – ‘Eyes Closed’ [CA]
Lois Rain – ‘6Realms’ [CA]
Dakk’One – ‘The Storm Is Coming’ [CA]
nehiyawak – ‘Page’ [CA]
Rick Reid – ‘Singularity’ [CA]
Lie – ‘Country Boys’ [CA]

The most excellent Double J radio recently hosted a countdown of the 50 Best Australian Albums of the 90s, with ‘The Internationalist’ (1998) from Brisbane band Powderfinger coming in at #1. The single ‘Already Gone’ from that album is an amazing track and we air it today after two earlier singles from the band. Then we’re into new Australian music, followed by a track-a-piece from Vancouver-based hip hop artists Stonecold Finger, Louis Rain and Dakk’One. And we introduce three-piece nehiyawak from amiskwaciy (Edmonton), who have recently singed to Arts & Crafts with their single ‘Page’.