Podcast #397

April 4, 2020

Featuring SCABZ, Zaac Pick, Taylor Janzen and more

Sydney-based indie-pop trio Smudge put out four records on Half-A-Cow Records in the 90’s. We air three tracks from the compilation the Smudge Is True, including the charming The Outdoor Type that was covered by The Lemonheads. Then we air the new single from punk band SCABZ, ‘What You Stand For’, a political track critical of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Canadian half of the show features new singles from singer-songwriters Trent Agecoutay, Zaac Pick and Domonique Fricott.

Smudge – ‘I Don’t Want To Be Grant McClennan’ [AU]
Smudge – ‘The Outdoor Type’ [AU]
Smudge – ‘Real McCoy Wrong Sinatra’ [AU]
SCABZ – ‘What You Stand For’ [AU]
Bodyjar – ‘Big Shot’ [AU]
Future Static – ‘Dead End’ [AU]
Trent Agecoutay – ‘A Place To Call Home’ [CA]
Zaac Pick – ‘Lighter Side of Blue’ [CA]
Domonique Fricott – ‘Curse Of Too Many Options’ [CA]
D.O.A – ‘Fucked Up Donald’ [CA]
Kimmortal – ‘Breathe’ [CA]
WUT – ‘Groceries’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘A Parent (time is catching up)’ [CA]
Taylor Janzen – ‘I Feel A Darkness’ [CA]
Rose Melberg – ‘Take Some Time’ [CA]


Podcast #396

March 28, 2020

Featuring Meiwa, merlin, Cable Ties and more

Custard – ‘Singlette’ [AU]
Custard – ‘The New Matthew’ [AU]
Custard – ‘Funky Again’ [AU]
The Fangin’ Felines –‘Tall Order’ [AU]
Cable Ties – ‘Sandcastles’ [AU]
Tom West – ‘Stuck On Repeat’ [AU]
Meiwa – ‘Waiting’ [CA]
merlin – ‘Lisbon’ [CA]
Red Monkey Black King – ‘Diffuser’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Fight’ [CA]
Gary Edward Allen – ‘Hear’ [CA]
Paris & Jason Romero – ‘We All Fall’ [CA]
Radio Birdman – ‘Crying Sun’ [AU]

90s indie-rock stalwarts Custard, from Brisbane, re-formed in 2009 and they’re about to release the third full-length of their second run of albums. We air a couple of classic singles as well as the latest single ‘Funky Again’. Then you can hear the debut single from Wollongong’s The Fangin’ Felines, featuring Morgana Ancone, formerly of Nitrocris. Jeff and the gang from OK Vancouver OK are back too with yet another brilliant lo fi release titled SHAPE UP, so tune in to hear the lead off track.


Podcast #395

March 23, 2020

Featuring Nitocris, Marlaena Moore, Dana Gavanski and more

Adalita – ‘The Repairer’ [AU]
Spiderbait – ‘Calypso’ [AU]
The Spazzys – ‘Paco Doesn’t Love Me’ [AU]
Kim Salmon – ‘Let’s All Get Destroyed’ [AU]
Kim Salmon – ‘Unadulterated’ [AU]
Kim Salmon – ‘The Poison Pen’ [AU]
John K Sampson – ‘Millennium for All’ [CA]
Dana Gavanski – ‘Yesterday Is Gone’ [CA]
Marlaena Moore – ‘Imposter’ [CA]
A Tribe Called Red – ‘Land Back’ [CA]
Mundy’s Bay – ‘Visions Of You’ [CA]
Nitocris – ‘10 Stories Down’ [AU]
Nitocris – ‘Sycophant’ [AU]

In celebration of recent International Women’s Day, this week you can hear some classic tracks from Adalita, Spiderbait, The Spazzys, and Nitocris. The prolific Kim Salmon put out a couple of new singles last year and we air them as well. Then it’s the weekly mix of new Canadian tracks including the new A Tribe Called Red single Land Back, which is in support of the Indigenous-led protests involving the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC.


Podcast #394

March 1, 2020

Featuring Victory Lap, Rose Cousins, Jim Alxndr and more

Split Enz – ‘I Got You’ [NZ]
Split Enz – ‘Shark Attack’ [NZ]
Split Enz – ‘I Hope I Never’ [NZ]
Victory Lap – ‘Question Mark’ [AU]
Ben Lee – ‘Sugar Kane’ [AU]
Jim Alxndr – ‘Slave ft. Angie McMahon’ [AU]
Andy Shauf – ‘Neon Skyline’ [CA]
Gordon Lightfoot – ‘Oh So Sweet’ [CA]
Rose Cousins – ‘The Return (Love Comes Back)’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Waiting Here’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘The Surprise Knock’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Kinda Dark’ [CA]
TISM – ‘I’ll ‘Ave Ya!’ [AU]

Split Enz are a legendary band from New Zealand, who were popular in the last 70s to early 80s and who featured the songwriting talents of Neil and Tim Finn. We kick off this week’s show with three tracks from the True Colours album (1980), starting off with the extraordinary single ‘I Got You.’ Victory Lap is the latest project of Melbourne’s Alex Badham (formerly Aleks and The Ramps) and we air a track from their debut record as well as a Sonic Youth cover that Ben Lee has released on his latest record Quarter Century Classix.


Podcast #393

March 1, 2020

Featuring Frazey Ford, Sui Zhen, Ada Lea and more

Icehouse – ‘Can’t Help Myself’ [AU]
Icehouse – ‘Walls’ [AU]
Icehouse – ‘We Can Get Together’ [AU]
Eddie Current Suppression Ring – ‘Medieval Wall’ [AU]
Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Gacked On Anger’ [AU]
Sui Zhen – ‘Perfect Place’ [AU]
100 Mile House – ‘Worth The Wait’ [CA]
Frazey Ford – ‘Azad’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Cue Synthesizer’ [CA]
Ada Lea – ‘Wild Heart’ [CA]
Old Man Leudecke – ‘Easy Money’ [CA]
Close Talker – ‘Pace’ [CA]
Nap Eyes – ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ [CA]
The Clean – ‘Point That Thing Somewhere Else’ [NZ]

Icehouse are a long-running new wave/synth-pop band from Sydney, active since 1977, which we’ve not explored on the show so far. We make up for lost time this week with three singles from the album Flowers (1980). Then we’re excited to air a brand new track from Eddie Current Suppression Ring! It’s been a full ten years since their last album. I can’t wait to check out the new record All In Good Time. After our mix of new Canadian tracks we wrap the show with a classic from The Clean.