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’.


Podcast #349

September 16, 2018

Featuring Language Arts, Stella Donnelly, Invasives and more

OK Vancouver OK – ‘The Balcony’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Cat Calisthenics’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Houses’ [CA]
The Chills – ‘Complex’ [NZ]
The Hunter Express – ‘Friend of Mine’ [AU]
Stella Donnelly – ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ [AU]
Language Arts – ‘Luckiness (remix by Kaan Gunesberk)’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘It’s Getting Close’ [CA]
Dilly Dally – ‘Sober Motel’ [CA]
Invasives – ‘Hickapoos’ [CA]
Cloaca – ‘Golden Boy’ [CA]
Necking – ‘Ford Commercial’ [CA]

Our show begins this week with three tracks from the 4-track era of Jeff Johnson’s long-running project OK Vancouver OK, with all tracks recorded in the years 2004-2011. Amazingly, The Chills are back with a new album titled Snowbound and we air the single ‘Complex’ from this legendary Kiwi band fronted by Martin Phillips. And keep listening for Stella Donnelly‘s debut single which is a powerful statement commenting on the corrosive effects of rape culture, as well as new tracks from Vancouver bands Invasives, Cloaca and Necking.


Podcast #348

September 8, 2018

Featuring tracks from the late Spencer P. Jones and Vic Horvath

Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee – ‘Hot and Cold’ (live) [AU]
Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee – ‘Underclass’ (live) [AU]
Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee – ‘What’s Life In Jail’ (live) [AU]
Peter Black – ‘Rogue Cop’ [AU]
Kerryn Fields – ‘Smoke Up The River’ [NZ]
Tiny Fighter – ‘Hollow Talk’ [AU]
Vic Horvath – ‘Shiny Shotguns’ [CA]
Vic Horvath – ‘Nice Kiss’ [CA]
Vic Horvath – ‘Don’t Go Lightly’ [CA]
Friends of Foes – ‘Lucky Penny’ [CA]
Craig Robertson – ‘Cheap Old Watch’ [CA]

This week we pay tribute to two outstanding artists who have just left us – Australian guitarist and songwriter Spencer P.Jones and indie-folk artist Vic Horvath of Victoria, BC. As mentioned in a previous podcast, Spencer had been battling cancer for sometime before his passing. We air some live tracks from his solo project Spencer P. Jones and the Escape Committee at the top of the show. You can also hear three tracks from Vic Horvath’s debut EP West Coast Reign. This extraordinarily talented songwriter, originally from Calgary, passed suddenly this month.  They will be dearly missed by loved ones and fans alike.