Podcast #344

July 7, 2018

Featuring acts playing at Arts On The Fly 2018

The New Pornographers – ‘Letter From An Occupant’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Streets Of Fire’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Whiteout Conditions’ [CA]
The Beths – ‘Happy Unhappy’ [NZ]
Total Control – ‘Laughing At The System 1’ [AU]
Emily Warramura – ‘Lady Blue’ [AU]
Apples – ‘Wave/Crow’ [CA]
Big Fancy – ‘Trail In The Dust’ [CA]
Saltwater Hank – ‘Fish Cannery’ [CA]
Rick Reid – ‘Singularity’ [CA]
Zakroczymska – ‘Somewhere New’ [CA]
Chain Whip – ‘6 Day Weekend’ [CA]
Deicha & The Voodoos – ‘Left Here’ [CA]
Strongboy – ‘Her Heart’ [CA]

A large range of quality artists will be converging on the town of Horsefly, BC on 13-14 July for Arts On The Fly, 2018! Sadly the yearly event was cancelled last year due to the BC Wildfires so artists and ticket-holders are excited for a big comeback this summer. This week we feature tracks from three of the acts playing at this year’s festival – Apples, Big Fancy and Saltwater Hank. Also with our weekly mix of new Australian music, we also introduce listeners to a fascinating Vancouver band named Zakroczymska, a duo named for the street that the two musicians met in Warsaw.


Podcast #343

June 30, 2018

Featuring Electric Fields, The Resignators, Dana Sippos and more

Electric Fields – ‘Don’t You Worry’ [AU]
DOBBY – ‘Peregrine’ [AU]
Jessica Mauby – ‘We Got Love’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Nothing To Say’ [AU]
The Resignators – ‘Party Date’ [AU]
Tash Sultana – ‘Salvation’ [AU]
Rae Spoon – ‘Do Whatever The Heck You Want’ [CA]
Wax Mannequin – ‘Squirmy Wormy’ [CA]
Dana Sippos – ‘Lean Times’ [CA]
One Below – ‘One Below’ [CA]
The Cole Patenaude Band – ‘Wonderful’ [CA]
Sarah Jane Scouten – ‘Bang Bang’ [CA]

I just discovered a wonderful Spotify playlist called Black Australia which showcases a huge list of Australian Aboriginal artists, both new and old. Last week we featured the new Baker Boy track from the playlist and this week we introduce two-piece Electric Fields from Adelaide, NSW-based rappy DOBBY and Jessica Mauby who is an established pop singer and actor born and raised in Darwin. We also feature four of the acts that are playing this years Arts On The Fly festival in Horsefly, BC, including This Way North from Australia!


Podcast #342

June 23, 2018

Featuring Will Guthrie, Baker Boy, The Hearts and more

Spencer P. Jones – ‘What Is Life In Jail?’ [AU]
Spencer P. Jones and the Escape Committee – ‘When I’m No Longer Poor’ [AU]
Spencer P. Jones and the Escape Committee – ‘The Bogans (are having all the fun)’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Even – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Baker Boy – ‘Mr La Di Da’ [AU]
Parlour Panther – ‘Cherry Blossoms’ [CA]
Hazy – ‘Who By This Fire’ [CA]
Echo Nebraska – ‘Follow Me’ [CA]
Kalyna Rakel – ‘Who Knew’ [CA]
The Hearts – ‘Sunshine’ [CA]
The Slocan Ramblers – ‘Sun’s Gonna Shine In My Backdoor Some Day’ [CA]
Will Guthrie & Greg Kingston – ‘One’ [AU]

We start the show with three more tracks from Spencer P. Jones, this time all coming from his solo records before two tracks from Melbourne bands Camp Cope and Even, both called ‘The Opener’ and the opening tracks from their respective latest albums. After this week’s selection of new Canadian tracks, including the latest single from Edmonton’s The Hearts, we end the show with a lengthy ambient/experimental track from France-based Australian percussionist Will Guthrie, who recently played one of the Quiet City shows in Vancouver.


Podcast #341

June 16, 2018

Featuring Spencer P Jones, Tired Lion, Origami Army and more

The Johnnys – ‘There’s Gonna Be A Showdown’ [AU]
Beasts Of Bourbon – ‘Execution Day’ [AU]
Spencer P Jones – ‘Clementine’ [AU]
Alien Weaponry – ‘Kai Tangata’ [NZ]
Tired Lion – ‘Where Were You?’ [AU]
West Thebarton – ‘Stuck On You’ [AU]
Glorious Sons – ‘Everything Is Alright’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Stay Lost’ [CA]
Eamon Mc Grath – ‘Chlorine’ [CA]
Sam Tudor – ‘Chlorine’ [CA]
Origami Army – ‘The Dream’ [CA]

Acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Spencer P Jones has sadly been diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Spencer has had a lengthy and productive career in Australia since the late 70s. This week we air a track from one of his 10 solo albums, along with a track-a-piece from the seminal outfits The Johnnys and the Beasts of Bourbon whose ranks Spencer was part of for many years. Donations for Spencer’s ongoing living & medical costs can be made here.


Podcast #340

June 9, 2018

Featuring Painters and Dockers, Frog Eyes & Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys 

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘I Want You Back’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Dig It Up’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘I Was A Kamikazi Pilot’ [AU]
Painters and Dockers – ‘Holidays On Ice’ [AU]
Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Sugar Still Melts In The Rain’ [AU]
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – ‘Away’ [AU]
Dennis Ellsworth – ‘She’s Never Wrong’ [CA]
Wax Mannequin – ‘People Can Change’ [CA]
The Once – ‘I Can’t Live Without You’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher & the Subs – ‘Slogging Away’ [CA]
Frog Eyes –  ‘Your Boss’s Shirt’ [CA]
Hello Blue Roses – ‘Love Goes On’ [CA]
Ed Kuepper – ‘Best Interests At Heart’ [AU]

Hoodoo Gurus have launched a record club where one album will be released every month, in chronological order. First up is their debut record Stoneage Romeos. We air three tracks from this classic at the top of the show. Then we’re into new Aussie music, starting with a surprise come-back single from Painters & Dockers. ‘Holidays On Ice’ is their first recording in over 20 yrs. And our selection of new Canadian music includes a track from the final Frog Eyes record Violet Psalms and the Hello Blue Roses cover of the Go-Betweens ‘Love Goes On’, which is the final track on their Trade Winds record.