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.


Podcast #361

January 30, 2019

Featuring Colter Wall, Carla Geneve, The Sylvia Platters and more

The Mark of Cain – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
The Mark of Cain – ‘The Interloper’ [AU]
The Mark of Cain – ‘Milosovic’ [AU]
The Ocean Party – ‘What It’s Worth’ [AU]
Carla Geneve – ‘Greg’s Discount Chemist’ [AU]
Emma Louise – ‘Falling Apart’ [AU]
Colter Wall – ‘Saskatchewan In 1881’ [CA]
Jack Semple – ‘Walkin” [CA]
Belle Plaine – ‘Gold Ring’ [CA]
Only A Visitor – ‘Ghosts’ [CA]
Pretty Eyes For Captain America – ‘Me And Thanatos Down By The Schoolyard’ [CA]
The Sylvia Platters – ‘Morning Ritual’ [CA]
The Meanies – ‘Conan’ [AU]

This week, after a mix of new and old Oz music, we air a track a piece from the top three in The Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2018 list, as voted by fans through the Saskmusic poll. These records are ‘Songs of the Plains’ by Colter Wall (#3), ‘Can’t Stop This Love’ by Jack Semple (#2) and Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath by Belle Plaine (#1). And keep listening for a track from the brand new record ‘Technicolour Education’ by Vancouver-based chamber-pop outfit Only A Visitor.