Podcast #318

November 18, 2017

Featuring Casii Williams, Megan Nash, Feedtime and more

The Saints – ‘This Perfect Day’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Do The Pop’ [AU]
The Boys Next Door – ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ [AU]
The Smith Street Band – ‘Birthdays’ [AU]
Neighbourhood Void – ‘All Strung Out’ [AU]
Casii Willilams – ‘How Can I’ [AU]
Amelia Curran – ‘Watershed’ [CA]
Neil Young and the Promise Of The Real – ‘Already Great’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘High Ticket Attractions’ [CA]
Surf Dads – ‘Up All Night’ [CA]
Megan Nash – ‘Bad Poetry’ [CA]
Ellen Froese – ‘I Wish I Had A Foot Long Cigarette’ [CA]
Feedtime – ‘Motorcycle Girl’ [CA]

We’re delighted to introduce listeners to Casii Williams and her track ‘How Can I’ on today’s show. Casii hails from a remote community along with other artists featured on the excellent MusicNT Desert Divas Vol II compilation. We also air a track from Melbourne rock legends The Smith Street Band and a track-a-piece from three acts who are short-listed for this year’s SaskMusic Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2017 – Surf Dads, Megan Nash and Ellen Froese.


Podcast #317

November 11, 2017

Featuring Louise Burns, DM3, P76 and more

The Elois – ‘By My Side’ [AU]
Masters Apprentices – ‘Buried & Dead’ [AU]
The Creatures – ‘Ugly Thing’ [AU]
Peter Simpson – ”Return of the Dilettante’ [AU]
P76 – ‘Postcard from Bondi’ [AU]
DM3 – ‘Monsters’ [AU]
Twin Peaks – ‘One Long Year’ [CA]
Louise Burns – ‘Storm’ [CA]
Scenic Route To Alaska – ‘Love Keeps’ [CA]
Freak Dream – ‘Let Me Out’ [CA]
Dad Thighs – ‘Summer’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Black Part Of Light’ [CA]
The Eastern Dark – ‘Johnny & Dee Dee’ [AU]

We feature three more bands from the highly informative ‘The History of Australian Punk in 30 Tracks‘ blog post at the top of the set with a track apiece from The Elois, Masters Apprentices and The Creatures. All three of these proto-punk tracks were released way back in 1967. And you can also hear tracks from three of the acts who recently played the Canadian showcase in Sydney for Australian Music Week – Twin Peaks, Louise Burns and Scenic Route To Alaska!


Podcast #316

November 4, 2017

Featuring Dappled Cities, Victory Lap, Raleigh and more

Dappled Cities – ‘Stone Men’ [AU]
DMA’s – ‘Delete’ [AU]
The Jezabels – ‘Mace Spray’ [AU]
Victory Lap – ‘The Afterlife’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Colder Than Ice’ [AU]
Apostate Son – ‘Number One’ [NZ]
The Mojo Stars – ‘You Don’t Know Me and I Wish You Would’ [CA]
The Judys – ‘Freedom 85’ [CA]
We Found A Lovebird – ‘Winning Streak’ [CA]
Wares – ‘What You Want’ [CA]
Raleigh – ‘Just Kids’ [CA]
Custard – ‘Apartment’ [AU]

We kick off the show with a track a piece from top Sydney-based bands Dappled Cities, DMA’s and The Jezabels.  Melbournite Alex Badham of Aleks and the Ramps is back with his new solo project Victory Lap and we debut his single ‘Afterlife’ on this week’s show. Also featured this week are new tracks from Perth’s psychedelic champions Pond and Apostate Son out of Auckland, NZ, Wares from Edmonton, AB and Raleigh from Calgary, AB.


Podcast #315

October 28, 2017

Featuring Camp Cope, Compassion Gorilla, Lonely Stretch and more

Violent Soho – ‘Viceroy’ [AU]
The Preatures – ‘Girlhood’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘Lost: Season One’ [AU]
The Scientists – ‘Mini Mini Mini’ [AU]
The Scientists – ‘Perpetual Motion’ [AU]
Lonely Stretch – ‘Not Very Much’ [AU]
Tough Age – ‘Everyday Life’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Cover From The Sun’ [CA]
Night People – ‘More Than Rust’ [CA]
Compassion Gorilla – ‘Dirty Water’ [CA]
The Alkemist – ‘Splendid Isolation’ [CA]
Nathaniel Krikke – ‘It’s A Strange World’ [CA]
The Meanies – ‘Round In Circles’ [AU]

The legendary Scientists, fronted by Kim Salmon, are back with a surprise single Mini Mini Mini / Perpetual Motion – their first since the late 1980s! We air both tracks which feature the unmistakable swamp-rock sound that defined the records they released after emerging from Perth, WA in the late 70s. We introduce listeners to Melbourne band Camp Cope, Night People from Vancouver and Compassion Gorilla from Victoria, BC whose upbeat tracks feature a most excellent brass section.


Podcast #314

October 21, 2017

Featuring The Organ, Peter Hobbs, Real Ponchos and more

The Organ – ‘Don’t Be Angry’ [CA]
cub – ‘New York City’ [CA]
Carolyn Mark – ‘Edmonton’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Another Century’ [AU]
The Jezabels – ‘Come Alive’ [AU]
Peter Hobbs – ‘300 Yards Of Ground’ [NZ]
Geoff Berner – ‘The Ghost of Terry Fox’ [CA]
The Weather Station – ‘Thirty’ [CA]
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson – ‘Red: Indigenous Rising’ [CA]
Real Ponchos – ‘Passing Through’ [CA]
The Deep Dark Woods – ‘Fallen’ [CA]

At the top of the show we air a track-a-piece from past Mint Records acts The Organ, cub and Carolyn Mark. Then we’re into new tracks from the legendary Geoff Berner, The Weather Station and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson of the Haida Nation who also works in the field of aboriginal/environmental law. And we debut the moving single that composer Peter Hobbes of New Zealand has created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele. Track ‘300 Yards of Ground’ is based on a letter by Private Leonard Hart, one of the few Kiwi soldiers who survived the devastating battle of October 17, 1917.