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.


Podcast #313

October 14, 2017

Featuring Barker Boy, Twerps, Lisa Muswagon and more

The Black Diamonds – ‘I Want, Need, Love You’ [AU]
The Loved Ones – ‘Everlovin’ Man’ [AU]
The Atlantics – ‘Come On’ [AU]
Twerps – ‘It’s Time’ [AU]
Travis Caudle – ‘Out On A Limb’ [AU]
Barker Boy feat Yirrmal – ‘Maryunna’ [AU]
Julie and the Wrong Guys -‘Love and Leaving’ [CA]
The Pack AD – ‘Dollhouse’ [CA]
Lisa Muswagon – ‘Rabbit Travels Hwy 6’ [CA]
Mapstone – ‘Life Sweet Life’ [CA]
Respectful Child – ‘Trickle’ [CA]
Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)

At the top of this week’s show we feature three more bands listed on the most excellent article The History Of Australian Punk in 30 Tracks – The Black Diamonds, The Loved Ones and The Atlantics. We’re still in the 1960s with this list so plenty more bands to come!

We air a track that Melbourne-based guitar-pop outfit Twerps have contributed to the Thirty Days of Yes subscription mixtape of Australian bands. The tape was developed in response to the controversial Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, and tape supports the LGBTQI+ community, particularly the youth community who don’t have a voice in the public debate. And lots of great new Canadian music including a track from Lisa Muswagon of Pimicikamak Cree Nation and a meticulously crafted violin piece from Respectful Child out of Saskatoon.


Podcast #312

October 7, 2017

Featuring The Dishrags, The Plodes, No Sister and more

Pointed Sticks – ‘Out Of Luck’ [CA]
The Dishrags – ‘Past Is Past’ [CA]
The Enigmas – Windshield Wiper’ [CA]
Roo – ‘Selkie’ [AU]
No Sister – ‘Romantic Notion’ [AU]
Juliette Seizure & the Tremor-Dolls – ‘Wasted On You’ [AU]
Moths and Locusts – ‘Strange Space’ [CA]
Julie and the Wrong Guys – ‘You Wanted What I Wanted’ [CA]
Chad Van Gaalen – ‘Old Heads’ [CA]
KMVD – ‘Build Something Else’ [CA]
The Plodes – ‘Denny’s Steak Dinner’ [CA]
Uptights – ‘Edge Of The Earth’ [CA]
Peter Foldy – ‘Face the Music’ [CA]
The River Jordon- ‘No Future No Past’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Hawaii’ [CA]

This week we bring you three more tracks from the George Straight’s ‘highly subjective list of the 50 best-ever songs to spring from Vancouver‘ – a track apiece from punk-era legends Pointed Sticks, The Dishrags and The Enigmas. We introduce Brisbane band Roo and Nanaimo, BC-based space rock outfit Moths and Locusts and debut new tracks from Julie Doiron and past Stranded-interviewees The River Jordon and Peter Foldy!