Podcast #339

June 2, 2018

Featuring Kosmetika, Eamon McGrath, Jess Hart and more

Shihad – ‘The General Electric’ [NZ]
Pacifier – ‘Run’ [NZ]
The Adults – ‘One Million Ways’ [NZ]
Kosmetika – ‘Ya Uedu’ [NZ]
Being – ‘Fold Into The Sea’ [NZ]
Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men – ‘Emmigrant Song’ [NZ]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Vancouver Bound’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Wild Dogs Revisited’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Your Famous Ex-Lover’ [CA]
Jess Hart – ‘Vacation’ [CA]
Echuta – ‘Stay Engaged’ [CA]
Cool Fog – ‘New Eyes’ [CA]

New Zealand Month is now officially over, but not before our last first-half-of-show tribute to the quality sounds, past and present of our Kiwi musical friends. Much-loved  high energy alt-rock band Shihad’s classic The General Electric kicks off the show, followed by a Pacifier track (from Shihad’s ill-chosen name change to break the US market period) and another track from front-man Jon Toogood’s project The Adults. Then we introduce contemporary Kiwi acts Kosmetika, Being and Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men. And keep listening as we debut a track from Jess Hart‘s new record Sex and Bureaucracy, and air three tracks from the brand new Toronto-based artist Eamon McGrath‘s new record Tantrama, that was written and recorded in New Brunswick.


Podcast #338

May 27, 2018

Featuring The Adults, Midnight Shine, Future Star and more

The Chills – ‘Pink Frost’ [NZ]
The 3Ds- ‘Beautiful Things’ [NZ]
Chris Knox – ‘Not Given Lightly’ [NZ]
Wax Chattels – ‘In My Mouth’ [NZ]
Blazing Shade – ‘Grimoire’ [NZ]
The Adults – ‘Bloodlines’ [NZ]
Midnight Shine – ‘Leather Skins’ [CA]
Kristi Lane Sinclair – ‘Desire’ [CA]
Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Savages (ft. Drezus) [CA]
Hello Blue Roses – ‘Mock Orange Blossom’ [CA]
Future Star – All My Friends Pt II [CA]

Yes, we have been lacking in Aussie music content of late, but that’s because it’s still New Zealand Music Month! The first half of the show is dedicated to showcasing three more classic Flying Nun Records artists introducing Wax Chattels and Blazing Shade. We also air the brand new single from Jon Toogood’s side-project The Adults, called ‘Bloodlines’ which is inspired by a Sudanese tradition known as Aghani Al-Banat, in which female musicians express resistance to patriarchy. We also air tracks from three of the nominees from the recent Indigenous Music Awards in Canada – Midnight Shine, Kristi Lane Sinclair and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.


Podcast #337

May 20, 2018

Featuring Look Blue Go Purple, Sue Folley, Eli Moore and more

Look Blue Go Purple – ‘Cactus Cat’ [NZ]
Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – ‘Inside and Out’ [NZ]
Straitjacket Fits – ‘Down In Splendour’ [NZ]
System Corporation – ‘Apathy Is Easy’ [NZ]
Beastwars – ‘Call To The Mountain’ [NZ]
Eli Moore – ‘I Got This’ [NZ]
Frankie – ‘Dream Reader’ [CA]
Bison – ‘Anti War’ [CA]
Jo Passed – ‘MDM’ [CA]
Sue Folley – ‘Run’ [CA]
Innes Wilson – ‘As Ink Dries’ [CA]
Neko Case – ‘Bad Luck’ [CA]

We continue our spotlight on Kiwi music on this week’s show, as New Zealand Music Month continues for the month of May. Following three more Flying Nun Records classics, we introduce contemporary Kiwi acts System Corporation and Eli Moore and sludge metal band Beastwars who are featured on the Doomed and Stoned in New Zealand compilation (there’s a Doomed and Stoned in Canada compilation which we must feature in an upcoming show…). And keep listening for new Canadian tracks from Vancouver band Frankie and Innes Wilson of Guelph, ON.


Podcast #336

May 12, 2018

Featuring The Bats, Matt Langley, Lindi Ortega and more

The Clean – ‘Anything Could Happen’ [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Death and the Maiden’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Made Up In Blue’ [NZ]
DateMonthYear – ‘March’ [NZ]
Tony Daunt and the Dauntless – ‘Wildfire’ [NZ]
Matt Langley – ‘Delicate Sun’ [NZ]
Faith Healer – ‘Light Of Loving’ [CA]
Faith Healer – ‘& Waiting’ (live) [CA]
Sandra Sutter – ‘Mountain Song’ [CA]
Lindi Ortega – ‘Liberty’ [CA]
Megan Nash – ‘Salted Salamanders’ [CA]
Devin Townsend Project – ‘Stormbending’ [CA]

May is a great time to revisit the groundbreaking sounds of bands on the early Flying Nun Records roster, because it’s New Zealand Music Month! Tune in for classics from The Clean, The Bats and The Verlaines and then tracks from contemporary Kiwi acts DateMonthYear, Tony Daunt and the Dauntless, and Matt Langley, before this week’s top selection of new Canadian music.


Podcast #335

May 5, 2018

Featuring Ecca Vandal, David Francey, Sober Becky and more!

Beasts of Bourbon – ‘Chase The Dragon’ [AU]
Beasts of Bourbon – ‘Can’t Say No’ [AU]
Beasts of Bourbon – ‘So Long’ [AU]
Body Type – ‘Arrow’ [AU]
Even – ‘Little Piece’ [AU]
Ecca Vandal – ‘Your Orbit ft. Sampa The Great’ [AU]
Pharis and Jason Romero – ‘Sweet Old Religion’ [CA]
Dave Allen – ‘Plainview’ [CA]
David Francey – ‘Lonely Road’ [CA]
Danny Bell – ‘Yadda Yadda’ [CA]
Crones – ‘Gatorade’ [CA]
Sober Becky – ‘Exasperated on Your Couch’ [CA]
Neko Case – ‘Hell On’ [CA]

This week we air three Beasts of Bourbon tracks that bassist Brian Hooper co-wrote and played on. Hooper sadly passed away late in April after being diagnosed with lung cancer last year. Also on the show we play Melbourne-based Ecca Vandal‘s track ‘Your Orbit’ (check out the cool video inspired by 90s hip hop and female empowerment). And then we’re into the Canadian part of the show with brand new tracks from Juno Award winning folk artists David Francey and Pharis and Jason Romero. An eclectic mix of tracks as always!