Podcast #323

January 24, 2018

Young Charlatans – ‘Shivers’ [AU]
Thought Criminals – ‘More Suicides Please’ [AU]
The Lipstick Killers – ‘Hindu Gods Of Love’ [AU]
Cog – ‘The Middle’ [AU]
Hex – ‘Runes / Ruins’ [NZ]
Kardajala Kirridarra – ‘Abala Barlawa’ [AU]
Miss White Spider – ‘Blue Moon’ [CA]
Milk and Bone – ‘Deception Bay’ [CA]
Faith Healer – ‘& Waiting’ [CA]
Chris-A-Riffic – ‘I Was At The Height Of My Powers’ [CA]
storc – One Women, Two Eyes

Cog are back! This Sydney-based progressive rock trio were prominent on the live circuit in the early 2000s before going on hiatus seven years ago. We air their new powerful and slow-burning single this week’s show.

Also featured this week is a stunning ambient track from Kardajala Kirridarra, a collaborative project between women of the community of community of Marlinja, NT and Melbourne-based producer Beatrice ‘Nalyirri’ Lewis.  We’re also delighted to introduce listeners to an electronica artist based in Williams Lake, BC, named Miss White Spider. You can hear the lead-off track ‘Blue Moon’ from new album Butterfly, which as her bandcamp site describes, is a prime example of Miss White Spider’s music ‘sharing and dreaming, yearning and showing up’.

Podcast #322

January 20, 2018

Featuring The Victims, Chris-a-riffic, Camp Cope and more

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Be My Guru’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Bye Bye Girl’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Charlie’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Jen Cloher – ‘Lost Myself’ [AU]
Chris-a-riffic – ‘Memorial Cup’ [CA]
The Courtneys – ‘Silver Velvet’ [CA]
storc- ‘Said It All’ [CA]
Perpetuals – ‘I’ [CA]
Pill Crusher – ‘Vaccine’ [CA]
Yellow Jacket Avenger – ‘No Chorus Here’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Body’ [CA]

Two-thirds of The Victims, originally from Perth, WA, reformed recently, and recruited Hard-Ons bassist Ray Ahn, for a series of very well received shows in Australia. This precipitated a recording session, including the track ‘Charlie’, which was written by drummer James Baker, way back in the 70’s, about the late Charles Manson.  We air that short punchy track at the top of the show, along with The Victims classic 1978 single ‘Television Addict’.

I’m overjoyed to air a track from the long-awaited full-length from Chris Ashler’s Chris-a-riffic project, titled Post Season! Chris is a much-loved Vancouver-based piano teacher and host of CiTR’s long running Parts Unknown show. I’m grateful for Chris’ friendship and encouragement over the years and look forward to airing more tracks from the album in upcoming shows.

Podcast #321

January 6, 2018

Featuring Dave Dobbyn, The Eastpointers, Geoff Berner and more

The La De Das – ‘Gonna See My Baby Tonight’ [NZ]
Split Enz – ‘I Got You’ [NZ]
Dave Dobbyn – ‘Loyal’ [NZ]
Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr – ‘Kalega’ [NZ]
Scalper – ‘Rooks Ravens Magpies’ [NZ]
Yumi Zouma – ‘December’ [NZ]
VISSIA – ‘Mountaineer’ [CA]
Buffy Sainte-Marie – ‘You’ve Got To Break Free’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Tinseltown Swimming In Blood’ [CA]
The Eastpointers – ‘Two Weeks’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Super Subtle Folk Song’ [CA]
Cosmic Psychos – ‘Back In Town’ [AU]

It’s a brand new year here on Stranded we’re kicking it off by featuring a stack of tracks from Kiwi artists. i was delighted to discover that New Zealand had it’s very own power-house 60s British-invasion style band called The La De Das. As you can hear from the single ‘Gonna See My Baby Tonight’, the La De Das were most certainly world class, and they achieved considerable success in both New Zealand and Australia before they split in 1975. And lots of great new music from Canada on the show, as always, including new tracks from legends Buffy Sainte-Marie and Geoff Berner. And we introduce listeners to VISSIA from Edmonton, and  traditional folk act The Eastpointers from Prince Edward Island who recently wrapped up their first tour of Australia.

Podcast #320

December 2, 2017

Featuring Coyote, Dizzy, The Ruffled Feathers & more

Exploding White Mice – ‘Burning Red’ [AU]
New Race – ‘Alone In The End Zone’ [AU]
Psychotic Turnbuckles – ‘Groove To The Eye’ [AU]
Coyote – ‘Serpent Hollywood’ [NZ]
This Way North – ‘Make It Work’ [AU]
Alexander Biggs – ‘Figure It Out’ [AU]
Dizzy – ‘Swim’ [CA]
Bull North – ‘Wrecker’ [CA]
Bridal Party – ‘Fruitless’ [CA]
The Ruffled Feathers – ‘Burgundy’ [CA]
Jasper Sloan Yip – ‘In The Living Room’ [CA]
Larissa Tandy – ‘The River’ [CA]
Rose Melberg – ‘Take Some Time’ [CA]

We start the show with a classic from 80s Sydney-based garage punk band The Psychotic Turnbuckles. It was fascinating to learn that the band was originally formed in California by former professional wrestlers who emigrated to Australia after being banned from the Pismo Beach Wrestling Alliance by a promoter! We’re pleased to introduce 2-piece Kiwi band Coyote and Melbourne-based solo artist Alexander Biggs and you can also hear new tracks from established Vancouver bands The Ruffled Feathers and Jasper Sloan Yipp.

Podcast #319

November 25, 2017

Featuring Jay Gilday, Steph Cameron, Bad//Dreems and more

AC/DC – ‘Bad Boy Boogie’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Girl’s Got Rhythm’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Rock n Roll Damnation [AU]
Bad//Dreems – ‘By My Side’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Firewood and Candles’ [AU]
Dan Sultan – ‘Magnetic’ [AU]
Terra Lightfoot – ‘Paradise’ [CA]
Steph Cameron – ‘Daybreak Over Jackson Street’ [CA]
Gord Downie – ‘Bedtime’ [CA]
100 Mile House – ‘Hiraeth’ [CA]
Jay Gilday – ‘Guess I’ll See You’ [CA]
Best Fern – ‘Morning Side’ [CA]
Screemfeeder – ‘Who’s Counting?’ [AU]

RIP to rhythm guitar legend Malcolm Young of AC/DC. Malcom passed away this week after battling with dementia which sidelined him from touring in 2014. We air three AC/DC classics at the top of the show before introducing listeners to a great contemporary Aussie rock band – Bad//Dreems of Adelaide. You can also hear great new tracks from Aboriginal artist Dan Sultan, First Nations artist Jay Gilday of Edmonton, Saskatoon’s Steph Cameron and more.