Podcast #349

September 16, 2018

Featuring Language Arts, Stella Donnelly, Invasives and more

OK Vancouver OK – ‘The Balcony’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Cat Calisthenics’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Houses’ [CA]
The Chills – ‘Complex’ [NZ]
The Hunter Express – ‘Friend of Mine’ [AU]
Stella Donnelly – ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ [AU]
Language Arts – ‘Luckiness (remix by Kaan Gunesberk)’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘It’s Getting Close’ [CA]
Dilly Dally – ‘Sober Motel’ [CA]
Invasives – ‘Hickapoos’ [CA]
Cloaca – ‘Golden Boy’ [CA]
Necking – ‘Ford Commercial’ [CA]

Our show begins this week with three tracks from the 4-track era of Jeff Johnson’s long-running project OK Vancouver OK, with all tracks recorded in the years 2004-2011. Amazingly, The Chills are back with a new album titled Snowbound and we air the single ‘Complex’ from this legendary Kiwi band fronted by Martin Phillips. And keep listening for Stella Donnelly‘s debut single which is a powerful statement commenting on the corrosive effects of rape culture, as well as new tracks from Vancouver bands Invasives, Cloaca and Necking.


Podcast #348

September 8, 2018

Featuring tracks from the late Spencer P. Jones and Vic Horvath

Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee – ‘Hot and Cold’ (live) [AU]
Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee – ‘Underclass’ (live) [AU]
Spencer P. Jones & the Escape Committee – ‘What’s Life In Jail’ (live) [AU]
Peter Black – ‘Rogue Cop’ [AU]
Kerryn Fields – ‘Smoke Up The River’ [NZ]
Tiny Fighter – ‘Hollow Talk’ [AU]
Vic Horvath – ‘Shiny Shotguns’ [CA]
Vic Horvath – ‘Nice Kiss’ [CA]
Vic Horvath – ‘Don’t Go Lightly’ [CA]
Friends of Foes – ‘Lucky Penny’ [CA]
Craig Robertson – ‘Cheap Old Watch’ [CA]

This week we pay tribute to two outstanding artists who have just left us – Australian guitarist and songwriter Spencer P.Jones and indie-folk artist Vic Horvath of Victoria, BC. As mentioned in a previous podcast, Spencer had been battling cancer for sometime before his passing. We air some live tracks from his solo project Spencer P. Jones and the Escape Committee at the top of the show. You can also hear three tracks from Vic Horvath’s debut EP West Coast Reign. This extraordinarily talented songwriter, originally from Calgary, passed suddenly this month.  They will be dearly missed by loved ones and fans alike.


Podcast #347

August 25, 2018

Featuring an interview with Kerryn Fields

Hard-Ons – ‘Test’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘What Would Stiv Bators Do?[AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Shadow Self’ [AU]
Kerryn Fields – ‘Nowhere Faster’ [NZ]
Interview w/Kerryn Fields Pt 1
Kerryn Fields – ‘Just Because’ [NZ]
Interview w/Kerry Fields Pt 2
Kerryn Fields – ‘Trains and Whistles’ [NZ]
Jeff Andrew – ‘Cambie & Cordova’ [CA]
Old.Soul.Rebel – ‘Lose Control’ [CA]
Kimmortal feat. Ostwelve – ‘Activation’ [CA]

This week, after re-visiting the back-catalogue of Sydney-based punk legends Hard-Ons,  we introduce listeners to singer-songwriter Kerryn Fields.  Kerryn was born and bred in New Zealand, and has since established herself in the eclectic Melbourne music scene. I was fortunate to see Kerryn play a set at this year’s Arts Wells Festival and then meet her to record an interview. Tune in to hear Kerryn speak about the leap of faith she took to travel relocate to Australia, with only a few songs written at the time, which has lead to her first Canadian tour after much inspiration and hard work. You can also hear tracks from some more artists who played Arts Wells – Jeff Andrew, Old.Soul.Rebel, Kimmortal and Ostwelve.


Podcast #346

July 30, 2018

Featuring Troy Kingi, Voivod, Rowan Dolighan and more

Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects – ‘I’m Going Back’ [AU]
The Missing Links – ‘You’re Driving Me Insane’ [AU]
The Loved Ones – ‘Sad Dark Eyes’ [AU]
Troy Kingi – ‘Antiknowledge’ [NZ]
Circle – ‘Our Imaginary Past’ [AU]
Kerryn Fields – ‘Nowhere Faster’ [AU]
Voivod – ‘Obsolete Beings’ [CA]
Bison – ‘Until The Earth Is Empty’ [CA]
Vic Horvath – ‘Tell All Your Friends’ [CA]
Rowan Dolighan – ‘Sunshine’ [CA]
Wax Mannequin – ‘People Can Change’ [CA]
We Found A Love Bird – ‘Jesus and Radiohead’ [CA]

In the first half of this week’s show, after three 60s classics from Australia, we air a track from the debut album from actor/musician Troy Kingi of Rotorua, New Zealand.  We also introduce Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Kerryn Fields who is touring Canada currently, and who is scheduled to perform at next weekend’s Arts Wells Festival.  And then we’re onto our weekly mix of brand new Canadian music including new singles from metal legends Voivod and Vancouver indie-rock band We Found A Love Bird.


Podcast #345

July 24, 2018

Featuring Dave Graney, Rick Reid, Veneer and more

Regurgitator – ‘Like It Like That’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘My Friend Robot’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘Don’t Stress’ [AU]
Dave Graney – ‘Gloria Grahame’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Make It Work’ [AU]
Scarlet Drive – ‘Abusement Park’ [AU]
Blocktreat – ‘She Rattles (f. Jess Hll)’ [CA]
Red Monkey Black King – ‘Winter Woman’ [CA]
Pharis and Jason Romero – ‘Sweet Old Religion’ [CA]
Rick Reid – ‘anamoly’ [CA]
For Esmé – ‘For Others’ [CA]
Veneer – ‘Unsure’ [CA]

Seminal Brisbane-based three-piece Regurgitator has a new album on the way this August titled Headroxx. We’ll certainly be airing track from that record in due course, but in the meantime, we introduce the band to new listeners with three tracks from the band’s extensive back catalogue. We also feature the latest single titled, Gloria Graham, from the brilliant Dave Graney, who has been active in Australian music since the late 70s. And lots of quality new Canadian music including tracks from three more of the acts who played at Arts On The Fly 2018 – Blocktreat, Red Monkey Black King and Pharis and Jason Romero.