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.


Podcast #344

July 7, 2018

Featuring acts playing at Arts On The Fly 2018

The New Pornographers – ‘Letter From An Occupant’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Streets Of Fire’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Whiteout Conditions’ [CA]
The Beths – ‘Happy Unhappy’ [NZ]
Total Control – ‘Laughing At The System 1’ [AU]
Emily Warramura – ‘Lady Blue’ [AU]
Apples – ‘Wave/Crow’ [CA]
Big Fancy – ‘Trail In The Dust’ [CA]
Saltwater Hank – ‘Fish Cannery’ [CA]
Rick Reid – ‘Singularity’ [CA]
Zakroczymska – ‘Somewhere New’ [CA]
Chain Whip – ‘6 Day Weekend’ [CA]
Deicha & The Voodoos – ‘Left Here’ [CA]
Strongboy – ‘Her Heart’ [CA]

A large range of quality artists will be converging on the town of Horsefly, BC on 13-14 July for Arts On The Fly, 2018! Sadly the yearly event was cancelled last year due to the BC Wildfires so artists and ticket-holders are excited for a big comeback this summer. This week we feature tracks from three of the acts playing at this year’s festival – Apples, Big Fancy and Saltwater Hank. Also with our weekly mix of new Australian music, we also introduce listeners to a fascinating Vancouver band named Zakroczymska, a duo named for the street that the two musicians met in Warsaw.


Podcast #343

June 30, 2018

Featuring Electric Fields, The Resignators, Dana Sippos and more

Electric Fields – ‘Don’t You Worry’ [AU]
DOBBY – ‘Peregrine’ [AU]
Jessica Mauby – ‘We Got Love’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Nothing To Say’ [AU]
The Resignators – ‘Party Date’ [AU]
Tash Sultana – ‘Salvation’ [AU]
Rae Spoon – ‘Do Whatever The Heck You Want’ [CA]
Wax Mannequin – ‘Squirmy Wormy’ [CA]
Dana Sippos – ‘Lean Times’ [CA]
One Below – ‘One Below’ [CA]
The Cole Patenaude Band – ‘Wonderful’ [CA]
Sarah Jane Scouten – ‘Bang Bang’ [CA]

I just discovered a wonderful Spotify playlist called Black Australia which showcases a huge list of Australian Aboriginal artists, both new and old. Last week we featured the new Baker Boy track from the playlist and this week we introduce two-piece Electric Fields from Adelaide, NSW-based rappy DOBBY and Jessica Mauby who is an established pop singer and actor born and raised in Darwin. We also feature four of the acts that are playing this years Arts On The Fly festival in Horsefly, BC, including This Way North from Australia!


Podcast #342

June 23, 2018

Featuring Will Guthrie, Baker Boy, The Hearts and more

Spencer P. Jones – ‘What Is Life In Jail?’ [AU]
Spencer P. Jones and the Escape Committee – ‘When I’m No Longer Poor’ [AU]
Spencer P. Jones and the Escape Committee – ‘The Bogans (are having all the fun)’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Even – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Baker Boy – ‘Mr La Di Da’ [AU]
Parlour Panther – ‘Cherry Blossoms’ [CA]
Hazy – ‘Who By This Fire’ [CA]
Echo Nebraska – ‘Follow Me’ [CA]
Kalyna Rakel – ‘Who Knew’ [CA]
The Hearts – ‘Sunshine’ [CA]
The Slocan Ramblers – ‘Sun’s Gonna Shine In My Backdoor Some Day’ [CA]
Will Guthrie & Greg Kingston – ‘One’ [AU]

We start the show with three more tracks from Spencer P. Jones, this time all coming from his solo records before two tracks from Melbourne bands Camp Cope and Even, both called ‘The Opener’ and the opening tracks from their respective latest albums. After this week’s selection of new Canadian tracks, including the latest single from Edmonton’s The Hearts, we end the show with a lengthy ambient/experimental track from France-based Australian percussionist Will Guthrie, who recently played one of the Quiet City shows in Vancouver.


Podcast #341

June 16, 2018

Featuring Spencer P Jones, Tired Lion, Origami Army and more

The Johnnys – ‘There’s Gonna Be A Showdown’ [AU]
Beasts Of Bourbon – ‘Execution Day’ [AU]
Spencer P Jones – ‘Clementine’ [AU]
Alien Weaponry – ‘Kai Tangata’ [NZ]
Tired Lion – ‘Where Were You?’ [AU]
West Thebarton – ‘Stuck On You’ [AU]
Glorious Sons – ‘Everything Is Alright’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Stay Lost’ [CA]
Eamon Mc Grath – ‘Chlorine’ [CA]
Sam Tudor – ‘Chlorine’ [CA]
Origami Army – ‘The Dream’ [CA]

Acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Spencer P Jones has sadly been diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Spencer has had a lengthy and productive career in Australia since the late 70s. This week we air a track from one of his 10 solo albums, along with a track-a-piece from the seminal outfits The Johnnys and the Beasts of Bourbon whose ranks Spencer was part of for many years. Donations for Spencer’s ongoing living & medical costs can be made here.