Podcast #368

April 28, 2019

Featuring Angie McMahon, The Scientists, The Jins and more

AC/DC – ‘Ride On’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Gone Shootin’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘DT’ [AU]
Courtney Barnett – ‘Everybody Here Hates You’ [AU]
The Scientists – ‘Braindead (Resuscitated)’ [AU]
Angie McMahon – ‘Pasta’ [AU]
The Jins – ‘Pop Song’ [CA]
Wise Child – ‘Hurricane’ [CA]
At Mission Dolores – ‘Four’ [CA]
B.A Johnston – ‘I Miss 90s Hash’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Guts’ [CA]
METZ – ‘Escalator Teeth / On and On’ [CA]

We air the brand new Courtney Barnett single on today’s show along with a surprise new track from the legendary swamp rock/noise band The Scientists called ‘Braindead (Resuscitated)’ – their first recording in 30 years! In the Canadian half the show, you can hear tracks from three BC-based bands, which I discovered from the great blog Permanent Rain Press The Jins, Wise Child and At Mission Dolores.


Podcast #367

April 21, 2019

Featuring PUP, Abigail Lapell, Pugs & Crows and more

The New Pornographers – ‘The Laws Have Changed’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Failsafe’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – War On The East Coast’ [CA]
Sunrise Beach – ‘Tidal Romance’ [NZ/AU]
Regurgitator – ‘Don’t Stress’ [AU]
Scott Riley – ‘Hard Luck’ [AU]
Megan Nash – ‘Deer Head’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Guts’ [CA]
PUP – ‘Morbid Stuff’ [CA]
Abigail Lapell – ‘Gonna Be Leaving’ [CA]
PIQSIQ – ‘Akuglugu: Then You Stir’ [CA]
Willy Blizzard – ‘Old Coot II’ [CA]
Pugs & Crows – ‘Postcards From Hospital Beds’ [CA]

This week, after airing three classics from The New Pornographers, we introduce alt-pop trio Sunrise Beach, originally from New Zealand but now located on the east coast of Australia, with the title track off their debut EP, Tidal Romance. We also have brand new singles to air from quality Canadian artists Megan Nash and Eamon McGrath and the debut single of Western Australian-based singer songwriter Scott Riley.


Podcast #366

April 6, 2019

Featuring The Fauves, The Honey Tongues, Daniel Romano and more

The Fauves – ‘Thin Body Thin’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Dwarf On Dwarf’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Self Abuser’ [AU]
Kyle Maher – ‘Serenity’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Tasmania’ [AU]
Tiny Fighter – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
Daniel Romano – ‘All The Reaching Trims’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Super Subtle Folk Song’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Me In Glue’ [CA]
Seer – ‘Seven Stars, Seven Stones’ [CA]
The Honey Tongues – ‘Healthy God’ [CA]

Melbourne band The Fauves, who formed in 1988, are back soon with their 12th album. I can’t wait to hear more of the bands delightfully skewed melodies and the lyrical witticisms of Andy Cox. We kick off today’s show with singles from the band’s first three albums, including 90s hit ‘Self Abuser.’ Perth’s psychedelic masters Pond are back with a new single called ‘Tasmania’ which you can hear along with a selection of new Canadian tracks from Geoff Berner, Tough Age and more.


Podcast #365

March 3, 2019

Featuring Norine Brown, Kerry Ryan, Swim Team and more

Aldous Harding – ‘Stop Your Tears’ [NZ]
Aldous Harding – ‘Blend’ [NZ]
Aldous Harding – ‘Horizon’ [NZ]
Philip La Rosa – ‘Fable’ [AU]
Great Gable – ‘Cool Mind Blue’ [AU]
The Beasts – ‘Pearls Before Swine’ [AU]
Norine Brown – ‘Sleeping Buffalo’ [AU]
Kerry Ryan – ‘Stranded’ [CA]
PHYSIA – ‘Cool Cat’ [CA]
Ivory Towers – ‘Sand Witches’ [CA]
Swim Team – ‘Rabbit’ [CA]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Pipe Lines’ [CA]
You Am I – ‘Embarrassed (live)’ [CA]

Aldous Harding is a Kiwi-based folk singer-songwriter of outstanding quality, who has released records on both Flying Nun Records and 4AD. You can hear three tracks from these records on today’s show and we’ll keep an eye out for new tunes that are sure to be on their way. New Australian tracks after that including a single from Perth-based Great Gable and we introduce PHYSIA, the basement project of Victoria-BC-based James Bings, included with our top mix of new Canadian tunes.


Podcast #364

February 16, 2019

Featuring tracks from the Severed Heads Brave New Waves session

Severed Heads – ‘Halo (Intro) (live)’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘Big Blue Is Back? (live)’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘Harold and Cindy Hospital (live)’ [AU]
Short Shadows – ‘Nothing Good Comes Out of Preston’ [AU]
Georgia Reed – ‘Colours’ [AU]
DRMNGNOW – ‘Ancestors ft. Kee’ Ahn’ [AU]
Saltwater Hank – ‘Old Hazleton’ (live) [CA]
Lisa LeBlanc – ‘5748 KM (live)’ [CA]
Chief N’ Council – ‘Holy Ghost’ (live) [CA]
Olivia’s World – ‘Cereal Boxes’ [CA]
Alien Boys – ‘Bender’ [CA]
We Found A Love Bird – ‘Never Would Have Guessed’ [CA]
Adam Winn – ‘Song For The North’ [CA]
Tumbleweed – ‘I Remember’ [AU]

We have a real treat at the top of this weeks show – tracks from a 1986 set from pioneering Australian electronic act Severed Heads, which was recorded live-to-air in Canada, for the Brave New Waves show on CBC radio. Severed Heads, most known for the re-mix of their hit ‘The Dead Eyes Opened’, formed in 1979 and eventually had records released on Nettwerk Records in Canada, and toured with Skinny Puppy. It was during this tour that the live set was recorded and it wasn’t made available until it was released on bandcamp last year. You can hear three tracks from the set today. You can also hear more live tracks, this time from the new ‘Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90​​.​​9 FM.’