Posts Tagged ‘Aleks and the Ramps’

Stranded podcast #127

September 22, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120921-180641-to-20120921-193527.mp3

* Featuring an interview with Francesca Mountfort, cellist from Nervous Doll Dancing [NZ] and Pt III of Sara Lapsley’s interview with Pete and Donal of Vancouver glam/punk band Scratch Bastard *

This week the third CD release from Franscesca Mountfort, a classically-trained cellist from Wellington New Zealand, landed in my mail box at CiTR radio.  Francesca, who performs under the name Nervous Doll Dancing, is presenting her highly original show, Eidolon, this Friday and Saturday night at Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive in Vancouver (get there early for dinner!).  Nervous Doll Dancing is currently a duo, featuring the mesmerizing musicality of Mountfort on cello, accompanied by an innovative visual projection of puppetry and illustration by Tom Hume. Today you can hear my interview with Francesca, in which she speaks about her relationship with her instrument and describes the hypnotic cinematic soundscape that is Nervous Doll Dancing.

In last week’s show, Sara Lapsley shared the first two parts of her interview with Pete and Donal from legendary Vancouver glam punk band Flash Bastard. Their debut record ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’, was recorded in 2000 for Nikki Sixx’s label Americoma, but never saw a release as they were dropped from the label. Flash Bastard re-recorded the album and it is finally seeing a 2012 release. Part III of Sara’s interview with these affable rockers airs today, along with some more tunes to help get you in the groove for the album’s UK release and, hopefully, future touring.

Today I’m playing some tracks from indie-pop stalwarts Jebediah – two singles from their 2011 release, ‘Kosciuszko’ – their
fifth full-length since forming in Perth, WA in 1994.  You can also hear a track from Melbourne grunge-rockers Arcane Saints who are playing the British Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Vancouver on 22 Sept, as well as three bands from the Safe Amp Society Compilation 2012.

Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘Sneaky’ [NZ]
Interview with Francesca from Nervous Doll Dancing (Pt 1)
Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘You Are My Eidolon’ [NZ]
Interview with Francesca from Nervous Doll Dancing (Pt 1)
Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘Meditation For Coco’ [NZ]
Jebediah – ‘Lost My Nerve’ [AU
Jebediah – ‘She’s a Comet’ [AU]
Aleks and the Ramps – ‘Finish’ [AU]
Arcane Saints – ‘Nervous Breakdown’ [AU]
Flash Bastard – ‘Printed ‘n Cuffed’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt III
Flash Bastard – ‘Bastard’ [CA]
Flash Bastard – ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘What They Do, They Do’ [CA]
Aunts & Uncles – ‘Fictional’ [CA]
Bleating Hearts – ‘Solid Hearts’ [CA]

Featured video:  Nervous Doll Dancing – ‘Melbourne Fringe Festival’ (Live) [2010]

Stranded playlist 18 November 2011

November 19, 2011

* ‘Stranded’ Fundrive Show, 2011, featuring in studio guests, Coco, Keith and Sara of Vancouver band The Gay, re-united for the Mint Records 20th Anniversary Party on 25 Nov at the Waldorf Hotel!*

http://www.mintrecs.com/

Eddie Current Supression Ring – ‘Get Up Morning’ [AU]
Aleks and the Ramps – ‘Middle Aged Unicorn…'[AU]
Bliss N Esso – ‘Coastal Kids’ [AU]
The Gay – ‘Opulent Canine’ [CA]
The Gay – ‘Vacation’ [CA]
The Gay – ‘Fishin’ Jim’ [CA]
Superconductor – ‘Bastard Overture’ [CA]
Vancouver Nights – ‘Two Spirited’ [CA]
Choir Practice – ‘Red Fox’ [CA]
The Gay – ‘Critics’ [CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20111118-180126-to-20111118-193518.mp3

Featured video:  The Choir Practice – ‘Fail Safe’ (2007)

Stranded playlist 2 Sept 2011

September 3, 2011

INXS – ‘Simple Simon’ [AU]
INXS – ‘We Are The Vegetables’  [AU]
INXS – ‘The One Thing’  [AU]
INXS – ‘To Look At You’  [AU]
INXS – ‘Kiss The Dirt (Falling Down The Mountain)’ [AU]
INXS – ‘Shine Like It Does’ [AU]
Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses – ‘What Do You Want Now?’ [AU]
Brothers Grimm and the Blue Murders – ‘Drunken Moon’ [AU]
The Re-Mains – ‘Your Reward’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘Super Happy Funtime’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘All Fake Everything’ [AU]
Aleks and the Ramps – ‘Bummer’ [AU]
3 Inches of Blood – ‘Lords of Change’ [CA]
Devin Townshend Project – ‘Fly’ [CA]
Sex With Strangers – ‘Two Theives’ [CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20110902-180100-to-20110902-193200.mp3

Featured video:  INXS – ‘The One Thing’ (1983)

Stranded 11 Oct 2010

October 11, 2010

*Featuring special guests Angus and Julia Stone who are preparing to play Vancouver on 12 Oct at Venue*

Angus and Julia Stone – ‘Big Jet Plane’ [AU]
Live telephone interview with Angus and Julia Stone
Angus and Julia Stone – ‘You’re The One That I Want’ [AU]
Angus and Julia Stone – ‘And The Boys’ [AU]
Even – ‘Bowie In My Dreams’ [AU]
Even – ‘I Have Nothing’ [AU]
Aleks and the Ramps – ‘Bummer’ [AU]
Beth n Ben – ‘Affirmation’ [AU]
B.A Johnson – ‘Love = NBA Jam’ [CA]
David Newberry – ‘Rabbit’s Foot’ [CA]
The Gruff – ‘Commercial Drive’ [CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20101011-110300-to-20101011-120700.mp3

Featured video: Angus and Julia Stone – ‘And The Boys’ [2009]