Posts Tagged ‘Apollo Ghosts’

Podcast #401

May 2, 2020

Featuring Kira Puru, Century Egg, Evan Thomas and more

The Drones – ‘Sharkfin Blues’ [AU]
Augie March – ‘One Crowded Hour’ [AU]
Architecture In Helsinki – ‘Heart It Races’ [AU]
Baker Boy – ‘Move’ [AU]
Kira Puru – ‘Idiot’ [AU]
Andy White – ‘Empty Streets Of Florence’ [AU]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Streets Of Fire’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Comes In Waves’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘God’s Country’ [CA]
Evan Thomas – ‘ADD’ [CA]
Jody Glenham – ‘Talking Out Loud’ [CA]
Century Egg – ‘Can We Play’ [CA]
Hard-Ons – ‘Sri Lanka’ [AU] has posted The History Of Australian Indie Rock In 30 Essential Tracks. The list starts from 1988 but i’m going to pick up from 2005 which is around the time I started travelling and wasn’t paying as much attention to oz music as I should have. After three classics from that era, we debut ‘Streets of Florence’, a track Andy White and collaborators recorded in March and April swapping files from lockdown in Italy and Melbourne. Then it’s three tracks from the surprise LP from Apollo Ghosts titled Local Delivery Only, a selection of covers of the Ghosts’s favourite Vancouver artists and bands.

Podcast #386

October 5, 2019

Featuring tracks from the new Popboomerang compilation 

Broken Social Scene – ‘Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)’ [CA]
Broken Social Scene – ‘Swimmers’ [CA]
Broken Social Scene – ‘Handjobs for the Holidays’ [CA]
Loose Pills – ‘City of Thieves’ [AU]
Glomesh – ‘Crawlin’ Up AC/DC Lane’ [AU]
Little Murders – ‘Noisy Cats’ [AU]
The New Pornographers – ‘You’ll Need a New Backseat Driver’ [CA]
Haviah Mighty – ‘In Women Colour’ [CA]
Fly Pan Am – ‘Distance Dealer’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Western Red Cedar’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Campground Philosophy’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘1983 Cassette’ [CA]
Di Brito – ‘B Waltz’ [CA]

This week, after three tracks from the Broken Social Scene self titled release from 2005, we share some previously unreleased tracks from the band new compilation from Pop Boomerang label titled Shake Yer Popboomerang Vol 3 – Various Artists. This excellent Australian label, which specializes i melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock, has been in business since 2005, and we’ll surely air more tracks from their back-catalogue in the future. Also on the show are three tracks from the brand new Apollo Ghosts record!

Stranded podcast #151

May 11, 2013

*Featuring an interview with Australian musician and former resident of Vancouver, Tizza Taylor *

Grant McLennan passed away seven years ago this week, at age 48, from an unexpected heart attack at his home in Brisbane, Queensland.   This was the same city where he formed the literate and influential band The Go-Betweens, with songwriting partner Robert Forster, in 1977.   Today on the show we feature some choice cuts from some classic Go-Betweens records, and McLennan’s solo recordings.

Earlier this year I had a chance meeting with Tizza Taylor, an Australian traveller and former resident of Vancouver.  Tizza is a musician and tour manager who had the good fortune to work the Jimmy Little Foundation that was established by the highly respected Aboriginal performer Jimmy Little, to raise awareness of health issues impacting Aboriginal people in Australia.  Tune in today to hear Tizza’s fascinating story and insights into the life of the late Jimmy Little.

The Go-Betweens – ‘In the Core of the Flame’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens – ‘The House That Jack Kerouac Built’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens –  ‘Love Goes On’ [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘Easy Come Easy Go’
Grant McLennan – ‘Black Mule’ [AU]
Jack Frost – ‘I Thought That I Was Over You’ [AU]
Interview with Tizza Taylor Pt 1
Jimmy Little – ‘Baby Blue’ [AU]
Interview with Tizza Taylor Pt 2
Jimmy Little – ‘Royal Telephone’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Cattle and Cane’ [AU]
Interview with Tizza Taylor Pt 3
East Journey –  ‘Guwak’ [AU]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Palm Of My Hand’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Landmark’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Weekend Fantasy’ [CA]

Featured video – Jimmy Little – ‘Cattle and Cane (live) [1999]

Stranded podcast #127

September 22, 2012

* 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 podcast #122

August 11, 2012

* Featuring a retrospective on Cold Chisel *

Cold Chisel are a bluesy hard-rock band from Adelaide, South Australia, who became hugely popular in Australia and New Zealand in the late 7os and 80s.  Fronted by the hard-drinking Scotsman Jimmy Barnes and blessed with the intelligent songwriting of keyboardist Don Walker, Cold Chisel managed to tap into the sound and lyrical message that Australian working class audiences were hungry for during this period in time.  Today I feature 6 tracks from the band’s classic period, including the timeless ‘Khe Sanh’ which is a moving and anthemic tune about a solider’s experience during the Vietnam War. 

For band new Australian music this week you can hear a song apiece from roots musicians  ‘The Stetson Family’ and the fabulous soul-rock singer Liz Stringer, as well as a live track from John Butler.

Also on today’s show I re-visit Australian blues guitarist Michael Charles, who has been based in Chicago for the past decade or so.  Michael is passionate about honoring the legendary blues artists of the past and he is currently recording a series of single releases called ‘Under The Covers’ where he covers songs that have inspired his own blues journey. Today you can hear ‘Going Down’, originally by Don Nix and b-side, a live version of ‘The Sky Is Crying’ by Elmore James.

And we wrap up the show with tracks from the latest releases by Vancouver bands Apollo Ghosts and Japandroids.  MG

Cold Chisel – ‘Standing On The Outside Looking In’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Choir Girl’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Cheap Wine’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘You Got Nothing I Want’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Flame Trees’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Khe Sanh’ [AU]
The Stetson Family – ‘Fools Gold’ [AU]
Liz Stringer – ‘In Anybody’s Language'[AU]
John Butler Trio – ‘Mystery Man’ (live) [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘Going Down’ [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘The Sky Is Crying (live) [AU]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Landmark’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – Weekend Fantasy’ [CA]
Japandroids – ‘Adrenaline Nights’ [CA]
Japandroids – ‘Younger Us’ [CA]

Featured video – Cold Chisel – ‘Khe Sanh’ (1978)