Posts Tagged ‘Bench Press’

Podcast #332

April 14, 2018

Featuring tracks from the New Constellations Mixtape

The Saints – ‘Know Your Product’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘This Perfect Day’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘Orstralia’ [AU]
Jamie Hutchings – ‘December Park’ [AU]
Rachel Caddy – ‘Reach For Your’ [AU]
Bench Press – ‘Group Anxiety’ [AU]
Bella McWatch – ‘Ramen Noodles’ [CA]
Amanda Apuksikn – ‘Heavy Breathing’ [CA]
Caley Watts – ‘Lonely Fire’ [CA]
Chris-a-Riffic – ‘I Just Ran Out Of Friends’ [CA]
Swim Team – ‘Brick’ [CA]
Devours – ‘Garnet Graves’ [CA]
Fashionism – ‘Come On My Baby’ [CA]
Sunday Morning -‘When Sunday Morning Comes’ [CA]

Jamie Hutchings of venerable 90s band Bluebottle Kiss has a new album out called Bedsit, and we air track from it in the early part of the show, after a few cuts from the classic Saints record Eternally Yours (the single ‘Know Your Product’ was released 40yrs ago this month). Much of the show is devoted to airing three tracks a-piece from two quality Canadian compilations that have just been released online. Firstly, the New Constellations Mixtape, which presents the results of a mentorship program which paired Indigenous youth with musicians to help them hone their songwriting and DJ/production skills. And secondly the CiTR Radio Pop Alliance Vol.5 compilation!

Podcast #308

September 9, 2017

Featuring an interview with Oh Susanna 

Ron Sexsmith – ‘Speaking With The Angel’ [CA]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘Hard Bargain’ [CA]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘Worried Song’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘Tickets On The Weekend’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – Interview Pt 1
Oh Susanna – ‘Greyhound Bus’ (live) [CA]
Oh Susanna – Interview Pt 2
Oh Susanna – ‘Shame’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘My Old Vancouver’ [CA]
Boat Show – ‘The Big Smoke’ [AU]
Bench Press – ‘Burning Up’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Body Goals’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Brainscan’ [AU]

Outstanding Canadian artist, Oh Susanna, hosted the songwriting workshop at this year’s Arts Wells Festival. I caught up with Oh Susanna after her performance with a crack band of her friends from Toronto. You can hear that two part interview on the show this week, as well as tracks spanning from Oh Susanna’s debut EP to her current record ‘A Girl In Teen City’, a concept album based on her remembrances of Vancouver in the 1980s.  We also introduce listeners to the masterful Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, who has been active as a solo artist since the mid-80s. You can hear ‘Worried Song’ from Ron Sexsmith’s latest record The Last Rider, as well as two early singles at the top of the show.