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Podcast #147

April 13, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-147/

* Featuring an introduction to 1990s inner-city Sydney band Crow and the brand new single from New Zealand’s Matt Langley *

Crow were a brooding, explosive, and highly influential alternative band who were a fixture of Sydney’s thriving music scene in the 90s. Featuring the song-writing partnership of Peter Fenton and Peter Archer, Crow existed from 1988-1999, before a 2007 reformation that is still running. Today on the show we feature two tracks from the unconventional, yet powerful Steve Albini produced full-length ‘My Kind Of Pain’ (1993).

Matt Langley is surely one of the top current songwriting talents from New Zealand. Following the well-received ‘Featherbones’ LP and his award for best New Zealand country song for ‘7:13’, Matt returns with his highly anticipated sophomore release, Virginia Avenue. Today we feature the brand new single from that soon-to-be released long-player.

And we wrap up the show with a few more tracks from the Safe Amplification Society compilation of 2012 that show-cases a range of top-notch Vancouver indie bands.

Crow- ‘Railhead’ [AU]
Crow -‘How and Why Wonder’ [AU]
Crow – ‘Stray Leanne’ (live) [AU]
The Church – ‘Snowfaller’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Pantechnicon’ [AU]
Liam Finn – ‘Neurotic world’ [NZ]
Liam Finn – ‘Cold Feet’ [NZ]
Matt Langley – ‘I Told You So’ [NZ]
Matt Langley – ‘7:13’ [NZ]
Gaze Vectors – ‘Song 1’ [AU]
Gaze Vectors – ‘Green Light’ [AU]
Katie and the Lichen – ‘Kiss and Run’ [CA]
Thee Ahs – ‘Corey’s Coathangers’ [CA]
Bleating Hearts – ‘Solid Hearts’ [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘Old Man’ [CA]

Featured video: Crow – ‘Railhead’ (1992)

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]