Posts Tagged ‘Blocktreat’

Podcast #345

July 24, 2018

Featuring Dave Graney, Rick Reid, Veneer and more

Regurgitator – ‘Like It Like That’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘My Friend Robot’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘Don’t Stress’ [AU]
Dave Graney – ‘Gloria Grahame’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Make It Work’ [AU]
Scarlet Drive – ‘Abusement Park’ [AU]
Blocktreat – ‘She Rattles (f. Jess Hll)’ [CA]
Red Monkey Black King – ‘Winter Woman’ [CA]
Pharis and Jason Romero – ‘Sweet Old Religion’ [CA]
Rick Reid – ‘anamoly’ [CA]
For Esmé – ‘For Others’ [CA]
Veneer – ‘Unsure’ [CA]

Seminal Brisbane-based three-piece Regurgitator has a new album on the way this August titled Headroxx. We’ll certainly be airing track from that record in due course, but in the meantime, we introduce the band to new listeners with three tracks from the band’s extensive back catalogue. We also feature the latest single titled, Gloria Graham, from the brilliant Dave Graney, who has been active in Australian music since the late 70s. And lots of quality new Canadian music including tracks from three more of the acts who played at Arts On The Fly 2018 – Blocktreat, Red Monkey Black King and Pharis and Jason Romero.

Podcast #291

November 26, 2016

Featuring an interview with electronica act Speaker Face

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2 [CA]
Leonard Cohen – ‘Democracy’ [CA]
Leonard Cohen – ‘You Want It Darker’ [CA]
Nick Cave – ‘Suzanne’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Magneto’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘It’s Not Too Late’ [AU]
Speaker Face – ‘Driftwood’ [CA]
Interview with Speaker Face
Speaker Face – ‘Vertical’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Follow Your Stupid Heart’

Regular listeners will know that the show has generally been rock n roll and folk-based, so I’m pleased this week to branch out into featuring an innovative Toronto-based electronica act named Speaker Face.  I caught up with Eric and Trent of the band post-show and recorded a great interview where they speak of the origins of the band and the uniqueness of their blend of electronica and traditional instruments.  One half of Speaker Face is American so we  also commiserate over the recent US election results…

Stranded podcast #273

May 25, 2016

Featuring an interview with electronica artist Blocktreat

Neil Finn – ‘She Will Have Her Own Way’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Sleepeater’ [NZ]
Dimmer – ‘Seed’ [NZ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Multilove’ [NZ]
The Prophet Hens – ‘Popular People’ [NZ]
Sunset 71 – ‘Inside’ [NZ]
Blocktreat – ‘Love Through Lies’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Hinterland Steez’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘She Rattles (feat. Jess Hill)’ [CA]
Drum and Bell Tower – ‘Path To Walk Road To Pave’ [CA]

May is New Zealand Music Month! To celebrate we devote the first half of the show to some stellar Kiwi tunes including classics from Neil Finn, Shihad and Dimmer. And we introduce listeners to two contemporary acts – Sunset 71, a modern rock band from Auckland with some epic hooks, and The Prophet Hens from the perennial musical hotbed of Dunedin who have just released their second record on Fishrider Records.

If you tuned in last week you would have heard a track from the new Blocktreat album ‘Exciting New Adventures In Fucking Up.’ This week we speak with Brandon Hoffman aka Blocktreat in person! Brandon speaks to the unique bluegrass/electronica inspiration of his project, and life as an independent musician based in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.

Featured video: Blocktreat – ‘Follow Your Stupid Heart’ [2016]

Stranded podcast #272

May 18, 2016

Tracks from AC/DC, The Response, Supermoon and more

AC/DC – ‘Problem Child’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Sin City’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Shake Your Foundation’ [AU]
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Jolly’ [AU]
Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’ [AU]
The Response – ‘You Wanted To Go’ [NZ]
Blocktreat – ‘Comfortable With Sin’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Hinterland Seez’ [CA]
Jo Passed – ‘Pet Crows’ [CA]
Supermoon – ‘Witching Hour’ [CA]
The Constantines – ‘National Hum’ [CA]

It’s timely to revisit the hard-rock institution AC/DC this week given the recent shock announcement of ‘new guy’ singer Brian Johnson being sidelined with a hearing issue and Axl Rose taking on vocal duties for the remainder of the ‘Rock or Bust Tour’. This follows the sad departure of Malcolm Young following his diagnosis of early on-set dementia. You’ll hear a couple of Bon Scott era classics and a mid-80s Brian Johnson era single.

We’re pleased to introduce some new artists this week including Australian shoe-gaze band Bloodhounds On My Trail and The Response, duo from New Zealand who have recently relocated to Vancouver, making them ideal for this show! You’ll also hear a couple of tracks from innovative BC electronica artist Blocktreat who we will be interviewing for an upcoming show.

Featured video: AC/DC – ‘Sin City’ (live) [1979]