Posts Tagged ‘Destroyer’

Podcast #310

September 24, 2017

Featuring tracks from Jen Cloher, Sam Tudor, The Judys and more

The Easybeats – ‘Wedding Ring’ [AU]
The Missing Links – ‘You’re Driving Me Insane’ [AU]
The Purple Hearts – ‘Just A Little Bit’ [AU]
Cosmic Psychos – ‘Better In The Shed’ [AU]
Vacant Valley – ‘Microflarn’ [NZ]
Jen Cloher – ‘Forgot Myself’ [AU]
Destroyer – ‘Tinseltown Swimming In Blood’ [CA]
Woolworm – ‘Deserve To Die’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘Walked All The Way Home’ [CA]
Only A Visitor – ‘Visiting Light’ [CA]
Sam Tudor – ‘New Apartment’ [CA]
Le Plaisir – ‘Childblaims’ [CA]
The Judys – ‘Kiss My Ass’ [CA]

We kick off the show with three tracks listed on the most excellent online article ‘The History Of Australian Punk in 30 Tracks’. The list is chronological so we begin with 60s tracks from the legendary Easybeats, The Missing Links and the Purple Hearts before following in the coming weeks with the 70s and onwards. The Cosmic Psychos are back! We air new single ‘Better In The Shed’ (language warning), as well as lots of top quality new tracks from Jen Cloher, Destroyer, Sam Tudor and more.

Podcast #307

September 2, 2017

Featuring an interview with This Way North

Destroyer – ‘Canadian Lovers/Falcon’s Escape’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘It’s Gonna Take An Airplane’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Sky’s Grey’ [CA]
This Way North – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Interview with This Way North Pt 1
This Way North – ‘Pretty Much’ [AU]
Interview with This Way North Pt 2
This Way North – ‘Pressure’ [AU]
Sir Reginald – ‘Stand Up’ [AU]
Shiny Coin – ‘Catfish’ [AU]
Spit – ‘Pinch Hitter’
John Sahunta – ‘Sing Me To Life’ [CA]
Gerry Hannah – ‘Rejuvenation’ [CA]

The ever prolific Dan Bejar of Vancouver has another Destroyer record on the way called ken. We debut first single ‘Sky’s Grey’ on the show today after two tracks from his older records Thief and Your Blues. Then we’re straight into an interview with fantastic two-piece Melbourne band This Way North. I caught up with Cat and Leisha of the band at this year’s Arts Wells festival (which thankfully went ahead despite the BC wildfires). We air three This Way North singles as well as tracks from the Shiny Coin/Spit split record and a track a piece from Josh Sahunta of Edmonton, AB and Sir Reginald who got in touch with us from Australia (don’t forget to get in touch with us via email if you’d like your independent tunes aired on the show).

Podcast #288

October 21, 2016

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Wax Mannequin

Laughing Clowns – ‘Holy Joe’ [AU]
Laughing Clowns – ‘Law of Nature’ [AU]
Laughing Clowns – ‘Eternally Yours’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – Friends with the Neighbour’ [AU]
Jack and the Kids – ‘Alone’ [AU]
Emilee South -‘Howl’ [AU]
Wax Manneqiin –  ‘Body Black’ [CA]
Interview with Wax Mannequin
Wax Mannequin – ‘End of Me’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Southern Soul’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher and the Subs – ‘Flowers In My Eyes’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Times Square, Poison Season II’ [CA]

We kick off this week’s show with three tracks from Ed Kuepper‘s first post-The Saints band called the Laughing Clowns. This seminal project, which mixed the diverse influences of free jazz, bluegrass and krautrock, was active between 1979 and 1984 and gained a cult following in Australia and Europe, before Kuepper embarked on his long running and much lauded solo career. We follow up with brand new Australian music from Jack And The Kids and Emilee South.

Our guest this week is Ontario-based singer-songwriter Wax Mannequin. I had the good fortune of seeing Wax play a live show recently and was blown away by his unique melodic sensibility and sophisticated musicianship. Wax Mannequin has been a fixture on the Canadian independent music scene since 2000 with 7 records and countless tours and festival appearances to his name. Tune in to hear two Wax Mannequin tracks and an articulate chat which includes reminiscences of his adventures on tour in Australia!

Podcast #276

July 17, 2016

Featuring Rocket Science, Darren Hanlon, Late Spring and more 

The Sleepy Jackson – ‘Cavities’ [AU]
The Red Sun Band – ‘Devil’s Song’ [AU]
Rocket Science – ‘Burn In Hell’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – ‘Free Passage To Mars’ [AU]
Darren Hanlon – ‘When You Go’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘Go’ [AU]
Heaven For Real – ‘Subliminal’ [‘CA]
Black Mountain – ‘Florian Saucer Attack’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Girl In A Sling’ [CA]
We Found A Lovebird – ‘Mess We Call The West’ [CA]
Late Spring – ‘Jelly’ [CA]
Ace Martens – ‘Palm Springs’ [CA]
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Piece Of Crap’ [CA]

Double J radio in Australia is a great source of quality new music. I ran across an article on their website recently called ‘9 Australian bands from the 2000s worth revisiting’ and we’re playing three of these acts a the top of show – The Sleepy Jackson, The Red Sun Band and my personal favourite who i remember seeing live in concert, Rocket Science, featuring theremin-wielding, wild front-man Roman Tucker!

Lots of great new music on the show, as always, including renowned Australian songwriter Darren Hanlon and a track from The Valery Trails, a unique band who have more recordings than live performances under their belts given that part of the band lives in Australian and the other in Houston, Texas.

Stranded podcast #265

September 24, 2015
  • Featuring the ‘Human Frailty’ album by Hunters and Collectors *

Along with a great mix of new Canadian music, this week we also feature all four of the singles from the classic Hunters and Collectors album ‘Human Frailty’. I lucked upon a CD copy of the album at Zulu records recently (thanks Grant!). Led by songwriter Mark Seymour, Hunters and Collectors formed in 1981 in Melbourne and by the time of recording ‘Human Frailty’ had become a powerful presence on the Australian pub rock scene. This 1986 landmark record for the band was noted for it’s effective melding of guitar and horn driven hard rock and intense lyrics about sexual politics and alienation. Featuring such classic songs as ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ It’s a fine entry point into the catalogue of one of the all time great Australian bands.

Featured video: Hunters and Collectors – ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ (1986)