Posts Tagged ‘Destroyer’

Standed 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!

Featured video: Wax Mannequin – ‘Body Black’ [2012]

Stranded 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.

Featured video: Red Sun Band – ‘Devil’s Song’ [2004]

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)

Stranded podcast #261

August 28, 2015
  • Featuring a phone interview with alt/country duo The W Lovers *

Today on the show we feature a phone interview with an alt/country duo from Seattle, WA who feature a Kiwi in their ranks! The W Lovers one half Fleur Wood (who we know previously from a previous interview as Fleur Jack), and her partner Wesley Wood. Fluer and Wesley had a chance meeting at a Seattle music store when Fleur was her first solo tour of the US. Sparks flew and Fleur and Wesley began dating and eventually writing songs in the Americana genre. Their musical partnership, The W Lovers, has solidified quickly and this dynamic pairing have already played over 100 shows together in just one year. Tune in to hear Fleur and Wesley speak about their remarkable first meeting and what it’s like to be in a productive songwriting partnership with a significant other.

Featured video: The W Lovers – ‘The Middle Of Nowhere (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #260

August 15, 2015
  • Featuring Tall Dwarfs, Fake Tears, Destroyer, Scalper and more *

A mixed back of tracks today starting with a classic from kiwi lo-fi pioneers Tall Dwarfs followed by the Chris Knox solo classic ‘Not Given Lightly’. We introduce listeners to the intense protest songs of Disgruntled Tax Payers from Brisbane and a couple of tracks from the debut full-length ‘Night Shifting’ (Mint Records) from Fake Tears of Vancouver. We also feature three outstanding cuts from the brand new Destroyer record ‘Poison Season’!

Featured video: Scalper – ‘Puppets’ [2015]