Posts Tagged ‘Fake Tears’

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 #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]

Stranded podcast #259

August 11, 2015
  • Singer-songwriter Liz Stringer LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Occasionally a bona-fide Australian touring musician makes his or her way to Vancouver and even as far as CiTR radio for an interview and live session on Stranded! This week I jumped at the chance to meet one of Australia’s most respect singer-songwriters – the legendary Liz Stringer from Melbourne. Vancouver is the first stop on Liz’s inaugural Canadian tour. Listeners are in for a real treat as Liz shares three flawlessly written and soulfully performed acoustic songs. She also fills us in on the joys of her recent recording session in Portland, OR and speaks of her life in Melbourne, including her supportive musical connection with Mick Thomas of Weddings Parties Anything.

Featured video: Liz Stringer – ‘High Open Hills’ (live) [2013]

Stranded podcast #256

July 17, 2015

* Phone interview with the band Radioglo from Auckland New Zealand *

Today’s special guests are Gene and Heath from the band Radioglo. They phone all the way from their home of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand!  Radioglo came to my attention as one of the great bands on the AAA Records label, and I was determined to find out more about them.  You can hear this good-natured and talented pair speak of the joys of their songwriting partnership and the making of their eclectic and impressive debut record ‘In Between Time’.

Featured video: Radioglo – ‘Pusherman’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #202

June 6, 2014

* Interview with Shane Parsons from DZ Deathrays *

Shane Parsons, one half of Brisbane buzz-band DZ Deathrays phones through as this week’s special guest. Shane speaks fondly of bands from Central Queensland and the Brisbane music scene, and gives the listeners some insights into the recording of their second full-length ‘Black Rat’.

At the tall end of the show we feature a few of the multitude of local bands who are taking to various stages throughout the city of Vancouver for this weekend’s Music Waste Festival.

Featured video: DZ Deathrays – Northern Lights [2013]