Posts Tagged ‘Hard-Ons’

Podcast #347

August 25, 2018

Featuring an interview with Kerryn Fields

Hard-Ons – ‘Test’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘What Would Stiv Bators Do?[AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Shadow Self’ [AU]
Kerryn Fields – ‘Nowhere Faster’ [NZ]
Interview w/Kerryn Fields Pt 1
Kerryn Fields – ‘Just Because’ [NZ]
Interview w/Kerry Fields Pt 2
Kerryn Fields – ‘Trains and Whistles’ [NZ]
Jeff Andrew – ‘Cambie & Cordova’ [CA]
Old.Soul.Rebel – ‘Lose Control’ [CA]
Kimmortal feat. Ostwelve – ‘Activation’ [CA]

This week, after re-visiting the back-catalogue of Sydney-based punk legends Hard-Ons,  we introduce listeners to singer-songwriter Kerryn Fields.  Kerryn was born and bred in New Zealand, and has since established herself in the eclectic Melbourne music scene. I was fortunate to see Kerryn play a set at this year’s Arts Wells Festival and then meet her to record an interview. Tune in to hear Kerryn speak about the leap of faith she took to travel relocate to Australia, with only a few songs written at the time, which has lead to her first Canadian tour after much inspiration and hard work. You can also hear tracks from some more artists who played Arts Wells – Jeff Andrew, Old.Soul.Rebel, Kimmortal and Ostwelve.

Podcast #322

January 20, 2018

Featuring The Victims, Chris-a-riffic, Camp Cope and more

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Be My Guru’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Bye Bye Girl’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Charlie’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Jen Cloher – ‘Lost Myself’ [AU]
Chris-a-riffic – ‘Memorial Cup’ [CA]
The Courtneys – ‘Silver Velvet’ [CA]
storc- ‘Said It All’ [CA]
Perpetuals – ‘I’ [CA]
Pill Crusher – ‘Vaccine’ [CA]
Yellow Jacket Avenger – ‘No Chorus Here’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Body’ [CA]

Two-thirds of The Victims, originally from Perth, WA, reformed recently, and recruited Hard-Ons bassist Ray Ahn, for a series of very well received shows in Australia. This precipitated a recording session, including the track ‘Charlie’, which was written by drummer James Baker, way back in the 70’s, about the late Charles Manson.  We air that short punchy track at the top of the show, along with The Victims classic 1978 single ‘Television Addict’.

I’m overjoyed to air a track from the long-awaited full-length from Chris Ashler’s Chris-a-riffic project, titled Post Season! Chris is a much-loved Vancouver-based piano teacher and host of CiTR’s long running Parts Unknown show. I’m grateful for Chris’ friendship and encouragement over the years and look forward to airing more tracks from the album in upcoming shows.

Podcast #297

February 2, 2017

Featuring tracks from Tiddas, Dan Sultan, Sunday Morning and more

Tiddas – ‘Anthem’ [AU]
Leah Flanagan – ‘September Song’ [AU]
Dan Sultan – ‘The Same Man’ [AU]
Larissa Tandy – ‘Harder, Heavier’ [AU]
Henry Wagons – ‘Head Or Heart’ [AU]
Some Jerks – ‘Hunter’ [AU]
Sunday Morning – ‘Can’t Find You’ [CA]
Woodpigeon – ‘Canada’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘I Can’t Be Shaved!’ [CA]
Do Tell – ‘Careful, Careful’ [CA]
Harley Small – ‘What Could Go Wrong’ [CA]
Colourful Language – ‘Prehistoric Lovers’ [CA]
Hard-Ons – ‘Fallen Star’ [AU]

Singer-songwriter, and previous Stranded guest, Larissa Tandy recently tweeted an ‘Invasion Day’ list of tracks by quality Australian Aboriginal musicians and we feature three of these tracks at the top of the show.  You will hear from Tiddas, Leah Flanagan and Dan Sultan. We introduce listeners Brisbane-based three-piece Some Jerks, as well as air a track from the long awaited debut from Vancouver’s Sunday Morning, who feature former Tank Hog bandmates Bruce Wilson and Stephen Hamm.

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 #258

August 4, 2015

* Singer-songwriter Janaya Salmond LIVE in the CiTR studio *

This week’s extra special guest is a fresh face to Vancouver’s singer-songwriter scene – Janaya Salmond. Janaya comes from a musical family and has been surrounded by great songwriting all her life, as her father is a music producer. Janaya is a talented multi-instrumentalist and she chose to accompany herself on the show with an uncommon instrument known as a strum-stick. Tune in to hear Janaya soulfully execute two of her original compositions that will no doubt be on her forthcoming debut album!

Featured video: Janaya Salmond – ‘For Joni’ (live) [2015]