Posts Tagged ‘Jess Cullen’

Stranded podcast #155

June 9, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstanded-podcast-155/

* Featuring interviews with two Australian ex-pat musicians: Vancouver-based vocalist,  Jess Cullen and Montreal-based MC, Craig Thorn (Cee) *

Today we interview two Australian ex-pat musicians of two different cities and musical genres – Vancouver-based vocalist,  Jess Cullen and Montreal-based MC, Craig Thorn (Cee).  Jess hails from a small community in Central Queensland.  She relocated to Vancouver a few years ago at the tail end of a world trip.  Jess talks about her cross-continental musical journey, and we sample some tracks you will hear at her self-titled record release next Tuesday night at the Electric Owl, including first single ‘Old Piano’.

Craig Thorn who goes by the MC name Cee, likewise took the life-changing step to Canada to continue his career, along with his brother Notion.  Craig compares the musical landscapes of Melbourne and his adopted home of Montreal and speaks to the challenges involved in sustaining a musical career as an ex-pat Aussie overseas.  And keep listening to hear about his involvement in the burgeoning hip karaoke movement that is taking North America by storm!

Also featured on the show are some of this weekend’s Music Waste Festival bands and brand new singles from the latest Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy collaboration and singer-songwriter Mark Moldre.  The show concludes with a full run-through the classic ‘Cathy’s Clown’ CD single from You Am I (1995), which was produced by Lee Ranaldo.

Jess Cullen – ‘The Ant-Hill’ [AU]
Interview with Jess Cullen Pt 1
Jess Cullen – ‘Old Man Song’ [AU]
Interview with Jess Cullen Pt 2
Jess Cullen – ‘Old Piano’ [AU]
Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy – ‘Brother Moon, Sister Sun’ [AU]
Mark Moldre – ‘Where Will I Be?’ [AU]
Pups – ‘Take Your Shoes Off’ [CA]
Pups – ‘Cement’ [CA]
Lunchlady – ‘DNA’ [CA]
Imaginary Pants – ‘Channels’ [CA]
Cee – ‘Babylon Wailing’ [AU/CA]
Interview with Cee Pt 1
Cee – ‘Prom Night’ [AU/CA]
Interview with Cee Pt 2
Cee – ‘Road Trippin’ [AU/CA]
Interview with Cee Pt 3
You Am I – ‘Cathy’s Clown’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Hi-Way Fi’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Gira E Respira’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘In The Street’ [AU]

Featured video:  iLLvibe, Notion and Cee – ‘Roadtripin’ [2013]

Podcast #144

March 23, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-144/

* Featuring a mix-bag of great new Cancon tunes *

I recently discovered a curious compilation LP in the CiTR record library that is perfect for the show -‘Beyond The Southern Cross – A Compilation of Indie Recordings from Australia and New Zealand’.  ‘Beyond The Southern Cross’ was released as a double vinyl album by Ink Records (INK 4D) in 1984 and features tracks by notable underground bands who were active in the late 70s/early 80s.  We play from the compilation two tracks a piece by Tactics and legendary Flying Nun band The Clean, from New Zealand.

The remainder of the show is dedicated to showcasing recent releases by a superb crop of Canadian independent artists, many of who have recently been touring extensively throughout Canada, and even Scandinavia for Jenny Ritter.  Brave Parents is the hypnotic new project from Shane Turner who has recently relocated from Vancouver to Toronto.  Another real treat today is two tracks by Eamon McGrath from the Pegasus sessions of demo recordings that were recorded during the autumn of 2011, prior to last year’s last year’s Young Canadians.

Tactics – ‘National Health’ [AU]
Tactics – ‘The Usual’ [AU]
The Clean – ‘Billy Two’ [NZ]
The Clean – ‘Point That Thing Somewhere Else’ [NZ]
The Matinee – ‘L’Absinthe’ [CA]
Two Hours Traffic – ‘Magic’ [CA]
Jamison Troy –  ‘I Still Have Things That Belong To You’ [CA]
Jenny Ritter – ‘Cold House Song’ [CA]
Fist Full ‘O Snacks – ‘MeYouYouandMeYesYouandMeYouMe’ [CA]
Fist Full ‘O Snacks – ‘Hello Goodbye’ [CA]
Jess Cullen – ‘Kia’ [AU]
Brave Parents – ‘Don’t Ask’ [CA]
Brave Parents – ‘Party Box’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Plot Thick It Grows’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘A History Of Canadian Music’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Instrument of My Release’ [CA]
Aunts and Uncles – ‘Fictional’ [CA]

Featured video – Brave Parents – ‘Party Bag’ [2013]

Stranded podcast #142

March 1, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-142/

* 2013 Fundrive special! *

What a big show!  We raised a stack of money for the CiTR Radio 101.9fm annual Fundrive.  Congrats to Stephen for winning the two tickets to the sold out Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Vancouver show and George for winning the Blundstone boots from the Australian Boot Company on 4th Ave.  Thanks also to Josh of Moloch Records and Chris from Baseone Guitars for donating prizes.

It is really, really important for listeners and supporters to contribute to the financial back-end of college/community radio so that passionate programmers can continue supporting independent culture and provide a voice to the under-privileged in our communities.   You can still donate online for an instant tax receipt.

The Fundrive Finale will be held on March 8 at Chapel Arts.  If you live in Vancouver, come on down and support the local music community and pick up a copy of the latest CiTR Pop Alliance vinyl compilation record 🙂

Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Chains Of Love – ‘Lies, Lies, Lies’ [CA]
Cub – ‘Magic 8 Ball’ [CA]
Vancouver Nights – ‘Naikoon Park’ [CA]
Nat Ripepi – ‘I Will Not Fall’ [AU]
Sam Buckingham – ‘Shackles’ [AU]
Adalita – ‘Hot Air’ [AU]
Nick Cave and Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’ [AU/CA]
Nick Cave and Deborah Harry – ‘Free To Walk’ [AU/US]
Dalanah Gail Bowen – ‘Them Menz’ [CA]
Jess Cullen – ‘Piano Song’ [AU]

Featured video:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Henry Lee’ (with PJ Harvey) [1997]