Posts Tagged ‘mi’ens’

Stranded podcast #296

January 25, 2017

Tracks from Skinny Puppy, Henry Wagons, A.B Original and more

Skinny Puppy – ‘Assimilate’ [CA]
The Lowest Of The Low – ‘Salesmen, Cheats and Liars’ [CA]
Henry Wagons – ‘Santa Fe’ [AU]
Miss Peach and the Travellin’ Bones -‘Two Guns’ [NZ]
A.B Original – ‘January 26’ [AU]
Trozzo & the Electric Few – ‘Raygun’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Waving Hand’ [CA]
Mi’ens’ – ‘Prussian Ellipses’ [CA]
The Klenners – ‘Hearts Are Beating’ [CA]
Cora Koogan – ‘Cool’ [CA]
Jenny Banai – ‘Alright’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Myriad Harbour’ [CA]

We kick off the show with two more tracks from the Huffington Post list of 100 Best Canadian Songs – this time a track apiece from industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy and Toronto-based indie band The Lowest Of The Low.  Then straight into brand new music from Melbourne based alt-country singer Henry Wagons, who is touring western Canada next month.  We air the politically incisive hip-hop track ‘January 26th’ from A.B Original and introduce listeners to kiwi band Miss Peach and the Travellin’ Bones who have just released their debut on AAA records.  And lots of great new Canadian music, as always, starting with tracks from three acts on the roster of Vancouver’s Kingfisher Bluez label. Enjoy!

Featured video: A.B Original – ‘January 26’ [2017]

Stranded podcast #295

January 12, 2017

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Oren Barter

Change Of Heart – ‘There You Go’ [CA]
Joel Plaskett Emergency – ‘Nowhere With You’ [CA]
A Tribe Called Red – ‘Electric Pow Wow Drum’ [CA]
Scraps – ‘Touch Blue’ [AU]
Free Time – ‘Who Owns The Moon? [AU]
Oren Barter – ‘New York City’ [CA]
Oren Barter – ‘Can’t Watch You Go’ [CA]
Interview with Oren Barter
Oren Barter – Body Of Lies (live) [CA]
Oren Barter – ‘You Set Me Up’ (live) [CA]
Mi’ens – ‘Dewey Decibel System’ [CA]

Regular listeners know that I kick off the show each week with a few older tunes, typically from Australia or New Zealand. I was pleased to stumble across a list of ‘100 Best Canadian Songs Ever‘ by Huffington Post this week that’ll be ideal for educating Australian listeners about the rich heritage of Canadian popular music. We start this week with classics from A Tribe Called Red, Joel Plaskett and Toronto-based indie band Change Of Heart with their 1992 single ‘There You Go’.

It was real pleasure to chat with our first special guest of 2017 – singer-songwriter Oren Barter, who was born and bred in central BC. Oren took time out from packing before relocating to Vancouver Island, to fill us in on how he came to record his debut record ‘Written All Over Me’ (2010) and to play a couple of heart-felt acoustic tunes!

Featured video: Oren Barter – ‘You Set Me Up’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #237

February 21, 2015

* Featuring a retrospective on The Church *

Here on Stranded we periodically re-visit the exquisite and arguably peerless musical back catalogue of legendary Australian band The Church.  And it’s fitting this week given the band, who have been recording masterworks of lyrically-evocative guitar-driven psychedelia since 1980, are embarking on a North American tour in support of their 25th album ‘Further/Deeper’, which includes a date in Vancouver on 21 Feb!  A contingent of hard-core fans have expressed dismay with the departure of founding guitarist Marty Willson-Piper but it’s clear from listening closely to the new record, that replacement Ian Hague (formerly of Powderfinger) has very ably stepped in to fill Marty’s formidable shoes.

Featured video:  The Church – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #213

August 23, 2014

* Greg, John and Meshe from the ‘Love Is My Alibi’ compilation LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today we are joined in the studio by sound artist Greg Molesky, who has created a quality compilation of local singer-songwriters called ‘Love Is My Alibi’.  Greg’s idea was to ask some of his friends to pen a tune using the line ‘Love Is My Alibi’ as a lyric.  He was pleased to receive contributions from Greg Valou, Heidi McGurdy, John Buchanan, Theda Phoenix, Kelly Haigh, Terry Townson and Meshe.  Meshe and John were both available this evening and they join us in the studio to perform live with acoustic guitar, vocals and percussion!

Featured video: Meshe and Moon Circus – ‘Show Me Angels’ (live) [2012]

Stranded podcast #206

July 5, 2014

* Interview with Kim from Mi’ens and Adam Scott Baille LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We have two fine examples of hard-working local independent musicians as guests this week. First up is Kim Glennie, one part of two-piece math-rock band Mi’ens.  Kim brought down to the studio a test pressing of the debut full-length – hide ‘experimentalsparklenoisepop’ produced by Jesse Gander. Kim spins some tracks from the record and speaks eloquently about her previous year’s rewarding activity in the local music scene and plans for an upcoming over-seas jaunt.

Adam Scott Baille pops into the studio for the last half hour of the show, with guitar in hand and much to say about his sterling effort of his project ‘Back to the Vault – 50 Songs in 50 Days’. Adam has just completed the extraordinary feat of revising a handful of old tunes and writing and recording a huge number of new song, in just one month with song #50 to be released in a matter of days. Adam has also produced a video for each song. You can see Adam perform weekly at Displace Hashery.

Featured video: Adam Scott Baille – ‘Shine A Light On Me’ [2014]