Posts Tagged ‘Neil Young’

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 #262

August 29, 2015
  • Featuring an interview with indie-folk act Ocean Leaves *

This is another week where our special guest has a connection to both Australia and Canada.  Timothy Poitras is a Canadian national who married an Australian and settled in the Blue Mountains region in NSW.  Listeners may recall we interviewed Timothy in 2013 when he had released his first EP under the name Ocean Leaves.  Timothy has since relocated to Brisbane, where he has fleshed out the Ocean Leaves sound with a full band, and together they have recorded the ‘Winter Heart’ EP.  According to the band’s press release ‘the first single, Yellowknife, is a lush, spooky ballad about longing and the darkness it can create inside you.’  You can hear that impressive track on the show today as well as Timothy speaking enthusiastically about this new collaborative phase of his musical life.

Featured video: Ocean Leaves – ‘Skin’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #249

May 24, 2015

* Acoustic musician Tom West LIVE in the CiTR studio *

This week marked the end of the very long running ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. One of the regular features that made the show so appealing was the regular world class musical acts that played. About a dozen Australian acts were fortunate enough to perform on the show over the years and we kick off the show this week with recordings of three of the featured acts – INXS, Midnight Oil and The Vines!

Our musical guest this week is Adelaide-based acoustic musician Tom West! Only a year ago Tom made the courageous decision to leave a career as a lawyer to pursue his music full-time and this has led to his first mini show-case tour of some key Canadian cities. Tune in to hear three wonderful acoustic tracks and Tom chatting about his songwriting process.

Featured video: Tom West – ‘Easy Love’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #234

January 31, 2015

* Melbourne-based performer Larissa Tandy LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today we invite onto the show extra special guest, singer-songwriter Larissa Tandy! Larissa is fixture on the world-class Melbourne music scene, as a performer and booking agent and she has recently relocated with her Canadian partner to Vancouver, BC.  Larissa has built a strong following back home with her work with the vocal harmony-infused, roots/indie cross-over act Strine Singers (which also features her brother Ryan).  That band has a long-awaited full length in the works, and in the mean time Larissa is keen to showcase her solo work with fresh audiences in Canada.  You can hear Larissa perform three lyrically-rich original songs live in the CiTR studio, as well as a selection of tunes from some of her favourite contemporary Melbourne-based acts.

Featured video: Larissa Tandy – ‘Shut Down’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #216

September 19, 2014

* Featuring the space-rock opera ‘Children Of The Sun’ by Billy Thorpe *

One of my favourite things to do is to purchase an Australian vinyl record on my travels here in Canada, that I can then play on ‘Stranded’.  I recently discovered a record I’d never heard of but have since discovered it’s regarded as somewhat of a classic – ‘Children Of The Sun’, by rock legend Billy Thorpe.  Billy began his musical career at the tender age of 9 and went to front a 60s British-invasion style pop group, The Aztecs, which morphed into a loud, bluesy beast of a band that is most famous for the hit ‘Most People I Know Think That I’m Crazy’.  In 1976 Billy made the plunge into the US market and found himself initially ignored by a country who had no idea that he was more-or-less the king of rock n roll in Australia.  The resulting record, ‘Children Of The Sun’ (1979), actually ended up charting in the US.  You can hear some of the wild ‘space rock’ sounds of this concept record on the show today.  MG

Featured video:  Broadwing – ‘Commerce’ [2014]