Posts Tagged ‘Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’

Stranded podcast #294

January 4, 2017

Featuring tracks from Magic Dirt, Gal Gracen, Swim Team and more

Magic Dirt – ‘Friends In Danger’ [AU]
Magic Dirt -‘Shovel’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘I Was Cruel’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Magneto’ [AU]
Oh Pep! – ‘Doctor Doctor’ [AU]
Middle Kids – ‘Edge Of Town’ [AU]
Gal Gracen – ‘The Hard Part Begins’ [CA]
Daniel Terrance Robertson – ‘House’ [CA]
Douse – ‘Unrest’ [CA]
Swim Team – ‘Sentez’ [CA]
Zaac Pick – ‘Bright Ideas’ [CA]

Bring on 2017!  Thanks for tuning in folks. We kick up the new year with three blistering tracks from Friends In Danger, the 1996 classic first full-length from Geelong’s Magic Dirt.   We follow up with another track from the stark new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree (I highly recommend watching the moving companion documentary One More Time With Feeling).   Lots of quality new music this week too, including the catchy debut single from Sydney three-piece Middle Kids and a tracks from Vancouverites Gal Gracen and Swim Team.

Featured video: Gal Gracen – ‘The Hard Part Begins’ [2016]

Stranded podcast #291

November 26, 2016

Featuring an interview with electronica act Speaker Face

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2 [CA]
Leonard Cohen – ‘Democracy’ [CA]
Leonard Cohen – ‘You Want It Darker’ [CA]
Nick Cave – ‘Suzanne’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Magneto’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘It’s Not Too Late’ [AU]
Speaker Face – ‘Driftwood’ [CA]
Interview with Speaker Face
Speaker Face – ‘Vertical’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Follow Your Stupid Heart’

Regular listeners will know that the show has generally been rock n roll and folk-based, so I’m pleased this week to branch out into featuring an innovative Toronto-based electronica act named Speaker Face.  I caught up with Eric and Trent of the band post-show and recorded a great interview where they speak of the origins of the band and the uniqueness of their blend of electronica and traditional instruments.  One half of Speaker Face is American so we  also commiserate over the recent US election results…

Featured video: Speaker Face – ‘Driftwood’ [2016]

Stranded podcast #284

September 14, 2016

Featuring part 2 of an interview w/outlaw country singer Joey Only

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Come Into My Sleep’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Nature Boy’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Jesus Alone’ [AU]
Liz Stringer – ‘Anyone’ [AU]
Megan Bernard – ‘Right In Front Of Your Eyes’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Don’t You Fly’ [AU]
Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘North of Number Seven’ [CA]
Interview with Joey Only
Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘Walker Rock’ [CA]
Chris Strickland – ‘Mammoth Husbandry’ [CA]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are back with their 16th full length titled Skeleton Tree. Early reviews indicate this is one of Nick Cave’s most powerful and emotionally resonate statements to date. The band were already ensconced in the studio when the tragic news broke of the death of Nick’s son following a falling accident.  Thus, the resultant record is infused with an unexpected poignancy. We start the show with two older Nick Cave tracks before airing the stark ‘Jesus Alone’ from Skeleton Tree.

In the second part of the show we feature new tracks from Aussie acts Liz Stringer, Megan Bernard and rockin’ Melbourne-based two-piece This Way North. We air part two of our interview with BC-based outlaw country singer Joey Only and finish up with a fascinating ambient/experimental piece by Montreal’s Chris Strickland, from his Animal Expert record.

Featured video:  This Way North – ‘Don’t You Fly’ (2016)

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]

Ozstranded podcast #205

June 28, 2014

* Daniel Martin of the Goatboys LIVE in the CiTR studio *

It’s fitting to revisit the sublime creative work of Nick Cave as he is returning to Vancouver with the Bad Seeds in a matter of days.  We start the show with a couple of lesser-known album tracks from the early days of the band’s career, as well as two more recent singles.

Another passionate guitar-slinging local artist makes the long #99 bus trip down Broadway to the studio today to chat and play some tunes.  Daniel Martin, originally from Ontario, fell in love with the nature and lifestyle of the West Coast and has made wide-ranging musical contributions through a number of projects, including party-rock and festival favourites The Goat Boys.  Daniel’s songwriting prowess is evident through today’s performance which includes the song ‘Fool’s Gold’, based on the true story of a canoe trip to an isolated part of Canada’s north…

Featured video: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Dig Lazarus Dig’ [2008]