Posts Tagged ‘NoTiOn’

Stranded podcast #182

December 28, 2013

*Happy holidays!*

The Fauves are a hidden gem of Australian independent music.  Having played 1000s of shows since 1988 and mastering a potent blend of catchy alternative rock tunes with clever and at times cynical lyrics, the Fauves deserve far more accolades than their modest record sales have provided.  The ’15 Minutes To Rock’ documentary, following the band on the road from 1997 to 1999, is a wonderful snap-shot of an uncertain period in their career when they were preparing their major label followup and feeling the strain of touring.  You can hear a 5min segment of the film on the show!

Featured video:  The Fauves – ‘Sunbury ’97’ (1997)

Stranded podcast #158

June 30, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-158/

* Featuring an interview with Toronto-based Aussie hip-hop artist NoTiOn *

Last weekend I attended the Nettwerk Records moving sale and loaded up with some rarities including a press promo EP for the 2002 Neil Finn album ‘One All’.   The EP features live acoustic tracks, interspersed with highlights of an interview that was recorded with Neil at a Los Angeles radio station.  A track from Neil’s talented son Liam follows.

Neil Finn is an example of an artist who was deeply influenced by an older brother (Tim), when he was forming his musical sensibilities in New Zealand.   This is very similar to today’s interview – Toronto-based Aussie hip hop artist Notion.  In podcast #155 we interviewed Notion’s older brother Craig (Cee).  On today’s show Notion reveals more of the story of how two hip hop loving Australian brothers made their way to Eastern Canada, where they have overcome the odds to build a loyal following in both Montreal and Toronto.  Here’s looking forward to a west coast visit from the boys…

Also on the show are tracks from SHED who are releasing their latest record on Gabriola Island this weekend, and mi’ens, a new project from Kim of Vancouver band Reverter!

Neil Finn – ‘Driving Me Mad’ [NZ]
Neil Finn – ‘Turn and Run’ (live) [NZ]
Neil Finn – ‘Anytime’ (live) [NZ]
Liam Finn – ‘Second Chance’ [NZ]
mi’ens – ‘Smitten’ [CA]
SHED – ‘Tiki Gods’ [CA]
NoTiOn – ‘So Cold’ (Freestyle) [AU/CA]
Interview with NoTiOn Pt 1
Cee and Notion – ‘Road Trippin’
Interview with  NoTiOn Pt 2
NoTiOn – ‘Young & Crazy’ ft. Bekah [AU/CA]
Interview with NoTiOn Pt 3
NoTiOn – ‘My Music’ (Freestyle) [AU/CA]
Maestro Fresh Wes – ‘Let Your Backbone Slide’ [CA]
Classified – ‘Inner Ninja’ [CA]

Featured video – NoTiOn – ‘So Cold’ [2013]