Posts Tagged ‘Pond’

Podcast #366

April 6, 2019

Featuring The Fauves, The Honey Tongues, Daniel Romano and more

The Fauves – ‘Thin Body Thin’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Dwarf On Dwarf’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Self Abuser’ [AU]
Kyle Maher – ‘Serenity’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Tasmania’ [AU]
Tiny Fighter – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
Daniel Romano – ‘All The Reaching Trims’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Super Subtle Folk Song’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Me In Glue’ [CA]
Seer – ‘Seven Stars, Seven Stones’ [CA]
The Honey Tongues – ‘Healthy God’ [CA]

Melbourne band The Fauves, who formed in 1988, are back soon with their 12th album. I can’t wait to hear more of the bands delightfully skewed melodies and the lyrical witticisms of Andy Cox. We kick off today’s show with singles from the band’s first three albums, including 90s hit ‘Self Abuser.’ Perth’s psychedelic masters Pond are back with a new single called ‘Tasmania’ which you can hear along with a selection of new Canadian tracks from Geoff Berner, Tough Age and more.

Podcast #316

November 4, 2017

Featuring Dappled Cities, Victory Lap, Raleigh and more

Dappled Cities – ‘Stone Men’ [AU]
DMA’s – ‘Delete’ [AU]
The Jezabels – ‘Mace Spray’ [AU]
Victory Lap – ‘The Afterlife’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Colder Than Ice’ [AU]
Apostate Son – ‘Number One’ [NZ]
The Mojo Stars – ‘You Don’t Know Me and I Wish You Would’ [CA]
The Judys – ‘Freedom 85’ [CA]
We Found A Lovebird – ‘Winning Streak’ [CA]
Wares – ‘What You Want’ [CA]
Raleigh – ‘Just Kids’ [CA]
Custard – ‘Apartment’ [AU]

We kick off the show with a track a piece from top Sydney-based bands Dappled Cities, DMA’s and The Jezabels.  Melbournite Alex Badham of Aleks and the Ramps is back with his new solo project Victory Lap and we debut his single ‘Afterlife’ on this week’s show. Also featured this week are new tracks from Perth’s psychedelic champions Pond and Apostate Son out of Auckland, NZ, Wares from Edmonton, AB and Raleigh from Calgary, AB.

Stranded podcast #233

January 23, 2015

* Featuring tracks by The Go-Betweens *

This week we re-visit the sublime songwriting prowess of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens. Following a string of sophisticated and critically acclaimed (but commercially negligible) albums the band called it quits, only to form for a further three albums, starting with ‘The Friends of Rachel Worth’. Some commentators have compared McLennan and Forster to the timeless Lennon/McCartney combo in the songwriting department. Have a listen to six tracks from the latter-period albums to see if this is an accurate comparison!

Featured video: The Go-Betweens – ‘Here Comes The City’ [2005]

Stranded podcast #219

October 10, 2014

* Interview with storyteller Naomi Steinberg *

Today’s special guest is professional storyteller Naomi Steinberg.  We’ve interviewed poets and other spoken word artists on the show before, but Naomi brings a whole new perspective on what it means to connect to the heart through the age-old technique of story-telling.  Naomi speaks about the mentorship she received at the start of her story-telling journey, and the work she has done in the local arts scene.  And Naomi has certainly found the right show to come in and chat on, as she is about to embark on a trip to Australia, in the cargo hold of a ship!  Melbournites will be able to enjoy Naomi perform once she reaches the shores of Victoria.

Featured video: The Mark Of Cain – ”Degenerate Boy’ [1997]

Stranded podcast #179

December 10, 2013

Nunchukka Superfly is the long running side project of Blackie and Ray who are two thirds of the legendary Sydney-based punk band Hard-Ons. I recently re-discovered their sonically abrasive and wonderfully off-kilter 2006 record ‘There Are No Accidents Just F*ckwits’. You can hear a few tracks from this classic release on the show.

Next up are three experimental/ambient acts – White Poppy, Pan and Magneticring – who are playing at the Big Joy Festival in Vancouver this weekend.

2013 was a big year for Australian music overseas with a strong SXSW contingent and notable tours. Courtney Barnett, Jagwar Ma and Pond have all been noted on England’s NME magazine end of year wrap-up. You can hear tracks from all three of these buzz acts on the show today. And we wrap up the show with tracks from the three finalists of Shindig 2013 – Zen Mystery Fogg, Skinny Kids and War Baby. Get on down to the Railway Club next Tuesday night if you’re an indie-music loving Vancouver local!

Featured video: Nunchukka Superfly – ‘Live on Nokturnal TV’ (2006)