Posts Tagged ‘Rodney Decroo’

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 #260

August 15, 2015
  • Featuring Tall Dwarfs, Fake Tears, Destroyer, Scalper and more *

A mixed back of tracks today starting with a classic from kiwi lo-fi pioneers Tall Dwarfs followed by the Chris Knox solo classic ‘Not Given Lightly’. We introduce listeners to the intense protest songs of Disgruntled Tax Payers from Brisbane and a couple of tracks from the debut full-length ‘Night Shifting’ (Mint Records) from Fake Tears of Vancouver. We also feature three outstanding cuts from the brand new Destroyer record ‘Poison Season’!

Featured video: Scalper – ‘Puppets’ [2015]

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]

Stranded podcast #242

April 6, 2015

* Featuring Lime Spiders *

We kick off the show with a few blistering singles from 80s underground legends Lime Spiders (you can find ’25th Hr’ and ‘Out Of Control’ on the indispensable 2 x CD compilation ‘Do The Pop’).  Lime Spiders, led by singer Mick Blood, were in operation primarily from 1979 until 1990.  They didn’t release their full-length, the classic ‘The Cave Comes Alive!’ until 1987 after years of honing their live act in the beer barns of Australia. Their sound is distinctive for the time in that they were powered by punk and almost metallic riffing, but also drawing on the influences of psychedelic and Nuggets-era American rock.  The resulting musical concoction was exhilarating.

Featured video: Lime Spiders – ‘Weirdo Libido’ [1987]