Posts Tagged ‘Ruffled Feathers’

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 #178

December 1, 2013

* Featuring an interview with Steve from Melbourne noise/punk band Useless Children *

Tonight my home recording project M.Lund is supporting some fantastic local musicians!  First up on the show you can hear Reef Shark, Collapsing Opposites and Ruffled Feathers who play Astorino’s in Vancouver this eve.

Earlier this year I had a chance encounter with Steve, the bassist of Melbourne-based punk band Useless Children who were playing at a basement show in Vancouver while on tour of the West Coast.  We had a great chat in the backyard and agreed to connect again on the phone for an interview.  Today you can here Steve speak about the recent tour, his bands uncompromising sound and his connection to legendary fuzzed-out Australian band Magic Dirt and their singer Adalita

Featured video: Useless Children – ‘Walk Away (feat. David Yow)’ [2013]

 

Podcast #176

November 16, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-176/

* Featuring tracks from the Sub Pop records re-issue of albums by Australian post-punk/pub rock band Feedtime *

We’re back after a two week break!  The CiTR Radio sports broadcast truncates the show again today but we still have an hour to feature some great tunes.  First up is three tracks from the recent Sub Pop Records re-issue of the four albums recorded by post-punk band Feedtime who were extant during the 1980s.  The heavy, distorted guitar tones of Freedime directly influenced the Seattle grunge scene which later developed.

We also feature another band from AAA Records in New Zealand called Mice On Stilts,, as well as The Eternal Husbands who are the ambient project of Matt and Rick, formerly of The City Streets.  We wrap up the show with three of the acts that have made it through to the CiTR Radio Shindig competition, and a track from The Ruffled Feathers who are starting to play live shows again in Vancouver after some time off.

Feedtime – ‘Motorbike Girl’ [AU]
Feedtime  – ‘Shoeshine Shuffle’ [AU]
Feedtime – ‘Rock n Roll’ [AU]
Mice On Stilts – ‘Binocular Bath’ [NZ]
Eternal Husbands – ’16’ [CA]
Eternal Husbands – ‘EKG’ [CA]
HOOVES -‘Jumbo Blimp’ [CA]
The Binz – ‘Arms Race’ [CA]
Skinny Kids – ‘Small Room’ [CA]
The Ruffled Feathers – ‘Home’ [CA]

Featured video: Feedtime – ‘Melody Line’ (1996)