Posts Tagged ‘Scalper’

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 #259

August 11, 2015
  • Singer-songwriter Liz Stringer LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Occasionally a bona-fide Australian touring musician makes his or her way to Vancouver and even as far as CiTR radio for an interview and live session on Stranded! This week I jumped at the chance to meet one of Australia’s most respect singer-songwriters – the legendary Liz Stringer from Melbourne. Vancouver is the first stop on Liz’s inaugural Canadian tour. Listeners are in for a real treat as Liz shares three flawlessly written and soulfully performed acoustic songs. She also fills us in on the joys of her recent recording session in Portland, OR and speaks of her life in Melbourne, including her supportive musical connection with Mick Thomas of Weddings Parties Anything.

Featured video: Liz Stringer – ‘High Open Hills’ (live) [2013]

Stranded podcast #253

June 24, 2015

* Featuring an interview with Rick Reid of Eternal Husbands *

An extra special guest phones through to chat this week – Rick Reid, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Montreal-based two-piece ‘fog pop’ band Eternal Husbands!  Rick and bassist Matt Leddy are well known to Stranded and the Canadian independent music world as two-thirds of The City Streets who formed in Edmonton in 2005 and released a number of top-notched records until they disbanded in 2013. Rick and Matt have explored a new sound with the new band, incorporating synths and an expansive, layered approach to their recording. Album #2 ‘French Exit’ is out now. Catch Eternal Husbands on tour this summer and you won’t be disappointed!

Featured video: Eternal Husbands – ‘The Forest’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #246

May 2, 2015

* Featuring D.O.A *

Given it’s May Day today, it’s fitting to return to the music of D.O.A. Joe Keithley formed this politically aware and now long-running hard-core band in 1978. And as you will hear from the two tracks we play from their recent live album ‘Welcome To Chinatown’, the current version of the band is as blistering as ever. The years have also not diminished the power of Keithley’s progressive lyrical attack. Keep an ear out for more new music from D.O.A before the year is out.

And it’s New Zealand Music Month!  So we kick off the celebrations with two new tracks apiece from established Kiwi bands Scalper and Shihad, and introduce listeners to quality new AAA Records signing Radioglo.

Featured video: Scalper – ‘Lunatics’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #190

March 18, 2014

* Ottway, Broder, Allen LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Local outfit Ottway, Broder, Allen are our special in-studio guests today!  What makes the band unique is it’s combination of three establish songwriters, with a reputation for injecting a healthy dose of fun rock action into their live act.  It’s a pleasure to have them in the studio chatting and playing three songs from their debut album ‘Decades: Reign.Liberty.Rock.’ You can download a copy of the album at http://obadecades.bandcamp.com/ and keep an eye out for local dates in the near future…

Featured video:  Ottway, Broder, Allen – ‘Decades: Reign.Liberty.Rock’ (the making of) [2014]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioEKKgutRzw