Posts Tagged ‘Shihad’

Podcast #339

June 2, 2018

Featuring Kosmetika, Eamon McGrath, Jess Hart and more

Shihad – ‘The General Electric’ [NZ]
Pacifier – ‘Run’ [NZ]
The Adults – ‘One Million Ways’ [NZ]
Kosmetika – ‘Ya Uedu’ [NZ]
Being – ‘Fold Into The Sea’ [NZ]
Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men – ‘Emmigrant Song’ [NZ]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Vancouver Bound’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Wild Dogs Revisited’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Your Famous Ex-Lover’ [CA]
Jess Hart – ‘Vacation’ [CA]
Echuta – ‘Stay Engaged’ [CA]
Cool Fog – ‘New Eyes’ [CA]

New Zealand Month is now officially over, but not before our last first-half-of-show tribute to the quality sounds, past and present of our Kiwi musical friends. Much-loved  high energy alt-rock band Shihad’s classic The General Electric kicks off the show, followed by a Pacifier track (from Shihad’s ill-chosen name change to break the US market period) and another track from front-man Jon Toogood’s project The Adults. Then we introduce contemporary Kiwi acts Kosmetika, Being and Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men. And keep listening as we debut a track from Jess Hart‘s new record Sex and Bureaucracy, and air three tracks from the brand new Toronto-based artist Eamon McGrath‘s new record Tantrama, that was written and recorded in New Brunswick.

Stranded podcast #273

May 25, 2016

Featuring an interview with electronica artist Blocktreat

Neil Finn – ‘She Will Have Her Own Way’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Sleepeater’ [NZ]
Dimmer – ‘Seed’ [NZ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Multilove’ [NZ]
The Prophet Hens – ‘Popular People’ [NZ]
Sunset 71 – ‘Inside’ [NZ]
Blocktreat – ‘Love Through Lies’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Hinterland Steez’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘She Rattles (feat. Jess Hill)’ [CA]
Drum and Bell Tower – ‘Path To Walk Road To Pave’ [CA]

May is New Zealand Music Month! To celebrate we devote the first half of the show to some stellar Kiwi tunes including classics from Neil Finn, Shihad and Dimmer. And we introduce listeners to two contemporary acts – Sunset 71, a modern rock band from Auckland with some epic hooks, and The Prophet Hens from the perennial musical hotbed of Dunedin who have just released their second record on Fishrider Records.

If you tuned in last week you would have heard a track from the new Blocktreat album ‘Exciting New Adventures In Fucking Up.’ This week we speak with Brandon Hoffman aka Blocktreat in person! Brandon speaks to the unique bluegrass/electronica inspiration of his project, and life as an independent musician based in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.

Featured video: Blocktreat – ‘Follow Your Stupid Heart’ [2016]

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 #112

May 19, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120518-180109-to-20120518-192951.mp3

* Including a feature on Kiwi band Shihad *

Shihad are certainly the most significant alternative rock band to emerge from New Zealand.  With over 1500 shows under their belt, 8 world-class full length releases and multiple accolades in their home country, it’s still a wonder why the rest of the world hasn’t caught onto the excitement they’ve been generating, on stage and off, in the Southern Hemisphere for over 20yrs.  I have vivid memories of witnessing the band play some blistering live shows in small clubs in Australia.

Remarkably, I discovered a copy Shihad’s original vinyl release ‘Devolve’ in the CiTR library.  Only 1000 of these were released in 1990 and I can’t imagine there are many laying about in Canada.  So today I play a track from that punishing metal release (which brought the band early attention from and shows supporting Faith No More and Anthrax).  I then play some highlights from some of Shihad’s earlier releases, up to the ‘Pacifier’ album which was recorded for the band’s bittersweet attempt to capture the admiration of audiences in the US.   MG

Shihad – ‘It’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Bitter’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Deb’s Night Out’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Home Again’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Interconnector’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Pacifier’ [NZ]
Pacifier – ‘Everything’ [NZ]
Megan Bernard – ‘Big Dreams’ [AU]
Cub Scouts – ‘Do You Hear’ [AU]
The Bamboos (feat. Tim Rogers) – ‘I Got Burned’ [AU]
Chains Of Love – ‘He’s Leaving (with me)’ [CA]
Chains Of Love – ‘I’d Rather Be Crying’ [CA]
Carlie and Julie Kennedy – ‘Already Miss You’ [CA]
David Blaire – ‘Hurts So Hard’ [CA]

Featured video: Shihad – ‘Deb’s Night Out’ (live) [1998]

Stranded playlist 23 Dec 2011

December 24, 2011

* Featuring the classic 1981 album from Radio Birdman, ‘Living Eyes’ *

Radio Birdman – ‘Hanging On’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘455 SD’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – I-94′ [AU]
Radio Birdman -Burn My Eye ’78’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Smith and Wesson Blues’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Crying Sun’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Alone In The Endzone’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Dark Surprise’ (live) [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Break’s My Heart’ (live) [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘More Fun’ (live) [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Didn’t Tell The Man’ (live) [AU]
Shihad – ‘The Final Year of the Universe’ [AU]
Stonefield – ‘Black Water Rising’ [AU]
Orchestra of Spheres – ‘Hypercube’ [AU]
Orchestra of Spheres – ‘There Is No No’ [AU]
Andy Magoffin – ‘Maiden’ [CA]
Olenka Krakus – ‘Maggie Howie’ [CA]
Tara Beagan & Henry Adam Svec – ‘Little Indian Maid’ [CA]
Feist – ‘The Bad in Each Other’ [CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20111223-180136-to-20111223-193800.mp3

Featured video: Radio Birdman – ‘Burn My Eye’ (live) [1978]