Posts Tagged ‘Super Best Friends’

Stranded podcast #182

December 28, 2013

*Happy holidays!*

The Fauves are a hidden gem of Australian independent music.  Having played 1000s of shows since 1988 and mastering a potent blend of catchy alternative rock tunes with clever and at times cynical lyrics, the Fauves deserve far more accolades than their modest record sales have provided.  The ’15 Minutes To Rock’ documentary, following the band on the road from 1997 to 1999, is a wonderful snap-shot of an uncertain period in their career when they were preparing their major label followup and feeling the strain of touring.  You can hear a 5min segment of the film on the show!

Featured video:  The Fauves – ‘Sunbury ’97’ (1997)

Stranded podcast #181

December 21, 2013

* Featuring Canberra band Falling Joys and some Vancouver bands playing Christmas songs *

Falling Joys formed in Canberra in 1983 and by the late 80s, following a move to Sydney, were at the forefront of the Australian indie scene.  Their 1990 album Wish List was even released on Netwerk Records in Vancouver!  You can hear the three singles from this indie classic at the top end of the show.

Keeping to the theme of sounds from the nation’s capital, thanks to Pete Huet of Waterford, I received a package of CDs from Canberra bands Super Best Friends, Hoodlum Shouts, Shoeb AhmadSpartak and From The South.

Merry xmas loyal listeners!  A range of Vancouver bands pay tribute to the holidays in our final set of songs.

Featured video: Falling Joys – ‘You’re A Mess’ (1990)