Posts Tagged ‘Tanya Gallagher’

Podcast #288

October 21, 2016

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Wax Mannequin

Laughing Clowns – ‘Holy Joe’ [AU]
Laughing Clowns – ‘Law of Nature’ [AU]
Laughing Clowns – ‘Eternally Yours’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – Friends with the Neighbour’ [AU]
Jack and the Kids – ‘Alone’ [AU]
Emilee South -‘Howl’ [AU]
Wax Manneqiin –  ‘Body Black’ [CA]
Interview with Wax Mannequin
Wax Mannequin – ‘End of Me’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Southern Soul’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher and the Subs – ‘Flowers In My Eyes’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Times Square, Poison Season II’ [CA]

We kick off this week’s show with three tracks from Ed Kuepper‘s first post-The Saints band called the Laughing Clowns. This seminal project, which mixed the diverse influences of free jazz, bluegrass and krautrock, was active between 1979 and 1984 and gained a cult following in Australia and Europe, before Kuepper embarked on his long running and much lauded solo career. We follow up with brand new Australian music from Jack And The Kids and Emilee South.

Our guest this week is Ontario-based singer-songwriter Wax Mannequin. I had the good fortune of seeing Wax play a live show recently and was blown away by his unique melodic sensibility and sophisticated musicianship. Wax Mannequin has been a fixture on the Canadian independent music scene since 2000 with 7 records and countless tours and festival appearances to his name. Tune in to hear two Wax Mannequin tracks and an articulate chat which includes reminiscences of his adventures on tour in Australia!

Podcast #287

October 5, 2016

Featuring Pt 2 of an interview w/Gerry Hannah of the Subhumans

Mi-Sex – ‘Computer Games’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘People’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘Mi Sex, Your Sex’ [NZ]
The Peep Tempel – ‘Rayguns’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘It’s Not Too Late’ [AU]
Gerry Hannah – ‘Rejuvenation’ [CA]
Interview with Gerry Hannah
Gerry Hannah – ‘The Woman Reborn’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Virginia’ [CA]
Janaya Salmond – ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’ [CA]
David Simard – ‘Cat’s Cradle’ [CA]

This week we feature Kiwi new-wave band Mi-Sex who’ve just released their first record in over 30 years! I recall being mesmerized by their synth-driven hit ‘Computer Games’ when I heard it late at night on ABCTV’s Rage program and I’ve since discovered this song become #1 on the Australian charts. Sadly the band’s vocalist Steve Gilpin died in 1992 but the band reformed at various points and finally released a new album this year titled Not from Here. You can hear the single Mi Sex, Your Sex on the show today.

I’m very pleased to air part 2 of my interview with Gerry Hannah of legendary Vancouver punk band the Subhumans. As we learned last week, Gerry has always been politically motivated, and the lyrics and vision of the Subhumans were testament to this. This week we hear how Gerry was inspired to take direct action as a member of the Squamish Five and he speaks candidly about what motivated his urban guerilla activities. This is a much-listen interview…

Podcast #277

July 27, 2016

Featuring an interview w/singer-songwriter Tanya Gallagher

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Ffunny Ffrends’ [NZ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘From The Sun’ [NZ]
Chris Knox – ‘Meat’ [NZ]
Larissa Tandy – ‘Harder Heavier’ [AU]
Mick Harvey (feat. Xanthe Waite) – ‘Don’t Say A Thing’ [AU]
No Sister – ‘Overpass’ [AU]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Planes, Trains and Buses’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Whiskey Hearts’ [CA]
Coolfog – ‘Summer Mix’ [CA]

We kick off the show with the music of a kiwi transplant to the US.  Upon relocating to Portland, Oregon, the known Ruban Nielson released a track to an anonymous bandcamp profile in 2010. To his surprise the song had received comments from blogs and even Pitchfork within a couple of days. He soon after branded himself Unknown Mortal Orchestra and has to this date released three acclaimed albums. We begin with that original home-recorded track, ‘Ffunny Ffrends’.

This week’s special guest, singer-songwriter Tanya Gallagher hails all the way from Pensacola, Florida. I didn’t expect to hear a rich southern accent when I sat down to speak with Tanya recently in Williams Lake, BC. Tanya is currently based in Vancouver. She was first drawn there to record an EP with a recommended producer and stayed to pursue higher education. Tanya speaks of her fascinating story and plays an impressive new original acoustic track ‘Whiskey Hearts’.