Posts Tagged ‘The Bats’

Podcast #417

August 28, 2020

Featuring Jody Glenham, Zoongideewin, Northcote and more

The Bats – ‘Made Up In Blue’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Afternoon In Bed’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Wawick’ [NZ]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Hung Out To Dry’ [AU]
Skinny Wolf – ‘Fever’ [AU]
Allara – ‘Murnong Farm’ [AU]
Velours – ‘Summer Haze’ [CA]
Zoongideewin – ‘Vibrant Colours’ [CA]
Willy Nilly – ‘Misbehave’ [CA]
Northcote – ‘Streets Of Gold’ [CA]
Jody Glenham – ‘The Sound’ [CA]
Mi’ens – ‘Future Child’ [CA]
Zumpano – ‘The Party Rages On’ [CA]

Much-loved indie pop band The Bats, from Christchurch, have a brand new single and we air it this week along with two of their older tracks. We introduce singing/songwriting duo Skinny Wolf from Canberra and Yorta Yorta musician Allara and we air the title track to the latest math-rock LP from Vancouver’s Mi’ens which is out soon on Kill Rock Stars.

Podcast #399

April 18, 2020

Featuring The Bats, Greta Stanley, Dada Plan and more

The Birthday Party -‘The Dim Locator (live)’ [AU]
These Immortal Souls – ‘The King of Kalifornia’ [AU]
Rowland S. Howard – ‘Dead Radio’ [AU]
The Smith Street Band – ‘I Still Dream About You’ [AU]
John Dowler’s Vanity Project – ‘Billy’s Pizza’ [AU]
Greta Stanley – ‘Soak Into This’ [AU]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Saturday’ [CA]
Silvertone Hills – ‘Reaction’ [CA]
The Small Glories – ‘Alberta’ [CA]
Strap – ‘Not A Lot’ [CA]
Dada Plan – ‘(Saw Flare) Scribble Nuance’ [CA]
Jennah Barry – ‘Roller Disco’ [CA]
Hut Hut – ‘Song Number One’ [CA]
The Bats – ‘Free All the Monsters’ [NZ]

This week, after revisiting the sublime guitar sounds of the late Rowland S. Howard, we air new tracks from Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band, Greta Stanley of Far North Queensland, and Aussie power-pop legend John Dowler. There’s new music from Dada Plan and Strap (featuring Sarah Cordingly, former music director of CiTR radio, both out of Vancouver. And there’s a treat at the tail end of the show of a wonderful later-day tune from The Bats, as recommend by Jarrett of Tough Age in a recent ‘quarantine’ Instagram live set!

Podcast #362

February 4, 2019

Featuring Pt 1 of an interview with punk musician Evan Catalano

The Bats – ‘Miss These Things’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘North By North’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Simpletons’ [NZ]
The Beasts – ‘On My Back’ [AU
Amyl and the Sniffers – ‘Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)’ [AU]
Julia Jacklin – ‘Pressure To Party’ [AU]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 1 – chat
SNFU – ‘I Forget’ [CA]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 2 – chat
Distorted Garden – ‘Unscrewin” [CA]
Distorted Garden – ‘Unscrewin” (live) [CA]
Distorted Garded – ‘Barbie Bones’ (live) [CA]
Alien Boys – ‘Bender’ [CA]

This week we re-visit the pioneering Flying Nun indie label from New Zealand with three tracks from The Bats, who formed in Christchurch in 1982 and exist to this day with the original 4 members. We air the new single from The Beasts (formerly Beasts of Bourbon), who are soldiering on following the death of Spencer P. Jones. And the second half of the show is dedicated to the first half of our interview and live acoustic session with punk musician and recording engineer Evan Catalano of Distorted Garden, who also operates the Shock Collar Records label.

Podcast #336

May 12, 2018

Featuring The Bats, Matt Langley, Lindi Ortega and more

The Clean – ‘Anything Could Happen’ [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Death and the Maiden’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Made Up In Blue’ [NZ]
DateMonthYear – ‘March’ [NZ]
Tony Daunt and the Dauntless – ‘Wildfire’ [NZ]
Matt Langley – ‘Delicate Sun’ [NZ]
Faith Healer – ‘Light Of Loving’ [CA]
Faith Healer – ‘& Waiting’ (live) [CA]
Sandra Sutter – ‘Mountain Song’ [CA]
Lindi Ortega – ‘Liberty’ [CA]
Megan Nash – ‘Salted Salamanders’ [CA]
Devin Townsend Project – ‘Stormbending’ [CA]

May is a great time to revisit the groundbreaking sounds of bands on the early Flying Nun Records roster, because it’s New Zealand Music Month! Tune in for classics from The Clean, The Bats and The Verlaines and then tracks from contemporary Kiwi acts DateMonthYear, Tony Daunt and the Dauntless, and Matt Langley, before this week’s top selection of new Canadian music.

Podcast #300

March 2, 2017

Featuring The Bats, Warumpi Band, Rose Cousins and more

The Saints – ‘One Way Street’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘Messin’ With The Kid’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘Erotic Neurotic’ [AU]
The Bats – ‘No Trace’ [NZ]
Miss Peach & The Travellin’ Bones – ‘The Ferry Man’ [NZ]
Tony Daunt and the Dauntless – ‘Wildfire’ [NZ]
Fred Eaglesmith – ‘Twin City Mini’ [CA]
Orit Shimoni – ‘Soft Like Snow’ [CA]
Rose Cousins – ‘Freedom’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Angel Runnin’ [CA]
Little Sprout – ‘No Twin Spirits’ [CA]
KMVP – ‘Buffering’ [CA]
Warumpi Band – ‘My Island Home’ [AU]

This week marks 300 podcasts for Stranded!  Thank-you listeners for tuning in each week and a special thanks to those who were instrumental in giving me the chance to get the show off the ground – firstly Jay Hannley at CJSR in Edmonton and then Luke Meat at CiTR in Vancouver.  And a shout-out to the show’s original co-host Matt Mazowita (you are missed).  Coincidently it’s also the 40th anniversary of the release of ‘I’m Stranded’ by The Saints! This classic album was released 21 February, 1977.  We kick off the show with three tracks from I’m Stranded, before featuring fresh tracks from The Bats and Tony Daunt and the Dauntless (both from New Zealand) and Canadian singer-songwriters Orit Shimoni and Rose Cousins.