Posts Tagged ‘The Church’

Podcast #298

February 10, 2017

Featuring a re-broadcast of a 2011 interview with Steve Kilbey 

The New Christs – ‘Like A Curse’ [AU]
The New Christs – ‘I Swear’ [AU]
The New Christs – ‘Waves Form’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey
Speed Of Stars – ‘Song Within The Shell’ [AU]
Jef Leeson – ‘Steve At The Beer Store’ [CA]
The Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘Beer League’ [CA]
Chris Andres – ‘Dark Train’ [CA]
Janaya Salmond – ‘Everyday’ [CA]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Light Pollution’ [CA]
Amy Brandon – ‘Artificial Light’ [CA]

We revisit legendary underground band The New Christs this week, with two blistering early singles and a track from the return-to-form Incantations record of 2014.  Songwriter and intense vocalist Rob Younger formed the New Christs in 1980 after the implosion of Radio Birdman and the band is still going strong after 5 quality albums.  This week we also revisit a 2011 interview we recorded with Steve Kilbey of The Church and we air a track from Speed of Stars – Steve’s collaborative project with Frank Kearns.  You can also hear a track from fellow radio DJ and singer-songwriter Jef Lesson from Ontario!

Stranded podcast #238

March 2, 2015

* Fundrive 2015 *

This week is our annual Fundrive show for CiTR radio! Please consider phoning 604-822-8648 any time between now and 06 March, and donating to help support the volunteers and staff who tirelessly promote local and independent culture and news. We have a prize pack of Aussie and local CDs (in addition to the CiTR swag). You can also donate online any time. Thankyou!

Featured video: The Salteens – ‘The Time That You’ve Been Wasting’ [2006]

Stranded podcast #237

February 21, 2015

* Featuring a retrospective on The Church *

Here on Stranded we periodically re-visit the exquisite and arguably peerless musical back catalogue of legendary Australian band The Church.  And it’s fitting this week given the band, who have been recording masterworks of lyrically-evocative guitar-driven psychedelia since 1980, are embarking on a North American tour in support of their 25th album ‘Further/Deeper’, which includes a date in Vancouver on 21 Feb!  A contingent of hard-core fans have expressed dismay with the departure of founding guitarist Marty Willson-Piper but it’s clear from listening closely to the new record, that replacement Ian Hague (formerly of Powderfinger) has very ably stepped in to fill Marty’s formidable shoes.

Featured video:  The Church – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #236

February 13, 2015

* Featuring tracks by Cub, Feedtime, The Church and more *

I had a chance meeting at CiTR radio today with Robynn Iwata, vox and guitar with the band Cub who were one of the early flagship bands of Vancouver’s venerable Mint Records label (thanks for the introduction Nardwuar!). Cub helped pioneer the jangle-guitar pop punk that became known as ‘cuddlecore’. You can hear a couple of Cub songs at the start of the show as well as tracks from their one of their contemporaries, Maow, featuring a young Neko Case.

A highlight of the second half of the show is the debut single from Vancouver’s Ashley Shadow. Ashley has been a part of many projects in the past, most notably as bassist for The Organ. This stunning song showcases her remarkable voice prowess.

Featured video:  Cub – ‘My Chinchilla’ [1993]

Stranded podcast #222

October 31, 2014

* Halloween 2014 *

Happy Halloween 2014! We start the show with a handful of older Australian songs that have a loose Halloween theme – firstly three songs with ‘blood’ in the title, followed by three songs with ghost in the title! The remainder of the show features brand new Canadian music, including tracks from Jordan Klassen, Angie Inglis and more.

Featured video: Gerling – ‘Ghost Patrol’ [1999]