Posts Tagged ‘The Drones’

Podcast #401

May 2, 2020

Featuring Kira Puru, Century Egg, Evan Thomas and more

The Drones – ‘Sharkfin Blues’ [AU]
Augie March – ‘One Crowded Hour’ [AU]
Architecture In Helsinki – ‘Heart It Races’ [AU]
Baker Boy – ‘Move’ [AU]
Kira Puru – ‘Idiot’ [AU]
Andy White – ‘Empty Streets Of Florence’ [AU]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Streets Of Fire’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Comes In Waves’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘God’s Country’ [CA]
Evan Thomas – ‘ADD’ [CA]
Jody Glenham – ‘Talking Out Loud’ [CA]
Century Egg – ‘Can We Play’ [CA]
Hard-Ons – ‘Sri Lanka’ [AU] has posted The History Of Australian Indie Rock In 30 Essential Tracks. The list starts from 1988 but i’m going to pick up from 2005 which is around the time I started travelling and wasn’t paying as much attention to oz music as I should have. After three classics from that era, we debut ‘Streets of Florence’, a track Andy White and collaborators recorded in March and April swapping files from lockdown in Italy and Melbourne. Then it’s three tracks from the surprise LP from Apollo Ghosts titled Local Delivery Only, a selection of covers of the Ghosts’s favourite Vancouver artists and bands.

Podcast #352

October 6, 2018

Featuring Tropical F*ck Storm, Bre McDaniel, The Garrys and more

Missy Higgins – ‘Oh Canada’ [AU]
Baker Boy ft Dallas Woods – ‘Black Magic’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Taman Shud’ [AU]
Tropical F*ck Storm – ‘The Future Of History’ [AU]
The Goon Sax – ‘We Can’t Win’ [AU]
New Talk – ‘Red Tuesday’ [AU]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Howl’ [CA]
Johnny Payne – ‘Lazy Love’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher and the Subs – ‘Can’t Fight Love’ [CA]
The Garrys – ‘Burger Bouy’ [CA]
Kinnie Starr – ‘Big World’ [CA]
Nicholas Krgovich – ‘Rosemary’ [CA]

An article from an Australian music journalist was posted online recently decrying the supposed lack of contemporary protest songs being written by Australian artists. In the last week there’s been push-back from more discerning listeners who note that the writer didn’t dig deep enough, as there are dozens of examples of protest songs from scenes not dominated by caucasian and heteronormative musicians. Andrew Stafford’s Guardian article lists a number of songs including those written by Missy Higgins, Baker Boy and The Drones and you can hear those tracks on this week’s show.

Podcast #279

August 10, 2016

Featuring an interview with Vancouver band Warless

The Drones – ‘Sharkfin Blues’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘How To See Through Fog’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘To Think That I Once Loved You’ [AU]
Carla Dal Forno – ‘Fast Moving Cars’ [AU]
No Sister – ‘This Heat’ [AU]
Warless – ‘Contemporary Blues’ [CA]
Interview with Warless
Warless – ‘Dream’ [CA]
Interview with Lionel from MoM Festival
Winona Wilde – ‘Don’t Kick A Girl’ [CA]

This week we begin a series of interviews I recorded of performers at the 2016 Arts Wells music festival in Wells, BC! The first interview, with Keith and Rikka of Vancouver band Warless, was actually recorded in Williams Lake, BC where the band was playing a pre-festival warm-up show the week prior. Keith and Rikka were a joy to talk to, as they explain their unschooled creative process which deeply reflects their West Coast roots, and their desire to spread positivity and good-times through their energetic live performances.

And we have a bonus interview this week with Lionel Connet who is one of the chief organisers of the Music On The Mountain (MoM) Festival in Fort St James, in Northern BC. I caught up with Lionel at Arts Wells where he was volunteering and sharing information and contacts with artists and fellow festival organisers. There’s still time to get tickets to this year’s festival which runs from 19-21 August!

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 playlist 09 Sept 2011

September 10, 2011

* Featuring the 2005 classic ‘Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of your Enemies Will Float By’ by The Drones.

The Drones – ‘Shark Fin Blues’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Baby’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘The Best You Can Believe In’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Locust’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘You Really Don’t Care’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Sitting On The Edge Of The Bed Cryin’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘The Freedom In The Loo’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Another Rousing Chorus You Idiots!!!!’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘This Time’ [AU]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘The reason why’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘ Blue Eyes’ [CA]
Jenn Grant – ‘Oh my heart’ [CA]
Joel Plaskett – ‘On the rail’ [CA]
Matthew Barber – ‘Keep it alive’ [CA]

Featured video: The Drones – ‘SharkFin Blues’ (live)