Posts Tagged ‘The Pack A.D.’

Podcast #305

April 22, 2017

Featuring The Missing Links, Needles//Pins, willolux  and more

The Missing Links – ‘Wild About You’ [AU]
The Throb – ‘Black’ [AU]
The Masters Apprentices – ‘Living In A Child’s Dream’ [AU
Circle – ‘Thylacine’ [AU]
Winston Surfshirt – ‘Be About You’ [AU]
Desert Stars – ‘Ngurra Nyangatja (Our Home)’ [AU]
Needles//Pins – ‘Back To The Bright’ [CA]
The Pack A.D – ‘So What’ [CA]
Fountain – ‘High Strung On Zen’ [CA]
Kristi Lane Sinclair – ‘Kiki’ [CA]
The Bloodshots – ‘Breaking Down’ [CA]
The Deeds – ‘I Still Believe’ [CA]
willolux – ‘Modern Day Maestro’ [CA]

We dig deep into the archives this week with three 1960s classics from Australia starting with ‘Wild About You’ by The Missing Links (which The Saints famously covered on I’m Stranded). We also hear from legendary Adelaide band The Masters Apprentices and track from a shortly lived Sydney-based garage rock and r&b band The Throb.  Then brand new single from Sydney-based 6-piece Winston Surfshirt and ‘Ngurra Nyangatja (Our Home)’ by Aboriginal rock band Desert Stars which can be found on the West Australia Music Sounds Of The Goldfields compilation.  And we round out the show with tracks from three bands nominated for the Canadian Indigenous Music Awards and we introduce Vancouver-based artist willolux.

Podcast #304

April 5, 2017

Featuring The Moles, No Sister, Windigo and more

The Moles – ‘Bury Me Happy’ [AU]
Richard Davies – ‘Cantina’ [AU]
Cosmos – ‘Zeppelin Commander’ [AU]
No Sister – ‘Score’ [AU]
Bitumen – ‘Honey Hunter’ [AU]
Scalper – ‘Trojan Horses’ [NZ]
Century Palm – ‘New Creation’ [CA]
The Courtneys – ‘Silver Velvet’ [CA]
Windigo – ‘Silver Slumbers’ [CA]
COPE – ‘Mother Russia’ [CA]
The Pack A.D – ‘Yes I Know’ [CA]
Heaven For Real – ‘Beyond The Lanes’ [CA]
Tough Customer – ‘Konner’ [CA]

This week we introduce listeners to Australian songwriter Richard Davies who came to prominence in the 90s with his band The Moles, who recorded two LPs, and relocated to New York City. Richard has since embarked on a solo career which has included collaborations with other quality musicians including the great Robert Pollard from Guided By Voices!  You can hear the track ‘Zeppelin Commander’ from the Davies/Pollard project Cosmos on the show.  You can also hear a track a piece from the split cassette between Melbourne bands No Sister and Bitumen, out on Vacant Valley records, and lots of quality new Canadian music, including new two-piece noise-rock outfit COPE, out of Lethbridge, AB.

Podcast #281

August 24, 2016

Featuring an interview with funk/rock artist Aurora Jane

The Tragically Hip – ‘Them Bones’ [CA]
The Tragically Hip – ‘Heaven Is a Better Place Today’ [CA]
The Tragically Hip – ‘In A World Possessed By The Human Mind’ [CA]
King Of The North – ‘Burn’ [AU]
Hockey Dad – ‘Jump The Gun’ [AU]
The Avalanches – ‘Frankie Sinatra’ [AU]
Aurora Jane – ‘Deep End’ [AU]
Interview with Aurora Jane
Aurora Jane – ‘Burn’
Tim Bennett – ‘Dreamer’ [AU]
The Pack A.D – ‘Yes I Know’ [CA]

Last weekend marked the historic final live show from The Tragically Hip, in front of an adoring Kingston, ON home crowd. News broke this year that front-man Gord Downie had been diagnosed with brain cancer, prematurely ending the career of arguably Canada’s greatest and most loved rock band. I first learned about the Hip through a strong Australian Rolling Stone magazine review of their 2004 record ‘In Between Evolution’. I play a track from that record today, as well as two other tracks pulled from the catalogue of quality tunes that form the band’s 14 album legacy.

Our special guest this week is another in our series of fascinating interviewees I met at Arts Wells 2016 – Aussie funk/rock musician Aurora Jane! I was suitably impressed with Aurora’s rockin’ set at the Wells Pub, alongside bassist friend Tim Bennett, so I jumped at the chance to chat with her post-gig. I discovered she has a strong connection to Canada through years of playing festivals in the Great White North!

Stranded podcast #187

February 15, 2014

* Happy Valentines Day! *

Marty Willson-Piper was one half of the superb dual guitar attack of legendary band The Church, from 1980 until just last year, before the shock announcement that he was being replaced by ex-Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug, for the recording of The Church’s next LP. I discovered Marty’s 1988 solo release at a second hand shop in Victoria, BC recently. Today you can hear two lush tracks from this album, as well as a sampling from two of Marty’s other collaborations – Noctorum and MOAT. And don’t forget, you can dig deep at the website of Marty’s impressive In Deep Music Archive.

Our Valentine’s Day pick for today is the sublime and tender power-pop hit ‘Alone With You’ by The Sunnyboys.  The Sunnyboys sprang from nowhere to national prominence in Australian in 1981 with this single and subsequent album.  Tragically though, frontman and songwriter Jeremy Oxley was afflicted by schizophrenia, and the band derailed due to his erratic behaviour and substance use.  Amazingly though, they reformed for last year’s Dig It Up Festival hosted by The Hoodoo Gurus and all reports indicate Jeremy and the band were in blistering form.  Maybe there is time for them to reclaim their rightful place alongside the nation’s other great rock bands.

Featured video: The Sunnyboys – ‘Alone With You’ [1981]