Posts Tagged ‘The Rebel Spell’

Podcast #363

February 8, 2019

Featuring the second part of an interview with Evan Catalano

Magic Dirt – ‘Eat Your Blud’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Touch That Space’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Redhead’ [AU]
Lonely Stretch – ‘Bedouin of the Fitzroy Evening’ [AU]
Skinnyfish Sound System – ‘Smoking Ceremony ft. B2M + Birdz + Tasman Keith’ [AU]
Stella Donnelly – ‘Lunch’ [AU]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 3
The Rebel Spell – ‘Beautiful Future’ [CA]
End Game – ‘Boy Named Me’ [CA]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 4
End Game – ‘Walk Me Home’ [CA]
Interview with Evan Catalano Pt 5
Violation – ‘No Offence’ [CA]

Seminal Australian alternative outfit Magic Dirt, fronted by Adalita Srsen, have re-formed year after the untimely death of founding bassist Dean Turner. To mark the occasions they have re-issued their debut EP from 1993, Signs of Satanic Youth. The EP was a powerful statement right out the gates and I have fond memories of playing it on repeat when it first came out, and now Pitchfork have given it glowing review. You can hear three tracks from the EP on the show today. We also air the second part of my interview with Williams Lake punk artists Evan Catalano. Tune in to hear Evan speak of his love of The Rebel Spell and spin some tracks from bands on his Shock Collar Records label.

Stranded podcast #261

August 28, 2015
  • Featuring a phone interview with alt/country duo The W Lovers *

Today on the show we feature a phone interview with an alt/country duo from Seattle, WA who feature a Kiwi in their ranks! The W Lovers one half Fleur Wood (who we know previously from a previous interview as Fleur Jack), and her partner Wesley Wood. Fluer and Wesley had a chance meeting at a Seattle music store when Fleur was her first solo tour of the US. Sparks flew and Fleur and Wesley began dating and eventually writing songs in the Americana genre. Their musical partnership, The W Lovers, has solidified quickly and this dynamic pairing have already played over 100 shows together in just one year. Tune in to hear Fleur and Wesley speak about their remarkable first meeting and what it’s like to be in a productive songwriting partnership with a significant other.

Featured video: The W Lovers – ‘The Middle Of Nowhere (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #239

March 13, 2015

* RIP Todd Serious of The Rebel Spell *

This week marks 30 yrs since the release of Ed Kuepper‘s debut album ‘Electrical Storm’. We open the show with the album’s epic title track, followed by a track from the classic 1990 album Today Wonder and his acoustic reworking of The Saint’s classic ‘Brisbane (Security City).’

There is sad news to report this week as well. Todd Serious, front man of socially-conscious Vancouver punk band The Rebel Spell, was found dead last weekend following a tragic rock-climbing accident. We pay respect to Todd with two tracks from The Rebel Spell’s final two masterworks – ‘It’s A Beautiful Future’ and ‘Last Run’. RIP.

Featured video: Ed Kuepper – ‘Electrical Storm’ (live) [2007]