Posts Tagged ‘The Stems’

Podcast #423

December 5, 2020

Featuring Bill Tolson, Jillian Lake, Tumbleweed and more

The Stems – ‘At First Sight’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Buds’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘At First Sight’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Shadowland’ (single) [AU]
Leonie Kingdom – ‘2020’ (single) [AU]
Bill Tolson – ‘Golden Rule’ [AU]
Jillian Lake – ‘Walk All Over You’ [CA]
Jenny Banai – ‘Shadow Thoughts’ [CA]
Leah Barley – ‘Mountains’ [CA]
Terry Uyarak – ‘Aniqsaatuinnarit’ [CA]
B.U.D – ‘What’s The Point Of This? (If I’m Not Into It)’ [CA]
Born On A Wednesday – ‘Dock Of The French’ [CA]
Snout – ‘Cromagnonman’ [AU]

Wollongong-based stoner rock legends Tumbleweed are finally back! After noting the realities of the current music market, weighted toward streaming, the band have chosen to forsake a traditional album format and release a series of singles instead. We air the first of these this week before our weekly mix of new Australian and Canadian music including tracks from Vancouver’s Jillian Lake, Jenny Banai and Leah Barley.

Podcast #404

May 20, 2020

Featuring The Stroppies, Erica Mah, Aiden Knight and more

The Stems – ‘Tears Me In Two’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Can’t Resist’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘At First Sight’ [AU]
The Stroppies – ‘Nothing At All’ [AU]
Poisoned Livers – ‘Wild Card’ [NZ]
Briggs – ‘Extra Extra’ [AU]
Neil Young – ‘Try’ [CA]
Harrow Fair – ‘Dark Gets Close’ [CA]
Erica Mah – ‘No Predators’ [CA]
Rich Aucoin – ‘How It Breaks’ [CA]
Austra – ‘Anywayz’ [CA]
The Flamingo Pinks – ‘Hold On’ [CA]
Aiden Knight – ‘Sixteen Stares’ [CA]
Pharis & Jason Romero – ‘Old Chateliane’ [CA]
Heron – ‘Void Eater’ [CA]

Sadly, Richard Lane, a founding member of Perth power pop act, The Stems, has passed away so we air three classics from this beloved power-pop and garage rock band from Perth, WA. This week you can hear a track from indigenous rapper Briggs, a taster from Neil Young‘s soon to be released, long lost album Homegrown, and we introduce punk band Poisoned Livers from New Zealand and singer-songwriter Erica Mah from Whitehorse, Yukon.

Stranded podcast #125

August 31, 2012

* Featuring tracks by legendary Perth garage/power pop band The Stems and an interview with Aboriginal musician Shy-Anne Hovorka of Thunder Bay, ON *

The Stems, who hailed from Perth, Western Australia, were a stunningly catchy outfit with a fuzzed-out, 60s garage sound and a penchant for power-pop melodies.  They were only around for a few years during the mid to late 1980s, but that was long enough to leave behind a series of well-received singles that hold up well to this day.  I recently came across a singles compilation on The Stems called ‘Mushroom Soup: The Citadel Years’ and I feature some of these classic singles from this record on the show today.

And today it is an honour to present to you an interview I recorded with Shy-Anne Hovorka, a well-established, multi-award-winning singer and performer from Thunder Bay, Ontario.  As you can hear in the tracks I play from Shy-Anne’s ‘Interwoven Roots’ release, Shy-Anne is a compelling songwriter, with a strong connection to her First Nations roots.  Her talents and commitment have led to her nomination for the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.  Shy-Anne speaks today of her experiences mentoring Aboriginal children in the performing arts who otherwise have lacked encouragement for self-expression where they live in isolated northern communities.  

And as always, you can listen to some fresh tracks from some of the best new independent musicians from Australian and Canada, including Sydney band The Laurels and Vancouver (via Regina) singer-songwriter Jamison Troy.  Enjoy!  MG

The Stems – ‘Make You Mine’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Tears Me In Two’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘She’s A Monster’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Love Will Grow’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Under Your Mushroom’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘On And On’ [AU]
The Laurels – ‘Changing The Timeline’ [AU]
Cub Scouts – ‘Do You Hear?’ [AU]
Zeebz v Miss Vitula – ‘Soothes My Soul’ [CA]
Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘Birch, Cedar, Spruce’ [CA]
Interview with Shy-Anne Hovorka Pt 1
Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘Waabakimi’ [CA]
Interview with Shy-Anne Hovorka Pt 2
Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘Glue’ [CA]
The Cyrillic Typewriter -‘Boxing Arenas’ [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘Wake Me up…’ [CA]
Mode Moderne – ‘Nightly Youths’ [CA]

Featured video: Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘The Glue’ (2012)