Posts Tagged ‘This Way North’

Podcast #303

March 31, 2017

Featuring The Celibate Rifles, Aaradhna, Jasper Sloan Yip & more

The Celibate Rifles – ‘Ice Blue’ [AU]
The Celibate Rifles – ‘Back In The Red’ (live)
The Celibate Rifles – ‘Wonderful Life’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Aaradhna – ‘Brown Girl’ [NZ]
All Our Exes Live In Texas – ‘Sail Boat’ [AU]
Floating Widget – ‘Spiderzilla (feat. Snake from Voivod)’ [CA]
Jasper Sloan Yip – ‘It Must Be True’ [CA]
Frontal Lobotomy – ‘Just As Close To Nothing [CA]
Jesse Waldman – ‘The Rest Of My Days’ [CA]
Harmony Trowbridge – ‘Covers Up’ [CA]
Pale Red – ‘Mineral Lick’ [CA]
Jerk In The Can – ‘What’s Your Name?’ [CA]

This week I read on the I-94 Bar website a glowing review of a rare local show by Sydney-based punk stalwarts The Celibate Rifles.  So I was inspired to revisit three classics from the band’s catalogue at the top of the show.   We introduce listeners to Kiwi-based soul/r&b artist Aaradhna whose song ‘Brown Girl’ is a response to her experiences with racism.  We shift gears with a track from Montreal-based metal band Floating Widget‘s debut record.  And we also feature tracks from the sophisticated folk/pop Vancouver-based outfit Jasper Sloan Yip and Frontal Lobotomy, a cool three-piece folk act from Prince George, BC who I had the good fortune to see live recently.

Podcast #299

February 24, 2017

Featuring Rose Tattoo, Japandroids, Century Palm and more

Rose Tattoo – ‘Rock`n`Roll Outlaw’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Nice Boys’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Scarred For Life’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Sweet Whirl – ‘Heavy Tackle’ [AU]
Carla dal Forno – ‘Fast Moving Cars’ [AU]
Japandroids – ‘No Known Drink Or Drug’ [CA]
Julie And The Wrong Guys – ‘Farther From You’ [CA]
Century Palm – ‘King of St. John’ [CA]
Kele Fleming – ‘Mosaic’ [CA]
Louise Burns – ‘Storms’ [CA]
Sunday Morning- ‘Come The Rain’ [CA]
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – ”Rattlin’ Bones’ [AU]

Guns n Roses covered the Rose Tattoo classic ‘Nice Boys’ on their 1988 record Lies and they invited legendary, diminutive front-man Angry Anderson on stage at their recent Sydney stadium show to blast through a version of the track.  You can hear this track from the 1978  self titled album, and two other Rose Tattoo classics at the top of show.  We debut the new single ‘Head Above Water’ from punchy Melbourne-based two-piece This Way North. And lots of great new Canadian music in the 2nd half of the show including tracks from Toronto-based acts Julie and the Wrong Guys (featuring Eamon McGrath) and Century Palm.

Podcast #285

September 21, 2016

Featuring an interview with folk musician Jenny Ritter

You Am I – ‘Drink It Dry’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Conscience’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Good Advices’ [AU]
Tash Sultana – ‘Jungle’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Pretty Much’ [AU]
Jenny Ritter – ‘Museum Song’ [CA]
Interview with Jenny Ritter
Jenny Ritter – ‘Wolf Wife’ [CA]
Janaya Salmond – ‘For Joni’ [CA]
Nathaniel Krikke – ‘Roam On’ [CA]
Rodney Decroo – ‘Ugly Boy In An Ugly Town’ [CA]
Douse – ‘I Am More Directed’ [CA]

The great You Am I released their tenth full-length recently called Porridge and Hotsauce. We feature the track ‘Good Advices’ at the start of the show, but before that, a throw-back to the origins of the band with two tracks from their debut EP Snake Tide from 1991.

We feature a track from 21yr old self-taught Melbournian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana as well as two fine new BC-based singer-songwriters Janaya Salmond and Nathaniel Krikke from their respective latest releases. And our special guest this week is highly-regarded Vancouver-based folk musician Jenny Ritter who I caught up with at Arts Wells 2016. Jenny’s second album Raised By Wolves is out now!

Podcast #284

September 14, 2016

Featuring part 2 of an interview w/outlaw country singer Joey Only

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Come Into My Sleep’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Nature Boy’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Jesus Alone’ [AU]
Liz Stringer – ‘Anyone’ [AU]
Megan Bernard – ‘Right In Front Of Your Eyes’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Don’t You Fly’ [AU]
Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘North of Number Seven’ [CA]
Interview with Joey Only
Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘Walker Rock’ [CA]
Chris Strickland – ‘Mammoth Husbandry’ [CA]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are back with their 16th full length titled Skeleton Tree. Early reviews indicate this is one of Nick Cave’s most powerful and emotionally resonate statements to date. The band were already ensconced in the studio when the tragic news broke of the death of Nick’s son following a falling accident.  Thus, the resultant record is infused with an unexpected poignancy. We start the show with two older Nick Cave tracks before airing the stark ‘Jesus Alone’ from Skeleton Tree.

In the second part of the show we feature new tracks from Aussie acts Liz Stringer, Megan Bernard and rockin’ Melbourne-based two-piece This Way North. We air part two of our interview with BC-based outlaw country singer Joey Only and finish up with a fascinating ambient/experimental piece by Montreal’s Chris Strickland, from his Animal Expert record.

Podcast #280

August 17, 2016

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Sam Tudor

Paul Kelly with Uncle Bill – ‘Our Sunshine’ [AU]
Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – ‘Stumbling Block’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Sonnet 18’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Don’t You Fly’ [AU]
Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Makin’ It Work’ [AU]
Sam Tudor – ‘Modern New Year’ [CA]
Interview with Sam Tudor
Sam Tudor – ‘Vaccines’ [CA]
Drum and Bell Tower – ‘Song Zero’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Black Part of Light’ [CA]
Hazy – ‘You More’ [CA]
Supermoon- ‘Fast Fashion’ [CA]

I’ve been on a roots-music kick of late so I thought I’d play one track apiece from the two albums that Paul Kelly put out with blue-grass backing bands – Paul Kelly and Uncle Bill – ‘Smoke’ (1999) and Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – ‘Stolen Apples’ (2007). Both albums were well-received by Paul Kelly fans and root-music lovers alike. I follow that with a track from Paul Kelly’s latest album Seven Sonnets and a Song (2016), which remarkably features Paul putting music to the sonnets of Williams Shakespeare, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the passing of the great bard.

Our special guest this week is singer-songwriter Sam Tudor, who is based in the Cariboo in BC, after time spent in Vancouver. I ran into Sam at the Arts Wells music festival and was pleased to discover he was wearing a CiTR radio sweater! Sam speaks about his community radio roots and describes how he got into songwriting an record making with the help of an influential school teacher.