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Podcast #173

October 11, 2013

* Featuring Pt II of an interview with kiwi musician TeMatera Smith of Symphony of Screams *

This week we again feature some quality music from New Zealand, including that hotbed of musical creativity, the city of Dunedin, which gave birth to the legendary Flying Nun label. First up is noise/pop act Die! Die! Die! going back to their 2007 release Promises, Promises. This is followed by two tracks from the seminal 1990 record, Submarine Bells, by The Chills.

We’re featuring Kiwi tunes again because it’s time to play Pt II of our interview with Matt ‘TeMatera’ Smith, lead singer of Symphony Of Screams and proprietor of AAA Records, out of the North Island. Matt speaks passionately about the importance of preserving Maori music and culture, and speaks about the work of his label.

We wrap up the show with two of the acts who are competing for Round 5 of CiTR’s Shindig this coming Tuesday – Kill City Kids and Pineapple! Also on the bill is a newcomer named M.Lund. Now who might that be…:)

Die! Die! Die! – ‘Blinding’ [NZ]
Die! Die! Die –  ‘Britomart Sunset’ [NZ]
Die! Die! Die!  – ‘Promises, Promises [NZ]
The Chills – ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’ [NZ]
The Chills – ‘I SOAR’ [NZ]
Kara Gordon and the Wreckage – ‘The Judge’ [NZ]
Interview with TeMatera Smith Pt 1
Thomas Coffey and the Grinders – ‘So Hot Right Now’ [NZ]
Interview with TeMatera Smith Pt 2
Symphony of Screams – ‘Hand Of Power’ [NZ]
Kill City Kids – ‘That’s It You’re Dead’ [CA]
Pineapple – ‘Wahow’ [CA]

Featured video: Kara Gordon and the Wreckage – ”The Judge’ (2012)

Podcast #171

September 27, 2013

* Featuring interviews with Vancouver-based poet Mariner Janes and New Zealand-based musician Matt Smith of the band Symphony of Screams *

Two fantastic interviews on the show this week.  First up we welcome Vancouver-based poet Mariner Janes into the studio.  Mariner reveals what it’s like balancing his writing with life as a husband and father and worker in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  And he recites poems from his debut anthology ‘The Monument Cycles’. You can catch Mariner reading at this weekend’s Word Vancouver Festival.

Matt Smith phones through in the second half of the show from his home on the North Island of New Zealand.  Matt is the lead singer of metal/grunge band Symphony Of Screams, as well as being the proprietor of AAA Records.  Matt and I had a chance meeting when Matt wandered into the CiTR studio last month, while he was in Vancouver attending a conference.  So I was keen to get him on the line as soon as he got home!  Part two of the interview will be aired in the coming weeks….

Interview with poet Mariner Janes
Seekers International -‘Yardtech A’
Symphony of Screams – ‘Amsterdam Place’ [NZ]
Interview with Matt Smith Pt 1
Thomas Coffey and The Grinders – ‘Tremendous Heart’ [NZ]
Kaipara Jammers – ‘Swans On G’ [NZ]
Radio Glow – ‘Capture’ [NZ]
Interview with Matt Smith Pt 2
Lorde – ‘Royals’ [NZ]
Simone Holland – ‘Kainga’ [NZ]
Allana Goldsmith – ‘Nature Boy’ [NZ]

Featured video: Symphony of Screams – ‘Amsterdam Place’ [2013]