Posts Tagged ‘Tough Age’

Podcast #325

February 10, 2018

Featuring Tactics, Marlin’s Dreaming, Future Star and more

Little Murders – ‘Take Me, I’m Yours’ [AU]
Tactics – ‘Buried Country’ [AU]
Sunnyboys – ‘The Seeker’ [AU]
Marlin’s Dreaming – ‘Floating’ [NZ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘American Guilt’ [NZ]
Catzilla – ‘Boy From Another Time’ [AU]
Russian Tim and Pavel Bures – ‘SuperHIT’ [CA]
Meisha and the Spanks – ‘Atmosphere’ [CA]
In Mirrors – ‘Escape From Berlin’ [CA]
Mac DeMarco – ‘This Old Dog’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Stay Lost’ [CA]
Future Star – ‘Tap Out’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Me In Glue’ [CA]
The Cruel Sea – ‘Better Get A Lawyer’ [AU]

Following on from last show’s feature on Canberra bands, at the top of this week’s show we air the 1979 track ‘Buried Country’ from Tactics (Tactics formed in Canberra in 1977 and interestingly featured Steve Kilbey on bass in an early incarnation), which is an early example of a post-punk band’s statement against the government’s mistreatments of Aboriginal people.

We introduce listeners to new band from the musical hotbed of Dunedin New Zealand, called Marlin’s Dreaming, as well as 60s inspired Perth-based rock outfit, Catzilla. We also debut ‘SuperHIT’ from CiTR Radio’s own Russian Tim from his punk band Russian Tim and the Pavel Bures!

Podcast #315

October 28, 2017

Featuring Camp Cope, Compassion Gorilla, Lonely Stretch and more

Violent Soho – ‘Viceroy’ [AU]
The Preatures – ‘Girlhood’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘Lost: Season One’ [AU]
The Scientists – ‘Mini Mini Mini’ [AU]
The Scientists – ‘Perpetual Motion’ [AU]
Lonely Stretch – ‘Not Very Much’ [AU]
Tough Age – ‘Everyday Life’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Cover From The Sun’ [CA]
Night People – ‘More Than Rust’ [CA]
Compassion Gorilla – ‘Dirty Water’ [CA]
The Alkemist – ‘Splendid Isolation’ [CA]
Nathaniel Krikke – ‘It’s A Strange World’ [CA]
The Meanies – ‘Round In Circles’ [AU]

The legendary Scientists, fronted by Kim Salmon, are back with a surprise single Mini Mini Mini / Perpetual Motion – their first since the late 1980s! We air both tracks which feature the unmistakable swamp-rock sound that defined the records they released after emerging from Perth, WA in the late 70s. We introduce listeners to Melbourne band Camp Cope, Night People from Vancouver and Compassion Gorilla from Victoria, BC whose upbeat tracks feature a most excellent brass section.

Podcast #293

December 14, 2016

Featuring tracks from Custard, Childsaint, Kimmortal and more

Custard – ‘Lucky Star’ [AU]
Custard – ‘Caboolture Speed Lab’ [AU]
Custard – ‘Rice and Beans’ [AU]
BeNt – ‘Bad Beds’ [AU]
Craig Hallsworth – ‘We’re Too Far Away (My Other Future, My Other Youth) [AU]
Childsaint – ‘Used Up’ [AU]
Maow – ‘Mommie’s Drunk’ [CA]
BB Cream – ‘Shithole’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘New Bummer’ [CA]
M.Lund – ‘The Other Side Of Rain’ [CA]
Kimmortal – ‘Brushing By Heaven’s Shoulder (Remix)’ [CA]
Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck – ‘Valentine’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Dancehall Domine’ [CA]

We have a real treat at the top of the show this week – new music from Custard! Custard were a seminal indie band from Brisbane who existed primarily between 1990 and 1990, featuring the whip smart and quirky songwriting of Dave McCormack. Custard came back to life in 2009 to perform at the 150th anniversary of the state of Queensland and this was followed with a brand new record in 2015 named Come Back, All Is Forgiven. You can hear a track off this record as well as two vintage Custard Tunes.

Later in the show we feature brand new music from Perth-based acts Craig Hallsworth and Childsaint, as well as more tracks from the Mint Records ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ compilation.

Podcast #286

September 28, 2016

Featuring pt 1 of an interview w/Gerry Hannah of the Subhumans

Subhumans – ‘Death To The Sickoids’ [CA]
Subhumans – ‘Urban Guerrillas’ [CA]
Subhumans – ’21st Century’ [CA]
Gerry Hannah – ‘You Can Take It From Me’ [CA]
Interview with Gerry Hannah
Gerry Hannah – ‘In The Final Days’ [CA]
You Am I – ‘Out To The Never Now’ [AU]
The Hollowmen – ‘Shatter The Bones’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘Mi Sex, Your Sex’ [NZ]
Tough Age – ‘Castigation’ [CA]
Tim The Mute – ‘Welcome to the Terrordome’ [CA]
Dead Bead Poet Society – ‘Fly, Fly’ [CA]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty’ [NZ]

Our extra special guest this week is Gerry Hannah, former member of the pioneering punk band the Subhumans, who formed in Vancouver in 1978. We kick off the show with a couple of tracks from the Subhumans classic record Incorrect Thoughts (1980) before featuring a track from Gerry Hannah’s outstanding 2014 indie folk/rock solo release called Coming Home. I met up with Gerry at Arts Wells 2016, where he performed with his band the New Questioning Coyote Brigade. You can hear pt 1 of the extensive interview I recorded with this Canadian music legend on today’s show.

Lots of sweet new tunes in the 2nd half of the show, including rock n roll band The Hollowmen from New Zealand, as well as Mi-Sex, a classic Kiwi rock/electronica act who’ve release their first record in 30 years!

Stranded podcast #266

October 18, 2015

* Interview with singer-songwriter Dennis Ellsworth *

Today we feature a phone interview with quality singer-songwriter Dennis Ellsworth who is touring BC all the way from Prince Edward Island. Dennis’ excellent new record ‘As Romantic As It Gets’ has just been released on Busted Flat Records.  Dennis speaks enthusiastically life in PEI and the recording of the record and also brings us back to his early songwriting days on a 4-track in Edmonton, AB.

Featured video: Dennis Ellsworth – ‘Hazy Sunshine’ [2014]