Posts Tagged ‘Tough Age’

Podcast #402

May 9, 2020

Featuring Angie McMahan, Motorists, David Newberry and more

TV Colours – ‘The Neighbourhood’ [AU]
TV Colours – ‘Lost Highway’ [AU]
TV Colours – ‘All The Kids Are Grown Up’ [AU]
Possible Humans – ‘Aspiring To Be A Bloke’ [CA]
Baby Machine / The Vee Bees – ‘Please Don’t Touch’ (Johnny Kidd and The Pirates cover) [AU]
Angie McMahan – ‘Everywhere’ (Fleetwood Mac cover) [AU]
New Fries – ‘Ploce’ [CA]
Motorists – ‘Honey Is Flying In All Directions’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Waiting Here’ [CA]
Himalayan Bear – ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Feat. Ashley Shadow’ (Bob Dylan cover) [CA]
Ora Cogan – ‘Sleeping’ [CA]
David Newberry – ‘Afterthought’ [CA]
CLONE – ‘Bubblegum’ [CA]
Split Enz – ‘Time For A Change’ [CA]

This week we start with three tracks from the debut from Canberra-based TV Colours, ‘Purple Skies, Toxic River’, was six years in the making and released in 2013. This bracing blend of distorted guitars and vocals and synths exceptional hooks became an instant classic when it was released. And our mix of new Australian and Canadian tracks features some covers recorded by The Vee Bees, Angie McMahan and Ryan Beattie’s project Himalayan Bear, which has recorded an album of Bob Dylan songs with Vancouver friends during Covid-19 lockdown.

Podcast #394

March 1, 2020

Featuring Victory Lap, Rose Cousins, Jim Alxndr and more

Split Enz – ‘I Got You’ [NZ]
Split Enz – ‘Shark Attack’ [NZ]
Split Enz – ‘I Hope I Never’ [NZ]
Victory Lap – ‘Question Mark’ [AU]
Ben Lee – ‘Sugar Kane’ [AU]
Jim Alxndr – ‘Slave ft. Angie McMahon’ [AU]
Andy Shauf – ‘Neon Skyline’ [CA]
Gordon Lightfoot – ‘Oh So Sweet’ [CA]
Rose Cousins – ‘The Return (Love Comes Back)’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Waiting Here’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘The Surprise Knock’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Kinda Dark’ [CA]
TISM – ‘I’ll ‘Ave Ya!’ [AU]

Split Enz are a legendary band from New Zealand, who were popular in the last 70s to early 80s and who featured the songwriting talents of Neil and Tim Finn. We kick off this week’s show with three tracks from the True Colours album (1980), starting off with the extraordinary single ‘I Got You.’ Victory Lap is the latest project of Melbourne’s Alex Badham (formerly Aleks and The Ramps) and we air a track from their debut record as well as a Sonic Youth cover that Ben Lee has released on his latest record Quarter Century Classix.

Podcast #366

April 6, 2019

Featuring The Fauves, The Honey Tongues, Daniel Romano and more

The Fauves – ‘Thin Body Thin’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Dwarf On Dwarf’ [AU]
The Fauves – ‘Self Abuser’ [AU]
Kyle Maher – ‘Serenity’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Tasmania’ [AU]
Tiny Fighter – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
Daniel Romano – ‘All The Reaching Trims’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Super Subtle Folk Song’ [CA]
Tough Age – ‘Me In Glue’ [CA]
Seer – ‘Seven Stars, Seven Stones’ [CA]
The Honey Tongues – ‘Healthy God’ [CA]

Melbourne band The Fauves, who formed in 1988, are back soon with their 12th album. I can’t wait to hear more of the bands delightfully skewed melodies and the lyrical witticisms of Andy Cox. We kick off today’s show with singles from the band’s first three albums, including 90s hit ‘Self Abuser.’ Perth’s psychedelic masters Pond are back with a new single called ‘Tasmania’ which you can hear along with a selection of new Canadian tracks from Geoff Berner, Tough Age and more.

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.