Posts Tagged ‘Tough Age’

Stranded 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.

Stranded 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!

Featured video: Subhumans – ‘Urban Guerrillas’ (live) [1979]

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]

Stranded podcast #258

August 4, 2015

* Singer-songwriter Janaya Salmond LIVE in the CiTR studio *

This week’s extra special guest is a fresh face to Vancouver’s singer-songwriter scene – Janaya Salmond. Janaya comes from a musical family and has been surrounded by great songwriting all her life, as her father is a music producer. Janaya is a talented multi-instrumentalist and she chose to accompany herself on the show with an uncommon instrument known as a strum-stick. Tune in to hear Janaya soulfully execute two of her original compositions that will no doubt be on her forthcoming debut album!

Featured video: Janaya Salmond – ‘For Joni’ (live) [2015]

Stranded podcast #254

July 4, 2015

* First show in the brand new CiTR studio *

Today marks the very first show in the brand new CiTR Radio studio!  I was skeptical at first but I can firmly say the new building is fantastically ultra modern, spacious and certainly conducive to hosting live acts on air.  That said, I had some teething problems getting my head around the new system so apologies if the podcast contains some technical mishaps.  Another wild card was a fire alarm going off requiring me to put on a CD and vacate the building!  It’s certainly a show I’ll remember…

Featured video: Sun God Replica – ‘Werewolves In Love’ [2014]