Posts Tagged ‘Tumbleweed’

Podcast #382

September 7, 2019

Featuring Omar Musa, Nice Apples, Chris-a-Riffic and more 

Proton Energy Pills – ‘The Ride’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Carousel’ [AU]
Brother Brick – ‘Beyond My Hands’ [AU]
Scoob McGoon – ‘Eddy Ave’ [AU]
The Burley Griffin – ‘Somewhere Sunny’ [AU]
Omar Musa – ‘Assimilate feat.Tasman Keith’ [AU]
Chris-A-Riffic – ‘I Just Ran Out Of Friends’ [CA]
Chris-A-Riffic – ‘Pleasantries’
Chris-A-Riffic – ‘I Was Around Before Any of You Were Born’ [CA]
Ada Lea – ‘What Makes Me Sad’ [CA]
Mauno – ‘Really Really’ [CA]
Nice Apples – ‘Hard To Know’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile’ [CA]
Alchemist – ‘Dancing To Life’ [AU]

Stoner rock legends Tumbleweed, of Wollongong, formed in 1990, and featured members of local band Proton Energy Pills, namely the Curley brothers. This week we air a Proton Energy Pills song, an early Tumbleweed single, and a track from Brother Brick, featuring Lenny Curley on guitar. I just got back from visiting family back in Australia, and while there I attended a local gig at Smiths Alternative Bookstore where I got to see outstanding singer-songwriters Scoob McGoon, Evan Buckley (of The Burley Griffin) and hip hop artist Omar Musa of Queanbeyan We air a track-a-piece from each of these artists before the Canadian part of the show featuring new Chris-a-Riffic!

Podcast #364

February 16, 2019

Featuring tracks from the Severed Heads Brave New Waves session

Severed Heads – ‘Halo (Intro) (live)’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘Big Blue Is Back? (live)’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘Harold and Cindy Hospital (live)’ [AU]
Short Shadows – ‘Nothing Good Comes Out of Preston’ [AU]
Georgia Reed – ‘Colours’ [AU]
DRMNGNOW – ‘Ancestors ft. Kee’ Ahn’ [AU]
Saltwater Hank – ‘Old Hazleton’ (live) [CA]
Lisa LeBlanc – ‘5748 KM (live)’ [CA]
Chief N’ Council – ‘Holy Ghost’ (live) [CA]
Olivia’s World – ‘Cereal Boxes’ [CA]
Alien Boys – ‘Bender’ [CA]
We Found A Love Bird – ‘Never Would Have Guessed’ [CA]
Adam Winn – ‘Song For The North’ [CA]
Tumbleweed – ‘I Remember’ [AU]

We have a real treat at the top of this weeks show – tracks from a 1986 set from pioneering Australian electronic act Severed Heads, which was recorded live-to-air in Canada, for the Brave New Waves show on CBC radio. Severed Heads, most known for the re-mix of their hit ‘The Dead Eyes Opened’, formed in 1979 and eventually had records released on Nettwerk Records in Canada, and toured with Skinny Puppy. It was during this tour that the live set was recorded and it wasn’t made available until it was released on bandcamp last year. You can hear three tracks from the set today. You can also hear more live tracks, this time from the new ‘Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90​​.​​9 FM.’

Podcast #334

April 28, 2018

Featuring Flowertruck, Jeremy Dutcher, Kellarissa and more!

Tumbleweed – ‘Stoned’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Sundial’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Mr Pharmacist’ [AU]
Scalper – ‘Want’ [NZ]
Flowertruck – ‘Dying To Hear’ [AU]
Primitive Motion – ‘Feed The Signals’ [AU]
Jeremy Dutcher – ‘Mehcinut’ [CA]
Trent Agecoutay – ‘Kokum’s Stories’ [CA]
Mariel Buckley – ‘Rose Coloured Frames’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘Thunderbird’ [CA]
Dennis Ellsworth – ‘The Bottom’ [CA]
Kellarissa – ‘Ocean Electric’ [CA]
shitlordfuckerman – ‘Cicadabanana’ [CA]

It’s fitting to re-visit some tracks from Wollongong-based stoner legends Tumbleweed given the recent 420 celebration here in North America! We feature some country music this week with new tracks from Trent Agecoutay and Mariel Buckley, both of Alberta. Also this week we introduce listeners to Jeremy Dutcher who’s innovative debut album ‘Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa’ includes traditional songs from Wolastoq First Nation communities that were recorded over 100 years ago and preserved on wax cylinders.

Stranded podcast #222

October 31, 2014

* Halloween 2014 *

Happy Halloween 2014! We start the show with a handful of older Australian songs that have a loose Halloween theme – firstly three songs with ‘blood’ in the title, followed by three songs with ghost in the title! The remainder of the show features brand new Canadian music, including tracks from Jordan Klassen, Angie Inglis and more.

Featured video: Gerling – ‘Ghost Patrol’ [1999]

Stranded podcast #214

August 29, 2014

* RIP Jay Curley of Tumbleweed *

This week the sad news broke of the passing of Jay Curley, bassist of legendary Woolongong-based stoner band Tumbleweed.   Jay and his brother Lenny were two of the founding members of the band which became a much-loved and influential stalwart on the Australian music scene of the 1990s.  Tumbleweed were renowned for their  fuzzed out Sabbath-inspired and wah-wah guitar riffs combined with the Beatles-esq melodies of singer Richie Lewis, played at mammoth volume to legions of fans.   Today we offer a tribute to Jay’s contributions to the early years of the band.

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Acid Rain’ [1992]