Posts Tagged ‘Twerps’

Podcast #313

October 14, 2017

Featuring Barker Boy, Twerps, Lisa Muswagon and more

The Black Diamonds – ‘I Want, Need, Love You’ [AU]
The Loved Ones – ‘Everlovin’ Man’ [AU]
The Atlantics – ‘Come On’ [AU]
Twerps – ‘It’s Time’ [AU]
Travis Caudle – ‘Out On A Limb’ [AU]
Barker Boy feat Yirrmal – ‘Maryunna’ [AU]
Julie and the Wrong Guys -‘Love and Leaving’ [CA]
The Pack AD – ‘Dollhouse’ [CA]
Lisa Muswagon – ‘Rabbit Travels Hwy 6’ [CA]
Mapstone – ‘Life Sweet Life’ [CA]
Respectful Child – ‘Trickle’ [CA]
Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)

At the top of this week’s show we feature three more bands listed on the most excellent article The History Of Australian Punk in 30 Tracks – The Black Diamonds, The Loved Ones and The Atlantics. We’re still in the 1960s with this list so plenty more bands to come!

We air a track that Melbourne-based guitar-pop outfit Twerps have contributed to the Thirty Days of Yes subscription mixtape of Australian bands. The tape was developed in response to the controversial Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, and tape supports the LGBTQI+ community, particularly the youth community who don’t have a voice in the public debate. And lots of great new Canadian music including a track from Lisa Muswagon of Pimicikamak Cree Nation and a meticulously crafted violin piece from Respectful Child out of Saskatoon.

Stranded podcast #242

April 6, 2015

* Featuring Lime Spiders *

We kick off the show with a few blistering singles from 80s underground legends Lime Spiders (you can find ’25th Hr’ and ‘Out Of Control’ on the indispensable 2 x CD compilation ‘Do The Pop’).  Lime Spiders, led by singer Mick Blood, were in operation primarily from 1979 until 1990.  They didn’t release their full-length, the classic ‘The Cave Comes Alive!’ until 1987 after years of honing their live act in the beer barns of Australia. Their sound is distinctive for the time in that they were powered by punk and almost metallic riffing, but also drawing on the influences of psychedelic and Nuggets-era American rock.  The resulting musical concoction was exhilarating.

Featured video: Lime Spiders – ‘Weirdo Libido’ [1987]

Stranded podcast #236

February 13, 2015

* Featuring tracks by Cub, Feedtime, The Church and more *

I had a chance meeting at CiTR radio today with Robynn Iwata, vox and guitar with the band Cub who were one of the early flagship bands of Vancouver’s venerable Mint Records label (thanks for the introduction Nardwuar!). Cub helped pioneer the jangle-guitar pop punk that became known as ‘cuddlecore’. You can hear a couple of Cub songs at the start of the show as well as tracks from their one of their contemporaries, Maow, featuring a young Neko Case.

A highlight of the second half of the show is the debut single from Vancouver’s Ashley Shadow. Ashley has been a part of many projects in the past, most notably as bassist for The Organ. This stunning song showcases her remarkable voice prowess.

Featured video:  Cub – ‘My Chinchilla’ [1993]

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]

Stranded podcast #120

July 28, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120727-175930-to-20120727-193526.mp3

* Featuring the classic ‘Weedseed’ 7″ from Woollongong stoner legends Tumbleweed *

Last weekend during the Khatsalano Fest in Kits, I strolled into Zulu Records and stumbled across a copy of the classic ‘Weedseed‘ 7″ by Tumbleweed!  What an amazing find.  It’s a beautiful 2 x orange vinyl with a photo pasted inside and cool artwork by Lenny.  Tumbleweed was the first live band I ever saw in Canberra and I always kept up with what they were doing on record.  It’s exciting to hear they have re-formed and are recording again as well.  I wonder if they’ll ever make it to North America…? Today on the show I couldn’t help but play the whole EP in it’s entirety, going right back to 1992.  For many listeners, this may be an introduction to a this classic ‘stoner’ band from Woollongong.  I’m sure you’ll be hungry for more!

Also on today’s show I feature a couple of Australian bands that are gaining attention from listeners in the US – Twerps and Royal Headache.  Both of these bands have been added to many college station playlists in the past few weeks.  Exciting stuff.  I play a track from the debut album by Australian indie rockers The Valery Trails and finish up with some local tracks by prominent folkies Geoff Berner and Buckman Coe.  MG

Tumbleweed – ‘Fish Out Of Water’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – The Sky Is High’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Fritz’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Come & Get It’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ [AU]
Lower Plenty – ‘Nullarbor’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Tonight’ [AU]
The Dirty Three – ‘Rising Below’ [AU]
Twerps – ‘Who Are You?’ [AU]
Royal Headache – ‘Never Again’ [AU]
Tim Rogers – ‘Go On Out, Get Home’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘On The Perfume River’ [AU]
Peter Black – ‘Looking For The Devil In Every Detail’ [AU]
Geoff Berner and the Associates – ‘Light Enough to Travel (live)’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Far Fetched’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Leaving Samskara’ [CA]

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ (live) [2009]