Posts Tagged ‘Useless Children’

Stranded podcast #178

December 1, 2013

* Featuring an interview with Steve from Melbourne noise/punk band Useless Children *

Tonight my home recording project M.Lund is supporting some fantastic local musicians!  First up on the show you can hear Reef Shark, Collapsing Opposites and Ruffled Feathers who play Astorino’s in Vancouver this eve.

Earlier this year I had a chance encounter with Steve, the bassist of Melbourne-based punk band Useless Children who were playing at a basement show in Vancouver while on tour of the West Coast.  We had a great chat in the backyard and agreed to connect again on the phone for an interview.  Today you can here Steve speak about the recent tour, his bands uncompromising sound and his connection to legendary fuzzed-out Australian band Magic Dirt and their singer Adalita

Featured video: Useless Children – ‘Walk Away (feat. David Yow)’ [2013]

 

Stranded podcast #164

August 9, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-164/

* Featuring an interview with Australian blues musician Ash Grunwald in anticipation of his 15 August show at the Media Club *

Last night at a house show I had a chance meeting with Steve, the bassist of Melbourne-based punk band Useless Children, was passing through town on a west-coast tour. I was blown away by the intensity of the performance in a cramped Vancouver basement, and I was delighted to hear the influence of Magic Dirt, in the powerful overdriven guitar work.  Steve revealed his devotion to Magic Dirt, and his enthusiasm re-invigorated my own love of this seminal band from Geelong.  Today on the show I play the entire ‘Signs Of Satanic Youth’ EP from 1993, before airing the brand new single for front woman Adalita.

The well-travelled Australian blues musician Ash Grunwald phones through today to speak about his new record Garganuta, which features the musical powerhouse of Scott Owen and Andy Strachan of  The Living End on bass and drums.  Ash speaks about the evolution of his experimental electronica-influenced blues style.  He also reveals his passion for raising awareness of significant environmental issues through the avenue of his music.  Catch Ash Grunwald live at the Media Club in Vancouver on 15 Aug!

And we end the show with a brief tribute to Canadian Aboriginal folk musician Willie Dunn who passed away this week in Ottawa.  RIP.

Magic Dirt – ‘Eat your blud’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Touch That Space’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Redhead’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Choker’ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘Fearless Fly’ [AU]
Useless Children – ‘Locked Groove’ [AU]
Ash Grunwald – ‘Longtime’ [AU]
Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 1
Ash Grunwald – ‘The Last Stand’ [AU]
Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 2
Ash Grunwald – ‘Mojo’ [AU]
Interview with Ash Grunwald pt 3
Ash Grunwald – ‘Smokestack Lightening’ [AU]
Willie Dunn – ‘Son of a Sun’ [CA]

Featured video: Ash Grunwald – ‘Longtime’ [2012]