Posts Tagged ‘We Found A Love Bird’

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.’

Stranded podcast #241

March 28, 2015

* Featuring the music of The Seekers *

In keeping with the regular format of this show, we begin with featuring some older Australian music, this week in the form of three classics from easy-listening folk act The Seekers, who celebrated their 50 year anniversary in 2012.  It shouldn’t be forgotten that this five-piece, fronted by Judith Durham, have sold millions and albums and in the mid-60s were even competing with heavy-weights like The Rolling Stones on the UK albums charts. The band broke up only 6 years after the initial whirl-wind of international acclaim that began shortly after the band’s inception.

Featured video: The Seekers – ‘Georgy Girl’ [1967]

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 #193

April 9, 2014

* Interview with Tim Hart of Boy and Bear *

Today’s interview is with Tim Hart, drummer of Australian band Boy and Bear. He calls through from his hotel in Edmonton, AB where the band had just arrived after playing SXSW in Austin, TX. Boy and Bear have made a name for themselves internationally on the strength of their lush atmospheric pop songs, and a popular cover of the Crowded House classic ‘Fall At Your Feet’. Tim speaks fondly of his connection with Canadian audiences, as well as filling us in on the origins of the band, and his eagerly anticipating an upcoming tour of regional Australian townships.

Featured video: Boy and Bear –  ‘Southern Sun’ [2013]

Stranded podcast #190

March 18, 2014

* Ottway, Broder, Allen LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Local outfit Ottway, Broder, Allen are our special in-studio guests today!  What makes the band unique is it’s combination of three establish songwriters, with a reputation for injecting a healthy dose of fun rock action into their live act.  It’s a pleasure to have them in the studio chatting and playing three songs from their debut album ‘Decades: Reign.Liberty.Rock.’ You can download a copy of the album at http://obadecades.bandcamp.com/ and keep an eye out for local dates in the near future…

Featured video:  Ottway, Broder, Allen – ‘Decades: Reign.Liberty.Rock’ (the making of) [2014]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioEKKgutRzw