Episode 25! The quarter-century show

It’s the quarter-century show! As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it.

Hmmm… Dreampop, indie rock, sensitive alternafolk(?). And an nifty song from Melbourne of the late ‘70s-early ‘80s that always reminds me of LCD Soundsystem, who are also in the playlist. Tasty.


Your setlist:

Seafog, The Crown
Victories at Sea, Echoes
Ghost Twin, Plastic Heart
Young Galaxy, Stay for Real
Billy Moon, Tarranoh
Essendon Airport, I Feel a Song Coming On
LCD Soundsystem, Call the Police
Foam, Get on Board
Pregnancy, First Kiss
Drennon Davis & Karen Kilgariff, Dreams
I.D.A.L.G., Lac de plumes
Fog Lake, Rattlesnake
The Quivers, Chinatown

Episode 24 – April 30, 2017: All over the map

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it. A mixed bag of Australian hiphop, Canadian indie rock, Latino punk, and New Zealand shoegaze. And that’s just the first 15 minutes.


Your setlist:

Eyes No Eyes, On TV
Birdz, Hunger Voodoo
Peeling, Vulture’s Game
Ausencia, Policia
The Quivers, Pigeons
Mere Women, Big Skies
The Afghan Whigs, Arabian Heights
Mark Lanegan Band, Drunk on Destruction
The Chinchees, Animal Genes
Pale Lips, Hiding from the Moon
The Survivalists, Love to Hate Your Loving
Jess Locke, Better/Bitter
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, French Press
Yi, Ladyfingers
The Caretaker, What does it matter how my heart breaks

ATR Radio Episode 23: Back from a break

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it. Four weeks from the last show means an overabundance of great tunes.


Your playlist:

Wolf Shield, Polarize
Depeche Mode, Scum
You’ll Never Get to Heaven, Images
Black Cab, Senses Wild
The Wilcannia Mob: Intergeneration, Our Country, Our Way
Lucky Luke, Jacks
A.B. Original, 2 Black 2 Strong
KAYEX, My Friends
Jade Image, Walkin’ Around
Boss Hog, Rodeo Chica
Teen Daze, Rising (w/ Sound of Ceres)
, Ubu
The Low Joy Ceiling, No One Wants to Hear Another Protest Song
Time for Dreams, The Stranger

Episode 22, guys. Way into the double digits

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it. Hello Seahorse! marks 10 years with a live album, Batpiss returns, Confidence Man follow up on a terrific first single (and get signed to a label!), and we check back in with the remarkable Fog Lake. And so much more.

Full playlist below.


The Afghan Whigs, Demon in Profile
Hello Seahorse!, Bestia (En Vivo)
Mark Lanegan, Beehive
Batpiss, Weatherboard Man
W I N C H E S T E R, Last Day of the Year
She-Devils, The World Laughs
Confidence Man, Bubblegum
mark mills, Fancy White Face
EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, Endless Love
Lou Canon, Fever
Lastlings, Urges
Danko Jones, I Gotta Rock
Prepared, Open the Doors
dumb, Trophy
Fog Lake, Roswell

All the Rage no. 20: Australian dance + Canadian punk rock = profit?

Your biweekly dose of dissonant, poppy goodness, from Canada, Australia and beyond! As always, links to the music played on the show are in the setlist below. Enjoy!


Your setlist:

Kaade, All the air
Mum and Dad, The Temple of Mum and Dad
Ela Minus, I Wish I Had a Hat
100%, Lost Youth
Fog Lake, novocaine
Weed, Favourite Hate
Omerta, Pyromania
Sore Points, Tonight
Alien Boys, Gentrification
Collagen, Bullshit
Expanda Fuzz, At War With Summer
Spinning Coin, Raining on Hope Street
Rogue Wave, She Sells Sanctuary
Cocobeurre, Talk to Me
Prada Fantasies (f. Kimchi Princi)

All the Rage no. 20: Canadian and (some) Australian goodness


Lots of new good tunes for you, mostly from Canada but, as always, some nifty sounds from Australia. Your setlist:

Danko Jones, My Little RnR

Timber Timbre, Sewer Blues
Twin Rains, a Swim
Bomba Estereo, Pa’ Ti
Yi, Not so Dead
Kaptur, Future Proof
Pink Briks, Air Raid Sirens
Selfoss, Afterglow
Homeshake, Khmlwugh
Violet Swells, Gravity Wins Again
Orion, Execution
Sandals, Real Alberta Advantage
Bored Décor, Post Soviet Princess
Heart Beach, NRG

All the Rage no. 19: Legal in some provinces… and Hobart!

Another week, another 60 minutes of great under-the-radar tuneage (also: new Slowdive), mainly from Australia and Canada. Including a spotlight on a really superb collection of music from Hobart, put out by Rough Skies Records. Pick it up!


Your setlist:

Jack T Wotton and the Wünderz, The Böy
Slowdive, Star Roving
Slowly, Same Lines
Heart Beach, Teeth
Powernap, Some Nights
Foxy Morons, Ex
EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, Walk the Night
Filthy Little Star, White Bread
Phanosland, From a Different City, On a Lonely  Bus
Willaris. K, Alchemy
The Courtneys, Tour
Dream Whip, Hoosker Du
melrose, the frog croaks out songs that make no sense
Raeburn, Moonlights

All the Rage no. 18: The Inauguration Edition

So I recorded this on January 20, a day that will live on in … etc., etc. Don’t know if you watched the inauguration, but I didn’t bother. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, and we have four years to deal with it, so no need to catch the speech (I watched it later, for professional purposes. Verdict: I made the right call).

While the new US president was doing his thing, I spent my time putting together this podcast. Music and art: it’s a cliché, but they’re good for the soul. Lots of good tunes this week, as always, including a few political-leaning songs, cuz why not? Enjoy.


Your setlist:

Jetta, I’d Love to Change the World

Thievery Corporation, Letter to the Editor (f. Racquel Jones)

Albrecht La’Brooy, Hospital Road

AB Original, January 26

Reindeer, Shoot to Kill

Dragon Boy Suede, I Heal with My Steel

Kye Plant, The Gender Binary is a Jail Cell

Dorothea Paas, Meant 2

Consilience, Home Soon

Xarah Dion, Fugitive

No Goods, Stray

Wet Lips, Can’t Take It Anymore

Run the Jewels, A Report to the Shareholders

Song of the week: mi’ens, Dewey Decibel System

Vancouver’s mi’ens gets math rock right. Their latest release, Challenger (whose cover is a not-exactly-tasteful rendering of the explosion of the shuttle of the same name), is simultaneously soothing, unsettling and menacing in its use of repetition and, as they put it, odd time signatures (I was pleasantly pleased to find that they use this as a bandcamp tag, which yields a lot of other listening options).

Dewey Decibel System (great song title) leans toward the soothing side of their sound, which is probably why it’s my favourite track and has already garnered repeated listens – the world being what it is these days I can only take so much anxiety from my music. That said, Challenger’s definitely wormed its way into my life soundtrack.


All the Rage no. 17: Back to basics

New music. From Canada and Australia. Also, this week, from Spain and Mexico. Looking to Spanish-language music sites like Me Hace Ruido for inspiration. Sixty minutes. Let’s get to it.


Your setlist:

Forty Seven Teeth, Payphone
Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, O Salve Eris
Pagan, Wine and Lace
Mi’ens, Dewey Decibel System
Lovely Head, Show Up
Kimchi Princi, She’s That Princi (prod. Atro)
DIANA, Slipping Away (Bad Channels remix)
, Sueños de Amor
Self Talk, Untitled
Sandals, Polished
Morning TV, Don’t Call Me Back
Chocolat, On est meilleurs qu’REM
Black Springs, Slinky Day
Jons, Equistrean Form
Little Jesus, Mala Onda