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the interview show: Kim Churchill 2013

Kim Churchill is an indie folk, rock and blues singer, songwriter and musician from Australia. He’s developing a sizeable fan following in Canada. A fan myself, it’s been great to watch his progress, from busking to playing a bigger club with each visit.

I chatted with Kim Churchill last time he was in town. In the interview, he tells me about the deal he made with his dad to take classic guitar lessons and why his entourage eats so many oranges (among other things). Listen to our chat!

the interview show with Kim Churchill

Kim Churchill “Season’s Grind” This is Kim‘s most “rawk” track off his 2012 record Detail of Distance. He tells me in the interview how his time here in Canada influenced this song.

Kim Churchill “Sarah” This song is about Kim‘s sister. Listen to the interview to hear the whole story.

Kim Churchill will be back in Vancouver this Wednesday at the Biltmore. He’s just released a new record, Silence/Win. See you there!

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the interview show: The Darcys

No one can deny that Toronto’s favourite indie rockers The Darcys are ambitious. Back when they announced their debut record on Canada’s legendary Arts & Crafts record label, they also declared the record would be the first in a trilogy. You have to admire that.

Their latest record Warring is the final part of this trilogy and the culmination of their work so far. Jason and Wes from the band were happy to sit down and talk openly about the band’s wild and rocky career. I start the interview with a cheesy, icebreaker type question. The reaction from these serious but ultra-charming fellows is hilarious and our chat only gets more amusing from there. Listen!

the interview show with The Darcys

The Darcys “The River” My favourite song off their latest record. The band picked this challenging track to be their first radio single off Warring. Why? Listen to our chat!

The Darcys “Lost Dogfights” The band also tells me why this song has a special place in their hearts.

The Darcys return to Vancouver (with Reuben and the Dark) at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 5, 2014 (Friday). See you there!

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the interview show: Yppah

It seems like the Long Beach Ninja Tune electronic artist Yppah (sometimes known as Joe Corrales, Jr.) has become a constant touring partner of fellow NY Ninja Tune labelmate and hip hop producer Blockhead.  A few years ago while on tour with Blockhead, Yppah met musician, artivist and vocalist Anomie Bell. Strangely Yppah and Bell clicked and together they’ve made some of Yppah‘s most interesting tracks.

I chatted with Yppah (yeah, it’s “happy” backwards, but pronounced “Yip-Ah”) inside his tour van on a very rainy day and I get this very shy guy to spill his guts! Listen to our chat.

the interview show with Yppah

Yppah “D. Song” feat. Anomie Belle Yppah mixes melancholic electronica, breakbeat drum samples with shoegazer melodies set in an atmospheric sound landscape and Anomie Bell‘s voice takes everything to the next level.

Yppah “Soon Enough” feat. Anomie Belle

Blockhead and Yppah are back in Vancouver tomorrow, Thursday April 3, 2014, at Venue Nightclub. See you there!

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the interview show: Cloud Control

Legend has it that the four future members of Australian band Cloud Control met at the rehearsals for a production of The Pirates of Penzance, where a series of random events led them to the green room. This story is entirely made up, but the band does have an interesting origin story.

When I met Alister (Al) Wright and Jeremy Kelshaw from the band, I knew I had to ask them why did Cloud Control make up this crazy story–especially when the real band origin is still pretty cool? Al and Jeremy answer this question and many more… Listen to our chat.

the interview show with Cloud Control

Cloud Control “Dojo Rising” A lot of fans think that Cloud Control‘s singer Al beats himself up a lot in his lyrics. They are talking about this song mostly so I get Al and Jeremy to comment and it turns out they have never talked about this with each other before!

Cloud Control “Promises” Al wrote this one while he was left alone on a French Island after a call from his girlfriend.

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www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 3-3:30pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)

the interview show: The Belle Game

Most bands like to do interviews after soundcheck or after a show–meaning late at night–but not The Belle Game. Instead Vancouver’s dark orchestral pop makers chose to do our interview at 10am on a Sunday morning. Arg!

Still groggy from my Saturday night, I pulled myself out of bed early to meet with Adam and Kat at a trendy Main Street coffee house. (If you listen carefully you can hear guys with beards asking cute pierced baristas about their Sunday morning swim meets.) I may have been wobbly from the night before, but I still got the band to talk about The Belle Game‘s elusive and shy lead singer Andrea, band thank you note etiquette, and the last time they really got wild.

Listen to my chat with Vancouver’s favorite goody-two-shoes band… (Just kidding: they’re tea-lovin’ animals!)

the interview show with The Belle Game

The Belle Game “River” In the interview Adam and Kat tell me how this song changed the band.

The Belle Game “Blame Fiction” This track from their current record Ritual Tradition Habit was inspired by a modern day diva. Which one? You’ll have to listen to the show!

The Belle Game are currently on tour at SXSW and more. You can find out more on the band’s website.

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www.ckdu.ca (Halifax, NS, Saturdays 1:30-2:00am AST)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 3-3:30pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)

the interview show: Metronomy

When I caught up with Joseph Mount (right), the founder of UK electronic band Metronomy, he was a few drinks into his night and in a fun mood. While he puffed away on a cigarette, I got him to talk about good and bad band girlfriends, getting “too commercial” and great stoner records.

the interview show with Metronomy

Metronomy “The Look” (Fred Falke Remix) I haven’t done a dance act for a while, so enjoy these remixes.

Metronomy “The Bay” (Erol Alkan Reedit) Metronomy have had a slew of great remixes and here’s my fav.

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www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)

the interview show: Hot Panda 2

I met Hot Panda on a typical Vancouver rainy night behind the Cobalt. We all crowded into the Prius belonging to HP lead singer Chris Connelly. I got the band to talk about public nudity, destroying tour vans and other secret band gossip.

This particular chat was an interview show first. Half the band walked out in the middle of the interview! Don’t worry! It’s a funny story. You’ll have to listen to hear how it all goes down!

the interview show with Hot Panda

Hot Panda “Future Markets” Hot Panda’s 3rd record Go Outside marks the band’s first record as a Vancouver band. This is the best track on the band’s new record. I hope the band continues making more tracks like this one.

Hot Panda “Language” This song celebrates monogamous relationships. It’s about a couple who develop their own language to communicate with each other!

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www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)

the interview show: Boats 2

Winnipeg’s Boats have been a favorite of mine ever since their 2nd record Cannonballs, Cannonballs. Lead singer/songwriter Mat (far right) looks like an angry civil servant, but he sings like a Muppet.

Boats “Haircuts for Everybody!!” This track made me a fan.

Boats have just released their latest record A Fairway Full of Miners. When it came time to chat, the entire band and me crowded into their lush half-tour van, half RV. (Boats lovingly call their van “Beth.”) Once the mic was on, only three members of Boats would talk, but they had already made their first big mistake letting me inside their headquarters. Soon they had no choice but to tell me everything.

the interview show with Boats

Boats “Getting Worst.jpeg” The next step in the evolution of Boats. Why did Mat name the track like this? You’ll have to listen to our interview to find out.

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www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
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the interview show: Dan Deacon

Where do I start? In the mid-2000s, Dan Deacon emerged from the Baltimore scene as one of the few guys who could successfully merge electronic music, art, partying and spectacle into one potent, life-affirming mix.

Talking with Dan was a real treat. So many artists have big, far-reaching goals and Dan not only has the ambition, but also the ability to clearly articulate what he is doing. Listen to him talk about sustainability and then answer a question about the last weird thing to get stuck in his beard.

the interview show with Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon “Padding Ghost” The big track off his 2009 record Bromst.

Dan Deacon “True Thrush” A track from his latest release, boldly titled, America.

Sadly Dan Deacon is not coming back to delight Vancouver with another show anytime soon, but he is touring North America and Europe this summer.

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www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)
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the interview show: Mother Mother

2011 was a big year for Vancouver’s Mother Mother, their third album Eureka gave the world my favorite Mother Mother track, “The Stand.” The band followed up Eureka with another solid release, The Sticks.

When it came time to chat about The Sticks, MM‘s frontman Ryan Guldemond (centre) chose to meet me at Cafe Deux Soleils, Commercial Drive’s legendary vegetarian eatery / coffee house / slam poetry space / live venue.

It turns out, Ryan has a history with Cafe Deux Soleils. Listen to our chat to find out all the details. One thing I love about Ryan is that he never minces words–which always makes for a lively conversation.

the interview show with Mother Mother

Mother Mother “The Stand” My absolute all-time favorite MM track. I get Ryan to take me thru writing this track. Awesome.

Mother Mother “Happy” A bittersweet introspective track and Ryan’s favorite on the record, The Sticks.

Mother Mother “Bit By Bit” My fav track from The Sticks.

You can catch Mother Mother on the summer festival circuit soon.

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www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
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