Category: Episodes

Start the Music! 009 – Sam Eastmond (Composer)



This episode of Start the Music! I talk to Sam Eastmond, composer and one of the leaders of Spike Orchestra. We talk about music and community, being a band geek and the usual questions about first albums and first gigs. I also give some details about upcoming episode 10 and check out that SOCAN image on the sidebar! We’re licensed!

Find all you need to know about Spike Orchestra at: www.spikeorchestra.com
Cerberus: Masada Book Two The Spike Orchestra play John Zorn’s Masada available everywhere (also direct from the band)

For the full length (barely edited) interview with Sam – Click Here

Also mentioned on the podcast: 

40 and Knocked Up
Seen and Heard in Edmonton


TRACK LISTING

1. Black Sheep – Abandin All Hope


Bandcamp
Twitter / Facebook

2. Salaries & Wages – The Real McCoys


Bandcamp
Twitter / Facebook

3. Life Inside – Spike Orchestra

Intro from the track: Construction – Spike Orchestra

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 9 

*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can!

Start the Music! 008 – Kylie Rebecca (Tour Photographer)



There’s more to the music industry than just bands, and this week I talk to tour photographer and videographer Kylie Rebecca about doing photoshoots, being on tour and staying inspired. A picture is worth a thousand podcasts so make sure you check out her portfolio. This episode’s music selections are taken from the USA, UK and Canada – there is something for everyone.


Kylie Rebecca Photography



TRACK LISTING

1. College in a Nutshell – The Bomb Shelter Dropouts


Twitter: @BombDropouts
Spotify 
/ Bandcamp

2. Daytime TV – Standing Like Statues


Twitter: @LikeStatuesUK
Facebook
 / Youtube

3. Play it Safe – Petric

Twitter: @PetricMusic / Website
Youtube

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 8 

*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can.

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Start the Music! 007 – Chris Cote



This episode we’re going to bring some Southern California to your ears as I interview singer & bassist of the band Kut-U-Up on his way to grab some waves. Fun fact: This is the first interview I have ever done with someone in a wetsuit. We talk about the Pop Disaster Tour, quickly approaching the 15th anniversary of its last show (June 17, 2002) and the exploits of a band nobody knew accompanying two of the biggest pop punk bands of the time on tour. All that AND music from Chin Up, Kid & Sharp/Shock!


Music played on the podcast from their 2 song EP


As mentioned in the podcast:

Monday M.A.S.S with Chris Cote / iTunes
YEWOnline

Buy the DVD “Riding in Vans with Boys” on Amazon

 

Shadow of Everest – New EP out June 9th 2017 “Idle Hands” (bandcamp)



TRACK LISTING

1: Yesterday – Chin Up, Kid


Twitter: @ChinUpKidIN
Facebook / Bandcamp

2: Away from the Man – Sharp/Shock


Twitter: @SharpShock
Website / Heart & Skull

3: Eyeline – Kut-U-Up

Twitter / Facebook
Youtube

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 7 

*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can.

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Start the Music! 006 – The Ludvico Treatment



We’ve got catchy songs this week from Shinobi Ninja and Mr. Happy Chainsaw, and a 30 minute interview featuring Alex Kennard & Adam Veenendaal of the Ludvico Treatment. We talk shoegaze, Propagandhi, band members being in different parts of the country and still making music, Everclear concerts that got out of hand (video below) and how the Ludvico Treatment came to be celebrating 10 years together.

JustGiving Page for Manchester Evening News Fundraiser


Image: H.L. Goyer | Lettering: Alexis Young


As mentioned in the Interview:
Everclear performing at HMV in Calgary 1997

Doctor Who: Reality Bomb Podcast
Adam Vee Music Productions



TRACK LISTING

1: What If Times – Shinobi Ninja


Twitter: @ShinobiNinja
Facebook / Youtube

2: Standing There – Mr. Happy Chainsaw


Twitter: @MrHappyChainsaw
Facebook (pre-order links)

3: Roads – The Ludvico Treatment

Youtube
Soundcloud / Facebook

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 6 

*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can.
(Click album art for iTunes/bandcamp links)

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Start the Music! 005 – Alan Hempsall



Episode 005 – Alan Hempsall

It’s all about punk and post punk in this weeks interview. No CanCon this time. We have two great American bands and two tracks from our feature interview Alan Hempsall from the UK band Crispy Ambulance. If you have seen the indie movie/biographical film CONTROL about the life of Ian Curtis from Joy Division, you may recognize his name. This is a long episode folks, we’re getting close to an hour territory. I promise to talk as little as possible.


Twitter: @subliminal0ne
Website: SubliminalImpulse.com



TRACK LISTING

1: BEST PART OF ME – Fatgrip


Twitter: @Fatgrip
Website / Soundcloud

2: YOUTH DECAY – When Thieves Are About


Instagram: @whenthievesareabout
Twitter: @WTAANJPOPPUNK
Website / Bandcamp

3: PRESENCE – Crispy Ambulance

4: LOUPGAROU – Crispy Ambulance

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 5 

*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can.
(Click album art for iTunes links)

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Start the Music! 004 – Real Sickies



Episode 004 – Show Notes

We have not two, but four tracks for you to listen to this week. Enhance your commute or make your house-cleaning a little less painful with some great music. This weeks feature is an interview with Ben Disaster from the Alberta band Real Sickies.

An important crowdfunding campaign for a feature documentary called Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché needs your help (deadline is May 2)



TRACK LISTING

1: GODSPEED – Point North


Twitter: @Pointnorthband

2: TOUCH ME AGAIN – Petrol Girls


Facebook
Twitter: @Petrol_Girls
Touch Me Again music video

3: DUALITY ft. Swain – Bells and Robes


Website & Swain
Twitter

4: COOL CLUB – Real Sickies

Facebook
Twitter

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 4 

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Start the Music! 003 – Beggars Bunce



Episode 003 – Show Notes

 

 

 

 

This episode features music and an interview with Bob Fleming from the Beggar’s Bunce and a live recording of the title track of their album Silent Revolution.

First Track: Better Days – Worthless


Hit the North Fest Poster & Better Days UK Tour 2017 poster

Second Track: Punchline – Darkest Dark


The Netflix Special Kickstarter (Which will have ended) – UPDATE: IT GOT FUNDED!!
Their cover of Madam Me (and listen to the original by Alkaline Trio while you’re at it)
Youtube video that hooked first me on Punchline:

Bob Fleming/Beggar’s Bunce interview:

King King & Reef
Paul Weller plays the Jam’s A Town Called Malice
Iceland’s silent revolution

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 3

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Start the Music! 002 – Brother Octopus



The first full-length, proper STM episode.

This week we have an interview and a track called Synth Cowboy from the Edmonton band Brother Octopus.

Baby Teeth – Taco Hell
Over Again – Old Towns

What music is making your life a little better this week?
Kat rambles about the new Blink 182 single Parking Lot and would have talked about the single Misery if it hadn’t been released just after recording. Spoiler: it’s really good.


New Window: Start the Music! Episode 2

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Start the Music! 001 – An Introduction

In this, the first episode of Start the Music! I explain what the podcast is all about and feature the single “The Victim” by Shadow of Everest. Note: As of writing this the podcast is still pending review on iTunes so, if you’d like to download the episode do so here and I hope the feed is up by next episode. Two weeks!

Also, I want your music! Email or DM me a link on twitter to your bandcamp/Reverbnation/Soundcloud pages and I’d love to feature some on the show.

(Available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play)

 

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