Skip to content

Tag: Pop Music

Episode Twelve Show Notes – Say Lou Lou

Say Lou Lou official website

Photo by Nicolas Karakatsanis

‘Golden Child’ video

Immortelle MANIFESTO

‘Julian’ video

‘Electrify’ – Lucid Dreaming bonus track

Miranda & Elektra joining their father, Steve Kilbey, for ‘The Unguarded Moment’ when The Church played The Fonda in Hollywood, September 15th, 2017. Aug was there and it was his favourite musical moment of the year.

 

‘Insomnia’ by Curious Yellow. Karin Jansson (the twins’ mother) produced by Steve Kilbey (their father).

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Mina’s ‘Se Telefonando’

 

Nick Cave’s lovely letter in response to a fan asking about the death of his son

 

Leave a Comment

Episode Twelve – Say Lou Lou

“There’s always a bit of Bergman when we do anything. Especially because with us being two women, the visual placements of faces together are so Bergman, how he structurally and visually put people in relation to each other…His depiction of women in film is so real, so true.”

Aug Stone talks to Miranda & Elektra Kilbey about The Eternal Spirit of Woman on their gorgeous new Say Lou Lou album Immortelle, Bergman, James Bond, covering their parents’ classic ‘Under The Milky Way’, and much more.

Show Notes Here…

Leave a Comment

Episode Eleven – Fightmilk

Alex: Tell me that riff doesn’t rule.
Lily: It does rule. But it came from a place of grumpy, instead of a place of love. And it should’ve come from a place of…lumpy.
– Fightmilk on their anthem ‘Your Girlfriend’

Aug Stone talks to Fightmilk about their brilliant debut album Not With That Attitude, ill-fated foreign holidays making great songs, putting Weezer in a blender, romanticizing Scandinavian crime dramas, hayfever being more complicated than you might think, Keith Top Of The Pops’ eternal benevolence in bestowing life to new bands, falling madly in love with music, and much much more.

Show Notes Here…

Leave a Comment

Episode Nine – Even As We Speak

“I was on the train to work listening to Camper Van Beethoven, thinking what’s gonna be a good direction. In particular, I was listening to the way they were using a lot of different instrumentation, and from that it occurred to me that we really need to stop having a style, stop looking for a sound or a direction, and just do everything. And do it in a very spontaneous way. The idea was to have no real filters on what we were doing, so there’s really no editing on Feral Pop Frenzy. Everything that came into our heads, we’d do it. It’s a record that was ahead of its time in a lot of ways, but at its heart it’s still pop music. It’s the creative process without being limited by what you think you should or shouldn’t do.” – Matt Love, Even As We Speak

 

Aug Stone talks to Australian POP legends Even As We Speak about creative freedom, America, rock masses, John Peel, their time with such luminous indie labels as Phantom Records, Sarah Records and now Emotional Response, their summer 2018 tour, and much more.

 

Show Notes Here…

Leave a Comment

Episode Nine Show Notes – Even As We Speak

                                                                              Photo by Joshua Morris

 

Even As We Speak website.

Even As We Speak Bandcamp page.

Emotional Response Bandcamp page for Four Song Comp with Even As We Speak’s ‘Stay With Me’ & ‘Football Star’. 

 

‘Drown’ video. One the finest POP songs of all-time. Awesome video too.

 

‘Clouds’ video. From The Black Forest EP.

 

‘One Step Forward’ video.

 

‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ (New Order cover)

 

‘Goes So Slow’

 

‘Love Is The Answer’

 

‘Getting Faster’ Live At Indietracks 2018. Note the spacesuits.

 

‘Drown’ Live at Indietracks 2018.

 

‘(All You Find Is) Air’ Peel Session. Available on Yellow Food: The Peel Sessions

 

Check out Mary’s Her Name In Lights project.

 

And Matt’s solo country project.

 

Live at the Dome, London
Leave a Comment

Episode Seven Show Notes – Sarah Cracknell

Saint Etienne‘s ‘Good Humor’ is my favourite album of theirs and they are coming to North America to play the 20th anniversary shows in September. Dates on their Facebook page.

 

‘Sylvie’ on Top Of The Pops 1998:

 

‘The Bad Photographer’ on the Jack Docherty Show 1998:

 

‘4:35 In The Morning’:

 

 

If you like this episode or The Counterforce Podcast in general and have a couple bucks to spare, I’ve been trying to raise money for this project on DonorsChoose.org all summer. Donors Choose is a great site to help classrooms in need across the country, which, sad to say, America really needs right now. I would LOVE to get this project – MAKE MINE A GREEN THUMB! – funded for these four-year olds in Michigan. Their teacher is raising money to buy them a greenhouse and gardening materials so they can learn about growing healthy food and have food to eat throughout the day. Please help out if you can. I’d really appreciate it. The project needs to be funded by September 11th.  Thanks for listening.

Leave a Comment

Episode Seven – Sarah Cracknell

“Good Humor is our fantasy America from when we were kids. It’s our vision of what the States was like, probably wholly inaccurate, but it’s our fantasy America.”

 

Aug Stone talks to Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell about the 20th anniversary of ‘Good Humor’, America, the band’s perceived “quintessential Englishness”, Swedish Pop, the use of the telephone in pop songs, and more.

 

Show Notes Here…

1 Comment

Episode Two – Carla J. Easton

“without girl groups we probably wouldn’t have had music as we know it…everyone always talks about punk being this seminal period but to me it’s ’58-‘63”

The poptastic Carla J. Easton talks about the new record she’s made with producer Howard Bilerman, her favourite songs and songwriters, recording the TeenCanteen album in mono, co-writing and singing a song on the new Belle & Sebastian EP, her love of the girl groups, buying records, and much more. #popforever

Show Notes Here…

Leave a Comment
css.php