Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #35 — Summery Sounds Abound

This is an edition of summery jams best served LOUD. Wind down the car windows and share these excellent tunes with those around you – the sounds of Geowulf, Victory Lap and Jonathan Wilson. We showcase some wonderful music from Brazil and Morocco plus the return of The East Pointers, a Canadian band who love chasing the summer sun. They are currently touring extensively around the country with a new album, What We Leave Behind.

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1/2/3/4 — #33 — The Powerful Songs of Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly has had a sensational 2017. Releasing her Thrush Metal EP on a small-run cassette, with a goofy self portrait downing a plate of spaghetti, doesn’t give any indication of the powerful and important songs that lie within. Her reputation has grown and she has just won Triple J Unearthed’s Artist of the Year. I caught up with Stella a few months ago at Waverock Weekender and we chat about gender equality, her incredible songs and what the future holds in store for her. As well, another brilliant young artist, Angie McMahon, releases her new single plus a focus on 2 stellar artists soon to tour – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba.

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1/2/3/4 — #32 — Frazey Ford pops in

Frazey Ford returns to Australia with some new songs to share and an extensive tour around the country. I just happened to bump into her and she graciously took time out for a quick chat about her latest single, a cover of D’Angelo’s ‘When We Get By’. As well, new releases from Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Caleb Ford, Hussy Hicks and news of Rachel Baiman’s tour to Australia early in 2018.

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1/2/3/4 — #30 — Diving For Pearls

One of my favourite pastimes is digging for musical treasures and today we focus on the brilliant Pearlfishers, thanks to the stunning new release from the Colin Steele Quartet who interpret selected tunes from their songbook. If you don’t know The Pearlfishers, you should, they are regarded as one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, we’ll also discover their Australian connection in Jello64. Plus equally lush music from The Royal Parks, Ryan Driver and Coda Chroma.

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1/2/3/4 — WOMADelaide 2018 reveal first lineup

WOMADelaide have just announced the first 18 groups for their lineup for 2018. It’s an impressive and exciting lineup and on this special edition of 1234, I’ll play tracks from some of the artists I’m looking forward to seeing in action. Featuring Kamasi Washington, Noura Mint Seymali, Bixiga 70 and Havana Meets Kingston.

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1/2/3/4 — #26— Remembering the Screaming Eagle of Soul

Featuring new releases from Destroyer, Willie Watson and Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds. While I was at the Waverock Weekender festival in Hyden, WA – the news came through that the Screamijng Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley had passed away. I speak with Paul Sloan who runs the festival, he shares his memories of a generous performer who he brought to Wave Rock o.n his debut Australian tour. Plus we hear from a group who had a deep respect and love of Charles Bradley – The Teskey Brothers.

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