Author: pimpod

1/2/3/4 — #90 — The Hidden Worlds of Moulettes

Brighton, UK-based collective Moulettes, create a hard to pigeon hole sound that embraces prog, pop, alt-folk and rock and are visiting Australia for the first time performing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and a series of shows in between. They joined me in Melbourne for a chat and performance. If you get the chance, don’t miss this stunning ensemble in action.

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1/2/3/4 — #89 — Gregory Alan Isakov

I remember the first time I heard Gregory Alan Isakov. I’m a latecomer to the party, having discovered his album, The Weatherman when it was released, after reading about it on a blog. From the moment I heard Amsterdam, I was hooked. Not only is he a great songwriter, but he has a warm and engaging tone that draws you in. On the eve of his first show in Australia, he joins me via Skype for a chat. As well, stunning new releases from Aine Tyrrell and Sean McMahon.

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1/2/3/4 — #88 — Rachel Sumner, Rob Snarski and Sweet Whirl

Rachel Sumner is best known as the guitarist and one of two primary songwriters and singers in the Boston band Twisted Pine, but her musical interests and curiosity extend beyond even the most progressive approach to traditional string-band instrumentation. Her debut solo EP is a fantastic collection and we highlight a track on this edition – a program overloaded with amazing music. You’ll also hear the latest from Rob Snarski, the return of Rustin Man, the blissful country twang of Sweet Whirl and the deep ’70 vibes of Drugdealer.

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Quiet Space — #79 — A Tsunami of Sound (Vale Edward Mahoney)

This edition of the Quiet Space is dedicated to Edward Mahoney. Edward was one of the first people to ever write to me in praise of the Quiet Space – back wheh it was broadcast on ABC Radio National. He described how he loved the ‘tsunami of sound’ and that it offered ‘a time of retrospect, reflection and relief’. Edward continued to correspond over the past 17 years. This show features many of his favourite artists.

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