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It’s been 7 months since I last updated this blog, and it’s kind of a strange time to decide to pick it up again as I’m about to head on holidays for four weeks… but here it is!  Hooray!  This past week, I didn’t actually do the show, I was off waiting at the airport for a loved one to come home.  Kate from the very excellent show Zero Sum, filled in for me.  She’s quite good and it was a beautiful show. 

You can listen back to this week’s show HERE. 

One more to go and I’ll be off to chase some sun.  I will not be trailing a tiny inflatable deer behind me this time.  (….that photo isn’t actually me)

Playlist for Monday the 15th of July 

James Blake | Once We All Agree | Enough Thunder EP

M83 | Steve Mcqueen ( MapsRemix)
Muscles | Girl Go Crazy | Younger and Immature
Neon Indian |Polish Girl | Era Extrana

TRJAuE | Third Eight | Heights peak
Boards of Canada | Come to Dust | Tomorrow’s Harvest

Mount Kimbie | Carbonated | Crooks and Lovers
Vaccine | Cascade Failure |
The Townhouses | Our Trees Will Grow | Diaspora

Children of the Wave | Kora Bomb | The Electric Sounds of Faraway Choirs
I Hear Sirens | The Faint Reflection of Stars | Beyond the Sea, Beneath the Sky

Passion Pit | Love is Greed | Gossamer
Midnight Juggernauts | Into the Galaxy
Streetlight Symphony | Oz( Capt and Crooked remix)
Reptile Youth | Black Swan Born White (Keep Shelly in Athens remix)

Memory Tapes | Run Out | Seek Magic
Tantrums | Maylands | Tantrums
Leure | Holland Sky | Holland Sky

Beach Fossils | Shallow | Cash the Truth
Wild Nothing | Paradise | Nocturne
White Arrows | Getting Lost | Dry Land is Not a Myth

Svelt | Epic Rogue Fest | Free Party
Silversun Pickups | Skin Graph | Neck of the Woods

Small Black | Despicable Dogs ( Washed Out Remix )

Miles Cosmo | Fatherless Son | Fatherless Son

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It’s been so very long…. so here is an adorable cat.  

Hello!  Hi!  I realised that I have been extremely lax in blogging this year.  Who can say why?  Is it a lack of enthusiasm?  A lack of time?  A lack of good photos of cats to put as the main picture?  

I wanted to get back into the swing of things.   Especially considering Against The Tide has moved into the much more listener friendly time of 5-7pm on a Monday.  Oh yeah!  Daylight! 

The change has been slightly odd for me.  Going from late nights alone in the studio to the busy daylight times with people popping in and out all the time, staff members waving at me through the glass.  

You can check out the back catalogue of the shows I’ve missed (I could make a blog post for all of them… :-/) HERE.  

And here is the quick version of the rundown for yesterday’s show: Played some tunes from Meredith bands, played some tunes from Australian bands, accidentally played a tune from an English band I thought was Australian for some bizarre reason. Good work, me.  

You can listen back to this week’s show HERE. 

Playlist for Monday the 3rd of December 2012

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Fox & Sui | Summer Storm | Taboo

Tame Impala | Be Above It | Lonerism
Grimes | Genesis | Visions
Chet Faker | Cigarettes & Chocolate | Thinking In Textures

Four Tet | Locked | Fabriclive 59
Hiatus Kaiyote | Mobius Streak | Tawk Tomahawk
Bjork | Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix) |

Brous | Streamers |

Prudence Rees Lee | Emmannuelle | Court Music from the Planet of Love
Django Django | Hail Bop | Django Django

Fatti Frances | So Bad | Sweaty EP
Faux Pas | Silver Line | Silver Line EP
The Townhouses | Heartsick | Disapora

Max Crumbs | Baby Thighs | Maidenhair
Megastick Fanfare | Good Oer | Grit Aglow
Lost Animal | Beat Goes On | Ex Tropical

Pikelet | Red Pleather | Stem
Otouto | Cartoon Shoes | PIP
Oscar + Martin | My Blood | For You

Collarbones | Teenage Dream | Die Young
Moon Holiday | Definitely | Moon Holiday EP
Lilt | Satellite | Swim EP

Jonti | Nightshift in Blue | Twirligig
Elizabeth Rose | Fight or Flight | Crystallise

Galapagoose | Ploy

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Rainy nights. 

Sometimes when it’s cold and rainy there is nothing that is better than staying in and playing records on the radio.  Sometimes you don’t wanna leave. 

You can listen back to this weeks show HERE. 

Playlist for Saturday 28th of April 


The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Air Drops | Champions Chariot | Air Drops EP

Beach House | Ten Mile Stereo | Teen Dream
Mylo | Valley of the Dolls | Destroy Rock & Roll
The Radio Dept | Never Follow Suit | Clinging to a Scheme

Blood Orange | Forget It | Coastal Grooves
Nurses | Caterpillar Playground | Apples Acre
Savoir Adore | Dreamers | Dreamers 7”

Telepathe | Can’t Stand It | Dance Mother
Love Connection | You Don’t Need Muscles to Get Love | Euphoria
Active Child | Hanging On | You Are All I See

Au Revoir Simone | Shadows (Jens Lekman remix) | Night Light
Com Truise | She Melts | Galactic Melt
Zola Jesus | Vessel | Conatus

Maria Minerva | Pirate’s Tale | Cabaret Cixous
Four Tet | Locked | FabricLive 59
Gauntlet Hair | Top Bunk | Gauntlet Hair

Jamie XX | Far Nearer | Far Nearer
Avery Tare | Lucky 1 | Down There
Korallreven | As Young As Yesterday (Panda Bear Remix)

Bear In Heaven | Sinful Nature | I Love You, It’s Cool
Toro Y Moi | Talamak | Causers of This
Dream Kit | Eleven Twelve | Future Tense
BALAM ACAB | Just Stay

Abstract Cannon | All These Years feat RLMDL | Sequences/Melting Sitcoms EP

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Record Store Day: The show in which I attempt to play vinyl in the studio. :D

I’ve always been a bit scared of vinyl.  Despite the fact that most of my time as a child was spent playing my Mums old Skyhooks and Elton John records on our old 80’s record player.  When it comes to announcing, I’ve been nervous about fiddling with the record players in the studio.  NO LONGER.  In celebration on Record Store Day, I went and bought a bunch of vinyl and played them on the radio.  Pretty good!   Records are fun.  They are such lovely objects.  Oh man, I think I’m in love. 

You can listen back HERE. 

Playlist for Saturday 21st of April 

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Sebastien Tellier | Cochon Ville | My God Is Blue
Chromatics | Kill For Love | Kill For Love

Max Crumbs | Sunbath | Maidenhair
Chet Faker | I’m Into You | Thinking In Textures
Hammocks and Honey | Undone | Spellbinder

Catcall | Swimming Pool | The Warmest Place
Twin Sister | Space Babe | In Heaven
SBTRKT | Hold On |

Cornelius | Brazil | Point
Minks | Little Fawn | Araby
Yann Tiersen | Vanishing Point | Skylines

Twin Shadow | Tyrant Destroyer | Forget
Doldrums | Egypt | Egypt
Battles | White Electric (Shabazz Palaces Remix) | Dross Glop

Shabazz Palaces | Swerve, The Reeping of All That is Worthwhile Noir Not Withstanding | Black Up
Flying Lotus | ….and The World Laughs With You (feat Thom Yorke)
Poor Spirits | !N3V3R SL33P! | What?

Lykke Li | Sadness Is A Blessing (Gold Panda Remix) |
BOSCO | Kids | Pacer EP
When Saints Go Machine | Kelly | Konkylie

Mux Mool | Palace Chalice | Planet High School
fthrsn | Nothings The Matter | Nothings The Matter/Colors
Good Sport | Pushover | And Now We Are Talking EP

Junior Boys | Parallel Lines | Begone Dull Care
Salvador Jolly | NITESHIFT | BOWLCUT NECKBEARD
Diamond Messages | Liquid Summer | Smoke and Mirrors EP

Gold Panda | back Home | Gold Panda - DJ Kicks.

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Shark Week. 

I did this week’s episode in a Shark costume.  I think that’s all we really need to say. 

Listen back HERE.

Playlist for Saturday the 14th of April

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Geoffrey O’Connor | So Sorry (The Townhouses Remix) |

Animal Collective | Summertime Clothes | Merriweather Post Pavillion
Little Dragon | Summertearz | Ritual Union
Future Islands | Inch Of Dust | In Evening Air

JJ Brine | Monarch Butterfly | President Of Mozambique
Cookies | Crybaby (A) | Crybaby
Machinedrum and Faulty DL | Give In 2 | Give In 2

Love Connection | Sex In The Cinema | Euphoria
Grimes | Oblivion | Visions
Air France | It Feels Good To Be Around You
elite gymnastics | h e r e i n h e a v e n 4 & 5 | Ruin 3

M83 | Kim and Jessie | Saturdays = Youth
Junior Boys | So This Is Goodbye | So This Is Goodbye
Gonjasufi | Candylane (Bibio Remix) | The Caliph’s Tea Party

Grizzly Bear | While You Wait For The Others | Veckatimest
Glasser | Home | Ring
Hot Chip | Ready For The Floor | Made In The Dark
Sebastien Tellier | Roche | Sexuality

Mount Kimbie | Mayor | Crooks & Lovers
Lemonade | Neptune | Diver
GRANT | Kerosene

Hourglass Sea | L.A. Lights
fail.safe | confines | parallels

Jamie XX | Touch Me |

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HAPPY EASTER (This post is quite late)

Making myself a promise that I will make up all my radio posts today. Gonna do it.  It’s totally achievable. 

Easter weekend’s show is HERE.

Playlist for Saturday the 7th of April. 

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Active Child | High Priestess (CFCF Remix) |
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (feat David Lynch) | Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It) | Dark Night of The Soul

Chairlift | Amanaemonisia | Something
Charli xcx | Nuclear Seasons |
Boy Friend | Egyptian Wrinkle (The Whendays Remix)

Javelin | C Town | No Mas
Familijen | Man Ser Det Fran Manen | Manskligheten
Braids | Native Speaker | Native Speaker

Darren Sylvester | Twenty Three | Darren Sylvester
Brothertiger | Feel | Vision Tunnels
Clive Tanaka Y su orquesta | I Want You (So Bad) | Jet Set Siempre
Flaming Lips | Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell | Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Grimes | My Sister Says The Saddest Things | Halfaxa
Mount Kimbie | Ode to Bear | Crooks & Lovers
Four Tet | Angel Echoes | There Is Love In You
Gold Panda | After We Talked | Lucky Shiner

Broadcast | Colour Me In | Ha Ha Sound
Dirty Projectors | Thirsty and Miserable | Rise Above
Beach House | Gila | Devotion
Isle Adore | Keep A Lid On

Maria Minerva | Ruff Trade | Cabaret Cixous
Chad Valley | Fast Challenges | Equatorial Ultravox
Mark Barrage | Chthonic Glass | Rubicon Drive EP

Bogdan Irkuk | The Thracian Plain | The Thracian EP

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The one after that one before.  

Ooh dear I don’t know whether to actually make a post about this one or not.  The audio archive for it didn’t capture properly and therefore it’s lost forever!  I’ll never hear myself fumbling over announcing the name of the Sufjan Stevens album ever again (until the next time I play it…)  Um so yeah.  This is pretty much a post with a bit of rambling and a picture of that giant demon baby that was in Melbourne last year along with it’s giant demon baby siblings.  They were everywhere! Somebody should really write a B-Grade horror film about it.  Giant demon babies.  

So anyway the point to this is, you can’t listen back to this show.  But here is the playlist anyways.  You’re welcome. 

Playlist for Saturday 24th March 2012. 

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Glass Candy | Candy Castle | Beat Box (Tour CD)

Neon Indian | Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow Remix)
Bear In Heaven | Sinful Nature | I Love You, It’s Cool
Poor Spirits | !N3V3R SL33P! | What?

Tanlines | All of Me | Mixed Emotions
SUPER88 | stone cold | salad days
Grimes | Skin | Visions

Sufjan Stevens | Too Much | The Age of Adz
World Tour | Believe | Believe
Lemonade | Neptune | Diver

Cornelius | Another View Point | Point
A Lull | Some Love (Brothertiger Remix) | Some Love
BALAM ACAB | Just Stay | Unreleased

Animal Collective | Why Would I Want Sky | Fall Be Kind
Radiohead | Nude (Chet Faker Edit)
CSLSX | Violent Sea (feat. I Break Horses) |
Kasper Bjorke | Lose Yourself to Jenny | Fool

Beach House | Myth | Bloom
St Vincent | Now Now |
The Radio Dept | This Time Around | Clinging To A Scheme

Santigold | Disparate Youth (The 2 Bears Remix)
Fort Romeau | SW9 | SW9

Sebastien Tellier | Cochon Ville | Skyline

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Aleks and The Ramps play some songs!  So the Ramps released their new album a few weeks ago and it’s pretty damn awesome!  If you don’t believe me you should totally listen back to this show and hear for yourself.  The dudes (and lady) came in to record a live set for Against The Tide and argue about fonts.  Good times. B-)

You can listen back HERE.

Playlist for Saturday March 17

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Oliver Tank | Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion | Dreams

Megastick Fanfare | Teething | Grit Aglow
Qua | Luckybuster | Painting Monsters on Clouds
Tiger Choir | Ephemeral City | Unicycles

Jessica Says | Collarbones | Queen of The Night
Catcall | Satellites |

Aleks and the Ramps Live To Air

Mystery Twin | Middle Dream
Erothug | We Should Have Built From Metal | Touching
Flash Forest | The Romantic Bone In My Sour Body

Lost Animal | Buai Raskol | Ex Tropical
Sparkle Motion | My Friend (Magic Silver White Remix) | Sparkle Motion
Geoffrey O’Connor | So Sorry | Vanity Is Forever
FISHING | White Sheet Beach |

Guerre | Care 4 Me (The Townhouses Remix) | Darker My Love Remixes
Absolute Boys | Haze |
Clue to Kalo | Empty Save The Oxygen | Come Here When You Sleepwalk

The Boat People | Stereo Pair | Soporific
Hammocks and Honey | Simple Things | Spellbinder
Richard In Your Mind | I Will | My Volcano

Seekae | 3 | +DOME

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Hello team!  Get ready for two weeks worth of updates in one go!  My March shows have been pretty sporadic, because I’ve had weddings and parties and anything that have been going on.  FULL ON TIMES.  So lets chill out a little with some musics shall we? 
This show was that day a few weeks ago when it rained and rained and rained all day long and I didn’t get out of bed until 5pm and wandered into the studio in a rain soaked, sleepy daze.  That is the best kind of way to announce Against The Tide.  We are all aware of this. 
You can listen back to the show HERE. 
Playlist for Saturday March 3
The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser MattersHot Chip | One Pure Thought | Made In The Dark
Nite Jewel | One Second of Love | One Second of LoveNeon Indian | Psychic Chasms | Psychic ChasmsSBTRKT | Wildfire | SBTRKT
Brothertiger | Wind at My Back |College | A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) | Drive SoundtrackBoy Friend | Egyptian Wrinkle (The Whendays remix) | Egyptian Wrinkle
RxGibbs | Silver (The Whendays remix) | Futures EPKid A | BB Bleu | BB BleuGracie X Steffaloo | Quilts |
Absolute Boys | Haze |Broadcast | Black Cat | Tender ButtonsCSLSX | Violent Sea (feat. I Break Horses) | CSLSXDeerhunter | Octet | Cryptograms
Dirty Projectors | No Intention | Bitte OrcaRatatat | Loud Pipes | ClassicsCANT | Too Late, Too Far | Dreams Come TrueINQUIET | Fresh Flesh | Fifty Gallon Drum of Fresh Cuts
Preludes | The Well | The Swan EPd’Eon | Transparency (How To Dress Well Remix) | Transparencyfthrsn | Nothing’s The Matter | Nothing’s The Matter// Colour
galapagoose | summersun | parquet #3Azari & III | Reckless (With Your Love) | Azari & III
John Talabot | Naomi |

Hello team!  Get ready for two weeks worth of updates in one go!  My March shows have been pretty sporadic, because I’ve had weddings and parties and anything that have been going on.  FULL ON TIMES.  So lets chill out a little with some musics shall we? 

This show was that day a few weeks ago when it rained and rained and rained all day long and I didn’t get out of bed until 5pm and wandered into the studio in a rain soaked, sleepy daze.  That is the best kind of way to announce Against The Tide.  We are all aware of this. 

You can listen back to the show HERE. 

Playlist for Saturday March 3

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
Hot Chip | One Pure Thought | Made In The Dark

Nite Jewel | One Second of Love | One Second of Love
Neon Indian | Psychic Chasms | Psychic Chasms
SBTRKT | Wildfire | SBTRKT

Brothertiger | Wind at My Back |
College | A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) | Drive Soundtrack
Boy Friend | Egyptian Wrinkle (The Whendays remix) | Egyptian Wrinkle

RxGibbs | Silver (The Whendays remix) | Futures EP
Kid A | BB Bleu | BB Bleu
Gracie X Steffaloo | Quilts |

Absolute Boys | Haze |
Broadcast | Black Cat | Tender Buttons
CSLSX | Violent Sea (feat. I Break Horses) | CSLSX
Deerhunter | Octet | Cryptograms

Dirty Projectors | No Intention | Bitte Orca
Ratatat | Loud Pipes | Classics
CANT | Too Late, Too Far | Dreams Come True
INQUIET | Fresh Flesh | Fifty Gallon Drum of Fresh Cuts

Preludes | The Well | The Swan EP
d’Eon | Transparency (How To Dress Well Remix) | Transparency
fthrsn | Nothing’s The Matter | Nothing’s The Matter// Colour

galapagoose | summersun | parquet #3
Azari & III | Reckless (With Your Love) | Azari & III

John Talabot | Naomi |

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Last Weekend of Summer.  ThankyouGoodbye. 
I am very sad about the end of Summer.  Summer is a wonderful wonderful time.  And now it’s all over.  :(   BUT Autumn is pretty sweet!  It looks like it’s totally going to rain for an entire month but WHATEVS.  Everybody can just stay inside and listen to albums and drink wine and make out with each other.  That’s life!  
You can listen back to last Saturday’s show HERE.
Playlist for Saturday the 25th of February  
The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser MattersPOLICA | The Maker | Give You The Ghost
Grimes | Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) |bittertv | moonlightritual | loveritual EPBlondes | Lover |
The Plastics Revolution | Elefantes |DUDES | Somethin’ 2 Say | Narcissists AnonymousLittle Dragon | Thunder Love | Machine DreamsAleks and The Ramps | Here Comes Your Ghost | FACTS
Javelin | Off My Mind | No MasArchitecture In Helsinki | W.O.W | Moment BendsBlood Orange | Light House (New Villager Cover) |Jessica Says | Collarbones | Queen of The Night EP
POLICA | Form | Give You The GhostWork Drugs | Rad Racer | Work DrugsHoly Ghost! Feat Nancy Whang and Juan Maclean | I Wanted to Tell Her |I Break Horses | Load Your Eyes (Star Slinger Remix) | Hearts
Loose Lips | Happily Doomed (Brothertiger Remix)James Blake | Pan | Order/PanJogging House | Let Go | RelationsGrimes | Oblivion | Visions
No Gold | Good & BadGRMLN | Summer Nights | First PhaseThe Weeknd | Montreal | Echoes of SilenceHazy Mountains | All Gone Away | Gold
Zwicker | Oddity (John Talabot Misterioso Remix)

Last Weekend of Summer.  ThankyouGoodbye. 

I am very sad about the end of Summer.  Summer is a wonderful wonderful time.  And now it’s all over.  :(   BUT Autumn is pretty sweet!  It looks like it’s totally going to rain for an entire month but WHATEVS.  Everybody can just stay inside and listen to albums and drink wine and make out with each other.  That’s life!  

You can listen back to last Saturday’s show HERE.

Playlist for Saturday the 25th of February  

The Radio Dept | Against The Tide | Lesser Matters
POLICA | The Maker | Give You The Ghost

Grimes | Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) |
bittertv | moonlightritual | loveritual EP
Blondes | Lover |

The Plastics Revolution | Elefantes |
DUDES | Somethin’ 2 Say | Narcissists Anonymous
Little Dragon | Thunder Love | Machine Dreams
Aleks and The Ramps | Here Comes Your Ghost | FACTS

Javelin | Off My Mind | No Mas
Architecture In Helsinki | W.O.W | Moment Bends
Blood Orange | Light House (New Villager Cover) |
Jessica Says | Collarbones | Queen of The Night EP

POLICA | Form | Give You The Ghost
Work Drugs | Rad Racer | Work Drugs
Holy Ghost! Feat Nancy Whang and Juan Maclean | I Wanted to Tell Her |
I Break Horses | Load Your Eyes (Star Slinger Remix) | Hearts

Loose Lips | Happily Doomed (Brothertiger Remix)
James Blake | Pan | Order/Pan
Jogging House | Let Go | Relations
Grimes | Oblivion | Visions

No Gold | Good & Bad
GRMLN | Summer Nights | First Phase
The Weeknd | Montreal | Echoes of Silence
Hazy Mountains | All Gone Away | Gold

Zwicker | Oddity (John Talabot Misterioso Remix)