NHT063: THOUSAND YARD STARE – Comeuppance

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Welcome to this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Britpop came along in the mid-1990’s and was quite a departure from the gloomy grunge movement that had been emanating from the US.

Two bands dominated the Britpop scene – that was “Oasis” and “Blur”. They were at verbal war with each other and it made it hard for the other bands in the scene to shine through.

This meant that some little gems were missed by the greater populace – like this one from “Thousand Yard Stare”.

See what you think!

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT062: FALLING JOYS – Burnt So Low

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When you meet some friends down at a pub for a drink which also hosts bands, you don’t necessarily have any expectation for what you might hear.

And so it was when I did this very thing one night out in Canberra when a brand new band called “Falling Joys” were playing.

I was quite enjoying what I heard in the background but then they started to play today’s feature song “Burnt So Low”. It’s rocking groove got me immediately and all my attention was cast on to them.

They since went on to have a great career and achieved many highs. I am going to ignore that though and go for this first track. I could only get my hands on the original 7-inch recording so it is pretty low fi but maybe that is apt – close your eyes, have a listen and imagine yourself in a dark and dingy pub!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT061: NELLY FURTADO – My Love Grows Deeper

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Canadian musician Nelly Furtado has had a very interesting career.

Starting out as an electronic, almost trip-hop artist with Spanish overtones, she was very successful with her debut album and key single “I’m Like A Bird”.

From those slightly alternative leanings, she went into another stratosphere when she embraced the urban and hip-hop genres and had a number of worldwide numbers ones.

From there, it appears as though she decided that after a fun couple of years she would return to her alternative leanings and she moved out of the “central spotlight”.

She also has focused on her heritage and recorded albums where she sings in Spanish.

I would really like to sit down with her and hear her story – there is definitely one there to be heard!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT060: NO FIXED ADDRESS – Pigs

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

I have mentioned in a few shows about how much respect I have for community radio stations. The announcers aren’t paid, but do it simply for the passion they hold for music.

Over the years I have been introduced to so much new music through community radio – this started when I was very young and still holds true to this day.

And so it was when I first heard the band “No Fixed Address”. Their unique take on reggae, blending equal doses of punk and grit appealed to me immediately. This was intelligent stuff, underpinned by a real musicality.

If I ever played “air guitar” when I was growing up, then it would have been to this track!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT059: SHRIEKBACK – All Lined Up

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

Sometimes a band or song only comes to your attention for a short period of time.

There may be whole range of reasons for why that happens but they still represent a “time capsule” for that certain period of your life. In this way, they remain special.

This is quite true for me regarding UK band “Shriekback”. They only stayed with me for todays feature song, “All Lined Up” and then our paths diverged. I don’t know why that happened, but I know that I still love the groove of this song, and I remember this period of my life very well whenever I listen to it!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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