Winters end is a Sleepy Age

On August 3, 2010, in New to Starlifter, by Dr Hitchcock

Sleepy Age

The past few weeks on Starlifter have been super, uber, duber, busy!!! For the past 2 weekends we have been broadcasting live rock gigs from around the Christchurch region. Our first was the Sleepy Age, Transistors and Magic Eye gig at The Dux De Lux. And last weekend we broadcast The Dance Asthmatics, Full Moon Fiasco, Secrets and Piha Rescue from El Santo in Lyttelton. A huge thanks to everyone who tuned in for those events. We had listeners not only from Christchurch but from all around the world. There was even a touching moment when Josh from Sleepy Age got the crowd at The Dux to sing Happy Birthday to Christchurch Indie Godmother, Fran, who was listening in the UK. Happy Birthday Fran!¬†Over the coming months I’ll be adding various live sets and songs to the Starlifter Radio playlist, some will also be available for download, choice.

Also in the mix at the mo is the ITM DJ mix set from Melbourne based DJs Fromage Disco. I chucked this on while I cruised around town on my longboard a few weeks ago and it is l-o-v-e-l-y. Their sound is funky, soulful, groovey and moovey. This set is an excellent house party starter if your DJ hasn’t arrived yet and you’re still sorting out snacks for your guests.

But I’ve started this playlist with a few of my brit-pop favs from the 90s. The playlisted tracks from Sleeper, Echobelly and Suede came out on a compilation in NZ called ‘This is not America’ and was one of my favs when I was working at 92.3 The Most FM in New Plymouth. The song ‘great things’ has been a wonderfully positive song that has helped me get through this gloomy Christchurch winter.

So that’s the latest with dirty ole Starlifter. As usual if there’s anything you’d like to hear on the stream, you wanna get a hold of any live recordings or you just wanna say ‘holla’, we’re just a shirt message away. Email: studio (at) starlifterradio.com – Twitter: @starlifterradio – or chat live via the chatbox to the right.

Yours in sound,
Dr Hitchcock

Artist – Song – Extra Info

Kula Shaker – Tattva
Sleeper – Inbetweener
Echobelly – Great Things
Suede – Trash
Blur – Oily Water
Sleepy Age – Live at The Dux – July 2010 [LIVE Recording] – www.facebook.com/pages/Sleepy-Age/245948242433
Midnight Juggernauts – Lara Versus the Savage Pack
Simian Mobile Disco – It’s The Beat
Two Door Dinema Club – Come Back Home (Is Tropical Chilla Black edit)
Interview with Opiuo – ‘Slurp and Giggle’ Album Launch Party – July 2010 [Interview]
Opiuo – The Freaky Bean
Diskjokke – 1987 (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound remix)
Fromage Disco – ITM Mix [DJ Set] – www.fromagedisco.com
Max Cooper – Im Garten Von Eben
Stray Theories – Forget The Sunrise
Coco Solid and Limyth – Up in Smoke
Lack of Afro – Live At The Club
The Whitefield Brothers – Yakuba
Nirvana – Lithium (Live at Reading 1992)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Love Burns
Garageland – The Floribunda Impetigo Experience?
Happy Birthday – Fun
Orca Team – And She Knows
Neu! – Hallogallo
Ariel Pink – Netherlands

MP3: Sleepy Age – Live at The Dux – July 2010

Say Goodbye to the Sun NZ

On May 26, 2010, in New to Starlifter, by Dr Hitchcock

She & Him - Volume Two

Well the New Zealand Summer is well and truely out-of-here. That means more time in the home studio listening to tunes, reading books and blogs, drinking mulled wine and hangin’ on the radio.

Here’s what’s new on the Starlifter Wireless.

Artists – Song – Release – Website
She & Him – In The Sun – Volume Two (LP) – http://www.sheandhim.com
The Mint Chicks – Say Goodbye – Bad Buzz (EP) – http://www.themintchicks.com
Tame Impala – Desire Be Desire Go – InnerSpeak (LP) – http://www.tameimpala.com
No Aloha – Where To Be – Home Demos – http://noaloha.bandcamp.com [FREE DOWNLOAD]

I’ve been listening to the She & Him album constantly for the last month, it’s 50/60s motown girlie group pop with a modern take. The Mint Chicks latest EP Bad Buzz comes on a USB that you can buy from www.musichy.pe – the song I’ve uploaded from that EP is also on the 60s pop tip, albeit a bit fuzzed up. The latest Tame Impala LP is AMAZING! Think Cream, Led Zep, The Beatle with a dash of LSD, YUMMY. And of course, No Aloha. This is the second song from their demo ep that I’ve added to Starlifter. They’re Christchurch boys doing the melodic rock thing, I’m really looking forward to more from these guys.

Starlifter Classic:
Garageland РNude Star  РLast Exit To Garageland (LP)


Garageland were one of my favourite kiwi bands in high school. ‘Nude Star’ is from their debut LP, ‘Last Exit to Garageland’. It’s a spacie psych-rock number and great for rainy days.