Three D Radio announcer, Megan Cat (up until recently with her husband, the late Peter Brat) lives in "The BratHaus" a rural seaside home about 100km from Adelaide on South Australia's scenic Fleurieu Peninsula.
Veteran musician Peter, and artist/musician Megan, were long-time DJs on Three D Radio 93.7fm
, Adelaide's eclectic independent music station.
Together Peter & Megan, known as "The Cat and The Brat" created this blog to allow listeners to review the playlists of their radio show, "Technicolour Dreaming" , watch clips of selected songs and simply join them in the enjoyment of their favourite music... psychedelia, 60's garage,
surf, punk/post-punk, pop, folk-rock, glam, 'Krautrock', goth, 80's electro... and much more!
But The Cat is carrying on the tradition, with guest co-presenters, and "Technicolour Dreaming" will continue in the same format, drawing from the huge "Cat & Brat" music collection, with the addition of new releases and reissues to keep things current. The Brat is hugely missed, but the show must go on, as he wanted...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

This week the Cat & the Brat were pleased to welcome Douglas P. from Death In June into the 3D Radio studios as both an interviewee and a guest programmer – we realised that it has been almost 3 years since he last joined us on the show, so we had lots to talk about. He has a new album, The Snow Bunker Tapes, and has only fairly recently returned from an extended tour of Europe so these were the main focus of the interview, but as always, we ventured far and wide off-topic which made for a very interesting, and often humorous, two hour show... and the music? Well, the phrase of the afternoon was definitely ‘Totenpop’ because, as Douglas said, how ‘neo’ can ‘neo-folk’ be after more than 20 years, so a new name was needed and this was his suggestion! So, apart from the tracks we played from his new album, Douglas brought in a number of CDs by bands that had played with him during the tour and which he wanted to expose to Adelaide audiences, including Arnica, Of The Wand And The Moon, Vurgart and the Enchanted Wood, plus albums that had ‘soundtracked’ his life in-between shows and during the production of the new album, by the likes of John Cale, the Pet Shop Boys and Deep Sea Arcade as well as the new David Bowie album. A very enjoyable time was had by all and hopefully it won’t be another three years until we talk to Douglas again on-air! Of course we also slipped in a few of our faves such as Les Liminanas and Django Django and indeed ended the show with a track from DeWolff who, fingers crossed, will be speaking to us on the phone next week before they head homewards after their current Australian tour, so until then.....
..... here is the track listing from the show plus a few moving pictures for your delectation.....  
Pond – When It Explodes         (‘Beard, Wives, Denim’ 2012 Perth, Australia)
Death In June – Live at the Edge of the World         (‘Death in June DVD/CD’ [intermission music] 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Temples – Shelter Song         (7”single 2013 UK)
Django Django – Hand of Man         (‘Django Django’ 2012 UK)
Deep Sea Arcade – If the Devil Won’t Take You         (‘Outlands’ 2012 Sydney, Australia)
Death In June – A Nausea         (‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Spiritual Front – I Walk the (Dead) Line         (’Armageddon Gigolo’ 2006 Italy)
Pet Shop Boys – Leaving         (‘Elysium’2012 UK)
Bordel Militaire – Tidal Gin Rip         (’Bordel Militaire’ 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Of The Wand And The Moon – The Lone Descent      (‘The Lone Descent’ 2011 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Death In June – Fire Feast      (‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ 2013 Australia)
Arnica – Castro Arevaco      (‘Numancia’ 2010 Barcelona, Spain)
the Enchanted Wood – Death to my Neighbour      (‘Monster Parade’ 2012 Brittany, France)
Les Liminanas – Salvation      (‘Crystal Anis’ 2012 France)
Death In June – Life Under Siege      (‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ 2013 Australia)
John Cale – Scotland Yard      (‘Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood’ 2012 UK)
Fire + Ice – Fractured Again      (‘Fractured Man’ 2012 UK)
Vurgart – A Problem Shared is a Problem Doubled      (unreleased, recorded 2012 Saarbr├╝cken, Germany)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – From The Sun      (‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra II’ 2013 New Zealand)
David Bowie – So She      (bonus track on lim. ed. version of ‘The Next Day’ 2013 UK/USA)
Death In June – Peaceful Snow      (‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ 2013 Australia)
DeWolff – Don’t You Go Up The Sky      (‘Strange Fruit & Undiscovered Plants’ 2009 Netherlands)

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