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, July 26, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

This show leaned more towards garage than psych for a little while, compliments of lots of new goodies to play - Adelaide's The Systemaddicts kicked things off with their latest album, "Broken Hearted on the Nullarbor", followed by a couple of new releases from State Records, by The Embrooks (UK) and The Missing Souls (France), and squeezed in the middle was a track from Juliette Seizure and the Tremor Dolls debut long-player, "Chewing Out Your Rhythm on My Bubblegum." Somehow I managed to play THREE Tyrnaround tracks, twice from their classic 12" EP, as well as a cover of the title-track, "Colour Your Mind" by Vibravoid! And I musn't forget a selection from Sidewalk Society's new 4-track 7" EP, which is one of Fruits De Mer Records latest crop of releases - with more to be featured next week. Some "soon-to-be" releases from Heaters, Elkhorn and Drakkar Nowhere rounded out the show: luckily this entry didn't take as long to put together as the last one! Enjoy!

The Systemaddicts - Prison  ("Broken Hearted on the Nullarbor" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Goldfrapp - Lovely Head  ("Felt Mountain" 2000 UK)
Tyrnaround - Carroll by Candlelight  ("Colour Your Mind" 12" EP 1986 Brisbane, Australia)
The Embrooks - Nightmare  (7" single 2016 UK)
Juliette Seizure and the Tremor Dolls - Self-Defeating Blues  ("Chewing Out Your Rhythm on My Bubblegum" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
The Missing Souls - The Alligator  (7" single 2016 Lyon, France)
The Chemistry Set - Albert Hoffman  ("The Endless More and More" LP 2016 UK/Spain)
Sidewalk Society - Can't Help Thinking About Me [David Bowie and The Lower Third]  (7" 4-track EP 2016 California, USA)
Ultravox! - ROckwrok  ("Ha!-Ha!-Ha!" LP 1977 UK)
The Spikes - Spy In My House  ("Colour In A Black Forest" LP 1986 Adelaide, Australia)
Elephant Stone - Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin  ("Elephant Stone" 2013 Montreal, Canada)
The Merry-Go-Round - Listen, Listen  (7" single 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
The Lovetones - The Colour and the Cut  ("Meditations" 2005 Melbourne, Australia)
The Liminanas - Longanisse  ("Crystal Anis" 2012 Perpignan, France)
Trabants - Mecca  ("Freakout" 2015 Los Angeles, USA)
Tyrnaround - Francis [Gary Walker]  ("Colour Your Mind" 12" EP 1986 Brisbane, Australia)
Fuzz - Let It Live  ("Fuzz II" 2015, Los Angeles, USA)
Drakkar Nowhere - Higher Now  ("Drakkar Nowhere" (to be released September 2016) New York, USA)
The Love Explosion - Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful  ("Movies in Your Mind" 2016 Leichardt, New South Wales, Australia)
Elkhorn - Seed  ("Elkhorn" (to be released August 2016) New York, USA)
Frantic Chant - Spellbound  ("Active Listener Sampler #42" 2016 Scotland, UK)
Opus 1 - Back Seat '38 Dodge  (7" single 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
Gilligan Smiles - Hopefully  ("Active Listener Sampler #42" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Heaters - Centennial  ("Baptistina" (to be released August 2016) Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Vibravoid - Colour Your Mind [Tyrnaround]  ("Delirio Dei Sensi" 2014 Dusseldorf, Germany)
W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band - Hippy Elevator Operator  (7" single 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
Moonsicles - The Frozen Pond  ("Bay of Seething" 2016 Austin Texas)
Sir Robin and the Longbowmen - I Would Like  ("Sir Robin and the Longbowmen" 2016 Dresden, Germany)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

More dreadful weather, internet outages, and a weekend away up in the big smoke to DJ at Wintersteady has meant a really big delay for this week's blog no more prevarication, here it is, and on with the next one!

Vibravoid - Listen, Can't you Hear  ("Delirio Dei Sensi" 2013 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Ola And the Janglers - We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin' [Paul Simon] ("Lime Light" LP 1966 Stockholm, Sweden)
Blush Response - The City Will Eat Itself  ("Wintersteady - Going Steady Mix Tape #7" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Captain Sensibile - Octopus [Syd Barrett]  ("The Madcap Laughs Again!" compilation 2009 UK)
Flyying Colours - Wavy Gravy  ("Wintersteady - Going Steady Mix Tape #7" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Float Along-Fill Your Lungs  ("Float Along - Fill Your Lungs" LP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)

Demon Parade - Succumb to a Feather  ("Wintersteady - Going Steady Mix Tape #7" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Tyrnaround - Colour Your Mind  ("Colour Your Mind" 12" EP 1987 Brisbane, Australia)
Love - The Red Telephone  ("Forever Changes" LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
The Selfish Cales - Sulphureous Haze  ("Throw Your Watch to the Water" LP 2015 Torino, Italy)
The Red Plastic Buddha - Little White Pills  ("Songs for Mara" 2014 Chicago, USA)
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife  ("Nonagon Infinity" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Heaters - Sanctuary Blues  ("Holy Water Pool" 2015 Grand Rapids, Michigan USA)
Psychlops Eyepatch - God's Armchair  ("Paranoise EP" 2013 Sydney, Australia)
The Misunderstood - I Can Take You to the Sun  (7" single 1966 US/UK)
Holy Cosmos - Hurricane Fighter Plane [Red Krayola]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of the Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol. III" 2015 Mexico City, Mexico)
The Luck Of Eden Hall - Another High Speed Blowout  ("Acceleration of Time" LP 2016 Chicago, USA)
Procul Harum - Shine On Brightly  ("Shine On Brightly" LP 1968 UK)
Monochromatic Visions - Don't Let Your Youth Go To Waste  ("Blue Thunder - A Tribute to Galaxie 500" compilation 2016 Athens, Greece)
Warm Sounds - Nite Is A Comin'  (7" single 1967 UK)
Mystic Brew - Something More Than A Dream  ("Something More Than a Dream" LP 2015 Russia)
Polska Radio One - Volga  ("North Berry EP" 2014 Yekaterinburg, Russia)
Sun Mahshene - No Control (demo)  ("Dog's Got A  Bone #5" compilation  2016 Dublin, Ireland)

Dream Sick - Dig  ("Last Little Bit" 2014 Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Violet Swells - Strange, Strange Design  (CD Single 2016 Hobart, Australia)
and something extra...
Captain Sensible - Astronomy Domine

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

South Australia has been experiencing some horrible weather over the past week, with gale force winds, torrential rain, and even snow in some places! Then early Tuesday morning, a violent storm ripped through town, wreaking havoc and taking out power throughout most of the Adelaide Hills.

A bleary-eyed Cat got up at the crack of dawn in the freezing cold (no heating) to finish off programming Technicolour Dreaming - luckily the computer was fully charged - got ready for the bus trip into Adelaide (no hot coffee, so brain totally fogged), dreading the walk down the road, and having visions of umbrellas blowing inside out, tumbling along.
And then the fateful phone call - the weather gods had decreed that a combination of toppled trees and fallen power lines over the roads meant the bus couldn't get through, leaving me stranded (and cold, and even more badly needing a coffee) at home.

So no radio show this week - but at least I'm already prepared for the 19th of July! And I'll also be giving away a ticket to Wintersteady in the first half-hour of Technicolour Dreaming, so tune in!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

This week I featured some of the bands that are taking part in the Wintersteady Festival, presented by Adelaide's Going Steady Music at the Crown and Anchor on Saturday July 23rd. I played tracks by headliners Demon Parade, as well as The Dandelion, The Dunes, and Trappist Afterland, who are playing at a pre-party at the Exeter on July 22nd. For more info on the festival, take a look at  And take a look at the 2-part October Country movie at the end of the blog - classic!
So here's the playlist...
Marc Almond - Late Night  ("The Madcap Laughs Again!" compilation 2010 UK)
Cool Ghouls - And It Grows  ("A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye" 2014 San Francisco USA)
Nozmo King - Hold On  ("Big Beat Cellar Scene" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Demon Parade - Cut My Ties  ("Chameleon EP" 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
The Dandelion - In The Shadow of Light  ("Seeds Flowers and Magical Powers of the Dandelion" 2015 Sydney, Australia)
The Dunes - Mountain  (Digital single 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Trappist Afterland - The Penitents Rail  ("Like a Beehive, the Hill Was Alive" 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
October Country  - My Girlfriend is A Witch  ("October Country" LP 1968 LA, USA)
Gnoomes - Myriads  ("Ngan!" 2015 Perm, Russia)
The Pasternak Progress - Flower Eyes  (7" single [b-side to "Cotton Soul"] 1967 LA, USA)
Frantic Chant - Mushroom Jim  (Demo from "The Glass Factory" to be released 2016 Glasgow, Scotland UK)
Espectrostatic - The Corridor  ("Silhouette" 2016 Austin, Texas USA)
Sundays and Cybele - Time Mirror  ("Heaven" 2016 Tokyo, Japan)
The Resonars - Here's the Frenzy  ("That Evil Drone" 2008 Austin, Texas USA)
Sudden Death of Stars - Supernovae  ("Getting Up, Getting Down" 2011 Rennes, France)
Coloured Clocks - Green Lights  ("Particle" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Barbarellatones - Dark Thing  (demo 2016 Hawaii, USA)
Tommy - Love  ("Astonishing Soundshow Stories Vol 2" compilation 2016)
Deano's Hose - Henry for Judith  ("Astonishing Soundshow Stories Vol 2" compilation 2016 UK) 

Dodson and Fogg - Watch the Skies  ("The Call" 2013 Leeds, UK)
Electric Alice - Coffin Joe  ("The Electric Alice Xperiment" 2013 Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
Lord Gammonshire - Tundra  ("Lord Gammonshire's Guide to Everyday Sounds" 2009 Bristol, UK)
Martha - Lost Without You  (7" single 2013 Durham, UK)
Mouses - Psycho  ("The Mouses Album" to be released September 2016 Manchester UK) 
Rainsmoke - Mean Meanwhile  (CD Single 2015 Leeds, UK)
Soft Candy - Song for Ellie May  ("Chelsea Boots + Violet Eyelids" 2012 Chicago, USA) 

Lenguas Largas - No Wrong No Right  ("Dune Drift 2" compilation 2013 Tucson, Arizona USA)
The October Country movie - a short film shot in 1967 when the band October Country was seeking a record deal, in 2 parts