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Photo: One of Erk’s favourite gigs in 2012 was Sausagefest held at the Lucky Australian Tavern at St Marys. It determined the running order for Deadfest 2012 & was also the event where Erk started approaching bands to play at Erkstock. From left: Emmy (Smokin Mirrors), Erk, Isy (Hard As Nails), Erica (Domino).

 

 

Erk FM: Australia is a music podcast featuring various artists from Erk’s own country – Australia. Available every Friday from December 2011, it is a companion podcast to Erk FM: International released on Wednesdays. Both podcasts were formerly on Fridays from January 2009 until November 2011 as Erk FM. This approach allows Erk to focus on Australian music in dedicated episodes while also allowing more exposure for overseas artists.

 

Australia is a large country & there are many styles of music as well as many different music scenes mainly focused on the major state capital cities & regional areas. Thanks to the interweb, it has become a lot easier for Australian musicians to get their music out to the world.

 

 

 

Recent Episodes

 

Erk FM: Australia 494 – Rocktober Week 4

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 494. Rocktober continues courtesy of AirPlay Direct with this week's episode being the penultimate week of Rocktober. There's some different types of rock this week for your enjoyment.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 492 – Rocktober Week 3

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 492. Rocktober continues on Erk FM: Australia with a variety of rock tunes courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Some bands/artists have been featured on Erk FM: Australia before but have not been featured for some time.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 490 – Rocktober Week 2

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 490. Rocktober continues with a selection of Australian female fronted rock. Long term Erk FM listeners know how Erk loves his female fronted rock bands and these bands are some of Erk's favourites.

  All music supplied directly by the artists.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 488 – Rocktober Week 1

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 488. This is the first episode of Rocktober and Erk goes back and re-finds some rock artists that he has featured before. Rocktober is a month-long celebration of rock. It has been some time since Erk has seen some of the artists featured on this episode. 

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 486 – Rocktober Preview

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 486. This is a preview of next month's Rocktober. This preview episode dates from the last time that Erk did Rocktober in 2012. There is a lot of great Australian rock out there & I've only touched the surface! To allow more music, there's not a lot of talking from Erk on this episode - more music, less waffle!

  Music supplied by Radio Submit, Musik & Film, Cyber PR, Deuce Management & Promotion, SGC Media & the artists directly. 

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 484 – Reflecting Self Centredly

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 484. This is a re-presentation of Erk FM episode 174 originally released in June 2011. This episode is an interview with Symon (guitar) and Allan (drums) from western Sydney progressive metal band Centred Self. Music supplied directly by the band. During the interview, we find out how Centred Self got its name, how the band got together, recording and rehearsing, drumming, the live music scene in Sydney & a lot more. On the day of this interview, Symon & Allan were pre-producing drum tracks at Party Pig Studios in the early stages of producing the forthcoming Centred Self debut album. This album was planned for late 2010 but never saw the light of day, sadly. Among other things, Allan is now drumming successfully for metal band Dawn Heist while Symon ran away and joined the circus ... um, not really. It makes for an interesting headline, though!

  A lot has happened after this interview occurred. Soon after the interview, Erk travelled across Europe and formulated the idea for Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia and how they would work while he was overseas. The idea for Erk FM: Metal Monday...

Erk FM: Australia 482 – Remembering Bigsound

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 482. This encore episode sees the beginning of a range of content from the Bigsound 2013 conference/showcase in Brisbane a year ago. Bringing together a range of musicians & music industry people from Australia and beyond), it was an exciting conference for Erk FM. It was a great way to meet people that I have only spoken to online and/or heard online via this podcast. There were days of conference sessions that I did not attend as well as 2 nights of live music across 12 venues in Fortitude Valley.

  As you might be able to imagine, I was in podcasting & music heaven. However, I was (obviously) unable to cover the entire event because there's only so much one person (me!) can do.

  On this week's episode, there are interviews conducted over 2 days of various artists. Over 2 days, there were over 250 interviews conducted by various media & new media outlets. A very big thank you to Stephen, Andrew & Sarah from SGC Media for arranging these interviews & my media accreditation. Big thank you also to my media/band liaison people Laura & Maddi for making sure that the bands & I were...

Erk FM: Australia 480 – Blasting Back

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia 480. On this episode, Erk decides to go for a blast from the past - namely via his mum. Erk's mum Judy used to podcast with him on a talk show called Blast From The Past. She later decided to do a music show, Judy's Blast FM. So Erk decides to replay an episode of Judy's Blast FM featuring a series of artists primarily from Sydney.

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Erk FM: Australia 478 – Queensland Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 478. On this episode, Erk continues his musical journey around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Had Erk started this journey in a logical way & not started in the state he lives in, the journey may have started in Queensland. But no, Erk started in NSW, headed to Victoria, South Australia then Western Australia. This week, Erk heads to Queensland, the Sunshine state.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 476 – Western Australian Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 476. Erk continues his musical trip around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct, this time visiting Perth & Western Australia. Many local bands have issues traveling outside of Western Australia due to distance while many bands do not visit Western Australia for the same reason. It is so far between the west coast and the east coast of Australia that it is quicker and easier to fly to New Zealand from the east coast of Australia rather than fly to Western Australia. It has been said that Western Australia feels like another country due to the distances involved.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 474 – South Australia Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 474. Erk continues his trip around the country featuring Australian artists courtesy of AirPlay Direct. This time, Erk focuses on South Australia and the capital city, Adelaide.

    Song list:

  • Square Peg - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • Why  - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • If You Were Me  - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • Everybody Wants To Touch Me - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • Somewhere In The City  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • Sydney From A 747  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • To Her Door  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • All The Wandering - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Heart Of It All  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Blue Sky Boy  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Soliders Fortune  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Country RnR - The Texettes (AirPlay Direct)
  • All These Years - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Humpy Bumpy - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Don't Look Back  - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Put A Bit Back  - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Punk Is A Lie - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Argument Party - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Blow - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Disappear - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)

Erk FM: Australia 472 – Victorian Sampler

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 472. Erk is back after some technical issues last week and continues a review of Australian music he has featured on this podcast courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Changing focus from New South Wales, Erk looks down to the south and the hotbed of Australian music, Victoria.

  Song list:

No Erk FM podcasts this week

by Erk

Due to a suspected hard drive failure at Channel Erk HQ, there will be no episodes of Erk FM this week (July 28 – August 1).   Hopefully the computer can be fixed this week & normal programming will resume next week. Related posts: State Of The Channel Erk – Introducing 2 New Podcasts! Channel Erk Special Announcement Episode – New Subscriptions & New Website #mevioluxury Listen To Channel Erk’s podcasts on Pocket Casts Erk FM: Special Alpha – Busy Week Made Worse! Mevio Jumping The Shark? #mevioluxury (part 1) Erk FM: International 297 – Norockvember Week 4 Frustration Central No New Episodes This Week (30 January – 04 February) Erk Pod 218 – The Week of The Peanut Erk Pod 323 – Simulator Week Powered By H4N! Music Submissions On Hold

Erk FM: Australia 470 – NSW Sampler

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 470. On this episode, Erk looks back at some music from his home state of NSW supplied by AirPlay Direct as he starts to look back and reflect on some of the music he has played on Erk FM: Australia.

    Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 468 – Experimenting Mobilely

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 468. On this episode, Erk decides to record the episode remotely only using his iPhone and an application called Boss Jock Studio as an experiment. As a result, the show will sound different than usual. All of the artists have appeared on Erk FM: Australia before, some more recently than others. Artists include Acid Nymph, Aimee Francis, Awaken Solace, Domino, Heaven The AxeRise Of Avernus and Vanity Riots. Erk also wanted to play Red Bee and Frankenbok but that plan did not work - Erk later figured out why. 

Erk FM: Australia 466 – Warming Up Slowly

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 466. On this episode, Erk features a range of Australian bands courtesy of AirPlay Direct. The episode starts acoustically & gradually warms up - much like the heater in the Erk FM studio. Lots of music & not a lot of talking - just the way a music podcast should be!

    Song list (all times approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 464 – Welcome Back, Erk!

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 464. Erk is now back from overseas and has returned to the Channel Erk studio. That said, the music hasn't stopped on Erk FM: Australia. Some regular artists have returned with new material which is always appreciated.

    Music supplied by SGC Media.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 462 – Erk Is Snaking His Way Home From Overseas Land

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 462. Erk is snaking his way home from Overseasland and has some more Americana (oops Australiana) for you this week courtesy of AirPlay Direct.

    Song list (all times approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 460 – Turkish Oysters On An Australian Farm

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 460. On this week's episode, there is a lot of acoustic, bluegrass, Americana (Australiana?) and country while Erk is in Overseasland. This episode is a little (ok, a lot!) bluegrassy! All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    Song list (all times approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 458 – So Many Esses!

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 458. Erk is still in Overseasland but has a range a good Australian music for you courtesy of AirPlay Direct. The episode starts country but ends up a lot rockier with a lot of bands with S at the start of their name.

    Song list (all times approximate):

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