Last night we slipped into 3RRR in Brunswick to do a “Formative Five” with Tristen Harris on his show The Golden Age of Piracy.
I got to say I’ve been a long time listener of his show so it was a real pleasure to finally meet him. The show invites artists on to play their top five songs that were influential on their song writing and development, over an hour long informal chat.
It became pretty clear halfway through that Tristan, like ourselves, is a huge fan of post punk, a period between the late 70s and early eighties where affordable synths, egos, recording equipment and ambitious musos collided to create a fountain of diverse and mind blowing music. I am constantly finding new acts from that period that sound just as fresh as anything coming out today.
Here’s the top 5 (in no particular order):
You can listen to the Golden Age of Piracy episode here.