Sydney’s original party starter has been making us all taste the radness for over a decade. The dance rock pioneer electrifies brainwaves and creams pants wherever and whenever he graces the stage. He’s also a bit of a renaissance man, not only kicking arse and taking names as a performer in his own right, but also produces records and directing videos for others. And when he’s not stimulating your eardrums, he’s over-coming your taste buds with his own, delicious, organic range of beef jerky.
SPOD is back for the summer with new track ‘Boys Night’.
Premiered via the almighty Pilerats (thank you very much!).
A classic tale of suburbia and the struggle of the modern Australian man torn between the family life and knocking back a few cold ones with his mates, SPOD returns with instant summer classic – Boys Night. The chorus features an allstar cast of friends, AKA dedicated night out enthusiasts who’ve shared the live experience and submitted their vocal takes on the line, and combined with SPOD’s penchant for spinning yarnest in the truest sense, it all adds up to something pretty special.
From the 1900s until today, each and every song from the Spod-alogue had been written, recorded, rad-ified, rip-roared, rear-end-tested, radio-blessed-ed, and road-perfected specifically for the partiest people SPOD has ever met on Earth: girls.
Today, SPOD has a jam for the boys.
Boys Night AKA 2016’s Song of the Damn Year AKA 2016’s Amends for the Damn Year, doesn’t represent some seismic political shift or even thematic turn-of-face for our always-been-woke-and-also-always-had-a-face hero; rather, it represents a cool party zone rarely explored via sweet synthy vibes and Bandcamp compatibility. A critical read of the Boys Night text assures that, somewhere along SPOD’s intra-planetary travels, it was witnessed just how the other 50.1% lives. Indeed, it was from those assholes that this festive phoenix did arise.
During the song’s ascension, SPOD invited thousands if not literally billions of people to participate in a once-in-a-life, party-making opportunity. History will show that, on an otherwise totally 2016 Wednesday, SPOD posted a snippet of Boys Night to a social media account, inviting man and woman alike to sing along and send back their recorded takes. The result? An anthemic gang-style chorus with slightly less than a billion but definitely more than 30 triumphant entries all synced up, uniting partiers the whole wide webbed world over in a celebratory experience one cannot begin to put a price on (though, if a Kickstarter project were to offer “Your Recorded Voice On a SPOD Song” as a pledge perk, it would totally be one of those end-all million-dollar pledges that has to incorporate all the previous perks too like the commemorative “Kickstart The Radness” t-shirt and autographed “Nerds!” bookmark).”
Also just announced to play Secret Garden Festival Feb 25 which has already sold out.
Prior to unleashing Boys Night upon the world, SPOD was a bit lonely, so he made a new song ‘Party of One’ with an accompanying video featuring a lonely man looking for friendship and satisfaction with aid of the internet and computer tablet technology. Spending a lonely night in with his semi broken synthesisers, SPOD created an ode to some personal time out.
Lyrics: Um, yes no that will be a Party of One, thank you very much.
His last album ‘Taste The Sadness’ is a mature nod to his debut album ‘Taste The Radness’ (2003). In celebration of getting older and wiser, SPOD has reinterpreted the debut album to reflect life 10 years on. This beautiful record reminiscent of Harry Nilsson and all things adult and sad is sure to tug on them depression strings. And then you laugh in the face of it all because getting old is scary.
The painful truth is that all pleasant evenings of nightclub-dwelling debauchery must come to an eventual end, in both the literal and metaphorical sense. Local sweat-pop, dance-rock legend, SPOD, has passed the partying pinnacle of his life, where throwing streamers at strangers, maiming innocent people with missile champagne corks and slow-grinding unsuspecting pub attendees isn’t as much fun as it once was.
Taste The Sadness, explores hitting the second half of your existence in full-stride, dislocated your hip in the process and then spending the rest of your days in an extremely comfortable armchair explaining to everyone about how much significantly more enjoyable everything was when you were able to enjoy things more.
‘TASTE THE SADNESS’ AVAILABLE HERE & BELOW.
A few words from SPOD.
“Mates, it’s been a while, but I figure it’s time to come back to remind people what’s good, y’know? Y’can’t just be the greatest all the time, y’gotta take some time out for yourself & take it easy for chrissake. But it’s been a while, and summer is right around the corner, so I figure it’s time to make a tune & a video and line up some cheeky shows to remind everyone of the important things. No biggie, just sayin’ g’day and reminding you deadshits i’m still alive.
Y’know, as time rolls on, you can’t fire it up night after night without kicking back every now and then as the ravages of time shine a light on the delight of a cheeky brew with your mates. Nothin’ suss, just a couple of drinks to shake off the cobwebs, y’know? You don’t wanna give your significant other no hass, just looking to take a load off with ya mates, coz there ain’t nothin’ wrong with havin’ a real good time, right?
The time seems just right to get out there and hit the magnetic tape with Owen Penglis & play some live instruments for once & stop being a computer deadshit, so thats what I did. A case of beer, couple of laughs, a cheeky wednesday and boom, new hit single by Australia’s favourite bloke, SPOD.”
SPOD – TASTE THE SADNESS
02. Totally Sad
03. 2083 (Cry With Me)
04. Hell No
06. Fakin’ Party
07. Back In The Summertime
08. So Lonely
09. Scorpions Of Sex
10. Electric Hips
SPOD – COUPLE OF DRINKS EP
SPOD – SUPERFRENZ
02. 2 Tight 2 Mention
06. Time Maggots Eating The Flesh Of Destiny
09. So Exciting
10. Make U Sweat
12. Bodytalk (CD Exclusive)
The instrumentation of these recordings range from game boys and other video game machines, live drums, keys, piano, acoustic, guitar, electric guitar and bass, this, creating at bare minimum, an electric record of all sorts. SPOD recorded and produced the entire record independently in the various studios. Then on to dealings with the genius mixing works of Mirko Vogel (sekiden), cameo appearance from Jonboyrock on the track ‘Dead’ (hard one) and finally Shellac’s own Bob Weston mastering the record (woo!). This album also includes a real deal bonus secret track shh………,only available on the CD!
SPOD – ANIMALS 7″
03. We Want Some Pussy
The FIRST ever Rice Is Nice Records release… This 3 track 7 inch record was released in Mid 2008. It previewed an upcoming track from SPOD’s Superfrenz album in the monstrously popular nintendo super boogie CATS. Also featured on the record is a cover of We Want Some Pussy by 2 Live Crew! A real collectors item and there are only a few left.