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Watch the Kills set fire to the House of Strombo

George Stroumboulopoulos
The Strombo Show, May 29, 2016

Listen to the May 29, 2016, episode of the Strombo Show.


"We're double sixing it, night cause tonight, we're doing it to death."
— the Kills

The Strombo Show ran the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

With their fifth slab of sound, Ash and Ice, the Kills have returned with another masterwork. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince crafted a chugging, trans-Siberian train of noise, born from the chaos of a rented house in Los Angeles, Electric Lady Studios and a broken hand. Through all of it, they found a way to double-six it and brought their show to the House of Strombo for another intimate, sweaty session in George's living room.

They performed new songs and favourites, and took a moment to chat, delve into the inner workings of their studio process and discuss the relevance of Lee Scratch Perry.

Chloe Charles is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter, splitting her time between Berlin and Queen West while defying genre restrictions. Her self-produced sound strings together R&B, jazz and folk with orchestral pop and has earned her much love throughout European clubs and festivals. Returning home, she shares her story with George and performs several songs that include the first she wrote and a passionate rendition of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U."

Also, we premiered some new tunage from Tennessee's six-piece garage outfit, Diarrhea Planet and another from the psychedelic meeting of the minds within the Claypool Lennon Delirium.

You know what to do: Lock it. Crank it! Join the collective.

Magnificent 7

The Tragically Hip, "In A World Possessed By The Human Mind"
Sampha, "Timmy's Prayer"
Diarrhea Planet, "Ain't A Sin To Win"
Chance The Rapper, "All Night"
Holy Fuck, "Tom Tom"
Un Blonde, "On My Grind"


The Tragically Hip, "Grace Too"
The Tragically Hip, "Grace Too (Live On Saturday Night Live)"
The Tragically Hip, "In A World Possessed By The Human Mind"
The Tragically Hip, "Man Machine Poem"
Aretha Franklin, "Do Right Woman"
Sampha, "Timmy's Prayer"
Diarrhea Planet, "Ain't A Sin To Win"
Black Mountain, "Line Them All Up"
Guns N' Roses, "Yesterdays"
Bob Dylan, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Animal Collective Remix)"
M.I.A., "Space"
Chance The Rapper, "All Night"
Holy Fuck, "Tom Tom"
Wolf Parade, "Mr. Startup"
Pigmeat Markham, "Here Comes The Judge"
Alogte Oho Jonas, "Zota Yinne"
Chloe Charles, "Black And White"
Chloe Charles, "Take Me Naked (Strombo Session)"
Joni Mitchell, "Little Green"
Chloe Charles, "Smiling (Strombo Session)"
Chloe Charles, "Nothing Compares 2 U (Strombo Session)"
Annie Lennox, "No More I'll Love You's"
Jan Hammer Group, "Don't You Know"
Def Leppard, "Foolin'"
Lee Scratch Perry, "I Am The Upsetter"
The Kills, "Hard Habit To Break (Strombo Session)"
The Kills, "Heart Of A Dog (Strombo Session)"
The Kills, "Black Balloon (Strombo Session)"
The Kills, "Doing It To Death (Strombo Session)"
The Kills, "Baby Says (Strombo Session)"
The Kills, "Whirling Eye (Strombo Session)"
The Kills, "Siberian Nights (Strombo Session)"
Un Blonde, "On My Grind"
John Lennon, "Child Of Nature"
The Claypool Lennon Delirium, "Bubbles Burst"
Deftones, "Xenon"
Roky Erickson, "Night Of The Vampire"
Janis Joplin, "A Woman Left Lonely"
Courtney Barnett, "Depreston"
Feist, "Flamenco"

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.