On The Verge - Episode 21 - Shotgun Jimmie

On The Verge - Episode 21 - Shotgun Jimmie

Saturday 03 April 2010 - Total Running Time::13:56 m/s


Fazal Meets up with Shotgun Jimmie and Ian from Attack in Black to chat about Shot Gun Jimmie's latest release, Still Jimmie.

Mixing a charmingly lo-fi approach with a knack for quirky, hook ridden songwriting, The Onlys (Delorean Recordings, 2009), was Shotgun Jimmie's first solo outing after the demise of his band, Shotgun & Jaybird. The album quickly found an audience, as it spent several weeks in the top ten of the National Earshot campus radio charts and saw the single "Bedhead" championed by CBC Radio 3. Exclaim! said of the disc, "The Onlys is lo-fi gold, mixing smart stream-of-conscious lyricism with flashes of broke down musical skill." Not only embraced by the media though, The Onlys also found its way into the hands of Welland, Ontario's, Attack in Black.


Instantly won over by the album, the band invited Jimmie on their upcoming National tour. Leading up to the dates, the two acts regularly performed together with Attack in Black acting as Jimmie's backing band. Their musical bond was immediate. Jimmie's songs took on new dimensions with the four piece's instrumental prowess and well honed sensibilities. Following the completion of the tour, the acts decided to document the chemistry they had developed, and set out to record in Attack in Black's home studio.


The resulting, Still Jimmie, shifts from Shotgun Jimmie's playful approach on The Onlys to a darker and more direct, rock record. "Mind Crumb" starts with urgent guitars and crashing drums, only to drift into a winding Neil Young-esque haze of guitar squalls. "Used Parts" is ramshackle pop craftsmanship at its best, as hooks come and go seemingly without effort. The rest of Still Jimmie manages to balance songs as opposed as "Louis Depson" and"Dawson City" without ever straying from a core sound.

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On the Verge is NUTV's music show. Fazal Hamid interviews bands touring through Calgary from Canada, the USA and abroad. On The Verge is written and hosted by Fazal Hamid. The show is shot at various locations around Calgary, Canada including Broken City and the Hifi club and at the NUTV studios at the University of Calgary.


Episode Guide

Season 1

Episode 21

Shotgun Jimmie

Fazal Meets up with Shotgun Jimmie and Ian from Attack in Black to chat about Shot Gun Jimmie's latest release, Still Jimmie.

Episode 20

Bloc Party

Fazal meets up with Matt and Gordon from Bloc Party to chat about the bands latest album, Intimacy

Episode 19

Sleepy Sun

On The Verge meets up with Sleepy Sun to chat about the band and the weirdness of Santa Cruz

Episode 18

The Maynards

Fazal interviews Halfax band The Maynards

Episode 17

The Stills

With 3 albums under their belt, 2 Juno nominations, tours with the ranks of Ratatat, Interpol, Sam Roberts, Kings Of Leon (to name a few), the band The Stills have established quite the name for themselves.

Episode 16

City Of Noise

On The Verge meets up with Mitch Barany to chat about the making of the video "city of noise".

Episode 15

Sleepless Nights

On The Verge meets up with Halifax's Sleepless Nights

Episode 14

Kaley Bird

On The Verge meets up with Edmonton's Kaley Bird

Episode 13

Ladyhawk

On The Verge meets up with Ladyhawk

Episode 12

Ramp

On The Verge interviews The Summerlad about Ramp

Episode 11

Mogwai

On The Verge interviews Mogwai

Episode 10

Broken Social Scene

On The Verge interviews Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene

Episode 9

The Mars Volta

On The Verge interviews The Mars Volta

Episode 8

Hey Rosetta

Fazal Interviews Hey Rosetta

Episode 7

GWAR

Interview with GWAR

Episode 6

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On The Verge gets an interview with DD/MM/YYYY

Episode 5

Sparta

On The Verge is back for episode 5 - Sparta

Episode 4

Pride Tiger

On The Verge is back for an interview with Pride Tiger

Episode 3

Azeda Booth, Saved by Radio and The Jimmy Swift Band

On The Verge returns for episode 3 with Azada Booth, Saved by Radio and The Jimmy Swift Band

Episode 2

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On The Verge is back for episode 2

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

The First Episode Of On The Verge.