Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Some great new indie pop, some free downloads, and a link to porn, all in a day's work at the Fireball XL5 podcast.

My top song of the week was a bonus song on a 7 inch single that came with the most recent Belle and Sebastian album when you bought it directly from Matodor Records (which I did not do). So I was surprised when I heard it and realized that it is as good or better then any song on the proper album. The name of the song is "Suicide Girl" and if you don't know what that refers to then I'll leave it to you to do an internet search or if you are not at work you can click on the second video for the song below and find out.

For the rest of the show I tried to get to the large amount of new music that I've accumulated since my last new show back in December. My highlight was the new song by Those Dancing Days who just seem to be getting better and better with each single, the real test will be their first album which comes out in March.

Websites I mentioned during the show

The video for Those Dancing Days I'll Be Yours:

Get the Les Breastfeeders song 400 Miles here:

Download the entire Between the Waves Volume A album here:

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Belle and Sebastian - Suicide Girl (Stream the song here with no offensive video: )

(Stream a very naughty version of the song here NOTE: DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK : )

You can download the latest show directly here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - February 18, 2011
TALK - Theme
Belle and Sebastian - Suicide Girl
Phil Wilson - Up To London
Those Dancing Days - I'll Be Yours
When Nalda Became Punk - Summer, You And Me
Allo, Darlin' - If Loneliness Was Art


Les Breastfeeders - 400 Miles
Wild Nothing - Golden Haze
Beach Fossils - Daydream
Mystery Jets - Flash A Hungry Smile
Tender Trap - Do You Want A Boyfriend?
Jacob Borshard And Helena Sundin - Summer Will Have Its Way
Apple Orchard - The Great Dividing Range
Lemolo - Whale Song
Francis - I Was Never Bored At All
Ji Nilsson - Lalalovesick
The Radio Dept. - The New Improved Hypocrisy

(C) - Canadian Content

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