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 show.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Best albums of 2014

Fireball XL5 best albums of 2014

1. Alvvays - Alvvays



2. Alpaca Sports - Sealed With A Kiss



3. Peaking Lights - Cosmic Logic



4. Future Islands - Singles



5. Lykke Li - I Never Learn



6. The Smittens - Love Record Breaker




7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon



8. Chromeo - White Women



9. Fear Of Men - Loom



10. The Popguns - Pop Fiction



Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

A nice electro-pop start to the show with my top song from a band a know very little about, but I do like their name "Kero Kero Bonito".  That grove continued for the duration of the first set which was then followed by a couple of sets of indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show - Kero Kero Bonito - Fortune Teller - See the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoG18tMZpS0

Other links from the show:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2014-12-19_final.mp3

About Kero Kero Bonito (first band in first set):
https://www.facebook.com/kerokerobonito/info?tab=page_info

About The June Brides (first band in the second set):
http://www.junebridesmusic.com/

About Wild Balbina (first band in the third set):
http://elefant.com/bands/wild-balbina

For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 19, 2014
TALK - Theme
Kero Kero Bonito - Fortune Teller
Navigateur - Bright Lights
Gui Boratto f/ Come and Hell - Take Control
The Juan MacLean - Love Stops Here
Lia Ices - Higher
TALK
The June Brides - Being There
Icepops for Breakfast - Keep Up, Don't Catch Up
The Airplanes - Paper Hearts
The Dentists - Gas
Drowners - A Button on Your Blouse
TALK
Wild Balbina - Stay Alive
Day Ravies - Sun Up
Indiepop or Whatever - When Nalda Became Punk
The Autumn Stones - Endless War
The Creases - Static Lines
TALK
The Russian Futurists - Why You Gotta Do That Thing?


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireball-XL5-Podcast/225528710795185