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 23, 2015

Best albums of 2015

Fireball XL5 Best albums of 2015

1. Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance (Buy the album here)




2. Alpaca Sports - When You Need Me The Most (Buy the album here)



3. The School - Wasting Away and Wondering (Buy the album here)



4. Wallflower - Out to Sea (Buy the album here)



5. Starry Eyed Cadet - Starry Eyed Cadet (Buy the album here)



6. Seoul - I Become a Shade (But the album here)



7. New Order - Music Complete (Buy the album here)



8. Roman à clef - Abandonware (Buy the album here)



9. Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There (Buy the album here)



10. Blimp Rock - Sophomore Slump (Buy the album here)


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Best singles of 2015

Fireball XL5 Best singles of 2015

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Alpaca Sports - Need me the most



2. The Orchids - Hey! Sometimes


3. Roman à clef - PSBTV



4. Frankie Cosmos - Young



5. Wallflower - Butterfly Kisses




6. The School - Love is Anywhere you find it



7. Hinds - Chili Town



8. Tanlines - Slipping Away



9. Springtime Carnivore - Name On A Matchbook




10. Starry Eyed Cadet - Baby Please Come Home

http://starryeyedcadet.bandcamp.com/track/baby-please-come-home

11. SPORTS - The Washing Machine



12. Belle and Sebastian - Allie




13. Class Actress - GFE


14. Kita Alexander - My Own Way




15. Lorna - London's Leaving Me