Bill Callahan May tour March 23rd 2015 By Aaron

Bill Callahan May tour

On his last visit to Australia Bill Callahan performed at a ski resort atop a mountain in Victoria. He also appeared at Sydney Festival.  This time however, Bill C. has swapped the great Australian outdoors for the great Australian indoors and will perform three exclusive east coast shows: Tuesday 26th May at Melbourne’s Hamer Halland Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May for Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House. Four dudes, one harmonica, two electric guitars, one glitter-painted bass, barely half a drum kit and six lights is all it took to conquer the behemoth of a room transforming it into a gig with the cosiness of a chamber music recital. Review – Royal Festival Hall, London 2014. In the years between Australian visits Callahan has released two albums proper, including the acclaimed Dream River featuring the Australian alternative radio hits Javelin Unlanding and Small Plane. Elsewhere Dream River kicked goals too landing at no.44 on the UK mainstream charts and picking up a five star review and the album of the year gong by influential English mag Mojo.

New track from Yumi Zouma, EP 1 & 2 out March 13 February 25th 2015 By Aaron

New track from Yumi Zouma, EP 1 & 2 out March 13

Following the release of their ‘Catastrophe‘ video, Yumi Zouma now share new single ‘Song for Zoe & Gwen‘. Lush and endearing, ‘Song for Zoe & Gwen’ is one of the few Yumi songs that started before the band ever released music in a public way, but was completed after their debut EP was unveiled last year. Zoe, the track’s protagonist, was Charlie Ryder’s (from Yumi Zouma) date to the 7th form ball. ‘Song For Zoe & Gwen’ is taken from Yumi Zouma’s forthcoming EP II, out March 13 via Spunk Records / Cascine. The single reached #1 on the Hype Machine chart overnight, adding to the buzz that has been circulating Yumi Zouma this past year. The group will showcase their new EP at a number of SXSW showcases this April. Stay tuned for local tour plans.

Calexico’s ‘Edge Of The Sun’ released April 10 February 24th 2015 By Aaron

Calexico’s ‘Edge Of The Sun’ released April 10

We are very excited to announce the details of Calexico’s new record Edge of the Sun, which will be released on April 10th. After writing in the album in Mexico City, the band  returned to Tucson to record at Wavelab Studios where Joey, John, Calexico’s own Sergio Mendoza and Craig Schumacher produced the album. This is the most collaborative work in the band’s history, with guest musicians ranging from Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) to Gaby Moreno and members of the Greek instrumental group Takim. Here is the song “Cumbia de Donde,” which features Carla Morrison:
https://soundcloud.com/casadecalexico/cumbia-de-donde/s-AnZfQ

MARCH TOURS; Mogwai, Stephen Malkmus, Shovels & Rope, Sun Kil Moon, Felice Brothers, Tiny Ruins February 24th 2015 By Aaron

MARCH TOURS; Mogwai, Stephen Malkmus, Shovels & Rope, Sun Kil Moon, Felice Brothers, Tiny Ruins

In what is shaping up to be our busiest month of the year, we have no less than seven artists touring this month. First to land is; MOGWAI who have shows across the country as well as Perth & Adelaide festivals. Full dates www.feelpresents.com  Next up is; STEPHEN MALKMUS who brings his Wig Out At Jagbags record to every major city and New Zealand. Dates www.lovepolice.com.au THE FELICE BROTHERS are touring with close friend CONOR OBERST and doing a few shows on there own (www.lovepolice.com.au). SHOVELS & ROPE are coming to Australia for the first time. Recent performers on Letterman check out the tour dates  www.livenation.com.au/artists/shovels-and-rope TINY RUINS is supporting SHARON VAN ETTEN starting thursday at the Perth Festival. They head to BNE, MEL and SYD as well. (details www.mistletone.net) SUN KIL MOON brings the incredible benji album to Australia for a run of shows. more details www.lovepolice.com.au  Also performing in March is; ALDOUS HARDING at Golden Plains and NADIA REID in Melbourne. March 31 we leave for the Caribbean! shovelsandrope

New signing Nadia Reid; on tour next week February 24th 2015 By Aaron

New signing Nadia Reid; on tour next week

A richness of voice; a depth of emotion; wisdom beyond her years; with brand new record Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs, Nadia Reid has claimed her place as one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound young songwriters. First single is the beautiful call the days https://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/nadia-reid-call-the-days

With Nadia’s youth spent in the company of the folk clubs and indie scene of Dunedin and Christchurch, Reid connected with the pre-and-post-quake Christchurch music milieu and quickly garnered a reputation among her peers for her penetrating songs belying her young age.  Now with Listen to Formation, Reid has a philosophical maturity that reflects on love and life’s blazes with a measure of intricacy and courage within the melancholy.

Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs is out March 27 on CD and Digitally. Vinyl will follow. Nadia’s first Australian shows take place next month at the Melbourne Folk Club at the Bella Union on Wednesday 4th March and the Yarra Hotel on Thursday 5th March.

SYDNEY FESTIVAL – Alela Diane, Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins, Firekites & Aldous Harding January 1st 2015 By Aaron

SYDNEY FESTIVAL – Alela Diane, Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins, Firekites & Aldous Harding

Sydney Festival kicks off in a few days time. It’s always an exciting time to be in Sydney. Spunk has a whole host of artists on the bill this year. Alela Diane performs at the City Recital Hall on Thursday the 8th; Jessica Pratt at the Spiegeltent on Saturday the 10th, Aldous Harding supports Anna Von Hausswolff at the Town Hall on Sunday the 11th, Tiny Ruins at the Spiegeltent on Friday the 16th and finally Firekites on Wed the 21st. We are going to need some sleep after this!! Tickets are available from www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Sun Kil Moon Australian Tour December 17th 2014 By Aaron

Sun Kil Moon Australian Tour

Today Sun Kil Moon announces a special Australian tour, along the beautiful East Coast at venues worthy of such grandeur: The City Recital Hall in Sydney, the Atheneum Theatre in Melbourne, and the Hi-Fi in Brisbane. Take a seat and strap in for over two hours of Sun Kil Moon majesty. Listen for the pin drops, the weeping fans and the happy sadness swelling in the rooms. Thursday 19 March – City Recital Hall, Sydney Saturday 21 March – Atheneum Theatre, Melbourne Sunday 22 March – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane full ticket details at http://lovepolice.com.au/tours/ or pop over to the spunk store & pick up Benji for $12 deliveredhttp://shop.spunk.com.au/product/sun-kil-moon-benji

BORED NOTHING ALBUM LAUNCHES December 10th 2014 By Aaron

BORED NOTHING ALBUM LAUNCHES

Bored Nothing has just announced two shows (only) to launch their new album ‘Some Songs’.  Friday 9th of january they are at the Landsdowne Hotel in Sydney with Deep Space Supergroup and on Saturday the 10th of January at the Northcote Social Club with Mining Boom. Order the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/some-songs/id913748202 or from spunk records store (spunk.com.au).