Gold Class premiere new track Furlong via self-titled August 20th 2015 By admin

Gold Class premiere new track Furlong via self-titled

Overnight Gold Class premiered new single ‘Furlong’ via self-titled magazine. ‘Furlong’ is the latest cut from the Melbourne newcomers’ forthcoming debut album It’s You, out September 4th via Spunk Records (ANZ) and felte (EU/US). Stream/embed the single via SoundCloud here.

Lead singer Adam Curley spoke with self-titled about the intention behind ‘Furlong’:

Lyrically, the song kind of formed around the line “bad from the neck down”, which I carried around in my head for a while we were writing it. It’s about always feeling as if you have to improve yourself, about misguided good intentions—having them and then fucking them up because you can’t stick to them. We didn’t really know what to make of it when we wrote it, or where it fit in the set. It’s a bit of an island, that song. People always comment on it at shows, and then ask if it’s about ‘Terminator 2’.

Fans can pre-order It’s You via iTunes now, and download ‘Life as a Gun’ instantly.

TOUR DATES
August 29 – Volumes @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
September 8 – Black Bear (Spunk / RIN pre-BIGSOUND party), Brisbane
September 9 – BIGSOUND @ Ric’s Bar, Brisbane

The Ocean Party announce fifth album “Light Weight” & biggest Australian tour to date August 17th 2015 By admin

The Ocean Party announce fifth album “Light Weight” & biggest Australian tour to date

The Ocean Party is thrilled to announce Light Weight, their fifth album in just three years. The record will be released on October 9 in Australia and New Zealand via Spunk Records, and November 13 in UK and Europe via Caroline International. Fans can pre-order the album via iTunes now, and download a free instant grat track ‘Guess Work’.
During their short history, The Ocean Party has supported the likes of Real Estate, Stephen Malkmus and Cass McCombs. Last year they made their US debut at CMJ, and played a bunch of shows along the East and West Coasts. The Ocean Party will be continuing their tradition of roaming through the back roads of Australia this October and November to launch Light Weight, visiting friends and fans in their biggest tour to date.

PRE-ALBUM TOUR DATES
28th August – Estonian House (supp. Teeth and Tongue) – Melbourne
6th September – Newtown Social Club (King Street Crawl) – Sydney
8th September – Spunk & Rice is Nice pre-BIGSOUND party – Brisbane
10th September – BIGSOUND – Brisbane
12th September – Bedroom Suck presents Australiana #2 – Brisbane
3rd October – The Loft – Warrnambool
“LIGHT WEIGHT” ALBUM TOUR
8th October – The Phoenix – Canberra
9th October – Vic on the Park – Sydney
10th October – Treehouse – Byron Bay
11th October – See Space – Lismore
13th October – Caffiend – Cairns
14th October – Rec Room – Townsville
15th October – The Workshop – Rockhampton
16th October – The Spotted Cow – Toowoomba
17th October – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane
18th October – The Time Machine – Nambour
22nd October – Finbox – Wollongong
23rd October – Thyme To Taste – Yass
24th October – The Tote – Melbourne
25th October – Birdhouse – Wagga Wagga
30th October – The Eastern – Ballarat
31st October – The Metro – Adelaide
6th November – The Bird – Perth
8th November – The Newport – Fremantle
14th November – The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart
15th November – Fresh Cafe – Launceston

Jessica Pratt tour August 17th 2015 By admin

Jessica Pratt tour

Jessica Pratt is an artist who never dreamed of a career in music. She didn’t think about going on tour or releasing records. After picking up a cheap nylon string as a teenager, she began to write songs without “evaluating why”. White Fence main man Tim Presley heard some old recordings she had made, loving them so much he founded a record label just to release them.
“I didn’t even care if it sold 100 copies, I loved it that much. I had this future death-bed moment, I could either pay rent comfortably for three months or put this record into the world.”
With just an acoustic guitar and her voice, this is way more than folk, it’s subtly hallucinatory psychedelia. Her voice is unique, it’s unclear what time it is from. And she’s a virtuoso guitar player, setting up the songs with circular peaks and troughs of sound.
“It’s really just about being at the mercy of those waves,” she says.
DEC TOUR DATES
SAT 5TH – FAIRGROUNDS, NSW
TUE 8TH – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
WED 9TH – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
THU 10TH – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
SAT 12TH – MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL, VIC
On Your Own Love Again is available now.

Spunk Records & Rice is Nice announce pre-BIGSOUND party August 17th 2015 By admin

Spunk Records & Rice is Nice announce pre-BIGSOUND party

Spunk Records and Rice is Nice are stoked to announce a pre-BIGSOUND party. The two labels will take over Black Bear Lodge on Tuesday 8th September between 8pm and 3am, with The Ocean Party, Shining Bird, Angie, Gold Class, Darts, Aldous Harding, US the Band and Donny Benet all playing sets. Get down early for free beer, courtesy of our mates at Young Henrys.
All bands will also play official BIGSOUND parties…stay tuned for showcase details.
BIGSOUND PROFILES
Aldous Harding
Angie
Darts
Donny Benet
Gold Class
Shining Bird
The Ocean Party
US The Band

New album & tour for Mac Demarco August 2nd 2015 By Aaron

New album & tour for Mac Demarco

Fresh from slaying his rabid Australian fanbase at Laneway Festival and multiple sold out sideshows, with his incomparable mother Agnes in tow to MC, Mac DeMarco is back for the Falls festivals in Marion Bay, Lorne and Byron Bay. Hopefully some side shows too!
Don’t forget the mini album ‘Another One’ is out this friday too. Conceived and recorded entirely by himself in a short period between a relentless tour schedule at his new place in Far Rockaway, Queens, Another One is eight, freshly written songs, expanding the arsenal of Mac’s already impressive catalogue. There’s a bittersweet, romantic sensibility present. The overall feeling is lost love, or perhaps love never found, yet Mac embraces this without making it an overly somber experience for the listener. It’s at times haunting and warm, and a bit more refined and sophisticated, but still plenty playful, retaining the guts and soul of classic Mac.

Jason Isbell ‘Something More Than Free’ out now July 23rd 2015 By Aaron

Jason Isbell ‘Something More Than Free’ out now

Jason Isbell’s ‘Something More Than Free’ is available now. Reviews are pouring in from around the globe (the record sits at an amazing 87 on metacritic!). The Uncut review says ‘Something More Than Free finds Isbell sounding surer of himself, as a songwriter and a man’. Paste magazine ‘Isbell’s increasing skill as a storyteller, and the natural affinity he has for melody, combine to make Something More Than Free a masterful piece of work.’ Finally one from Consequence of Sound; ‘Navigating between crestfallen country ballads and rollicking rockers, Something More Than Free showcases Isbell’s musical diversity without sacrificing a pinch of lyrical precision.

You can purchase the CD for $12 from http://shop.spunk.com.au/product/jason-isbell-something-more-than-free or from I tunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/something-more-than-free/id1012750261

Spunk Dj set plus latest tour dates July 15th 2015 By Aaron

Spunk Dj set plus latest tour dates

I Oh You are hosting a Versus DJ night at The Lord Gladstone in Chippendale next Saturday July 25th. Rice is Nice Djs and Spunk DJs will be battling toe to toe. Our first track is going to be Grave Architecture by Pavement. Hope they are ready to follow up! Should be fun. Kicks off at 10pm. Please Note *this is our first (and probably last) DJ set!

On the tour front the Ocean Party, Nadia Reid and Aldous Harding all have tours coming up. The Ocean party are in Sydney next friday at Vic On The Park (go before spunk dj bash) and Sat 1st of August at Shadow Electric Ballroom in Melbourne. Talking Melbourne Nadia Reid performs 2 shows, Fri 31 July at Old Bar and Sat 1 August at the Grace Darling. Finally Aldous Harding kicks off an east coast tour in August. Dates below.

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Gold Class & the Ocean Party release new single’s July 15th 2015 By Aaron

Gold Class & the Ocean Party release new single’s

Surprise! Guess work is the Ocean Party’s first new material for 2015 and we couldn’t be happier.  It builds sonically from last years full length ‘Soft Focus’.  For the first time the band have recorded in a studio with John Lee (Lost Animal, Love of Diagrams) at the helm. The single is available on i tunes now and available to stream https://soundcloud.com/theoceanparty/guess-work  The band have the following shows over the next month. Sydney – Saturday 25th of July – Vic on the park – w/Beef Jerk Melbourne Saturday 1st of August – the Shadow Electric Bandroom

We welcome Melbourne’s Gold Class to the label. the band’s first official single ‘Life As a Gun’ has just been released. Listen to it https://goldclass.bandcamp.com  Album details and artwork coming soon.