The Ocean Party ‘Soft Focus’ Tour and release October 30th 2014 By Aaron

The Ocean Party ‘Soft Focus’ Tour and release

While the Ocean Party are currently on their first ever US tour,  today the band announced their national Soft Focus Tour for Australia this November. The tour sees the band stopping at a Bowls Club on the Coal Coast, a Croatian Club in Newcastle, plus all the regular East Coast cities. Soft Focus is out now. Dates are;
Friday 7 November // Front Gallery, Canberra // $10 on the door
Saturday 8 November // Croatian Club, Newcastle // $10 on the door
Sunday 9 November // Wombarra Bowls Club, Wollongong // $10 on the door
Friday 21 November // The Tote, Melbourne // $10 on the door
Saturday 22 November // The Metro, Adelaide // FREE
Friday 28 November // The Landsdowne, Sydney // FREE

BORED NOTHING ‘SOME SONGS’ OUT NOW October 29th 2014 By Aaron

BORED NOTHING ‘SOME SONGS’ OUT NOW

Bored Nothing has a sweet new single ‘We Lied’, and FBi Radio are hosting an exclusive download! It’s taken from the new album “Some Songs”, which has just been released via Spunk  in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Order the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/some-songs/id913748202 or from spunk records store (spunk.com.au).
Bored Nothing has just finished a 35 date European tour and returns to Australia shortly for a wee break.

Trust Punks album tour and new single October 28th 2014 By admin

Trust Punks album tour and new single

Trust Punks release their debut album “Discipline” on November 14, and they’re playing a bunch of NZ and Australian shows to celebrate!
Listen to new single ‘Gordian Knot’ (NME’s ’20 Tracks You Need To Hear’) here. The band also unveiled new track ‘Through The Thicket’, streaming at FasterLouder and Under The Radar.
Pre-order album now, and download ‘Gordian Knot’ and ‘Prone Hold’ as instant grat tracks. Vinyl pre-orders available here.

TOUR DATES
Auckland – Saturday 15 Nov – Whammy Bar w/ Cheats & Carb on Carb
Wellington – Friday 21 Nov – Homies Cosy Teahouse w/ Cheats & Mermaidens
Palmerston North – Saturday 22 Nov – Great Job! w/ Cheats & Cool Cult
Melbourne – Thursday 27 Nov – Grace Darling Basement w/ Gold Class & Possible Humans
Wollongong – Friday 28 Nov – Music Farmers w/ special guests (early show)
Sydney – Friday 28 Nov – The Landsdowne Hotel w/ the Ocean Party, Day Ravies & Melon Melon Melon

Spunk Showcase New York City!! October 9th 2014 By Aaron

Spunk Showcase New York City!!

Our first ever New York Showcase is happening on Monday October 20 at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn. Three New York artists are performing and three Australian artists. It is the battle for America’s Cup!! In the NY corner there’s Free Time, Shorts and Laura & Greg and in the Australian corner The Ocean Party, Ernest Ellis and Emma Russack. Tickets are $8 and it kicks off at 6pm! 10702232_10154601393390109_8642101426917296607_n

We welcome Trust Punks!!! Discipline out Nov 14! October 9th 2014 By Aaron

We welcome Trust Punks!!! Discipline out Nov 14!

Beyond excited to be working with auckland 5 piece Trust Punks!!! their debut album ‘discipline’ is out November 14. pre-order the album at shop.spunk.com.au first single is premiering at who the hell.http://whothehell.net/archives/24536 NME just reviewed the single and said “Gordian Knot is the disquieting shriek of young men barely able to contain their own Falling Down moments.” NZ and Australian tour dates announced soon!

 

New Bonnie Prince Billy LP! September 29th 2014 By Aaron

New Bonnie Prince Billy LP!

Bonnie Prince Billy‘s stunning new record “Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongue” is out now. Available from the iTunes now: http://bit.ly/1rxpK5Y  Paste Magazine gave the album 8.1 out of 10, saying, “It’s all very inspirational stuff, not without its complexities and, at times, futility. But, if the album does anything right (and it does a lot right), it is capturing the contradicting emotions of a life and trying to reconcile them, so that the listener doesn’t have to do the same.”

Bearhug release So Gone!!!! September 22nd 2014 By Aaron

Bearhug release So Gone!!!!

So Gone is a record made in a period of change, personnel wise and musically. The band lost a member and then had to make a decision about what sort of record they were going to make. So Gone is a guitar album.
 
Bearhug decided they wanted to funnel the skeletons of the new songs through rhythmic intensity and guitar noise, rather than jangling guitars and looseness. Based on this ethos, recording with Owen Penglis (Palms/STraight Arrows) at his new legitimate Goliath professional recording studio made sense. Recording consisted of layers of guitar tracks, sending Owen close to madness, as many were lost and discovered again during the mixing stage.

Some of these songs are a couple of years old and some were written weeks before recording but all were placed under the same set of rules we established in order to make a unified record, melodies laying over bubbling fuzz.

Lyrically the record is a scattershot exploration of the presents connection to the past, concerning adolescent dreams of adulthood, family ties, hindsight, social alienation, and the strength and fear in holding onto love. This record was influenced by Sic Alps, Sonic Youth, The Wrens, Mark Kozelek, Blank Realm, Drive by Truckers and Fugazi. So Gone is the band’s second full length. Watch this space for tour dates!

Shovels & Rope ‘Swimmin Time’ out now August 28th 2014 By Aaron

Shovels & Rope ‘Swimmin Time’ out now

The new album from Shovels and Rope is out now. Here’s a review fromRhythms Magazine that will get u excited!
’You can see why the Americana Awards fell all over them last year – everything the movement embraces, from old-time blues and folk to New Orleans grooves and alt country, are blended and served with a vitality and irreverence that is almost shocking’. The album is available in the spunk store or from i tunes below. Stand by for tour dates!
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/swimmin-time/id903037963