Presenting North Arm…Rod from Firekites solo project April 29th 2013 By brooke

Presenting North Arm…Rod from Firekites solo project

Roddy from Newcastle collective Firekites has gone out and made a solo EP under the name North Arm. It’s really impressive too!! Titled “Thought Lines” it includes the sparkling first single “Quietly Lightly” and three other tracks hot off J Walker’s mixing desk! No news of shows from North Arm but in the meantime you can check out the lead single here https://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/north-arm-quitely-lightly and buy the EP from i tunes.

Big things coming for John Murry’s “the Graceless Age” April 27th 2013 By brooke

Big things coming for John Murry’s “the Graceless Age”

Released in the later part of 2012 John Murry’s “Graceless Age” received a sparkling review in UNCUT and close to home Rhythms magazine and Drum Media really praised it’s merits. Well, the great news is a full scale release is happening in the UK and US in May and some big time reviews are about to pop up. 5 out of 5 one’s that quite frankly couldn’t be more exciting! More news on those soon. And hopefully news about a debut Australian tour for the summer. Until then, here’s the video for one of the Graceless Age’s many standouts “Southern Sky”.

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2013/04/john_murry_southern_sky_-_vide.html

Bored Nothing Pitchfork review! April 22nd 2013 By brooke

Bored Nothing Pitchfork review!

Yah, we just got our first ever pitchfork review! here it is:
“Fergus Miller, aka Bored Nothing, wrote these songs while bumming semi-homeless around Australia, and the characters in his songs are perpetually stoned, bored, or existentially lost. It’s familiar territory, but Miller has a way with words and a refreshing clear-eyed honesty”

Tiny Ruins & Bored Nothing NSW record store day April 14th 2013 By brooke

Tiny Ruins & Bored Nothing NSW record store day

Calling all music lovers! The 20th of April marks Record Store Day in Australia – a day for vinyl collectors to celebrate their favourite and enduringly wonderful musical format. This Record Store Day, we are flying to NSW bored nothing and tiny ruins to perform at 3 cities in 5 hours. can it be done?  
they’ll be at ABICUS in newcastle at 12pm, red eye (BN)  and title (TR) in Sydney at 3pm and together again at Music Farmers in Wollongong at 6pm. Bored Nothing will have a record store exclusive 5 track (New) EP available for the day and Tiny Ruins will be bringing copies of her Haunts 10″ and EP which arent available for sale in australia.

Merchandise’s “Totale Nite” available now April 11th 2013 By brooke

Merchandise’s “Totale Nite” available now

In an attempt to summarize Merchandise, the basics will suffice. What began as a standard three-piece punk band has turned into something else entirely. Over the years the band has changed from a trio to a duo and back to a trio again for last year’s “Children of Desire” LP. That album, entirely self-recorded in the band’s Tampa, FL home, did much to expose Merchandise to a greater audience. Pop sensibilities were more in the foreground than on the band’s earlier releases. Music journalism institutions such as Pitchfork, NME, Spin, and Stereogum have all written extensively about the band, foreshadowing great things to come.

Autre Ne Vuet’s ‘Play By Play’ Clip March 12th 2013 By brooke

Autre Ne Vuet’s ‘Play By Play’ Clip

We love the massive hook to Anxiety album opener, ‘Play By Play’. Autre Ne Veut’s second full-length experiments with melody and era, shifting between the best of the 80s, 90s and ’00s electronica and pop, and receiving some huge accolades including Pitchfork Best New Music and Stereogum Album of The Week. Arthur Ashin talks with Stereogum on his new album here. See the new ‘Play By Play’ video below.

Wagons Writing New Album, Playing June Preview Shows March 11th 2013 By brooke

Wagons Writing New Album, Playing June Preview Shows

His duets collection “Expecting Company?” marked a great 2012 for Henry Wagons, and today the Melbournian announced he’ll have the full Wagons band back in the studio recording a new LP in coming months. To celebrate and show off some new songs, Wagons will headline Sydney’s Vanguard on Friday June 15 & Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Saturday June 22 – their first full band shows in close to two years. Tix for both shows are on sale this Thursday via the venues.

She & Him Return With ‘Never Wanted Your Love’ March 10th 2013 By brooke

She & Him Return With ‘Never Wanted Your Love’

From their third album of original recordings – Volume 3She & Him are back with the gorgeous, sunny ‘Never Wanted Your Love’. Written by Zooey Deschanel, produced by M. Ward & mixed by Bright Eyes & Monsters of Folk’s Mike Mogis, it’s one of fourteen songs from the duo’s forthcoming LP. Out in Australia on Friday May 3, read more about the making of Volume 3 via Stereogum.