Spunk’s Laneway Sideshows November 3rd 2012 By brooke

Spunk’s Laneway Sideshows

Yeasayer, Julia Holter & The Men have all announced side shows today (thanks to our good friends at Mistletone & Penny Drop). YEASAYER are playing the Metro in Sydney on Thu 31 Jan and Melbourne at the Hi Fi on Wed 6 Feb. tickets from pennydrop.com.au  THE MEN are in Syd at Good god on Wed 30 Jan and Wollongong at Beaches on Thu 31 (both shows double headline with Royal Headache). Melbourne is Wed 6 Feb at NSC. Finally Julia Holter is at the Toff in Melbourne on Wed Feb 6 and Paddington Uniting Church on Thu Feb 7. Support from Dear Time’s Waste at both shows and Orbweavers (Melb only).  ***PS*** my head hurts after this post. Spunk has four artists performing on the same night in Melbourne. Now it is time to pick a favourite!

BORED NOTHING – Album Out Now November 1st 2012 By brooke

BORED NOTHING – Album Out Now

Out now is Bored Nothing‘s debut album. You can buy it here from iTunes, JB HiFi online or your favourite indie store & we have the vinyl LP on sale at the Spunk store.  To celebrate its release, the band have made a very entertaining music video for ‘Bliss’. I laughed so hard watching it the first time!

Catch Bored Nothing live:
Thu, Nov 15 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC (w/Bleeding Knees Club)
Fri, Nov 16 – Polyester Records Instore (6PM), Melbourne, VIC
Sat, Nov 17 – Corner Hotel, Mel,  (w/Bleeding Knees Club)
Sun, Nov 18 – Ding Dong Lounge, Mel  (w/BKC)
Wed, Jan 2 – Hi Fi, Mel,  (w/Best Coast)
Sat, Jan 12 – A&I Hall, Bangalow, (Spunk Tones w/ Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Jack Ladder, Wintercoats)
Wed, Jan 16 – Stoke Factory, Wollongong, (w/Jeff The Brotherhood)

South Coast Shows- For Sydney, Wollongong folk October 22nd 2012 By brooke

South Coast Shows- For Sydney, Wollongong folk

spunk is presenting a bunch of shows in January with our good friends Music Farmers. First show is new years day at the beautiful anita’s theatre in thirroul (northern suburb wollongong). it’s an early show (4-8pm). unknown mortal orchestra, rl jones, bearhug, shining bird and some other guests will be playing. Wed the 16th sees Jeff the Brotherhood and locals Step-panther playing the Stoke Factory. It’s a great room with a skate park right in the middle. Jake & Jamin are going to go mental. Finally, Royal Headache & the Men (below) team up for an epic double bill at Beaches in Thirroul on Thu Jan 31.  Tickets for all shows are $26 each from music farmers or oztix.com.au

Wild Nothing – New Video & Australian Sideshows October 21st 2012 By brooke

Wild Nothing – New Video & Australian Sideshows

Wild Nothing have announced Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne  headlining dates for March, when they’ll be visiting Aus for the very first time for Golden Plains festival. Shot in LA, New York, St. Maarten & Niagara Falls, the new video for ‘Paradise’ stars Michelle Williams, observing travel by plane and the paradise found just beyond the window. Said Director Matthew Amato: “I loved Wild Nothing the moment I heard Gemini and I jumped at the opportunity to make a video for the new record, Nocturne.  My instinct told me to send Michelle the three tracks they were considering for a video and she chose Paradise.”

John Murry “The Graceless Age” out now October 18th 2012 By brooke

John Murry “The Graceless Age” out now

uncut gave the album 9/10 and said “bears honest witness to a burning world”. the record is “the graceless age” by John Murry and it is released today in australia and new zealand. oh, look out for the video for california too…..it’s a beauty!

Pre-order Bored Nothing s/t release October 18th 2012 By brooke

Pre-order Bored Nothing s/t release


Multiple bored nothing news follows. Bored Nothing’s self titled album is due for release NOV 2. You can hear a track here: http://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/bored-nothing-bliss     Also of great interest is the vinyl release, due a few weeks later. You can pre-order the LP here: http://shop.spunk.com.au   Finally, and sorry for so much information… bored nothing is playing lots of shows of late. This weekend they are in sydney and wollongong. all shows are listed here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bored-Nothing/368912743183570?fref=ts

Ben Gibbard solo album out today! October 14th 2012 By brooke

Ben Gibbard solo album out today!

Benjamin Gibbard‘s first solo record, ‘Former Lives’ is released today in Australia.

It’s available on iTunes here:http://bit.ly/PqB6Hy   There’s quality songwriting on the record. It reminds me a bunch of the posies, teenage fanclub and big star.

Introducing NZ’s Dear Time’s Waste October 10th 2012 By brooke

Introducing NZ’s Dear Time’s Waste

The project of Aucklander Claire Duncan, Dear Time’s Waste’s impeccably layered electronica has seen her lauded at home – performing with Low, St. Vincent and Deerhunter & receiving 4 star reviews from the NZ Herald. Dear Time’s Waste’s new album, Some Kind of Eden is a gorgeous mix of voluminous industrial sounds and uplifting melody. We’ll release it in Australia on Friday November 30. Here’s ‘Heavy High’ from the album.