Coming Soon on Spunk for 2013 January 3rd 2013 By brooke

Coming Soon on Spunk for 2013

Happy new year, everyone! With albums on the horizon from Jim JamesBonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Popstrangers, Autre Ne Veut and Caitlin Rose, and Bored Nothing, Glen Hansard & The FramesThe New Mendicants, Yeasayer, Jens Lekman, Julia Holter, The Men, Dear Time’s Waste & Wild Nothing out on the road, it’s already shaping up to be a good one. Stream some of our latest tunes below.

Bored Nothing Album Shows & triple j Feature January 2nd 2013 By brooke

Bored Nothing Album Shows & triple j Feature

Fergus Miller, aka Bored Nothing, hits the road this month – playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to celebrate the release of his band’s debut album. Already off to a good start, the record has scored itself Triple J’s first Feature Album of the year.

The album launches kick off this Saturday at Melbourne’s Gasometer with supports from Mining Boom and Milkshake. Next up, the band will play at Sydney’s FBi Social on Thursday 10th alongside Johnny Telafone and Black Zeros before wrapping it up with a free show at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge on Friday 11th.

Watch Popstrangers’ New ‘Heaven’ Vid December 18th 2012 By brooke

Watch Popstrangers’ New ‘Heaven’ Vid

Auckland’s Popstrangers space out in their new ‘Heaven’ clip – the first taste of the band’s debut album, Antipodes – out Friday March 1. Amidst much talk of the Mayan apocalypse… here’s another asteroid/Earth collision scenario. Fingers crossed big time for some Popstrangers summer shows in Australia.

Caitlin Rose Returns With ‘The Stand-In’ December 18th 2012 By brooke

Caitlin Rose Returns With ‘The Stand-In’

Traversing a style of music that many of her peers wouldn’t dare, Caitlin Rose has always stood out from the crowd. After releasing a debut record, Own Side Now in 2010, we’ll release the Nashville musician’s second LP – The Stand-In on Friday March 8. A gorgeous disc of classic country pop, accents of strings, mandolin and trumpet feature across its 12 songs. Here’s the album’s first taste – ‘I Was Cruel’.

The New Mendicants’ ‘Australia, 2013′ EP December 16th 2012 By brooke

The New Mendicants’ ‘Australia, 2013′ EP

Made of Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake & Joe Pernice, Pernice Brothers namesake & former Scud Mountain Boy, The New Mendicants will soon make their first visit to Aus, with Syd, Melb, Bris, Adel & Perth dates on sale now. We’re so pleased to be releasing the pair’s first EP, titled Australia, 2013 –  available exclusively on the road this January & February, and digitally from Friday January 18. You’ll catch a cover of TF’s ‘I Don’t Want Control of You’ & Pernice Brothers’ ‘Her Amazing Glow’ among its six songs. Here’s its first cut, a cover of INXS’ ‘This Time’.

Spunk Tones / Jeff The Brotherhood December 12th 2012 By Aaron

Spunk Tones / Jeff The Brotherhood

The Spunk Family Show on New Year’s Day was so much fun. thanks for coming along. we still have a couple more Spunk shows to look forward to. Spunk Tones, happening in Bangalow on Sat 12th Jan features performances by Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders, Bored Nothing and Wintercoats. Find tickets here. Then, on Wed 16th Jan in Wollongong Jeff The Brotherhood will be playing at Wollongong’s Stoke Factory, supported by Bored Nothing and Step Panther. You can grab tickets here.

Bonnie & Dawn Play the Everly Brothers December 11th 2012 By brooke

Bonnie & Dawn Play the Everly Brothers

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & his longtime collaborator Dawn McCarthy are lifetime fans of the Everly Brothers, covering their many songs on stage over the years. The pair will release a new LP, What the Brothers Sang on Friday Feb 15 that pays tribute to the Everly’s songs – bolstered by an incredible band featuring Emmett Kelley, Dave Roe and Kenny Malone. Here’s a taste of their gorgeous joint harmonies, in the Christmas tradition.

Dear Time’s Waste – Summer Shows in Aus December 9th 2012 By brooke

Dear Time’s Waste – Summer Shows in Aus

With her new LP, Some Kind of EdenDear Time’s Waste will soon perform a handful of Australian dates – launching the album at Melbourne’s Grace Darling on Tuesday Feb 5 ($10 only door charge), and with a free show at Sydney’s Hollywood on Sunday Feb 10. Claire will also play as special guest to Julia Holter’s Toff In Town & Paddington Uniting Church dates – many chances for us to enjoy her textured, atmospheric live show. Here’s her brand new clip for SKOE cut ‘Heavy/High’.