Glen Hansarad & The Frames – National Tour November 11th 2012 By brooke

Glen Hansarad & The Frames – National Tour

Visiting Australia to perform on Bluesfest, Glen Hansard and The Frames have just announced Melbourne Recital Centre & Sydney Opera House March headline dates, as well as Adelaide Festival, Auckland Arts Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival appearances. Playing from Glen’s gorgeous solo album Rhythm and Repose as well as Once and Frames’ adored catalogue, tickets for these very special shows are on sale now. 

Benjamin Gibbard’s ‘Teardrop Windows’ Clip November 9th 2012 By brooke

Benjamin Gibbard’s ‘Teardrop Windows’ Clip

Benjamin Gibbard has just released his first solo album, Former Livesand took time out to reconsider his image for its awesome first video, ‘Teardrop Windows’. Ben wrote Former Lives across eight years, and played all of the instruments on the record himself – excepting the Mariachi parts of  ‘Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)’. Former Lives is available on iTunes, at JB HiFi and in all good record stores now.

Jens Lekman, Touring This February November 7th 2012 By brooke

Jens Lekman, Touring This February

Though he shacked up in Melbourne to write much of his new album, it’s been a long time since Jens Lekman toured Australian shores. In February, he’ll finally return – playing full-band dates in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney (which happens to be a Valentine’s Day special). This will be the first time Jens performs from I Know What Love Isn’t in Australia. Find full dates and info here – tickets are on sale now.

Andrew Bird’s ‘Hands of Glory’ – Out Now November 6th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird’s ‘Hands of Glory’ – Out Now

Andrew Bird’s recent album, Break It Yourself has found companionship in a new set of songs: Hands of Glory – a collection of gorgeous, warm country styled originals & covers – Andrew’s second LP this year. Streaming here at Pitchfork, Hands of Glory is available now via iTunes, JB HiFi & all excellent indies. Here’s its opener, ‘Three White Horses’.

Spunk Tones – Bangalow January 12, 2013 November 4th 2012 By brooke

Spunk Tones – Bangalow January 12, 2013

Super excited to be putting on a little festival with our friends at Mistletone. It is being held at the A&I Hall in Bangalow on SAT JAN 12. Lineup is Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Wintercoats & Bored Nothing. Tickets are on sale this Friday at oztix.com.au . Big thanks to Paul for the poster and Kent for the photo.

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