Jens Lekman Tour Supports Announced January 16th 2013 By brooke

Jens Lekman Tour Supports Announced

Sweden pop dreamboat Jens Lekman arrives to our shores in less than a month with his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Special guest to his three east coast shows will be Courtney Barnett, while Melodie Nelson joins Oxford Art Factory’s Valentne’s Day Special, and The Garden Party on Friday February 15. On Saturday 16, Scraps will open proceedings at The Zoo. Grab tix & further tour info via Penny Drop.

The New Mendicants – Arriving Soon January 14th 2013 By brooke

The New Mendicants – Arriving Soon

Joe Pernice & Norman Blake’s collaboration as The New Mendicants next week finds them touring Aus, with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth shows on the horizon. At Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, they’ll be joined by Seja on Tues Jan 22 + Van Walker on Weds 23; Seja will also appear with the band at Brissy’s Black Bear Lodge on Thurs 24. On Thurs Feb 7, Wild Oats join Adelaide’s Grace Emily bill & Dirty Beaches’ the Perth Festival line-up on Friday 8. Find full info on the Sydney Festival dates here. The band’s first EP, Australia 2013 will be available at each stop on the road.

New Music from Jim James – ‘A New Life’ January 9th 2013 By brooke

New Music from Jim James – ‘A New Life’

Finally, we can share some new music from Jim James of My Morning Jacket‘s debut solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God , with Jim revealing single ‘A New Life’ overnight. With intentions of creating an album that sounds, in his own words, “like it came from a different place in time” , Jim not only played all instruments but also produced and engineered the LP, due for release on Friday February 1, himself. Stream ‘A New Life’ below.

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’.