Spoon ‘They Want My Soul’ out now July 30th 2014 By Aaron

Spoon ‘They Want My Soul’ out now

Spunk’s incredible new album ‘they want my soul’ is out now.
The album was recorded this past winter, mostly at Public HiFi in Austin and Tarbox in Cassadaga, NY. It was the first time spoon had the chance to work with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Creaming Jesus)  . Side One begins with the gnarliest Jim Eno drum sound ever recorded and Side Two ends with Rob Pope’s bass amp completely breaking down to fuzz + hiss at the end of a take. The record’s got beats, whispers, chants, guitars, whistles, secret codes, and horror-movie strings. It’s got songs about holy rollers, back masking, real life properties of physics, love during the apocalypse and a brief reappearance of Jonathon Fisk. hear the first track ‘rent i pay’  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOPfmfRVWmk
order the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/they-want-my-soul/id886543966

WHITE FENCE – RRR album of the week! July 18th 2014 By Aaron

WHITE FENCE – RRR album of the week!

To the Recently Found Innocent is the fifth White Fence album, as well as the first White Fence album to be recorded outside the bedroom fence (with live drumming), and is recorded by Ty Segall. White Fence conjure a fantasy about reality, of the world as it is and should always be; their songs are alterna-hits played out in green sun, in blue air, on repeat, relentless, righteous in the privacy of front-parlor and yes, bedroom!
The album is Triple R album of the week this week, which is blimey good news!

Aldous Harding – Mess & Noise review June 23rd 2014 By Aaron

Aldous Harding – Mess & Noise review

‘The opening track on Aldous Harding’s debut LP is called ‘Stop Your Tears’. It could just as easily be called ‘Stop Whatever It is That You’re Doing’. Once Harding’s voice arrives, 30 seconds in, it’s hard to remain in the digital age’s constant state of semi-distraction. The best adjective for her singing would be ‘arresting’; her songbird’s warble – etched with the turn of the season, throaty with pain, yet ruffled with a twirl of theatricality – the kind that stops hearts, stops men in their tracks, stops chatty crowds silent’. Mess + Noise

Tiny Ruins tour next week June 10th 2014 By admin

Tiny Ruins tour next week

It’s an exciting time for New Zealand artist TINY RUINS. Their stunning album Brightly Painted One is currently streaming at THE NEW YORK TIMES, and new video ‘Carriages’ just premiered via DAZED DIGITALBrightly Painted One is feature album this week at RRR, 2ser, and RTR.
Today the band announced a national tour, with support from fellow Spunk artists Shining Bird and Aldous Harding (NZ) *.  All shows are on sale now:
Tue 01 Jul  Black Bear Lodge Brisbane *
Wed 02 Jul Newtown Social Club   Sydney *
Thu 03 Jul Anitas Wollongong
Fri 04 Jul Goodgod Small Club Sydney
Sat 05 Jul Mojos Bar Perth
Sun 06 Jul Jive Bar Adelaide
Tue 08 Jul Northcote Social Club Melbourne *

Spunk 15 year anniversary t-shirt!! May 26th 2014 By Aaron

Spunk 15 year anniversary t-shirt!!

Spunk reached 15 years of age at the end of 2013, and we promised a celebratory t shirt. Well thanks to the art and apparel label Horselove who offered to design the shirt, here it is! Featuring a number of spunk dignitaries, we are absolutely thrilled by the outcome!! The shirt will be screen printed on an organic cotton tee and it comes in a number of sizes. order from http://shop.spunk.com.au/product/spunk-15-year-anniversary-t-shirt-s-m-l-xlSpunk_Designs_01

Wagons ‘Acid Rain & Sugar Cane’ plus tour dates May 15th 2014 By Aaron

Wagons ‘Acid Rain & Sugar Cane’ plus tour dates

Wagons new album Acid Rain and Sugar Cane has just been released. The reviews are coming in thick and fast and we are very pleased!
“It’s sublime songwriting, and a surprising conclusion to an unforgettable trip.” – Stack  (4.5 stars)

“With Acid Rain And Sugar Cane we’re gifted an absolutely stunning body of music.” – The Music (4.5 stars)

Key tracks: ‘Why Do You Always Cry’ and ‘Beer Barrel Bar’ – Rolling Stone (4 stars)
Remember the boys are heading out on the road this May/June:
Thurs May 22 – Pirie & Co, Adelaide SA

Fri May 23 – Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Sat May 31 – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

Fri June 6 – Barwon Club, Geelong VIC

Sat June 7 – The HiFi, Melbourne VIC

Sun June 8 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Thurs June 12 – The Abbey, Canberra ACT
Fri June 13 – Rad , Wollongong NSW
Sat June 14 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Sun June 15 – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
Fri June 20 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Sat June 21 – Railway Hotel, Darwin NT

Tiny Ruins ‘Brightly Painted One’ out now!! April 27th 2014 By Aaron

Tiny Ruins ‘Brightly Painted One’ out now!!

Tiny Ruins  second album, Brightly Painted One, is out now. 

A new track ‘Ballad of the Hanging Parcel’ was recently featured on NPR’s influential All Things Considered show in US. The show and track are here:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/03/25/293900626/new-mix-the-black-keys-swans-metronomy-more

 The opening track ‘Me At the Musuem, You In The Wintergardens’ can be heard here:
https://soundcloud.com/bella-union/tiny-ruins-me-at-the-museum Order the album on LP and CD from http://shop.spunk.com.au

ERNEST ELLIS + SHINING BIRD Co-headline tour starts this week! April 27th 2014 By Aaron

ERNEST ELLIS + SHINING BIRD Co-headline tour starts this week!

After releasing two of the best local albums in the past year, Sydney’s Ernest Ellis and Austinmer’s Shining Bird will be heading out on a short co-headline tour in May/June 2014. These shows look set to bring a perfect measure of sleaze and bliss to stages along the east coast, in order to celebrate the respective albums—COLD DESIRE and LEISURE COAST—in style.
 
Ernest Ellis and Shining Bird will host an extra special show in Sydney, combining live performance with an art exhibition.

Following a call out to visual artists for works tied (in any way) to the titles of the two albums—COLD DESIRE and LEISURE COAST, the unique show will take place at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Newtown. Once the artworks are gathered, Ernest Ellis and Shining will host a night on May 17 where the works will be exhibited and the bands will play a set each.
 
COLD DESIRE and LEISURE COAST are available now through all good music retailers.

LIVE DATESFriday 09 May – Workers Club, Melbourne
 Thursday 15 May – Rad Bar, Wollongong**
 Saturday 17 May – St Stephen’s Church Hall, Newtown, Sydney
 Friday 06 June – Commercial Hotel, Milton