Huge reviews for Nadia Reid. Album out internationally now. November 27th 2015 By Aaron

Huge reviews for Nadia Reid. Album out internationally now.

Nadia Reid’s ‘Listen To Formation, Look for the Signs’ is out today in Europe & North America today! Huge reviews! Shows coming in Syd, Akl
REVIEWS FROM UK/US
“Inspired debut by a young New Zealand singer-songwriter you’ll feel you’ve known forever.” **** MOJO “Nadia Reid’s impeccable debut will maybe set a wider orbit in motion” **** Uncut
“The self assurance of Reid’s voice, artfully undermined by the lyrics, announces an artist wise beyond her years.” Sunday Times
“For a new artists, her confident grace is all the more remarkable” Pitchfork “Album Of The Day” BBC 6 Music
“When I hear a young artist making an album as soulful and rich and self-possessed as ‘Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs’, I feel so thrilled not only for the existence of that record but for all the music they will make over all the years to come”.The Guardian (UK)
Nadia is currently in Melbourne, opening for compatriot Tiny Ruins and then is embarking on a week pilgrimage to Tasmania, which obviously shares a close affinity with New Zealand. Some gorilla shows are likely to be booked, and most likely some bush walks too! Shows at Sydney Festival and Laneway in Auckland are on the cards, as is European and American dates in April and May.
TOUR DATES Sunday 10 January – St. Stephens, Sydney w’ Mirel Wagner Monday 01 February – Laneway Festival, AucklandLISTEN TO ALBUM HERE

Mac Demarco announces supports for Australian tour dates! November 26th 2015 By admin

Mac Demarco announces supports for Australian tour dates!

Nearly a year has passed since Mac Demarco & band strolled across Australia as part of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Mac and his band are set to return to Australia over the impending 2015 / 2016 festive season playing at Falls Festival in Byron Bay, Lorne, Marion Bay and at Southbound Festival in Busstleton.
In addition to these festival shows Mac will play three headline shows in Melbourne and in Sydney. Today Mac is stoked to announce supports for all of his Australian show dates. Joining him for all shows will be GUM, the solo project of Tame Impala/POND multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson who has just released his much hyped second LP Glamorous Damage. In Sydney, Mac and Jay will be joined by the enigmatic and always glamorous Kirin J Callinan. In Melbourne, they will be joined by crew of up and comers including Mesa Cosa, The Babe Rainbow and Free Time.
Tickets for all side shows are on sale now and selling fast!
Sunday 03 January 2016
170 Russel Street, Melbourne w’ GUM and Mesa Cosa
Click here for tickets
Sunday 04 January 2016
170 Russel Street, Melbourne w’ GUM and The Babe Rainbow
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Sunday 05 January 2016
170 Russel Street, Melbourne w’ GUM and Free Time
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Wednesday 06 January 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney w’ Kirin J Callinan and GUM
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Tiny Ruins on tour now. ‘Hurtling Through’ EP out now! November 23rd 2015 By admin

Tiny Ruins on tour now. ‘Hurtling Through’ EP out now!

Hurtling Through, the most recent release from songwriter Hollie Fullbrook (of Tiny Ruins) is out now! The EP was recorded and produced in collaboration with US-based Hamish Kilgour, of The Clean. The result is a splendid seven-track EP of folk-based songs. The tracks feature Fullbrook on acoustic and electric guitars, her distinctive vocals captured in a raw & natural form. Kilgour contributes on drums and an eclectic array of percussion, with guest appearances from Greg Vegas on saxophone, and Danny Tunick on bass and vibraphone.
Listen to the first single and title track “Hurtling Through” here
Don’t miss the Tiny Ruins solo shows! Support in Melbourne comes from Dunedin’s Nadia Reid, and in Sydney support comes from Sydney’s Flowertruck and Stolen Violin (Jordan Ireland from the Middle East). Tiny Ruins will be performing songs from last years Brightly Painted One, as well as Some Were Meant For Sea, Haunts and of course Hurtling Through.
TOUR DATES
Wed 25 Nov – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney with Stolen Violin and Flowertruck
Sat 28 Nov – Toff In Town, Melbourne with Nadia Reid
Sun 29 Nov – Toff In Town, Melbourne with Nadia Reid

Julien Baker’s ‘Sprained Ankle’ released Dec 11. Preview album at link below November 16th 2015 By Aaron

Julien Baker’s ‘Sprained Ankle’ released Dec 11. Preview album at link below

Sometimes, things just seem to happen for a reason. The pieces fall into place in unexpected ways, and life takes a turn no one could have predicted. This rings strikingly true for the solo career of Memphis, Tennessee’s Julien Baker. For years, Baker and a group of close friends have performed as the band Forrister (formerly The Star Killers), but when college took her four hours away, her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work.
To call Sprained Ankle a happy accident would be misleading as to the nature of these poignant, emotive songs. Yet no one, least of all Baker, could have predicted she’d be releasing an album, especially as a solo artist. Thankfully, now the world will be able to share in her passion and sorrow.
PREVIEW ALBUM NOW
reviews just in::::
“There is every chance that you need an album like this in your life, even if you don’t know it yet.” – Stereogum (album of the week)
“Sprained Ankle could bring you to your knees” Pitchfork
‘the music she’s making for now is wound and salve alike.’ NPR

 

The Ocean Party’s “Light Weight” tour coming to SA, WA, TAS September 21st 2015 By admin

The Ocean Party’s “Light Weight” tour coming to SA, WA, TAS

The Ocean Party’s is fifth album ‘Light Weight’ has just been released in Australia (in europe it is November 13. Fans can order the album via iTunes now or from the spunk show.  During their short history, The Ocean Party has supported the likes of Real Estate, Stephen Malkmus and Cass McCombs. Last year they made their US debut at CMJ, and played a bunch of shows along the East and West Coasts. The Ocean Party will be continuing their tradition of roaming through the back roads of Australia this October and November to launch Light Weight, visiting friends and fans in their biggest tour to date.
“LIGHT WEIGHT” ALBUM TOUR
30th October – The Eastern – Ballarat
31st October – The Metro – Adelaide
6th November – The Bird – Perth
8th November – The Newport – Fremantle
14th November – The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart
15th November – Fresh Cafe – Launceston

Nadia Reid “call the days” – reviewed on Pitchfork. Album released internationally November 27. September 16th 2015 By admin

Nadia Reid “call the days” – reviewed on Pitchfork. Album released internationally November 27.

The first single off Nadia Reid’s ‘Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs’ has been reviewed on Pitchfork. The review concludes ‘For a new artist, her confident grace is all the more remarkable’. Yah!!!!!

The album is getting a international release on November 27 via Scissortail/Spunk in the USA and Melodic/Spunk in Europe. You can read the full review below. Pre-order the album via http://shop.spunk.com.au
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/17678-nadia-reid-call-the-days/

 

Gold Class new album out now August 20th 2015 By admin

Gold Class new album out now

Gold Class recently premiered the new single ‘Furlong’ via self-titled magazine. ‘Furlong’ is the latest cut from the Melbourne newcomers’ forthcoming debut album It’s You. Stream/embed the single via SoundCloud here.
Lead singer Adam Curley spoke with self-titled about the intention behind ‘Furlong’:
Lyrically, the song kind of formed around the line “bad from the neck down”, which I carried around in my head for a while we were writing it. It’s about always feeling as if you have to improve yourself, about misguided good intentions—having them and then fucking them up because you can’t stick to them. We didn’t really know what to make of it when we wrote it, or where it fit in the set. It’s a bit of an island, that song. People always comment on it at shows, and then ask if it’s about ‘Terminator 2’.
Fans can order It’s You via iTunes now

 

Jessica Pratt tour August 17th 2015 By admin

Jessica Pratt tour

Jessica Pratt is an artist who never dreamed of a career in music. She didn’t think about going on tour or releasing records. After picking up a cheap nylon string as a teenager, she began to write songs without “evaluating why”. White Fence main man Tim Presley heard some old recordings she had made, loving them so much he founded a record label just to release them.
“I didn’t even care if it sold 100 copies, I loved it that much. I had this future death-bed moment, I could either pay rent comfortably for three months or put this record into the world.”
With just an acoustic guitar and her voice, this is way more than folk, it’s subtly hallucinatory psychedelia. Her voice is unique, it’s unclear what time it is from. And she’s a virtuoso guitar player, setting up the songs with circular peaks and troughs of sound.
“It’s really just about being at the mercy of those waves,” she says.
DEC TOUR DATES
SAT 5TH – FAIRGROUNDS, NSW
TUE 8TH – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
WED 9TH – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
THU 10TH – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
SAT 12TH – MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL, VIC
On Your Own Love Again is available now.