Bearhug release So Gone!!!! September 22nd 2014 By Aaron

Bearhug release So Gone!!!!

So Gone is a record made in a period of change, personnel wise and musically. The band lost a member and then had to make a decision about what sort of record they were going to make. So Gone is a guitar album.
 
Bearhug decided they wanted to funnel the skeletons of the new songs through rhythmic intensity and guitar noise, rather than jangling guitars and looseness. Based on this ethos, recording with Owen Penglis (Palms/STraight Arrows) at his new legitimate Goliath professional recording studio made sense. Recording consisted of layers of guitar tracks, sending Owen close to madness, as many were lost and discovered again during the mixing stage.

Some of these songs are a couple of years old and some were written weeks before recording but all were placed under the same set of rules we established in order to make a unified record, melodies laying over bubbling fuzz.

Lyrically the record is a scattershot exploration of the presents connection to the past, concerning adolescent dreams of adulthood, family ties, hindsight, social alienation, and the strength and fear in holding onto love. This record was influenced by Sic Alps, Sonic Youth, The Wrens, Mark Kozelek, Blank Realm, Drive by Truckers and Fugazi. So Gone is the band’s second full length. Watch this space for tour dates!

Shovels & Rope ‘Swimmin Time’ out now August 28th 2014 By Aaron

Shovels & Rope ‘Swimmin Time’ out now

The new album from Shovels and Rope is out now. Here’s a review fromRhythms Magazine that will get u excited!
’You can see why the Americana Awards fell all over them last year – everything the movement embraces, from old-time blues and folk to New Orleans grooves and alt country, are blended and served with a vitality and irreverence that is almost shocking’. The album is available in the spunk store or from i tunes below. Stand by for tour dates!
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/swimmin-time/id903037963

Ty Segall new album + tour! August 21st 2014 By Aaron

Ty Segall new album + tour!

Ty Segall will undertake his biggest Australian tour to date this December – announcing Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Brisbane headline dates atop an appearance in the ‘Sup for Meredith Music Festival. It’s a run to match the garage prodigy’s extensive new double album Manipulator, released tomorrow on Spunk Records…all seventeen glorious songs of it.
TOUR DATES
Thursday 11 December 2014 – The Bakery, Perth.


Sunday 14 December 2014 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wednesday 17 December 2014 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney.

Friday 19 December 2014 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday 20 December 2014 – The Northern, Byron Bay.


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Firekites ‘Closing Forever Sky’ out now August 18th 2014 By Aaron

Firekites ‘Closing Forever Sky’ out now

Six years in the making, but entirely worth the wait, the new Firekites album is out now. Recorded by the band in their own studio in Newcastle, it was then mixed by John McEntire in Chicago. Reviews have been tip top, the music says ‘this is an album to get lost in’ (4/5) while the Sydney Morning Herald says ‘like swimming in an ocean of glowing light’ (5/5). Yep 5 out of 5!
You can buy the record here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/closing-forever-sky/id903272100

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 *