Emma Russack “Sounds Of Our City” out now February 8th 2012 By brooke

Emma Russack “Sounds Of Our City” out now

Emma Russack  debut album, Sounds of Our City next is out now: a collection of darkly striking folk songs written in her first Melbourne winter, and brought to life by her incredible Australian band. In March & April, she’ll perform Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle & Wollongong album launches, joined by Rohin Jones (ex-Middle East) & Jessica Says. Find the full dates here, and stream ‘Tonight’, the album’s opener below.

M.Ward’s ‘The First Time I Ran Away’ February 3rd 2012 By brooke

M.Ward’s ‘The First Time I Ran Away’

A big welcome back to the inimitable M.Ward, whose new album A Wasteland Companion is released Friday April 6. ‘The First Time I Ran Away’ is its first single, and leads the way for 11 further new songs – one of 2012′s most gorgeous recordings. Pre-order the album now, here.

Andrew Bird – Radio National Feature Album! January 25th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird – Radio National Feature Album!

Andrew Bird’s Break It Yourself is this week’s Radio National feature record! The gorgeous ‘Eye On Eye’ is our first taste from the album, which is released this Friday March 2.

Active Child – Hanging On in hottest 100! January 22nd 2012 By brooke

Active Child – Hanging On in hottest 100!

Active Child’s first Australian performances happen this week: with Brisbane’s Laneway Festival on Saturday, a Sydney headline show with Caitlin Park & Oliver Tank on Sunday, and onwards for national Laneway dates & a headline at Melbourne’s East Brunswick Club on Wednesday February 8. Watch the brand new clip for You Are All I See’s very gorgeous ‘Hanging On’ (#46 in hottest 100), below.

Lambchop – Mr M out February 24! January 18th 2012 By brooke

Lambchop – Mr M out February 24!

The legendary Lambchop release their eleventh studio album Mr. M on Friday February 24, and we’re very lucky to have the band in town on its eve for Sydney Festival. Tonight & tomorrow, Kurt Wagner performs with Courtney Tidwell as KORT, then on Saturday Lambchop play the City Recital Hall. On Sunday night Kurt will play a special solo show at the Famous Spiegeltent. Stream Mr. M”s gorgeous ‘Gone Tomorrow’ below.

Holly Throsby Announces March Tour January 17th 2012 By brooke

Holly Throsby Announces March Tour

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Holly Throsby released Team – her fourth album, which followed a clever kids record, See!, and came just before Seeker Lover Keeper’s debut. It’s also been a year since Holly and her band the Hello Tigers toured, so we’re very pleased that they’ll play 11 headline dates this March, in Katoomba, SydneyMelbourne, Kincumber, Dee Why, Canberra, Coalcliff, Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Find the full dates + info here, and grab your tickets as of Monday.

Andrew Bird’s ‘Break It Yourself’, Out March 2 January 16th 2012 By brooke

Andrew Bird’s ‘Break It Yourself’, Out March 2

Chicago based musician Andrew Bird will release a new album, Break It Yourself on Friday March 2. Recorded in his barn-come-studio, Andrew says the record has “a rough, unfussy honesty”. We think it has all the hallmarks of Andrew’s best work – gorgeous violins, thoughtful tidbits on our eyes and cells and hearts, and impeccable instrumentation from his three-piece band. Pre-order from http://shop.spunk.com.au/

AA Bondy – In Australia This Week! January 15th 2012 By brooke

AA Bondy – In Australia This Week!

Sydney Festival have created a new addition to the Festival Garden – the Jaegermeister Hunting Lodge, where AA Bondy will perform a free show this Wednesday night. It precedes his Thursday & Friday Spiegeltent shows, taking place in Parramatta. Then it’s on to Melbourne, for Saturday & Sunday night at the Toff, followed by one Brisbane date – on Monday at the Powerhouse Museum.  Bondy’s new album, Believers is all pedal-steel guitar and gorgeous imagery, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear this band play live. Stream Believers‘ ‘Surfer King’ below.