The Vietnam War – Touring Aus Soon February 25th 2012 By brooke

The Vietnam War – Touring Aus Soon

We released The Vietnam War‘s debut record late in 2011 – a jangly guitar album, big on surfer riffs and heavy country sounds. The Auckland five piece are visiting Australia soon with neighbour Tiny Ruins, performing on March 22 at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, March 25 at Sydney’s Vanguard and on our Family Nights in Coalcliff & Newcastle, joined by Holly Throsby. Check out their new video for ‘High Window’ below.

Stream M.Ward’s ‘Primitive Girl’ February 21st 2012 By brooke

Stream M.Ward’s ‘Primitive Girl’

Recorded in eight studios with 18 musicians over 2011, A Wasteland Companion saw M.Ward challenging his comfort zone, and to incredible affect. The classic, bright ‘Primitive Girl’ is another taste from the new album, which will be released on Friday April 6. Pre-order your copy here.

‘Gone Tomorrow’ – From Lambchop’s ‘Mr.M’ February 20th 2012 By brooke

‘Gone Tomorrow’ – From Lambchop’s ‘Mr.M’

When Lambchop visited Australia in January, Kurt Wagner spoke of a cinematic, very Nashville clip for song ‘Gone Tomorrow’ from the band’s eleventh album – Mr.M. Released on Friday March 2, ‘Gone Tomorrow’ is one of Mr.M‘s nine gorgeous song. Read an excellent interview with Kurt & The Guardian here. The brand new clip is below.

Jack Ladder Does HURTSVILLE Solo February 19th 2012 By brooke

Jack Ladder Does HURTSVILLE Solo

He’s just received an AMP nomination for the excellent HURTSVILLE, and in March Jack Ladder will perform its songs in rare solo mode – visiting Wollongong, Cronulla, Katoomba, Melbourne & Newcastle, with Tiny Ruins joining him in Cronulla and Katoomba. The shows will be a mix of live guitar, drum machines and that incredible baritone – watch him perform as part of the Remote Spaces series below. Full dates are here.

Spunk Family Nights, Coming Soon February 15th 2012 By brooke

Spunk Family Nights, Coming Soon

We’re getting the gang together for a couple of Spunk Family Nights – on Friday March 23 at the Coalcliff Community Hall, and Saturday March 24 at Newcastle’s Gallipoli Club. Tickets to both shows are on sale now, via Oztix - and are Holly Throsby &Tiny Ruins first shows following their recent EU/UK tour, and The Vietnam War’s first ever East Coast dates.

Youth Lagoon – In Australia This Week! February 13th 2012 By brooke

Youth Lagoon – In Australia This Week!

Youth Lagoon, the nostalgic analogue project of young Trevor Powers, has made a big splash over the past year with a gorgeous album, The Year of Hibernation. The band make their long-awaited Australian debut this week, perfoming a sold-out show on Wednesday at Melbourne’s Toff In Town, and at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Thursday, with a few tix remaining. Check out album cut ‘July’, performed live for Pitchfork below.

Bearhug’s debut album – out March 23 February 9th 2012 By Aaron

Bearhug’s debut album – out March 23

Sydney’s Bearhug are set to release their debut album “Bill, Dance, Shiner” on March 23 on spunk. Recorded and co-produced by Tim Whitten (and the band), it follows the release of the EP ‘s “To Anything” and “Cartoon Islands”. First single “Angeline” is a west coast indie stylin’ rock song written during an obsession with Springsteen and his canon of escapism.

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.