Wagons win big! November 24th 2011 By Aaron

Wagons win big!

From the SMH. GOTYE (aka Wally De Backer) and Wagons dominated The Age EG Awards 2011 on Wednesday night at the Prince Bandroom. Gotye scooped three trophies, including best male, song of the year forSomebody That I Used To Know featuring Kimbra and a new award presented by Music Victoria for achievement of the year. Wagons took out best band and best album for Rumble, Shake & Tumble. There were 81,904 votes cast across the eight reader-voted categories this year, making these the largest public voted awards in Australia. The Age photographer Rebecca Hallas attended the night to capture all the color. http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/entertainment/music/eg-awards-20111124-1nwdo.html

EMA + Yuck Announce Summer Dates November 21st 2011 By brooke

EMA + Yuck Announce Summer Dates

Wherever she plays, Erika M. Anderson has people talking about how incredible her band is live. Performing as EMA, they’re headed to Aus this January for Laneway Festival, and two sideshow performances with London’s Yuck – playing Melbourne’s East Brunswick Club on Friday February 3, and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 9. Tickets are available here, and Step Panther will support both dates.

Lambchop Announce New Album, ‘Mr. M’ November 17th 2011 By brooke

Lambchop Announce New Album, ‘Mr. M’

Visiting Australia for January’s Sydney Festival, we’re pleased to be releasing Lambchop’s new album Mr. M on February 24 – a string filled, soulful record dedicated to Kurt Wagner’s dear friend and collaborator Vic Chestnutt. It’s such a beautifully weighted album – so personal and delicate in acoustics, but rich with string swells and southern guitars. You can read all about the album here, and stream its opening song below.
Lambchop – ‘If Not I’ll Just Die’ 

The Windy Hills To Release Double Album November 16th 2011 By brooke

The Windy Hills To Release Double Album

Surf filmmaker Andrew Kidman has long soundtracked his own films with his band The Windy Hills. Not long ago, they scored Director Jolyon Hoff’s documentary Searching For Michael Peterson, and tomorrow we’ll release a limited-edition Windy Hills double album – the band’s recent longplayer Friend From Another Star, coupled with their Michael Peterson soundtrack. Some pretty classic sounds from the past and present of Australian surf rock, from the much-loved east coast band.

Active Child’s Sydney + Melbourne Headlines November 14th 2011 By brooke

Active Child’s Sydney + Melbourne Headlines

Here for Laneway Festival, the flat-out gorgeous Active Child has announced two headline dates: at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Friday Jan 29 and Melbourne’s East Brunswick Club on Wednesday Feb 8. They’ll be joined by Caitlin Park on both dates, with tix on sale this Monday Nov 21. And of course, they’ll be playing from their harp-laden, synth-filled debut, You Are All I See.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Plays Sydney Opera House November 9th 2011 By brooke

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Plays Sydney Opera House

Did we mention that the incredible Bonnie Prince will perform the Sydney Opera House while here in March? Recently announced on Golden Plains festival, he’ll also play Perth International Arts Festival on February 24, and the Opera House’s legendary Concert Hall on March 5. Bonnie’s first Australian tour in six years will see him joined by the Cairo Gang, and performing from his full catalogue. Sydney tix are on sale this Monday 14.
Bonnie Prince Billy – We Are Unhappy

AA Bondy To Play Sydney & Melbourne November 7th 2011 By brooke

AA Bondy To Play Sydney & Melbourne

We are over the moon excited to have AA Bondy visiting Australia for the first time this summer. He’ll perform on Jan 19 & 20 at Sydney Festival‘s Idolize Spiegeltent in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park, and Jan 21 & 22 at Melbourne’s Toff In Town. Bondy will play with full 3 piece band from all three of his albums, including the flat-out gorgeous new Believers.

Emma Russack To Release Debut Full Length November 6th 2011 By brooke

Emma Russack To Release Debut Full Length

We are so pleased to announce that Emma Russack will release her debut record, Sounds of Our City on February 10. After travelling through South America in 2010, Emma found herself living in Melbourne and wrote the album in her first months in the city. Obsessed by change and renewal, it has a gorgeous, old school Cat Power vibe, and features pedal-steel, strings and guest vocals from an incredible band of Melbournians. Stream the first single, ‘He Was My Family’ – out November 25 – below.