‘Cold Feet’ Gets Mess & Noise’s #1 Song December 7th 2011 By brooke

‘Cold Feet’ Gets Mess & Noise’s #1 Song

The lead single from HURTSVILLE, Jack Ladder’s ‘Cold Feet’ has scored Mess & Noise’s # 1 Song of The Year. They said, – “In a year of pastiche, throwbacks, and tongues-in-cheek, ‘Cold Feet’ stood out as a proper, big, ambitious rock song, unafraid and unashamed.” We totally agree! ‘Cold Feet’ is available as a digital single via iTunes. HURTSVILLE is out now.

Youth Lagoon Announce February Aus Dates December 6th 2011 By brooke

Youth Lagoon Announce February Aus Dates

Youth Lagoon’s debut album is a beautiful mix of nostalgia and melody, layered in a way which makes it hard to believe Trevor Powers created the record on his own. We are so pleased that in February, Trevor and his band will perform from The Year of Hibernation at Melbourne’s Toff In Town on Wednesday 15, & Sydney’s Oxford Arts on Thursday 16. Tix are on sale tomorrow via the venues. Youth Lagoon perform ‘July’ live in studio, below.

Explosions In The Sky – Touring Now! December 5th 2011 By brooke

Explosions In The Sky – Touring Now!

Explosions In The Sky are finally here! They play a sold-out show at Melbourne’s Forum tomorrow night, before Meredith Music Festival on Friday, and a sold-out Sydney Metro on Sunday. Tix are still available for Brisbane’s HiFi date, next Tuesday 13. Their new album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care  is gorgeous, orchestral and out of this world, with melodies that were made to be amplified. Watch the vid for ‘Be Comfortable Creature’ below.

UMO In Australia, This Week! December 5th 2011 By brooke

UMO In Australia, This Week!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are in town, and their live show is earning them some fast friends. Following Homebake on Saturday, they perform Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory tomorrow (Weds 7), Melbourne’s Toff In Town on Thursday, and after Meredith on Friday, wrap it all up with a show at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday. Stream a few of the stand-out tracks from their debut record, released July, below.

Download Spunk’s 2011 Sampler – Free! December 1st 2011 By brooke

Download Spunk’s 2011 Sampler – Free!

December is here! Feels like a good time to glance back and recap with our 2011 Spunk Sampler. Featuring Youth Lagoon, Leader Cheetah, AA Bondy, Active Child, The Middle East, Emma Russack & Holly Throsby, we’ve compiled a free collection of our favourite songs this year. Many of these guys are touring this summer, and have incredible new albums out now. You can grab Spunk’s brand new 12 track sampler here. Hear its opener, AA Bondy’s gorgeous ‘Surfer King’.

She & Him Do ‘The Christmas Waltz’ For Leno November 29th 2011 By brooke

She & Him Do ‘The Christmas Waltz’ For Leno

She & Him, Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward, have just released a holiday album - A Very She & Him Christmas. This week they stopped by Jay Leno’s show to perform its opener, ‘The Christmas Waltz’ live in studio – a classic acoustic version, which is paired with big band numbers and sweet duets on the record. We’ve packaged the album with a free 2011 Spunk Sampler – available in all good music retailers now.

Youth Lagoon Does ‘July’, Live In Studio November 29th 2011 By brooke

Youth Lagoon Does ‘July’, Live In Studio

Youth Lagoon’s debut album, The Year of Hibernation is made of grainy, dreamy vocals and melodic, nostalgic synthesizers and guitars. Here, Trevor Powers and his band perform album track ‘July’ – originally recorded during album sessions held over Trevors’ university holidays – live in studio for Pitchfork Media.

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