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.

My Morning Jacket Return To Australia November 3rd 2011 By brooke

My Morning Jacket Return To Australia

My Morning Jacket are one of the most impressive, immersive, flat-out incredible live bands out there, and in April they’ll return to Aus with their new album Circuital: performing the  Enmore Theatre (April 3), the Palace Theatre (April 4), & the Byron Bay Bluesfest. If you haven’t seen them live, make it your mission! Tix are on sale now, via Love Police.

Wild Flag Announce March Tour of Australia November 1st 2011 By brooke

Wild Flag Announce March Tour of Australia

Wild Flag will bring their game-changing live show to Australia in March – first announced on Golden Plains festival, they’ll play headline dates at Perth’s Bakery (March 7), Melbourne’s Corner (March 9), Brisbane’s Zoo (March 11) + Sydney’s Manning Bar (March 12). Tix to all dates are on sale this Monday November 7, via Oztix + the venues. We can’t wait for Australia to see this dream team play live!

Leader Cheetah Go Unplugged At The Grace October 31st 2011 By brooke

Leader Cheetah Go Unplugged At The Grace

Leader Cheetah will be showing off the harmonies and acoustics which made their recent album Lotus Skies so incredible with an unplugged show at Adelaide’s Grace Emily Hotel, on Thursday December 15. They’ll be performing Lotus Skies‘ songs acoustically for the first time – as well as some brand new material + Sunspot Letters favourites. Tix to the special home-town show are on sale this Thursday 3, via Moshtix.

Active Child Perform Live On KEXP October 25th 2011 By brooke

Active Child Perform Live On KEXP

We’re pretty excited to have Active Child visiting Aus for the first time this summer, for Laneway Festival. Here, the band perform live in the KEXP studio from their debut album You Are All I See. Stay tuned for some more Active Child news, very soon!

Watch Wild Flag’s ‘Electric Band’ Video October 24th 2011 By brooke

Watch Wild Flag’s ‘Electric Band’ Video

Janet Weiss is the pitcher + Carrie Brownstein the catcher in Wild Flag‘s  music video for album cut ‘Electric Band’. They’re headed down to Aus for Golden Plains Festival in March! Stream an incredible, hour-long live set, recorded at Washington’s Black Cat last week here, via NPR.

A Very She & Him Christmas – Out Today! October 20th 2011 By brooke

A Very She & Him Christmas – Out Today!

Zooey Deschanel & M.Ward, She & Him, have partnered up for a very special holiday album, A Very She & Him Christmas. It’s released today, and to celebrate we’ve included a 2011 Spunk Sampler featuring 19 of our favourite Spunk singles this year, which comes free with all physical copies of the record. There’s some Active Child, Middle East and Youth Lagoon, as well as 12 Christmas classics done in She & Him style. An excellent gift! Stream ‘Christmas Waltz’, the album opener, below.

Tiny Ruins cancels NZ & Aust shows October 19th 2011 By Aaron

Tiny Ruins cancels NZ & Aust shows

Due to a motor cycle accident in zanzibar earlier this month, Tiny Ruins has to cancel all upcoming shows.

Fortunately the crash is not life threatening, but Hollie (aka tiny ruins) has sustained broken bones and bad bruising. Hollie will take the next 6-8 weeks to recouperate and will return to the live arena in January. The UK tour in February will definitely go ahead.  Hollie wishes to apologize to anyone that has bought tickets (which are available for refund from point of purchase). We wish Hollie a speedy recovery!