PALMARAMA tour kicks off tonight!!!! February 27th 2014 By Aaron

PALMARAMA tour kicks off tonight!!!!

It’s something both bands have been talking about for a long time but it’s finally happening… Palms and The Gooch Palms are hitting the road together for a big fat national tour from late February all through March. They not only share a common word in their bands’ names, but also a love of touring and great friendship to boot! So it was a no-brainer when they got together to arrange the long awaited PALMARAMA NATIONAL TOUR.
Both Palms and The Gooch Palms released their debut albums in late 2013 (Step Brothers and Novo’srespectively) to rave reviews and played to eager crowds during their album tours. PALMARAMA is shaping up to be an even bigger tour than both bands have done previously with this double headliner stretching the length of Australia and back.

PALMARAMA Tour Poster

FIREKITES RETURN!!!!!!!! February 23rd 2014 By Aaron

FIREKITES RETURN!!!!!!!!

The title track (and first single) from Firekites long awaited new album is ‘Closing Forever Sky’.  The album was recorded + produced by Tim Mcphee from the band in the dining room of his Newcastle based home studio. It was then mixed by John McEntire, at Soma Electric Music Studios Chicago.
Drawing on the string of live shows in support of their debut LP ‘The Bowery’, core members Pegs Adams, Ben Howe, Tim Mcphee and Jason Tampake have been meticulously crafting their latest offering  ‘Closing Forever Sky’ over the past 3 years. The result. Seven tracks / Forty six minutes… out mid 2014 on Spunk Records. Hear the first single http://fbiradio.com/premiere-firekites-closing-forever-sky/

Okkervil River hit Australian shores!! February 20th 2014 By Aaron

Okkervil River hit Australian shores!!

Okkervil River are in Australia for a whirlwind tour this week! There’s still a few tickets left too (but it will sell out!). The band are on tour in support of the incredibly underrated “The Silver Gymnasium”. Damn i love that record! They perform Friday the 21st at the Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney and Saturday the 22nd at the Corner Hotel.

New singles from EMMA RUSSACK + ERNEST ELLIS February 11th 2014 By Aaron

New singles from EMMA RUSSACK + ERNEST ELLIS

Ernest Ellis’s new album ‘cold desire’ will be out march 7 via Spunk records. Before that, we have a new single called ‘shine like me’, which you can listen to here–https://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/ernest-ellis-shine-like-me
We’ll also be heading out to do some shows with Machine Translations in support of the new single on Sun 23 February  at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne & Fri 28 February – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney

Emma Russack new album ‘You Changed Me’ is out April 4 on CD/vinyl. Pre-order at http://shop.spunk.com.au/product/emma-russack-you-changed-me-lp
First single is you shouldn’t. listen to it https://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/emma-russack-you-shouldnt

Glen Hansard’s Drive All Night EP out Now February 10th 2014 By admin

Glen Hansard’s Drive All Night EP out Now

Spunk has just released Glen Hansard’s stunning EP “Drive All Night”.
Hansard is touring with Eddie Vedder and in March, performs the following SOLO dates:

March 7-8, Port Fairy Folk Festival VIC
March 14, Melbourne Recital Centre VIC
March 15, Meeniyan Town Hall VIC
March 17, Sydney Opera House NSW
March 20, Sydney Opera House NSW

SUMMER VINYL SALE *Limited Time* January 28th 2014 By Aaron

SUMMER VINYL SALE *Limited Time*

**summer vinyl sale*** we’ve got all of last year’s vinyl for $20 (incl postage) right now in the spunk store. That’s a savings of $8-$10!! There’s LPS from Palms, Stolen Violin, Ocean Party, Machine Translations & Shining Bird.
http://shop.spunk.com.au/

JASON ISBELL ‘Southeastern’ out now, touring April January 23rd 2014 By Aaron

JASON ISBELL ‘Southeastern’ out now, touring April

Surely the country and alternative country album of the year, Jason Isbell’s ‘Southeastern’ is out now. It just got the feature review in the Sydney Morning Herald. Also check these recent reviews from the UK
‘Isbell has a knack for evocative, unpretentious storytelling’­ Times 5/5
‘Southeastern is Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love or Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks with a happy ending’ ­ Uncut 8/10
‘ A gifted lyricist’ ­ Mojo 4/5
He tours Australia in April. Full details lovepolice.com.au

Mogwai’s ‘Rave Tapes’ out now! January 17th 2014 By Aaron

Mogwai’s ‘Rave Tapes’ out now!

Another year and another bloody brilliant record by Mogwai! Out today, Rave Tapes is the first studio album from the Glasgow five-piece since 2011’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Rave Tapes was recorded at the band’s Castle Of Doom studio in Glasgow, by the band with producer Paul Savage (Young Team). Rave Tapes sees Mogwai battering on the door of 2014 with arguably their strongest set yet. Now, all we need is a tour!!!!!!