BEARHUG SYD LAUNCH THIS FRIDAY! July 25th 2010 By Aaron

BEARHUG SYD LAUNCH THIS FRIDAY!

Bearhug have had a good month. First they were announced as the support to Broken Social Scene on their Australia tour. Next the single “Grapefruit” from “To Anything”  was added to FBI and JJJ radio. Well now the band are launching their  EP with shows in Melbourne and Sydney. On friday the 20th of august  they play the Tote in Melbourne and on friday the 27th the Melt Bar. Guests at both shows will be seagull.

Arcade Fire #1 album in UK/US July 25th 2010 By Michaella

Arcade Fire #1 album in UK/US

The Suburbs has debuted at #1 in the UK and US (#6 in australia… damn u washinton!). In other Arcade Fire news, the band have announced an Arena tour of the UK. Talking arena’s the band’s set list at Madison Square Garden was incredible. Not a dud track!

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD PLAYING MEREDITH! July 22nd 2010 By Aaron

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD PLAYING MEREDITH!

Jeff the Brotherhood will be performing at this year’s MEREDITH music festival in Decemeber. Hopefully they will have some side shows as well. Heavy Days has just been released in Australia. The video for Bone Jam you can watch below. Also appearing at Meredith will be Nashville’s Those Darlins.

bone jam video

YEASAYER/SURFER BLOOD/BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE in town next week July 22nd 2010 By Aaron

YEASAYER/SURFER BLOOD/BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE in town next week

For all you folk lucky enough going to splendour (i cant go… my wife is having a baby :) Yeasayer are performing Friday at 3.30pm on the main stage. Surfer Blood are on Sunday at 2pm and Broken Social Scene 7pm on the GW McLennan Stage.

Both Broken Social Scene and Yeasayer’s side shows are sold out but there are some tickets left for Surfer Blood.  In other news, Broken Social Scene have an incredibly new racey video for “Meet Me In The Basement” check it out here meet me at the basement

Finally…. i hope yeasayer dont mind me embarassing them with a shot from there last trip to australia.


FREE SPUNK SAMPLER July 7th 2010 By Aaron

FREE SPUNK SAMPLER

the latest spunk sampler is downloadable from the below link.

it features broken social scene, wild nothing, mountain man, joanna newsom etc

all the latest spunk tracks on there plus a photo by yours truly.

http://www.spunk.com.au/downloads/

HENRY WAGONS/JENS LEKMAN ON SPICKS & SPECKS July 6th 2010 By Aaron

HENRY WAGONS/JENS LEKMAN ON SPICKS & SPECKS

A couple of popular Spunk artists are performing on Spicks and Specks in August. Melbourne resident and part time Swede Jens Lekman is on air on the 11th of August. One week before Henry Wagons and Chrissie Amphlett (4th of august) engage in sexual innuendo amongst other things. Tune in at 8.30pm on both dates *UPDATE* Wagons are opening for Kasabian this weekend…. weird!!

Mountain Man ‘Sun Dog’ EP June 30th 2010 By Michaella

Mountain Man ‘Sun Dog’ EP

‘Sun Dog’ EP is a collection of alternative recordings, with cover art by Mountain Man’s Alexandra Sauser-Monnig.   ‘Made The Harbor’ is out now on Spunk. It is this week’s radio national album of the week!

The Books New album out now June 21st 2010 By Michaella

The Books New album out now

Out July 16 on Spunk

Produced and recorded as always in The Books’ home studios, ‘The Way Out’ expands on the charm and intimacy of past endeavors with a deeper emotional resonance and an ever-impressive marriage of seemingly disparate sound worlds. With ‘The Way Out’ The Books have mastered the precarious balance of beauty, absurdity and accessibility.