Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Grease Arrestor - Spirit Bodies

'Spirit Bodies' is the new track from Sydney's The Grease ArrestorA warm country-tinged psych pop ballad with jangly guitar and yes, there is the whole Anton Newcombe vocals, but that said I can totally see these 4 rad dudes and one dandy lady locking themselves in some South Coast cabin and having a trippy instrumental acid folk jam, where they create beautiful songs and don't give a fuck if you hear them or not. And that's what it's about man, the music not the hipster beads.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Burn Antares - Man's Eyes

Burn Antares are a five-piece band based out of the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Recently they released their Ep. Lead single 'Man's Eyes' is track drenched in classic guitar hooks, sounds of the 60’s and Straight up rock‘n’roll. Their Video looks like it was a hoot to make with road trips, fun in the sun, vintage cars, dress up and smiles all round. You can purchase their Ep here for a generous name your price.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Super Wild Horses - Ono In A Space Bubble

Normally I would say listen to the song, then watch the video but I suggest you do it vise versa today as Super Wild Horses video 'Ono In A Space Bubble' is something special, you see, I love grape fruit, pagans, witch craft, cross dressing hippies and colour projectors that can been seen at most art grad shows. Oh, and the song ain't half bad either. Enjoy. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eleanor Dunlop - Disguise

Vocals sounding a little like Shirley Bassey's 1971 classic "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story", Eleanor Dunlop is ex-Cameras lead female vocalist and she's now gone back to been a solo artist. New track 'Disguise' and is the first taster off the soon to be released EP (early 2014). Inspired by a night out & the bizarre feeling you have when you see someone you know in a completely new light. Watch the video for 'Disguise' here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blonde on Blonde - Lucid

Not From Portland or San Fran, Blonde on Blonde were born in hubs of Brisbane's desolate playground Fortitude Valley renowned for its Nightclubs, bars and adult entertainment. Playing rock n roll with a fuzz-pop finish, Blonde on Blonde will have your feet tapping and your head bobbing. New single 'Lucid' had some industry heavies to get it to "That Sound" with mixing duties going to Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) and Edmund Monsef (Queens of the Stone Age) at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree California. Catch them when they play the east coast later this month.

November 22nd |  Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, W/STONEFIELD + SHE REX 
November 23rd |  Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosa, W/STONEFIELD + SHE REX 
November 24th |  The Northern, Byron bay W/STONEFIELD + SHE REX 
December 20th |  Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane W/ GRINSPOON

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dappled Cities - Many Roads

Dappled Cities formerly Dappled Cities Fly have a new single out called 'Many Roads' this track sounds like it could have been written on the lusty couch of Sydney funk lord Donny Bennet, when that bass hits it feels like I'm listening to Silver Apples. Yep, I could get used to this new Dappled Cities sound. 'Many Roads' is the first track off their new album to be released January 17, 2014. You can pre-order the album here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Night - Like This

With a touch of Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes and Manchester Orchestra The Night bridge a gap between melodic music and good story telling. 'Like This' is the first single of EP 'I Am and Say'. Watch the video here. Catch them when they play in Sydney at the Music Makers Club (entry is free) Oxford Art Factory on the 13th December.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Au.Ra - Spare The Thought

Sonic space echos, reverb drenched riffs and distant 90's drum twists are just some of the qualities that are present in single 'Spare The Thought'.
Au.Ra are Tom Crandles and Tim Jenkins, they used to live in Sydney and now call London home, which makes sense when you listen to their experementive  dark pop music. This track is off a 7'' which is out on the 18th November through Portuguese label LebensStrasse Records. Let your mind wander as you take this sound scape in..

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

City Calm Down - Speak To No End

Here at SPK we don't really delve into the electronic music variety, not because we don't like it but because there is so much music we would rather share, that said if it's something special like the music of Banoffee, then we're all ears. Melbourne four piece City Calm Down are something different. 'Speak To No End' was released world wide today. It shows the bands experimenting with influences from post-punk, 80's disco, indie and pop. These guys are the new wave taste makers in Australia.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Immigrant Union - I Can't Return

They say their music "sounds like Creedence Clearwater Revival being molested by Spiritualized" and I have to agree, plus I hear plenty of The Dandy Warhols. That would happen when one member of Melbourne based psych-folk/country band Immigrant Union is Brent DeBoer from the Dandy's.  'I Can't Return' is the second single off their sophomore studio album 'Anyway'. You can grab this single from the bands Bandcamp for a dollar.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Will and The Indians - Welcome To My Place

Will and The Indians are a Sydney four piece who started playing together when they were just 15 back in 2010. Now 18 and ready to take on the world with their brand of indie pop. New single 'Welcome To My Place' is a simple straight up and down guitar number, the video accompanying the release could be dubbed "Welcome to St. Pepper's place" with plenty of 60's psychedelic inspiration here..

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DZ Deathrays - Northern Lights

These two mofos from DZ Deathrays have been busy touring for the past 18 months and today they released 'Northern Lights' off their forthcoming LP which will be released in the first half of 2014. 'Northern Lights' Is different from DZ's normal in-you-face-punk-rock, it starts of slow and by the end, when the cymbals come crashing and they repeat 'the Northern Lights' over and over, you'll be in a daze, your head spinning and trying to find the repeat button on your stereo. 

House Of Laurence - Just Don't Move Me

Melbourne band House Of Laurence play a mix of ambient psychedelia to full fuzz progressive rock'n'roll. New single 'Just Don't Move Me' Produced by Jean-Paul Fung (Jinja Safari, Last Dinosaurs, Theophilus London) is a perfect example of their work. Catch them when they play this November and December.


Thursday 28th - Yours & Owls, Wollongong 
Friday 29th - The Lansdowne, Sydney 
Saturday 30th - Paradise Music Festival, Melbourne 

Thursday 5th Alhambra Lounge ,Brisbane 
Friday 6th The Northern, Byron Bay 
Saturday 7th TBC - Gold Coast 
Thursday 19th Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tempura Nights - Cocky

We all have known those friends people who are so self-important, arrogant and smug, that when we look at their pompous swollen-heads, we just say what a cocky jerk! and for Alice Rezende (Go Violets) and Jacob Knauth (Major Leagues, Jeremy Neale) new super group Tempura Nights just  released their first single 'Cocky' about those egotistical jerk friends. It's got plenty of punky guitar, angsty vocals and stays under the 2 minute mark (which will surely have you pressing repeat). Can't wait to hear more from this duo. Download 'Cocky' for free below..

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Jones Rival - Busted

Sydney psychedelic rockers The Jones Rival seem to be getting better with every release they put out. Last single 'Jumpin' Frog' had a strong online following. New single 'Busted' is lifted from their anticipated debut self titled EP (released independently today). It's a classic Jones Rival track with howling vocals, thumping drums, clever guitar hooks and bouncing bass lines. You can stream the whole Ep here and purchase it from their bandcamp. Also if your in Sydney they have a month long residency at the Oxford Art Factory, each Saturday this November. Joining them are some great up and coming bands from around the country. Entry is also free!

Saturday, 02 Nov |w Teenage Hand Models
Saturday, 09 Nov | w Soviet X-ray Record Club (QLD)
Saturday, 16 Nov | w Black Springs
Saturday, 23 Nov | w Whipped Cream Chargers (VIC)

Adults - Can't Remember

We can't get enough of Adults here at SPK and lucky for us they just dropped a new track off their 7 inch (due out early next year). It's called 'Can't Remember' and it's much dirtier then their last two 'Rain' and 'Ominous'. Catch them when they play in November.

November 14 - Brisbane - Greenslopes Bowls Club w/ Tyvek, Real Numbers, Blank Realm etc. 
November 17 - Sydeny - Hollywood Hotel - w/ Real Numbers, Zone Out, Mope City 
November 21 - Sydeny - Popfriendzy at Good God - w/ Sonny and the Sunsets and Surf City