Blank Realm preview new track ‘Jesus Part Two’

April 3, 2017

This week, Brisbane psych-pop royalty Blank Realm dropped an early listen of their new track, ‘Jesus Part Two’, available from May 16 as part of the Milk Records & Bedroom Suck Split Singles Club series.

~ Listen to ‘Jesus Part Two’ in full here! ~

The track will be available as a limited run 7″ single, sharing duties with songwriter Courtney Barnett, who has a previously unreleased track on the other side.

You can only get your hands on this incredible partnership by subscribing to the club directly here. Subscriptions close soon!

Blank Realm will be performing in Melbourne on Saturday, April 8 at the John Curtin Hotel. Tickets are available here.

 

 

Bedroom Suck & Milk! Records present: Split Singles Club!

March 2, 2017

All the best things come in pairs: spaghetti and meatballs, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and now Bedroom Suck and Milk! Records. Motivated by friendship, music and a contagious need to share the combination of those two things with the world, the independent Australian record labels are teaming up for the first time and sending the results directly to your mailbox.

Split Singles Club is a limited-edition collection of 7-inch vinyl, each pairing a track from one of Milk!’s favourite Australian artists on one side, with one of Bedroom Suck’s on the other. The idea – spearheaded by Bedroom Suck director Joe Alexander and Milk! co-founder Jen Cloher – was born out of the close familial dynamic each label has with their artists and their local communities. “We wanted to develop a project that encapsulated this family idea and also extended a hand to others,” Joe says. A significant motivating factor in the project, Jen adds, is highlighting the uniquely generous spirit of Melbourne’s music scene, one that’s earning a growing awareness around the world: “I think Split Singles Club is a great reflection of how uncompetitive and collaborative we are in this town.”

The inclusive local labels are a package deal, and so are the records in this series; over the course of three months, subscribers will receive a total of six 7-inches in the mail, along with accompanying digital downloads. By May, there will be songs from 12 of these beloved local labels’ favourite artists spinning on turntables around the world. And there’s no splitting these singles – when you subscribe, you receive the lot. Like milk and cookies or Milk! and Bedroom Suck, you can’t have one without the other.

Artists include Courtney Barnett, Blank Realm, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith (of Totally Mild fame), Hachiku, Primo! + more.

You can learn more about the club here.

Milk! Records and Bedroom Suck announce 7″ Singles Club!

February 14, 2017

All the best things come in pairs: spaghetti and meatballs, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and now Bedroom Suck and Milk! Records. Motivated by friendship, music and a contagious need to share the combination of those two things with the world, the independent Australian record labels are teaming up for the first time and sending the results directly to your mailbox.

Split Singles Club is a limited-edition collection of 7-inch vinyl, each pairing a track from one of Milk!’s favourite Australian artists on one side, with one of Bedroom Suck’s on the other. The idea – spearheaded by Bedroom Suck director Joe Alexander and Milk! co-founder Jen Cloher – was born out of the close familial dynamic each label has with their artists and their local communities. “We wanted to develop a project that encapsulated this family idea and also extended a hand to others,” Joe says. A significant motivating factor in the project, Jen adds, is highlighting the uniquely generous spirit of Melbourne’s music scene, one that’s earning a growing awareness around the world: “I think Split Singles Club is a great reflection of how uncompetitive and collaborative we are in this town.

The inclusive local labels are a package deal, and so are the records in this series; over the course of three months, subscribers will receive a total of six 7-inches in the mail, along with accompanying digital downloads. By May, there’ll be songs from 12 of these beloved local labels’ favourite artists spinning on turntables around the world. And there’s no splitting these singles – when you subscribe, you receive the lot. Like milk and cookies or Milk! and Bedroom Suck, you can’t have one without the other.

The collaboration became a space for Milk! and Bedroom Suck to draw attention to artists they love, but whose work they don’t have the time or resources to release. “One of the greatest frustrations of running a small label in Melbourne is that there are so many incredible bands and artists,” Jen says, “If we could, Milk! would be releasing a new record every week. Split Singles Club was a fun and relatively cost-effective way to show off some of the bands we love that people may not have heard before.

While some of the featured names on the Split Singles Club roster will be familiar – there’s Milk! co-founder Courtney Barnett and labelmates Jade Imagine, plus Bedroom Suck artists Blank Realm and Dag – the others have been hand-picked from across Australia to join this tight-knit family of compulsive collaborators. LA Mood, Hachiku, Primo!, Treehouse, Emlyn Johnson, Cable Ties, The Maraby Band and Lehmann B. Smith complete the line-up. “The purpose is not to have a ‘greatest hits’ from each label,” Joe explains, “but to expose a set of new, exciting and totally worthwhile artists to a larger audience.

In addition to the selection of stunning tracks, the Split Singles Club is accompanied by 6 original artworks by local illustrator Steph Hughes, and 6 short film teasers by Hayden Somerville. Music, art and film; a match made in heaven.

From Valentine’s Day (that’s Tuesday, 14 February, in case you haven’t made that dinner reservation yet), punters can purchase a subscription to receive all six 7-inches between March and May 2017. Don’t stress if you miss out on that limited edition batch though – there are unlimited digital download-only options.

To subscribe, head to the Split Singles Club webstore now before places run out!

 

Blank Realm @ Laneway 2016

February 2, 2016

This week we’re very excited to have Blank Realm embarking on their first-ever Laneway Festival tour, including appearances in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Friday, Feb 5 – Adelaide
Saturday, Feb 6 – Brisbane
Sunday, Feb 7 – Sydney
Saturday, Feb 13 – Melbourne

In keeping with their hermetic and rare appearances, the band will not be playing any side shows around these dates. If you do not already have tickets, don’t miss your chance to see the Spencer family onstage and grab some now!

2015′s incredible LP, Illegals in Heaven, is available for vinyl or digital purchase here. Expect more from these guys in 2016.

 

SUMMER 2016 ~ a celebration of a year!

January 15, 2016

After a big year in 2015, with records from the likes of Totally Mild,Terrible TruthsBlank RealmCircular Keys and heaps more, we don’t feel much like stopping. Help us ring in the new year and launch our 2016 program with a string of shows at the our favourite spot in Melbourne, the Nth Fitzroy Bowls.

To kick off the year, we’ve dropped a 2016 sampler with 12 tracks from your favourite artists, including some previously unreleased material. Stream here.

Blank Realm ‘Illegals In Heaven’ Out Tomorrow

September 3, 2015

The wait is almost over, the amazing new Blank Realm record ‘Illegals in Heaven’ is out tomorrow. For those who have heard it will tell you this is not an album you want to pass you by. The bands first studio record is a lush pop gem that will surely be making end of year lists in the coming months.

You can now order a physical copy now from here, and the digital from itunes here.

Blank Realm and Superstar to Play Vivid Live

May 12, 2015

B-S-R favourites Blank Realm and Superstar head to Sydney this month for an exclusive performance at Vivid LIVE. Our friends at Repressed Records have curated a killer lineup including Royal Headache, Exhaustion & Kris Wanders, Monica Brooks, Snake & Friends and of course Superstar and Blank Realm. Make sure you Secure your tickets now! Only $35 from http://vividlive.sydneyoperahouse.com/program/royal-headache/

23/5 SYDNEY, NSW – Vivid LIVE @ Sydney Opera House
w/ Blank Realm, Royal Headache, Exhaustion, Superstar + More

5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records!

November 8, 2014

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Bedroom Suck Records began as the present tense of Joe Alexander and Sam McCabe, two down-and-out sharehouse types direct from the steamy sauna of Brisbane suburban living. One day the amount of good music snaking out from under the doors of friends and distant relatives became too much to bear, and in early 2009 what became known as ‘bedroom suck’ was born.

Since then, B-S-R have been honoured to dip their hands into hot vinyl to manufacture records for the likes of Boomgates, Blank Realm, Bitch Prefect, Terrible Truths + more. This year, we will celebrate our fifth birthday, with celebrations in some of our favourite venues across the country. 

Our birthday celebration this year will also include the release of a double-LP vinyl compilation, brilliantly titled ’5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records’ and charting the label’s inception in Brisbane and growth throughout the past half-decade, including previously unreleased tracks from Love of Diagrams, Boomgates, Angel Eyes, Terrible Truths, Ela Stiles, Peter Escott + more.

Join us in celebration:

Saturday, October 4 – Format Festival, Adelaide
w/ Peter Escott, Martyr Privates, Superstar, Vintage Violence & Meat Market

Sunday, October 5 – Newcastle Weekender, Newcastle
w/ Ela Stiles, Martyr Privates, Per Purpose & Cannon 

Saturday, October 11 – John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne
w/ Love of Diagrams, Small World Experience, Terrible Truths, Peter Escott, Martyr Privates, Fair Maiden, Superstar, Totally Mild + MC Fred Soque (Silly Joel & The Candymen)

Sunday, October 19 - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane 
w/ Terrible Truths, Peter Escott, Superstar, Primitive Motion, Thigh Master & Cannon 

Friday, November 7 – Good God Small Club, Sydney
w/ Love of Diagrams, Terrible Truths, Gloss performing Circle Pit’s ‘Wicked, Wicked Time’ EP, Martyr Privates & Superstar

BSR #050 ’5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records’ available in stores and online from Monday, October 6, 2014.