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.

Pre-order Dag’s ‘Benefits of Solitude’ and get a free ticket to a show near you!

February 21, 2017

The debut long-player from Dag is just one week away, landing in stores on Friday, Feb 24! To celebrate, we’ve got something for you — order your copy of the album between February 20 – 24, and you’ll also receive a ticket to one of their upcoming album shows in a city near you.

That’s right - whether it be Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Hobart — order your LP this week and we’ll shout you a ticket to the launch show in your town. *** Unfortunately we won’t be able to do this with the shows in Geelong and Sydney.

PRE-ORDER HERE

Tour dates:

24.02 The Curtin, Melbourne

10.03 The Metro, Adelaide

25.03 Barwon Club, Geelong

31.03 The Empire, Brisbane

02.04 The Haunt, Brisbane

22.04 The Grand Poobah, Hobart

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!

 

Bedroom Suck Records’ End-Of-Year Christmas Show!

November 16, 2016

2016  has been unrelentlessness.. The World looks kinda grim..

But hey!

Bedroom Suck Records are throwing a end-of-year bash, and you’re invited!

On Saturday, December 3rd, all of your BSR favourites and some of our close friends will be playing at The Curtin. Included in on the fun are Terrible Truths, Dag, Jarrow, Evelyn Morris, Treehouse, Waterfall Person + a whole bunch of other real ripper bands and performers.

Don’t dwell in the misery of Trump being elected as President. Come out for the night and have a laugh!

More info on tickets and general happenings here.

Introducing a brand new addition to the Bedroom Suck family..

September 27, 2016

We’re pleased as punch to today announce the newest induction into the ever growing Bedroom Suck family.. Dag!

Dag play songs about the country, about the city, and about trying to find yourself somewhere in between. Always surrounded by isolation, living in your head – the company of strangers or the solitude of the bush.

Led by songwriter Dusty Anastassiou, Dag have gone through several lineups over their 3- year existence. Their new album was recorded over 2 years in Brisbane, with local musicians Matt Ford (Thigh Master, Tenth Court), Josh Watson (Kitchen’s Floor) and Skye McNicol.

Head over to Indie30 to listen to and read more about debut single ‘Staying Up at Night’ and their forthcoming LP due out Feb 24 via Bedroom Suck.

Dag will also be launching ‘Staying Up At Night’ on Friday, October 21 @ The Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, w/ Calamari Girls.

Click here to RSVP.