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.

 

 

Good Morning announce Glory / Shawcross vinyl reissue!

March 27, 2017

News today! Liam Parsons and Stefan Blair, a.k.a the wonderchildren behind Melbourne outfit Good Morning, have just announced a partnership with Bedroom Suck Records for a vinyl reissue of their two debut EP’s, Glory and Shawcross.

These two beautifully produced and incredibly catchy records will be collected on one 12″ vinyl package, available from July 7, 2017. The package comes with a digital download of all 13 tracks, as well as 6 digital-only tracks including the singles ‘Step Aside’, ‘On The Street’ and ‘A Vessel’.

Pe-order your copy now for an instant download of all 19 tracks. The band will be performing a special show to accompany this announcement at the Thornbury Bowls Club in Melbourne on Sunday, April 9.  Tickets are available here.

Treehouse: ‘Centre of Their World’ 12″ EP

March 2, 2017

Super stoked today to announce that we will be reissuing the hard-to-find cassette EP Centre of their World from Hobart, Tasmania outfit Treehouse this April. After 2014′s incredible Interzone LP via the Vacant Valley label, and limited releases since, it is with huge excitement that we piece together these seven tracks of Tasmanian devotional-punk (?!) w/ some killer artwork by Cameron McRae on a 12″ record. These guys are favourites of ours and an Aussie band to watch!

Available from April 28, pre-order your copy now. Listen to the first single, title track ‘Centre of Their World’ 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!

 

Bedroom Plucks w/ Lower Plenty

October 27, 2016

Life can get pretty flat out sometimes, and keeping up to date with all the latest gigs and upcoming shows can be a time consuming task. That’s why we’ve decided to make things a little bit more accessible.

 Bedroom Plucks is our semi regular update of new music and local gigs that we want to share with you. Because we love to see all of our friends out at shows, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out either!

This week our plucks have been curated by Melbourne locals Lower Plenty, who have just dropped the first single from their forthcoming LP, Sister Sister

Check it out here!

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.

You Beauty release new pub rock opera!

December 3, 2015

After shocking us with last year’s story of the washed up Rugby League star and the incredible live show to match, You Beauty have brought us their second pub-rock opera, a likely story about an online romance scammer who falls in love with his prey.

If anyone, this band know how to take their audience on a journey through the suburban Australian heart. Skipping between dodgy eHarmony profiles, A Current Affair exposés and conjugal Jayco visits as easily as the tunes move from shimmery pop to 90′s fist pumpers and touching ballads, Illywhacka is part hairbrush sing along, part audio book and part extended dissertation on where humanity lives in the post-internet world.

To ensure the all-important singalong at their incredible live shows, the band have included 3000 words of lyrical content on the back of this beautiful vinyl packaging. This release sees the first in a new Sydney/Melbourne collaboration between Rice is Nice and BSR, aimed at encouraging kids off the sofa and onto the dancefloor.

Pre-order here. Orders will ship after January 16.

Primitive Motion – Pulsating Time Fibre, out this week

March 24, 2015

Primitive Motion – Golden Light Clinic from BSR on Vimeo.

‘Pulsating Time Fibre’ is out this week and to coincide with it’s release the band will also be unveiling three separate videos into the world. The first of which is for the amazing ‘Golden Light Clinic’.

The clip, conceived by bassist-vocalist (and visual artist) Sandra Selig, drifts in and out of focus, compounding the dream-like minimalist pop exhibited within the track. Kaleidoscopic colours soak up layered exposures, Selig and bandmate Leighton Craig shifting in and out of frame throughout.

Purchase ‘Pulsating Time Fibre’ below

http://bedroomsuckrecords.com/shop/primitive-motion-pulsating-time-fibre/

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.

On Tour: Ela Stiles

May 17, 2014 / no comments

Over the years, Ela Stiles has built a name for herself as an adept musician in Sydney’s often strange and varied music scene. Moving beyond her work in local favourites Songs, she became a driving force in Melbourne outfit Bushwalking, releasing two records with the band while still based in Sydney and working on numerous projects.

Now she has released her debut record, an enigma made up entirely of a-capella pieces, layered and squished together to form a beautiful whole. Join her to celebrate the release of this special record.

06/06 – 107 Projects, Sydney

w/ Lucy Cliche, Monica Brooks + Angie

07/06 – The Toff in Town, Melbourne

w/ Angie, Superstar + DJ Big Butt (Nisa Venerosa)

20/06 – Dark Faux Mo @ Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

Ela Stiles ‘s/t’ LP available now.

Full Ugly – ‘Spent the Afternoon’ LP tour

May 12, 2014

This autumn, Melbourne pop connoisseurs Full Ugly hit the road in support of their long-awaited debut album, ‘Spent the Afternoon’.

Produced by Jack Farley at Transient Studios (Twerps, Panel of Judges, Beaches), this record is a product completely of and for Melbourne; those trademark sunlit guitars shine over a slow and comfortable groove, life is documented in a way that allows true insight into the flourishing music scene in which Full Ugly now find themselves at the fore. Join the band to celebrate this special release.

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May 02 – The Brightside, Brisbane
w/ Rites Wild, Martyr Privates + Thigh Master

May 10 – The Metro, Adelaide
w/ Parading + Bruff Superior

May 16 – The Brisbane, Hobart
w/ Treehouse, Pines + Heart Beach

May 23 – The John Curtin, Melbourne
w/ Bitch Prefect, Totally Mild + Moon Dice
tix - http://www.johncurtinhotel.com/

‘Spent the Afternoon’ CD / LP / download available now through BSR.

Premiere: Ela Stiles ‘Kumbh Mela’

May 11, 2014

Long-time Australian musician and enigmatic composer Ela Stiles has just released the first taste of her forthcoming debut solo record. The track, titled ‘Kumbh Mela’, has been given the royal treatment by fellow musician and member of Bitch Prefect, Pat Telfer.

A beautifully shot and haunting video, this is the perfect teaser for her upcoming debut, an album recorded entirely a-capella, with no instrumentation or accompaniments. View the full post here.

Premiere: Martyr Privates ‘Something to Sell’

May 11, 2014 / no comments

Brisbane rock mega-stars Martyr Privates have previewed another track from their forthcoming LP this week. Big Star and Spacemen 3 immediately come to mind when discussing this and, and ain’t nothing wrong with that. Drop Chilton & Co. into the contemporary Australian underground and I’m sure they’d come up with something not quite as strangely striking as this material. Their debut LP is self-titled and will be available later this year. Read the full article here.