Great Southern Land: touring Australian artists into the great unknown!

September 14, 2017 / no comments

This October, the second installment of our Great Southern Land tour continues. A new
concept developed by Bedroom Suck Records and our good mates The Adventure
Handbook, the GSL initiative aims at touring bands from metropolitan artists into the further
flung regional corners of Australia.

After a hugely successful first round in June this year that saw Melbourne slackers Good
Morning undertake a circuit around the isle of Tasmania, including a stop at Dark Mofo
festival, we are now turning our eyes to home sweet home, beautiful Victoria.
Expanding scope from the initial Tasmanian trip, this leg undertakes 11 dates, with 10 in
regional Victoria and a brief stop in SA’s captial, Adelaide. Regional centres visited on
this trip will include Daylesford, Ballarat, Beechworth, Warrnambool, Portland,
Kyneton, Castlemaine, Belgrave, Echuca and of course a stop in sunny Melbourne.

This trip, we are joined by two of Melbourne’s favourties, Dag and Ciggie Witch. Both
playing catchy pop tunes with memorable lyrics and a uniquely independent bent, these
bands are perfect to charm crowds across the state. See below for more info.

Great Southern Land is an independent initiative aimed at developing viable touring circuits
for independent Australian artists. By continually hosting events in regional centres, we
hope to encourage others to do the same and to help build healthy arts communities.

Great Southern Land is supported through the Creative Victoria Music Works funding program.

Full tour dates:

08/10 The Old Hepburn Hotel, Daylesford
12/10 The Curtin, Melbourne
13/10 Tanswell’s Commerical Hotel, Beechworth
14/10 Theatre Royale, Castlemaine
15/10 The Eastern, Ballarat
20/10 Gin Lane, Belgrave

21/10 American Hotel, Echuca * afternoon show
21/10 Kyneton Music Festival, Kyneton * Dag only
26/10 The Dart & Marlin, Warrnambool
28/10 Mac’s Hotel, Portland
30/10 The Exeter, Adelaide

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/2jo8x2A
Facebook event: http://bit.ly/2y6GOad

Good Morning ‘Glorcross’ World Tour 2017!

July 19, 2017 / no comments

This European Summer, Good Morning celebrate the launch of their ‘Glory/Shawcross’ vinyl reissue with an incredibly long run of tour dates around a good chunk of the world. More dates to follow!

For booking inquiries, contact hi@bedroomsuckrecords.com.

20/7 The Tote, Melbourne w/ Dianas & Way Dynamic
22/7 The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong w/ Great Outdoors, Hachiku, Hollie Joyce & The Tiny Giants
28/7 The Metro, Adelaide w/ WORKHORSE & Goon Wizarrd
29/7 Holly Rollers, Adelaide w/ AVANT GARDENERS, Fair Maiden, David Blumbergs & The Maraby Band + more
04/8 Coledale RSL, Coledale w/ Ciggie Witch, Unity Floors, Solid Effort & Shrapnel
05/08 Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood w/ Ciggie Witch & Territory
06/08 The Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney w/ Ciggie Witch, Spike Vincent & Bura Bura
12/8 Tanswells Hotel Beechworth, Beechworth w/ Shamesy
25/8 Theatre Royal Castlemaine w/ BABY BLUE, The Shifters & Hot Topic
26/8 Against the Grain Festival, Brisbane
05/9-08/9 BIGSOUND, Brisbane

Friday 15 Sept – DK – Copenhagen – Stengade

Saturday 16 Sept – SE – Stockholm – Landet
Tuesday19 Sept – DK – Aarhus – Tape
Thursday 21 Sept – DE – Berlin – Internet Explorer
Friday 22 Sept – DE – Dresden – Ostpol
Saturday 23 Sept – DE – Trier – Ex-Haus
Tuesday 26 Sept – UK – Glasgow – NICE N SLEAZY
Wednesday 27 Sept – UK – Manchester – The Castle Hotel
Thursday 28 Sept – UK – London – The Shacklewell Arms
Friday 29 Sept – UK – Brighton – The Joker
Saturday 30 Sept – FR – Paris – Espace B
Tuesday 3 October – BE – Antwerp – Trix w/ Trailer Trash Tracys
Wednesday 4 October – NL – Vera Groningen

6/10 – 09/10 CAMP DOOGS, Perth

Catch them at any of the dates below. ‘Glory/Shawcross’ out now.

Good Morning play the Indie-Con After Party – July 28th!

July 14, 2017 / no comments

Our beautiful golden children Good Morning are helping close out Adelaide’s Indie-Con music conference – and launching their new 12″ ‘GLORCROSS‘ – alongside Workhorse and Goon Wizarrd on July 28th!

Conference delegates get to get down lo-fi style for free, and tickets are only $10 for punters.

Head over to the Facebook event to get it on your socials, and grab tickets from the Bedroom Suck Webstore here!

Also, check out dates for Good Morning’s Australian tour below:

20/7 The Tote, Melbourne w/ Bitch Diesel & Way Dynamic

22/7 The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong w/ Great Outdoors, HachikuHollie Joyce & The Tiny Giants

28/7 The Metro, Adelaide w/ WORKHORSE & Goon Wizarrd

29/7 Holly Rollers, Adelaide w/ AVANT GARDENERSFair MaidenDavid Blumbergs & The Maraby Band, Dom Trimboli & The Wizards + more

04/8 Coledale RSL, Coldedale w/ Ciggie WitchUnity FloorsSolid Effort &Shrapnel

05/08 Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood w/ Ciggie Witch & New Age Group

06/08 The Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney w/ Ciggie Witch, Spike Vincent & Bura Bura

12/8 Tanswells Hotel Beechworth, Beechworth

25/8 Theatre Royal Castlemaine w/ The Shifters + more

05/9-08/9 BIGSOUND, Brisbane

6/10-09/10 CAMP DOOGS, Perth

Winter Sale now on! All items reduced.

June 1, 2017 / no comments

Winter is settling in down under, laying it’s cold icy fingers across our backyards and city streets. Let’s warm you up a bit with some great prices on everything Bedroom Suck! Grab any LP, tote bag or t-shirt for a great price all throughout June, cause we love you. Simply start shopping in our online store and grab your bargains now!

 

Blank Realm preview new track ‘Jesus Part Two’

April 3, 2017 / no comments

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 / no comments

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.

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

March 2, 2017 / no comments

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 / no comments

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 / no comments

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 Duets over Summer at MPavilion

January 3, 2017 / no comments

Over January and February we’re presenting a series of shows at the majestic outdoor stage of the MPavilion, located in the Queen Victoria Gardens.

Each show features two like minded acts coming together to provide the soundtrack to your summer evening.

Friday January 13
Angel Eyes + Fia Fiell
6pm
RSVP

Sunday January 29
Dag + Primo!
5pm
RSVP

Sunday Febuary 12
Elizabeth Mitchell of Totally Mild + Jess Ribeiro
5pm
RSVP

All shows are family friendly and free!

These shows will be taking place on the traditional land of the Yalukit Willum people. We pay respect to their elders past and present. 

Poster design thanks to Mitch Clemens.

Bedroom Plucks w/ Lower Plenty

October 27, 2016 / no comments

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!

Lower Plenty are back!

October 25, 2016 / no comments

Melbourne is an incestuous town. Bands share members, record in home-made studios, and play to packed venues and backyards alike. Lower Plenty meet rarely, in the downtime between tours or jobs, write and record on the spot, and call it quits for another year.

The upcoming album Sister Sister – the band’s fourth – was recorded in a kitchen in Collingwood. It was freezing cold and grey outside, the band rugged up against another Melbourne winter, seated in a circle, each exploring a musical idea of another, imbuing the record with a quality of restlessness and shared warmth.

Listen to the first single, ‘Bondi’s Dead’ here.

 Sister Sister LP out 18th November 2016 via Bedroom Suck / Omnian Music Group

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

September 27, 2016 / no comments

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.

2 x Double Pass Giveaway to Volumes 2016!

August 23, 2016 / no comments

This weekend, Bedroom Suck heads to Sydney to take over a stage at this year’s Volumes Fest!

Ready to serenade with fresh new songs from their upcoming album “Mid Thirties Single Scene“, S&CW will be playing at Brighton Up Bar on the Bedroom Suck x Rice Is Nice stage. Joining them will be Summer Flake, You Beauty, Terrible Truths, and a bunch of other great acts.

We’re stoked here at the office to be giving away 2 double passes to Volumes 2016. All you need to do is send an email to hi@bedroomsuckrecords.com and tell us in 25 words or less who you’re keen to see perform at Volumes and why? Good luck!

Buy tickets here.

S&CW – New Single & Up the Guts!

July 19, 2016 / no comments

As of September 9, 2016, Melbourne slacker-pop quintet Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are set to release their third full-length record, the aptly titled Mid Thirties Single Scene

Six years since the release of Craig Dermody’s original ode to moving furniture and cold Melbourne winters, S&CW have become an international institution, playing across the USA, Europe and Japan, while managing to secure themselves a spot at Glastonbury Festival, amongst others. 

The band have since re-settled in Melbourne and recorded this, their new testament to life off the rails, rapidly careening toward middle age. The winters are still the same, the furniture just as heavy. 

To celebrate the release of ‘Don’t Bother Me’, the first single from Mid Thirties Single Scene, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are heading on a rollicking tour Up the Guts of Australia. Catch them in your town, or drive 300km’s to the middle of nowhere for the night of your life. 

22/07 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
23/07 – Royal Oak, Launceston
24/07 – Butter Factory, Burnie
25/07 – The Gasometer, Melbourne
26/07 – Golden Vine, Bendigo
27/07 – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
28/07 – The Loft, Warrnambool
29/07  – Shadows, Mt. Gambier
30/07 – The Exeter, Adelaide
31/07 – Spencer Hotel, Whyalla
03/08 – Desert Cave, Coober Pedy
04/08 – Monte’s, Alice Springs
05/08 – Jackson’s Bar, Tennant Creek
06/08 – Grove Hill Hotel, Katherine
07/08 – Railway Hotel, Darwin

Tickets for Up the Guts are available here, and you can watch the video for Don’t Bother Me here.

B-S-R on the road!

April 3, 2016 / no comments

This summer, we’re hitting the road to visit an old friend and amazing pub, The Eastern in Ballarat.

It’s high time punters got out of the city, away from the cycle of mate’s bands, awkward conversation and unwanted cigarettes.

Join us for a Bedroom Suck road trip, celebrating some of the world’s most beautiful countryside right at our doorstep. Buses will leave from Melbourne’s home of rock, The Tote Hotel, at 1pm on Saturday, April 30 and return later that evening.

Alternately you are welcome to drive yourself and stay the night, or catch the train! Do your homework. Rooms are available at the pub.

We’ll be joined on the trip by Totally MildTerrible TruthsMilk Teddy as well as the incredible Lehmann B. Smith and Great Outdoors performing a collaborative set. Support comes from Ballarat absolute legends LL Goons and Tropical Snakes. Join your fave bands on the bus, have a chat and share some of your road-trip classic hits.

Tickets $30 including entry + bus ride, or $15 entry only. Get your tickets here.

Listen: Totally Mild – Alive In Denmark EP

February 26, 2016 / no comments

We are very excited to announce the release of the first new material for Totally Mild for 2016. “Alive in Denmark EP” is out today and features two brand new tunes in the form of “More” and “Today Tonight”, as well as “The Next Day” from last years full length “Down Time”.

Recorded last year as part of the bands European tour the songs show the band in their live setting and are an exciting taste of whats to come from Totally Mild in 2016.
Purchase via Bandcamp or Itunes

 

Watch: Free Time “Who Owns the Moon?”

February 18, 2016 / no comments

Inspired by classic Aussie film clips from the likes of The Reels and Models, Free Time’s new clip for “Who Owns The Moon” originally took shape as a synopsis for a film never intended to be made. Nania uses the song to explore a forbidden love interest between a NYC doorman and his rich clientele, an idea which took shape when he himself spent a year walking dogs for the wealthy on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
You can read more thanks to Nania’s interview with Impose Magazine here.
Free Time will release two more singles in the first half of this year, before finally dropping their sophomore LP on April 22. Recorded partly with Jarvis Tavaniere (Woods, Real Estate) in NYC, and partly with John Lee (Lost Animal, Beaches) in Melbourne, it is truly a record for the transcontinental.

Bitch Prefect return to Melbourne

February 15, 2016 / no comments

Nearly 3 years on from the release of 2013’s Bird Nerds, Bitch Prefect return to the stage with a one of show at the Evelyn rooftop in Melbourne with support from friends Scott & Charlenes Wedding and Stations of the Cross.

Two minute songs that speak the truth – you’ve heard it before and you need to hear it again. Don’t call it Melbourne lethargy, this is Adelaide desperation.

Pre purchase your tickets here

Poster By Steph Hughs

Blank Realm @ Laneway 2016

February 2, 2016 / no comments

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 / no comments

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 / no comments

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.

Huge End of Year Sale!

November 30, 2015 / no comments

We’re on the move! This week we move our BSR HQ from Melbourne’s Docklands precinct to the more comfortable confines of Brunswick East, a hub of cultural activity! To celebrate the move and a successful year working with some of our favourite acts, we’ll be holding a moving sale right up until Christmas Eve. Sale includes vinyl LP’s, CD’s and digital downloads, so get your Christmas shopping done early!

Shop here.

Listen: Blank Realm ‘River of Longing’

July 1, 2015 / no comments

‘River of Longing’ is the first single from the forthcoming Blank Realm record, ‘Illegals in Heaven’. On first listen, you are instantly reminded of why this band and their releases have made such an impact, not just in Australia but overseas. Few bands nail jilted pop like they do.
You can stream ‘River of Longing’ below or see what Pitchfork had to say here.

Watch: Superstar ‘Folding Gold’

May 26, 2015 / no comments

Superstar are an enigma in the Australian music scene. They have been distilling their sound for almost a decade, refining their approach to music and critiquing their processes the way they would a fine wine, something the band are famously akin to.

‘Folding Gold’ demonstrates this as well as any other track from their beautiful sophomore record and the video’s slow motion soft focus imagery fits perfectly.

Blank Realm and Superstar to Play Vivid Live

May 12, 2015 / no comments

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

Totally Mild – Down Time album launch tour.

May 12, 2015 / no comments

After selling out their Melbourne album launch Totally Mild are ready to hit the road and bring their perfect pop to the rest of Australia. Fronted by Elizabeth Mitchell, a woman with an exciting tendency to sing in a falsetto not many can match, the band perform absolutely perfect, skewed, disjointed pop music that sounds as though it was handed down from the heavens.
Catch them as they tour their debut full length Down Time all up the coast. Casual Glory.

TOTALLY MILD TOUR DATES

21/5 CANBERRA, ACT – The Phoenix
w/ Wives + Passive Smoke

30/5 BRISBANE, QLD – Trainspotters
w/ Thigh Master, Workshop + Pool Shop

13/6 SYDNEY, NSW – 107 Projects
w/ Alyx Dennison, Exotic Dog + The Rangoons

Totally Mild ‘Down Time’ is available now.

Watch: Totally Mild ‘Christa’

March 17, 2015 / no comments

Totally Mild – Christa from BSR on Vimeo.

‘Christa’ is the first song and lead single from Totally Mild’s debut album, Down Time, due out April 6 on vinyl and digitally through Bedroom Suck. Led by Mitchell, who started it as a solo project, the band now includes guitarist Zach Schneider (Full Ugly, Great Outdoors), bassist Lehmann B Smith and drummer Ashley Bundang (Zone Out). The album follows a co-headline tour with The Ocean Party and the non-album song ‘Take Today’.

On Tour: Love Of Diagrams

March 17, 2015 / no comments

Since 2001 Love of Diagrams have turned the Australian music scene on it’s head, setting the precedent for a new brand of inventive, flexible, and inquisitive music, overstepping the worn path of ‘usual’ rock and roll. 

2015 sees the arrival of Blast. Put together over the past 5 years, it saw the band record with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago. Blast is a raw and sonic onslaught in true Diagrams fashion, twisting and turning, before tumbling into a labyrinth of beautiful, soaring guitar tone and rich, grooving bass.  To support the new album the band are going on tour. You can catch them as they traverse the east coast here:

LOVE OF DIAGRAMS TOUR DATES
Facebook Event

11/4    SYDNEY, NSW – The Red Rattler
w/ Angie + Ela Stiles

presented by Bedroom Suck & Rice is Nice
Tickets Here

12/4    BRISBANE, QLD – The Brightside
w/ Per Purpose + Tempura Nights + Workshop
presented by Bedroom Suck & Destroy All Lines

Tickets Here

17/4    MELBOURNE, VIC – Northcote Social Club
w/ White Walls + Lindsay Low Hand + Twerps DJ’s
presented by Bedroom Suck & The Venue Collective 
Tickets Here

B-S-R in 2015!

November 28, 2014 / no comments

2012logoIt’s been a hell of a year here at BSR, and we’re having a party to celebrate!

Join us as we celebrate some of our favourite artists from 2014, and drop a few cheeky looks into the 2015 roster. Giveaways from the catalog will be available on the night, as well as a brand new 2014-15 sampler and a heap of announcements.

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Friday, 19 December

The Shadow Electric, Abbotsford

w/

Lower Plenty with special guest Ela Stiles

Terrible Truths

Totally Mild

Superstar

Jarrod Quarrell (Lost Animal / St. Helen’s)

Grand Salvo

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6pm start — $10.00 entry.

Make sure to pre-book your ticket here.

5 Years of Bedroom Suck Records!

November 8, 2014 / no comments

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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 / no comments

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 / no comments

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.