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 do Tasmania in June 2017!

June 6, 2017 / no comments

Your favourite musical sons Good Morning are heading down to Tasmania for a few shows around Dark Mofo before the release of their hotly anticipated ‘Glorcross‘, a reissue of their ‘Shawcross’ and ‘Glory’ EP’s from a couple years back. It sure is cold down in Tassie but Good Morning are guaranteed to warm your heart with their sweet tunes.

Joining them for the last two shows of the tour will be fellow Bedroom Suck playmates Treehouse. You can book tickets for selected shows here.

‘Glocrross’ is out via Bedroom Suck Records on Friday, 7 July.

Pre-order ‘Glorcross’ here.

Thursday 15 June
Dark Park, Dark Mofo
The Odeon Theatre – 167 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Friday 16 June
Wynyard’s Top Pub
1 Inglis Street, Wynyard

Saturday 17 June
Tall Timbers Tasmania
Scotchtown Rd, Smithon

Sunday 18 June **Acoustic set**
Winter Feast, Dark Mofo
The Odeon Theatre – 167 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Friday 23 June
Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove
Willie Smith’s Organic Cider – 2064 Huon Highway, Grove

Saturday 24 June – $10
The Gunner’s Arms Tavern w/ Treehouse, Slag Queens and Teens
23 Lawrence St, Launceston
Tickets available here

Sunday 25 June – $10
Dan’s Bar, Franklin w/Treehouse, Heck, Radio Free and Teens
Tickets available here

Treehouse “Centre of Their World” EP Launch OZ Tour!

May 23, 2017 / no comments

TREEHOUSE are playing their way around Oz from 25th of May – 25th of June to celebrate the release of their “Centre of Their World” 12″ EP!

DATES:

Friday 25/05 – Waywards, Sydney
Saturday 26/05 – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul
Sunday 28/05 – Front Gallery, Canberra

Thursday 01/06 – The Tote, Melbourne
Friday 02/06 – Thornbury Bowls Club, Melbourne
Sunday 04/06 – The Metro, Adelaide – arvo show!

Friday 09/06 – The Empire, Brisbane
Saturday 10/06 – Humdrum Espresso, Eumundi
Sunday 11/06 – Sonic Sherpa, Stones Corner – arvo show!

Saturday 24/06 – Gunner’s Arms, Launceston *
Sunday 25/06 – Dan’s Bar, Franklin *

* w/ Good Morning (VIC)

Treehouse ‘Centre of Their World’ 12” EP out now thru Bedroom Suck!

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.

Totally Mild @ SXSW!

March 17, 2017 / no comments

Our dear beautiful babies, Totally Mild are heading to SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX this week. If you are lucky enough to be there, don’t miss your chance to catch these guys while they are in the USA!

~ 3/14 @ Cheer Up Charlies, 9.45pm
~ 3/15 @ SXSW Second Play Stage, Sheraton, 7pm
~ 3/16 @ The Sidewinder, midday
~ 3/16 @ Aussie BBQ, Brush Square Park (East Tent), 1.30pm

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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.