Watch Treehouse’s single ‘Hammer on the Door’

April 20, 2017

We are very excited to unveil the music video for Treehouse’s latest single ‘Hammer on the Door’, off our upcoming vinyl reissue of the Vacant Valley released 2016 cassette EP ‘Centre of their World’!

Watch the video directed by Kim Walls, Georgia Lucy and Treehouse below:

‘Centre of their World’ is available from April 28, via Bedroom Suck Records (AU/NZ), Omnian Music Group (USA) and Cargo (UK). Pre-order your copy via Bedroom Suck now.

Album artwork by Cameron McCrae!!

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.

Totally Mild @ SXSW!

March 17, 2017

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

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.

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 Duets over Summer at MPavilion

January 3, 2017

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/ Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

December 1, 2016

Our latest musical mix is curated by Melbourne troubadours Scott & Charlenes’s Wedding. Six years since the band’s debut record – an ode to moving furniture and cold Melbourne winters – our favourite slacker-pop quintet have returned with their third aptly titled LP Mid Thirties Single SceneThe band are currently eyeballs-deep in their world domination tour (check ‘em out in Japan).

Although Scott & Charlene’s Wedding have just traversed halfway around the world, they present for your listening pleasure a playlist loyal to Craig Dermody’s Australian roots, featuring Paul Kelly, Lower Plenty, Thigh Master and The Church.

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.

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!

Lower Plenty are back!

October 25, 2016

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

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.

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Farewell Show

August 19, 2016

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are heading back to Europe! Again! But before leaving us they’ve decided to put together a farewell/fundraising show at The Curtin with friends Summer Flake, R.V.G, and Crop Top.

Come along on Friday, August 26th.

Shall be Bangin’.

S&CW – New Single & Up the Guts!

July 19, 2016

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

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: Free Time “All Four Seasons”

March 31, 2016

“All Four Seasons” is the second single from the sophomore record by trans-continental pop group ‘Free Time’. Fronted by Dion Nania (Panel of Judges), who bounces between homes in NYC and Melbourne as briefly as his songs jump from melodies of sweet sadness to carefree exuberance. The current Australian lineup of the band includes members of Twerps, Totally Mild and Terrible Truths.

Listen to all four seasons below and stay tuned details on the full record in the coming months.

Listen: Totally Mild – Alive In Denmark EP

February 26, 2016

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

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

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

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.

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.

Totally Mild At Meredith

December 1, 2015

After releasing one of the most impressive debut albums in recent times Totally Mild have gone from strength to strength. Supporting the likes of Real Estate and Best Coast  as well as touring the UK and Europe all in the last 12 months. Things don’t look like slowing down with the band hitting this years Meredith Music Festival on Sunday the 13th of December.

Pick up a copy of Totally Mild “Down Time” here and find out what all the fuss is about.

Terrible Truths – On Tour!

December 1, 2015

After touring Europe and the UK earlier in the year, and the releasing their self titled debut album in early October, Terrible Truths are now half way through an Australian tour that has seen them hit Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, with Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne in the coming weeks.

Buy Terrible Truths debut album here, or pick one up at one of their remaining show’s. Dates Below.

Melbourne: Friday December 4th at The Curtin. Tickets here.

Canberra: Thursday January 14th at the Phoenix

Sydney: Friday January 15th at Nag Nag Nag Festival

Thirroul: Saturday January 16th at Black Gold

Huge End of Year Sale!

November 30, 2015

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.

Watch: Terrible Truths – See Straight

September 17, 2015

Off the back of teaser track ‘The Coast Is Clear’ a couple of weeks back, we now have something else to keep you excited about the forthcoming Terrible Truths debut.

Directed by Helena Papageorgiou, the video for ‘See Straight’ is two-and-a-half minutes of psychedelic scrap book wonder that fits perfectly with the angular pulsing rhythms of this track.

Terrible Truths ‘s/’t debut available on LP/CD/download Oct 9th, 2015.

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.

Bedroom Suck Records Return To Brisbane

September 3, 2015

This September, in a post BIGSOUND wind-down down-up celebration, or for those who simply aren’t going, we’ve gathered a few out of town visitors together with our Brisbane favourites for some hometown jam.

Come & bid Totally Mild farewell at their last Aussie show before heading to Europe with the rest of the Brisbane music scene. The line up will also feature BSR friends and alumni Donny Benet, Primitive Motion, The Ocean Party, Dag & Shorts.

Get your tickets here!

Facebook event here!

 

 

Listen: Terrible Truths Teaser Track – The Coast Is Clear

July 1, 2015

Terrible Truths fresh and spirited approach to music making stands out amongst their contemporaries, harking back to the almost naïve energy and enthusiasm of early DIY punk and hardcore. Their debut LP Terrible Truths sees the intertwined vocals of guitarist Rani Rose and bassist Stacey Wilson evoke feelings of freedom and discovery; melodies soar in triumphant succession before descending into dark patterns of gloom and goth. Stream the teaser ‘Track ‘The Coast Is Clear’ here. Full album will be available on LP/CD/Download Oct 9th, 2015.

 

 

Circular Keys – Sorry! Out Now

July 1, 2015

Sorry! the debut full length of enigmatic duo Circular  Keys is a vicious record, a stark contrast of over-processed and abrasive electronics, juxtaposed against angelic vocals. The results can be startling, and yet throughout the entire journey, colliding elements will rapidly transform into a few minutes of pure ecstasy and pop bliss.  Crystal clear melodies ring over electronically crafted rhythm and continually spiralling echoes, cutting straight through the mire to shine like a beacon. 
You can stream ‘Baby (Lite)’ below.  Album available on LP or for Download  now.

Listen: Blank Realm ‘River of Longing’

July 1, 2015

‘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: Primitive Motion ‘Same in the Same’

May 26, 2015

“Brisbane artists Sandra Selig and Leighton Craig have been collaborating since 2003, when Craig began creating soundtracks for Selig’s art installations. They’ve since played together in a number of experimental outfits, including Deadnotes and Fig., making music based around improvisations and delighfully arcane instrumentation. (Over the years, the liner notes to Primitive Motion records have listed contraptions ranging from the stylophone to euphonium and flugelhorn).

‘Same in the Same’ is the latest single, and one of the loveliest moments, from Craig and Selig’s second LP as Primitive Motion, Pulsating Time Fibre. Taken from the record’s fleeting A-side – the pop half of this gorgeous and eccentric collection – the track clocks in at a succinct 1 minute and 14 seconds. Like most Primitive Motion songs, ‘Same in the Same’ exhibits the playful DIY impulses of early post-punk, circa the Raincoats or Young Marble Giants, as well as the lush expansiveness of electronic pioneers like Laurie Spiegel.

‘The Same in the Same’ is accompanied by a video directed by Selig herself, a woozy meditation on the play of movement and light.” Annie Toller, Who the Hell

Primitive motion launch ‘Pulsating Time Fibre’ Saturday July 18th at the Skukum Lounge in Brisbane.

Tickets to the bands Brisbane album launch are limited to 50 so get in quick if you are keen to head along. Buy tickets here!

Watch: Superstar ‘Folding Gold’

May 26, 2015

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

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

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.

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/

Watch: Totally Mild ‘Christa’

March 17, 2015

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

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
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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

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

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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

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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.