“There are other Australian albums as great as Sunnyboys 1981 debut, Sunnyboys. There aren’t any that are better.” – Noel Mengel
Thirty-five years ago this month Sunnyboys released their eponymous debut. Containing the hit singles Happy Man and Alone With You Sunnyboys enraptured teenagers of the time (and generations to come) with an astute blend of hi-energy, pop hooks and brooding, longing wordplay. It was and still is a classic. In celebration of the album milestone and the premiere period from when it sprang, Sunnyboys will take to the stage in February 2017 for a handful of shows playing the album in its entirety.
With the news that Dinosaur Jr – alt-rock’s most unlikely super-heroes – have sold out their Melbourne show just 36 hours after the on-sale, Feel Presents are pleased as punch to announce a second Melbourne show for the original power-trio: Sat 21st January at the Croxton Hotel. Tickets are on-sale now via The Croxton
Dinosaur Jr return to Australia this January touring off the back of their new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not their first since 2012 and their fourth since 2005’s unlikely reformation. “If you ever begin to think your best days are behind you, buy one of Dinosaur Jr.’s last three records and get inspired.“ – Double J. On-sale August 29th.
With the imminent release of 2nd album Black Peak Xylouris White – the unique collaboration of drummer Jim White and lute player George Xylouris – have announced a one-off Melbourne date: Saturday 17th December, at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. Special guest: Tiny Ruins. Tickets are on-sale now here.
35 years ago the other day … our good friends Violent Femmes were discovered (sort of) by James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist with UK new wave act The Pretenders. “I would say the thing about the Pretenders that was inspiring at the time was that these great international touring musicians recognized that we were interesting, whereas the people in Milwaukee thought we were losers. We knew that our music was great.” – Brian Ritchie. Read all about it… http://diffuser.fm/violent-femmes-pretenders/
Sydney fans of Portlands’ mighty The Sonics! The previously scheduled performance date of Sunday 2nd October @ Manning Bar has now been brought forward to Friday 30th September thus avoiding the Sunday of the long weekend and all that goes with that. Support acts remain the same and all tickets purchased remain valid for the new date. That news again; the Sydney date for The Sonics + The Crusaders + The Pink Fits @ Manning Bar has been brought forward to Friday 30th September. Full dates and ticketing here. Continue reading
We are saddened to announce the closure of the FEEL PRESENTS record label. What started as a hobby back in 2004 spawned 14CD releases – including the world renown Tales From The Australian Underground collections, 2 x Sunnyboys reissues plus a 2 disc anthology and Songs Of The Third & Fifth, the most recent and best release by the mighty The Mark Of Cain. As a hobby though, it all became a little time consuming and with the focus needing to be on touring combined with the visual collapse of the musical retail industry we have decided to shut up shop. The Sunnyboys Get Some Fun is the final release and once it is gone its good night. What few titles we have left are available here. Thanks everyone for your support over the years. It was fun.