GET SOME HANK IN YOUR TANK!

And plenty of folk already have with HENRY ROLLINS debut shows in Springwood and Milton sold-out, new seats released in Canberra and all other territories selling well ahead of 2012’s The Long March. Henry is excited to be returning to Australia and has been stockpiling his ammunition with subjects likely to include his travels across Central Asia, South America and Antarctica; as well as the political climate in the USA which, come September, will be nothing less than blood sport – quite possibly with real blood! Tickets are here. While we wait with baited breath for Henry’s take on all that, lets get a taste via an indepth interview with the Old Silver Fox via the BBC show Hardtalk.

FEEL RECORD LABEL TO CLOSE

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.

THE SONICS LIVE RELEASE.

DIG IT UP! 2012 stars THE SONICS released a live album recently – their first – recorded ‘live’ in Seattles KEXP studios. The vinyl only release was made available on Record Store Day and is available for you to watch right here. It’s smokin! 

NEW MUSIC FROM J MASCIS // SPOON // CARIBOU

New releases this week from some of our most loved touring acts. J Mascis returns with a follow-up to 2011’s first solo album proper Several Shades Of Why, via new track Every Morning. The new album Tied To A Star is out August 26th but can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.

The mighty Spoon return after a 4 year absence with Rent I Pay, the first track from newie ‘They Want My Soul’. Stellar production from Dave Fridman (Flaming Lips) guarantees the goodness. Available locally from Spunk.

Easily Feel Presents’ most requested act Caribou a/k/a Dan Snaith drops his latest opus the deep-house of Can’t Do With You. Expect to hear this summery track everywhere over the winter months.

New releases mean new tours right? We hope so too.

VALE CHRISTIAN HOULLEMARE

We lost a good one this week when Happy Hate Me Nots bassist, and one-time member of both The New Christs and The Someloves decided to check out early, way too early. Like his close friends and family we are shocked by Christians final decision. “No words” being the most uttered response to the news. Christian was a lovely man, a genuine nice guy and a rick solid bass-player. Rather than mourn, lets celebrate his life via some of his best work, 1987’s Salt, Sour & Brighton from his beloved Happy Hate Me Nots.

Look after each other.

MICK TURNER AT THE GALLERY OF VICTORIA

Another to appear at the NGV’s Italian Masterpieces Friday Nights musical selection is Mick Turner. The Dirty Three guitarist released his latest solo album Don’t Tell The Driver to great acclaim earlier this year and toured Australia as support to Cat Power to promote it. Mick, with full-band, will appear at the NGV on Friday 11th July. Tickets are on-sale now