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.

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

LLOYD COLE – THIRD SYDNEY SHOW ANNOUNCED.

You read that right. Lloyd Cole’s show at The Basement in Sydney on June 19th has sold-out leading to a third and final show – also at the Basement – on Saturday 21st June. Tickets for the 21st and any remaining tickets for the Basement show on June 18th are on-sale now.

But wait, there’s more… joining Lloyd for all three Sydney appearances will be Sydney stand-up comic Bruce Griffiths. Bruce is an award winning comic and behind the scenes comedy writer for many TV shows. Bruce has also appeared in comedic support to Henry Rollins and at the Sydney’ Dig It Up! Invitational in 2013.

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, 30 tickets remain for Lloyd’s performance at the Thornbury Theatre on June. Lloyd Cole’s other two Melbourne performances, at the Caravan and Flying Saucer Clubs, are know sold-out.

BEN WATT (EX-EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL) DEBUT AUSTRALIAN-TOUR

Following the release of Hendra – his first solo album in over 30 years – sometime DJ, sometime author and one-time Everything But The Girl songsmith Ben Watt, makes his debut Australian visit this August performing solo and intimate mode for shows in Sydney and Melbourne only.

Featuring collaborations with Suede’s Bernard Butler and Berlin-based producer Ewan Pearson, Hendra is the meeting of worlds: languid folk, distorted rock and fizzing electronics. Hendra (live)

Performing both acoustic and electric, Ben Watt brings material from Hendra plus other works to Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria as a part of their Friday Nights At Italian Masterpieces musical selection and will also perform at Sydney’s The Basement. Tickets for these exclusive shows are on-sale Friday August 9th.