The Vandas 10th Birthday Show

November 15th, 2012

Two EPs, one LP (yes, there should have been more by now), two Big Day Outs, and countless shows with the likes of Elvis Costello, The Beasts of Bourbon and You Am I, and all of a sudden we’re about to turn ten!

To celebrate, we’re playing a rare live show – our first in nearly two years – at Melbourne’s newest live venue, the Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

Special birthday guests are The Gung Hoes (feat. Tim Rogers and Davey Lane) and newcomers Cold Irons Bound.

Tickets are $12 at the door.

View the Facebook Event.

Here’s the sexy poster designed by the perversely talented peeps at Small Studio.


Chris Altmann set to release solo album no. 2

November 5th, 2012

Chris is back in Australia with a new album in tow!

‘Nothing But Nice Things’ is officially released on 30 November, but you can pick up a copy at one Chris’s upcoming shows.

Here’s a taster:

Chris is also playing alongside Suzannah Espie and Liz Stringer as part of the ‘Sea of Lights’ tour. The tour is in support of Suzannah’s great new album of the same name, on which Chris lent his multi-instrumental skills and harmonies.

For tour dates, visit the Sea of Lights page on the Vitamin Records website.

No sophomore slump for Mikey

May 3rd, 2012

We’re pleased to announce the release of Gruntbucket’s second album ‘Songs From An Empty Room’.

Songs From An Empty Room cover art

It’s available to purchase in 12″ vinyl (with digital download + 2 bonus tracks) and CD from selected rekurd stores, or digitally through the¬†iTunes Store.

Already receiving great reviews, the album is launched this Saturday, 5 May at the Tote in Melbourne, with support from Iowa and Teenage Libido.

In the meantime, cop the heady video for the first single:

UPDATE: ‘Songs From An Empty Room’ has been nominated in the ‘Best album’ category in this year’s The Age EG Music Awards. ¬†Please show your supporting by voting on the EG Awards poll website. Voting is open until Friday, 16 November.

Australia Day Eve: The Vandas headline Tote

January 17th, 2011

Yup, you read right. After 12 long months we’re back.

We’re honoured to be playing with our good friends, the legendary Hoss, and the garagelicious The Bowers.

And we’re equally honoured to be headlining the Tote on Australia Day Eve.

Poster for The Vandas show at the Tote on 25 January 2011.

Thanks to Todd and Paul at Small Studio for the rad poster design!