Emma & Mick

Download “Daddy” right here!

Emma Donovan Tour Dates & Pre-Orders

Emma and The PutBacks will be playing out their beautiful new LP “Dawn” at the following venues:

Thursday December 4th :  Northcote Social Club
Doors 7pm
Buy Tickets Online or on 1300 724 867

Saturday Dec 20th: The Motor Room
Doors from 5pm –10pm
Free entry

Sunday December 21st: Newtown Social Club
Doors 4pm
Buy Tickets Online on 1300 724 867

Plus we’re now taking pre-orders on the vinyl and CD, which should ship the week ahead of the street date (Nov 7)!



San Lazaro “Live At The Farm” Ep. 2

The latest offering from San Lazaro - Episode 2 of Live At The Farm produced by Blank Tape and Bobby.  Subscribe to their channel at youtube.com/SanLazaroGroup to get future episodes when they’re ready. Your ears (and eyes (and feet)) will thank you.

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks – Daddy Video

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you Daddy, the first single from their album Dawn - an LP of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. Dawn is a gritty, uniquely Australian record, simultaneously classic and contemporary. The songwriting is in turns optimistic, angry and melancholic, and on occasions bruisingly honest. The music is fluid, live and raw, recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape and the electric connection between Emma and the band comes through in every beat.

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Animaux – Alaska (Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix)

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To commemorate their double header show later this month with Animaux, The Cactus Channel have released a special online remix of Animaux’s ‘Alaska’. It’s not just any old remix though – none of that Ableton shit. The band got into their bungalow and recorded their own song underneath the ‘Alaska’ acapella, completely transforming the original into a spooky soul banger.

A ten piece band from Melbourne, Australia — all born in the 90s and raised on the internet, The Cactus Channel are consistently turning heads and shifting opinions about what it is to be an instrumental 10 piece band in the era of laptop producers and Kanye.

Animaux. They’re young, but rest assured, this is no ordinary teeny-bopper band. Sure, in this day and age of synth and autotune they have a bigger brass section than most bands, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get you up and moshing.

Alaska (Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix) is only available online and will be performed live once only at The John Curtin Hotel on 29th August.

The Cactus Channel & Animaux
The John Curtin Hotel
29th August 2014

Presale tickets available here

Check out the bands other releases here

The Public Opinion playing a free show this Saturday

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are playing a big show this weekend with The Psyde Projectsand the afro-funk styles of The Seven Ups.

San Lazaro launch live video series

When Bob Knob isn’t cranking out some tasty tunes in the studio and isn’t suffocating under a pile of officework from me, he can be found bass in hand at the stern (or perhaps aft?) of San Lazaro.   The band has just launched their “Live At The Farm” series, capturing them playing live out in the country.  See what they’re all about below.

You can also listen to their EP Serendipity here, which is available on 12″ vinyl, CD and digitally. There’s even a free download. Go get it!

The Bombay Royale’s music featured in new Far Cry 4 game

The latest in the Far Cry series from Ubisoft is set in the Himalayas and features some music from The Bombay Royale.  Watch the trailer below which features the title track from the band’s first album You Me Bullets Love  (warning: strong violence)

The Bombay Royale’s latest album The Island of Dr Electrico is out in the US on July 8th and the UK on July 7th.

The Bombay Royale supporting Sharon Jones!

It’s official! After launching their brand new album The Island of Dr Electrico in Melbourne at Howler last weekend, we’re proud to announce that The Bombay Royale will be joining Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on their Australian tour this September!  It’s some good company to be in for sure.


The Bombay Royale will also be performing at the Brisbane Festival on Sept 24.


Listen to The Island of Dr Electrico