Jordan Ireland “Cooking”

13 December, 2021

The album Spirit Walking is due 21st January 2022 according to Spunk Records.

While you’re waiting for that, here’s “Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra” on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

The Middle East reunites for two shows at the Sydney Opera house

19 March, 2019

The shows on 24th and 25th of May are part of Vivid Sydney 2019 and are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Spunk Records. There are different support acts each night. See all the details here and here.

Jordan Ireland new release and December tour dates

05 December, 2016

Details at Spunk Records.

MORE SEX AND LOVE – Bree Tranter

07 July, 2015

Also check out Bree’s new web site at

“Fall of Man” backmasking

10 August, 2014

Blog reader Tanner writes in a comment:

Has anyone else worked out the back masking from “The Fall of Man”? I’m working on mine, but its so hard to hear with the background noise. It sounds like it might be an interview from a soldier or someone effected by war.

its been 47 years since …….
and thousands of people…..
16 years in …… silent affair
Then again no one saw me
My mother was a………(could be arrested)
I bite my tongue the taste of blood

The rest is to hard to make out.

Also I’ve uploaded the backmasked portion of ‘The Fall of Man’ to soundcloud if you guys want to check it out:


Joseph Liddy releases 9 track album “The God Is Named Abrasax”

19 May, 2014

It’s available now on bandcamp.

And here’s Wikipedia’s page on Abrasax/Abraxas if you’re wondering.


Bree Tranter’s EP – “Jaws”

25 February, 2014

It’s old news now (came out in September 2013), but in case you missed it, here’s some details at Gaga Digi, and here’s a link to the 5 track EP in iTunes.

You can also stream it here.


Joseph Liddy’s new single (and upcoming album release)

25 February, 2014

You can grab a preview of the song “Sandyman” here.

The following is straight from the press release:




out soon via Glenlivet-A-Gogh Records.

Former ring leader of Joseph Liddy & The
Skeleton Horse, Joseph “Liddy” Ireland swaps wild garage
blues of Jon Spencer/Tav Falco for the sweet
soulful seventies on his new track “Sandyman” the
first single off his forthcoming debut solo
record. Self-recorded by himself and then mastered
by Glenlivet-A-Gogh go-to masterer Owen Penglis
the record is unlike anything you’d expect from
2014. In between cycling and painting Ireland has
created a multi-colored trip partly inspired by
Prince-like soul, Seals and Croft- melodies,
Steely Dan-arrangements and Frank Zappa solos and
Motown madness. Filled with exciting sounds and
explosive unexpected surprises it sounds as if it
was recorded by someone who’d been stuck inside a
bunker since the seventies – or at least stuck
inside a room in Newtown for a few months
listening to nothing but the hits. The 9- track
debut will be available on vinyl/digital sometime
in April. Featuring backing vocals from his wife
and housemate – most recently Ireland produced and
played on long- time collaborator/another NQLD
penal colony inmate Nathan Roche’s debut solo
record “Watch It Wharf” – its not hard to tell
what mad man came up with the experimental noises
on that one. Never the less, Ireland goes all out
on his own this time around and it pays off big
time – “Sandyman” is a sandy taste-tester.

Launch tours w/Nathan Roche (releasing his
“Magnetic Memories 12”) around the country in

The Middle East t-shirt clearance

25 February, 2014

Spunk records needs to clear out the storeroom. Can you help them? Limited sizes. $10.

Here’s the direct link.

Via @spunk_records

Ps, does it actually mention the band’s name, or would that have been too mainstream? :P

Rohin’s follow-up Dulux comercial

28 January, 2014

Via gaga.

Here’s the long older one (also via gaga) which is available on iTunes.