Mon 7 Dec 2015 to Sun 13 Dec 2015

by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap-KingsIt's A Holiday Soul Party (PBS feature record)
Holiday albums are a longstanding pop tradition, from crooners like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole taking on 'O Holy Night' to more modern reinventions by Willie Nelson, James Brown and Bob Dylan. Now, following up their Grammy-nominated 2014 LP, Give the People What They Want , Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have brought their old-school soul to the party. This is a playful and funky 11-track set, filled with both originals and unique takes on traditional Yuletide standards, with rich melodies and arrangements courtesy of the Dap-Kings.


Tiny Ruins and Hamish KilgourHurtling Through (Featured on The Breakfast Spread)
With a new EP ‘Hurtling Through’ (w/ Hamish Kilgour) due for release on November 27, Tiny Ruins thought she would celebrate the release with a run of solo shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Hurtling Through was recorded and produced in collaboration with US-based Hamish Kilgour, of The Clean. The two first met in New York City in the late fall of 2013, where they spent a week performing a number of shows together. On the final day of Fullbrook’s stay in New York, they recorded two songs in a basement studio with engineer & producer Gary Olson. A year later, Fullbrook was back in New York after a long stint of touring, and the pair recorded an additional four tracks, again with Olson. The result is a seven-track EP of folk-based songs. The record includes two W.B. Yeats poems set to music, as well as a field recording of a late-night Brooklyn walk - with percussionist Kilgour taking a silver spoon to the railings and lamp-posts of the borough. The tracks feature Fullbrook on acoustic and electric guitars, her distinctive vocals captured in a raw & natural form. Kilgour contributes on drums and an eclectic array of percussion, with guest appearances from Greg Vegason saxophone, and Danny Tunick on bass and vibraphone.
Support in Melbourne comes from Dunedin’s Nadia Reid, who’s new album Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs is also released internationally on November 27, and in Sydney support comes from Sydney’s Flowertruck and Stolen Violin (Jordan Ireland from the Middle East). Tiny Ruins will be performing songs from last years Brightly Painted One, as well as Some Were Meant For Sea, Haunts and of course Hurtling Through.

The Breakfast Spread

This week's Top 10:

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - It's A Holiday Soul Party
Tiny Ruins and Hamish Kilgour - Hurtling Through
Tinariwen - Live in Paris
Fadoul - Al Zman Haib
Keller/Murphy/Browne - Travellers
Femi Koya - Iba
Zulya and the Children of the Underground - On Love and Science
Tom Dockray & The Dockadoodledoos - One Finger Salute
Waax - Holy Sick
Ross Hannaford - Hanna