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Australia’s Spookyland releasing debut album in May, playing SXSW & other US shows (some with Jake Bugg)

by Andrew Sacher


Australia’s Spookyland, led by the eccentric singer Marcus Gordon, are releasing their debut album Beauty Already Beautiful on May 6 via Play It Again Sam (pre-order), which follows their 2014 Rock and Roll Weakling EP. They’re pretty hard to categorize — they make indie rock that rocks, they dive into layered art pop, they have folky tendencies — but their sound comes together in a way that’s surprisingly cohesive. And it’s Marcus’ voice that truly sets them apart. It’s the kind of voice that will probably make or break whether or not you like them, but if you’re one of the supporters, it’s very rewarding. He can really belt it and carry a tune, and he sounds strikingly original while doing so. Check out two tracks off the upcoming album and the full 2014 EP, below.

Spookyland are coming over to the US in March for SXSW and a few other shows. They’ll open for Jake Bugg in Chicago and NYC, and then play a headlining show in NYC too. The show with Jake in NYC is March 21 at Bowery Ballroom (it’s sold out) and the headlining show is March 22 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for Merc are on sale now.

All dates are listed below…

God’s Eyes”


“Rock And Roll Weakling”

“Blood In The Rain”

“Adventure Song”

“The Silly Fucking Thing”


Beauty Already Beautiful Tracklist:
1. Abuse
2. Nowhereland
3. Big Head
4. Champions
5. Discipline
6. Rebellion
7. Prophet
8. Turn
9. Can’t Own You
10. God’s Eyes

Spookyland — 2016 Tour Dates
Wed 15 Mar 2015 – Fri 18 Mar 2016 SXSW Austin, TX
Sat 19 Mar 2016 Metro Chicago, IL *
Mon 21 Mar 2016 The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY *
Tue 22 Mar 2016 Mercury Lounge New York, NY, US

* – opening for Jake Bugg

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