Josh Pyke Adds More Regional Dates to Lone Wolf Tour

Josh Pyke
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Josh Pyke was supposed to have wrapped up his Lone Wolf Tour at the end of last month but it looks like he just can’t get enough of the open road with the announcement of a bunch of regional dates this June. Pyke will be taking in regional venues not normally visited by national touring audiences and will be bringing Jack Carty along in the support slot (except for the NT and WA dates).

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 6th June – Montrose Town Centre, Montrose, VIC
Saturday 7th June – The Memo, Healesville, VIC
Friday 13th June – Fannie Bay Gaol, Darwin, NT
Sunday 15th June – Divers Tavern, Broome, WA
Friday 20th June – Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 21st June – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD
Sunday 22nd June – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 25th June – Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 26th June – Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 27th June – Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree, NSW
Saturday 28th June – Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock, NSW
Saturday 5th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

The Peak Festival Adds More Artists to Lineup

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The Peak Festival, held over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Perisher NSW, has just added a bunch more artists for their debut event.

Joining the likes of The Herd, Dereb The Abassador, Lachy Doley and The Little Stevies will be The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (above), Claude Hay and the Gentle Enemies, Jordan C Thomas, Vendulka, Glenn Cardier, Shellie Morris, Azadoota, Matt Glass, The Chocolate Strings and Belle Jar.

The Peak Festival takes place from the 6th to 9th June. Check out the official site for more details.

Jeff Lang Announces New Album

Jeff Lang
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Jeff Lang is one of the most highly respected roots musicians in Australia at the moment. Along with a number of producing credits over the last few years Lang has been lauded as a master performer and songwriter both critically and publicly. With a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Jeff Lang is showing no signs of slowing down, announcing plans to release album number 15 later this year.

The album is titled I Live A Lot In My Head These Days and is due for release on the 16th May. To celebrate the release Jeff Lang is heading out on a national tour in June and July – check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 6th June – Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th June – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 8th June – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA
Thursday 12th June – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 13th June – The Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 14th June – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 15th June – Dark MOFO, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 25th June – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Thursday 26th June – Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW
Friday 27th June – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th June – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Sunday 29th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 4th July – The Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 5th July – Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
Sunday 6th July – The Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 11th July – Mullumbimby Town Hall, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 12th July – Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
Sunday 13th July – The Ruins, Darwin, NT
Friday 18th July – Williamstown RSL, Williamstown, VIC
Saturday 19th July – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 20th July – Beavs, Geelong, VIC

The Timbers to Launch Debut Album and Tour

The Timbers
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Adelaide folk four-piece The Timbers have announced plans to released their debut album on the 1st May. The album is titled Lawless and features an eclectic collection of the bands songs, capturing the energy and excitement The Timbers have become known for.

“Lawless is the culmination of years of hard work and the band wanting to draw on the musical adventures we have shared over the past years and putting those experiences and hard work into one full length album,” singer, songwriter and guitarist Simon Basey explained. “Lawless is an energetic assortment of our collective musings over the past couple of years and a real leap forward for us musically as a group.”

To celebrate the release The Timbers are heading out on tour this May – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 8th May – Pheonix Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 9th May – Albion Hotel, Albury, NSW
Saturday 10th May – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th May – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA

Stream Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo’s Record Store Day UK EP

Emily Barker
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This Saturday 19th April is the international Record Store Day, with artists around the world celebrating by releasing special albums, EPs and singles that will only be available in record stores.

If you’re lucky enough to be in the UK on Saturday you’ll be able to pick up Songs Beneath The River, a new four track EP from Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo. The tracks are covers of songs that inspired the writing and arranging on of the band’s latest album Dear River and includes versions of “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, “Easter”, “Tougher Than the Rest” and “Day After Tomorrow”. For those of you not in the UK you can stream the EP below:

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo have also put out a making of documentary for the EP that you can watch here:

Watch the New Yuko Nishiyama Video “Heart Of Daisies”

Yuko Nishiyama
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Japanese-Australian singer-songwriter Yuko Nishiyama has just released her debut video “Heart Of Daisies”. Shot in regional Australia, the video for “Heart of Daisies” perfectly compliments this stunning track. We have a feeling Yuko Nishiyama will be a name to watch this year.

Check out the video below – and keep an eye out for another Timber and Steel favourite making a cameo in the clip:

Watch the New Passenger Video “Heart’s On Fire”

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This morning Passenger revealed the video to “Heart’s on Fire”, a song that has captured many an audience in recent years. The video was shot “in a forest somewhere in Australia with a bunch of mates”, or more specifically the Macquarie Pass National Park, and was directed by Jarrad Seng. “Heart’s On Fire” is taken from Passenger’s upcoming album Whispers which is due for release on the 6th June.

Watch “Heart’s On Fire” below:

Watch the New David Gray Video “Gulls”

David Gray
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I was living in the UK when David Gray first broke through. At the time he was touted, like many artists, as the next Coldplay but the English singer-songwriter has definitely carved a name out for himself in the years since.

Gray has announced plans to release his brand new album Mutineers on the 27th June this year. The first track from Mutineers is the stunning “Gulls” which you can check out the video of below:

Jordie Lane Announces Live Album for Release Good Friday

Jordie Lane
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If you’re at The National Folk Festival this weekend then you’ll be right at the frontline for the release of Jordie Lane’s first live album. Titled Live At The Wheaty, the album was recorded at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide and includes all of the on stage banter, audience interaction and even some heckling.

The album will be available to order via bandcamp. The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Welcome (Chat)
2. Lost In You
3. A Word Of Warning (Chat)
4. Black Diamond
5. Checking In With Lucky (Chat)
6. War Rages On
7. Lucky Wants A Song (Chat)
8. Lucky Was A Friend Of Mine
9. Can I Get Back To The Regular Show? (Chat)
10. I Think I Always Thought
11. The Winner
12. The Irishman, The Cleaner and The Haggler (Chat)
13. Feet Fall
14. Best Room In The World (Chat)
15. I Betrayed Love
16. Farewell (Chat)
17. I Could Die Looking At You

If you’re at The National Folk Festival this weekend you’ll be able to catch Jordie Lane at the following times:

Friday 18th April – 4:20pm Budawang
Saturday 19th April – 5:00pm Majestic
Sunday 20th April – 4:30pm The Terrace
Sunday 20th April – 8:00pm Marquee
Monday 21st April – 5:00pm Marquee

Watch the New Josh Rennie-Hynes Video “Erin”

Josh Rennie-Hynes
Image Courtesy of Josh Rennie-Hynes

Josh Rennie-Hynes is an Americana influenced singer-songwriter from Brisbane. He’s recently spent some time recording his debut album with Timber and Steel favourite Shane Nicholson. The album itself is due out this June but Rennie-Hynes has already released a video for the track “Erin” – check it out below:

Josh Rennie-Hynes will be officially launching the single at The Dowse Bar in Brisbane on Thursday 17th April – for more information check out the official Facebook event here.

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