Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Justin Townes Earle released his brand new video “Time Shows Fools”. Details here

- There’s a new album on the way from She & Him in the coming months. Details here

- The April Maze have released their video “It’s Been A Long Time Between Beers” as they wing their way back to Australia. Details here

- The Festival of Small Halls kicks off a tour through Queensland this October and November with Andy Brown and The Mae Trio. Details here

- Adelaide singer-songwriter James Abberley has released his new single “Seeker Keeper”. Details here

- The brand new Adelaide based blues and roots focused festival Follow The Sun announced their 2014 lineup. Details here

- UK nu-folk band Patch and the Giant released their new video “For Gabriel”. Details here

- Melbourne based singer-songwriter Jay Penaflor is streaming his brand new EP Incentive. Details here

- Husky have announced details of their new album Ruckers Hill plus a bunch of tour dates this November and December. Details here

- Canberra based three-piece You, The Wolf have released their new single “Awake”. Details here

- The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival has already announced a bunch of artists for it’s 2014 lineup. Details here

- A songwriter night has popped up on Sundays at The Lewisham Hotel in Sydney with Laura Zarb about to kick off a residency. Details here

- Ryan Adams released his new video “Gimme Somthing Good”. Details here

- The Folk Informal in Sydney has announced their September lineup including Imogen Bel, Amela, Black River Bell and Angharad Drake. Details here

- Bear’s Den have announced the full details of their debut album Islands. Details here

- Brisbane singer-songwriter Sahara Beck will be launching her new EP Bloom with a tour this September and October. Details here

- The Out on the Weekend festival have announced a Brisbane leg with appearances by Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, The Delines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh and Warren Earl Band. Details here

- The Gorgeous Festival in South Australia have announced their 2014 lineup including Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, The Beautiful Girls, Busby Marou, Little May, The Cairos, Elliott Brood, Kim Wempe, Tim Chaisson, Timberwolf, The Timbers, Echo & the Empress and Rin McArdle. Details here

- Wagons announced details of their Chase The Eclipse tour this September. Details here

- More artists have been added to the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) including Frank Yamma, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Marlon Williams and many more. Details here

- MoFo in Sydney announced their artists for September – Laura and Susie who are busy running around the country on their Meremba Tour along with Sydney based blues and gospel duo Golden Whistler. Details here

Releases This Week

Jay Penaflor
IncentiveJay Penaflor
Bandcamp

Bittersweet
BittersweetKasey Chambers
iTunes

Olivers Army
Nothing Ever Really Stays The SameOlivers Army
Bandcamp

Todd Sibbin
A Set Of Knives, A Pair Of PensTodd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Seek Stumble Listen Live feat. Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox

Fanny Lumsden

Tonight the very special blog Seek Stumble Listen Live will be hosting its first live multimedia event in Sydney featuring live music with a heavy dose of folk from Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox and more. It’s definitely a great way to see in the weekend.

Friday 29th August – The Corner Store, Sydney, NSW
Facebook Event

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan
Friday 29th August – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 31st August – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 3rd September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 4th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 5th September – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 3rd September – – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 29th August – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 30th August – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Busking for Change feat. Josh Pyke, Urthboy
Thursday 4th September – The Roller Den, Sydney, NSW

Cat Canteri
Friday 5th September – Basement Disc’s, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th September – The Star, Yackandandah, VIC

Darren Cross
Friday 5th September – Padre, Brisbane, QLD

Jep and Dep
Friday 5th September – Padre Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Noonan w/ Jack Carty
Saturday 30th August – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD

Little Features feat. Mimi Gilbert, Lissa, Brendon Moon, Sarah Dahl, James Griffin
Saturday 30th August – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Luke Morris
Sunday 31st August – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Nova and the Experience
Friday 29th August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 30th August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Olivers Army
Friday 29th August – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Patrick James
Friday 29th August – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 30th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 4th September – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 5th September – A Music Warehouse Project, Adelaide, SA

Seek Stumble Listen Live feat. Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox
Friday 29th August – The Corner Store, Sydney, NSW

Sleepy Dreamers
Wednesday 3rd September – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Spookyland
Friday 5th September – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA

Taliska
Friday 29th August — Conservatory Café, Wyreena, VIC

The Living Room feat. Laura Zarb, Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Johnny Took (Little Bastard)
Sunday 31st August – Lewisham Hotel, Sydney

The Timbers
Friday 29th August – The World’s End, Adelaide, SA
Friday 5th September – Nelson Hotel, Nelson, VIC

Todd Sibbin and The Acadian Driftwood
Saturday 30th August – Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 4th September – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Tom West
Saturday 30th August – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 4th September – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Vance Joy
Friday 5th September – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Lakes of Pontchartrain” – Paul Brady and Andy Irvine

This week I fell down a Paul Brady and Andy Irvine youtube hole which I’m yet to crawl out of. Apologies if this sends you down a similar hole.

Sydney’s MoFo at the Gaelic Club Announces September Lineup

Laura and Susie
Image Courtesy of Laura and Susie

Sydney’s favourite modern folk night MoFo returns this September with a couple of super excited acts to present to you.

Jumping up on the MoFo stage next month will be Timber and Steel favourites Laura and Susie who are busy running around the country on their Meremba Tour along with Sydney based blues and gospel duo Golden Whistler.

MoFo takes place on Friday 12th September at The Gaelic Club in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The night will kick off at 7:30pm with tickets just $20 ($15 student concession). For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Announces Second Round of Artists for 2014

Frank Yama
Image Courtesy of Frank Yama

The second round of artists have just been added to the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) and they’re just as exciting as the first round.

Joining the likes of Ash Grunwald and Nahko and Medicine for the People will be Frank Yamma, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Marlon Williams and many more.

The AWME takes place across four days in Melbourne from the 13th to 16th November. The full second announcement is below:

Frank Yamma, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Glenn Skuthorpe, Bongeziwe Mabandla, BONJAH, Bustamento, Black Indie, Finding Albert, Santa Taranta, Louis Baker, Batucada Sound Machine, Tha Feelstyle, Radical Son, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Hailey Cramer, Marlon Williams, Benny Walker, Mighty Duke & The Lords and The Ska Vendors.

Wagons Announce Chase The Eclipse Tour

Wagons
Image Courtesy of Wagons

Wagons have announced plans to hit the road following the release of their new sigle “Chase The Eclipse”. The band are coming off the back of a hugely successful international tour and the release of their latest album Acid Rain and Sugar Cane so are pretty pumped to get out in front of Australian audiences again.

Check out the full list of dates for the tour below:

Thursday 25th September – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Friday 26th September – Under the Clothesline, Perth, WA
Saturday 27th September – Wave Rock Festival, WA
Monday 3rd November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th November – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

The Gorgeous Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Xavier Rudd
Image Courtesy of Xavier Rudd

The Gorgeous Festival is set to hit South Australia’s McLaren Vale this November and they’ve just announced one killer lineup.

Headed up by Xavier Rudd, The Waifs and The Beautiful Girls the Gorgeous Festival will also feature Busby Marou, Little May, The Cairos, Elliott Brood, Kim Wempe, Tim Chaisson, Timberwolf, The Timbers, Echo & the Empress and Rin McArdle. How’s that for special?

The festival takes place at Serafino Winery on the 28th and 29th November this year.

“Each year since our inception we’ve managed to secure fantastic musicians and we’re very excited to announce that, again this year, we have some of Australia’s leading soulful singers and songwriters heading to Gorgeous,” festival director Alistair Cranney says. “While we’ve always incorporated premium regional food and wine into our offering, we’re going one step further this year by introducing ‘Gorgeous Table’ on the Friday evening, details of which will be announced soon. As with other years, we’ll also be featuring live visual artists, exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and the wine tasting tent, plus a crèche where parents can drop off their children who will then be kept entertained with all sorts of kids’ activities.”

To find out more about the festival and to get you hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Out on the Weekend Announces Brisbane Show

Out on the Weekend
Image Courtesy of Out on the Weekend

The announcements connected with the upcoming Out on the Weekend Festival in Victoria just keep coming! The latest news is that along with the show at Seaworks Williamstown and the various headline sideshows around the country, Out on the Weekend will also be heading north for a big festival show at The Brightside in Brisbane.

The show will feature some of the best in Americana and folk including Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, The Delines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh and Warren Earl Band and will take place on the 26th October.

For more details check out the official site here.

Sahara Beck Announce EP Launch Tour

Sahara Beck
Image Courtesy of Sahara Beck

Sahara Beck is a singer-songwriter from Brisbane who is gearing up to release her second EP Bloom this October. To celebrate the EP Beck has announced plans to head out on tour through September and October taking in dates from Queensland through to South Australia.

Check out the full list of dates and Sahara Beck’s new video “Brother Sister” below:

Saturday 13th September – The Originals Music Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sunday 14th September – The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Wednesday 17th September – Sunshine Coast University, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sunday 28th September – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd October – Studio 188, Ipswich, QLD
Friday 10th October – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 16th October – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th October – Cambridge Side Bar, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18th October – RAD, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 24th October – The Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 25th October – Babushka, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 1st November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Bear’s Den Announce Details of Their Debut Album

Bear's Den
Image Courtesy of Bear’s Den

England’s Bear’s Den already have a couple of impressive EPs under their belts so the next logical step is to release a debut album. The album in question is titled Islands and is due for release on the 21st October. Made up of tracks from their EPs including “Agape” and “Isaac”, Islands also includes a bunch of new tracks.

Check out the full track listing and a live acoustic video of “Bad Blood” below:

1. Agape
2. The Love We Stole
3. Above the Clouds of Pompeii
4. Isaac
5. Think of England
6. Magdalene
7. When You Break
8. Stubborn Beast
9. Elysium
10. Bad Blood

FBi Social’s Folk Informal Announces September Lineup

Imogen Bel
Image Courtesy of Imogen Bel

It’s almost September so it’s time to start getting excited as the lineups to our favourite regular monthly nights are revealed. The first cab off the rank is Sydney’s Folk Informal which will hit town on Thursday 11th September.

This month’s Folk Informal will feature some very talented folks including Imogen Bel (above), Amela, Black River Bell and Angharad Drake.

The Folk Informal takes place at FBi Social in Sydney’s Kings Cross on Thursday 14th August. Doors open at 8pm with tickets just $10. Check out the set times below – the official Facebook event has more information here.

8:30pm – Imogen Bel
9:20pm – Amela
10:10pm – Black River Bell
11:00pm – Angharad Drake

Watch the New Ryan Adams Video “Gimme Something Good”

Ryan Adams
Image Courtesy of Ryan Adams

With his new album out on the 9th September, Ryan Adams is already getting fans excited with the release of his brand new video “Gimme Something Good”. We’re hearing lots of buzz about the self-titled album and if this track is anything to go by it’s going to be good. Check out the video below:

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