Watch the New Conor Oberst Video “You Are My Mother’s Child”

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The latest single from Conor Oberst’s new album Upside Down Mountain is the stripped back “You Are My Mother’s Child” which has a really sweet new video. Check it out below:

Timber and Steel Premiere: Ollie Brown’s New Video “Oak Hill”

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Timber and Steel are very proud to debut yet another video today, this time from Sydney’s Ollie Brown. The clip is for “Oak Hill” which is taken from Brown’s second EP Weatherboard House, which is due for release next week.

“I’d just returned home after a long summer in LA and kind of hit a wall,” Ollie Brown explained. “I remember writing the song in about 10 minutes, which is very rare for me so I recorded a demo of it as soon as I’d finished penning the last line. I carried that demo around with me for years before I brought it into the studio to record.”

Watch the video for “Oak Hill” below:

Ollie Brown will be officially launching Weatherboard House Easy Tiger in Paddington, Sydney next Thurday 31st July. Check out his official site for more details.

Timber and Steel Premiere: Tom West’s New Video “The Call”

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Timber and Steel are very proud to be premiering the brand new clip from Adelaide singer-songwriter Tom West, “The Call”. The single has already been garnering a bunch of love on the web and the national airwaves and we think with its stunning new video it’s only West is only going to gain more fans.

Check out “The Call” below:

To celebrate the release of “The Call” Tom West is heading out on tour with Todd Sibbin and The Acadian Driftwood this August and September. The full list of dates are here:

Tuesday 12th August – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 23rd August – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 24th August – Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th August – Record Crate, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th August – The Lass O Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
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
Sunday 7th September – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th September – Secret Party, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 25th September – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Download Free Demos from The Bottlers

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Sydney folk-punk eight piece The Bottlers are threatening to take their tunes into the recording studio soon, but before they do they’re giving away a couple of their demos for free. The tracks are the raucous “Blacktown” and the drunken-singalong “Golden Boys” and you can listen to them both below (and download them directly from Soundcloud here). But get in quick as they won’t be available online for free for long:

Listen to the New Joel Barker Single “City”

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Perth singer-songwriter Joel Barker has just released his brand new single “City”. The single is taken from Barker’s upcoming album Beyond the Crows which he recorded in London over six months last year when visiting his folk-singing sister Emily Barker (who also provides backing vocals on “City”).

Beyond the Crows is currently scheduled to be released internationally in October this year. Joel Barker will be launching “City” at The Astor Lounge in Mt Lawley, Perth on Saturday 9th August – check out the official Facebook event here.

Take a listen to “City” below:

Listen to the New Ashleigh Mannix & Justin Carter Track “Heartbreak”

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Having spent a bunch of time touring together over the last couple of years it makes sense that singer-songwriters Ashleigh Mannix & Justin Carter get together for a brand new duo project. The first track from the Ashleigh Mannix & Justin Carter duo is the indie-folk number “Heartbreak” which you can listen to below. Stay tuned as Ashleigh Mannix & Justin Carter are threatening tour dates in the not too distant future.

Details of the New Solo Album From Steven James Adams

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When I first saw the press around the new Steven James Adams solo album I initially ignored it because of the name – House Music. I get a lot of random emails from EDM, hip hop and R&B artists looking for promotion who have obviously have never looked at Timber and Steel and have probably just plucked our details out of Hype Machine.

But then a couple of collaborations on House Music, with Timber and Steel favourites Dan Mangan and Emily Barker, caught my eye and I had to dig a little bit further.

Steven James Adams is the ex-lead singer of London rock favourites The Broken Family Band and The Singing Adams and House Music is his first solo outing. The album features a bunch of collaborations with folkies including the aforementioned Dan Mangan and Emily Barker, along with John Smith, Justin Young (The Vaccines, Jay Jay Pistolet), Martin Green (Lau) and Inge Thomson, and is due for release on the 1st September.

The full track listing is below along with a stream of the first single “How We Get Through” featuring Dan Mangan:

1. Drinking From The River
2. How We Get Through
3. Man Down
4. Tears Of Happiness
5. A Singer In A Band
6. I Can Change
7. The Volunteer
8. Fall Off The Roof
9. Wandering Hands
10. Get Over Yourself

Remembering Pete Seeger – Tribute Concert In Sydney

Pete Seeger

This Sunday the NSW Folk Federation will be hosting a very special tribute concert to Pete Seeger who sadly passed away at the beginning of this year.

Remembering Pete Seeger will be held at the Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe from 4:30pm to 7pm this Sunday and will feature performances from Bob & Margaret Fagan, Mary-Jane Field, Peter Hicks, The Lurkers, Christina Mimmocchi, Maurie Mulheron, Margaret Walters and Chris Wheeler. The second half of the concert will feature all of the performers leading a singalong of Pete’s best known songs.

Entry for the tribute is $10, or free for NSW Folk Federation members. For more information check out the official NSW Folk Federation site here.

Watch the New Caitlin Park Video “Wake Up In A Whirr”

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The latest video from Sydney folk-tronica artist Caitlin Park is “Wake Up In A Whirr”, taken from her new album The Sleeper.

“”Wake Up In A Whirr” was one of the first songs written for this album,” Park explains. “It was also the first song recorded for the album (at Damien Gerard Sound Studios), and was therefore recorded differently to most tracks. The song is about two of my friends in a very damaging relationship, a partnership I watched in all its sweet and dark natures. I suppose the lyrics cast a certain projection of my own; one steps away from the romance for their own good. It’s about bowing out with dignity.”

Check out the video below:

Caitlin Park has a couple of shows coming up in Melbourne and Brisbane – the dates are here:

Friday 1st August – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd August – The Hive, Brisbane, QLD

Roots Singer Vincent Cross Announces Australian Tour Dates

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Dublin born, Australian raised, New York City based roots singer-songwriter Vincent Cross is heading back to our fair country this week for a series of dates through the rest of July and August. This will be Cross’ first time touring Australia and he’ll be promoting his brand new album A Town Called Normal.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 25th July – The Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 27th July – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 31st July – House Concert, Wingham, NSW
Friday 1st August – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd August – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW
Sunday 3rd August – Radio Folk & Roots, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 7th August – Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone, TAS
Friday 8th August – The Gallery, Gignet, TAS
Friday 8th August – ABC Radio, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 9th August – The Royal Yacht Club, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 10th August – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 11th August – Dear Mondays, Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 12th August – Barb’s House Concert, Melbourne, Victoria
Thursday 14th August – Sutherland Acoustic Music Club, Gymea, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th August – Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club, Hornsby, NSW
Saturday 16th August – The Supper Club, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 19th August – The Bug, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 21st August – No.5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 22nd August – The Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – Troubadour Folk & Acoustic Club, Woy Woy, NSW

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