US Duo Ari & Mia Announce Australian Tour with the Lucy Wise Trio

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Boston based Americana sister act Ari & Mia are heading our way this September and have announced a tour with Melbourne’s very own Lucy Wise Trio. Ari & Mia are well known back in their home country for their interpretations of the American tradition and Australian audiences are in for a treat.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Monday 15th September – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 16th September – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 17th September – Mechanics Institute Hall, Moruya, NSW
Thursday 18th September – House Concert, Araluen, NSW
Friday 19th September – Mofo at The Crate, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th September – The Old Gazette Theatre, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 21st September – The Danish Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Audreys Announce NSW Duo Shows

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Our favourite folkies The Audreys will be stripping down to duo mode with a series of shows through NSW from this week. The Audreys have been busy touring their latest album Til My Tears Roll Away and are promising some special performances as they bring their new music to both urban and regional NSW.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 2nd September – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW
Thursday 4th September – Old Bank Restaurant, Dubbo, NSW
Friday 5th September – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Saturday 6th September – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 7th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Wagons Announce Chase The Eclipse Tour

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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

Sahara Beck Announce EP Launch Tour

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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

Husky Announce Details of Their New Album

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If you’ve been lucky enough to see Husky at any of their recent shows or you’ve been digging their new single “I’m Not Coming Back” then you’re no doubt excited about the prospect of a new album from the Melbourne indie-folkers. Well that new album is titled Ruckers Hill and is scheduled for release on the 17th October.

Ruckers Hill is the follow up to Husky’s massively successful debut Forever So and was written by frontman Husky Gawenda “in a small, moonlit room at the back of his house”.

To celebrate the album’s release Husky will be heading out on tour this November and December. The full list of dates are below:

Friday 7th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 8th November – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 13th November – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 16th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 21st November – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 22nd November – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 23rd November – Mullum Music Fest, Mullumbimby, NSW
Wednesday 26th November – Hotel New York, Launceston, TAS
Thursday 27th November – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 28th November – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 29th November – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Fest, VIC
Thursday 4th December – Dunsborough Hotel, Dunsborough, WA
Friday 5th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 6th December – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 13th December – Studio Theatre, Darwin, NT

The Festival of Small Halls Announces Queensland Spring Tour

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The fantastic regional concert series, Festival of Small Halls, will kick off again this October with a bunch of dates around Queensland. The concert tour brings music to the stunning small country halls that dot our national and will this time around feature Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Brown and Australia festival favourites The Mae Trio.

“I am so excited to be performing as part of the Festival of Small Halls tour,” Andy Brown said. “Playing intimate venues is what I love to do most. I find that the words and meaning of a song are somehow more honest, and more deeply felt in the ‘pin-drop’ settings that the Festival of Small Halls tour is chock full of. Couple that with the opportunity to perform with the wonderfully talented ladies that make up The Mae Trio, and sandwich the tour between two amazing festivals in Caloundra and Mullumbimby, and that’s definitely 7 incredible weeks ahead. In other words, I can’t wait to share my words and music, both old and new, with the beautiful folks in my home away from home, Australia.”

The Festival of Small Halls kicks off at the Caloundra Music Festival before finishing up at the Mullum Music Festival. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 2nd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Friday 3rd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Saturday 4th October – Wolvi, QLD
Sunday 5th October – Maryborough, QLD
Thursday 9th October – Childers, QLD
Friday 10th October – Sandgate, QLD
Saturday 11th October – Cambooya, QLD
Sunday 12th October – Forest Hill, QLD
Thursday 16th October – Harrisville, QLD
Friday 17th October – Mt Tamborine, QLD
Saturday 18th October – Tenterfield, NSW
Sunday 19th October – Eudlo, QLD
Friday 31st October – Isisford, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Winton, QLD
Sunday 2nd November – Barcaldine, QLD
Friday 7th November – Cunnamulla, QLD
Saturday 8th November – Mitchell, QLD
Sunday 9th November – Charleville, QLD
Thursday 13th November – Chinchilla, QLD
Friday 14th November – St George, QLD
Saturday 15th November – Texas, QLD
Sunday 16th November – Nerang, QLD
Thursday 20th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 21st November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Sunday 23rd November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Watch the New Arbori Video “Walls”

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Arbori’s new folk/hip-hop fusion track “Walls” now has a brand new video which shows off just how talented frontman Steven Barnard is. Known for his dance skills almost as much as his skills as a singer-songwriter, the video showcases Barnard moving to his own music as well as a cameo from rapper Jess Santosa. Check out the video below:

“Walls” is available as a free download from Arbori’s Bandcamp for a limited time only.

Missy Higgins Announces Tour and New Video

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With her new covers album OZ due for release on the 19th September it was inevitable that we’d also see a tour from Missy Higgins. And that tour kicks off this September with dates all around the country, including a huge amount of regional shows. Check out the dates below:

Saturday 20th September – Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD
Tuesday 23rd September – TECC, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 24th September – MECC – Plenary Halls A&B, Mackay, QLD
Friday 26th September – The Events Centre Theatre, Caloundra, QLD
Saturday 27th September – BCEC – Great Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 28th September – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Tuesday 30th September – GCAC – Arts Theatre, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 1st October – Lismore City Hall – Churchill Auditorium, Lismore, NSW
Friday 3rd October – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 4th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 6th October – The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
Tuesday 7th October – Joan Sutherland PAC – Concert Hall, Penrith, NSW
Thursday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 11th October – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 12th October – The Cube, Wodonga, VIC
Wednesday 15th October – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
Thursday 16th October – Crown Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 18th October – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 19th October – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA
Wednesday 22nd October – Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT
Saturday 25th October – AEC – Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 29th October – Regent Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

To get you ready for the album and the tour Missy Higgins has just released the new video for her stunning version of “Shark Fin Blues”. Check it out here:

Yuko Nishiyama Releases Debut Album and Announces Tour

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Melbourne singer-songwriter Yuko Nishiyama has just released her debut album Parade and has been playing a bunch of shows to launch it. Parade has already been getting a plenty of praise from artists and media around the country.

Take a listen to the title single below along with the remaining dates for Yuko Nishiyama’s launch shows:

Friday 22nd August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Olivers Army Announce Album Launch Tour

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Having announced plans to release their debut album Nothing Ever Really Stays The Same on the 29th August, newly Melbournised five piece Olivers Army will hit the road for a launch tour.

The tour is set to take in shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Ballarat and their original home town of Adelaide. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 29th August – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th September – Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 20th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 10th October – Jive, Adelaide, SA

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