Richard Thompson Announces Full Australian Tour Dates

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Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson will be gracing our shores next year for the Port Fairy Folk Festival, and now he’s added Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney shows as well. Thompson will be touring with his Electric Trio through March – check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 4th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 5th March – Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – City Recital Centre, Sydney, NSW

Details of the New Sarah Humphreys Album New Moon

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Earlier this week we brought you “Take Your Time” the new video from Central Coast singer-songwriter Sarah Humphreys. The track is the first taste of Humphreys’ upcoming album New Moon which is due for release on the 14th November.

New Moon was produced by the one and only Kasey Chambers. “Kasey I knew I could trust with my songs,” Sarah Humphreys explained. “She knows me – she knows my songs. I didn’t want to entrust them all to some guy I don’t know.”

“I called it New Moon because the songs are influenced by the cycles of life; it’s how things work,” she added. “Every month, the moon goes from new to full and you have that dark phase, but you always come out of it, into the light. I’m just embracing those changes.”

To celebrate the release of New Moon Sarah Humphreys has a handful of shows planned for November and December – check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 16th November – The Cheese Factory, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 20th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 10th December – Country & Inner Western @ GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Marlon Williams Announces Headline Band Shows

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Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Marlon Williams has been everywhere this year – and that is set to continue with the announcement of his first full band headline shows and festival appearances.

Williams has been sitting atop must-watch lists in the folk, country and indie media for sometime and I’ve seen his live shows reduce audiences to tears. These upcoming shows are not to be missed.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 2nd November – Jamgrass Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th November – AWME @ Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November – Mullumbimby Music Festival, NSW
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December – Meredith Music Festival, VIC

Hat Fitz and Cara Announce Do Tell Tour

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Folk-blues duo Hat Fitz and Cara have just released their new album Do Tell and have plans to head out on tour this November. If you haven’t seen these guys live then you need to do yourself a favour and get out to one of their gigs – Hat Fitz and Cara have honed an impressive live show over years of gigging around the world.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 6th November – SOL Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 7th November – The J, Noosa Junction, QLD
Friday 14th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Katoomba RSL Club, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 16th November – The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – The Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
Thursday 27th November – The New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Basement @ Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD

Conor Oberst Announces Australian Tour With The Felice Brothers

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Renowned singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has announced plans to return to Australia for a tour in February and March next year. As well as a spot at Golden Plains, Oberst will be taking in shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Thirroul. Joining him on the tour will be acclaimed US folk/rock band The Felice Brothers.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 25th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 26th February – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 28th February – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 4th March – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 5th March – Anitas, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 6th March – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 8th March – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, VIC

First Aid Kit Announce 2015 Australian Tour and New Video “Stay Gold”

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First Aid Kit must really love Australia! The Swedish Americana duo will be heading our way again next March with plans for shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as well as an appearance at WOMADelaide.

The full list of dates are below:

Friday 6th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 6th to Monday 9th – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 10th March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 11th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

First Aid Kit have also just released their brand new video “Stay Gold” which you can check out here:

The Davidson Brothers Announce November Residency and Show With Special Consensus

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Bluesgrass duo The Davidson Brothers have just returned home after a successful tour of the US. To celebrate their return The Davidson Brothers have announced a November residency at The B-East in Melbourne as well as a one off show with USA based bluegrassers Special Consensus.

The residency will take place every Sunday in November from this weekend. The Davidson Brothers’ show with Special Consensus will hit The Northcote Social Club on Monday 17th November – check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 2nd November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 16th November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 17th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to The Tiger & Me’s New Single “Call Me On Your Own”

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Melbourne five-piece The Tiger & Me have debuted their rocking new sound with the brand new single “Call Me On Your Own”. The folk-rockers have a brand new album due in early 2015 and “Call Me On Your Own” is our first taster – check it out below:

To launch the new single The Tiger & Me has shows planned in both Sydney and Melbourne. Check out the dates below:

Friday 7th November – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th November – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC

The Bearded Gypsy Band Announce New EP and Launch Tour

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Adelaide experimental folk quartet The Bearded Gypsy Band recently released their brand new EP Leaving Town and are about to hit the road to officially launch it in a series of shows this November. Leaving Town hit stores late last month following the band’s succesful tour of Canada.

The Bearded Gypsy Band will be launching Leaving Town in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as appearing at a handful of regional festival dates in the coming months. Check out the full list of upcoming shows below:

Saturday 1st November – Nexus, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th November – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th November – Tell Tale and Vine, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 4th December – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Sookie Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th December – Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th December – Golgong Folk Festival, Gulgong, NSW

The Wilson Pickers Reunite with Series of Special Shows

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When I interviewed Sime Nugent from Sweet Jean a couple of months ago he mentioned afterwards to expect to see some announcements from his other band., The Wilson Pickers, towards the end of the year. And I’ve kept quiet about it until now, with the announcement this week of The Wilson Pickers reuniting for a series of shows this November.

These shows will be The Wilson Pickers’ first since their appearance at Bluesfest 2013. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 14th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 15th November – Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
Sunday 16th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

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