Little Bastard Announce 2015 Tour and New Video “Desert Roller”

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Sydney alt-country-rock band Little Bastard have been off the road for the last few months and they’re itching to get back out there. Little Bastard have announced a national tour for February and March next year before they start work on their next album.

The tour kicks off in Sydney and then makes it’s way through the country, finished up in Fremantle. Check out the full list of dates below as well as their brand new video “Desert Roller”:

Friday 13th February – Dues Ex Machina, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th February – Kyneton Music Festival, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 21st February – Party In The Paddock Festival, TAS
Thursday 5th March – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Friday 6th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 7th March – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA

Paolo Nutini Announces Bluesfest Sideshows

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Paolo Nutini is an artist that will not be confined by genre. A quick search on Youtube for the Scottish singer-songwriter will reveal a career peppered with rock, pop, blues, Americana, folk and trad. When he’s in the country for Bluesfest next year he’ll be touring his soul and funk infused album Caustic Love – but don’t be surprised if you hear a little bit of everything in his live show.

While he’s in the country for Bluesfest Paolo Nutini has also announced sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 31st March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 1st April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Slow Club Announce Australian Tour Dates

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When we first started writing Timber and Steel almost five years ago now UK duo Slow Club were the new darlings on the UK nu-folk scene. In the years since they’ve moved away from the folk side of music to a more electronic and rock sound, but at their core has always been the amazing harmonies that first attracted our attention.

Slow Club are heading back to Australia this January and while they may not be “folk” enough for Timber and Steel anymore we’re still going to recommend heading out and seeing them. Check out the full list of dates and their new video “Everything is New” below:

Thursday 15th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th January – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17th January – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale Announce Very Special Canberra Show

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The Fitters’ Workshop in Canberra is a building known for it’s amazingly clear, resonant acoustics and they’re opening their doors to The Spooky Men’s Chorale next week, inviting in folk music for the first time. The Spooky Men’s Chorale will be “undertaking a full scale acoustic evaluation” of the venue with their very special brand of deadpan a cappella music that has delighted fans around the world.

The show will take place on Saturday 22nd November at The Fitters’ Workshop in Canberra and will kick off at 2pm – for more details check out the official Facebook event here. The Spooky Men’s Chorale also have a couple of New South Wales shows planned in the lead up to their Canberra gig. The full list of dates are below:

Thursday 20th November – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st November – Milton Theatre, South Coast, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – The Fitters’ Workshop, Canberra, ACT

Listen to the New Betty & Oswald Single “Fragile Little Lover”

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Sydney folk, jazz and acoustic duo Betty & Oswald this week debuted their brand new single “Fragile Little Lover”. For the last few months it feels like Betty & Oswald have been absolutely everywhere around the Sydney scene and the jazz-blues goodness of the new single is only going to turn a few more heads.

Take a listen to “Fragile Little Lover” below:

To celebrate the release of “Fragile Little Lover” Betty & Oswald will be playing a launch show at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney on Saturday the 15th November followed by a series of shows up and down the east coast finishing at the Woodford Folk Festival. Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 15th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st November – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 27th November – Babushka, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 4th December – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 6th December – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 7th December – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 11th December – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Peregian Originals, Peregian Beach, QLD
Sunday 14th December – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th December to Thursday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Rodrigo y Gabriela Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

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Acoustic rockers Rodrigo y Gabriela have long been lauded as a must see live act, and given their proclivity towards visiting our shores there’s a good chance you can attest to that. In 2015 Rodrigo y Gabriela will be back in Australia for Bluesfest and they have this week announced a couple of sideshows while they’re in the country.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 7th April – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th April – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

The Company Announce Tour With The Kruger Brothers

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Renowned American bluegrass trio The Kruger Brothers will be making their Australian debut this month and they’re taking The Company along for the ride. The award winning trio have announced only a handful of shows and all of them are in Queensland so if you’re not local you better get your flights booked.

Check out the full list of The Kruger Brothers’ dates, featuring The Company in support, below:

Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Samford Hall, Samford, QLD
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD
Sunday 7th December – Ocean View Winery, Mt Mee, QLD

Jake Shimabukuro Announces Bluefest Sideshows

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I first saw ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro at Bluefest quite a number of years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. Shimabukuro is returning to our shores for Bluefest again next year and has announced some headline tour dates to go along with it.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 2nd April – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 5th April – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Monday 6th April – Lizottes, Central Coast, NSW
Wednesday 8th April – Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW
Thursday 9th April – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 10th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Timberwolf Releases New Track “It Burns” and Announces Tour

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Adelaide singer-songwriter Chris Panousakis, AKA Timberwolf, has been getting quite bit of buzz on the interwebs lately and it’s well deserved. His latest single is the folk-rock “It Burns” which you can stream below:

To celebrate the release of “It Burns” Timberwolf has announced a bunch of tour dates including appearances at Festival Of The Sun, AWME, Gorgeous Festival and more. Check out the full list of dates here:

Thursday 6th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 15th November – AWME, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 4th December – Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 10th December – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 12th December – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 19th December – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 24th December – Ballarat Beer Festival, City Oval, Ballarat, VIC

David Gray Announces Bluesfest Sideshows

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Having just released his new album Mutineers and being announced on the Bluesfest lineup for 2015 David Gray has now added a couple of headline shows while he’s in the country. These will be David Gray’s first Australian shows since 2009 and are guaranteed to sell out.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 1st Arpil – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th April – Palais, Melbourne, VIC

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