Watch the New Kasey Chambers Video “Bittersweet” Feat. Bernard Fanning

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The latest video from Kasey Chambers’ new album Bittersweet is the title track and features Chambers collaborating than none other than Bernard Fanning. The video was directed by Renny Wijeyamohan – check it out below:

Watch the New Video From The Company, “The Red Bow”

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Brisbane-based bluegrass quartet The Company this week released a new live video for their track “The Red Bow”. The track is taken from the band’s new album Trouble – check out the video below:

Watch Eddie Berman and Laura Marling Cover “Like A Rolling Stone”

Laura Marling
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The latest collaboration between singer-songwriters Eddie Berman and Laura Marling is on a reimagined cover of the Dylan classic “Like A Rolling Stone”. The track is the second time we’ve seen Berman and Marling collaborate with their version of “Dancing in the Dark” hitting youtube last year.

“Like A Rolling Stone” is taken from Eddie Berman’s upcoming album Polyhymnia (due on the 21st October) and is currently available as a free download from his Facebook page. Check out the video below:

Watch the New Rosie Catalano Video “Hearts” feat. Jack Carty

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Earlier this year Sydney singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite Rosie Catalano was chosen by triple j Unearthed as one of the NIDA competition winners. The competition saw directing students from NIDA creating videos for the winners, including Catalano, with the finished videos premiering on Rage last weekend.

Rosie Catalano’s beautiful track “Hearts”, featuring backing vocals from Jack Carty, was the track given the brand new video from directing student Heather Fairbairn. Check it out below:

Rosie Catalano and fellow winner Julia Why? will be officially launching their videos at The Vanguard in Sydney on Wednesday 8th October. The night will feature their videos on the big screen and a Q&A with the filmmakers led by Timber and Steel’s very own Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

And for more on the triple j Unearthed NIDA winners, and to check out their videos, visit the Unearthed site here.

Jep and Dep Release New Single, Announce Debut Album and Tour

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Ever prolific Syndey folk-noir duo Jep and Dep have had a big week with the announcement of their debut album, a brand new single and video and a bunch of tour dates.

The album is titled Word Got Out and is due for release on the 23rd October this year. The lead single from Word Got Out is “Granted” which has a gorgeous black and white video:

To celebrate the release of Word Got Out Jep and Dep will be hitting the road this October and November with a bunch of dates. Check out the full list of shows below:

Thursday 23rd October – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th October – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Saturday 25th October – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st October – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Jet Black Cat Music, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th November – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 14th  November – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 30th November – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th December – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

Video Premiere: Ruby Boots “Oh, Lover”

Ruby Boots
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Timber and Steel are super proud to be premeire the gorgeous new clip from WA alt-country singer Ruby Boots. Directed by Polly Snowden and shot in Queensland while Ruby Boots was in Brisbane tearing up the stages of BIGSOUND 2014, the video is for the new single “Oh, Lover” taken from the self titled EP released earlier this year.

We think this video and track are something special so you should check it out below:

I was lucky enough to catch Ruby Boots a number of times over BIGSOUND (which is one of the reasons I was so keen to debut this video) and I have to say she’s pretty amazing live. So you should get out their and catch her at one of her upcoming shows – Ruby Boots will be supporting Nikki Lane and The Delines on their upcoming Australian tour dates and also has a couple of shows of her own in the pipeline. The full list of dates are here:

Wednesday 1st October – Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill, VIC
Friday 10th October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC (w/ James Kenyon)
Saturday 18th October – Darebin Music Feast, Northcote, VIC (w/ The Wilson Pickers)
Tuesday 21st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW (w/ Nikki Lane and The Delines)
Wednesday 22nd October – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC (w/ Nikki Lane and The Delines)
Thursday 23rd October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC (w/ Nikki Lane and The Delines)

Watch the New All Our Exes Live In Texas Video “Tell Me”

All Our Exes
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Ok, we have to say we love this new video from All Our Exes Live In Texas. Of course the track, “Tell Me”, is easily one of my favourite of the year, but the video directed by Sam Brumby just takes it to a new level.

Starring musicians Jake Stone (Bluejuice) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), actor Jackson Gallagher (Home and Away) and Comedian/actor Lawrence Leung as the Exes, the video is hilarious and is a must watch for you today. Check it out below:

All Our Exes Live In Texas will be touring their “Tell Me” through October. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 9th October – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th October – Main Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Sunday 12th October – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 15th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 16th October – The Courthouse, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 17th October – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 18th October – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW
Friday 24th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th October – Katoomba RSL, Blue Mountains, NSW
Sunday 26th October – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Watch Levellers Collaborate with Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Imelda May

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Next week legendary British folk-rock band Levellers will be releasing their brand new greatest hits double album and DVD set featuring all of the bands singles and videos. As well as the band’s singles the album will also feature new versions of classic tracks with collaborations from Imelda May, Frank Turner, Bellowhead and Billy Bragg.

Three of the four collaborations are already on Youtube (we’re just waiting on the Bellowhead track) and we thought we’d collect them here. Enjoy!

Watch the New Lindi Ortega Video “Lived And Died Alone”

Lindi Ortega
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I was lucky enough to catch Lindi Ortega when she was in Australia earlier this year and can see exactly why she’s one of the most buzz worthy artists in the world right now. The latest single from her amazing album Tin Star is “Lived And Died Alone” which comes with a fantastic new video which you can check out here:

Lindi Ortega will be back in Australia this October for the Out On The Weekend festival and supporting Justin Townes Earle on his side shows. Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 11th October – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 12th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 15th October – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th October – Out On The Weekend, VIC
Sunday 19th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Wednesday 22nd October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Watch the New Hattie Briggs Video “Old Eyes”

Hattie Briggs
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I think you’re going to be hearing a lot from Hattie Briggs. The English singer-songwriter was nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2014 and has been scoring some pretty sweet festival spots and supports in the UK.

Her new single is “Old Eyes” which has a nice, simple video to go along with it. Check out Hattie Briggs’ “Old Eyes” below:

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