March 7, 2014 at 13:13 (News, Video News)
Tags: boat to row, folk music
Image Courtesy of Boat to Row
Boat to Row are an indie-folk quintet from Birmingham in the UK who have been building quite a reputation on the live scene there for the last couple of years. Boat to Row crossed the Timber and Steel desk after releasing their brand new single and video “Tightrope”. The single was released on the band’s fledgling label Nocturne Records and is really sweet – we think you’re going to really like it!
Check out the video for “Tightrope” below:
March 7, 2014 at 12:19 (News, Video News)
Tags: diane cluck, folk music
Image Courtesy of Diane Cluck
When I first started discovering the artists that were coming out of the nu-folk, freak-folk and anti-folk scene in the last decade the name that always popped up as a major influence for these singers and songwriters was Diane Cluck. Coming to prominence in New York in the early 2000s, Cluck paved the way for so many folk-influenced indie-minded artists in both the US and the UK.
It’s been eight year’s since Diane Cluck’s last album but she’s just released Boneset on the Tuesday 4th March (you can stream the full thing here). The first single and video from Boneset is “Sara” – check out the video below:
March 7, 2014 at 10:12 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, lachlan bryan, the wildes
Image Courtesy of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
The rise of Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes continues with the release of their brand new video “Black Coffee”. Having successfully launched their Golden Guitar winning album of the same name in Melbourne last week, and a bunch of play on the country music TV and radio stations, “Black Coffee” is the next step in Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes’ domination of the alt-country scene.
Check out the video for “Black Coffee” below:
March 6, 2014 at 12:44 (News, Video News)
Tags: boy outside, emma davis, folk music, the british blues
Image Courtesy of The British Blues
The highly anticipated debut single from The British Blues, “2001″, made its way online yesterday complete with a slightly surreal video directed by Sam Brumby. Check it out below:
Timber and Steel are presenting The British Blues’ official launch of “2001″ with a show at Hibernian House in Sydney on Friday 21st March. The show will be supported by Boy Outside and Emma Davis – for more information check out the official Facebook event here.
March 6, 2014 at 11:38 (News, Video News)
Tags: chris isaak, folk music, timberwolf
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Adelaide folk singer-songwriter Timberwolf has just spent February touring around the country, finishing up at the Apollo Bay Music Festival. While he’s been touring he’s managed to release a video covering Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” that is so good we just had to share. Check it out below:
March 5, 2014 at 13:07 (News, Video News)
Tags: ben hunter and joe seamons, carolina chocolate drops, dom flemons
Image Courtesy of Dom Flemons
Did you catch Dom Flemons when he was in the country this January? By all reports he was amazing as always – somehow I managed to miss every single one of his shows despite being a regular at the Sydney Festival and the Illawarra Folk Festival.
Since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops last year Dom Flemons has been building on his reputation as a solo performer. He’s also put together a new trio with roots musicians Ben Hunter (fiddle) and Joe Seamons (guitar). Their first single together is “Po’ Black Sheep”, a song from the black stringband tradition via Frazier & Patterson and later covered by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Take a listen below:
March 4, 2014 at 14:32 (Album News, News, Video News)
Tags: americana, folk music, megan cooper, phil smith
Image Courtesy of Phil Smith
Brisbane based Americana singer-songwriter Phil Smith has just announced the release of his new album Year of Dog. Billed as a “tribute to the melancholy and mad moments of his life”, Year of Dog is Phil Smith’s third full length album.
“The album is a tribute to a faith of sorts,” Smith explains. “Death, loss, love are all inescapable parts of life and along the way, I’ve learnt a lot about people and why they act the way they do. And I’ve learnt a lot about myself. This album is a summary of all of that.”
Phil Smith will be launching Year of the Dog at a very special gig at The Old Museum on the 8th of March with Megan Cooper in support – check out the details here.
To get a taster of the album take a listen to the single “Homeward Bound” below:
March 4, 2014 at 13:11 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, mustered courage
Image Courtesy of Mustered Courage
Melbourne newgrass four-piece Mustered Courage return this week with the video to their track “Powerlines”, the titled track of their latest album. Beautifully animated by Melbourne based artist named Simon Howe, the video takes the steampunk inspired cover art from Powerlines to a whole new level.
Check it out below:
March 3, 2014 at 13:43 (News, Video News)
Tags: cocos lovers, folk music
Image Courtesy of Cocos Lovers
“Walk Among The Ghosts” is the latest single and video from UK eight piece Cocos Lovers. The track is taken from Cocos Lovers’ brand new album Gold Or Dust – check out the video below:
February 28, 2014 at 11:29 (News, Video News)
Tags: exaudi youth choir, folk music, horns of leroy, roscoe james irwin, sideshow alley
Image Courtesy of Sideshow Alley
Shot as the sun came up over the Yarra River after White Night Melbourne, the latest video from Sideshow Alley features Roscoe James Irwin. Irwin performs his track “Bottles of June” with backing from the Horns of Leroy and the Exaudi Youth Choir, giving the track an epic sound. Check out the video below: