November 27, 2014 at 10:52 (News, Video News)
Tags: aldous harding, alt country, folk music
Image Courtesy of Aldous Harding
If you’re a fan of antipodean alt-country then you’ll have no doubt stumbled across Aldous Harding. The New Zealand singer-songwriter has been making waves throughout 2014 with her self titled album and is definitely an artist to watch.
Aldous Harding’s new video is “No Peace” which was directed by Martin Sagadin. Check it out below:
November 27, 2014 at 09:39 (News, Video News)
Tags: emmy the great, folk music
Image Courtesy of Emmy The Great
Emmy The Great’s fantastic new single “Swimming Pool” now has an eery new video, described as “A hologram’s final interaction with its owner”. The track is the first new Emmy The Great song in a while and is taken from her January 26th EP S.
Check out the video for “Swimming Pool” below:
November 25, 2014 at 12:50 (News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, little bastard
Image Courtesy of Little Bastard
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
November 25, 2014 at 08:42 (News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, slow club
Image Courtesy of Slow Club
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
November 24, 2014 at 12:20 (News, Video News)
Tags: ben howard, folk music
Image Courtesy of Ben Howard
For his latest video UK singer-songwriter Ben Howard has stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut. The video is for the song “I Forget Where We Were”, the title track from his brand new new album.
Check out “I Forget Where We Were” below:
Ben Howard will be back in Australia for Bluesfest next year and has a sideshow planned at the Sydney Opera House on the 29th March.
November 21, 2014 at 12:00 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, hozier
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Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has released a video to yet another track from his self-titled album. The new track is “From Eden” – check out the video below:
November 21, 2014 at 08:25 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, jose gonzalez
Image Courtesy of José González
The new single from José González, “Every Age”, now has a stunning video courtesy of directors Simon Morris & Chris Higham. The video takes José González fans to space for an unique perspective on the world and his music.
“Every Age” is taken from José González’s upcoming album Vestiges & Claws. Check out the video below:
November 20, 2014 at 12:54 (News, Video News)
Tags: bellowhead, folk music, levellers
Image Courtesy of Levellers
After revealing collaborations with Imelda May, Frank Turner, Bellowhead and Billy Bragg for their new Greatest Hits album, folk rock legends Levellers have rounded out their new videos with a new versions of “Just The One” featuring Timber and Steel favourites Bellowhead.
“As a Levellers fan myself from way back it’s a thrill that we’ve have been asked to do this,” Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden explained. “Levellers and Bellowhead collaborating on a song about drinking. Who would have thought it!?”
Check out the video for “Just The One” below:
November 19, 2014 at 09:33 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, the april maze
Image Courtesy of The April Maze
After spending the northern summer overseas The April Maze are very firmly back on Australian shores and they’ve just released their new video “I’ve Seen The Rain”. The track is taken from The April Maze’s 2014 album Sleeping Storm and was directed by Darion Leigh.
“Way back in 2003 (long before Sivan and I had met) I was living on the breadline in Brighton, England – A laborer by day and a pizza chef by night,” Todd from The April Maze explained. “Living at the local backpackers was running out of charm, so some friends and I found a house sit up the road. Great memories and good times. The owner of the house went by the name of Mr Darion Leigh – an animator and film maker. He was a great bloke. He and his wife even let us stay on for a bit after they came back from their travels. I will never forget the night that my mate (who shall remain anonymous) came back after a night on the town – he was so drunk that he’d forgotten that Darion and his wife were back and he went upstairs and crawled into their bed – while they were asleep! It didn’t go down so well and I didn’t think Darion would ever want to make contact with us riff-raff again. I certainly didn’t think that he would get in touch almost 10 years later to say he loved The April Maze’s music and would like to make a video clip with us, but he did.”
Check out the video for “I’ve Seen The Rain” below:
November 18, 2014 at 09:06 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, thom lion, thom lion and the tamers
Image Courtesy of Thom Lion & The Tamers
The brand new video from Adelaide band Thom Lion & The Tamers, “Fruition”, dropped last week and we’re big fans! Directed by longtime Timber and Steel friend Kieran Ellis-Jones the is basically a documentary of what happens when you send folk singers to the gym. Basically.
Check out the video for “Fruition” below: