October 22, 2014 at 11:08 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, joel barker
Image Courtesy of Joel Barker
Perth singer-songwriter Joel Barker has just released the hilarious new video for his alt-country track “Casual Batman”. The track is taken from Barker’s new album Beyond the Crows which was released last week.
Check out “Casual Batman” below:
October 22, 2014 at 07:32 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, hattie briggs
Image Courtesy of Hattie Briggs
I predicted that you’d be hearing a lot more from Hattie Briggs – and lo and behold we have a brand new video. The new track is “Share Your Heart” and it’s already creating a bit of buzz on the folk blogs.
Check out the video below:
October 21, 2014 at 11:28 (News, Video News)
Tags: caitlin park, folk music, the maple trail
Image Courtesy of Caitlin Park
The brand new Caitlin Park track “Hunt for the Young” now has a brand new video. Both the track and video feature guest appearances from Aidan Roberts (The Maple Trail) – check it out below:
“Hunt for the Young” is taken from the album, The Sleeper. Caitlin Park will play a show at The Newtown Social Club on Saturday 25th October. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.
October 21, 2014 at 10:02 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, Passenger
Image Courtesy of Passenger
The latest video from Passenger is a really fun literal take on his track “27”. The track is taken from Passenger’s album Whispers and the video was shot in LA.
Check it out here:
Passenger will be touring Australia next year. The full tour dates are below:
Friday 16th January – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 17th January – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 20th January – AEC Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 22nd January – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 23rd January – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 25th January – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 27th January – Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 5th February – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Saturday 7th February – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth, WA
October 20, 2014 at 10:34 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, the staves
Image Courtesy of The Staves
The new EP from The Staves, Blood I Bled, hits Australian stores this week and to celebrate we thought we’d share the brand new video for the title track. Blood I Bled is due this Friday the 24th October – check out the video below:
October 16, 2014 at 09:36 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, harry hookey
Image Courtesy of Harry Hookey
I have to admit that I’m a little late to the party when it comes to Harry Hookey. His name keeps popping up everywhere but it wasn’t until I watched the new video for track “Where I’ll Be Found”. Now I’m hooked.
“Where I’ll Be Found” is taken from Harry Hookey’s latest album Misdiagnosed. Check out the video below:
October 15, 2014 at 13:53 (Album News, News, Video News)
Tags: bob dylan, dawes, elvis costello, folk music, jim james, marcus mumford, mumford and sons, my morning jacket, rhiannon giddens, t bone burnett, taylor goldsmith, the new basement tapes
Image Courtesy of The New Basement Tapes
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is the upcoming album that brings together a treasure trove of recently discovered lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 with icons of modern folk, roots and popular music Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons).
The group, billed as The New Basement Tapes, came together this March to put 26-year old Dylan’s words to music for the project, all produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett. The result, Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, is due for release on the 6th November. Check out the track listing here:
1. Down On The Bottom
2. Married To My Hack
3. Kansas City
4. Spanish Mary
5. Liberty Street
6. Nothing To It
7. Golden Tom – Silver Judas
8. When I Get My Hands On You
9. Duncan and Jimmy
10. Florida Key
11. Hidee Hidee Ho #11
12. Lost On The River #12
14. Card Shark
15. Quick Like A Flash
16. Hidee Hidee Ho #16
17. Diamond Ring
18. The Whistle Is Blowing
19. Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)
20. Lost On The River #20
So far four of the tracks have been revealed form the album in the form of lyric videos and we thought we’d collect them here for your easy viewing pleasure. Take a listen to “Nothing To It”, “Married To My Hack”, “When I Get My Hands On You” and “Spanish Mary” below and tell us what you think:
October 13, 2014 at 11:54 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, pepperjack
Image Courtesy of Pepperjack
We’re super excited to bring you the premiere of the brand new video from Melbourne indie-folk four-piece Pepperjack, “Going Home”. The track is taken from their upcoming EP Buckles & Bruises which will be released this week.
Check out the video of “Going Home” below:
Pepperjack will be launching Buckles & Bruises at The Wesley Anne in Melbourne on Saturday the 18th October. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.
October 10, 2014 at 11:04 (News, Video News)
Tags: americana, folk music, james thomson
Image Courtesy of James Thomson
Sydney singer-songwriter James Thomson has just released his brand new video “Can’t Go Home This Way”. The track is taken from his sophomore album Cold Moon which is due out soon (the release date is yet to be announced). We’re really digging this track and we can’t wait to hear more.
Watch “Can’t Go Home This Way” below:
October 9, 2014 at 09:21 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, gregory alan isakov
Image Courtesy of Gregory Alan Isakov
I love the music of Gregory Alan Isakov so much. It’s just so damn endeering. I was a little afraid that he’d peaked with 2007’s That Sea, The Gambler but both of his albums since – 2009’s This Empty Northern Hemisphere and 2013’s The Weatherman – are simply wonderful.
Gregory Alan Isakov’s new video is for the track “Amsterdam” and it’s absolutely pitch perfect for the track. Here’s the youtube blurb:
“This video was filmed over the course of a month and a half, using stop-motion animation, dioramas, and live shadow puppetry. It is a continuation of director Laura Goldhamer’s past techniques of mixing stop motion with live action; however, this time, the process was deeply collaborative and organic in nature, as the video was made at the farm that is home to the musician himself”
Watch “Amsterdam” below: