Watch the New Arbori Video “Walls”

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Arbori’s new folk/hip-hop fusion track “Walls” now has a brand new video which shows off just how talented frontman Steven Barnard is. Known for his dance skills almost as much as his skills as a singer-songwriter, the video showcases Barnard moving to his own music as well as a cameo from rapper Jess Santosa. Check out the video below:

“Walls” is available as a free download from Arbori’s Bandcamp for a limited time only.

Watch the New Lanie Lane Video “Celeste”

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard the alt-country crooning of Sydney Lanie Lane but she’s back with her brand new video “Celeste”.

“Celeste is ‘the one who knows’, the best self – always guiding from the unseen, in tune with the magic of everyday existence, unbound by limitations or self-doubt,” Lanie Lane explains.

The video for the single was shot while Lane was in Peru recently. “We shot this video mostly in the Peruvian Andes. It features my dear friend Christina Fire-Mane and stop motion nature sculptures made in the Victorian Goldfields by myself and Jennifer King. Over the last few years, these women have encouraged me to discover through expression, a connection to my Celeste through an unwavering dedication to their own.”

“Celeste” is due to appear on Lanie Lane’s upcoming second album Night Shade which is due for release on the 24th October. Check out the video below:

Details of the New Ben Howard Album

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When we heard the new Ben Howard single “End of the Affair” we hoped that an album announcement wouldn’t be far behind – and it looks like our hopes have been realised. The English singer-songwriter has announced plans to release I Forget Where We Were on the 20th October this year, the follow up to Ben Howard’s hugely successful debut Every Kingdom.

Along with the album announcement we also have a track listing and a stream of the title track – check them out below:

1. Small Things
2. Rivers In Your Mouth
3. I Forget Where We Were
4. In Dreams
5. She Treats Me Well
6. Time Is Dancing
7. Evergreen
8. End Of The Affair
9. Conrad
10. All Is Now Harmed

Little May Announce Details of Their Debut EP

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With the stratospheric rise of Sydney’s Little May it’s easy to forget that all we’ve had from the three-piece thus far is a handful of singles. But that’s all about to change with the release of their brand new debut EP.

Due to hit stores on the 10th October the self-titled EP will feature their first three singles “Boardwalks”, “Hide” and “Dust” along with new songs “Midnight Hour” and “Bones”. Check out the full track listing below:

1. Dust
2. Hide
3. Midnight Hour
4. Bones
5. Boardwalks (bonus track)

Stream the New Patrick James Single “Fight With Me” featuring Olympia

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Patrick James is about to head out on tour and to get ready he’s released the latest single from his Broken Lines EP, “Fight With Me”. The alt-country leaning track features vocals from Olympia who was added to the mix by producer Wayne Connolly pretty late in the game.

“Wayne saw the potential to make the most of the lyrical content, in that it is very conversational and almost like dialogue between two people,” Patrick James explains. “Once Olympia had laid down her part I think everyone involved in the project thought that the meaning and intensity of the song had been captured. It was a last minute idea that I’m really happy made it on to the EP.”

Check out “Fight With Me” below:

Patrick James’ upcoming tour with Winterbourne in support kicks off next week. The full list of dates are here:

Friday 29th August – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 30th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 4th September – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 5th September – A Music Warehouse Project, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 6th September – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 12th September – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 13th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th September – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 20th September – Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 26th September – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Missy Higgins Announces Tour and New Video

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With her new covers album OZ due for release on the 19th September it was inevitable that we’d also see a tour from Missy Higgins. And that tour kicks off this September with dates all around the country, including a huge amount of regional shows. Check out the dates below:

Saturday 20th September – Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD
Tuesday 23rd September – TECC, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 24th September – MECC – Plenary Halls A&B, Mackay, QLD
Friday 26th September – The Events Centre Theatre, Caloundra, QLD
Saturday 27th September – BCEC – Great Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 28th September – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Tuesday 30th September – GCAC – Arts Theatre, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 1st October – Lismore City Hall – Churchill Auditorium, Lismore, NSW
Friday 3rd October – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 4th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 6th October – The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
Tuesday 7th October – Joan Sutherland PAC – Concert Hall, Penrith, NSW
Thursday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 11th October – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 12th October – The Cube, Wodonga, VIC
Wednesday 15th October – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
Thursday 16th October – Crown Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 18th October – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 19th October – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA
Wednesday 22nd October – Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT
Saturday 25th October – AEC – Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 29th October – Regent Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

To get you ready for the album and the tour Missy Higgins has just released the new video for her stunning version of “Shark Fin Blues”. Check it out here:

Yuko Nishiyama Releases Debut Album and Announces Tour

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Melbourne singer-songwriter Yuko Nishiyama has just released her debut album Parade and has been playing a bunch of shows to launch it. Parade has already been getting a plenty of praise from artists and media around the country.

Take a listen to the title single below along with the remaining dates for Yuko Nishiyama’s launch shows:

Friday 22nd August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Olivers Army Announce Album Launch Tour

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Having announced plans to release their debut album Nothing Ever Really Stays The Same on the 29th August, newly Melbournised five piece Olivers Army will hit the road for a launch tour.

The tour is set to take in shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Ballarat and their original home town of Adelaide. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 29th August – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th September – Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th September – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 20th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 10th October – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Hozier Announces Self Titled Album

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So the other night I was watching the US version of So You Think You Can Dance (don’t judge me!) and I was taken aback by a beautiful folk song that one of the couples were dancing to.

Using the trusty internet I quickly discovered that the track I’d heard was called “Like Real People Do” by Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. Take a listen here:

“Like Real People Do” is taken from the upcoming self titled album from Hozier which is due for release on the 3rd October. Given what we’ve heard so far we’re pretty excited to hear what else Hozier has on offer.

And that performance from So You Think You Can Dance? Check it out here:

Jack Carty Announces Details of His New Album Esk

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Timber and Steel favourite Jack Carty has finally announced the details of his highly anticipated new alum Esk. This will be Jack Carty’s first full length album since 2012’s Break Your Own Heart and is due to hit stores in the next few months.

Esk will feature the two new tracks we’ve already heard from Carty – the Katie Noonan featuring “The Universe” and the Josh Pyke co-written “The Joneses”.

“I wanted this record to be more collaborative from the start, whether that was in the writing of the songs, or the way we approached the recording sessions,” Jack Carty explains. “Josh invited me to his man-cave (that’s a space, not a euphemism) and we wrote “The Joneses” in a day. I think you can really hear both of us in there.”

We can’t wait to hear more from Esk before its release – and stay tuned for the inevitable tour announcement.

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