Dashville Skyline Announced for 2016

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Following an amazing debut in 2015 Hunter Valley based Americana, folk and alt-country music festival Dashville Skyline has announced plans to return in September this year.

The boutique festival was definitely a hit with genre fans last year with an amazing lineup of local and international artists and this year’s festival is definitely not to be missed.

Dashville Skyline will take place from the 30th September to 2nd October with tickets on sale now. No word on any artists yet but stay tuned.

Watch the New Dope Lemon Video “Uptown Folks”

Dope Lemon
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In case you haven’t heard Angus Stone (Angus & Julia Stone) has a new solo project titled Dope Lemon. There’s an album on the way called Honey Bones (due on the 10th June) and a fuzzy new single titled “Uptown Folks”.

Check out the video for “Uptown Folks” below:

Little Features Celebrates its Fourth Birthday

Lacey Cole
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For four years now one regular night in Sydney has become synonymous with fine indie-folk music – the wonderful Little Features.

This Saturday 28th May Little Features will be celebrating their fourth birthday in style with an amazing lineup of some of their favourite artists. Gracing the stage for this very special show will be Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh and Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts (above).

As always Little Feature will take place in the intimate surroundings of Sydney’s Hibernian House. Tickets for the show are $20 and the night is BYO.

For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Watch the New Forest Falls Video “Archipelago Heart”

Forest Falls
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Melbourne indie-folkers Forest Falls have just released their wonderful new single and video “Archipelago Heart”. The luscious track is as much a a nod to 80s pop as it is the band’s indie-folk roots but still has all the lyrical and melodic hallmarks we’ve come to expect from the band.

“Archipelago Heart” is the first in a collection of works titled Modern Love which will be released throughout 2016.

“With Archipelago Heart, this first installation of the Modern Love collection, we tackle the issue of ‘love for displaced people’; we a band being honest in its convictions, and sound,” Jon Forest from the band explained.

Check out the video fro “Archipelago Heart” below:

Details of the Get Folked Mini Festival in Sydney

Button Collective
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If you’re in Sydney this weekend you’d do well to get down to Marrickville venue The Gasoline Pony for their all day mini-festival Get Folked. The Gasoline Pony will be teaming with the Merchant Brewing Company and local cafe Archie and Kirk to bring punters a day of amazing local folk music across two stages.

Get Folked is headlined by Timber and Steel favourites The Button Collective (above) and will also feature appearances from The Low Down Riders, Steve Wernick, Shelley’s Murder Boys, Black Vat Trio, The Villebillies, Andy Baylor, Brother Jimmy, Queen Porter Stomp, Tawny Owl String Band, Bleeding Gums Murphy, The Marrickville Shanty Club and many more.

Get Folked takes place this Saturday 28th May at the Gasoline Pony in Sydney with music kicking off at 10am. Tickets are available for just the daylight, evening or for the entire day. For more information including set times and how to get your hands on tickets check out the official Facebook event here.

Listen to the New Colin Lillie Single “Renegade”

Colin Lillie
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Central Australian singer-songwriter Colin Lillie has just released his brand new single “Renegade”. Drawing on his folk, country and rock roots Lillie has crafted an amazing track with the help of the amazing Mark Myers.

Check out “Renegade” below:

Listen to Two Track’s From Oh Pep!’s Debut Album

Oh Pep
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Melbourne indie-folk duo Oh Pep! continue their world domination with a couple of new singles and the announcement of their debut album.

The album is Stadium Cake and is due for release on the 1st July. It was recorded in Canada with producer Daniel Ledwell in August last year.

“One thing Dan won’t let you do in the studio is overthink, which is beautiful because it made it really fun and creative,” Olivia Hally from the band explained. “There’s a sense of humour in it.”

Oh Pep! recently released two new tracks from Stadium Cake, “Doctor Doctor” and “Bushwick” which you can listen to below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th May


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Low Anthem announced their first album in five years, Eyeland. Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance has announced an Australian tour for this September. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter James Kenyon released his new video “The Motorbike Song”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes released his new single “Rosie”. Details here

– Sydney alt-country singer Imogen Clark released her new video “You’ll Only Break My Heart”. Details here

– Folk music legend Jon Boden looks like he’s going solo. Details here

Gregory Alan Isakov has announced a new album with the Colorado Symphony. Details here

Timber and Steel favourite Jack Carty successfully crowd sourced his new album Home State, released his new video “All At Once” and announced a tour with Emily Barker and Jordan Millar. Details here

– Melbourne duo Sweet Jean announced a national tour for this July. Details here


“We’re happy with our set, playing to a reasonably full room. There are a few photographers in the crowd which is a bit disconcerting but we get some great feedback and even sell a few EPs. People are confused by Josie’s accent given we are an Australian band!” – Part 1 of Peasant Moon’s Canadian Music Week tour diary. Read it here

“It’s so cool to see so many amazing Aussie girls rocking the Supermarket! Sounds Australia do such an excellent job curating these events and we are so honoured to have been included” – Part 2 of Peasant Moon’s Canadian Music Week tour diary. Read it here

Releases This Week

Hayden Calnin
Cut Love Pt 2Hayden Calnin

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

FolkSwagon feat. Timber & Steel, Bec Bastoli, Colin Jones & The Delta Revue


We’re going to be very selfish here and promote our own gig. Timber and Steel (the band), will be appearing at this week’s FolkSwagon along with the amazing Bec Bastoli and Colin Jones

Wednesday 25th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Andy Golledge w/ Caitlin Harnett
Thursday 26th May – Union Hotel, Sydney NSW

Bon Iver
Friday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Busk For A Cure
Saturday 21st May – Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Friday 20th May – The Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 21st May – Wauchope Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Clare Bowen
Tuesday 24th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 25th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 26th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th May – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Claude Hay
Friday 20th May – Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 21st May – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Dallas Crane
Sunday 22nd May – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Saturday 21st May – White Cliffs Music Festival, NSW

Don McGlashan
Friday 20th May – Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Timber & Steel, Bec Bastoli, Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
Wednesday 25th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Skyscraper Stan
Sunday 22nd May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims w/ De’May
Sunday 22nd May – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jep and Dep, Hannah Marjorie
Thursday 26th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Friday 20th May – The Loft, Warnnambool, VIC
Thursday 26th May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Josh Pyke
Thursday 26th May – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT

Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette
Saturday 21st May – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Sunday 22nd May – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Little May
Friday 20th May – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 21st May – Amplifier Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 27th May – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Mark Lucas & Friends
Thursday 26th May – Mr Falcons, Sydney, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 20th May – Downstairs at The Maj, Perth, WA
Saturday 21st May – Downstairs at The Maj, Perth, WA
Sunday 22nd May – Downstairs at The Maj, Perth, WA
Thursday 26th May – Pier on Clarence, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 27th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Melody Pool
Friday 20th May – Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 21st May – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 26th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Not Good With Horses
Sunday 22nd May – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 20th May – RAD, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – Brass Monkey, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 20th May – Jane’s, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st – Six String Brewing Company, Erina, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 26th May – The Grand Junction, Maitland
Friday 27th May – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

The Beards
Saturday 21st May – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 25th May – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 26th May – The Golden Vine, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 27th May – SS & A Club, Albury, NSW

The Bottlers w/ Jim Mongrel
Thursday 26th May – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Thursday 26th May – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Foghorn Brewhouse, Erina, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 20th May – Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo, VIC

TinPan Orange
Friday 20th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“8 Dogs 8 Banjos” – Old Crow Medicine Show

Sweet Jean Announce National Tour

Sweet Jean
Image Courtesy of Sweet Jean

With a brand new album, Monday To Friday, released on the 13th May it was inevitable that Melbourne duo Sweet Jean would be hitting the road for a national tour.

Sweet Jean have announced a bunch of dates this July and August taking in dates in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Check out the full list of shows below:

Friday 1st July – Music on The Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July – Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 15th July – Skukum Lounge, Ashgrove, QLD
Saturday 16th July – Mullum Ex Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 21st July – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 24th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Saturday 30th July – Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
Thursday 4th August – Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst, NSW
Saturday 6th August – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Jack Carty Announces New Album and Tour with Emily Barker and Jordan Millar

Jack Carty
Image Courtesy of Jack Carty

Singer-songwriter and long time Timber & Steel favourite Jack Carty has just managed to successfully crowd-funded his brand new album Home State.

The album, due for release on the 5th August, was recorded by Carty in his little apartment in Red Hill, Brisbane.

The first single from Home State is the beautiful “All At Once” – check out the video below:

To celebrate the release of Home State Jack Carty has announced a national tour this August and September with Emily Barker and Jordan Millar in support. The full list of dates are as follows:

Friday 19th August – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 20th August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th August – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th August – Mojos Barm Fremantle, WA
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

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