Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– US based Australian indie-folk duo Falls will be heading home next month to preview their upcoming album Omaha at a couple of intimate shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

Father John Misty has announced plans to head to Australia this December. Details here

– Adelaide roots singer The Brouhaha will return to the stage tonight after a hiatus. Details here

– The inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest announced a cracking lineup including Kasey Chambers, The Audreys, Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Busby Marou, Bill Chambers, Henry Wagons, Pierce Brothers, Good Oak, The Davidson Brothers, Harry Hookey, The Wilson Pickers, Melody Pool, Karl S. Williams, Lachlan Bryan, Caitlin Harnett, The Mid North, Garett Kato, Katie Brianna, Sara Tindley, The Company, Mustered Courage, Gretta Ziller and many many more. Details here

– Mid-north coast based Galleri released their latest single “Countrylink”. Details here

Fanny Lumsden revealed full details of her debut album Small Town Big Shot. Details here

JamGrass announced their 2015 lineup along with a new format which includes a Friday night launch party and an outdoor one day festival on the Saturday. The lineup for both days includes Harts, TinPan Orange, Mustered Courage, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Richard in Your Mind, The Morrisons, The Imprints, The String Contingent, The Stetson Family, John Flanagan Trio, Mr. Alford Country, The Drunken Poachers, The Scrimshaw Four, The Ramblin’ Roses, Astro Cobalt, Little Rabbit and The Weeping Willows. Details here

Kaurna Cronin has announced show sin South Australia and Victoria when he returns from his European tour. Details here

Beirut have released their new video “Gibraltar”. Details here

– If you’re pining for the National Folk Festival never fear – they will be putting on a concert as part of the Floriade Nightfest. Details here

Perch Creek released their new video “Mama Sings”. Details here

– Indie-folk trio Little May released their new single “Seven Hours”. Details here

– Alt-country favourites Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have announced plans to release their new album The Mountain next month. Details here

Releases This Week

White Lies and Melodies
White Lies and MelodiesMustered Courage
iTunes

Sam Amidon
Home Alone Inside My HeadSam Amidon
Bandcamp

Paper Kites
twelvefourThe Paper Kites
iTunes

The Business
BusinessThe Snowdroppers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Brouhaha w/ Caramigo, Corey Stewart

Brouhaha

After suffering adrenal fatigue and burnout that forced her away from the stage The Brouhaha will make a triumphant return tonight.

Friday 28th August – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Anna Cordell
Saturday 29th August – Little and Oliver, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars
Thursday 3rd September – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 4th September – Lennox Point Hotel, Lennox Head, NSW

El Grande
Sunday 30th August – Front Bar, Canberra, ACT

Floyd Thursby & Mandy Connell
Saturday 29th August – La Niche, Melbourne, VIC

Folk By The Sea
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September – Kiama, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Tenderfoot, The Campervan Dancers, Darby
Wednesday 2nd September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gympie Muster
Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th August – Gympie, QLD

Immigrant Union
Friday 28th August – The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 29th August – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 4th September – David Bowie Late Nights @ ACMI, Melbourne, VIC

James Teague w/Julia Jacklin, Brendon Moon, Danika Smith
Friday 28th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

JD Burgess Band
Sunday 30th August – Proper Music Social, Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 4th September – Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan and Liz Frencham
Saturday 29th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th August – House Concert, Mount Franklin, VIC
Thursday 3rd September – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Friday 4th September – The Front, Canberra, ACT

Katie Wighton
Friday 28th August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Little Features feat. Brendon Ludlow, Black Bird Hum, Michael Duchesne, Julia Jacklin
Saturday 29th August – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ Tift Merritt
Friday 28th August – Gympie Muster, QLD
Saturday 29th August – Whitlam Theatre, Revesby, NSW
Sunday 30th August – Wests New Lambton, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 1st September – Anitas Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 3rd September – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 4th September – National Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Mustered Courage
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August – Gympie Muster, Gympie, QLD
Sunday 30th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

NICEFEST feat. We Lost The Sea, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Serious Beak, Dumbsaint
Saturday 29th August – Hermann’s Bar, Sydney, NSW

OXJAM Inner Western feat. Cruisin’ Deuces, Mark Lucas, Katie Brianna, Bree De Rome and Brian Manning
Sunday 30th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

OXJAM Sam Newton and Julian Elia
Friday 28th August – Burwood Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW

Perch Creek
Friday 4th September – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Redland Spring Festival
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September – Cleveland, QLD

Riley Pearce
Friday 28th August – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

The Brouhaha w/ Caramigo, Corey Stewart
Friday 28th August – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Snowdroppers
Friday 4th September – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Tim Wheatley
Saturday 29th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th August – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 2nd September – Cafe Del Mar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th September – The Metro, Sydney, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 28th August – UniBar, Adelaide, SA

Tom West
Friday 4th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September – Wirrina Cove, SA

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Friday 28th August – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 29th August – Central Coast Leagues, Gosford, NSW
Sunday 30th August – Dubbo RSL, Dubbo, NSW
Wednesday 2nd September – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 3rd September – Panthers, Bathurst, NSW
Friday 4th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Oklahoma Ponies” – Mark Knopfler

Last week we featured the traditional “Shove The Pig’s Foot (A Little Closer to the Fire)” for our Friday Folk Flashback. This week we thought we’d share the Mark Knopfler song “Oklahoma Ponies”, where he has added lyrics to “Shove The Pig’s Foot…”. The folk process in motion!

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes Announce New Album The Mountain

Lachlan Bryan
Image Courtesy of Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

Alt-country and folk favourites Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have announced their return with their upcoming album The Mountain, due for release on the 25th September.

The album is the first since 2013’s Black Coffee and is being billed as Lachlan Bryan’s most personal set of songs yet.

“I’ve grown a mountain-climber’s beard to release this record, and I think I need it,” Bryan explained. “In short, there’s blood in these songs – blood between the lines; blood in the back-story. Calling this album The Mountain makes sense – it’s a journey, but when it’s done you still have to get back down – or find another peak to climb. I genuinely hope that people find it as fulfilling a journey to listen to as it was to write and play and sing.”

To celebrate the album’s release Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes will be heading out on tour through the last quarter of the year. The full list of dates are below:

Saturday 26th September to Saturday 3rd October – Mildura Country Music Festival, VIC
Sunday 4th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW
Monday 5th October – Murwillumbah Roots Festival, Murwillumbah, NSW
Friday 9th to Saturday 17th October – Cruisin Country, ex-Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th November – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th November – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd November – Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Saturday 28th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th December – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 6th December – Mudgee Brewing, Mudgee, NSW

Listen to the New Little May Single “Seven Hours”

Little May
Image Courtesy of Little May

Australian indie-folk trio Little May have released another taster off their forthcoming debut album For The Company, the beautiful “Seven Hours”.

“We were at an isolated property with no phone reception or outside distractions – the view we had was of a dark, ominous lake surrounded by fantastic mountain,” Little May explained. “Being around the majesty of the Snowy Mountains and the surrounding countryside was surreal and helped to unlock what is now “Seven Hours”.”

Take a listen to “Seven Hours” below:

For The Company is due for release on the 9th October. Little May will be touring nationally in September – the full list of dates are here:

Friday 18th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 19th September – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 24th September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 26th September – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA

Watch the New Perch Creek Video “Mama Sings”

Perch Creek
Image Courtesy of Perch Creek

The brand new Perch Creek single “Mama Sings” now has an amazing new video. Directed by Patrick Harvey, the video features puppeteering courtesy of Jhess Knight. Check it out here:

Perch Creek will be heading out on tour this September. The full list of dates are below:

Friday 4th September – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th September – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th September – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Friday 11th September – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 12th September – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

The National Folk Festival at the Floriade Nightfest

Floriade
Image Courtesy of Floriade Nightfest

Are you having withdrawals from The National Folk Festival? Are you anxious because the 2016 National is still seven months away? Well never fear because we have the perfect stop gap for you.

During this year’s Floriade Nightfest in Canberra The National Folk Festival will be taking over the Inspiration Hub for a night of “cool advertures in folk”. The show will take place on the 23rd September and will feature some fantastic local acts as well as a few surprises.

On top of this the Floriade Nightfest will feature a whole host of events and attractions including light displays, roving performers, bustling night markets and entertainment. For more information check out the official Floriade Nightfest site here.

Watch the New Beirut Video “Gibraltar”

Beirut
Image Courtesy of Beirut

We’re inching closer to the release of Beirut’s new album No No No on the 11th September and to get you in the mood the band have released their fantastical new video “Gibraltar”.

Directed by Bother Willis, the video features Beirut “picking their way through a fantasy Gibraltar to meet its Rock”. Check out the video below:

Kaurna Cronin Announces Glass Fool Tour

Kaurna Cronin
Image Courtesy of Kaurna Cronin

Adelaide based folk singer Kaurna Cronin as just spent the last three months winding his way through Europe on a massive tour. But never fear because he’s about to head home and has a handful of shows already planned for his return.

Cronin released his new album Glass Fool at the beginning of July and this October will be the first chance he’s gotten to showcase it to local audiences. So far he has dates for South Australia and Victoria but we’re told there’s more to be announced.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 4th October – Semaphore Music Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th October – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th October – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon, VIC
Sunday 8th November – The Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC

JamGrass Unveils New Format and 2015 Lineup

JamGrass
Image Courtesy of JamGrass

Australia’s favourite psych-rock, folk and bluegrass festival JamGrass will be celebrating its 5th year in 2015 with a brand new look and a fantastic lineup.

2015 will see JamGrass move to the outdoors, taking the music to the lush surrounds of Bundoora Park in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. The festival will take place over Saturday 7th November and cram in as much music as your dancing shoes can take.

And then there’s the lineup.

Headlining this year’s JamGrass will be rising Australian star Harts, bringing his blend of classic 70s style rock, funk and blues to the party. Joining Harts will be some of the country’s best folk, bluegrass and psych acts including TinPan Orange, Mustered Courage, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Richard in Your Mind, The Morrisons, The Imprints, The String Contingent, The Stetson Family, John Flanagan Trio, Mr. Alford Country and The Drunken Poachers.

And if that’s not enough JamGrass will also be throwing a launch party the night before (Friday 6th November) at The Spotted Mallard in Brunswick that will feature The Morrisons, The Scrimshaw Four, The Ramblin’ Roses, Astro Cobalt, Little Rabbit and The Weeping Willows.

To get your hands on tickets for both JamGrass events and find out more information check out the official JamGrass site here.

Fanny Lumsden Announces Full Details of Her Debut Album Small Town Big Shot

Fanny Lumsden
Image Courtesy of Fanny Lumsden

Our love of Sydney based alt-country singer Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers is well documented so we’re over the moon that her debut album is almost here.

Titled Small Town Big Shot, the album was produced by Matt Fell at Love Hz Studios and will be released on Friday 18th September.

That’s the cover art by Thrillseeker Dan Stanley Freeman up top. The full track listing and the first single “Soapbox” is below:

1. Bravest of Hearts
2. Soapbox
3. Small Town Big Shot
4. Land of Gold
5. Weatherman
6. Totem Tennis
7. Rattle & Your Roll
8. Sea Elephant School
9. I Choose You
10. Bastards
11. Sunstate

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers will be touring throughout September, October and November. The full list of dates are below:

Thursday 10th September – Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Friday 25th September – Wanganella Hall, Wanganella, NSW
Saturday 26th September – Sandigo Hall, Sandigo, NSW
Sunday 27th September – The Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Saturday 3rd October – Quandialla Hall, Quandialla, NSW
Friday 9th October – Tumbarumba Hall, Tumbarumba, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Guerie Community Hall, Guerie, NSW
Friday 16th October – Pleasant Hills Hall, Pleasant Hills, NSW
Saturday 17th October – Binya Hall, Binya, NSW
Friday 23rd October – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC*
Wednesday 28th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW*
Thursday 5th November – Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill, VIC
Friday 6th November – Garibaldi Hall, Garibaldi, VIC
Saturday 7th November – Willaura Hall, Willaura, VIC
Saturday 14th November – St Stephens Hall, Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 12th December – Harvest Cut out Party Downside Hall, Downside, NSW

* Supporting Suze DeMarchi

Listen to the New Galleri Single “Countrylink”

Galleri
Image Courtesy of Galleri

Galleri are a folk-rock band from the NSW mid-north coast who have spent much of this year touring the east coast of Australia.

Their latest single is “Countrylink” which is “a classic tale of a weary kind of love, all-encompassing, but ultimately tragic, the kind that’s black and blue”. This is the latest taste off an EP which is due from Galleri this Spring.

Check out “Countrylink” below:

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