This Week in Folk
All the News From The Week That Was
– After weeks of speculation Mumford and Sons revealed that the title to their second album will indeed be Babel. The cover art and track listing was also revealed with the album hitting stores on the 21st September. Details here.
– And if you’re hanging out for new Mumford and Sons tunes you’d be wise to listen to the new track “The Brightest Lights” from King Charles which features the UK quartet. “The Brightest Lights” comes from King Charles’ new album Loveblood. Details here.
– Boy & Bear drummer and accomplished singer-songwriter Tim Hart has announced the details of his forthcoming solo album Milling the Wind including a gorgeous video for the first single “A Number of Us” and a national tour throughout September. Details here.
– Jim Conway’s Big Wheel, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson (above), Claude Hay, Eli Wolfe, Lyall Moloney and many amny more have been added to the lineup for the 2012 Sydney Blues and Roots Festival. Details here.
– The National Indigenous Music Awards revealed their finalists for 2012 including a lot of folk-leaning acts like Busby Masrou (above), Gurrumul Yunupingu, Black Arm Band, Warren H Williams and Troy Cassar-Daley. The winners will be announced on the 11th August. Details here.
– Brother-sister duo Dan and Hannah Acfield have announced a mini-tour of the East Coast kicking off tonight at The Loft on the Gold Coast. The tour is to help launch their gorgeous new single “After You”. Details here.
– A joint UK tour late last year between Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo and Frank Turner resulted in the wonderful duet “Fields of June”. A new 1920s silent movie inspired video for the track has just been released. Details here.
– After a string of bad luck folk legends The Felice Brothers have found themselves in dire financial straits. To help them get back on the road and back into the studio you can purchase their brand new, 20 track digital album God Bless You Amigo. Details here.
“Hollywood is exactly what I wanted from The Falls – a recording that captures the pitch perfect harmonies and energy of their live performance and enhances it through solid production” – The Falls, Hollywood. Review here
Releases This Week
Gigs Next Week
Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Tim Hart
Tuesday 24th July – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 25th July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Breaking Hart Benton
Friday 20th July – Upfront Club, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 22nd July – St Elmo Sunday Social Club, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 24th July – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Communion Melbourne (The Tiger and Me, Liz Stringer, Sam Lawrence, Al Parkinson)
Sunday 22nd July – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Dan and Hannah Acfield
Friday 20th July – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 21st July – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 22nd July – Dowse Bar (Iceworks), Brisbane, QLD
Father John Misty
Friday 27th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons (Jordie Lane, Clare Reynolds)
Friday 20th July – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Jack Carty with Packwood
Sunday 22nd July – Betty Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 26th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th July – Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, Belmont, NSW
Saturday 21st July – Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill, NSW
Sunday 22nd July – Hickinbotham Winery, Dromana, VIC
Fri 27th July – Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay, QLD
The Paper Kites
Friday 20th July – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
The Rescue Ships
Friday 20th July – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 26th July – The Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday Folk Flashback
“Man” – Cherbourg
To celebrate the launch of Communion Melbourne this weekend we thought we’d bring you this classic track from Communion co-founder Kevin Jones’ old band Cherbourg (most of the members of which can now be found as part of Bear’s Den). If you’re in Melbourne makes sure you get down to The Toff In Town this Sunday.