Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th February

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Peter Rowan touched down in Australia this week to kick off his latest tour of the country. Details here

– The latest Timber and Steel favourite artist to get the Third Man Records Blue Series treatment is UK soul-folk artist Michael Kiwanuka. Details here

– To celebrate her new single “Everything” Leah Flanagan has shows planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. Details here

– New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins have announced details of their new album, Brightly Painted One, due this May. Details here

– The new album from Warren Fahey, Great Australian Bush & Folk Songs, is the perfect introduction to Australian traditional and folk music. Details here

– Details have finally emerged about the new Matthew and the Atlas album Other Rivers along with a stream of the new track “Another Way” featuring Matt Corby. Details here

– The UK’s Feldspar have released the video for their new track “Young & Invincible”. Details here

– We have the full date’s of Adrian Edmondson’s punk folk project The Bad Shepherds’ Australian tour this April. Details here

Hayden Calnin released his new video “Comatose”. Details here

– The full lineup of The National Folk Festival has been announced with so many Timber and Steel favourites on the list. Details here

Nick Mulvey has finally revealed the details for his debut album First Mind. Details here

Timber and Steel will be presenting the single launch show from The British Blues for “2001” next month. Details here

The Head and the Heart released the gorgeous new video for their track “Another Story”. Details here

Bluesfest offered up its eighth lineup announcement (with still more to come) that includes Matt Corby, Foy Vance, Kim Churchill, Tim Rogers and many more. Details here

– Melbourne’s TinPan Orange have announced a March tour to promote their new remix EP. Details here

– Canberra’s Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens have released their new single “Lake George” and have announced tour dates in March. Details here

– Monthly Sydney folk night MoFo at the Gaelic returns in March with the launch of the new Catgut CD. Details here

Ella Hooper is heading out on tour through the next few months. Details here

– UK singer-songwriter Will Varley has released an awesome 8 bit video for his track “Weddings & Wars”. Details here

Jordan Millar is taking his new EP The Wheel out on the road from tonight. Details here

– European based Australian artist Owls of the Swamp has released his new single “Garden”. Details here

Darren Hanlon has a new album in the works and is previewing it with a tour this March. Details here

– The latest Sideshow Alley video features Roscoe James Irwin singing his song “Bottles of June”. Details here

Releases This Week

Echoes
EchoesEmily Smith
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Falls
Into The FireFalls
iTunes

Hey Daydreamer
Hey DaydreamerSally Seltmann
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Sam Buckingham

Sam Buckingham

Sam Buckingham is embarking on a new chapter in her artistic journey, signing up with the new on-going crowdfunding platform Patreon. To celebrate she’s been hitting the road for a national tour and this weekend finds her in Sydney. If you’re in the area this weekend make sure you check out this amazing artist.

Saturday 1st March – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW
Sunday 2nd March – The Newsagency, Marrickville, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Adelaide Fringe Festival
Friday 14th February to Sunday 16th March – Adelaide, SA

Apollo Bay Music Festival
Friday 28th February to Sunday 2nd March – Apollo Bay, VIC

Ash Grunwald
Thursday 6th March – The Unibar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 7th March – Great Northern, Newcastle, NSW

Breabach
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 2nd to Sunday 16th March – Melbourne, VIC

Darren Hanlon
Monday 3rd March – Conservatorium of Music, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Tuesday 4th March – Leichhardt Town Hall, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 6th March – Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
Friday 7th March – Town Hall, Candelo, NSW

Jordan Millar
Friday 28th February – The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th March – Irish Murphy’s, Launceston, TAS
Friday 7th March – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS

Josh Pyke
Friday 28th February – Twilight Series @ Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 7th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Friday 28th February to Monday 3rd March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Thursday 6th March – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th March – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Friday 28th February – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Lior
Friday 28th February – Devonport Tas Entertainment Centre, TAS
Saturday 1st March – Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Burnie, TAS
Thursday 6th March – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th March – York Theatre @ Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Mikhael Paskalev
Tuesday 4th March – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 5th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th March – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Nannup Music Festival
Friday 28th February to Monday 3rd March – Nannup, WA

Neko Case
Sunday 2nd March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 3rd March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th March – Hi Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th March – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA

Peter Rowan
Friday 28th February – Theatre Royal, Camperdown, VIC
Saturday 1st March – Turtle Bend, Teesdale, VIC
Sunday 2nd March – The Blackwood Academy, Blackwood, VIC
Tuesday 4th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Brunswick, VIC
Wednesday 5th March – Yinnar Hotel, Yinnar, VIC
Thursday 6th March – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 7th March – Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra, ACT

Pokey LaFarge
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Saturday 1st March – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW
Sunday 2nd March – The Newsagency, Marrickville, NSW

The Beez
Friday 28th February – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, Vic
Saturday 1st March – Bendigo Folk Club, Vic
Sunday 2nd March – Mildura Arts Festival, Vic
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March – Burke and Wills Festival, Mia Mia, Vic

The Good Ship
Friday 7th March – The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Unpaved Sessions w/ Nick O’Mara, Jed Rowe, Sophie Klein
Monday 3rd March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Travel Light” – Diane Cluck and Jeffrey Lewis

Diane Cluck is a legendary singer from the anti/nu/neo/freak folk revival of the early to mid 2000s, inspiring many of the current crop of indie-folk singers. Cluck has a new album on the way (more news on that soon) so I thought it was about time to revisit this wonderful song featuring fellow New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis.

Watch Roscoe James Irwin Perform “Bottles of June” on Sideshow Alley

Roscoe James Irwin
Image Courtesy of Sideshow Alley

Shot as the sun came up over the Yarra River after White Night Melbourne, the latest video from Sideshow Alley features Roscoe James Irwin. Irwin performs his track “Bottles of June” with backing from the Horns of Leroy and the Exaudi Youth Choir, giving the track an epic sound. Check out the video below:

Darren Hanlon Announces Album Preview Shows

Darren Hanlon
Image Courtesy of Darren Hanlon

Sydney based singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon has a brand new album in the works and as luck would have it two of the session musos from the USA who played on it – Micah Hulscher and Adam Selzer – will both be in the country shortly, so Hanlon thought it would be a good excuse for an album preview tour.

Darren Hanlon has said he wants this tour to feel like a series of recitals, in the type of venues which hold recitals with real pianos and everything.

As soon as we have more information on the album itself we’ll let you know. In the meantime the full list of “recital” dates are below:

Monday 3rd March – Conservatorium of Music, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Tuesday 4th March – Leichhardt Town Hall, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 6th March – Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
Friday 7th March – Town Hall, Candelo, NSW
Sunday 9th March – Queens College, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to the New Owls of the Swamp Single “Garden”

Owls of the Swamp
Image Courtesy of Owls of the Swamp

After a number of B-sides European based Australian artist Owls of the Swamp has finally released his new single “Garden”. Taken from his upcoming album ATLAS, due for release in May this year, “Garden” is an warm, ethereal track that we think you’re going to love. Take a listen below:

Jordan Millar’s The Wheel EP Kicks off Today

Jordan Millar
Image Courtesy of Jordan Millar

Sydney singer-songwriter Jordan Millar released his new EP The Wheel earlier this month and is giving it away online for free via Bandcamp. The Wheel EP beautifully showcases Millar’s gift of writing folk-infused pop music – you can stream the full EP below:

To coincide with the release of the EP Jordan Millar is heading out on a tour around the country, kicking off tonight in Melbourne at The Grace Darling Hotel. Check out the dates here:

Friday 28th February – The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th March – Irish Murphy’s, Launceston, TAS
Friday 7th March – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th March – Boat Harbour Surf Club, Boat Harbour, TAS
Friday 14th March – Free The Wild Presents, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th March – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 16th March – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Friday 21st March – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 22nd March – The Fig, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 23rd March – The Fig, Port Macquarie, NSW
Thursday 27th March – Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 28th March – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 29th March – Cafe Le Monde, Noosa Heads, QLD
Sunday 30th March – Dowse Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Watch the New Will Varley Video “Weddings & Wars”

Will Varley
Image Courtesy of Will Varley

UK singer-songwriter Will Varley has just released a really cool new video for his single “Weddings & Wars”. The video is full of 8-bit goodness which juxtaposes nicely with the social commentary of the track. Check at the video below:

Ella Hooper Announces National Tour

Ella Hooper
Image Courtesy of Ella Hooper

Not content to rest on the laurels of her new gig as team captain on Spicks and Specks, Ella Hooper has announced plans to hit the road this March, April and May in support of her track “Low High”. Taken from her highly anticipated upcoming album In Tongues, “Low High” features backing vocals by Timber and Steel favourites Graveyard Train.

Check out the full list of dates for the tour below:

Saturday 29th March – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 8th May – Art Gallery of WA, Art Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 9th May – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 15th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 17th May – Star Court Theatre, Lismore, NSW

MoFo at The Gaelic Announces March Lineup

Catgut
Image Courtesy of Catgut

Monthly Sydney folk night MoFo at The Gaelic returns for their first show of 2014 this March and it looks like it’s going to be something special. On the 14th March MoFo at The Gaelic will be hosting the CD launch of local bluegrass and old timey trio Catgut (above).

I’ve seen Miriam Jones, Kieran Owens and Nick Street from Catgut a number of times recently and the music they make together is just stunning – beautiful harmonies, expert picking and plenty of reinterpretations of both modern and older tunes.

Special guests on the night are yet to be announced. The show will take place upstairs at The Gaelic Club in Surry Hills with tickets $20 on the door. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens Reveal New Song, “Lake George”, and March Tour

Julia DSS
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If you’ve ever driven into Canberra from the north you’ll have no doubt taken in the geo-graphical anomaly that is Lake George – a (usually) waterless dip in the scenery that is populated by sheep and overlooked by wind farms. It’s this landmark that has provided the name for the latest track from Canberra’s Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, “Lake George”, although the song itself is based on a dream that frontwoman Julia Johnson once had.

This is the first new song we’ve had from Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens in a while – take a listen to “Lake George” below:

To celebrate the release of “Lake George” Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens have announced a string of shows through March kicking off with this weekend’s Nannup Music Festival. Check out the full dates here:

Friday 28th February to Monday 3rd March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Thursday 6th March – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th March – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 14th March – YouAreHere Festival, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 15th March – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Friday 21st March – Rad @ Yours n Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 28th March – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th April – Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 24th April – Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, NSW

TinPan Orange Announce Tour and Remix EP

Tinpan Orange
Image Courtesy of TinPan Orange

Timber and Steel favourites TinPan Orange have announced plans for a quick Australian tour this March after they take to the stage at WOMADelaide. The tour comes off the back of a brand new remix EP featuring tracks from their album Over the Sun remixed by producers Way of the Eagle, Laser Cat and Spender.

The tour will be TinPan Orange’s last for a while with front-woman Emily Lubitz and keyboardist Harry James Angus expecting their second child in early June. Check out the full list of dates below along with a stream of the remix EP:

Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 16th March – Oakleigh Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st March – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd March – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA

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