June 30, 2015 at 17:16 (Album News, News)
Tags: folk music, kristafor farrenkothen, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Kristafor Farrenkothen
Timber and Steel are very proud to bring you the premiere of the brand new EP from Sydney singer-songwriter Kristafor Farrenkothen, Songs I Made In My Bedroom.
The EP features three tracks produced and recorded by Kristafor Farrenkothen and are a taster of his first official release due at the end of this year.
Stream Songs I Made In My Bedroom below and then head over to Bandcamp to pick it up
June 30, 2015 at 15:21 (News, Single News)
Tags: folk music, gypsy, the crooked fiddle band
Image Courtesy of The Crooked Fiddle Band
Sydney chainsaw-folk favourites The Crooked Fiddle Band have just packed their bags and have headed off to Europe for a tour but they’ve left us with an awesome parting gift – their new single “Kings of the Mud”.
“”Kings of the Mud” is about festivals – the transient, dusty and muddy other worlds we visit regularly – and the way you just give in to the elements and get amongst the puddles,” the band explained. “You’ll also notice that it’s more of a song than is usual for us – lots of vocals going on, as well as some cinematic moments courtesy of Jess’ nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle), plus we finally got some of the yelling that we do live onto a recording! We recorded this one ourselves, we’ve had it kicking around for a while but hadn’t fit it onto an album. Hope you like it!”
Check out “Kings of the Mud” below:
June 30, 2015 at 11:42 (News, Single News)
Tags: folk music, obscura hail, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Obscura Hail
I can’t stop listening to the new Obscura Hail single “Shaky Execution”. It’s just so catchy in that Bright Eyes/jangly sixties folk-pop kind of way.
Obscura Hail is the solo project from Wollongong based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Conran. The new track is “a stream of consciousness tractate on the circular nature of friendships, indecision, creativity and their place in the eternal scheme”.
Take a listen to “Shaky Execution” below:
Obscura Hail’s upcoming live dates are here:
Thursday 2nd July – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th July – Dane Certificate’s, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 8th July – Jane’s, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 9th July – The Union, Sydney, NSW
June 30, 2015 at 09:11 (News, Tour News)
Tags: folk music, laura jean, marlon williams
Image Courtesy of Laura Jean
Melbourne folk singer-songwriter Laura Jean is currently in New Zealand supporting the wonderful Marlon Williams but is heading our way this week to bring her music to Australian audiences once again. Laura Jean will also be supporting Marlon Williams in Australia and these shows are already selling out fast.
Check out the full list of dates below:
Thursday 2nd July – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 3rd July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th July – Bello Winter Festival, Bellingen, NSW
Tuesday 7th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
June 29, 2015 at 16:08 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, katie brianna, shane nicholson
Image Courtesy of Shane Nicholson
Australian alt-country legend Shane Nicholson has just released the new video for his incredibly catchy new single “Secondhand Man”, featuring Katie Brianna on backing vocals. The track is taken from Nicholson’s highly anticipated upcoming album Hell Breaks Loose which is due on the 7th August.
Check out the video for “Secondhand Man” below:
June 29, 2015 at 12:50 (Album News, News, Single News, Tour News)
Tags: folk music, singer songwriter, tom west
Image Courtesy of Tom West
Celebrated Adelaide based singer-songwriter Tom West will this week release his brand new EP Oncoming Clouds. The EP is the next step in West’s evolution as a songwriter which can definitely be heard in the new single “Big Balloon” which has been getting plenty of attention.
“For me, the rest of the EP kind of focuses into “Big Balloon” musically, and it’s a nice thematic counterweight to the rest of Oncoming Clouds which is fairly mellow,” Tom West explains. “It is my favourite song from the record.”
To celebrate Oncoming Clouds, which is due for release this Thursday 2nd July, Tom West will be touring around the country, starting this week. Check out the full list of dates, plus a preview of the EP below:
Thursday 2nd July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd July – Cellar Door Sessions, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 4th July – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th July – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 26th July – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
June 29, 2015 at 11:15 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, sam newton, sarah eddowes, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Sam Newton
After a successful launch show in Sydney on Friday night, local singer-songwriter Sam Newton released his gorgeous new video “Bill’s Lost Love” over the weekend. Painstakingly animated and directed by artist Sarah Eddowes, the video is taken from Newton’s 2014 album Set in Stone.
Check out the gorgeous “Bill’s Lost Love” below:
June 24, 2015 at 13:52 (Album News, News, Tour News)
Tags: blues, folk music, owen campbell
Image Courtesy of Owen Campbell
Owen Campbell is a blues-folk singer originally from Canberra who has spent much of his life travelling Australia and the world bringing his amazing music directly to the people. Campbell has one of those classic blues voices and a really melodic and rhythmic guitar style that perfectly suits his music.
Owen Campbell has announced plans to release an album of covers, In the Shadow Of the Greats, featuring tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, The Beatles and more. To celebrate the release of the album Campbell will be heading up and down the east coast for a tour through July.
Check out the full tour dates, plus his cover of “Days Like This” below:
Thursday 2nd July – The Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd July – Taps, Mooloolaba, QLD
Saturday 4th July – Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna, QLD
Sunday 5th July – Toowoomba Blues Club, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday 9th July – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 10th July – The Homestead, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 11th July – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Sunday 12th July – Davey’s Hotel, Frankston, VIC
Tuesday 14th July – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th July – Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Saturday 18th July – Club Jervis, Jervis Bay, NSW
Sunday 19th July – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW