Watch an Alternate Video for Bear’s Den’s “Elysium”

Bear's Den
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Bear’s Den’s single “Elysium” has been out for about a year now, but last week the band released an alternative video featuring footage from some of their favourite shows of the year.

Check out the new version of “Elysium” below – and then here to check out the original.

Timber and Steel Premiere: Dan Flynn & The State of Things’ New Video “Heavy Lies the Crown”

Dan Flynn
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We’re really enjoying the music we’re hearing from Dan Flynn & The State of Things (the artist formally known as Major Chord). So we were so chuffed when they asked us to debut their new video “Heavy Lies the Crown”.

The track reminds me a lot of traditional English folk music, particularly with the male and female vocals throughout and the rythmic drone created with the guitars and strings.

Check out the video here:

“Heavy Lies the Crown” is taken from Dan Flynn & The State of Things’ upcoming album Preparing for Flight which is due for release on the 16th October – pre-orders are now available via Bandcamp with two tracks immediately downloadable. Dan Flynn & The State of Things will be launching the record at Shadow Electric in Melbourne on the 28th November, with more dates to follow soon.

Patrick James Announces Debut Album Outlier

Patrick James
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Patrick James has long been a favourite here at Timber and Steel. He has an ability to craft a melody that just draws you in and makes you feel at home.

So we’re super exciting that Patrick James has announced that he will finally be releasing his debut album Outlier on the 16th October. That’s the album art at the lead of this article and the full tracklisting is below:

1. In New Light
2. California Song
3. Bugs
4. Kings & Queens
5. Covered In Rain
6. So Grand
7. Far Away
8. Interlude
9. Make Me Stronger
10. Running Cold
11. May

Patrick James will also be touring through October and November – the full list of dates are here:

Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Thursday 22nd October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th October – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 29th October – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 30th October – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 31st October 31st – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 5th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 6th November – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th November – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Jep and Dep and Leah Flanagan Announced for the Next Heartbreaker Sessions

Leah Flanagan
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Sydney’s Heartbreaker Sessions are back this weekend with a lineup that’s bound to get alt-country, folk and Americana fans excited.

The Heartbreaker Sessions this week will be the official launch show for Jep and Dep’s latest single “Cut All Ties”. If anyone saw Darren Cross at the Heartbreaker Sessions a few weeks ago you’ll know how amazing his music is – and when you combine his heartbreaking voice with the stunning Jessica Cassar to make up Jep and Dep you’re in for something special.

Joining them will be Darwin born, Sydney based singer-songwriter Leah Flanagan, a favourite of Timber and Steel.

The Heartbreaker Sessions will be held on Sunday 4th October at Freda’s in Chippendale.The night kicks off at 6pm is 100% free – for more information check out the official Facebook invite here.


Timber and Steel Premiere: Musketeer’s New Video “Fleece”

Musketeer
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I first stumbled across Australian troubadour Musketeer busking at the National Folk Festival earlier this year. He had a wonderfully easy going style that I was immediately drawn to and that made him stand out from the crowd – no easy feat considering the popularity of busking at The National.

After a busking tour of Europe Musketeer has jumped into the studio to record his new single “Fleece”. Timber and Steel are very proud to be the first to bring you the video for “Fleece”, directed by Karl Pearson. Check it out here:

To celebrate the release of “Fleece” Musketeer has announced launch shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. The full list of dates are below:

Wednesday 7th October – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th October – Parliament on King, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th October – Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Timber and Steel Premiere: Willowy’s New Single “More Than a Shadow”

Willowy
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Sydney dark-folk duo Willowy have given Timber and Steel the distinct pleasure of premiering their new single “More Than a Shadow”. The haunting track was self produced and reported by Ian Pritchett (Angus & Julia Stone, The Beautiful Girls) in a cabin nestled in the Blue Mountains and is taken from Willowy’s upcoming EP The White Dress.

“”More Than a Shadow” is driven by the irrational fear of sinking into the shadows; an ethereal presence acquiesced, complying silently to the conformity of society. Dismissing the life laid out to us, because of the faint, ineffable feeling that you are destined for something more than the ordinary, and thus emerging from the shadows,” Willowy explained.

Get taken on journey with “More Than a Shadow” below:

Willowy will be launching “More Than a Shadow” this Saturday 3rd October at the Little Features presented gig in Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains. The show will also feature sets from Direwolf, Tom Stephens and Ed Wells. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Out On The Weekend Announces Headline Sideshows

Dawes
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As with last year Americana festival Out On The Weekend has announced a bunch of headline sideshows for its major international artists including supports from some of Australia’s finest.

This morning Out On The Weekend announced sideshows for Dawes (above), Sam Outlaw with Jonny Fritz and Shelly Colvin and Jamestown Revival. The festival itself takes place on the 17th October in Melbourne and the 24th October in Sydney (see details here). Get the full run down of side shows below:

Dawes

Dawes with Barna Howard & Tracy McNeil

Sunday 18th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Tuesday 20th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw with Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin & Friends

Friday 16th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st October – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 25th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival with Raised by Eagles (Melbourne) and Sarah Humphreys & Kris Morris and Little Georgia (Sydney)

Wednesday 21st October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Video From The Paper Kites “Revelator Eyes”

The Paper Kites
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Have you listened to the new album from The Paper Kites twelvefour yet? It’s been on constant rotation here at the Timber and Steel bullpen and we’re loving the indie-folk vibes.

The band’s new single is “Revelator Eyes” which also has a video which is part two of a trilogy (part one was “Electric Indigo” here). Check it out here:

The Paper Kites will be touring twelvefour through October and November. The full list of dates are below:

Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th October – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 22nd October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th October – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 29th October – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 30th October – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 31st October – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 5th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 6th November – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th November – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

WOMADelaide Announces First Round of Artists for 2016

Marlon Williams
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The 2016 festival announcements keep rolling in with WOMADelaide the next cab off the rank. Held in Adelaide’s picturesque Botanic Park, just north of the city centre, WOMADelaide attracts some of the worlds top world music artists and is one of my favourite festivals of the year.

The first round of artists announced for 2016 has a bunch of artists that Timber and Steel readers should get excited about including Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo performing with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian fusion masters The Cat Empire, Ukrainian folk band DakhaBrakha, Spanish flamenco and gypsy band Diego El Cigala, harp driven jazz from Edmar Castaneda Trio, Canadian folk and world music from The Jerry Cans, Ladysmith Black Mambazo who are famous for collaborating with Paul Simon on his Graceland album, Timber and Steel favourite Marlon Williams (above), traditional Mediterranean music from Savina Yannatou and Primavera En Salonico, desert blues from Mali’s Songhoy Blues, the original indie-folkers The Violent Femmes and many more.

WOMADelaide is held from the 11th to the 14th March. The full lineup so far is below – for more information check out the official site here.

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Angelique Kidjo and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Australian Dance Theatre
The Cat Empire
DakhaBrakha
Diego El Cigala
Edmar Castaneda Trio
The Jerry Cans
John Grant
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
Marlon Williams
Orange Blossom
Savina Yannatou and Primavera En Salonico
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
Songhoy Blues
Violent Femmes

Watch the New Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes Video “Afraid of The Light”

Lachlan Bryan
Image Courtesy of Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

Following the release of their new album The Mountain last week Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have just released their new video “Afraid of The Light”. Directed by Necessary Eagle, the video was shot on location in Richmond, Victoria.

Check it out here:

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have a bunch of tour dates coming up – check out the full list of dates below:

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

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