Listen to the New Dustin Tebbutt Single “First Light”

Dustin Tebbutt
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Singer-songwriter Dustin Tebbutt has seen his star rise since becoming the darling of triple j a couple of years ago. And now the j’s have just debuted his beautiful latest single “First Light”.

“First Light” is the first taster of Dustin Tebbutt’s highly anticipated debut album of the same name which has been announced for the 5th August this year.

“The simple story? I met a girl, and over time she unlocked song after song until she’d inspired a whole album,” Tebbutt explained. “I know this isn’t the first time someone’s written an album about falling in love. That’s exactly why it feels so magical though – every time feels like the first time.”

Take a listen to “First Light” below:

Kaurna Cronin Announces New Album and Tour

Kaurna Cronin
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Adelaide based singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite Kaurna Cronin has just announced plans to release his second studio album Southern Loss.

The album is being billed as Cronin’s homage to Australia and is due for release on the 5th August. The first single from the album is the wonderful “Passion Parade” – check it out below:

Kaurna Cronin has announced plans to head out on tour through June – the full list of dates are as follows:

Saturday 11th June – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th June – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 24th June – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th June – Hotel Steyne, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th June – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th May


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Indie-folk duo Oh Pep! released two new tracks, “Doctor Doctor” and “Bushwick”. Details here

– Alice Springs based singer-songwriter Colin Lillie released his new single “Renegade”. Details here

– This Saturday some of Sydney’s finest folkies are coming together for the Get Folked Mini Festival at the Gasoline Pony. Details here

– Indie-folk band Forest Falls released their new video “Archipelago Heart”. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features celebrates its fourth birthday this Saturday with performances from Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh and Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts. Details here

– The new Angus Stone project Dope Lemon released a new video “Uptown Folks”. Details here

– Hunter Valley Americana festival Dashville Skyline has announced its return in 2016. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Woody Pitney returns home to Melbourne in June announcing a residency at The Workers Club. Details here

– We premiered the self titled debut EP from Sydney singer-songwriter Em George. Details here

Releases This Week

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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Get Folked Mini Festival

Button Collective

For just $25 Sydney will be treated to some of the best local folk artists, across two stages for an entire day of music. Get down to Get Folked for the likes of The Button Collective, The Low Down Riders, Steve Wernick, Shelley’s Murder Boys, Black Vat Trio, The Villebillies, Andy Baylor, Brother Jimmy, Queen Porter Stomp, Tawny Owl String Band, Bleeding Gums Murphy, The Marrickville Shanty Club and many more.

Saturday 28th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Bash feat. Al Grigg, Ben Horder, Brian Campeau, Cameron James Henderson, Chris Porter, Christine Jane, Gabby Huber, Georgia Mooney, Hollie Matthew, Maia Marsh, Max S. Porter, Maxine Kauter, Richard Cuthbert, Ross Tipper, Sam Newton, Tom Hume
Sunday 29th May – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Bon Iver
Friday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 30th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Clare Bowen
Friday 27th May – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 28th May – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 30th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 31st May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Claude Hay
Friday 27th May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD

Conal Duffy w/ Fresh Off the Boat
Friday 3rd June – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Dr TAOS’ Medicine Show at Lazybones Lounge w/ Hannah Robinson, Taryn La Fauci
Thursday 2nd June – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Get Folked Mini Festival
Saturday 28th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Crusin’ Deuces
Sunday 29th May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jack Flash
Friday 3rd June – The Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Jed Rowe
Monday 30th May – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, NSW

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride BE-IN feat. The Green Mohair Suits, The Faraway Eyes, Glen and Glenda
Saturday 28th May – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Thursday 2nd May – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Josh Pyke
Thursday 2nd June – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 3rd June – Laycock Theatre, Gosford NSW

Kit & The Cub
Sunday 29th May – The Midnight Special, Sydney, SNW

Little Features feat. Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh, Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts
Saturday 28th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Little May
Friday 27th May – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 28th May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th May – Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 27th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th May – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Wednesday 1st June – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 2nd June – The Oxley Wine Bar, Cowra, NSW
Friday 3rd June – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Melody Pool
Sunday 29th May – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Sahara Beck
Friday 27th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 27th May – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Saturday 28th May – Roth’s Wine Bar, Mudgee, NSW
Wednesday 1st June – The Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 2nd June – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 3rd June – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Songwriters in the Round feat. Kelly Brouhaha, Forte, Kylie Brice
Friday 27th May – The Bluebee Room, Adelaide, SA

Sundown Sounds feat. Tawny Old String Band, Midnight Run
Saturday 28th May – Evergreen Music, Sydney, NSW

The April Family, Mark Lucas, Andy Gordon, Dear Orphans
Sunday 29th May – The Record Crate Cafe, Sydney, NSW

The Beards
Friday 27th May – SS & A Club, Albury, NSW
Saturday 28th May – The Area Hotel, Griffith, NSW

TinPan Orange
Saturday 28th May – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Tiny Ruins
Wednesday 1st June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Wheeze & Suck Band
Sunday 29th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Woody Pitney w/ Royal East
Wednesday 1st June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Darkest Side” – The Middle East

The Middle East seem to be getting a lot of attention from the media this week with interviews and radio features and this sent us down a Youtube rabbit hole.

Timber and Steel Premiere: Stream The Self Titled EP from Em George

Em George
Image Courtesy of Em George

Today Sydney based singer-songwriter Em George will release her highly anticipated self-titled debut EP and Timber and Steel has been lucky enough to nab an exclusive stream.

The EP was produced by Ryan Miller (Oliver Tank, Delta Riggs, Magic Bones) and Matt O’Connor at The A&R Department (Harts, Magic Bones) and is a stunning representation of Em George’s lyric driven folk music.

Take a listen to Em George below and then pick it up on iTunes here.

Em George will be appearing at Little Features in Sydney this Saturday 28th May (details here) and is currently hatching plans for an East Coast tour from mid-June.

Dashville Skyline Announced for 2016

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Following an amazing debut in 2015 Hunter Valley based Americana, folk and alt-country music festival Dashville Skyline has announced plans to return in September this year.

The boutique festival was definitely a hit with genre fans last year with an amazing lineup of local and international artists and this year’s festival is definitely not to be missed.

Dashville Skyline will take place from the 30th September to 2nd October with tickets on sale now. No word on any artists yet but stay tuned.

Watch the New Dope Lemon Video “Uptown Folks”

Dope Lemon
Image Courtesy of Dope Lemon

In case you haven’t heard Angus Stone (Angus & Julia Stone) has a new solo project titled Dope Lemon. There’s an album on the way called Honey Bones (due on the 10th June) and a fuzzy new single titled “Uptown Folks”.

Check out the video for “Uptown Folks” below:

Little Features Celebrates its Fourth Birthday

Lacey Cole
Image Courtesy of Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts

For four years now one regular night in Sydney has become synonymous with fine indie-folk music – the wonderful Little Features.

This Saturday 28th May Little Features will be celebrating their fourth birthday in style with an amazing lineup of some of their favourite artists. Gracing the stage for this very special show will be Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh and Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts (above).

As always Little Feature will take place in the intimate surroundings of Sydney’s Hibernian House. Tickets for the show are $20 and the night is BYO.

For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Watch the New Forest Falls Video “Archipelago Heart”

Forest Falls
Image Courtesy of Forest Falls

Melbourne indie-folkers Forest Falls have just released their wonderful new single and video “Archipelago Heart”. The luscious track is as much a a nod to 80s pop as it is the band’s indie-folk roots but still has all the lyrical and melodic hallmarks we’ve come to expect from the band.

“Archipelago Heart” is the first in a collection of works titled Modern Love which will be released throughout 2016.

“With Archipelago Heart, this first installation of the Modern Love collection, we tackle the issue of ‘love for displaced people’; we a band being honest in its convictions, and sound,” Jon Forest from the band explained.

Check out the video fro “Archipelago Heart” below:

Details of the Get Folked Mini Festival in Sydney

Button Collective
Image Courtesy of The Button Collective

If you’re in Sydney this weekend you’d do well to get down to Marrickville venue The Gasoline Pony for their all day mini-festival Get Folked. The Gasoline Pony will be teaming with the Merchant Brewing Company and local cafe Archie and Kirk to bring punters a day of amazing local folk music across two stages.

Get Folked is headlined by Timber and Steel favourites The Button Collective (above) and will also feature appearances from The Low Down Riders, Steve Wernick, Shelley’s Murder Boys, Black Vat Trio, The Villebillies, Andy Baylor, Brother Jimmy, Queen Porter Stomp, Tawny Owl String Band, Bleeding Gums Murphy, The Marrickville Shanty Club and many more.

Get Folked takes place this Saturday 28th May at the Gasoline Pony in Sydney with music kicking off at 10am. Tickets are available for just the daylight, evening or for the entire day. For more information including set times and how to get your hands on tickets check out the official Facebook event here.

Listen to the New Colin Lillie Single “Renegade”

Colin Lillie
Image Courtesy of Colin Lillie

Central Australian singer-songwriter Colin Lillie has just released his brand new single “Renegade”. Drawing on his folk, country and rock roots Lillie has crafted an amazing track with the help of the amazing Mark Myers.

Check out “Renegade” below:

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