July 24, 2015 at 13:53 (News, Tour News)
Tags: aldous harding, folk music, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Aldous Harding
Celebrated kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is returning to our shores next month for an East Coast tour. Harding has just returned from a successful tour of the UK and Europe off the back of her self titled debut album. Her tour of the east coast will be her first ever Australian headline tour.
Check out the full list of dates below:
Wednesday 12th August – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 13th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – Finbox (Upstairs), Thirroul, NSW
Friday 11th September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
July 16, 2015 at 17:24 (Gig News, News)
Tags: bluegrass, folk music, the scrimshaw four
Image Courtesy of The Skrimshaw Four
Raucous Melbourne based four piece The Skrimshaw Four have announced that they will be taking over iconic venue The Worker’s Club for a Monday night residency through August.
Each Monday will be “themed” with costumes and dress ups from The Skrimshaw Four (such as girl pop, disney and hip hop) and will feature support slots from some of Melbourne’s finest artsist. Check out the full list of dates and supports below:
Monday 3rd August – w/ Dan Parsons, Arthur Penn & The Funky Ten
Monday 10th August – W/ Officer Parrot, Mya Wallace
Monday 17th August – w/ Chaos Magnet, The Horns of Leroy
Monday 24th August – w/ Uncle Bobby, Senivoda
For more information on the residency check out the official Facebook event here.
July 15, 2015 at 16:02 (News, Single News)
Tags: alt country americana, folk music, holly arrowsmith, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Holly Arrowsmith
Holly Arrowsmith is an alt-country/folk singer originally from New Mexico but currently based out of Auckland in New Zealand. Acclaimed in New Zealand, Arrowsmith is starting to turn some heads across the Tasman as well.
Her new single is “Desert Owl” which has a really cool Neil Young and Laura Marling vibe to it. We think you’re really going to enjoy this:
“Desert Owl” is taken from Holly Arrowsmith’s upcoming album For The Weary Traveller which is due on the 31t July.
July 15, 2015 at 13:25 (Gig News, News, Single News)
Tags: bronte, folk music, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Bronte
At the beginning of this month Sydney based folk singer Bronte released his amazing new EP Part Of The Plan. The EP follows on from 2014’s debut The Bitter Sea and sees Bronte really come into his own as a songwriter and artist.
The latest single from Bronte is “My Word” which is the track that closes Part Of The Plan and sees him in duo mode with the addition of a female vocalist (who sounds so familiar but I can’t find any information anywhere on who it is). Take a listen to “My Word” below:
Bronte will be officially launching Part Of The Plan on Friday 24th July at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney – check out the official Facebook event here.
July 15, 2015 at 09:32 (News, Video News)
Tags: citizen of the world, folk music, folk rock, nu folk
Image Courtesy of Citizen of The World
Sydney based nu-folk five-piece Citizen of The World have just released a really fun video for their new track “How Far We’ve Come”, making us wish it was warm enough in Sydney to head to the beach and hang on a motorised couch.
Check out the video below:
July 9, 2015 at 10:54 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, soul, stevie & the sleepers
Image Courtesy of Stevie & The Sleepers
Stevie & The Sleepers are a Melbourne soul and blues band fronted by the incredible Stevie Joy. Their latest single, “To The Sea”, leans very heavily into the folk side of the genres and comes with a gorgeous new stop motion video.
Check out the video for “To The Sea” below:
July 9, 2015 at 09:53 (News, Single News, Tour News)
Tags: folk music, perch creek, perch creek family jug band
Image Courtesy of Perch Creek
Melbourne based band Perch Creek (formally The Perch Creek Family Jug Band) have returned to the public eye after some time spent writing with a brand new single, “Mama Sings”. The track is the first taste from their upcoming third album which sees the band focused and experimenting with new sounds.
Take a listen to “Mama Sings” here:
Perch Creek will be heading out on tour this September after they return from festival shows in North America. Check out the full list of dates below:
Friday 4th September – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th September – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th September – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Friday 11th September – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 12th September – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
July 1, 2015 at 09:10 (Festival News, News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: art of sleeping, folk music, folk rock, future islands, gentlemen of the road, jake bugg, meg mac, mumford and sons, rock, the jungle giants, the vaccines
Image Courtesy of Mumford & Sons
So the rumours appear to be true – Mumford & Sons will be gracing our shores before the year is out. The band, who released their rock-driven third album Wilder Mind earlier this year have plans for shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
And to add to the excitement that Sydney show will be an all day, Gentlemen of the Road event in the Domain featuring the likes of Jake Bugg, Future Islands, The Vaccines, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac and Art of Sleeping. The Vaccines will also join Mumford & Sons on the other shows with Meg Mac appearing in Brisbane and Future Islands appearing in Melbourne.
Tickets for the shows go on sale on Wednesday 8th July – check out the full list of dates below:
Saturday 7th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th November – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th November – Gentlemen Of The Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Mumford & Sons also released their new video “The Wolf” overnight which documents their two days at the Bonnaroo in the USA. Check it out here:
April 21, 2015 at 10:45 (News, Video News)
Tags: daniel tomalaris, folk music, indie folk, maia jelavic, yetis
Image Courtesy of Yetis
I was saddened to read on Facebook today that Sydney-based harmonic five piece Yetis have decided to call it a day. The post, which accompanied a video of their track “Luckiest Guy Alive” explained that this Thursday at Brighton Up Bar will be their last:
Yetis have had a great run, we have loved every minute on and off stage. Being able to play music is a privilege that we have had so much fun with, hoping that it might bring you some joy.
We have decided to let this Thursday’s gig be the last Yetis show, with the plan to reassess our vibe and possibility of another project in the future.
Thanks for everything, we really do feel like the luckiest guiz xo
It’s a real shame – Yetis are just a stunning live band that really haven’t played enough (and this announcement is making me regret all those times I didn’t go and see them). They will be sorely missed.
If you want to catch their final show in Sydney this Thursday with Maia Jelavic and Daniel Tomalaris check out the official Facebook invite here. Watch the video for “Luckiest Guy Alive” below:
April 9, 2015 at 09:27 (News, Video News)
Tags: americana, folk music, justin townes earle, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Justin Townes Earle
Justin Townes Earle has just released his latest single and video “Call Ya Momma”. The track is taken from his latest album Absent Fathers and features a Western inspired video. Check out “Call Ya Momma” below:
Justin Townes Earle is currently touring Australia. His remaining dates are here:
Friday 10th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th April – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 12th April – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (Matinee)
Sunday 12th April – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 14th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 15th April – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th April – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th April – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18th April – Anitas, Thirroul, NSW