Listen to “Daniel”, the New Single from Leo

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Leo is a solo indie-folk singer-songwriter from Wollongong. Her brand new single is “Daniel” takes Leo to a dark place with its tale of domestic violence based “on a life-changing incident that happened in the country town where Leo grew up”.

Take a listen to “Daniel” below:

Watch the New Esther Holt Video “By Water”

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Melbourne folk-pop singer-songwriter Esther Holt has just released her brand new music video “By Water” and it’s something special. The haunting track is the first from Holt’s sophomore EP which will be due in the second half of this year – and for which Esther Holt has a Pozible campaign going.

Check out the video for “By Water” below:

Watch the New Anna Cordell Video “I’ll Wait Here”

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If you love sweet, vocal led folk music then you’re going to love “I’ll Wait Here”, the new single and video from Melbourne singer-songwriter Anna Cordell.

Cordell’s voice is amazing and the clip, directed by Tristan Mclindon, is pitch perfect. “I’ll Wait Here” is Cordell’s first official release.

Check out the video below:

Listen to the Single “In” from Melbourne’s Mcrobin

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Mcrobin is the moniker of Melbourne songwriter and producer James McGuffie. Combining the subtle intricacies of acoustic instruments with synth lines and vocal harmonies Mcrobin produces music that bridges the folk and electronic world.

The new single from Mcrobin is “In” which is taken from his upcoming debut EP Fault Lines which is due for release on the 12th July. Take a listen to the track below:

Watch the New Live Video from Elwood Myre, “Howling Beach”

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Central Coast duo Elwood Myre have just released their brand new live video “Howling Beach”. The track is taken from Elwood Myre’s debut self-titled album which was released at the beginning of the year.

Check out the live video “Howling Beach” below:

Mumford & Sons Announce Australian Tour, New Video “The Wolf”

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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:

Timber and Steel Premiere: Kristafor Farrenkothen, Songs I Made In My Bedroom

Kristafor Farrenkothen
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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

Listen to the New Crooked Fiddle Band Single “Kings of the Mud”

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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:

Listen to the New Obscura Hail Single “Shaky Execution”

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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

Laura Jean Joins Marlon Williams on Australian Tour Dates

Laura Jean
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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

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