Jason Isbell Announces New Album The Nashville Sound

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Super talented and highly acclaimed Americana singer songwriter Jason Isbell has announced plans to release his new album The Nashville Sound on the 16th June this year.

The album, which will feature Isbell’s band The 400 Unit, follows Isbell’s lauded 2015 long player Something More Than Free which one two Grammys and two Americana Music Association Awards. It was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A with producer and longtime collaborator Dave Cobb.

Check out the full track listing for The Nashville Sound below:

1. Last Of My Kind
2. Cumberland Gap
3. Tupelo
4. White Man’s World
5. If We Were Vampires
6. Anxiety
7. Molotov
8. Chaos and Clothes
9. Hope The High Road
10. Something To Love

The Button Collective Announce Album Launch Tour

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NSW based folk raconteurs The Button Collective are all set to launch their second full length album Hall on the Hill at the end of the month.

The band, which is known for their raucous live show and melting pot of folk influences, will be officially launching the album in Brisbane on the 31st March at The Milk Factory. Joining them in support will be dark country collective The Long Johns and celebrated singer-songwriter Paddy McHugh.

Along with the Brisbane launch show The Button Collective have a bunch of tour dates from this weekend up and down the east coast – check out the full list of shows below:

Friday 17th March – Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 18th March – The Rappville Pub, Rappville, NSW
Friday 24th March – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 30th March – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 31st March – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th April – The Two Goats, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 8th April – The Bellingen Brewing Co., Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 22nd April – The Settlers Arms Inn, St Albans, NSW
Thursday 27th April – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th April – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 13th May – Tanamon Soundscape, Wooli, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Mini Folk Festival, The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th May – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th May – Folk til ya Punk “Brisfopo”, Common House, Brisbane, QLD

Timber and Steel Premiere: Joel Barker & The Low Company’s New EP Uncharted

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This Friday Western Australian indie-folkers Joel Barker & The Low Company will be releasing their highly anticipated new EP Uncharted. The EP is a meditation on Barker’s home town of Fremantle, inspired by WA’s port city.

Timber and Steel are super proud to be able to premiere a stream of Uncharted before its release this Friday. Check take a listen below:

To celebrate the release of Uncharted Joel Barker & The Low Company will be launching the EP in Fremantle this Friday at The Odd Fellow followed by a couple of shows around WA over the weekend. The full list of shows are below:

Friday 17th March – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 18th March – Green Door Wines, Ferguson Valley, WA
Sunday 19th March – Bridgetown Pottery Restuarant, Bridgetown, WA

Fleet Foxes Announce Details of New Album

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The long rumoured new album from indie-folkers Fleet Foxes has finally been announced with the band revealing Crack-Up will be released on the 16th June.

The album comes six years after the release of the amazing Helplessness Blues and the five year hiatus that followed.

The first track from the album is the epic “Third of May/Ōdaigahara” which has been released as a lyric video:

Fleet Foxes have already announced that they’ll be in Australia for VIVID LIVE this year and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more Australian dates to follow.

The full track listing for Crack-Up is below:

1. I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May/Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
7. Mearcstapa
8. On Another Ocean (January/June)
9. Fool’s Errand
10. I Should See Memphis
11. Crack-Up

Darcy Fox Announces New EP Chapter One

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Victorian folk-pop singer Darcy Fox has just announced plans to release her new EP Chapter One. Due for released on the 24th March, the EP was recorded in Cowaar, Gippsland and is produced by Darcy Fox and Jack Hookey.

The first single from the EP is “Hurricane” which has a brand new video that you can watch here:

To celebrate the release of Chapter One Darcy Fox will be heading out on tour with shows in Gippsland, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne – the full list of shows are here:

Saturday 25th March – House Concert, Gippsland, VIC
Friday 31st March – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th April – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 9th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Bob Dylan Tribute Album

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Last May Old Crow Medicine Show took to the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan’s classic album Blonde On Blonde. Now, to celebrate signing to Columbia Nashville, Old Crow Medicine Show will be releasing a recording of the concert as 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde on the 28th April this year.

Old Crow Medicine Show have a long association with the music of Bob Dylan having turned two of his bootlegs into fan favourite songs – “Wagon Wheel” and “Sweet Amarillo”.

To get a taste of 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde check out Old Crow Medicine Show’s “invasion” of the Sony Music Nashville offices while they sing “”Everybody Must Get Stoned”.

Watch the New Radical Face EP SunnMoonnEclippse

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Having completed his Family Tree concept album series last year nu-folk artist Radical Face will be trying his hand at new art and music projects over the course of 2017.

The first of these projects is the EP SunnMoonnEclippse which was released at the end of last week to coincide with the full lunar eclipse.

The EP comes with a visual companion piece which is the way Radical Face intends it to be consumed. You can get the full visual experience on http://sunnmoonneclippse.com but we’ve also embedded the YouTube version below.

“I made the SunnMoonnEclippse EP alongside my friend Gordon McBryde, while he was building the visuals,” Ben Cooper of Radical Face explains. “It’s meant to be viewed as well as heard – I let the visuals affect the music, and vice-versa – so it’ll first exist as a website. Then it’ll move on to all the usual culprits, for just regular listening if you’re into the music. But it’s been really fun. Never done the two side-by-side like that. Usually visuals are a totally separate process. Thematically the songs run in a complete loop, so it’s meant to be listened to and/or viewed as a complete circle drawing inspiration from the cycle of the rotation of the Sun and Moon”

Check out SunnMoonnEclippse here:

Jeff Lang Announces New Album and National Tour

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Celebrated troubadour Jeff Lang has announced plans to release his brand new album Alone In Bad Company on the 24th February. The album is the latest in a career that spans twenty five years.

To celebrate the release of Alone In Bad Company Jeff Lang will be heading out on a huge national tour from March right through to June.

Check out the full list of dates plus Lang’s latest video “Burnside” below:

Friday, 17th March – Geelong Workers Club, Geelong VIC
Saturday 18th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th March – Golden Vine, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 25th March – Suttons, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 31st March – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 1st April – Lefties, Whyalla, SA
Thursday 6th April – Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Friday 7th April – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 15th to Monday 17th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 6th May – Music By The Sea, Sandgate, QLD
Thursday 11th May – The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
Friday 12th May – The Agrestic, Orange, NSW
Saturday 13th May – The Gearin, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 18th May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 19th May – Hardys Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 21st May – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 26th May – Bowral Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Thirroul Village Hall, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 9th June – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA
Saturday 10th June – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 16th June – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 17th June – Murrah Hall, NSW

Broads Announce Debut Album Vacancy

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Melbourne alt-country crooners Broads have announced plans to release their debut album Vacancy on the 24th February. The album is the duo’s first release since their amazing 2014 self-titled EP.

“Vacancy is our first full length album, and first venture into a denser, more orchestrated sound than our original duo,” Kelly Day and Jane Hendry explained. “We stole some of our favourite Melbournians to join the two of us on the record, and explore the possibilities of turning it into something quite cinematic. In saying that, the sounds we’ve put together are still fairly sparse. The album turned out to revolve around ideas of emptiness, or hollowness, and you can’t tackle that without really making use of space. That will always be a big part of what we do, and we’re thrilled to have managed to keep that feel with a full band involved.”

Broads will be touring Vacancy soon (dates to be announced). Check out the video for the single “Nod Off, Dream” below:

Davidson Brothers Announce Eighth Studio Album

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Over the weekend legendary Australian bluegrass duo Davidson Brothers were inducted into the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

“It’s an absolute honour to be permanently recoginsed alongside some of the most influential artists in Australian music history,” Hamish Davidson said at the time.

While the Davidson Brothers were literally cementing themselves in Australian country music history they also found time to announce details of their highly anticipated eighth studio album All You Need Is Music.

The album, which is due for release on the 7th April, was recorded in Nashville last December.

“Recording this time around has been a particularly exciting process, getting to work with a wider group of musicians which allowed us to cover a broader range of styles that we haven’t attempted on previous albums,” explained Lachlan Davidson.

There’s bound to be a tour to support All You Need Is Music – stay tuned for details!

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