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!

Timber and Steel Premiere: Stream the New Musketeer EP Seven Long Years

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Australian singer-songwriter Musketeer releases his concept EP Seven Long Years this Friday and we’re lucky enough to have an advanced stream to share.

Seven Long Years follows the journey of a 19th century convict sent to the prison camps of early European Australia.

Take a listen to Musketeer’s Seven Long Years below and then make sure you pick it up this Friday.

Watch the New Busby Marou Video “Best Part Of Me”

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Queensland duo Busby Marou have just released their new video “Best Part Of Me”. The track is taken from their upcoming third studio album Postcards From The Shell House, due on the 17th Fenruary.

The video for “Best Part Of Me” was recorded on Great Keppel Island – check it out below:

Busby Marou will be supporting the release of Postcards From The Shell House with a Queensland tour through February and March (plus a show in Tamworth this week). Check out the full list of dates here:

Wednesday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 18th February – The Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD
Thursday 23rd February – The Reef Casino, Cairns, QLD
Friday 24th February – The Reef Casino, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 25th February – The Reef Casino, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 2nd March – Mt Pleasant, Mackay, QLD
Friday 3rd March – Magnums, Airlie Beach, QLD
Saturday 4th March – Dalrymples, Townsville, QLD
Thursday 9th March – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 10th March – Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD
Saturday 11th March – Bay Central Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD

Martha Tilston Announces Australian Tour Dates

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English singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite Martha Tilston has announced plans to tour Australia this March and April. Having already been announced on the Port Fairy, Yackandandah and National Folk Festival lineups, Tilston will also be headlining shows in Victoria and New South Wales.

While Martha Tilston is in Australia she will be promoting the release of her new album Nomad which will be released on the 10th March.

Check out the full list of tour dates here:

Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Friday 17th March – Saints & Sailors, Port Arlington, VIC
Saturday 18th March – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th March – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 24th March – Newham Hall, Newham, VIC
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th March – Yackandandah Festival, Yackandandah, VIC
Thursday 30th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 31st March – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 2nd April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Waifs Announce 25th Anniversary Tour

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2017 marks 25 years of Australian folk band The Waifs and to celebrate they’re releasing a new album and hitting the road the road for a national tour.

Their new album, Ironbark, is due for release on the 3rd March. The album will feature 14 tracks and between now and the 3rd of March The Waifs will be releasing 11 bonus tracks (bringing the total to 25 to match the anniversary).

The first bonus track is “Song for Jacqueline (Song That Soothes)” which you can listen to here:

The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels like we all grew up together” explains Vikki Thorn. “We are now the band you can brings your parents and your kids to hear! Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on.”

The Waifs hit the road from the start of March – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 2nd March – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Saturday 4th March – 3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 5th March – Castelli Winery, Denmark, WA
Monday 6th March – Quindanning Hotel, Quindanning, WA
Thursday 9th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 12th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 14th March – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Albury Arts Centre, Albury, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 18th March – Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 19th March – Anitas Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 25th March – The Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 26th March – The Don Centre, Devonport, TAS
Tuesday 28th March – The Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Thursday 30th March – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 1st April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 4th April – Bangalow Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Thursday 6th April – The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th April – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 9th April – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 12th April – Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Thursday 13th April – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Saturday 15th April – The Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome, WA

Johnny Flynn Announces New Album Sillion

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UK singer-songwriter and all round renaissance man Johnny Flynn has just announced plans to release his fourth studio album Sillion on the 24th March.

The album sees Flynn at a different stage in life from 2013’s Country Mile, with the singer-songwriter now with a young family, a burgeoning screen acting career and some film composition credits under his belt.

Then track list for Sillion is as follows:

1. Raising the Dead
2. Wandering Aengus
3. Heart Sunk Hank
4. Barleycorn
5. The Night my Piano Upped and Died
6. In the Deepest
7. In Your Pockets
8. Jefferson’s Torch
9. Tarp in the Prop
10. The Landlord
11. Hard Road

The first taste of Sillion is the surprisingly electronic “Raising The Dead”, a song about Johnny Flynn getting to know his new born daughter.

“My Dad died when I was 18, and that was quite a galvanising experience,” Flynn explains. “And there’s often an element of that in anything I’m writing; every big loss that you suffer in life, I think everything comes through the conduit of that. I had a really strong sense of my daughter having elements of my Dad when she came along, and it made me kind of laugh – that cyclical sense, of thinking of my daughter as my Dad.”

Take a listen to “Raising The Dead” below:

Musketeer Announces New EP Seven Long Years

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Australian troubadour Musketeer has announced plans to release his brand new EP Seven Long Years on the 27th January.

The EP follows the journey of a 19th century convict sent to the prison camps of early European Australia.

Check out the full track listing, plus a video for the first single “Johnny Red” below:

1. Seven Long Years
2. Hollow
3. Johnny Red
4. Ticket of Leave

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