The Lone Bellow Announce Third Studio Album Walk Into A Storm

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New York based band The Lone Bellow have announced plans to released their third studio album, Walk Into A Storm on the 15th September.

The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville.

The first taster from Walk Into A Storm is the rocking single single “Time’s Always Leaving” – take a listen below:

Watch the New Shane Nicholson Video “Safe”

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Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson is gearing up to release his new album Love and Blood on the 28th July.

The album was produced by Matt Fell and will feature guest appearances from Josh Pyke, Andrew Swift, Fanny Lumsden and Imogen Clark plus the king of Americana music, Nashville legend Buddy Miller.

The latest taster of Love and Blood is the single and video “Safe” – check it out below:

To celebrate the release of Love and Blood Shane Nicholson will be heading out on a massive national tour from the end of July – the full list of dates are as follows:

Thursday 27th July – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July – Broadbeach Country Music Festival, QLD
Wednesday 2nd August – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 3rd August – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th August – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, Wonthaggi, VIC
Friday 11th August – Anita’s Theatre, Thiroul, NSW
Saturday 12th August -Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 18th August – Music Lounge, Brookvale, NSW
Saturday 19th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 20th August – Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 25th August – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 26th August – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns QLD
Friday 1st September – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 13th October – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 14th October – Song Room, Barossa Regional Gallery, SA
Monday 16th to Monday 23rd October – Rock The Boat Pacific Cruise Pacific
Saturday 28th October – Welcome to Morrisonville, Brisbane, QLD

Watch the New Gretta Ziller Video “Slaughterhouse Blues”

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Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller has just released the video for her new single “Slaughterhouse Blues”.

“Slaughterhouse Blues” is a taster of what we can expect from Ziller’s upcoming debut album Queen of Boomtown, due on the 1st September.

“I didn’t want to make an album that sounded like anything in the Americana scene right now,” explains Gretta Ziller. “I wanted my album to reflect the soundtrack of my childhood, yet sonically and lyrically sound like who I am now. I really wanted to push the boundaries of what country music, or Americana, alt-country – whatever you want to call it – can sound like. I didn’t want to fit neat and tidy into the country music box.”

Check out the video for “Slaughterhouse Blues” below:

Packwood Announces Release Date for Vertumnus

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Melbourne based chamber-folk singer-songwriter Packwood has finally announced a release date for his sprawling concept album Vertumnus – 18th August.

Vertumnus is a culmination of four years work with Packwood releasing four EPs, each inspired by a different season. Collected in a single album, Vertumnus is a stunning piece of music that really is the pinnacle of everything Packwood has produced over his career.

Packwood is streaming three tracks on his Bandcamp (where you can pre-order the album) which we’ve embedded below:

Listen to the New Stu Larsen Single “Chicago Song”

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If you’re a long time reader of Timber and Steel you’ll know how much love we have for singer-songwriter Stu Larsen. Originally from Australia Larsen now travels the world as a nomadic musician, a fact that’s not lost in his new song “Chicago Song”.

The track is taken from Larsen’s upcoming album Resolute which is due for release on the 21st July and is about a love affair with a 1973 Martin D-35 guitar he purchased a few years back.

“She was beautiful,” Stu Larsen explained. “While touring with Nashville’s Adam Burrows, we spent an entire afternoon checking out guitars at Chicago Music Exchange. I started to write the song in the store before I bought the guitar! I’ve never been able to find names that felt right for my guitars. Eventually, I decided to name them after the cities they were purchased in, therefore, she will be known forevermore as Chicago.”

Check out “Chicago Song” below:

Check Out the New Iron & Wine Video “Call It Dreaming”

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Fan favourite indie-folk singer-songwriter Iron & Wine has just released his first single in four years.

Titled “Call It Dreaming” the track showcases Iron & Wine’s trademark hushed vocals and masterful songwriting.

Check out the video here:

“Call It Dreaming” is the first taste of Iron & Wine’s upcoming album Beast Epic which is due for release on the 25th August. Sam Beam (AKA Iron & Wine) had this to say:

“I must confess that I’ve always shied away from album introductions citing the usual ‘dancing to architecture’ cop out. Speaking to their own work is uncomfortable for many artists, but I’ve made a new album called Beast Epic which is important to me and I wanted to take a moment to talk about why. I’ve been releasing music for about fifteen years now and I feel very blessed to have put out five other full lengths, many EPs and singles, a few collaborations with people much more talented than myself, and made contributions to numerous movie scores and soundtracks. This is my sixth collection of new Iron & Wine material and I’m happy to say that it’s my fourth for Sub Pop Records.

“It’s a warm and serendipitous time to be reuniting with my Seattle friends because I feel there’s a certain kinship between this new collection of songs and my earliest material, which Sub Pop was kind enough to release.

“I have been and always will be fascinated by the way time asserts itself on our bodies and our hearts. The ferris wheel keeps spinning and we’re constantly approaching, leaving or returning to something totally unexpected or startlingly familiar. The rite of passage is an image I’ve returned to often because I feel we’re all constantly in some stage of transition. ‘Beast Epic’ is saturated with this idea but in a different way simply because each time I return to the theme I’ve collected new experiences to draw from. Where the older songs painted a picture of youth moving wide-eyed into adulthood’s violent pleasures and disappointments, this collection speaks to the beauty and pain of growing up after you’ve already grown up. For me, that experience has been more generous in its gifts and darker in its tragedies.

“The sound of Beast Epic harks back to previous work, in a way, as well. By employing the old discipline of recording everything live and doing minimal overdubbing, I feel like it wears both its achievements and its imperfections on its sleeve. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with different genres, sonics and songwriting styles and all that travelled distance is evident in the feel and the arrangements here, but the muscles seemed to have relaxed and been allowed to effortlessly do what they do best.”

Stay tuned for more Iron & Wine news soon.

Details of the Upcoming Brad Butcher Album From The Bottom Of A Well

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Brisbane based alt-country singer-songwriter Brad Butcher has announced plans to release his new album From The Bottom Of A Well on the 4th August.

The album will feature Butcher’s latest single “Well Dressed Man” which was inspired by his grandfather Norm, who grew up as one of 13 kids in a can cutters cottage in Northern Queensland.

“It takes a unique strength and character to raise a family, create your own future and leave behind a lasting legacy from the most unlikely of beginnings, and it feels like the perfect fit to dedicate this album to my Pop, Norman George Butcher,” Brad Butcher explains.

Check out the video for “Well Dressed Man” here:

Brad Butcher is currently on tour with The Weeping Willows – the remain dates are below:

Friday 23rd June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 24th June – House Concert, Carrum, VIC
Sunday 25th June – House Concert, Bittern, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 1st July – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th July – Two Goats Cafe & Baa, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 8th July – New England Brewing Co., Uralla, NSW
Friday 14th July – House Concert, Burnie, TAS
Saturday 15th July – Little Rivers Brewing, Scottsdale, TAS
Sunday 16th July – Regional Flavours Fest. – City Sounds Stage, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st July – Nambour RSL, Nambour, QLD
Sunday 23rd July – Burleigh Brewing Co., Burleigh, QLD

Martin Simpson Announces New Album Trails & Tribulation

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Legendary folk singer and guitarist Martin Simpson has announced plans to release his new album Trails & Tribulation on the 1st September.

The album, produced by Andy Bell, is Simpson’s 20th solo outing and featuring collaborations with Ben Nicholls, Toby Kearney, Nancy Kerr, Andy Cutting, John Smith, Helen Bell, Amy Newhouse-Smith and Molly Simpson.

Trails & Tribulation is a collection of traditional and contemporary songs and poems built around the theme of nature, travel and real life stories.

Check out the full track listing for Trails & Tribulation below along with Martin Simpson’s version of “Blues Run The Game”:

1. Blues Run The Game
2. Bones & Feathers
3. Thomas Drew
4. East Kentucky
5. Katherine Of Aragon Interlude
6. A Ballad For Katherine Of Aragon
7. Maps
8. St. James Hospital
9. Jasper’s/Dancing Shoes
10. Ridgeway
11. Rufford Park Poachers
12. Reynardine Interlude
13. Reynardine

Fairport Convention Announce Album Come All Ye – The First 10 Years

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Fans of the 60s/70s English folk revival rejoice – seminal folk rockers Fairport Convention have announced plans to release their 7 CD box set Come All Ye – The First 10 Years on the 28th July.

Curated by Andrew Batt the box set features 121 tracks including 55 previously unreleased tracks and a slew of B-sides, BBC Radio Sessions, TV appearances and more. The set also comes complete with liner notes by respected English writer Patrick Humphries.

Check out the full tracklisting for the Box Set below:

1. Time Will Show The Wiser ( 3:05 ) from Fairport Convention
2. Decameron ( 3:42 ) from Fairport Convention
3. Jack O’ Diamonds ( 3:30 ) from Fairport Convention
4. One Sure Thing ( 2:53 ) from Fairport Convention
5. I Don’t Know Where I Stand ( 3:38 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
6. You Never Wanted Me ( 3:15 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
7. Fotheringay ( 3:04 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
8. I’ll Keep It With Mine ( 5:53 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
9. Mr Lacey ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 2:55 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10. Eastern Rain ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 3:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
11. Nottamun Town – A Capella version ( 1:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
12. Meet On The Ledge ( 2:50 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
13. Throwaway Street Puzzle ( 3:27 ) – B Side on What We Did On Our Holidays remastered
14. Reno Nevada ( 2:23 ) from the David Symonds radio show 6/1/1969
15. Suzanne ( 5:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
16. A Sailors Wife ( without Swarb ) ( 11:23 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
17. Genesis Hall ( 3:35 ) from Unhalfbricking
18. Autopsy – Alt Take ( 4:33 ) – Previously Unreleased
19. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ? – Alt Take ( 5:19 ) – Previously Unreleased

DISC TWO

1. Dear Landlord ( 4:08 ) from Unhalfbricking
2. Si Tu Doir Partir ( 2:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 6/4/1969
3. Percy’s Song ( 5:28 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
4. Ballad of Easy Rider ( 4:54 ) – Guitar Vocal
5. The Deserter – Rehearsal version ( 4:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
6. Come All Ye – Alt Take ( 5:27 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
7. Reynardine ( 4:31 ) from Liege and Lief
8. Matty Groves – Alt Take ( 7:43 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
9. Farewell Farewell ( 2:38 ) from Liege and Lief
10. Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Take 1 edit ( 6:42 ) from Liege & Lief Deluxe Edition
11. Tam Lin ( 7:46 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
12. Sir Patrick Spens ( 3:44 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
13. The Lark In The Morning medley ( 4:12 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear 27/9/1969
14. Bonny Bunch Of Roses ( 10:48 ) – Full House Out-Take

DISC THREE

1. Walk Awhile ( 3:51 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
2. Dirty Linen ( 3:55) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
3. Sloth ( 12:17 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
4. Journeyman’s Grace ( 4:47 ) – Live on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
5. Sir B.McKenzie ( 4:29) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
6. Flatback Caper – Live 1970 ( 5:57 ) – Previously Unreleased
7. Doctor of Physick – Live 1970 ( 3:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
8. Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman (5:34 ) from Guitar, Vocal
9. Bonnie Black Hare – Alt Take ( 3:04 ) – Previously Unreleased
10. Lord Marlborough ( 3:24 ) from Angel Delight
11. Banks of the Sweet Primroses ( 4:11 ) from Angel Delight
12. Breakfast In Mayfair ( 3:07 ) from Babbacombe Lee
13. Little Did I Think ( 1:52 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
14. John Lee ( 1:48 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
15. Cell Song ( 4:27 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
16. Time Is Near ( 2:49 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
17. Dream Song ( 4:14 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
18. Farewell To A Poor Man’s Son ( 5:16 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang

DISC FOUR

1. Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller – Live at the LA Troubadour ( 3:55 ) from Guitar Vocal
2. That’ll Be The Day ( 2:02 ) from The Bunch
3. Think It Over – Sandy Denny rehearsal version ( 2:31 ) – Previously Unreleased
4. Maverick Child ( 4:03 ) Previously Unreleased
5. Sad Song aka As Long As It Is Mine ( 5:06 ) Previously Unreleased
6. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 3:05 ) Previously Unreleased
7. Rattle Trap ( 2:05 ) Previously Unreleased
8. Sheep In The Meadow ( 4:10 ) Previously Unreleased
9. Rosie ( 3:34 ) Previously Unreleased
10. Country Judy Jane ( 2:36 ) Previously Unreleased
11. Me With You ( 3:23 ) Previously Unreleased
12. My Girl ( 4:05 ) Previously Unreleased
13. To Althea from Prison ( 2:25 ) Previously Unreleased
14. Knights Of The Road ( 3:52 ) from Rosie
15. The Plainsman ( 3:19 ) from Rosie
16. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:44 ) Previously Unreleased
17. Brilliancy medley from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:55 ) Previously Unreleased
18. Polly On The Shore ( 4:53 ) from Nine
19. Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) without orchestra ( 2:49 ) Previously Unreleased
20. Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:41 ) – OZ 7” single mix Previously Unreleased
21. Bring Em Down ( 5:55 ) from Nine

DISC FIVE

1. Sloth – Live in Sydney ( 11:31 ) from Live Convention
2. John The Gun ( 5:05 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
3. Down In The Flood ( 3:27 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
4. Rising For The Moon ( 4:18 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
5. After Halloween ( 2:54 ) Byfield Demo – Alt Take Previously Unreleased
6. Restless ( 3:59 ) from Rising For The Moon
7. White Dress ( 3:24 ) Live on LWT (on Rising for the Moon deluxe edition)
8. Stranger To Himself ( 2:52 ) from Rising For The Moon
9. Dawn – Alt version ( 4:09 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10. One More Chance – Alt Take ( 7:52 ) Previously Unreleased
11. All Along The Watchtower – Live in Oslo in 1975 ( 4:22 )
12. When First Into This Country ( 2:28 ) from Gottle O’ Geer
13. Sandy’s Song aka Take Away The Load ( 3:34 ) from Gottle O’Geer
14. Royal Seleccion No 13 ( 4:24 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
15. Adieu Adieu ( 2:35 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
16. Reynard The Fox ( 2:59 ) from Tipplers Tales
17. Poor Ditching Boy ( 3:46 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased
18. Flowers Of The Forest ( 3:50 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased

DISC SIX – Live at Fairfield Hall 16/12/1973

1. Polly On The Shore ( 5:12 ) Previously Unreleased
2. Furs and Feathers ( 5:11 ) Previously Unreleased
3. Tokyo ( 3:09 ) Previously Unreleased
4. Cell Song ( 5:05 ) Previously Unreleased
5. The Claw ( 3:01 ) Previously Unreleased
6. Far From Me ( Old Broken Bottle ) ( 3:47 ) Previously Unreleased
7. Brilliancy medley / Cherokee Shuffle ( 4:14 ) Previously Unreleased
8. Days of 49 ( 6:20 ) Previously Unreleased
9. Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) ( 3:07 ) Previously Unreleased
10. Dirty Linen ( 4:33 ) Previously Unreleased
11. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 6:34 ) Previously Unreleased
12. Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:39 ) Previously Unreleased
13. Sir B. McKenzie ( 6:21 ) Previously Unreleased
14. Down In The Flood – Full version ( 3:45 ) Previously Unreleased
15. Something You’ve Got- Full version ( 3:00 ) Previously Unreleased

DISC SEVEN – Live at the LA Troubadour 1/2/1974

1. Down In The Flood ( 3:13 )
2. The Ballad Of Ned Kelly ( 3:59 )
3. Solo ( 5:34 )
4. It’ll Take A Long Time ( 5:35 )
5. She Moves Through The Fair ( 4:15 )
6. The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed ( 3:17 )
7. The Hexamshire Lass ( 2:44 )
8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ( 4:33 )
9. Six Days On The Road ( 3:44 )
10. Like An Old Fashioned Waltz ( 4:20 )
11. John The Gun ( 5:10 )
12. Down Where The Drunkards Roll – Alt Take ( 4:30 ) Previously Unreleased
13. Crazy Lady Blues ( 4:02 )
14. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ( 6:54 )
15. Matty Groves ( 7:05 )
16. That’ll Be The Day ( 3:23 )

Micah P. Hinson Announces New Album Presents The Holy Strangers

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American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson has just announced plans to release his new album Presents The Holy Strangers on the 8th September. Described as a “modern folk opera” the concept album follows the story of a war time family throughout their life.

Presents The Holy Strangers is two years in the making and is split across two pieces of vinyl (for those of you who like your music analog).

To whet our appetites for the album Micah P. Hinson is streaming two tracks online – Check out “Lover’s Lane” and “The Years Tire On” below:

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