Timber and Steel Premiere: Peasant Moon’s New Single “Back In Time”

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Sydney based Americana duo Peasant Moon have established themselves as an integral part of the local scene over the last few years. Having just returned from their first Tamworth Country Music Festival Peasant Moon are ready to release their brand new single “Back In Time” and we’re super proud to give Timber and Steel readers the first listen

“Back In Time” is taken from the duo’s third EP which is due for release later this year and features a full band.

“”Back In Time” serves partly as a warning to my future self,” says singer and guitarist Harvey Russell. “As Joni Mitchell said, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.”

Take a listen to “Back In Time” below:

The single is available on your favourite streaming services or you can download it here.

Peasant Moon have a handful of dates in the coming months – the full list is here:

Sunday 5th March – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 25th March – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 9th April – Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide, SA

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

Listen to the New Claude Hay Single “Love No More” Plus May Tour Dates

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New South Wales troubadour Claude Hay returns to a rootsier place with his brand new single “Love No More”. The single is filled with slide guitar and call and response melodies and best of all Hay is giving you the chance to download it free.

Check out “Love No More” and download it below:

To celebrate the release of “Love No More” Claude Hay is heading out on tour this May – the full list of dates are here:

Thursday 5th May – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 6th May – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th May – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 8th May – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW
Thursday 12th May – The Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 13th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th May – The Blues Train, Queenscliff, VIC
Thursday 19th May – The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 20th May – Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 21st May – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 22nd May – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 27th May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 4th June – The Agrestic Grocer, Orange, NSW
Saturday 18th June – The Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, NSW

HOWQUA Announces Hometown Show Before Heading Overseas

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter HOWQUA is about to head to North America to pursue opportunities there, but before he does he’s planning one final show in his home town.

HOWQUA will be performing at Shadow Electric in Abbotsford, Melbourne on the 23rd April. And to get you in the mood he’s offering his new single “City Sounds” as a free download – check out the details below:

Saturday 23rd April – Shadow Electric, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Matthew and the Atlas Video “Elijah”

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Last week celebrated English nu-folk artist Matthew and the Atlas released their brand new single “Elijah” as a free download. The track is the first taste from the band’s recording sessions in the USA towards the end of last year – and we can only assume there’s more on the way.

A live version of “Elijah” also hit the web which we thought we share below. If you want to download the track for free head over to the official Matthew and the Atlas site and sign up for their mailing list.

Radical Face Releases Latest Free EP The Bastards Volume 4

Radical Face
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If you’ve been following the career of American indie-folk singer Radical Face then you’ll know that while he works on his epic Family Tree series of albums he’s also releasing the songs that don’t make the cut on his The Bastards free EPs.

Radical Face has just announced that we’re unlikely to see the final Family Tree album until March 2016, but he has gone ahead and released The Bastards Volume 4 which is available as a free download over at NoiseTrade. Head over there to pick it up to help you get excited for the next Family Tree album.

Free New Music From The Welcome Wagon

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Americana husband and wife gospel-folk duo The Welcome Wagon are currently working on a new batch of songs for their latest LP in 2016, and have decided to give a sampler away for free titled A Work of Love in Progress.

Best known as collaborators with Sufjan Stevens, this is The Welcome Wagon’s first new material since their 2012 release Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices.

If you want to get your hands on four new tracks check out NoiseTrade here.

The Mid-North Offer Up Their New Album Tales From A Mountain on Noisetrade

Tales From a Mountain
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New South Wales bluegrass and folk band The Mid-North have opted for a less than orthodox method of distributing their brand new album Tales From A Mountain – by giving it away via free music site Noisetrade. In return for the album The Mid-North are asking for a voluntary tip which you can leave when you download the album here.

Or you can pick it up on Bandcamp here for just $12. Take a listen to Tales From A Mountain below and check out the video for “Delta Mae” while you’re there:

Listen to Nick Payne’s New Solo Track “Old Sydney Town”

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Dear Orphans singer and guitarist Nick Payne is busy working on his first solo album and he’s given Timber and Steel a taster of the very first track – “Old Sydney Town”. Billed as a “convict song”, the track has a great old-timey feel and definitely got our attention. Take a listen below:

Nick Payne is offering up “Old Sydney Town” as a free download if you head over to the Dear Orphans web site – just follow this link!

Download the New Radical Face EP The Bastards Volume 3

Radical Face
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American singer-songwriter Radical Face is busy readying the final installment in his The Family Tree trioly, due next year, and as usual he is offering up an EP of songs that didn’t make the album as a free download.

The EP is titled The Bastards Volume 3 and is available as a free download on Noisetrade here. If streaming is more your thing you can listen to the three track EP on Spotify here.

Definitely a nice taster for the next The Family Tree album!

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