Listen to the New Luke Collings Single “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?”

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Sydney based alt-country singer-songwriter Luke Collings has just released his brand new single “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?”.

Produced by Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) and featuring Collings’ band The Greasy Lake, “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” follows up his debut single from earlier this year “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”.

Take a listen to “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” below:

Luke Collings will be launching “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” at The Gaelic Club in Sydney on Saturday 26th August with Cloudbird and Mem Davis in support – check out the official Facebook event here for more details.

Gretta Ziller Announces Album Launch Shows

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Americana singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller will be releasing her highly anticipated debut album Queen of Boomtown on the 1st September and we’re excited that she’s planning to celebrate with a huge shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Tamworth.

On the 31st August Gretta Ziller will be performing all of the songs from Queen of Boomtown at The Croxton in her home town of Melbourne with a select group of guests joining her on stage during the night – the first of which she’s announced as The Weeping Willows. Following that show Ziller will hit the road for her New South Wales gigs through September. Check out the full list of shows below:

Thursday 31st August – Croxton Front Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 7th September – “Whiskey Jam”, Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Sider Diner Sessions, City Sider CBD Motel, Tamworth, NSW

The Newsagency Announce Official Opening of New Space in Sydney

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For the past few years Sydney venue The Newsagency has been a favourite intimate space for so many of the artists we cover on Timber and Steel. There was nothing quite like picking up a six pack at the Vic, a pizza from Supreme Gourmet and then squeezing yourself into a tiny seat in order to experience some truly magical music.

Then earlier this year Alison Avron, venue owner and singer-songwriter, made the difficult decision to close The Newsagency after her landlord declined to let her upgrade the space. After months of searching Avron managed to secure a new space in Camperdown which officially opens next week.

The new Newsagency has already hosted a couple of quiet gigs but Wednesday the 16th August is their official opening night. The night will see the return of the much loved Newsagency Sessions and will feature performances from the wonderful Sarah Belkner (above) along with a set from Alison Avron herself.

If you’ve missed this little gem of a venue we recommend getting down next Wednesday and checking it out – more information can be found on the official Facebook event here. And to check out what else is coming up at The Newsagency head over to their official site.

The Cake & Cordial Sessions Comes to Brisbane

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Alt-country mini-festival The Cake & Cordial Sessions is heading to Brisbane this Friday 28th July to help warm up punters in time for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival.

Born at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Cake & Cordial Sessions combines sweet country music with tasty treats and cool drinks.

This Friday’s Cake & Cordial Sessions will take place at the Ashgrove Bowls Club and will feature sweet sweet tunes from Paddy McHugh, Kelly Cork, Megan Cooper and Fanny Lumsden.

For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official Facebook event here.

Charm of Finches Celebrate the One Year Anniversary of Their Debut Album

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A year ago Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches released their celebrated debut album Staring at the Starry Ceiling and since then they gone from strength to strength.’

After numerous festival appearances, high profile support slots and headline shows Charm of Finches have announced plans to celebrate the one year anniversary of Staring at the Starry Ceiling with a special hometown show at The Thornbury Theatre this Friday 28th July. Joining them in support will be Timber and Steel favourite Loren Kate.

Charm of Finches will also be playing in Sydney and Bendigo at the start of August. The full list of dates are below:

Friday 28th July – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Bendigo Folk Club, The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Listen to the New Anna Cordell Single “The Moon”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Anna Cordell has just released her beautiful new single “The Moon”.

The lo-fi track was recorded with Obscura Hail and Luke McIvor “with my friend in rooms around my house” according to Cordell and is mesmerising. Cordell has always been one of those artists that offers up a complexity in her songwriting and if you scratch below the lo-fi sound of “The Moon” there are a lot of layers to be discovered.

Take a listen to “The Moon” here:

If you like what you hear then get down to the Kew Courthouse in Kew, VIC this Saturday 15th July where Anna Cordell will be joined by a strong trio as well as aforementioned collaborator Obscura Hail and folk singer Rough River. Check out the official Facebook event here for more information.

Watch the New Fallon Cush Video “Long Shot”

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Sydney based rock and alt-country band Fallon Cush have just released their new single and video “Long Shot”.

The song was written last November when singer-songwriter Steve Smith was going through the form guide trying to pick a winner for the Melbourne Cup.

“I subsequently discovered everybody loves a long shot providing it wins, otherwise it’s a donation the TAB but the experience inspired a catchy little tune so the day wasn’t a complete write-off,” Smith explains.

This is the first taster of an upcoming album due for release this September. Check out the video for “Long Shot” below:

Fallon Cush will be launching “Long Shot” with a very special show at The Union in Sydney on the 13th August – check out the Facebook invite for more details.

Watch the New Jim Lawrie Video “Swimming In The Rain”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Jim Lawrie will be releasing his new album Slacker of the Year this Friday 9th June and has just released his hilarious new video “Swimming in the Rain” featuring footage from “a random 80’s movie that Jim found in the archives of the interwebs”.

“I wrote a song about a summer of love, a loss of innocence, and the dance of lustful confusion between two friends,” Jim Lawrie explained. “It reminded me a lot of 1988’s classic Hollywood romp, Computer Beach Party. As I set out to reimagine this timeless masterpiece to the tune of my future hit single, “Swimming in the Rain,” it dawned on me that once I had cut out all the nudie scenes there was only just enough footage left to scrape together a 4 minute video clip.”

Check out the video for “Swimming in the Rain” here:

Jim Lawrie will be launching Slacker of the Year on Friday 28th July at the Northcote Social Club.

Tulalah Announce New Album The Question

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Melbourne based orchestral-folk eight-piece Tulalah have just announced plans to release their highly anticipated new album The Question on the 19th June.

The Question is the follow up to their 2015 long player The Flood and is set to capture their expansive, all encompassing sound.

To celebrate its release Tulalah will launching The Question with a very special show at The Gasometer in Melbourne on Thursday 22nd June – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

Watch the New Taryn La Fauci Video “Life of Song”

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Last week Sydney based singer-songwriter Taryn La Fauci released the gorgeous new video for her single “Life of Song”. The track perfectly showcases La Fauci’s powerful lyrics and stripped back, acoustic accompaniment.

“Life of Song” is the first track from Taryn La Fauci’s highly anticipated debut album Cycling due on the 30th June.

“I crafted every idea with a purpose and idea behind it,” La Fauci said of the album. “This record is where I am as an artist and songwriter and I am very proud of this album and more confident with it than the first EP.”

Check out the video for “Life of Song” below:

Taryn La Fauci will be appearing at the Porch Light Sessions at The Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney this Thursday 8th June – for full details check out the details on the official Facebook event here.

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