The Weather Station Announces Headline Melbourne Show

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Canadian indie-folk singer The Weather Station is heading back to Australia this May to support Marlon Williams on his national tour.

And as an extra special treat The Weather Station has just announced a very special headline show in Melbourne in addition to her sold out show with Williams at the Forum.

The show will take place at The Northcote Social Club on the 11th May with support from special guests Grand Salvo and James Kenyon. The full details of all of The Weather Station’s shows, including the tour with Marlon Williams, are below:

Friday 11th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12th May – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 14th May – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Wednesday 16th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 17th May – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Raised By Eagles Video “Night Wheels”

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Melbourne based alt-country band Raised By Eagles have just released the cracking new video for their single “Night Wheels”.

The track is taken from their award winning and critically acclaimed 2017 album I Must Be Somewhere – check out the video here:

Raised By Eagles will be seeing in the holiday season with two very special Christmas shows in Victoria, A Country Christmas Revue. Raised By Eagles will be joined by The Ahern Brothers and Lost Ragas, with very special guest MC Sarah Carroll, in Melbourne and Castlemaine – the full list of dates are below:

Sunday 17th December – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd December – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Listen to the New Hannah Cameron Single “Just Leave Me Here”

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Singer-songwriter Hannah Cameron has just released a live video of her latest single “Just Leave Me Here”. The track is a taster of Cameron’s album upcoming I Lay Where You Lie and was inspired by a conversation with a friend.

“It’s about feelings of hopelessness and defeat but it was actually written as a song of comfort,” Hannah Cameron explained. “I think sometimes we don’t want to be told that things are okay, we want to be heard and to feel understood.”

Check out the stunning live video for “Just Leave Me Here” here:

Hannah Cameron will be playing at Some Velvet Morning this Sunday 17th December.

The Head and The Heart Announce Melbourne Headline Show

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Anyone hoping to catch a headline show from American folk rockers The Head and The Heart when they’re in the country for Sydney City Limits better be prepared to find their way to Melbourne.

The band has only announced a single sideshow, appearing at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on the 1st March. If The Head and The Heart are top of your list to go and see I’d recommend getting on top of tickets to this show ASAP as it’s bound to sell out soon.

Both Australian dates for The Head and The Heart are below:

Saturday 24th February – Sydney City Limits, Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 1st March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Paul Kelly Announces Making Gravy Christmas Show

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Paul Kelly’s iconic song “How to Make Gravy” has become a stalwart of the Christmas period with many Australians siting it as their favourite holiday song.

Kelly has embraced the national love of the song with the announcement of a huge Making Gravy show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on Saturday 16th December. The show will feature special guest performances from Gang of Youths, Meg Mac and Gretta Ray.

“Gravy’s been around a long, long time,” Paul Kelly explained. “Maybe humans came up with it even before they came up with beer and wine. I don’t know. But I do know Raymond Carver wrote a poem about it. And I like to make it. And it’s different all over the world. So, we’d like to usher in Christmas and all things grave and gravilicious with a rich, musical stew. Come on board the gravy train with us and our friends this December 16th at The Myer Music Bowl.”

For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

The Staves Announce New Collaborative Album The Way Is Read with yMusic

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English indie-folk trio The Staves have just announced plans to release their brand new album The Way Is Read on the 24th November.

The album is a unique collaboration with New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic. The collaboration was originally commisioned by Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival back in 2016 and goes beyond yMusic just providing classical backing to The Staves – instead the two groups approached the project a number of ways, using The Staves’ voices as extra instruments for yMusic’s existing work, chopping up and rearranging tracks from The Staves and taking traditional songs and making them abstract.

Check out the full track listing plus the video for the first single “Trouble On My Mind” below:

1. Hopeless
2. Take Me Home
3. Trouble on My Mind
4. Bladed Stance
5. All My Life
6. Silent Side
7. Year of the Dog
8. Courting Is A Pleasure
9. All The Times You Prayed
10. Appetite
11. Sprig of Thyme
12. The Way Is Read

The Staves have been announced for the new Sydney City Limits festival on the 24th February – we’re looking forward to seeing if they’re doing any more dates while they’re in the country.

Lime and Steel to Announce Final Ever Show

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Legendary Blue Mountains folk band Lime and Steel have sadly announced that they’re calling it a day, with the members moving on to other projects.

Lime and Steel have been a mainstay of the mountains folk scene for a number of years, supporting pretty much every band who toured through Katoomba and surrounds as well as headlining shows and touring all over NSW and the country. They also released four albums over their career and were regulars at folk festivals all over Australia.

To say goodbye Lime and Steel have one last show at Junction 142 in Katoomba on Saturday the 4th November supported by Julien Joel Clement and Neil Duncan. To get along to this show make sure you check out the official Facebook event here.

And if you want to keep track of the band members’ other projects (the ones that have been announced at least) make sure you check out Skye Evans’s soul-jazz trio Soular Spill, Paddy Connor’s Irish-trad/convict-folk project Witches Leap and Maizy Coombes’ alt folk group Snail.

Dashville to Showcase at Australian Music Week

William Crighton
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This year’s Australian Music Week, held in Cronulla south of Sydney from the 1st to the 3rd of November, is already bursting at the seems with conferences, showcases and more music than you can poke a stick at.

So we’re pretty excited that the good folks from Dashville, the brains behind Hunter Valley music festivals like The Gum Ball and Dashville Skyline, are wading right into the middle of Australian Music Week with a huge showcase at iconic venue The Brass Monkey on Thursday 2nd November.

The Dashville showcase will feature a bunch of their favourite artists including William Crighton (above), Terra Lightfoot, Melody Pool, Magpie Diaries and Dave Wells.

This is going to be a huge show. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Timberwolf Announces Debut Album Íkaros

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Adelaide based, electro-folk singer-songwriter Timberwolf has announced plans to finally release his debut album Íkaros on the 27th October.

Recorded between the NSW Central Coast, L.A. and Adelaide, Íkaros has been a long time coming. Despite his prolific output and touring schedule in recent years, recent hospital trips for vocal surgeries have delayed the release. But now Timberwolf is fully recovered and the record is not far away.

Íkaros sees Timberwolf exploring his Greek heritage.

“The record follows the journey of this one character – Íkaros – (a character re-interpreted from ancient Greek mythology) – from a life of self-preservation and fear of connection, to embracing vulnerability and trust in new connections with fellow humans, especially in romance,” Timberwolf explains. “It can be a pretty dull and lonely survival if you’re living for self-preservation, and as humans we build and expand into emotional connection and company”

Listen to the title track (and latest single) “Íkaros” here:

To celebrate the release of Íkaros Timberwolf will be performing an intimate, secret listening party in Melbourne on the 19th October which will be live streamed on Facebook – check out the official Facebook event for the live stream here.

The Americana Music Association of Australia Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash

The Americana Music Association of Australia (AMAA) will be taking over Australian Music Week in Cronulla, Sydney this year with a bunch of conference and live music events throughout the week.

As well as the Americana Music Association of Australia Conference on the 4th November, the AMAA is set to announce a raft of live music events in the days prior, the first of which is their first Birthday Bash concert on Friday 3rd November.

The Birthday Bash will feature live performances from Gretta Ziller, Small Town Romance, The Ahern Brothers, Andrew Swift, Georgia State Line, Hana and Jessie-Lee, The April Family and special guest Anne Kirkpatrick.

More details about the Birthday Bash and other Australian Music Week events will be announced soon. To stay up to date, and get your hands on tickets, visit the official AMAA website here.

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