Listen to the New Single from The Bushwackers “Dirt Under My Nails”

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The latest single from Australian bush music legends The Bushwackers’ latest album The Hungry Mile is “Dirt Under My Nails”. The track was written by Melbourne based songwriter Rich Davies about the migrant experience in Australia.

“This is a great song from Rich Davies in Melbourne,” guitarist, Roger Corbett said. “It came out of a songwriting project involving the use of historical photos and professional songwriters who crafted songs from the images in those photos. It tells the familiar story of an Italian migrant building his life in Australia.”

“We want listeners of The Hungry Mile to take away a sense of pride in our history,” singer Dobe Newton added. “We would like them to take away the humour, the strength and the pride that is embodied in Australian culture of today and from our past.”

Take a listen to “Dirt Under My Nails” below:

Timber and Steel Premiere: John Flanagan Trio’s New Single “Beauty On The Bottom” Plus National Tour

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Timber and Steel favourite John Flanagan Trio has just released their gorgeous new single “Beauty On The Bottom” and have asked Timber and Steel to be the first to share it. Once again Flanagan has proven he’s one of Australia’s finest lyricists – take a listen here:

“Beauty On The Bottom” is the first recorded work for John Flanagan and his constant live collaborators Liz Frencham and Daniel Watkins. To coincide with the release of the single the John Flanagan Trio will be heading out on tour through Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Canberra, Adelaide, and other regional centers around VIC, NSW and SA during May and June.

Check out the full list of dates (with more to be announced) below:

Saturday 13th May – Commonground, Hilldene, VIC
Thursday 18th May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 19th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Paddock Sessions, Wollombi, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 21st May – Coffee Whole, Berkley Vale, NSW
Thursday 1st June – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd June – Courthouse Cultural Centre, Auburn, SA
Saturday 3rd June – Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, SA
Saturday 17th June – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to the New Raised By Eagles Single “Shape & Line”

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Melbourne based country-rock band Raised By Eagles have just released their new single “Shape & Line”. The track is the first taste from the band’s highly anticipated third album and points to a bigger more electrified sound.

Check it out here:

Raised By Eagles are heading out on tour this May and June supporting Mick Thomas – check out the full dates here:

Friday 19th May – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th May – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 21st May – Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 27th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd June – Lizottes Restaurant, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

William Crighton Announces East Coast Tour and 7-Inch Vinyl

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On the 31st March celebrated singer-songwriter William Crighton will be releasing his brand new 7-inch vinyl (and digital signal) “Hope Recovery”.

To celebrate its release William Crighton will be hitting the road for a series of East Coast dates throughout May and June, and those shows are set to offer up a bunch of surprises for fans.

“I don’t want to give too much away,” Crighton explained. “Expect a host of special guests and a mixture of unplugged and electric sounds, but essentially it’ll be unlike anything else we’ve ever done.”

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 5th May – Bella Union Trades Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th May – Grampians Grape Escape, Halls Gap, VIC
Friday 12th May – Leadbelly, Newtown, NSW
Saturday 13th May – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 20th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th May – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 9th June – The Ex-Services Club, Mullum, NSW
Saturday 10th June – Diggers Tavern, Bellingen, NSW

Listen to the New BATTS single “For Now”

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Melbourne musician BATTS (aka Tanya Batt) has just released her brand new single “For Now”. The track is a slight change of direction for BATTS who has been very electronically influenced in recent years – “For Now” is more acoustically driven with an ambient slant you’d expect from artists like Bon Iver or Daughter.

We really love everything BATTS does and this is one of our favourite tracks yet – take a listen below:

To celebrate the release of “For Now” BATTS has a residency on Sunday’s through April at Melbourne bar Some Velvet Morning – the full list of dates is below:

Sunday 2nd April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Fleet Foxes Announce Details of New Album

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The long rumoured new album from indie-folkers Fleet Foxes has finally been announced with the band revealing Crack-Up will be released on the 16th June.

The album comes six years after the release of the amazing Helplessness Blues and the five year hiatus that followed.

The first track from the album is the epic “Third of May/Ōdaigahara” which has been released as a lyric video:

Fleet Foxes have already announced that they’ll be in Australia for VIVID LIVE this year and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more Australian dates to follow.

The full track listing for Crack-Up is below:

1. I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May/Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
7. Mearcstapa
8. On Another Ocean (January/June)
9. Fool’s Errand
10. I Should See Memphis
11. Crack-Up

Johnny Flynn Unveils New Single “Heart Sunk Hank”

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English singer-songwriter and actor Johnny Flynn has unveiled the latest single from his upcoming album Sillion (due on the 24th March), the stripped back “Heart Sunk Hank”.

The production on the track is interesting – kicking off as a wonky vinyl recording (courtesy of a 1940s Voice-o-Graph), moving into a live sound and then descending back in the wonkiness. The track is inspired by the folk song “Ten Thousand Miles”.

“There’s a version of that song by Nic Jones that I really love,” explains Flynn. “His version is really pure and beautiful and trembling with authenticity. But I played it to my wife and she hated it. And it made me laugh: how can it be that this person that I love hates this song?”

Check out “Heart Sunk Hank” below:

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

Elwood Myre Announce East Coast Tour

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Central Coast folk-rock duo Elwood Myre have just announced a bunch of dates up and down the east coast through the second half of February and into March.

The tour comes off the back of their brand new single “They’re Gonna Get You Too” from their upcoming record. Check out the track plus all of the dates below:

Friday 17th February – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 26th February – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd March – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 10th March – B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th March – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Saturday 18th March – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 19th March – The Fox Den, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 25th March – The Stag & Hunter, Mayfield, NSW

Listen to the Debut Luke Collings Single “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”

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Sydney based alt-country singer-songwriter Luke Collings has just released his debut single “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”.

The track was produced by Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) and features guest vocals from Brielle Davis (Not Good With Horses) as well as Collings’ band Greasy Lake.

Take a listen to “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)” here:

To celebrate the release Luke Collings & Greasy Lake will be launching the single at Gasoline Pony in Sydney on the Wednesday 15th February supported by Lyn Taylor (Dear Orphans) and Peter Conaty. For more details check out the official Facebook event here.

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