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:

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:

Listen to the New Fleet Foxes Single “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me”

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If you haven’t picked up the new Fleet Foxes album Crack-Up yet then maybe their new single “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” will convince you.

Crack-Up was released last week and follows on from Fleet Foxes’ recent appearance at VIVID Live in Sydney. Check out “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” below:

Listen to the New Angus and Julia Single “Snow”

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By now you’re probably aware that indie-folk siblings Angus & Julia Stone are back making music together after a number of years apart focusing on solo projects.

The new single from the pair is “Snow” and is the first tasted of an upcoming self-produced album.

“Snow is both of us. We sat down and wrote it together,” Angus Stone explains.

“It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” elaborates Julia Stone. “There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.”

Take a listen to “Snow” below:

Miles and Simone Return with New Single “She And I”

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Melbourne alt-country favourites Miles and Simone have made a bold return with the release of their new single “She And I”. The track was recorded with producer Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Courtney Barnett) and was birthed out of the chance discovery of a a battered old nylon-stringed classical guitar amongst boxes of old records behind the red velvet stage curtain of Melbourne’s Basement Discs record store.

“While we were waiting to go onstage, I spotted a small guitar behind the boxes of records,” Miles O’Neil explained. “I saw it was covered in the signatures of the many musicians who had performed on the Basement Discs stage. I tuned it up, started strumming and a song just came out, as if it was waiting behind the strings. I started singing “she and I would run like rolling rivers” and knew it was a keeper.”

Check out “She And I” below:

To celebrate the release of “She And I” Miles and Simone are heading out on a July tour taking in festivals, headline shows and old town halls. Check out the full list of dates here:

Sunday 2nd July – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC
Friday 7th July – Festival of Voices, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July – Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 13th July – Leaps and Bounds Festival, The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th July – Moira, VIC
Saturday 15th July – Yarck, VIC
Sunday 16th July – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
Thursday 20th July – The Gem, PBS FM, Acid Country OB, Leaps and Bounds, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 27th July – The Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th July – Balmoral, NSW
Friday 4th August – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 5th August – King Valley VIC

Listen to the New Emma Davis Single “Getting Better”

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“Getting Better” is the gorgeous new single from Sydney based indie-folk singer-songwriter Emma Davis. The single is a sumptuous, looping masterpiece that has Davis’ trademark vocals and production front and centre.

The track is the first taster from Emma Davis’ upcoming album Demons which she’s pieced together of the last couple of years with producer and musician Greg J Walker (Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, Machine Translations).

Take a listen to “Getting Better” below:

Emma Davis has a handful of tour dates left to celebrate the release of “Getting Better” – check them out here:

Friday 23rd June – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 1st July – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to the New Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds Single “Loose Change”

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Melbourne alt-country darlings Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds are just about to release their brand new single “Loose Change”. Taken from their second full-length album (due later this year), “Loose Change” is a sultry, grimy piece of alt-country goodness.

Take a listen to “Loose Change” here:

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds are heading out for a string of tour dates supporting Larissa Tandy from the middle of this month – full list of dates are below:

Friday 16th June – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 22nd June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th June – Baha, Rye, VIC
Sunday 2nd July – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to “The Devil and The Huntsman” from Sam Lee & Daniel Pemberton

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While the new Guy Richie film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword may not have lit up the box office we are still super impressed with the movie’s soundtrack.

The track featured on much of the film’s marketing (and as a theme throughout the film) is “The Devil and The Huntsman” from Timber and Steel favourite Sam Lee and the film’s composer Daniel Pemberton. The track was written by Lee and Pemberton to capture Arthurian England.

Check out “The Devil and The Huntsman” below:

Listen to the New Alanna Eileen Single “Knowledge”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Alanna Eileen has just released her stunning new single “Knowledge”. Spacious and ethereal, this track shows off Eileen’s incredible songwriting and captivating voice.

Take a listen to “Knowledge” below:

Listen to the New Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Single “Cumberland Gap”

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The latest single from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s highly anticipated new album “The Nashville Sound” (due on the 16th June) is the wonderfully rocky “Cumberland Gap”.

Not to be confused with the traditional old time track of the same name, “Cumberland Gap” is a raw, brutally honest song that covers what Isbell describes as “working class desperation”.

Take a listen to “Cumberland Gap” here:

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