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.

Listen to Unreleased Old Crow Medicine Show Track “Black-Haired Québécoise”

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Next Friday American string band Old Crow Medicine Show will release their best of album featuring tracks from their first three albums plus previously unreleased songs.

One of those unreleased songs is “Black-Haired Québécoise” which we’ve been given as a pre-release taster on YouTube.

Check it out below and then pick up Best Of next Friday 10th February:

Sam Buckingham Releases New Single and Announces East Coast Tour

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Indie-folk singer-songwriter and all round Timber and Steel favourite Sam Buckingham has just released her brand new single “The Water”.

Buckingham spent a bunch of time travelling through Latin America where she was writing material for her upcoming album The Water which is due on the 28th April. “The Water” is our first taste of this new music.

“It’s a song about finding a space where you can allow light to come in,” Sam Buckingham explained. “We all experience darkness and difficulty, and that’s an integral part of life – this song is about knowing there’s always somewhere to go to take a breath, connect with yourself and keep walking through.”

Take a listen to “The Water” here:

To celebrate the release of “The Water” Sam Buckingham has announced a handful of east coast tour dates this February – the full list of dates are below:

Wednesday 22nd February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th February – The Junkbar, Brisbane, QLD

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 Trent Williams’ New Single “What Do You Call a Man”

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Sydney based singer-songwriter Trent Williams has just released his new single “What Do You Call a Man” and it’s really really good. The track is taken from his upcoming debut EP Stories From Our Times which is due for release imminently.

Take a listen to “What Do You Call a Man” below and expect more like this from Trent Williams in 2017.

Johnny Flynn Announces New Album Sillion

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UK singer-songwriter and all round renaissance man Johnny Flynn has just announced plans to release his fourth studio album Sillion on the 24th March.

The album sees Flynn at a different stage in life from 2013’s Country Mile, with the singer-songwriter now with a young family, a burgeoning screen acting career and some film composition credits under his belt.

Then track list for Sillion is as follows:

1. Raising the Dead
2. Wandering Aengus
3. Heart Sunk Hank
4. Barleycorn
5. The Night my Piano Upped and Died
6. In the Deepest
7. In Your Pockets
8. Jefferson’s Torch
9. Tarp in the Prop
10. The Landlord
11. Hard Road

The first taste of Sillion is the surprisingly electronic “Raising The Dead”, a song about Johnny Flynn getting to know his new born daughter.

“My Dad died when I was 18, and that was quite a galvanising experience,” Flynn explains. “And there’s often an element of that in anything I’m writing; every big loss that you suffer in life, I think everything comes through the conduit of that. I had a really strong sense of my daughter having elements of my Dad when she came along, and it made me kind of laugh – that cyclical sense, of thinking of my daughter as my Dad.”

Take a listen to “Raising The Dead” below:

Listen to the Ryan Martin John Single “Mexico”

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Adelaide singer-songwriter Ryan Martin John has just released his wonderful, folk-rock infused single “Mexico”. John comes from the same group of Adelaide artists that are involved with Poke In The Eye Records which we know is a mark of quality.

“Mexico” is the first single from Ryan Martin John’s debut EP which will be released this year. Take a listen to “Mexico” below:

Listen to the New Laura Marling Single “Wild Fire”

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Laura Marling has very kindly just given us another taster of her upcoming album Semper Femina with the release of “Wild Fire”.

The track is a little more “classic Laura Marling” than the album’s first single “Soothing” with her beautiful voice and acoustic guitar at the forefront.

Check out the lyric video for “Wild Fire” below:

Laura Marling’s sixth album Semper Femina is due for release on the 10th March.

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