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.

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

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