Listen to the New BANFF Single “Act of Misacting”

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Brisbane based singer-songwriter BANFF (aka Benjamin Forbes) has just released his brand new single “Act of Misacting”.

The track was self-produced with help from from Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents).

“”Act of Misacting” is an evolution of an old guitar lick that sat in another demo, but eventually found its way into this new song,” BANFF explained. “The track reflects on that feeling of guilt and regret when you’re pulled into dealing with someone else’s personal troubles. It’s that inevitable feeling of obligation to support them even though sometimes you don’t quite agree with what they’ve done.”

Take a listen to “Act of Misacting” here:

BANFF will be supporting I Know Leopard on their upcoming Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney shows – full list of dates are below:

Friday 15th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st September -The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Listen to the New Patrick James Single “Lay It Down”

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Sydney based singer-songwriter Patrick James makes a welcome return this week with the release of his new single “Lay It Down”.

The track sees a departure from Patrick James’ usual folk-pop songs and instead embraces a bombastic, 80s sound reminiscent of Phil Collins era Genesis. This is our first taste of new Patrick James music since his 2015 album Outlier.

“Throughout the entire writing and recording of the song I didn’t pick up the acoustic guitar once, which was strange at first but ultimately gave a new feel and vibe to the music. It’s bigger and bolder,” Patrick James explained.

Listen to “Lay It Down” here:

Along with the new single Patrick James has announced two rare live shows in Sydney and Melbourne – check out the full list if dates below:

Friday 15th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd September – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to the New Luke Collings Single “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?”

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Sydney based alt-country singer-songwriter Luke Collings has just released his brand new single “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?”.

Produced by Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) and featuring Collings’ band The Greasy Lake, “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” follows up his debut single from earlier this year “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”.

Take a listen to “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” below:

Luke Collings will be launching “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” at The Gaelic Club in Sydney on Saturday 26th August with Cloudbird and Mem Davis in support – check out the official Facebook event here for more details.

Listen to the New Peasant Moon Track “Our Timing Was Wrong”

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Sydney (and sometimes Chicago) based alt-country duo Peasant Moon have just released their brand new single “Our Timing Was Wrong”.

The track, the first from an upcoming EP, was recorded at Love Hz Studio with producer Michael Carpenter and features Peasant Moon with a full band. “Our Timing Was Wrong” is full of classic country waltzing and swagger tempered with the duo’s melancholic sound.

“This song heralds a foray into a more traditional country genre for Peasant Moon on our upcoming EP,” singer and guitarist Harvey Russell explained. “But from a songwriting perspective, we’re still dark, moody and steeped in heartbreak.”

Take a listen to “Our Timing Was Wrong” here:

Listen to the New David Rawlings Single “Cumberland Gap”

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David Rawlings has given us the first taste from his upcoming album Poor David’s Almanack (due tis Friday 11th August) with the track “Cumberland Gap”.

The track has a very cool 70s vibe to it and of course features Gillian Welch on co-vocals. Take a listen to “Cumberland Gap” below:

Kim Churchill Announces New Album Weight_Falls

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Long time Timber and Steel favourite Kim Churchill has just announced plans to release his new album Weight_Falls on the 25th August.

Churchill spent 18 months working on a followup to 2014’s amazing Silence/Win but at the last minute decided to scrap it and start again. The result is the highly anticipated Weight_Falls.

The first single from Weight_Falls is “Second Hand Car” which has a brand new video you can watch here:

To celebrate the release of Weight_Falls Kim Churchill will be heading out on tour this September and October – the full list of dates is below:

Thursday 14th September – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 15th September – Unibar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 16th September – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 21st September – The Jack, Cairns, QLD
Friday 22nd September – The Office, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 23rd September – Timberfest, MacKay, QLD
Friday 29th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 30th September – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 1st October – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 5th October – Fat Controller, Adelaide, SA
Friday 6th October – Waratah Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 7th October – Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Friday 13th October – Fremantle Arts Centre Front Lawn, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 14th October – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 15th October – Red Room @ Clancys Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Friday 20th October – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 26th October – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 27th October – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 28th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Listen to the New Nick Mulvey Single “Mountain to Move”

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English indie-folk singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey has revealed the next single from his upcoming album Wake Up Now – the super upbeat “Mountain to Move”.

The track is classic Nick Mulvey – all rythmic strumming patterns and layered vocals – and will definitely get your feet tapping.

Wake Up Now is due for release on the 8th September. Check out “Mountain to Move” below:

Listen to the New Dan Vogl Track “If I Die”

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Melbourne based indie-folk singer-songwriter Dan Vogl has just launched his brand new single “If I Die”. The single is Vogl’s first under his own moniker after kicking around the music scene since 2010 and it has a really driving, indie-folk feel to it.

“If I Die is about an internal struggle around the ideology and concepts of religion and how people are raised to believe in stories or traditions dependent on their surroundings,” Dan Vogl explained. “It cries out for a greater knowledge of the world and to see outside the box that certain beliefs can trap you in.”

Check out “If I Die” below:

Listen to the New Micah P. Hinson Single “Oh, Spaceman”

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American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson has just released another single from his upcoming album Presents The Holy Strangers, the slow waltz “Oh, Spaceman”.

“It was the first song I wrote for my boy, Wiley Tex, after he was born, and the only song I played for about half a year after his birth,” Hinson says of the song. “It is the only song where the melody and words came before sitting behind a guitar. Which is not a way I’ve ever written.”

Presents The Holy Strangers is due for release on the 8th September. Listen to “Oh, Spaceman” below:

Listen to the New BATTS Single “Little White Lies”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter BATTS has just released her new single “Little White Lies” and it’s beautiful. BATTS introduced us to her new sound with her previous single “For Now” and “Little White Lies” follows in the same vein with a very traditional guitar-drums-bass sound rather than her previous electronic incarnation.

“Little White Lies just came out all at once,” BATTS explains. “It’s about how pretty much every interaction with anyone seems to be filled with these little white lies, whether it’s just easier to reply ‘good’ when someone asks you how you are, or being late and making up a little white lie to cover your back. The world is filled with them and I don’t think we even realise we are doing it anymore, whether it’s a stranger or someone close to you, it just happens.”

Take a listen to “Little White Lies” below:

BATTS will be launching “Little White Lies” at The Workers Club in Melbourne on the 17th August – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

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