Listen to the New Tom Stephens Single “What Lies in the Difference”

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Last week Sydney folk and roots singer-songwriter Tom Stephens released his catchy new single “What Lies in the Difference”. This is the first taste of Stephens moving more to a rockier sound while still maintaining a connection to his folk roots.

Take a listen to “What Lies in the Difference” below:

To celebrate the release of “What Lies in the Difference” Tom Stephens kicked off a tour last weekend. Check out the remaining dates in Melbourne and Sydney below:

Saturday 11th July – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th July – 303, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th July – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th July – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th July – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th July – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Mumford & Sons Announce Australian Tour, New Video “The Wolf”

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So the rumours appear to be true – Mumford & Sons will be gracing our shores before the year is out. The band, who released their rock-driven third album Wilder Mind earlier this year have plans for shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

And to add to the excitement that Sydney show will be an all day, Gentlemen of the Road event in the Domain featuring the likes of Jake Bugg, Future Islands, The Vaccines, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac and Art of Sleeping. The Vaccines will also join Mumford & Sons on the other shows with Meg Mac appearing in Brisbane and Future Islands appearing in Melbourne.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Wednesday 8th July – check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 7th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th November – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th November – Gentlemen Of The Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW

Mumford & Sons also released their new video “The Wolf” overnight which documents their two days at the Bonnaroo in the USA. Check it out here:

Laura Jean Joins Marlon Williams on Australian Tour Dates

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Melbourne folk singer-songwriter Laura Jean is currently in New Zealand supporting the wonderful Marlon Williams but is heading our way this week to bring her music to Australian audiences once again. Laura Jean will also be supporting Marlon Williams in Australia and these shows are already selling out fast.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 2nd July – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 3rd July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th July – Bello Winter Festival, Bellingen, NSW
Tuesday 7th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Tom West Announces New Single, EP and Tour Dates

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Celebrated Adelaide based singer-songwriter Tom West will this week release his brand new EP Oncoming Clouds. The EP is the next step in West’s evolution as a songwriter which can definitely be heard in the new single “Big Balloon” which has been getting plenty of attention.

“For me, the rest of the EP kind of focuses into “Big Balloon” musically, and it’s a nice thematic counterweight to the rest of Oncoming Clouds which is fairly mellow,” Tom West explains. “It is my favourite song from the record.”

To celebrate Oncoming Clouds, which is due for release this Thursday 2nd July, Tom West will be touring around the country, starting this week. Check out the full list of dates, plus a preview of the EP below:

Thursday 2nd July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd July – Cellar Door Sessions, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 4th July – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th July – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 26th July – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Owen Campbell Announces EP Launch Tour

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Owen Campbell is a blues-folk singer originally from Canberra who has spent much of his life travelling Australia and the world bringing his amazing music directly to the people. Campbell has one of those classic blues voices and a really melodic and rhythmic guitar style that perfectly suits his music.

Owen Campbell has announced plans to release an album of covers, In the Shadow Of the Greats, featuring tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, The Beatles and more. To celebrate the release of the album Campbell will be heading up and down the east coast for a tour through July.

Check out the full tour dates, plus his cover of “Days Like This” below:

Thursday 2nd July – The Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd July – Taps, Mooloolaba, QLD
Saturday 4th July – Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna, QLD
Sunday 5th July – Toowoomba Blues Club, Toowoomba, QLD
Thursday 9th July – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 10th July – The Homestead, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 11th July – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Sunday 12th July – Davey’s Hotel, Frankston, VIC
Tuesday 14th July – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th July – Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Saturday 18th July – Club Jervis, Jervis Bay, NSW
Sunday 19th July – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW

Timberwolf Announces EP Launch Shows

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Adelaide based indie-folk singer-songwriter Timberwolf recently released his brand new EP Flux and to celebrate has announced launch shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide this August.

Flux has been getting a bunch of good press since its release and these shows are not to be missed. Check out the dates below:

Friday 21st August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 28th August – UniBar, Adelaide, SA

Laura Marling Announces October Australian Tour

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Timber and Steel’s favourite UK folkie, Laura Marling, is making a welcome return to our shores having just announced tour dates this October.

Marling released her critically acclaimed new album Short Movie earlier this year and will be recreating its electric sound during the tour with a full band.

This will be Laura Marling’s first tour in Australia since 2013 so make sure you get in quick for tickets – they go on sale this Friday. Full dates are below:

Friday 16th October – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 20th October – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 21st October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Gurrumul Announces The Gospel Album

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Celebrated NT singer-songwriter Gurrumul has announced plans to release his highly anticipated third studio album, The Gospel Album, on the 31st July this year. The album features songs reimagined from the spirituals that were brought to north-east Arnhem Land by the Christian missionaries.

The full track listing for The Gospel Album is below:

1. Jesu
2. Trinity
3. Nhaku Limurr
4. The Sweetest Name
5. All God’s Children (Yo Djamarrkuli)
6. Baptism
7. Garray Jesu (My Lord)
8. Hallelujah
9. Walu (Time)
10. Saviour
11. Amazing Grace
12. Riyala (There Is A River)

To celebrate the release of The Gospel Album Gurrumul has announced a national tour. The full list of dates are as follows:

Wednesday 29th July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd August – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 5th August – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8th August – Supersense Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 10th August – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 12th August – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Lior Announces Autumn Flow 10th Anniversary Tour

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Amazing Australian singer-songwriter Lior will be celebrating ten years of his classic album Autumn Flow with a national theatre tour. Lior will be performing the album in its entirety as well as selected favourites from his back catalogue.

“I was driving late one night shortly after releasing Autumn Flow when the radio announcer on Triple J intro’d “This Old Love” by some new independent artist,” Lior remembers. “I was just getting over the fact that they had actually decided to play one of my tracks when she came back on the air after the song had finished saying that she had been inundated by calls from people wanting to find out about this track and artist. It blew me away and I think it was then I realised that there was something about this album that could connect with people in a special way.”

Check out the full list of dates for the tour below:

Friday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th October – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th October – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 30th October – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 31st October – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Josh Pyke Announces New Album But For All These Shrinking Hearts

Josh Pyke
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Australian troubadour Josh Pyke has announced plans to release his fifth studio album, But For All These Shrinking Hearts. The album, which is due on the 31st July, has been previewed with the first track “There’s A Line” which Pyke previewed on social media last week.

“Writing and making this record has been one of the most pleasurable and creatively challenging things I’ve done, and I bloody well love the end result,” Pyke explained. “After the making of the record, it’s pretty much up to you guys whether it travels and is shared and becomes part of peoples lives, so please share the news, the music, your thoughts. As always I owe any kind of continued success to you all, so thank you!”

Always one to treat his fans Josh Pyke is offering a limited number of fans-first album pre-order packages comprising the deluxe edition of the new record (featuring two exclusive tracks), a lyric magnet set and a ticket to one of his intimate, un-ticketed fans first shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Check out the full list of fans first shows below:

Wednesday 29th July – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th August – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th August – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

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