Watch the New Eddie Boyd Video “Stoned”

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For his latest video “Stoned” Sydney singer-songwriter Eddie Boyd has set his sights on a very clear inspiration – the world of Harry Potter. Set at the annual presentation of a small time Harry Potter Society, the video features a cosplaying Boyd descend into a drunken rage.

Check out the clip here:

Eddie Boyd has a handful of dates in the next few weeks to support the new video. All remaining dates for his tour are below:

Thursday 18th August – Selina’s, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th August – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 27th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Patrick James Announces Spring Solo Tour

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This spring Sydney based singer-songwriter Patrick James will be heading out on a run of solo dates throughout the country. These dates will be your last chance to see James in many of these cities before the end of the year so we recommend getting along to one of them.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 15th September – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 16th September – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 17th September – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 22nd September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 23rd September – The Tap House, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 24th September – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 25th September – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 29th September – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th September – Four5Nine @ The Rosemount, Perth, WA
Saturday 1st October – Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 2nd October – Highway Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Thursday 6th October – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th October – Nightquarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 8th October – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Boy & Bear Announce Regional Tour

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This November and December Boy & Bear will be taking their latest album Limit of Love around the country with a bunch of regional shows in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT.

Check out the full list of shows below:

Wednesday 9th November – Regent Theatre, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 10th November – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 11th November – Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 12th November – The Cube, Wodonga, VIC
Wednesday 16th November – C.Ex Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 17th November – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 18th November – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 19th November – Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sunday 20th November – The Mills Precinct, Toowoomba, QLD
Wednesday 23rd Novemeber – Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD
Thursday 24th November – MECC, Mackay, QLD
Friday 25th November – Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD
Sunday 27th November – The Venue, Townsville, QLD
Friday 2nd December – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Saturday 3rd December – 3 Oceans, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 4th December – Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 7th December – Orange Ex-Services Club, Orange, NSW
Thursday 8th December – ANU, Canberra, ACT
Friday 9th December – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 10th December – Wests City, Newcastle, NSW

Jordie Lane Announces New Album and National Tour

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The incomparable Jordie Lane has announced plans to release a brand new album, GLASSELLLAND on the 16th September this year. This will be Lane’s first full length studio album in 5 years and is said to see him push his sound far beyond the folk and alt-country sound he has become synonymous with.

“It felt like fresh start, a time to get back to my youthful ways, approaching music with naivety and fearlessness,” Jordie Lane explained. “There was this sign on a hill, around the corner from our first recording space that stood only 3 metres high, that said GLASSELLLAND in big block letters. It was this ironic take on the original HOLLYWOODLAND sign. Instantly it became the symbol for the album before we’d even started writing. It was like a visual mantra that said: “Your dreams are endless!” But the difference was it was not all glossy and fake Hollywood. It was a mundane, regular working class, real, gritty, neighborhood. Not far from what my hometown of Thornbury was like when I was growing up in Melbourne. Being the producers and engineers, Clare and I learnt how to use the recording gear, and inevitably our lack of knowledge gave us a sense of freedom and the so called “mistakes” gave the record a truth and authenticity that couldn’t be orchestrated any other way.”

To celebrate the release of GLASSELLLAND Jordie Lane and his new band The Sleepers will be heading out on tour this October and November, kicking everything off with an appearance at Dashville Skyline. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 29th September to Sunday 1st October – Dashville Skyline, NSW
Friday 28th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th October – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 1st November – St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 2nd November – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 3rd November – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th November – Sutton’s House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 10th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th November – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 12th November – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 17th November – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November – Mullum Music Fest, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 24th November – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC

Irish Mythen Announces Australian Tour Dates

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It would seem that Canadian troubadour Irish Mythen just can’t get enough of Australia. Having already visited our country for the festival season at the start of the year as well as supporting Melissa Etheridge on her recent tour Irish Mythen has announced she’ll be back in the country this October.

Irish Mythen has been announced as part of the Dashville Skyline festival after which she’ll be hitting the road for headline up and down the east coast. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 30th September – Dashville Skyline, Dashville, NSW
Saturday 1st October – The Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Sunday 2nd October – The Beyond Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 6th October – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 7th October – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 8th October – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 9th October – Wauchope Arts, Wauchope, NSW
Thursday 13th October – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th October – Mullum Ex-services Club, Mullumbimbi, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Federal Hall, Federal, QLD
Sunday 16th October – Kuranda Amphitheatre, Kuranda, QLD
Friday 21st October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 22nd October – The Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick, VIC
Sunday 23rd October – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

10 String Symphony Announce Their First Australian Tour

10 String Symphony
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If you were lucky enough to be in the audience for the 2012 Jamgrass Festival you would have been blown away by the US based band The New Worlds, made up of some of the top musicians in the folk genre.

The two fiddle players from The New Worlds, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, make up the folk duo 10 String Symphony who will be heading to Australia this October for their first every Australian tour as that project. While they’re here they will be headlining the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival as well as their own dates through Victoria and NSW.

10 String Symphony be touring their brand new album Weight of the World – check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 14th October – Patchewollock Music Festival, Patchewollock, VIC
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October – Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Kinglake, VIC
Tuesday 18th October – Mountain Pickers Club, Upwey, VIC
Thursday 20th October – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October – Dorrigo Festival, Dorrigo, NSW
Tuesday 25th October – 63 First Ave (Mother’s Milk Cafe), Sawtell, NSW
Wednesday 26th October – Wauchope Arts Council, Wauchope, NSW
Thursday 27th October – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 28th October – Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 29th October – Hotel Gearin, Blue Mountains, NSW
Sunday 30th October – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Passenger Announces Full Band Australian Tour

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English singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite Passenger has announced plans to return to Australia at the start of 2017 for a full band tour.

Passenger is about to release his brand new album Young As The Morning Old As The Sea on the 23rd September so there’ll be plenty of new material to get acquainted with prior to the tour. These shows will be the first time Australian fans will be treated to Passenger’s full four-piece band.

Check out the full list of dates here:

Friday 20th January – Riverstage Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st January – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 25th January – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 28th January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 31st January – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 2nd February – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday 4th February – Freo Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Fanny Lumsden Announces Her 2016 Country Halls Tour Dates

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Every year alt-country singer-songwriter Fanny Lumsden packs her bags and heads bush in search of little-used town halls in country towns and regional centres. Her Country Halls tour has become the stuff of legend and 2016 will mark its fifth outing.

The Country Halls tour kicks off this September and will feature Fanny Lumsden’s full band The Thrillseekers. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 2nd September – Ladysmith Hall, Ladysmith, NSW
Saturday 3rd September – Whitton Hall, Whitton, NSW
Friday 9th September – Majors Creek Hall, Majors Creek, NSW
Saturday 10th September – Sandigo Hall, Sandigo, NSW
Friday 23rd September – Camooweal Hall, Camooweal, QLD
Friday 7th October – Yeoval Hall, Yeoval, NSW
Saturday 8th October – Walla Walla Hall, Walla-Walla, NSW
Friday 21 October – Savernake School of the Arts, Savernake, NSW
Saturday 22nd October – Downside Hall, Downside, NSW
Friday 4th November – Carabost Hall, Carabost, NSW
Saturday 5th November – Thowgla Hall, Corryong, VIC
Saturday 19th November – St Stephen’s Church Hall, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16th November – Spring Plains Hall, Wee Waa, NSW

James Kenyon Announces New Album Imagine You Are Driving

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Adelaide based singer-songwriter James Kenyon has announced plans to release his brand new album Imagine You Are Driving on the 2nd September this year. The album is a followup to Kenyon’s amazing 2012 debut The North Pole.

“I pitched the idea for the album to [producer] Nick Huggins whist kicking a footy around,” James Kenyon explained. “I wanted to make a soundtrack to an unmade film. The “film” was really just a shifting set of images and songs I’d been thinking about over the past few years – a collection of loosely connected narratives based around a small town or an outer suburban area that reverberated through the songs. It didn’t matter that the plot for the “film” wasn’t locked down, what mattered was that we had an idea of the textures, colours and landscape of the film; enough information to inform the music.”

James Kenyon released the first single from the album, “The Motorbike Song”, back on May and is currently touring it throughout the country – check out the full list of dates and the video for “The Motorbike Song” below:

Thursday 28th July – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th July – Cellar Door Sessions, Mclaren Vale, SA
Saturday 30th July – Three Brothers Arms, Macclesfield, SA
Sunday 31st July – The Border Inn, Apsley, VIC
Wednesday 10th August – Queen Vic Night Market, VIC
Thursday 11th August – Porchlight Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th August – The Hinton Hotel, Hinton, NSW
Saturday 13th August – House Concert, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 14th August – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Watch Julia Jacklin New Video “Leadlight” Plus Details of Her Debut Album

Julia Jacklin
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When she’s not staring in her friend’s music videos Sydney singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin produces some pretty special music.

Jacklin’s latest single is “Leadlight”, the video to which was filmed in her old high school hall.

“A lot of the shots focus on the stage where I performed in the chorus for Grease and Fiddler on the Roof and the unfortunate time I chose to sing “Wonderwall” to a backing CD for a senior assembly,” Julia Jacklin explained. “I went back there recently and saw the hall in a whole new light. When I was at school I never really thought about it, it was just a boring school hall that I was forced to sit in for long assemblies and exams. Now I think it’s a really beautiful space.”

Check out the video for “Leadlight” here:

“Leadlight” is the latest taste of Julia Jacklin’s upcoming debut album. Titled Don’t Let The Kids Win the album is due for release on the 7th October. Here’s the full tracklist:

Pool Party
Coming of Age
Small Talk
LA Dream
Sweet Step
Same Airport
Hay Plain
Don’t Let the Kids Win

Julia Jacklin has shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne at the end of the month:

Wednesday 27th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 29th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

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