Marlon Williams Announces National Tour

Marlon Williams
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Golden voiced alt-country singer Marlon Williams and his band The Yarra Benders have announced plans to return to the road this November and December with a national tour of Australia.

Williams has been wowing crowds in Australia and his native New Zealand for a couple of years now and his debut self-titled album is already topping best of 2015 lists – so these shows are not to be missed. Joining Marlon Williams in support will be Ben Salter.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 5th November – Four Five Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 6th November – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 7th November – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 8th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 12th November – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 13th November – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 14th November – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th November – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 17th November – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Friday 20th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 21st November – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd November – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Tuesday 24th November – RAD Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 25th November – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 27th November – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 3rd December – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 4th December – The Railway, Darwin, NT
Thursday 10th December – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 11th December – The Substation, Newport, VIC

Aldous Harding Announces East Coast Tour

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Celebrated kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is returning to our shores next month for an East Coast tour. Harding has just returned from a successful tour of the UK and Europe off the back of her self titled debut album. Her tour of the east coast will be her first ever Australian headline tour.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 12th August – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 13th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – Finbox (Upstairs), Thirroul, NSW
Friday 11th September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Sian Evans’ East Coast Tour Dates

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Brisbane based folk singer Sian Evans released her lovely new EP How Time Has Treated Thee late last year and recently she’s been out and about bringing it to music lovers all over the country. This weekend Evans plays her home town before shows in other parts of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

Check out all of Sian Evans’ dates below:

Sunday 26th July – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 30th July – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 2nd August – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th August – Bangalow Bluegrass BBQ, Bangalow, NSW
Friday 14th August – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August – Townsville Culture Fest, Townsville, QLD
Sunday 6th September – Carnival on Collins, Cairns, QLD

The Paper Kites Release New Video, “Electric Indigo”, and Announce National Tour

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Hot off the announcement of their upcoming album twelvefour, due on Friday 28th August, Melbourne indie-folk quintet The Paper Kites have just released their brand new video “Electric Indigo”. Directed by up and coming filmmaker Matthew Cox, the video follows the album’s concept chronicling the hours after midnight.

Check out “Electric Indigo” below:

The Paper Kites have also announced dates for a national tour this October and November that will take them through Perth, Margaret River, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Geelong, Maroochydore, The Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Thirroul. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th October – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 22nd October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th October – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 29th October – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 30th October – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 31st October – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 5th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 6th November – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th November – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Little May Announce Debut Album For The Company

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Sydney based indie-folk trio Little May have announced plans to release their highly anticipated debut album. Titled For The Company, the album was produced by Aaron Brooking Dessner (The National) and is due for release on the 9th October.

Little May had a massive year in 2014 off the back of their debut EP and For The Company will likely see them dominate again in 2015.

“It was a dream of ours to work with Aaron Dessner,” Little May explained in their press release. “We are so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to make this album with him, and Jonathan Lowe, who engineered and mixed the album. Aaron captured the heart of what we are about, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”

The full track listing for For The Company is below:

1. Cicadas
2. Sold
3. Home
4. Oh My My
5. Bow & Arrow
6. Seven Hours
7. Chemicals
8. Sinks
9. Remind Me
10. Where Do You Sleep
11. The Shine Is Brighter At Night
12. Hide [Bonus track]

The album announcement follows on from the release of their new video “Home” – check it out here:

To celebrate the release of For The Company Little May have a handful of Australian dates this September – here are the full list of shows:

Friday 18th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 19th September – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 24th September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 26th September – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars Announces All Leads Back Tour

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Sydney blues and roots trio Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars have just released their new single “A Lover and A Fool”, the title track from their amazing new EP. Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars have been everywhere since winning the wildcard entry onto last year’s Bluesfest and it looks like they’re only going to go from strength to strength.

Want to know what we mean? Take a listen to “A Lover and A Fool”:

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars will be hitting the road from this August with their All Leads Back tour – check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 1st August – The Standard Bowl, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Saturday 15th August – The Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 16th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 27th August – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 3rd September – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 4th September – Lennox Point Hotel, Lennox Head, NSW
Saturday 5th September – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 6th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 11th September – Helm Bar, Mooloolabah, QLD
Friday 18th September – Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW
Saturday 19th September – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 20th September – Beaches, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 25th September – Baroque, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 26th September – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Waifs Announce New Album and Reveal The First Single

The Waifs
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Australian folk music legends The Waifs have announced plans to release a brand new album, Beautiful You, on the 14th August this year. The album was recorded in January this year at 301 Studios in Byron Bay with producer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, Powderfinger) and features twelve new tracks.

The first single from Beautiful You is “6000 Miles” which sees The Waifs’ Vikki Thorn contemplating the distance between her old home in Albany WA and her current one in Utah, USA. Take a listen below:

To celebrate the release of Beautiful You The Waifs have announced a tour. So far we just have WA dates with more dates to follow soon:

Thursday 10th September – Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, WA
Saturday 12th September – Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance, WA
Sunday 13th September – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Tuesday 15th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Wednesday 16th September – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
Thursday 17th September – Carnarvon Civic Centre, Carnavon, WA
Sunday 20th September – Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome, WA

Listen to the New Davey Craddock & The Spectacles Single “Girls Light Fires”

Davey Craddock
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Perth based Americana band Davey Craddock & The Spectacles have just released their brand new single “Girls Light Fires”. The track follows their breakout single “Better Alone” and is taken from their upcoming debut album due later this year.

Take a listen to “Girls Light Fires” below:

Davey Craddock will be heading over to Victoria this week for a series of shows in solo mode. Check out the full list of dates here:

Tuesday 21st July – The Yarra, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC
Saturday 25th July – Sofar Sounds, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th July – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd August – The Westernport, San Remo, VIC

Katie Noonan Announces New Album and Tour

Katie Noonan
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The wonderful, genre transcending Katie Noonan has announced plans to release her new, crowdfunded album Transmutant on the 24th July. The album features the singer’s new band Katie Noonan’s Vanguard and has been described as “ethereal”, featuring lots of electronic sounds and keyboards.

“The Captains had electronics in that there were samples and stuff, but this explores that world a little more,” Noonan explained. “I bought this very cool vintage drum machine and we played around with a lot of vintage keyboards and synths – it’s been about opening up the sound a little more.”

Katie Noonan will be previewing the album at a couple of gigs this month before heading out on a much larger tour later this year. Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 15th July – Festival of Voices, Launceston, TAS
Friday 24th July – Camelot, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 31st July – Cellar Bar, St Kilda, VIC

Thursday 15th October – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Friday 16th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 17th October – Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd October – The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 24th October – Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD
Sunday 25th October – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD
Wednesday 28th October – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 29th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th October – Australian Institute of Music, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 31st October – Australian Institute of Music, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 5th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 6th November – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th November – Spicers Vineyard Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Watch the New Video From The Acfields, “The Years”

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Sibling folk duo and Timber and Steel favourites The Acfields have just released their first single of the year “The Years”. The song is taken from their debut album and follows the true story of an elderly divorced couple reunited after suffering from dementia.

“Once we tell the story live, people tend to fall in love with the message of the song,” Hannah Acfield explained.

“The song does fit in with a bit of a theme that emerged on the album,” added Dan Acfield. “It wasn’t intentional, but a lot of the songs had a message which basically honoured previous generations of people in some way or another.”

Check out the video for “The Years” below:

To celebrate the release of “The Years” The Acfields will head out on tour from next week. The full list of dates are as follows:

Thursday 23rd July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th July – House Concert, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 25th July – Mandala Organic Arts, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 26th July – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Friday 31st July – Pizza Paradiso, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 1st August – Thirty Three on Hickory, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 2nd August – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Wednesday 5th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 7th August – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th August – House Concert, Terara, NSW

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