Listen to the New Larissa Tandy Single “The River”

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Vancouver based Australian singer-songwriter Larissa Tandy released her new album The Grip at the end of last month and has just snuck back into the country to head out on tour.

The new single from The Grip is the folk-pop gem “The River” which is full of Tandy’s trademark Australian accent and twangy guitar.

“It was summer on the farm and it was so dry and my phone was going crazy over a few hot windy days with fire alerts,” Larissa Tandy said of the single. “I knew we had a storm coming through this night but it didn’t bring any rain, just lightning, and higher winds, a disaster scenario. I stayed awake all night watching it come through, and I wrote this song then. It had only been a few months since we had been dealing with floods. I was also coming off the back of a lot of drama and suddenly really aware of what mattered to me and how I really couldn’t have gotten through all that stuff without the people closest to me.”

Listen to “The River” here:

Larissa Tandy is currently on tour with Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds – the full list of remaining dates are here:

Friday 30th June – Baha, Rye, VIC
Sunday 2nd July – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Riley Pearce Announces Secret Warehouse Shows in WA

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Perth based folk-singer Riley Pearce has already had an impressive 2017, racking up a bunch of views on his YouTube channel and picking up a WAM Song of the Year Award for his song “Seasick”.

Pearce has just announced plans to play a handful of secret warehouse shows in Perth and South West WA in July and August. Joining Riley Pearce will be an array of talented acts including Elli Schoen (Perth, Fremantle), The Hunting Birds (Perth, Fremantle), Luke Fox (Margaret River) and Valentine (Bunbury).

For more info and tickets check out Riley Pearce’s web site here. The full list of dates are below:

Friday 21st July – Secret Warehouse Show, Perth, WA
Saturday 22nd July – Secret Warehouse Show, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 19th August – Secret Warehouse Show, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 20th August – Secret Warehouse Show, Bunbury, WA

Watch the New Shane Nicholson Video “Safe”

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Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson is gearing up to release his new album Love and Blood on the 28th July.

The album was produced by Matt Fell and will feature guest appearances from Josh Pyke, Andrew Swift, Fanny Lumsden and Imogen Clark plus the king of Americana music, Nashville legend Buddy Miller.

The latest taster of Love and Blood is the single and video “Safe” – check it out below:

To celebrate the release of Love and Blood Shane Nicholson will be heading out on a massive national tour from the end of July – the full list of dates are as follows:

Thursday 27th July – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July – Broadbeach Country Music Festival, QLD
Wednesday 2nd August – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 3rd August – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th August – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, Wonthaggi, VIC
Friday 11th August – Anita’s Theatre, Thiroul, NSW
Saturday 12th August -Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 18th August – Music Lounge, Brookvale, NSW
Saturday 19th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 20th August – Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 25th August – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 26th August – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns QLD
Friday 1st September – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 13th October – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 14th October – Song Room, Barossa Regional Gallery, SA
Monday 16th to Monday 23rd October – Rock The Boat Pacific Cruise Pacific
Saturday 28th October – Welcome to Morrisonville, Brisbane, QLD

Fanny Lumsden & Tobias Announce Central West QLD Tour

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Timber and Steel favourite Fanny Lumsden is teaming with Australian folktronic artist Tobias for four very special shows in Central West Queensland this July.

The artists will be teaming with Rotary to bring their music to places that don’t often see touring artists.

“What I love about performing music in Australia is connecting with the communities I travel too,” Tobias explained. “I think both my music and Fanny’s will really resonate with these audience. It’s also really exciting to team up with an organization like Rotary, it’s a wonderful feeling being able to give back to a community and participate in bringing people together rather than being the attraction of an event.”

The full list of dates for the tour are below:

Thursday 20th July – Longreach Civic Centre, Longreach, QLD
Friday 21st July – Ilfracombe Hall, Ilfracombe, QLD
Saturday 22nd July – Isisford Hall, Isisford, QLD
Sunday 23rd July – Yaraka Hall, Yaraka, QLD

Davidson Brothers Announce East Coast Tour

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Sibling bluegrass duo Davidson Brothers will be heading out on tour from this week with shows planned up and down the East Coast. The tour will also see Davidson Brothers appearing at a couple of festivals including the Gympie Music Muster and the Deni Ute Muster.

Davidson Brothers will be touring their latest album All You Need Is Music – check out the full list of dates and their latest video “Take A Little Drive” below:

Friday 23rd June – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 24th June – Nethercote Hall, Nethercote, NSW
Saturday 8th July – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 20th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 24th August – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD
Friday 29th September – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW

Miles and Simone Return with New Single “She And I”

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Melbourne alt-country favourites Miles and Simone have made a bold return with the release of their new single “She And I”. The track was recorded with producer Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Courtney Barnett) and was birthed out of the chance discovery of a a battered old nylon-stringed classical guitar amongst boxes of old records behind the red velvet stage curtain of Melbourne’s Basement Discs record store.

“While we were waiting to go onstage, I spotted a small guitar behind the boxes of records,” Miles O’Neil explained. “I saw it was covered in the signatures of the many musicians who had performed on the Basement Discs stage. I tuned it up, started strumming and a song just came out, as if it was waiting behind the strings. I started singing “she and I would run like rolling rivers” and knew it was a keeper.”

Check out “She And I” below:

To celebrate the release of “She And I” Miles and Simone are heading out on a July tour taking in festivals, headline shows and old town halls. Check out the full list of dates here:

Sunday 2nd July – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC
Friday 7th July – Festival of Voices, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July – Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 13th July – Leaps and Bounds Festival, The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th July – Moira, VIC
Saturday 15th July – Yarck, VIC
Sunday 16th July – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
Thursday 20th July – The Gem, PBS FM, Acid Country OB, Leaps and Bounds, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 27th July – The Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th July – Balmoral, NSW
Friday 4th August – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 5th August – King Valley VIC

Listen to the New Emma Davis Single “Getting Better”

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“Getting Better” is the gorgeous new single from Sydney based indie-folk singer-songwriter Emma Davis. The single is a sumptuous, looping masterpiece that has Davis’ trademark vocals and production front and centre.

The track is the first taster from Emma Davis’ upcoming album Demons which she’s pieced together of the last couple of years with producer and musician Greg J Walker (Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, Machine Translations).

Take a listen to “Getting Better” below:

Emma Davis has a handful of tour dates left to celebrate the release of “Getting Better” – check them out here:

Friday 23rd June – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 1st July – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC

The Teskey Brothers Announce Headline Tour

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Melbourne blues-rock band The Teskey Brothers are having a killer year. Their debut album Half Mile Harvest, released earlier this year, has already hit #2 on the iTunes chart and their recently announced tour has already seen two of the their three home town shows sell out.

“We can’t quite believe the response Half Mile Harvest is getting,” Josh Teskey from the band said. “We are so excited to play The Corner Hotel, one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues were we have seen loads of bands play and now we are doing three shows there! It’s all pretty crazy but we’re just so thrilled that people are connecting with the music. That’s all we ever hoped for with this album.”

Speaking of that tour, The Teskey Brothers have a whole bunch of dates around the country kicking off at the start of July. The full list of dates are below:

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July – Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 13th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th July – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 20th July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC *SOLD OUT*
Saturday 22nd July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC *SOLD OUT*
Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July – Echuca Winter Blues Festival, Echuca, VIC
Friday 4th August – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 12th August – Ed Castle, Adelaide, SA

Listen to the New Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds Single “Loose Change”

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Melbourne alt-country darlings Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds are just about to release their brand new single “Loose Change”. Taken from their second full-length album (due later this year), “Loose Change” is a sultry, grimy piece of alt-country goodness.

Take a listen to “Loose Change” here:

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds are heading out for a string of tour dates supporting Larissa Tandy from the middle of this month – full list of dates are below:

Friday 16th June – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 22nd June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th June – Baha, Rye, VIC
Sunday 2nd July – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Thomas Oliver Video “Tenderly”

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New Zealand via Australia roots musician Thomas Oliver has just released his new video “Tenderly”. The track is taken from Oliver’s vocalised album Floating In The Darkness and the video features stunning scenery from both his home country of New Zealand and the Australian outback.

“Because the arrangement has such an earthy feel, I just knew we had to shoot the music video in the Outback of Australia,” Oliver reveals. “The redness, the dryness, and the heat – it’s perfect. We did most of the shooting at a place called Wilpena Pound, which is about six hours’ drive from Adelaide. It was an amazing experience. It’s archetypal Australia at its most beautiful, and it marries the music absolutely perfectly.”

Watch “Tenderly” here:

Thomas Oliver has a handful of tour dates kicking off this week – the full list of dates are below:

Wednesday 7th June – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 9th June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th June – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 15th June – Babushka, Leederville, WA

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