Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt Announce Tour with Fanny Lumsden

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Award winning country singer Amber Lawrence last month released her boppy new single “Cheers to the Girls” featuring guest vocals from Catherine Britt and Fanny Lumsden.

“I’m really proud of this song,” Lawrence explained. “A lot of courage went into writing this song, and telling it how it actually is for some women. This song in part eludes to domestic abuse, but also praises women of all types – those that were bullied at school, those that didn’t know their inner strength until the only choice left was to rely on and stand up for themselves. It’s a rousing song of strength and is already a crowd favourite – add to this, the stunning vocals of Catherine Britt and Fanny Lumsden, and this is also one of my favourites.”

Check out the video for “Cheers to the Girls” below:

And now Amber Lawrence has announced plans to hit the road and she’s bringing Catherine Britt and Fanny Lumsden with her.

The tour kicks off in March and will see the trio performing shows all over the country. Check out the full list of dates here:

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Friday 3rd March – Gloucester Soldiers Club, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 4th March – Muswellbrook RSL, Muswellbrook, NSW
Friday 31st March – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 1st April – Granada Tavern, Hobart, TAS
Friday 7th April – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW
Saturday 8th April – Soul Central, Dee Why, NSW
Sunday 9th April – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 13th May – Ettalong Diggers, Ettalong, NSW
Thursday 18th May – Loxton Club, Loxton, SA
Friday 19th May – Pretoria Hotel, Mannum, SA
Saturday 20th May – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 25th May – Glen Innes District Services Club, Glen Innes, NSW
Friday 26th May – Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Grafton, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sawtell RSL, Sawtell, NSW
Thursday 15th June – The Reef Hotel &Casino, Cairns, QLD
Friday 16th June – Innisfail RSL, Innisfail, QLD
Saturday 17th June – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 21st June – McGuires CBD Hotel, Mackay, QLD
Thursday 22nd June – Dooley’s Tavern & Motel, Capella, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Rainforest Ranch, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 24th June – Carrier’s Arms Hotel Motel, Maryborough, QLD
Friday 30th June – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
Thursday 29th June – Club Barham, Barham, VIC
Saturday 1st July – Club Mulwala, Mulwala, NSW

Musketeer Announces New EP Seven Long Years

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Australian troubadour Musketeer has announced plans to release his brand new EP Seven Long Years on the 27th January.

The EP follows the journey of a 19th century convict sent to the prison camps of early European Australia.

Check out the full track listing, plus a video for the first single “Johnny Red” below:

1. Seven Long Years
2. Hollow
3. Johnny Red
4. Ticket of Leave

Watch the New Tori Forsyth Video “New Wall”

Tori Forsyth
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Rising alt-country star Tori Forsyth released her amazing EP Black Bird in 2016 and recently released her new single and video “New Wall”.

The video was shot in the Helensburgh Railway Tunnels south of Sydney and is meant to explore the meaning at the heart of the song.

“Everyone has their own demons, laying dormant inside their heads. On the day I wrote “New Wall”, mine were running rampant,” Forsyth explained. “”New Wall” is about overcoming those demons. In the video I wanted to portray what my head can sometimes feel like. From taking parts of my character away through clothes and the struggle of getting back to bare minimal by taking off my makeup. I wanted to feel vulnerable and being seen without makeup is how I can best describe that visually.”

Check out the video for “New Wall” below:

Tori Forsyth has a bunch of gigs coming up including shows at the Tamworth Country Music Festival – check out the dates below:

Saturday 21st January – Tamworth Family Support Service Family Concert, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 26th January – Frog and Toad, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 27th January – The Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 3rd February – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 4th February – Rooty Hill, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th February – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Watch the Kathleen Mary Lee Video “Hey, Very Good Friend”

Kathleen
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Kathleen Mary Lee is a young singer-songwriter from Melbourne. In mid 2016 she released her debut EP Nice Kind of Pain and now she’s treating us to the single from that EP, “Hey, Very Good Friend”.

The video for “Hey, Very Good Friend” features footage captured in the 70’s by Lee’s father.

“My parents got married just before I was born,” Kathleen Mary Lee explained. “They were both artists with no money and the house they moved into was an old fruit pickers hut in the middle of a farm in the hills in Silvan, Victoria. I think they rented it for a mere fifty dollars a week. My father got a daytime job to support us but continued to work on his films at night. My Mum, as you can see in the footage, stayed home, planted a garden, raised us and also continued to work on her art at night.”

Check out the video for “Hey, Very Good Friend” below:

Watch the Latest Weeping Willows Video “Fallen Ring”

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Another track we’ve neglected to post since it was released last year is the incredible “Fallen Ring” from The Weeping Willows.

The video was released at the start of December last year and is simply wonderful. “Fallen Ring” is taken from The Weeping Willows’ 2016 album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’.

Check out the video below:

The Weeping Willows have a bunch of shows coming up this month including appearances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival – full dates are below:

Sunday 15th January – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 21st January – Country Music Cocktails – SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 21st January – Tamworth Opry – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 22nd January – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Peel Street Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Medicine Show Sessions – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Toyota Festival FM 106.1, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Toyota FanZone – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Deep Down South – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – ABC Stage – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – Bill Chambers Sessions – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – TSA Songwriter Sessions – City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – Country Music Cares – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 26th January – The Songwriters Showcase with Melissa Robertson & Friends – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 26th January – The DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Friday 27th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 27th January – Deep Down South – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 28th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 12th February – Levantine Hill Estate, Coldstream, VIC

Watch the New William Crighton Video “Jesus Blues”

William Crighton
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Last month Americana singer-songwriter William Crighton released his new video “Jesus Blues” and we figured it was about time for us to share it.

William Crighton has been getting all sorts of buzz recently and with songs like “Jesus Blues” it’s easy to see why – check out the video below:

William Crighton is also currently touring “Jesus Blues” – the remaining dates are here:

Thursday 12th January – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW (w/ Wallis Bird)
Saturday 14th January – Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Grand Junction Hotel, Newcastle, NSW (w/ Melody Pool)
Tuesday 24rd January – Grand Junction Hotel, Newcastle, NSW (w/ Melody Pool)
Wednesday 25th January – Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth, NSW (w/ Melody Pool)
Saturday 11th February – McDonald Park, Wagga Wagga, NSW (w/ The Beach Boys, The Temptations)
Sunday 12th February – Wade Park, Orange, NSW (w/ The Beach Boys, The Temptations)
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February – Riverboats Festival, VIC
Saturday 25th February – Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, NSW

Watch the New Husky Video “Late Night Store”

Husky
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If you’ve listened to triple j much in the last couple of months you’ve no doubt heard “Late Night Store”, the wonderful new single from Melbourne indie-folk band Husky.

The track is the first taste of Husky’s upcoming third album which will be released at some point this year.

Check out the video for “Late Night Store” below:

Watch the New Citizen of the World Video “In The Moment”

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Sydney based nu-folk quartet Citizen of the World recently released their wonderful new single “In The Moment”.

The track, which has a definitely Dave Matthews Band feel, is a little more melancholy than the foot-stompers we’ve come to expect from Citizen of the World.

Check out the video shot in Sydney’s CBD below:

Check out the New Timberwolf Track “Washed Out”

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Adelaide based singer-songwriter Timberwolf just debuted his amazing new single “Washed Out”. Co-written with Jonathan Boulet, the track is the first taste of Timberwolf’s highly anticipated debut album.

“I wrote the lyrics after an intoxicated revelation during a 3am skinny dip at Bondi,” Christopher Panousakis, AKA Timberwolf, explains. “I remember feeling blind in the ocean, and it was an invigorating reminder of how beautiful it feels to be truly present. The ocean and the sky had formed one shade of charcoal, and I couldn’t even see the waves until they had already washed over me. That’s where I came up with the expression “Washed Out”. I couldn’t help but reflect on the loss of colour in the sky, how it reminds me of death, and a sad fall-out I had with a close-friend of mine in my mid-teens that I’ve always regretted.”

Check out the video for “Washed Out” here:

Timberwolf has a handful of dates coming coming up in 2017 – check them out here:

Saturday 7th January – Here’s To Now, McLaren Vale, SA
Friday 24th February – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 25th February – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March – The Hills Are Alive, South Gippsland, VIC

Watch the New Sian Evans Video “Cold Feet”

Sian Evans
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Brisbane singer-songwriter Sian Evans has just released the wonderful new video for her track “Cold Feet”. This slice of pop-folk goodness is about the nature of “cut and run self-sabotage behaviour” according to Evans.

Check it out here:

Sian Evans will be celebrating the release of “Cold Feet” with a show at The Zoo in Brisbane next Friday 16th December supporting Ellie Jane with Mudshadows – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

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