July 20, 2016 at 13:52 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, josh rennie-hynes, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Josh Rennie Hynes
Queensland based alt-country singer-songwriter Josh Rennie Hynes is giving us another taste of his upcoming sophomore album Furthermore (due on the 26th August) with his new single “Picture Frame”.
The video for “Picture Frame” premiered last week and was directed by Bradley Murnane & Richard Clifford. Check it out below:
July 20, 2016 at 11:05 (News, Video News)
Tags: bush music, folk music, protest, the bushwackers
Image Courtesy of The Bushwackers
Legendary bush band The Bushwackers have just released their brand new single and video “Leave It In The Ground”. Folk music and the protest movement have long been interlinked and The Bushwackers are adding to that tradition with this track, protesting the take over of farming and rural landscapes for the profit of mining and energy companies.
Check out the video for “Leave It In The Ground” below:
July 19, 2016 at 11:14 (Album News, News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, julia jacklin, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Julia Jacklin
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:
Coming of Age
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
July 18, 2016 at 15:23 (Album News, News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, Passenger, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Passenger
Is there a singer-songwriter more prolific than Passenger? The UK superstar has just released his brand new video “Somebody’s Love” which is the first taster of his upcoming album Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, due for release on the 23rd September.
The video was shot on a lake in Iceland. Check it out below:
July 18, 2016 at 09:19 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, julia jacklin, singer songwriter, tom stephens
Image Courtesy of Tom Stephens
Last week Sydney based singer-songwriter Tom Stephens premiered his wonderful new video “Down To Rest”. The video was directed by Cate Hartmann and features fellow Timber and Steel favourite Julia Jacklin (as well as some other familiar faces) in a staring role.
Check out Tom Stephens’ video “Down To Rest” below:
July 13, 2016 at 09:45 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, matthew and the atlas, nu folk
Image Courtesy of Matthew and the Atlas
The latest single for English nu-folk band Matthew and the Atlas is the epic track “On A Midnight Street”. Taken from their exceptional new album Temple, the track stems from songwriter Matt Hegarty’s fears about climate change.
“The song is an attempt at writing about climate change from the emotional perspective of being a new father,” Hegarty explained. “Trying to understand some of the apathy around it, hopefully without sounding too moralistic.”
Check out the video for “On A Midnight Street” below:
July 11, 2016 at 14:15 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, nu folk, the lumineers
Image Courtesy of The Lumineers
The Lumineers have just released the new video for “Cleopatra”, the title track from their amazing sophomore album. The video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara and follows a day in the life of a a taxi driver named Cleo.
Check out the video below
July 11, 2016 at 09:48 (News, Video News)
Tags: edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, folk music, nu folk
Image Courtesy of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The latest video from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ new album PersonA is the very 60s sounding “Wake Up The Sun”. The video was directed by award winning cinematographer Noaz Deshe and was filmed in the eastern European country of Moldova.
Check out the video here:
July 8, 2016 at 09:14 (News, Video News)
Tags: comedy, david brent, folk music, ricky gervais
This was just too hilarious not to share. Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is reviving his defining character from The Office, David Brent, in an upcoming mockumentary film David Brent: Life On The Road.
Those familiar with David Brent will know that he’s an aspiring musician and “chilled out entertainer” so to promote the film Ricky Gervais has released a hilarious music video for the folky “Lady Gypsy”. This pokes fun as much at folk music as it does David Brent.
Check out the video below:
July 7, 2016 at 14:59 (Album News, News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, indie folk, lacey cole & the lazy colts, lazy colts
Image Courtesy of Lazy Colts
Sydney based indie-folk band Lazy Colts (previously known as Lacey Cole and the Lazy Colts) have just released their brand new video “Twenty Two”. The track is taken from Lazy Colts’ upcoming debut album Trojan which is set for release on the 5th August.
“Essentially, “Twenty Two” is about the grand undying sentiments that hallmark your first cracks at a serious relationship,” lead singer Lacey Cole explains. “It’s about perspective, initially, the lack of it, and then the revelation that the reason you’re in your situation – however great or bad it is – is also the reason you will get through it: you’re only 22 years old.”
Check out the video here:
Lazy Colts will be touring Trojan with a series of shows in August – check out all the dates below:
Saturday 6th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th August – Labour In Vain, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th August – Sancho’s Dirty Laundry, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 20th August – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th August – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 28th August – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 4th September – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW