May 25, 2016 at 09:17 (Album News, News, Video News)
Tags: angus stone, dope lemon, folk music
Image Courtesy of Dope Lemon
In case you haven’t heard Angus Stone (Angus & Julia Stone) has a new solo project titled Dope Lemon. There’s an album on the way called Honey Bones (due on the 10th June) and a fuzzy new single titled “Uptown Folks”.
Check out the video for “Uptown Folks” below:
May 24, 2016 at 11:33 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, forest falls, indie folk
Image Courtesy of Forest Falls
Melbourne indie-folkers Forest Falls have just released their wonderful new single and video “Archipelago Heart”. The luscious track is as much a a nod to 80s pop as it is the band’s indie-folk roots but still has all the lyrical and melodic hallmarks we’ve come to expect from the band.
“Archipelago Heart” is the first in a collection of works titled Modern Love which will be released throughout 2016.
“With Archipelago Heart, this first installation of the Modern Love collection, we tackle the issue of ‘love for displaced people’; we a band being honest in its convictions, and sound,” Jon Forest from the band explained.
Check out the video fro “Archipelago Heart” below:
May 19, 2016 at 08:46 (Album News, News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: emily barker, folk music, jack carty, jordan millar, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Jack Carty
Singer-songwriter and long time Timber & Steel favourite Jack Carty has just managed to successfully crowd-funded his brand new album Home State.
The album, due for release on the 5th August, was recorded by Carty in his little apartment in Red Hill, Brisbane.
The first single from Home State is the beautiful “All At Once” – check out the video below:
To celebrate the release of Home State Jack Carty has announced a national tour this August and September with Emily Barker and Jordan Millar in support. The full list of dates are as follows:
Friday 19th August – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 20th August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th August – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th August – Mojos Barm Fremantle, WA
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
May 18, 2016 at 14:43 (News, Video News)
Tags: a folk song a day, bellowhead, folk music, jon boden, spiers and boden, trad
Image Courtesy of Jon Boden
Folk singer Jon Boden, known as the frontman of Bellowhead and Spiers & Boden as well as the amazing A Folk Song A Day project, has finally ventured out on his first official solo project.
Boden has is about to embark on a massive solo tour of his native UK and has just released a video for the track “All Hang Down”. We have a feeling this is the beginning of a much bigger project so stay tuned for more news soon – in the meantime watch “All Hang Down” below:
May 18, 2016 at 07:24 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, imogen clark, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Imogen Clark
Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clark has been getting an insane amount of buzz for her brand new album Love & Lovely Lies which was released a couple of weeks ago.
Clark has just released a video for her latest single “You’ll Only Break My Heart” which we think you’re going to love – check it out below:
May 17, 2016 at 12:20 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, james kenyon, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of James Kenyon
Melbourne based singer-songwriter James Kenyon las week launched his new single “The Motorbike Song”. The track comes with an amazing video staring Sam Gaul that was shot in one day in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
“The song is based on a trip I took on a busted arse Honda 400 from Melbourne to Adelaide and then up to Queensland,” Kenyon explained. “Bits of the bike fell off along the way. I relied on the generosity of country mechanics more than once. I slept on a swag under the stars. All that business. All good fodder for a song.”
Watch “The Motorbike Song” below:
May 16, 2016 at 14:02 (News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, foy vance, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Foy Vance
Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance has visited Australia a couple of times over the past few years but its only been in recent months that his star has started to rise here. So its very exciting that he’s on his way back to tour his third album The Wild Swan, due this Friday 13th May.
The tour kicks off this September. Check out the full list of dates plus the new Foy Vance single and video “She Burns” below:
Saturday 10th September – Mojo’s Bar, Perth WA
Monday 12th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 14th September – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 15th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Satursay 17th September – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
May 6, 2016 at 12:45 (News, Video News)
Tags: alice keath, folk music, paul kelly, singer songwriter, vika bull, william shakespeare
Image Courtesy of Paul Kelly
Since releasing his Shakespeare album Seven Sonnets & A Song last month Paul Kelly has treated us to two brand new videos.
The tracks that have been given the video treatment this time around are “Sonnet 73” (featuring Alice Keath) and “My True Love Hath My Heart” (featuring Vika Bull) which is the only song on the album with words written by Shakespeare’s contemporary Sir Philip Sidney.
Check out both videos below:
May 5, 2016 at 10:06 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, indie folk, turin brakes
Image Courtesy of Turin Brakes
English indie four piece Turin Brakes have just released the video for their gospel-tinged track “Save You”. The track is taken from their most recent album Lost Property which was released back in January.
Check out the video for “Save You” below:
May 3, 2016 at 09:22 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, bill chambers, folk music, raechel whitchurch
Image Courtesy of Raechel Whitchurch
I first met alt-country singer Raechel Whitchurch a few years ago when she played banjo with her singer-songwriter sister Faith Lee.
Whitchurch has since struck out on her own, recording her debut EP Outlaw with legendary producer Bill Chambers. The EP was released on the 18th April and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Music charts.
The first single from Outlaw is “Kerobokan Blues” which was released in the lead up to the first anniversary of the execution of Bali 9 member Andrew Chan – the track was inspired by Chan’s attitude towards his fate.
Check out the video for “Kerobokan Blues” below:
Raechel Whitchurch will be launching Outlaw on Wednesday 22nd June at The Vanguard in Sydney – details here.