October 8, 2015 at 09:04 (News, Video News)
Tags: amber rubarth, americana, amy speace, applewood road, emily barker, folk music
Image Courtesy of Applewood Road
Applewood Road is the brainchild of singer-songwriters Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace. The trio met in Nashville in 2014 and before they knew it they were recording their first single, “Applewood Road” live to tape.
Check out the video of “Applewood Road” recorded at their first studio session:
Applewood Road have since reconvened in the studio to record their debut album (also called Applewood Road) which features their voices plus minimal accompaniment from some of Nashville’s finest session players, including Aaron Lee Tasjan, Josh Day, Fats Kaplin, Jabe Beyer, and Telisha Williams. We’ll be sure to bring you more news as it comes to hand.
October 7, 2015 at 14:54 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, father john misty, folk music
Image Courtesy of Father John Misty
For his new video “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment” Father John Misty literally meets himself in the form of his alter-ego Josh Tillman.
“This video is partially inspired by the LeBron James quote: “It is precisely the superficial differences between people who are otherwise alike that inform the hostilities between them”,” Father John Misty explains. “Special thanks to my body double Tyler who I had to kiss no fewer than two dozen times and whose breath I can still smell in my mind’s eye.”
Check out “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment” below:
Father John Misty is touring Australia this December. The full list of dates are below:
Saturday 5th December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Sunday 6th December – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 8th December – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 10th December – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12th December – Meredith Music Festival, VIC
October 7, 2015 at 10:34 (News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, phia, radiohead
Image Courtesy of Phia
European based, Australian born singer-songwriter Phia has just released an amazing cover of Radiohead’s “15 Step”. Utilising vocals, hand percussion, a kalimba and a loop pedal, Phia has created something pretty special here.
Watch “15 Step” below:
“15 Step” is the first taste from Phia’s new album The Ocean Of Everything which is due in 2016. Phia will be returning to Melbourne (for good we hear) at the end of the year and has a couple of December gigs already on the cards:
Wednesday 23rd December – The Worker’s Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 30th December to Friday 1st January – NYE On The Hill, Loch Village, VIC
October 6, 2015 at 16:04 (News, Video News)
Tags: alt country, americana, dawes, folk music
Image Courtesy of Dawes
Americana alt-country superstars Dawes released their latest single “All Your Favorite Bands” in style – with a clip featuring some of their favourite bands. With cameos from the likes of Conor Oberst, My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, Gillian Welch and more, the video is a must watch for any fan of American folk, Americana and alt-country music.
Watch “All Your Favorite Bands” below:
Dawes will be in the country later this month for the Out on the Weekend festival plus sideshows. Check out the full list of dates below:
Saturday 17th October – Out on the Weekend, Seaworks, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Tuesday 20th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 24th October – Out on the Weekend, Bella Vista Farm, Sydney, NSW
October 6, 2015 at 14:53 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, Passenger, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Passenger
It’s only a couple of months until Passenger returns to our shores to support Ed Sheeran on his stadium tour.
Passenger has spent the last few months touring North America and has been releasing videos for his track “Restless Wind”, “Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “Fools Gold” featuring footage of his travels while he’s been there.
Watch the videos below:
Passenger’s upcoming tour dates with Ed Sheeran are here:
Saturday 28th November – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd December – Nib Stadium, Perth, WA
Saturday 5th December – AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 9th December – Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
October 6, 2015 at 08:58 (Album News, News, Video News)
Tags: ade vincent, art folk, edgar allan poe, folk music, song cycle, the tiger and me
Image Courtesy of Ade Vincent
The Tiger and Me vocalist and guitarist Ade Vincent has chosen something very special for his debut solo album. Rather then taking the usual singer-songwriter route Vincent has chosen instead to build an art-folk song-cycle setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven”.
The album, also called The Raven, is all minimalist instrumentation and crisp vocals, and is the kind of music you are just drawn into.
The first single from The Raven is track 2, “My Chamber Door”, which features a beautifully animated video by Luca Valente that Ade Vincent has kindly asked Timber and Steel to premiere. Check it out below:
The Raven is due for release on the 27th October – head over to Bandcamp to pre-order it here.
October 5, 2015 at 12:03 (News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, michael david thomas, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Michael David Thomas
Brisbane singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas released his self-titled debut solo EP last Friday and will be heading out on tour from this week to celebrate.
Thomas is well known as one half of folk duo Breaking Hart Benton but this is his first EP under his own name. Check out the full list of tour dates, plus the new video “Jump In” below:
Wednesday 7th October – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 25th October – Triffid Roots, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 29th October – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 5th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
September 30, 2015 at 13:02 (News, Video News)
Tags: bear's den, folk music, indie folk, nu folk
Image Courtesy of Bear’s Den
Bear’s Den’s single “Elysium” has been out for about a year now, but last week the band released an alternative video featuring footage from some of their favourite shows of the year.
Check out the new version of “Elysium” below – and then here to check out the original.
September 30, 2015 at 10:48 (News, Video News)
Tags: acoustic, dan flynn, dan flynn and the state of things, folk music, major chord, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Dan Flynn & The State of Things
We’re really enjoying the music we’re hearing from Dan Flynn & The State of Things (the artist formally known as Major Chord). So we were so chuffed when they asked us to debut their new video “Heavy Lies the Crown”.
The track reminds me a lot of traditional English folk music, particularly with the male and female vocals throughout and the rythmic drone created with the guitars and strings.
Check out the video here:
“Heavy Lies the Crown” is taken from Dan Flynn & The State of Things’ upcoming album Preparing for Flight which is due for release on the 16th October – pre-orders are now available via Bandcamp with two tracks immediately downloadable. Dan Flynn & The State of Things will be launching the record at Shadow Electric in Melbourne on the 28th November, with more dates to follow soon.
September 29, 2015 at 12:25 (News, Tour News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, musketeer, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Musketeer
I first stumbled across Australian troubadour Musketeer busking at the National Folk Festival earlier this year. He had a wonderfully easy going style that I was immediately drawn to and that made him stand out from the crowd – no easy feat considering the popularity of busking at The National.
After a busking tour of Europe Musketeer has jumped into the studio to record his new single “Fleece”. Timber and Steel are very proud to be the first to bring you the video for “Fleece”, directed by Karl Pearson. Check it out here:
To celebrate the release of “Fleece” Musketeer has announced launch shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. The full list of dates are below:
Wednesday 7th October – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th October – Parliament on King, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th October – Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW