Pierce Brothers Announce New EP My Tired Mind

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Melbourne based folk-pop duo Pierce Brothers have somehow managed to find some time out from their never-ending worldwide tour to write and record their brand new EP My Tired Mind.

Due for release this Friday 17th November, the EP was recorded over the last two years. The first single from is “Follow Me Into The Dark”.

“Follow Me Into The Dark is about literally lying awake going over and over your past decisions, and searching for ways to move on,” Pat Pierce explained.

Check out the video for “Follow Me Into The Dark” here:

Pierce Brothers are currently overseas but will be returning this week to kick off their support spot on Tash Sultana’s tour – the full list of dates are below:

Saturday 18th November – Adelaide Entertainment Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 1st December – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 7th December – Freo Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 9th December – 3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 14th December – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th December – Noosa AFL Grounds, Noose, QLD

Marlon Williams Announces New Album and May Tour with The Weather Station

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New Zealand born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Marlon Williams is set to take on the world again with a huge international tour planned for 2018.

The tour is set to coincide with Williams’ just-announced new album Make Way For Love, due for release on 16th February.

The album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, The Strokes) and features Marlon Williams’ long standing backing band The Yarra Benders. The first single is a duet with Williams’ ex-girlfriend and rising star on the singer-songwriter scene Aldous Harding titled “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore”.

Check out the video for the track here:

The Australian leg of Marlon Williams’ huge international tour takes place in May and features support from Canadian singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite The Weather Station – check the full list of dates below:

Monday 14th May – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Wednesday 16th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 17th May – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Stella Donnelly Video “Boys Will Be Boys”

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Western Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly continues her rise with the release of her powerful new video “Boys Will Be Boys”.

The song was written in 2016 as an attempt to make sense of the culture of victim blaming when it comes to sexual assaults. Check out the video here:

Stella Donnelly is currently on a national tour – all of the remaining dates are below:

Thursday 16th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 18th November – The Plot, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC
Thursday 30th November – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 1st December – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – Porchland, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 7th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th December – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Saturday 16th December – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Watch the New Ruby Boots Video “It’s So Cruel”

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WA songstress Ruby Boots returns with the rocking new single and video “It’s So Cruel”. The tack is the first taster from Ruby Boots’ second album Don’t Talk About It which has just been announced with a release date of 9th February.

“It’s about that moment — when you meet a person and it seems like destiny has smiled on you and sparks are flying,” Ruby Boots explained about the new single. “Except, they’ve somehow neglected to tell you about the ‘significant other’. Yeah, bummer. We all live and learn enough to see those red flags next time around.”

Check out the video for “It’s So Cruel” below:

Watch the New Julia Jacklin Video “Cold Caller”

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We couldn’t be prouder of everything Julia Jacklin has achieved over the last couple of years. She’s gone from playing tiny pub gigs in Sydney to becoming the darling of triple j, scoring a bunch festival slots and even getting nominated for ARIA awards.

Jacklin’s brand new single and video is the wonderful “Cold Caller”.

“Over my 5 years of dancing training I accumulated about 4 dance moves, which have all been utilised in this clip,” Julia Jacklin explained. “You could say it all started here in this dance studio in my hometown, Springwood, where beginning at the age of 11, I laboured and then learned that I was not going to be a professional dancer. Nevertheless for those 5 years I did my best; tap danced at a casino in a high vis one-piece to “Working Class Man”, waved my arms repeatedly around at an event held in a McDonalds car park to Enya’s “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)”, crammed my pre-pubescent body into silver hot pants for Pink’s “Get this Party Started”. It’s still my favourite thing to do, and this song is about something worrying, but also something incredibly joyful and all I could think to do to express that was to dance.”

Check out the video for “Cold Caller” below:

Julia Jacklin will be playing at this year’s Falls Festivals and has scored one of the Twilight at Taronga slots – full list of dates are below:

Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Sunday 31st December to Tuesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 17th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, NSW

Watch the New Tom Dockray Video “Here’s To Me & You”

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Melbourne based Tasmanian Americana singer-songwriter Tom Dockray has just bared his soul with his new single and video “Here’s To Me & You”.

The track was written after Dockray relocated to Copenhagen without his fiancée.

“Six months away from my fiancée took a toll,” Tom Dockray explained. “Alcoholism, depression, questions of fidelity, blame and guilt … it was all there. We hated each other for it. I’ve never felt so relieved to hold someone. After all that, when I was absolutely drained emotionally, I went to write about it all and out poured this celebration. I moved to Copenhagen and this song has been a really important part of the process for me.. closing one chapter, and stepping forward into another.”

“Here’s To Me & You” was produced by Myles Mumford and features a bunch of Melbourne musicians including a full choir. Check out the video, shot in Aarhus, Denmark, below:

This single is the first taster of Tom Dockray’s highly anticipated sophomore album. To celebrate its release Dockray is heading out on tour through November with Mitch Power in support – check out the remaining list of dates here:

Thursday 2nd November – House Concert, Hobart, TAS
Friday 3rd November – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Wednesday 8th November – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November – Bendigo Blues Festival, Bendigo, VIC
Tuesday 14th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th November – The Fox Den, Gloucester, NSW
Friday 17th November – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Saturday 18th November – Two Goats Cafe & Baa, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 19th November – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Watch the New Video from The Northern Folk, “Get On”

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Victorian alt-folk collective The Northern Folk have just released the video for their jazzy new single “Get On”.

“The clip tells the story of a hermit frustrated with the world and going to some absurd lengths to escape it all, egged on by the band,” The Northern Folk explained. “We brainstormed the idea with director extraordinaire Callum Goodes, a housemate of some friends of ours with exactly the right amount of prop-making enthusiasm and scone-eating flair, who, together with his brother Ben (actor and owner of amazing hair), brought it to life in the sunny suburbia of Clifton Hill.”

Check out the video here:

The Northern Folk are currently on a huge tour – the full list of remaining dates are below:

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 12th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC
Saturday 9th December – By The Banks Festival, Albury, NSW
Saturday 27th January – Summer Sounds Festival, Bermagui, NSW
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March – Cobargo Folk Festival, Cobargo, NSW

Watch the New James Ellis and the Jealous Guys Video “Have You Ever Seen Her”

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Melbourne alt-country band James Ellis and the Jealous Guys have had a massive 2017, recently performing at the Out On The Weekend festival as well as scoring impressive support slots with local and international artists.

They’re keeping that momentum going with the release of their new single and video “Have You Ever Seen Her”. The track is pure classic country with Ellis’ voice feeling like it’s been pulled directly from the 70s.

Check out “Have You Ever Seen Her” here:

“Have You Ever Seen Her” is the first taster of James Ellis and the Jealous Guys debut album which was recorded and mixed by Roger Bergodaz (Lost Ragas) and mastered by Adam Dempsey and is due in early 2018.

Watch the New Paul Kelly Video “Rising Moon”

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Legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly has just released his new video “Rising Moon”.

The track is taken from Kelly’s latest album Life Is Fine and features longtime collaborators Vika and Linda Bull on vocals.

Watch “Rising Moon” below:

Paul Kelly is heading out on tour through November – the full list of dates are here:

Friday 3rd November – Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Saturday 4th November – Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Tuesday 7th November – Convention Centre Great Hall, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 8th November – Entertainment Centre, Townsville, QLD
Thursday 9th November – Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 11th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 12th November – Regional Botanic Gardens, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Tuesday 14th November – Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 15th November – Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 17th November – Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th November – MONA Mainstage & Lawns, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 19th November – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW
Monday 20th November – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 22nd November – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 23rd November – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 25th November – Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth, WA
Sunday 26th November – Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth, WA

Watch the New Alex The Astronaut Video “Not Worth Hiding”

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The video for Alex The Astronaut’s latest single “Not Worth Hiding” has just been released and it’s absolutely delightful.

The track has become an anthem for the Marriage Equality campaign and is taken from her debut EP See You Soon.

Check out the video for “Not Worth Hiding” here:

Alex The Astronaut is currently out on tour – all of the remaining dates are here:

Thursday 19th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st October – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 26th October – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th October – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 28th October – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd November – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth, WA
Saturday 18th November – The Plot, Parramatta Park, NSW
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley, NSW

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