Watch the New Mumford & Sons Video “Ditmas”

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The latest video from Mumford & Sons’ rock focused third album Wilder Mind, the epic “Ditmas”, dropped last week. I know a lot of people are talking about how much their sound has changed but to be honest this track feels like classic Mumford & Sons, only with slightly different instrumentation.

Check out the video for “Ditmas” below:

Mumford & Sons will be touring Australia in November. The dates are here:

Saturday 7th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 12th November – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th November – Gentlemen Of The Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Passenger Video “When We Were Young”

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UK singer-songwriter Passenger last week released his new video “When We Were Young”, showcasing his crazy live music schedule.

“Last weekend in London was completely insane,” Passenger explained on his Youtube channel. “On the Saturday night I played my own show at the incredibly beautiful Somerset House​ and then the following day I opened up for Ed Sheeran​ at Wembley Stadium​. The shows were of course very different and both totally amazing in their own way. Massive thank you again to everyone who came along!!”

Watch the video for “When We Were Young” below:

Passenger will be supporting Ed Sheeran on his Australian stadium tour later this year. Full dates 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

Watch the New Josh Pyke Lyric Video “Hollering Hearts”

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With his new album But For All These Shrinking Hearts due out this Friday Josh Pyke has given us another taste with the quirky lyric video for the track “Hollering Hearts”. We reckon this is one of Pyke’s best tracks to date – check out the video below:

To celebrate the release of But For All These Shrinking Hearts Josh Pyke is heading out on a fans first tour – check out the dates below:

Wednesday 29th July – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th August – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th August – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Watch the New Katie Noonan’s Vanguard Video “Quicksand”

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With a new album (Transmutant) due for release this Friday under the Katie Noonan’s Vanguard moniker, Katie Noonan has just released her new video “Quicksand”. Directed by Gavain Browne and featuring dancer Charmene Yap, the video is visually stunning.

Check out “Quicksand” below:

Katie Noonan’s Vanguard will be previewing Trasnmutant at a couple of gigs this week before heading out on a much larger tour later this year. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 24th July – Camelot, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 31st July – Cellar Bar, St Kilda, VIC

Thursday 15th October – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Friday 16th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 17th October – Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th October – Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd October – The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 24th October – Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD
Sunday 25th October – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD
Wednesday 28th October – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 29th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th October – Australian Institute of Music, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 31st October – Australian Institute of Music, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 5th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 6th November – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th November – Spicers Vineyard Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Watch the New Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Video “S.O.B.”

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The latest video from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ upcoming self titled album (due on the 21st August) is for the extremely catchy track “S.O.B.”. I love the allusions to the Blues Brothers in the video and the gospel overtones of the track.

Check out “S.O.B.” below:

The Paper Kites Release New Video, “Electric Indigo”, and Announce National Tour

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Hot off the announcement of their upcoming album twelvefour, due on Friday 28th August, Melbourne indie-folk quintet The Paper Kites have just released their brand new video “Electric Indigo”. Directed by up and coming filmmaker Matthew Cox, the video follows the album’s concept chronicling the hours after midnight.

Check out “Electric Indigo” below:

The Paper Kites have also announced dates for a national tour this October and November that will take them through Perth, Margaret River, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Geelong, Maroochydore, The Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Thirroul. Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th October – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 22nd October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 23rd October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24th October – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 29th October – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 30th October – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 31st October – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 5th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 6th November – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th November – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Little May Announce Debut Album For The Company

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Sydney based indie-folk trio Little May have announced plans to release their highly anticipated debut album. Titled For The Company, the album was produced by Aaron Brooking Dessner (The National) and is due for release on the 9th October.

Little May had a massive year in 2014 off the back of their debut EP and For The Company will likely see them dominate again in 2015.

“It was a dream of ours to work with Aaron Dessner,” Little May explained in their press release. “We are so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to make this album with him, and Jonathan Lowe, who engineered and mixed the album. Aaron captured the heart of what we are about, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”

The full track listing for For The Company is below:

1. Cicadas
2. Sold
3. Home
4. Oh My My
5. Bow & Arrow
6. Seven Hours
7. Chemicals
8. Sinks
9. Remind Me
10. Where Do You Sleep
11. The Shine Is Brighter At Night
12. Hide [Bonus track]

The album announcement follows on from the release of their new video “Home” – check it out here:

To celebrate the release of For The Company Little May have a handful of Australian dates this September – here are the full list of shows:

Friday 18th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 19th September – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 24th September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 26th September – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA

Ayleen O’Hanlon Announces Debut Album Blend and Spill

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Ayleen O’Hanlon plans to release her debut album. Titled Blend and Spill, the album will be released on the 27th July.

O’Hanlon is crowdfunding the release of Blend and Spill by offering orders of the album via PledgeMusic. She’s also just released the video for the gorgeous new track North of Nowhere – check it out here:

To celebrate the release of Blend and Spill Ayleen O’Hanlon will be throwing a launch show at the Toff in Town in Melbourne on Sunday 6th September – get more details on the official Facebook event here.

Watch the New Mustered Courage Video “Honesty”

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I love this video! Mustered Courage have just released there amazing new clip “Honesty” which features the band in a real life Mario Cart style video game. And the single itself is an absolute cracker as well – it’s the first taste from the upcoming third album.

Check out the video for “Honesty” below:

Watch Willowy and Direwolf Perform “The Naked Tree” Live

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If you were lucky enough to catch Timber and Steel favourites Willowy and Direwolf on their recent east coast tour you’d be familiar with their duet “The Naked Tree”. For those of you who missed out, never fear – the folk singers have recorded a version of “The Naked Tree” live in a garden for you to enjoy.

Check it out below:

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