Timber and Steel Presents: The Timbers’ National Tour, Announce New Album

The Timbers
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We’ve had a long association with Adelaide folk four piece The Timbers over the years so when they asked us to present their upcoming national tour we jumped at the chance.

The Timbers will be releasing their brand new album Restless on the 25th February this year. Restless is the band’s first true studio album, recorded in a converted church in the Adelaide Hills, and featured the tracks previously premiered by Timber and Steel“All I’ve Got Time For” and “Lies”.

As further for taster for the album check out The Timbers’ brand new single “The Plan”

To celebrate the release of Restless The Timbers will be heading out on their Timber and Steel presented national tour from mid-February – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 11th February – Twilight Markets, QEII Square, Albury, NSW
Friday 12th February – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 14th February – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, VIC
Wednesday 2nd March – Brisbane Folk Club, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 3rd March – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 5th March – The Irish Hotel, Toowoomba, QLD
Sunday 6th March – The Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, QLD
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st April – Mt Gambier Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA
Saturday 2nd April – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Sarrens Restaurant, Port Lincoln, SA
Saturday 23rd April – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May – Winter Moon Festival, North Queensland, QLD

Timber and Steel Presents: Husky’s I’m Not Coming Back Single Tour

Image Courtesy of Husky

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Melbourne band Husky but we’re delighted to announce that they’re back, complete with a brand new single and capital city headline tour. The single is “I’m Not Coming Back” and is due for release at the end of their month (we’ll be sure to bring it to you as soon as there’s a stream online).

Timber and Steel are very proud to be presenting the upcoming tour which will see Husky take in dates at intimate venues in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Sydney and Brisbane, their first headline tour since 2012. The boys will be playing tracks from their excellent debut album Forever So along with a bunch of new material.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 18th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th July – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 24th July – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Friday 25th July – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 31st July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Timber and Steel Presents Scott Matthew’s Australian Tour

Scott Matthew
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Timber and Steel are very happy to be presenting the upcoming tour of American based singer-songwriter Scott Matthew. Matthew, who is originally from Australia, will be visiting this May with shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.

To read our interview with Scott Matthew check out this piece here. The full dates for the Timber and Steel presented tour are below:

Sunday 11th May – Brew, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 12th May – Mandala Organic Arts Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD
Tuesday 13th May – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 14th May – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th May -The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Timber and Steel Presents: The British Blues Single Launch

Brittish Blues
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Timber and Steel are very proud to be presenting the launch of the debut single and video from Sydney indie-folk band The British Blues, “2001”, next month.

After a successful year in 2013 sharing the stage with the likes of Dustin Tebbut, Bluejuice, Yukon Blonde, OXBLVD, The Owls, Tim Hart, and The Falls, The British Blues are hitting the ground running in 2014 with the release of “2001”. Soaked in salacious strings and sparkling glocks, “2001” is an utterly charming arrangement that showcases the extensive musicality the band has developed since their formation early last year. Gutsy French horn stabs and a howling lead guitar line drive the track and give it its undeniable warmth.

The band has announced a one-off single and video launch in Sydney at Hibernian House on Friday 21st March. To make the night extra special, good friends and folk masters Boy Outside and Emma Davis will also be gracing the stage.

For more information on the show check out the official Facebook event here.

Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 15th December at The Workers Club

Little May
Image Courtesy of Little May

When I interviewed Annie Hamilton from Sydney’s Little May recently I made a promise to her that I would refer to their band’s genre as “ghost folk”. So here goes:

This Sunday ghost-folk trio Little May will be taking to the stage for Timber and Steel’s Sunday afternoon matinée show at The Workers Club in Melbourne. The band are currently touring their new single “Hide” and are coming off the news that they will be playing at Laneway Festival in Sydney having won triple j’s latest Unearthed competition.

Joining Little May at The Workers Club this Sunday will be local songstress Al Parkinson and folk-rock four piece Crooked Saint. The music kicks off at 1.30pm with tickets just $15 on the door.

For more information on the show check out the official Workers Club site here. The set times for the show are below:

Crooked Saint – 2pm
Al Parkinson – 3pm
Little May – 4pm

Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 1st December at The Workers Club

Susy Blue
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This Sunday Melbourne based alt-folk cabaret band Susy Blue will be taking on the Timber and Steel presented matinée show at The Workers Club to launch their brand new single “Baby I’m Bored”. The song itself is already available from Susy Blue’s Unearthed page – take a listen below:

“Baby I’m Bored”

Lot’s of fun right? Joining Susy Blue this Sunday will be local folksters Anne Of The Wolves and quirk-pop singer Oh, Deanna. The day kicks off at 1:30pm with tickets just $12 on the door. For more information check out the official Facebook invite here or The Workers Club site here. The set times are below:

Oh, Deanna – 2pm
Anne Of The Wolves – 3pm
Susy Blue – 4pm

Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 10th November at The Workers Club

Luke Legs
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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a Timber and Steel presented Sunday afternoon show at The Workers Club in Melbourne but we’re back with a bang this week. One of our favourite alt-country artists, Luke Legs & the Midnight Specials, will be launching their brand new single “Twenty Dollar Counter Meal”, their first new material in two and a half years.

“I wanted to write the kind of song will make Australians living overseas really homesick, sad and hungry,” Luke jokes. “And I also wanted it to be a piece of music that Australians can play to the world and say, ‘this is what a weeknight in Melbourne feels like.’ ”

Joining Luke Legs & the Midnight Specials on Sunday will be Pheobe & Schina and ex-Justin Bieber-backup-singer-turned-country-songstress Charlie Thorpe (Dash and Will). Tickets will be $13 on the door (although we’d snap them up beforehand as they’re likely to sell out) and the doors open at 2:30pm.

Timber and Steel Presents: Boy Outside, The British Blues, All Our Exes Live In Texas

Boy Outside

This November three of Sydney’s most exciting artists are coming together for a special night of folk, alt-country and acoustic music presented by your favourite blog Timber and Steel. The incredible Boy Outside will be joined by indie-folk masters The British Blues and the harmonic alt-country stylings of All Our Exes Live In Texas will be taking over the second floor of The Mac Hotel in Sydney (previously the Raval) on Thursday 21st November.

Joining them throughout the night will Cash Sister DJs. The night will kick off at 7:30pm with tickets just $10 on the door. For more information about the night check out the official Facebook event here.

Timber and Steel Presents: Arbori’s Flannelette and Feather Beds Tour

Flannelette and Feather Beds
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We had been walking for over an hour after a long night out. What was suppose to be ‘just around the corner’ turned out to be 5kms of conversation and city streets. It was nearly 1am and her feet were getting tired in those shoes. She’d been praying away the rain whilst I’d been praying it came. In a divine moment her loss of concentration granted my persistent petitioned and the heavens began their speedy decent. Foliage was never made to be water tight, and as we stood feeling the drips turn to drops and form puddles on our shoulders we decided to run. Soon everything was a puddle, our shoes, our hair, our yelps and songs. We had become Gene Kelly impersonators competing for glory on the sidewalk. Finally arriving under our ancient archway its doors loomed eager to be opened but our warm cloudy breath made the heat of home seem a dreary departure from the excitement of the rain.

Arbori are one of those bands that it’s been a pleasure to watch grow over the last few years. They may not be the speediest band in the world to release recorded music (they’ve released just two singles in the last 18 months with a third due next week) but they really have evolved so much as a live band.

This October and November Arbori are hitting the road for Timber and Steel launching their upcoming Pozible campaign (to record their album Love with Courage) with shows up and down the east coast. The tour will also coincide with the release of the band’s new single “Flannelette and Feather Beds” which we’ve had a sneak peak of and it’s pretty special.

The full list of dates for the Flannelette and Feather Beds tour are below. To contribute to Arbori’s Pozible campaign follow this link.

Friday 4th October – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th October – Revolt Studios, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 8th October – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 11th October – Triple Menace Studio, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 12th October – Brackets and Jame, Lake Mumorrah, NSW
Thursday 17th October – 505, Sydney, NSW
Friday 18th October – The Loft, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Saturday 19th October – Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 20th October – Location TBA, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 26th October – Festival at Mezzanine Styles, Parkes, NSW
Sunday 27th October – Balcony TV, Coolum Beach, QLD
Saturday 2nd November – Bom Funk Studio, Canberra, ACT
Friday 8th November – Smiths Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT
Friday 15th November – Yours and Owls, Wollongong, NSW

Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 22nd September at The Workers Club

Roscoe James Irwin
Image Courtesy of Roscoe James Irwin

If you head down to The Workers Club this Sunday afternoon for our regular Timber and Steel presented matinée show you’ll be able to catch a rare performance from none other than Roscoe James Irwin as he launches his new EP Wasted. Irwin has been busy recently touring as a member of he Cat Empire, The Bamboos and Julia Stone’s band as well as working on recording arrangements for Josh Pyke, Gossling and Vance Joy so his solo live shows have been few and far between – we’re so happy he’s back!

Joining Roscoe James Irwin this week will be Ben Wright Smith with a full band and Timber and Steel favourite Al Parkinson. The afternoon will kick off at 1:30pm with tickets just $12 on the door. The set times are below – check out the official Workers Club site for more information.

Al Parkinson – 2pm
Ben Wright Smith (Full Band) – 3pm
Roscoe James Irwin – 4pm

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