Listen to the New Single From The Northern Folk, “Get On”

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Victorian alt-folk collective The Northern Folk have just released their smooth new track “Get On”. The track is the band’s first since their 2016 album Stumble On Home and was written by Paul Dyason on the subject of frustration.

“Frustration with religion, politics and absurdly priced scones,” explains Dyason. “The consequence was less of a sermon, but more an informative manual that outlines fun ways to not be a d**k.”

Take a listen to “Get On” below:

To celebrate “Get On” The Northern Folk have announced a residnecy at The Gasometer in Melbourne plus a bunch of east coast dates. The residency will feature supports from Rosie Burgess Trio & Zac Saber (4th October), The Peeks & Domini Forster (11th October) and Ben Whiting & Joyce Prescher (18th October). Check out the full list if dates for the tour and residency here:

The Northern Folk
Wednesday 4th October – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th October – Beer Deluxe, Albury, NSW
Tuesday 10th October – UMSU Tuesday Bands, Melbourne Uni, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 11th October – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 15th October – Spring Fling St Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th October – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th October – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Monday 23rd October – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 25th October – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 26th October – The Black Malabar, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October – Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo, NSW
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

More Acts Announced for The National Folk Festival

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33 more acts have just been announced for 2017’s National Folk Festival and once again they’re bringing out the big guns.

From an international point of view The National has added folk-fusion band Harpeth Rising from the USA, Ghanan multi-instrumentalist Bortier Okoe, The Changing Room and from the UK, Norwegian-Swedish group SVER, Greek blues quartet Apodimi Compania, New Zealand duo Gilly Darbey and Vikki Clayton, German comic band The Sauerkrauts and the wonderful Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante from Scotland.

The Australian componant of the announcement is just as strong with Trouble in the Kitchen (above), Greshka, Ben Whiting, Mal Webb with Kyle Morrigan, GhostNoises, Fred Smith, Señor Cabrales, Siobhan Owen, The NEO, Old Empire Band, Wedderburn Charming Emus, Direwolf, Saoirse, Martin Doherty & Leigh Birkett, The Rhymer from Ryde and many many more.

The National Folk Festival is held from the 13th to the 17th April in 2017 – for more information and tickets check out the official site here.

Kaurna Cronin Announces East Coast Tour

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South Australian singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin is heading east again this month for a series of dates to launch his brand new single. What that new single is remains to be seen but Cronin is definitely on his way with a bunch of dates booked through New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria plus a special show in his home town of Adelaide, which is not on the east coast but is still allowed to be included.

Joining Kaurna Cronin on this tour will be Ben Whiting who will be launching his new self-titled EP. The full list of dates for the tour are below:

Wednesday 16th April – White Pickett Fence Sessions, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 17th April – The Railway Friendly, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 19th April – Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 20th April – Dowse Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 25th April – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Saturday 26th April – Glebe Markets, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 27th April – Little Features, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd May – Bo’s House, Jan Juc, VIC
Sunday 4th May – Graceland, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 6th June – Pirie & Co. Social Club, Adelaide, SA

Traveller & Fortune Announce EP Launch Tour

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Adelaide folkies Traveller & Fortune announced recently that they have a brand new EP, I Am Only Snow, on the way soon and they’ve added to that news with a series of tour dates in January and February.

Traveller & Fortune will be bringing I Am Only Snow to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with a host of guests along for the ride including Emma Davis, The Bon Scotts, Olivers Army, Ben Whiting, Huckleberry Hastings and FIRS. Check out the full list of dates below plus a stream of their new song “Alaska” from their Unearthed page:

Thursday 30th January – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW w/ Emma Davis, Huckleberry Hastings
Friday 31st January – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC w/ The Bon Scotts, Emma Davis, Olivers Army, Ben Whiting
Saturday 1st February – JIVE, Adelaide, SA w/ Emma Davis, The Bon Scotts, FIRS


Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 17th March at The Workers Club

Kaurna Cronin
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If you’re looking for live music in Melbourne this Sunday that doesn’t involve a drunken Irish ex-pat singing an off key version of “The Fields of Athenry” then you should head down to The Workers Club. Adelaide-based singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin will be launching his new single “Run Boy” at The Workers Club on Sunday afternoon as part of the the Timber and Steel presented matinée show.

Joining Cronin in support will be Ben Whiting and Hamish Anderson. Tickets are $10 on the door with the doors opening at 1:30pm. The full set times are below:

Hamish Anderson – 2pm
Ben Whiting – 3pm
Kaurna Cronin – 4pm

For more information on the show check out the official Workers Club site here. And while we wait for the official video of “Run Boy” check out a sweet live version that Kaurna Cronin posted earlier this year:

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