Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th January

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Woody Pitney has announce two full band shows in February. Details here

Seth Lakeman has announced sideshows when he’s in the country for Bluesfest including support slots for Suzanne Vega. Details here

Chance McCoy from Old Crow Medicine Show proves that “Hey Brother” by Avicci is actually a decent song with his version. Details here

Midlake have released the new video for their track “The Old & The Young”. Details here

– The story behind the new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros video “All Wash Out” is both touching and tragic. Details here

Frank Turner’s new single “The Polaroid Picture” will be part of an EP featuring three covers and a brand new track. Details here

James Vincent McMorrow may have wrapped up his Australian tour but he’s left behind his new single “Gold”. Details here

– The Port Fairy Folk Festival have added their final acts for 2014 including Glen Hansard, Lisa O’Neill, Beccy Cole, Normie Rowe & The Original Playboys, Melody Pool and many more. Details here

– Sydney folkies The Green Mohair Suits announced details of their EP launch this month with The Morrisons and All Our Exes Live In Texas as well as releasing the video for their new single “Baby, You Just Want To Give Up”. Details here

Bluesfest also added artists to its 2014 lineup including Joss Stone, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows, Dyson Stringer Cloher, The Beards and many many more. Details here

– Americana favourite Pokey LaFarge has announced tour dates when he’s in the country for WOMADelaide and Port Fairy. Details here

– Melbourne’s The Weeping Willows have released their much anticipated new video “Home for the Broken Soul”. Details here

– England’s Matthew and the Atlas have released the video to their brand new single “Pale Moon Rose”. Details here

Jordan Millar released the homemade video for his excellent new song “If Only…”. Details here

Sally Seltmann has revealed the details of her new album Hey Daydreamer. Details here

– Sydney seven-piece Little Bastard have announced their first Sydney headline show of the year. Details here

Interviews

“I think it’s the five-part harmonies and that kind of kick-arse Irish-y Australian thing, and the stories about bushrangers and haunted trains and bad women. I think it’s just a combination of everything and it just works. And they’re brilliant musicians these guys, and it’s just such a pleasure playing with them. Nothing ever goes wrong and it really is such a joy” – John Fegan from Rough Red chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

“It goes pretty well, as long as there are things happening at the festival that are going to make us funny. Now we’ve had a lot of trouble with Morris Dancers this festival. First up, we wondered why they were called ‘daaaaahhncers’. We called them ‘dancers’ and they said, “No, we’re daaaaahhhncers”. It turns out they’re waaaaahhhnkers. And they’ve been dancing – or daaaaaahhncing – their way up and down the street. And I think they should be banned and I think something should be sprayed to get rid of them.”Glover and Sorensen chat to Bill Quinn. Interview here

Releases This Week

Then We Collide
Then We CollideEmily and the Woods
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Illawarra Folk Festival

Dom Flemons

The Illawarra Folk Festival is unique in a packed calendar of festivals around the country. The festival itself maintains a small, community atmosphere that is present at so many regional events but still manages to pull the big name acts usually reserved for the larger events – this year the highlights include Andy Irvine, Dom Flemmons (above), Archie Roach, Whitetop Mountaineers and many many more. Just a couple of hours on the train from Sydney and a quick drive from Canberra the Illawarra Folk Festival is accessible while still feeling like you’re getting away from it all to immerse yourself in folk music, dance art and culture. Truly one of our favourite festivals of the year.

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Bulli, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Afenginn
Friday 17th to Saturday 18th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Andy Irvine
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Festival, Newstead, VIC

Bandito Folk with Drawn From Bees, Dale Peachey
Thursday 23rd January – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Chris Thile
Friday 17th January – MONA FOMA, Hobart, TAS
Monday 20th January – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Communion Melbourne feat. Ainslie Wills, The Hello Morning, Jimmy Tait, The Phoncurves, Little Dreamer, Tigertown
Sunday 19th January – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Emily Barker
Monday 20th January – Sky Terrace at The Star, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 21st January – Sky Terrace at The Star, Sydney, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th January – Bulli, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 17th January – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 18th January – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th January – House Concert, Mitcham, VIC
Monday 20th January – House Concert, Ballarat, VIC
Tuesday 21st January – House Concert, Parkdale, VIC
Thursday 23rd January – House Concert, Croydon Hills, VIC

Jordan Millar
Friday 17th January – Name This Bar, Sydney, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Friday 17th January – White Star, Albany, WA
Saturday 18th January – Settler Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 19th January – Swanbrook Winery, Swan Valley, WA
Tuesday 21st January – Ya Ya’s, Perth, WA

Kim Churchill
Friday 17th January – The Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 18th January – Bon Amici Café, Toowoomba, QLD
Sunday 19th January – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 21st January – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 22nd January – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Friday 24th January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Little Bastard w/ Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Naked Bodies
Friday 17th January – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Moldre
Thursday 23rd January – The Green Room, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast, NSW

Mat McHugh
Friday 17th January – Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay, NSW
Friday 24th January – Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale NSW

Newstead Live
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Numerella, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 17th January – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th January – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC

Ryan Keen
Wednesday 22nd January – Name This Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Sarah Blasko
Wednesday 22nd January – St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th January – Flinders St Baptist Church, Adelaide, SA

Sweet Jean
Sunday 19th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tamar Valley Folk Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – George Town, TAS

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

The Beez
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW

The Lumineers
Saturday 18th January – The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 23rd January – The Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Timbers
Wednesday 22nd January – Manly Boatshed, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Phoenix Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 24th January – Tanswell Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Thredbo Blues Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January – Thredbo, NSW

Unpaved Sessions feat. Al Parkinson, Chad Mason, Linus Wilson
Monday 20th January – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Zoe Elliot
Friday 17th January – Limonata, Grafton, NSW
Sunday 19th January – Yamba Bowlo, Yamba, NSW
Thursday 23rd January – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th January – The Lodge, Bellingen, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Too Many Notes” – Chris Thile

On Wednesday this week I was lucky enough to catch Chris Thile (Punch Brothers) as part of the Sydney Festival. The entire performance was amazing but he finished with this song which might appeal to the folkies out there.

Watch the New Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Video “All Wash Out”

Edward Sharpe
Image Courtesy of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The beautiful new video for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ track “All Wash Out” and the touching and tragic story that goes along with its creation have been everywhere on the internet these past couple of days so we thought we’d share as well.

The video was directed by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros fan Sophie Glaser – a letter from her sister Luna accompanying the video really captures her story best:

“Dear Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Thank you for your incredible music. I first heard your songs, when my sweet sister Sophie entered a music video contest producing a video for your song: “All Wash Out”. The combination of your beautiful music and her great talent has left an eternal imprint on my mind.

Sophie, my little sister was just 20 when she entered the contest. This Sunday we played the video at her memorial service. She passed away recently during an exchange semester in Prague. She suffered from a brain hemorrhage and just never woke up from her sleep one night.

I find the description (which went along with her video); “A girl goes on a journey to wash away what’s behind her leading to her rebirth” incredibly moving as she would have no idea that she would soon leave this earth. Sophie was not meant to act in the video, but due to incredible karmic circumstances, the actress who was supposed to participate was prevented to come (last minute) and Sophie stepped in. Both acting and directing.

It gives indescribable joy and comfort to be able to turn to this video, during this period of grieving and to know that it will stay with us. She spread such an unbelievable amount of joy and light during her — much too short — life. And has left the world forever richer.

I realize that it is a long shot, but it would mean very, very much to us if there were any way you would be able to help share this last memory of Sophie.

In any case, I truly thank you for having been a catalyst in Soph leaving the world this beautiful video.

I apologize that my English is not sufficient to express my emotions (I am from Denmark), but I hope it has made sense.

Thank you again, Luna.”

Watch “All Wash Out” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 13th December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Jackson McLaren revealed his brand new clip “Some of my Friends”. Details here

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros released their joyous new video “Please!”. Details here

– UK five-piece Eliza and the Bear have released their new video “It Gets Cold”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Mark Moldre has just released his new video “I Don’t Know What’s Become Of Her”. Details here

Floating Compass, a six-piece orchestral pop group featuring members of Camera Obscura, Los Campesinos!, Freelance Whales, Efterklang, Stornoway and Princeton, have just released their new track “Travel”. Details here

The Pigs have released a video for their cover of the Kelis track “Milkshake”. Details here

Boy & Bear released their brand new video for the track “Harlequin Dream”. Details here

– Melbourne nu-folk band The Bon Scotts have released their long awaited new video “The Weekend Bends”. Details here

– With a new album on the way in February the John Butler Trio will be touring through March and April next year. Details here

Bluesfest revealed their fifth lineup announcement including Jeff Beck, KC and The Sunshine Band, Gov’t Mule, WAR, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sly & Robbie and The TAXI Gang feat. Bitty Mclean, Jason Isbell, Chali 2na, Kate Miller-Heidke and Seth Lakeman. Details here

Kim Churchill has released his new single “Window to the Sky” and is celebrating with a January tour. Details here

– Canadian trio Timber Timbre have announced plans for a new album in 2014. Details here

James Vincent McMorrow has revealed another track, “Red Dust”, from his upcoming album. Details here

Interviews

“We wanted to do something different to our first record. We’re not a band that’s always just been a folk band – we’re a band that’s been all sorts of bands since we were really young kids. People know us as a folk band or whatever, which is fine because we’ve definitely done that. It’s a big part of what we do. But we’re trying to show that that’s not necessarily the whole picture. That will just unravel over the years to come, people will just come to accept that” – Jordan Wilson from Georgia Fair chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Timber and Steel Presents

Little May
Little May with Al Parkinson, Crooked Saint
Sunday 15th December – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

April Maze w/ The Shivering Timbers
Tuesday 17th December – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Bob Evans
Wednesday 18th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Dustin Tebbutt
Friday 13th December – Baha Tacos, Rhy, VIC
Saturday 14th December – Baby Black Café, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 15th December – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Festival of Small Halls w/ Jordie Lane and Rose Cousins
Friday 13th December – Capella Cultural Centre, Capella, QLD
Saturday 14th December – Springsure Town Hall, Springsure, QLD
Sunday 15th December – Pinnacle Playhouse, Pinnacle, QLD
Wednesday 18th December – Wallaville Hall, Wallaville, QLD
Friday 20th December – Degilbo Hall, Degilbo, QLD

Hayden Calnin
Friday 13th December – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Friday 13th December – The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Thursday 19th December – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

Little May
Sunday 15th December – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 19th December – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 20th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Passenger
Friday 13th December – Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Saturday 14th December – The Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance, NSW

The Morrisons
Thursday 19th December – The Vic, Sydney, NSW

Whitley
Friday 13th December – Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“Vincent” – Don McLean

Today just feels like a Don McLean kind of day.

Watch the New Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Video “Please!”

Edward Sharpe
Image Courtesy of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

The new Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros video, “Please!” was filmed “by the people” and the result is joyous. Check it out below:

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros will be in the country next April – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 10th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 15th April – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 17th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 1st November

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Port Fairy Folk Festival revealed the first lineup of artists for 2014 including Altan (Ireland), Blair Dunlop (UK), Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (USA), Madeline Peyroux (USA), Rory McLeod (UK), Rose Cousins (Canada), Archie Roach, Ash Grunwald, Bobby Alu, Daniel Champagne, The Mae Trio, The Pigs, The Tealeaves, The Tiger & Me, Things of Stone and Wood and many more. Details here

The Head and The Heart have released their brand new video “Shake”. Details here

– The new EP from Bear’s Den, Without/Within, is out today (see below) and they have released a video for the track “Sahara” to celebrate. Details here

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers also released their long-awaited new video “Sea Elephant School”. Details here

Cass McCombs has announced a couple of sideshows when he’s in the country for Laneway. Details here

– Alt-country singer-songwriter James Kenyon has announced plans for a November tour. Details here

– This Sunday will see The Davidson Brothers kick off their November residency at The Spotted Mallard in Melbourne. Details here

– Alice Springs based singer-songwriter Jacinta Price will be launching her Bill Chambers produced debut album Dry River this month. Details here

– Scottish trad group Breabach will be in the country for Woodford and WOMADelaide this Summer and are streaming their brand new album Ùrlar online. Details here

– The very buzz worthy, very quirky Mikhael Paskalev will be releasing his new EP I Spy in Australia this month. Details here

Bob Evans has announced his Good Evans It’s Xmas! residency at the Northcote Social Club this December. Details here

– Melbourne trio Whitaker are releasing their new EP Wichita this month. Details here

Daughter have released their brand new video “Amsterdam”. Details here

– Sydney’s MoFo at The Gaelic have announced their November lineup for next Friday including Takadimi and Catgut. Details here

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have released yet another new video, this time for “Country Calling”. Details here

– When she’s in the country for Golden Plains next year Neko Case has a bunch of sideshows planned. Details here

Interviews

“Lucie and I met in Sydney, and we met through the music really. Lucie played a big part in bringing me to Australia. When we met, I knew we would be friends. When I heard Lucie play a solo show at the Mullum Festival before I went back to the states, I caught a spark – it was like a vision – I could see as clear as day that we would collaborate. When I told Lucie about my vision/idea she was wide open and it rolled on out from there”Pieta Brown from Love Over Gold chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Blog

“Next week Patrick James will be hitting the road for his 2013 Spring Tour. We thought we’d ask the Aussie troubadour for his top ten tracks you’re likely to hear on his tour bus as he makes his way around the country and he came back with a pretty impressive list”Patrick James shares his top 10 tour bus tracks. Blog here

Releases This Week

Within Without
Without/WithinBear’s Den
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Timber and Steel Presents

Arbori
Arbori
Saturday 2nd November – Bom Funk Studio, Canberra, ACT
Friday 8th November – Smiths Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT

Gigs Next Week

Alice Springs Courtyard Sessions Presents Sally Balfour
Sunday 3rd November – Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, Alice Springs, NT

Boy & Bear
Friday 1st November – Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 2nd November – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 3rd November – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 4th November – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 7th November – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 8th November – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Busby Marou
Thursday 7th November – Zierholz @ UC, Canberra, ACT
Friday 8th November – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

Clannad
Friday 1st November – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 3rd November – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 1st November – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 2nd November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 3rd November – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW
Tuesday 5th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Wednesday 6th November – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 7th November – Lizotte’s, Dee Why, NSW
Friday 8th November – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Emma Davis and Brian Brian Campeau
Friday 8th November – FBI Social, Sydney, NSW

Foghorn Stringband
Friday 1st November – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd November – Sydney Bluegrass & Old Tim, Annandale, NSW
Sunday 3rd November – Roxbury Hotel, Glebe, NSW
Tuesday 5th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 6th November – Yea Community House, Yea, VIC
Thursday 7th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, VIC

heart.beats.mind.
Friday 1st November – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 2nd November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

James Kenyon
Saturday 2nd November – The Labour in Vain, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 5th November – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Jordie Lane
Friday 1st November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 2nd November – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Sunday 3rd November – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS (Afternoon Show)
Thursday 7th November – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 8th November – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Lachlan Bryan
Friday 1st November – Burleigh Underground Drummers, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 7th November – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Friday 8th November – The Lambton Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Little Bastard
Friday 8th November – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Loren Kate
Friday 8th November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

MoFo at The Gaelic feat. Takadimi and Catgut
Friday 8th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Patrick James
Thursday 7th November – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW

Sam Buckingham and Buffalo Tales
Friday 1st November – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

Takadimi
Friday 8th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

The Bon Scotts
Saturday 2nd November – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 3rd November – The Surf Club, Glenelg, SA

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 1st November – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 2nd November – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 8th November – The Corner. Melbourne, VIC

The Little Stevies
Saturday 2nd November – Portland Music Festival, Portland, VIC
Thursday 7th November – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – The Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW

Whitley
Saturday 2nd November – A Day On The Greeen, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sunday 3rd November – A Day On The Green, Mount Cotton, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Lanigan’s Ball” – Christy Moore

This was the first fiddle tune I ever learnt on my violin when I was a kid and still one of my favourites. Christy Moore has such a rhythmic way of singing and is perfectly suited to this track.

Watch The New Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Video “Country Calling”

Edward Sharpe
Image Courtesy of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

So it would appear that Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros like to make videos. Their latest offering from their self titled album is “Country Calling”, which you can check out below:

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will be in the country next April – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 10th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 15th April – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 17th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 18th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Lachlan Bryan will be touring his new album Black Coffee from tomorrow night. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter Gosti has revealed her latest single “Charlie”. Details here

– Australian-born, English-based singer-songwriter Emily Barker has revealed her new single “Ghost Narrative”. Details here

– Legendary Scottish trad group The Battlefield Band are returning to Australia for a national tour this November. Details here

– The new album from The Avett Brothers is out today and they’ve also got a brand new clip for the track “Another is Waiting”. Details here

– The debut single from Newcastle based singer-songwriter Imogen Bel is really sweet and features Elana Stone on backing vocals and accordion. Details here

Jordie Lane has a brand new video for his single “Here She Comes” ahead of his massive national tour. Details here

– The new album from James Vincent McMorrow, Post Tropical, will be released in Australia two months before anywhere else in the world. Details here

– And the first single from James Vincent McMorrow’s Post Tropical, “Cavalier”, was also revealed this week. Details here

The Perch Creek Family Jugband have released “Big Things Calling”, their first ever official video clip. Details here

The Festival of Small Halls brings folk music to the country halls of Australia. In November and December Jordie Lane and Rose Cousins will head out for the first tour. Details here

heart.beats.mind. is the brand new acoustic pop duo project from Sydney based singer songwriters Elle May and Jordan Millar and they’ve just released their first video for “Our Song”. Details here

– The Newtown Festival has announced its musical lineup for 2013 including plenty of Timber and Steel friendly acts like The Green Mohair Suits, The Little Stevies, Swamp Phat Jangles, Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, The Morrisons, Hobo Bordeaux and much much more. Details here

Eddi Reader has released a new single “Baby’s Boat”. Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance does nothing to dispel indie-folk stereotypes in his new video for the track “Closed Hand, Full of Friends”. Details here

– Sydney’s Bec Sandridge has revealed the video for “Stones” ahead of the release of her new EP. Details here

– The Illawarra Folk Festival have announced their full 2014 lineup. Details here

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have just released their fan-made video for the track “In The Lion”. Details here

Interviews

“It feels like a triumph to have completed it actually. I mean, every album has felt like a huge triumph in their own way but this one … feels like a defining moment for Beth and I” – Sibylla Stephen from The Little Stevies chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“It makes it really exciting when you play with the band again, but is also fun playing as a duo. It’s like a different sound again. It’s the same songs, but it’s a different sound. Some people prefer that and some people prefer the band, which is kind of nice as well to have the option of it I guess” – Pepita “Pepi” Emmerichs from Oh Pep! chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Blog

“What if you’re not after a big and busy festival for your New Year’s celebrations? Well, let’s take a look at what’s on offer, both the big guns and the ones you might not have come across yet”KT Bell takes us through your options for New Years Eve. Blog here

Releases This Week

Cass McCombs
Big Wheel And OthersCass McCombs
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The Breach
The BreachDustin Tebbutt
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Trapped Flame
Trapped FlameGeorgia Fair
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Not Built to Last
Not Built To LastJordie Lane
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Magpie and the Dandelion
Magpie and the DandelionThe Avett Brothers
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The Full English
The Full EnglishThe Full English
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Timber and Steel Presents

Arbori
Arbori
Friday 18th October – The Loft, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Saturday 19th October – Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 20th October – Location TBA, Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Boy & Bear
Thursday 24th October – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 25th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Thursday 24th October – The Soundlodge, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 25th October – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD

Caitlin Rose
Wednesday 23rd October – Melbourne Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 24th October – Melbourne Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 25th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Communion Melbourne feat. Bear’s Den, The Tiger and Me, Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Kate Martin
Sunday 20th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Thursday 24th October – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 25th October – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD

Folklore
Saturday 19th October – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Saturday 19th October – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 24th October – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW

Loren Kate
Friday 18th October – Tingrith Meeting House, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 19th October – Red Mill Store, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 20th October – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Matt Corby with Bear’s Den
Friday 18th October – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 23rd October – GPAC Playhouse, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 24th October – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October – Patchewollock Music Festival, Patchewollock, VIC
Thursday 24th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25th October – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT

Rose Wintergreen with Rosie Catalano, Dan and Hannah Acfield
Friday 18th October – The Empress Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Buckingham and Buffalo Tales
Thursday 24th October – Dowswe Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Tanya Batt
Friday 18th October – The Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 20th October – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Bon Scotts
Friday 18th October – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 20th October – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 25th October – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

The Little Stevies
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October – Anglesea Music Festival, Anglesea, VIC
Friday 25th October – The Velvet Room, Melbourne, VIC

Whitley
Friday 18th October – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th October – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 24th October – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 25th October – Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“That’s The Way” – Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s connections to the 60s and 70s folk revival is well documented and we thought it was about time to include them in our weekly flashback. Gotta love John Paul Jones’ mandolin work on this one.

New Fan Made Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Video “In The Lion”

Edward Sharpe
Image Courtesy of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

For their latest video Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have enlisted the help of their fans, sourcing the video online. The video for “In The Lion” was put together by Sarah Moumblow, an artist currently living in the Arctic Circle. She had the following to say about the experience:

“I have been living in the Arctic Circle for the past year. Sometimes I feel that I miss a lot of awesome things because I’m so far away. Don’t get me wrong, the Arctic landscape is beautiful, but it’s a bit lonely. In the last few months, I’ve realized that a lot of the art projects I’ve been working on have all tried to get others to interact with me. They have created a sense of connectedness that I’ve been missing. The idea for the Paper Band started when Edward Sharpe announced the Big Top festival and asked people to share their photos from concerts they attended. I had never been to one of their shows, but I didn’t let that stop me from imagining what it would be like. I loved the idea of seeing a show in a circus tent, and instead of being saddened by the fact that I’ll miss it, I decided to imagine it.”

Check out the video to “In The Lion” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 4th October

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Nick Mulvey debuted his brand new video for the track “Nitrous”. Details here

– The new video from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, “Life Is Hard”, shows the band doing what they do best – playing live. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, who will be in the country next year for Laneway, has released his new single “Brighter” featuring Karen Black on vocals. Details here

– To celebrate the release of his new album Country Mile this week Johnny Flynn has released the title track as his new video. Details here

– Two of Timber and Steel’s favourites, Sam Buckingham and Buffalo Tales, are heading out on tour together. Details here

– Melbourne’s Kate Martin has released her new single “Awaken” and will be touring this November. Details here

Arbori have released their new single “Flannelette and Feather Beds” ahead of their tour for Timber and Steel. Details here

Mark Moldre has a new video, “Four Winds”, and a free NSW south coast tour with Sarah Humphreys. Details here

Tomas Strode and The Tour Guides are streaming their new album Graceful Mistake online before the official launch in Melbourne this Wednesday. Details here

Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher are teaming up to tour as Dyson Stringer Cloher this October, November and December and are streaming a stunning tour EP to get you in the mood. Details here

– The Illawarra Folk Festival revealed the first artists for 2014 including Andy Irvine, The Beez, Dom Flemons, Whitetop Mountaineers, The Miss Chiefs, The Timbers and many many more. Details here

– This month’s MoFo at The Gaelic in Sydney will feature All Our Exes Live in Texas and Oh Pep! Details here

– We exclusively debuted “Feet In The Sand”, the new video from Rose Wintergreen. Details here

– The new single from The Head and the Heart, “Another Story”, is just stunning. Details here

– Two of the Falls Festival’s more folky acts, James Vincent McMorrow and Tom Odell, have announced sideshows. Details here

Interviews

“I do feel joy in my life. I don’t live in that place of my music all the time. Even though, it’s totally always just under the surface. It’s just here (touches chest under vest) and it can come out very easily”Scott Matthew spends an evening with Janine Estoesta. Interview here

“I stopped listening to the album a little while ago. Occasionally I’ll see it there and spin one or two tracks but I want to start again with everyone else. When it [comes out] I’ll start listening with everyone else to feel like it’s new for me as well” – Thomas Busby of Busby Marou chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“The first reason why I started to do the house concert tours is because I just wanted to be able to play more and I felt like I was exhausting all my options around the country. The size of venue that I was playing at at the time and how I was doing things meant I couldn’t necessarily go to Melbourne and play three or four gigs and actually make that work for me. I thought what if I did one gig in Melbourne and a couple of gigs in people’s homes around Melbourne so that I could spend three or four days there, I could play to more people and potentially not lose money by doing that”Sam Buckingham chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Busby Marou
Farewell FitzroyBusby Marou
iTunes

Rosie Catalano
Dreams Are Just MoviesRosie Catalano
Bandcamp

Crooked Fiddle Band
Moving Pieces of the SeaThe Crooked Fiddle Band
Bandcamp

Little Stevies
Diamonds For Your TeaThe Little Stevies
iTunes

Afterdust
AfterdustWoody Pitney
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Arbori
Arbori
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

Gigs Next Week

Foy Vance
Thursday 10th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 4th October – The Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 5th October – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 6th October – The Front, Canberra, ACT

Jinja Safari
Friday 4th October – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 5th October – The Astor, Perth, WA
Sunday 6th October – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA

Liz Frencham
Friday 4th October – Humph Hall, Nth Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th October – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Loren Kate
Thursday 10th October – Kidgo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA
Friday 11th October – Nanga Music Festival, Dwellingup, WA

Mark Moldre and Sarah Humphreys
Thursday 10th October – Bottlerocket Bar & Cafe, Nowra, NSW
Friday 11th October – Shellharbour Workers Club, Shellharbour, NSW

Matt Corby with Bear’s Den
Wednesday 9th October – Wollongong University, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 10th October – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 11th October – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Nigel Wearne
Friday 4th October – Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, ACT
Saturday 5th October – St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah, VIC
Saturday 5th October – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Olivers Army
Friday 4th October – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Oscar Lush
Thursday 10th October – Sofar Sounds, Sydney, NSW

Potato Potato
Friday 4th October – Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Roscoe James Irwin
Thursday 10th October – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Rose Wintergreen with Rosie Catalano
Friday 4th October – The Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 10th October – The Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW

Takadimi
Friday 4th October – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th October – Ceres Markets (morning), Brunswick East, VIC
Saturday 5th October – Secret House Concert, Brunswick East, VIC
Sunday 6th October – Popup Gig, Melbourne, VIC

Tanya Batt
Saturday 5th October – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Bon Scotts
Thursday 10th October – The Front Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 11th October – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW

The Lamplights and Buffalo Tales
Friday 4th October – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 5th October – Greenslopes Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Stillsons
Friday 4th October – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 5th October – The Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 6th October – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides with Aluka, Amy Alex
Wednesday 9th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Whitley
Friday 11th October – Hotel New York, Launceston, TAS

Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter and Nahko and Medicine for the People
Friday 4th October – Big Top, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Monday 7th October – YAC Ampitheatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 8th October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“October” – Tunng

Can you believe it’s October already? My how the year flies.

New Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Video, “Life Is Hard”

Edward Sharpe
Image Courtesy of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

The latest single from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is “Life Is Hard”, taken from their new self-titled album. The single has a video that captures the band doing what it does best – putting on a remarkable live show. Check it out below:

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will be in the country next year for Bluesfest as well as a couple of side shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Full details are below:

Thursday 10th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 15th April – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 17th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

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