Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th December


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– UK singer-songwriter Ben Howard has added Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne dates to his Australian visit next year. Details here

– Canadian folk trio The Once released their new video “We Are All Running”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Eliza Hull has released her new single “Used To” featuring Texture Like Sun. Details here

– Adelaide’s Sam Brittain has announced a couple of intimate songwriter shows in Melbourne and Adelaide. Details here

Frank Turner has announced Australian tour dates when he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

Lanie Lane released her new video “No Sound”. Details here

– UK trio Vena Portae released their new video “Flames & Fury”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter David Blyth released his new video “So So”. Details here

– The Finders Keepers Markets hit Sydney next week with music announced from Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic and more. Details here

Sleepy Dreamers are streaming their new EP Local Football. Details here

The Decemberists released another new video for their track “Make You Better” featuring some awesome 70s throwback action. Details here

– NSW bluegrass band The Mid-North have released their new album Tales From A Mountain via Noisetrade. Details here

– Regular Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will be hosting their final show of the year which is also their first birthday. Details here

– Another Sydney night, MoFo at the Crate, has announced their Sydney lineup including Catgut and The Button Collective. Details here

– Melbourne Americana duo The Weeping Willows realeased their new video “Acorns”. Details here

Releases This Week

The Mid North
Tales From a MountainThe Mid-North

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Country & Inner Western

Christmas and Inner Western

The final Country & Inner Western in Sydney this year is going to bring Christmas with an Americana twist. The show will feature The Morrisons, Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers so you know the night’s going to be an absolute cracker!

Wednesday 10th December – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Sookie Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Betty & Oswald
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 6th December – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 7th December – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 11th December – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW

Country & Inner Western
Wednesday 10th December – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Lee Kendall
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Sunday 7th December – The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
Thursday 11th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th December – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney feat. Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic
Friday 12th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW

Friday 5th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 6th December – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 13th December – Studio Theatre, Darwin, NT

Jack Carty
Friday 5th December – Kay St Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Montrose Town Centre, Montrose, VIC
Sunday 7th December – Bended, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 11th December – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Jep and Dep
Saturday 6th December – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

Josh Pyke
Friday 12th December – Baroque, Katoomba, NSW

Little May
Friday 5th December – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th December – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Marlon Williams
Saturday 6th December – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Sam Brittain
Thursday 11th December – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA

Steve Smyth
Friday 5th December – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, VIC
Saturday 6th December – The Bunker, Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD
Sunday 7th December – Ocean View Winery, Mt Mee, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 5th December – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 6th December – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

The Porch Sessions feat. Shaun Kirk, Halfway to Forth, Alice Haddy
Sunday 7th December – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

Wednesday 10th December – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 12th December – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Gaudete” – Steeleye Span

We’re in to December so it’s time to start pulling out the Christmas songs for Friday Folk Flashback. First up is the gorgeous a cappella latin carol “Gaudete” from Steeleye Span, the origins of which can be traced all the way back to the 16th century. I love this track!

Listen to the New Eliza Hull Single “Used To” Featuring Texture Like Sun

Eliza Hull
Image Courtesy of Eliza Hull

Melbourne singer-songwriter Eliza Hull this week officially released her brand new single “Used To”. The track features fellow Melbourne indie-electronic-folk artist Texture Like Sun and is really enchanting.

Check out “Used To” below:

Hayden Calnin EP Launch Shows

Hayden Calnin
Image Courtesy of Hayden Calnin

Hayden Calnin has just released his brand new EP Oh, Hunter and to celebrate he’s announced a couple of intimate launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne this May. Calnin will be taking the wonderful Eliza Hull out on tour with him this time around with tickets for the shows available now.

Check out the dates and the video for Hayden Calnin’s new single “Comatose” below:

Saturday 3rd May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th May – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Tanya Batt Announces Atlas EP Launch

Tanya Batt
Image Courtesy of Tanya Batt

Melbourne singer-songwriter Tanya Batt has been getting quite a bit of buzz recently with local and overseas airplay, a feature on Clare Bowditch’s Qantas and Jetstar playlists and a bunch of love from the blogosphere (ourselves included).

Tanya Batt will be launching her new EP Atlas at The Toff in Town on the 4th September. The EP features the songs “Secret Doors and Passageways”, “Jail Birds” and the title track “Atlas” that features the wonderful Hayden Calnin. For more details on the EP launch, which features supports from Timberwolf and Eliza Hull, check out the official Facebook event here.

ILUKA To Launch New Single “Paper Doll”

Image Courtesy of ILUKA

Sydney songstress and Timber and Steel favourite ILUKA is about to launch her brand new single “Paper Doll” and we couldn’t be more excited for her. On the 12th July at FBi Social in Sydney’s Kings Cross ILUKA will be taking to the stage to deliver her wonderful brand of blues, folk and jazz inspired music. Joining ILUKA in support will be the marvelous Castlecomer and the very special Eliza Hull.

For more details about the “Paper Doll” single launch check out the official Facebook event here. And while you’re at it watch the teaser for “Paper Doll” from ILUKA below:

Australian Poetry Presents Lines at The Wesley Anne

Image Courtesy of Australian Poetry

Looking for a chilled out way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Melbourne? Australian Poetry are presenting Lines, an afternoon of poetry and music at the Wesley Anne in Northcote on the 19th June. Appearing at the event are wordsmiths Sophie Curzon-Siggers, Eliza Hull, Aden Rolfe and the wonderfully talented Ryan Meeking (soon to be supporting Gossling on her East Coast tour).

Tickets to the event are a mere $10 either from the Australian Poetry site or on the door. For more information check out the Lines page online.

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