Marlon Williams Announces National Tour

Marlon Williams
Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams

Golden voiced alt-country singer Marlon Williams and his band The Yarra Benders have announced plans to return to the road this November and December with a national tour of Australia.

Williams has been wowing crowds in Australia and his native New Zealand for a couple of years now and his debut self-titled album is already topping best of 2015 lists – so these shows are not to be missed. Joining Marlon Williams in support will be Ben Salter.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 5th November – Four Five Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 6th November – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 7th November – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 8th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 12th November – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 13th November – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 14th November – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th November – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 17th November – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Friday 20th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 21st November – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd November – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Tuesday 24th November – RAD Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 25th November – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 27th November – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 3rd December – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 4th December – The Railway, Darwin, NT
Thursday 10th December – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 11th December – The Substation, Newport, VIC

The Wild Wild Inner West Revue #3 This Wednesday

Bree De Rome
Image Courtesy of Bree De Rome

This Wednesday the third Wild Wild Inner West Revue hits iconic Sydney venue The Vanguard with a lineup featuring some of the city’s best and brightest Americana, folk and alt-country artists.

This time around The Wild Wild Inner West Revue will feature recently-moved-to-Sydney Bree De Rome (above), the legendary Jason Walker, Timber and Steel favourite Mark Moldre and the night’s resident artist Michael Carpenter & The Cuban Heels.

The Wild Wild Inner West Revue kicks off at 7:30pm with tickets just $22. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Second Round of Artists Announced for Dashville Skyline

Shane Nicholson
Image Courtesy of Shane Nicolson

Australia’s newest Americana festival Dashville Skyline last week announced the second round of artists for its inaugural event this October and we’re very very impressed.

Joining the likes of Wagons, All our Exes Live in Texas, Green Mohair Suits, Melody Pool, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and more will be Shane Nicholson (above), Holy Holy, Ruby Boots, Ben Salter, Lost Ragas, Leo Rondeau (USA), Fraser A Gorman, William Crighton, Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders, Dashville Progress Society, Goatpiss Gasoline, Betty & Oswald, Magpie Diaries, Chris Pickering, James Thomson, Dan Waters and David Garnham & The Reasons To Live.

Dashville Skyline is brought together by the folks behind The Gum Ball and is held in Lower Belford, NSW on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. For more information check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Josh Pyke released a quirky lyric video for the track “Hollering Hearts” ahead of the release of his new album. Details here

– In August The West End Sessions in Brisbane will play host to the Brisbane Bluegrass Festival featuring The Company and Starboard Cannons. Details here

Passenger posted his new video “When We Were Young”. Details here

Mumford & Sons released their epic new video “Ditmas”. Details here

– Brisbane based singer-songwriter Angharad Drake released her new single “Water”. Details here

Releases This Week

Ayleen O'Hanlon
Blend and SpillAyleen O’Hanlon
iTunes

Gurrumul
The Gospel AlbumGurrumul
iTunes

Holly Arrowsmith
For The Weary TravellerHolly Arrowsmith
iTunes
Noisetrade

Josh Pyke
But For All These Shrinking HeartsJosh Pyke
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Wild Wild Inner West Revue feat. Bree De Rome, Jason Walker, Mark Moldre, Michael Carpenter & The Cuban Heels

Bree De Rome

The third iteration of The Wild Wild Inner West Revue hits The Vanguard in Sydney this Wednesday with a bunch of fantastic local Americana, alt country and folk artists on the bill.

Wednesday 5th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

AKA BAZ
Friday 31st July – The Sound Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Alison Ferrier and Jed Rowe
Saturday 1st August – Bella Union, Melbourne VIC

Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass
Friday 7th to Saturday 8th August – Bangalow, NSW

Ben Bunting, Dave Favours
Sunday 2nd August – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Betty & Oswald w/ The Treehouse Children
Saturday 1st August – The Standard, Sydney, NSW

Dave Calandra, When Mother Comes to Visit, Blackbirds
Saturday 1st August – The Shack, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Sunday 2nd August – The Westernport, San Remo, VIC

Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars
Saturday 1st August – The Standard Bowl, Sydney, NSW

Fitzroyalty feat. Sunbeam Sound Machine, Romeo Moon
Tuesday 4th August – Little & Oliver, Melbourne, VIC

Gurrumul
Sunday 2nd August – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 5th August – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Immigrant Union
Friday 7th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

Jack Carty and Jordan Millar
Saturday 1st August – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Thursday 6th August – The Commons, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 7th August – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

James Teague
Friday 7th August – Dane Certificate’s Magic Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Jinja Safari
Friday 31st July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st August – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th August – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Joeys Coop, The Remnants, Wayne Tritton
Thursday 6th August – Proper Music Social, Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Wednesday 5th August – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Katie Noonan
Friday 31st July – Cellar Bar, St Kilda, VIC

Lacey Cole & The Lazy Colts
Friday 31st July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Oh Willy Dear
Sunday 2nd August – Proper Music Social, Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Rubber Soul Revolver feat. Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda, Jordie Lane, Fergus Linacre
Saturday 1st August – Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 2nd August – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 4th August – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 5th August – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th August- Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 7th August – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Sian Evans
Sunday 2nd August – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

The Acfields
Friday 31st July – Pizza Paradiso, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 1st August – Thirty Three on Hickory, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 2nd August – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Wednesday 5th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 7th August – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW

The Newsagency Sessions feat. Sarah Belkner, Katie Wighton
Wednesday 5th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Royal Parks
Saturday 1st August – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

The Scrimshaw Four w/ Dan Parsons, Arthur Penn & The Funky Ten​
Monday 3rd August – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Wild Wild Inner West Revue feat. Bree De Rome, Jason Walker, Mark Moldre, Michael Carpenter & The Cuban Heels
Wednesday 5th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

The Yearlings
Sunday 2nd August – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Arthur McBride” – Paul Brady

Simply classic – what more can be said?

Listen to the New Single from Angharad Drake, “Water”

Angharad Drake
Image Courtesy of Angharad Drake

Angharad Drake is a Brisbane based singer-songwriter who has been creating interesting acoustic folk music for some time now. Drake has a slew of EPs already under her belt and will be releasing her debut album later this year (likely in October).

The first single from the upcoming album is “Water” which is a dark, swirling acoustic number that features a really nice production value that reminds me a little of the sparseness of Sam Amidon.

Take a listen to “Water” below:

Watch the New Mumford & Sons Video “Ditmas”

Mumford & Sons
Image Courtesy of Mumford & Sons

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”

Passenger
Image Courtesy of Passenger

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

The Brisbane (Fringe) Bluegrass Festival

The Company
Image Courtesy of The Company

Next month two of Timber and Steel‘s favourite artists – The Company and Starboard Cannons – will be taking over The West End Sessions in Brisbane as part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival. Touted as the Brisbane (Fringe) Bluegrass Festival, the night will take place on the 15th August.

For more information check out the official Facebook event here or head over to WestEndSessions.com.


Watch the New Josh Pyke Lyric Video “Hollering Hearts”

Josh Pyke
Image Courtesy of Josh Pyke

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

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles released their new single “Girls Light Fires”. Details here

– Sydney duo Ivanhoe released their new single “O’Donaghues”. Details here

The Waifs announced their new album Beautiful You, released their new single “6000 Miles” and revealed dates for a WA tour. Details here

– Sydney folk singers Direwolf and Willowy celebrated the end of their joint tour with a live video for the track “The Naked Tree”. Details here

– Melbourne newgrass masters Mustered Courage released their new video “Honesty”. Details here

– Melbourne and Sydney dates have been announced for the 2015 Out On The Weekend Americana festival this October. Details here

– Sydney blues and roots trio Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars have announced a massive tour kicking off this August. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Ayleen O’Hanlon announced details of her upcoming debut album Blend and Spill. Details here

Little May announced their debut album For The Company. Details here

– Over the weekend Laura Marling released a new version of her latest album, Short Movie (Director’s Cut). Details here

The Paper Kites released their new video “Electric Indigo” and announced a national tour. Details here

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats released their Blues Brothers inspired video “S.O.B.”. Details here

Katie Noonan’s Vanguard released her new video “Quicksand”. Details here

– Brisbane folk singer Sian Evans has a bunch of east coast dates this week. Details here

– New Zealand singer Aldous Harding has announced her first ever Australian headline tour. Details here

Releases This Week

Jane Cameron
The Mercy of the TideJane Cameron
Bandcamp

Transmutant
TransmutantKatie Noonan’s Vanguard
iTunes

Laura Marling
Short Movie (Director’s Cut)Laura Marling
iTunes

Old Man Luedecke
Domestic EccentricOld Man Luedecke
iTunes

Soft Faces to Hold
Soft Faces To HoldToby Graham
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Country and Inner Western feat. Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett, William Crighton

Caitlin

Country and Inner Western returns to The Basement in Sydney this week with the amazing lineup of Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett and William Crighton. Definitely not one to be missed

Wednesday 29th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bronte
Friday 24th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Country and Inner Western feat. Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett, William Crighton
Wednesday 29th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC
Saturday 25th July – Sofar Sounds, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th July – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Folklore w/ MaD aDaM
Saturday 25th July – Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon w/ Billie McCarthy, The Campervan Dancers, Astrid Zeman
Wednesday 29th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fraser A. Gorman
Friday 24th July – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Gurrumul
Wednesday 29th July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Jinja Safari
Friday 31st July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Wednesday 29th July – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW

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

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Friday 31st July – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW

Lacey Cole & the Lazy Colts
Thursday 30th July – Moonshine Cider and Rum Bar, Manly, NSW

Little Features feat. Make Like a Tree, Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars, Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, Jon Cotton
Saturday 25th July – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Not Good With Horses w/ Katie Brianna
Sunday 26th July – The Union, Sydney, NSW

Rubber Soul Revolver feat. Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda, Jordie Lane, Fergus Linacre
Thursday 30th July – Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Sian Evans
Sunday 26th July – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 30th July – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – North Byron Parklands, NSW

The Acfields
Friday 24th July – House Concert, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 25th July – Mandala Organic Arts, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 26th July – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Friday 31st July – Pizza Paradiso, Byron Bay, NSW

The Stetson Family
Sunday 26th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

The Stillsons
Friday 24th July – Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tom StephensTom Stephens, Obscura Hail, Brendon Moon
Friday 24th July – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Tom West
Sunday 26th July – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Maggie’s Farm” – Bob Dylan

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the day Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. This video is footage from the actual show although I’ve heard the booing crowd at the end of the audio was spliced in from the end of Dylan’s set, not from the end of “Maggie’s Farm”. A moment of folk and rock history.

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