Watch the new Handsome Young Strangers Video “Fisherman’s Blues”

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For their new single Sydney folk-punks Handsome Young Strangers have broken their own unwritten rule of only playing Australian songs by covering The Waterboys’ classic track “Fisherman’s Blues”.

The track is taken from Handsome Young Strangers’ latest EP Battle Of Broken Hill. The accompanying video for “Fisherman’s Blues” features footage from a bunch of recent live shows – check it out below:

Listen to The New Single from The Dead Maggies “She”

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While Tasmanian folk-punks The Dead Maggies are hard at work on their upcoming EP they have decided to release their new single “She”.

The song features quotes from women who have been victims of domestic violence – take a listen below:

“She” is available to download via Bandcamp with all proceeds going to Tasmanian anti-domestic violence group “Support Help Empowerment” (SHE).

Listen to the New Handsome Young Strangers Single “Mrs Jones”

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Sydney folk-punks Handsome Young Strangers have just released a second track for streaming from their new mini album Battle Of Broken Hill. The track is “Mrs Jones” and was apparently inspired by the Lee Marvin tune “Stabitha Jones”.

Take a listen below:

Handsome Young Strangers will be performing a rare acoustic show this Thursday 8th December at The Hideaway Bar in Sydney. Check out the official Facebook invite for more details.

Listen to the New Handsome Young Strangers Single “Battle Of Broken Hill”

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Sydney based folk-punk legends Handsome Young Strangers are celebrating signing to Tasmanian label Folk ‘Til Ya Punk with the recent release of their new mini-album Battle of Broken Hill.

The mini-album was officially released at the start of the month and features six tracks including three originals and three covers. The album’s title track has also been released as a single which you can listen to here:

If you like your folk heavy on the punk then we recommend picking up Battle of Broken Hill and then heading down to Handsome Young Strangers’ official Sydney launch at the Union Hotel on Friday 2nd December. The show will feature Sam Shinazzi and Buddy Glass in support – check out the official Facebook event here for more details.

HOBOFOPO Release Full Lineup

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Tasmanian folk-punk festival HOBOFOPO have revealed their final lineup additions and the whole event looks like it’s going to be huge.

Joining the HOBOFOPO lineup will be Craicpot, FOPO DJ, Runebilly Rattle, The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble, Quinton Trembath (above), Andy Paine, All The Best, The Dead Peasants, Ryan Garth & Emily Wolfe Duo, BrodyGreg and GT Mongrel.

HOBOFOPO takes place in Hobart from the 10th to 13th November across a number of the city’s venues. For more information about HOBOFOPO check out the official Folk ‘Til Ya Punk site here. The full lineup is below:

The Dead Maggies, The Go-Set, The Ramshackle Army, Handsome Young Strangers, The Australian Beefweek Show, Fox ‘N’ Firkin, The Stragglers, This Is A Robbery, Squid Fishing, Hairyman, Craicpot, FOPO DJ, Runebilly Rattle, The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble, Quinton Trembath, Andy Paine, All The Best, The Dead Peasants, Ryan Garth & Emily Wolfe Duo, BrodyGreg and GT Mongrel

Cutthroat Folk Fest Announced for Sydney

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This September some of the country’s finest folk-punk and raucous folk-rock bands are coming together in Sydney for the first ever Cutthroat Folk Fest.

Taking place at The Annandale Hotel on the 10th September, Cutthroat Folk Fest will feature the likes of The Bottlers (above), Scarlet’s Revenge, Sailors Grave and Medusa’s Wake. And best of the all the event is completely free.

For full details on Cutthroat Folk Fest check out the official Facebook event here.

New Tasmanian Folk Punk Festival HOBOFOPO Announces

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The geniuses behind Tasmanian convict-folk band The Dead Maggies and folk-punk label Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records have announced Australia’s first folk-punk dedicated festival HOBOFOPO.

Taking place in Hobart from the 10th to 13th November HOBOFOPO promises a four day folk-punk orgy across the cities many pubs and venues including The Republic Bar, Willie Smiths Apple Shed, The Brisbane Hotel, Big Dan’s Franklin Tavern, Frankies Empire Cafe and more.

So far the festival has revealed a who’s who of Australian folk-punk bands on its lineup including The Dead Maggies (above), The Go-Set, The Ramshackle Army, Handsome Young Strangers, The Australian Beefweek Show, Fox ‘N’ Firkin, The Stragglers, This Is A Robbery, Squid Fishing and Hairyman with more announcements coming soon.

For more information about HOBOFOPO check out the official Folk ‘Til Ya Punk site here.

The Dead Maggies Announce NSW and QLD Tour Dates

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Tasmanian convict-punk five piece The Dead Maggies are heading out on tour again with a whole bunch of dates through New South Wales and Queensland. These are the last dates before The Dead Maggies head over to South East Asia to spread the folk love to our closest neighbours.

Check out the full list of upcoming Australian dates below:

Friday 12th August – The Grand Hotel, Gayndah, QLD
Saturday 13th August – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 14th August – Pub Paradise, Macleay Island, QLD
Tuesday 16th August – Ponyland, Nimbin, NSW
Wednesday 17th August – New Tattersalls, Lismore, NSW
Thursday 18th August – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 19th August – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th August – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 21st August – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 26th August – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW
Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th September – Folk By The Sea Festival, Kiama NSW
Sunday 25th September -The Swamp, Newcastle, NSW

Watch the New Dead Maggies Video “Tommy Pieman”

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What do you do when you have a song called “Tommy Pieman” and you want to make a video? Eat pies!

“Tommy Pieman” is the third single from Tasmanian folk punks The Dead Maggies’ recent album Well Hanged.

“There are so many graphic scenes of band members stuffing their faces with pies that I think I was in a mild state of disbelief whilst shooting,” cinematographer Josh Troy explained. “Only now that I’ve seen it edited can I fully appreciate the flesh in mouth, beard and nose beauty of it.”

Check out the video for “Tommy Pieman” here:

The Dead Maggies are currenlt touring Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania – the remaining dates are below:

Friday 22nd April – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 23rd April – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 24th April – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 24th April – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th April – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 30th April – Fresh on Charles, Launceston, TAS

Jack Flash Release Final Digital EP Nothing But A Bad Dream

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Toowoomba based folk-punk six-piece Jack Flash released their new EP Nothing But A Bad Dream, which they have said will be their last recording.

“Well, here it is at last. Our final offering to the music gods, our swan song, our epitaph,” Jack Flash said on their Facebook Page. “Every last shred of creativity we had left as a group poured out, and as far as I’m concerned, the last word on Folk Punk (we’re nothing if not modest). Ok perhaps that’s taking it a bit too far, but it IS the final recorded word from Jack Flash, and we are very proud of it. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it. Available now for download on bandcamp. Has it really been almost a decade? It seems like… Nothing But a Bad Dream.”

You can pick up Nothing But a Bad Dream via the band’s Bandcamp – stream the EP in its entirety below – “The Frosty Winters Morning” is our pick as best track:

If you want to catch Jack Flash live before they call it a day check out one of these upcoming shows:

Saturday 16th April – The Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd June – The Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 4th June – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

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