The Decemberists Announce New Album I’ll Be Your Girl

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After making our favourite album of 2017, The Queen of Hearts, as part of the Offa Rex project, The Decemberists have kicked off their 2018 with a huge announcement that we can expect another record from them this year.

The album is titled I’ll Be Your Girl and is due for release on the 16th March. I’ll Be Your Girl was recorded with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey, Wye Oak, Angel Olsen, Swans) and promises to be full of songs that “tend to the darker, more absurdist side of things”.

The Decemberists are also hinting at a world tour this year that may include Australia if they can make it work. The first single from I’ll Be Your Girl is the 80s sounding “Severed” – check out the track listing for the album and a stream of “Severed” below:

1. Once In My Life
2. Cutting Stone
3. Severed
4. Starwatcher
5. Tripping Along
6. Your Ghost
7. Everything Is Awful
8. Sucker’s Prayer
9. We All Die Young
10. Rusalka, Rusalka / The Wild Rushes
11. I’ll Be Your Girl

Watch the New Fallon Cush Video “Achilles Heel”

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Sydney based folk-rock band Fallon Cush have just released their latest single and video “Achilles Heel”. The track is taken from their 2017 album Morning and the video is shot and directed by local stalwarts MCMI – Music Imaging featuring Fallon Cush frontman Steve Smith.

Check out “Achilles Heel” below:

The Head and The Heart Announce Melbourne Headline Show

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Anyone hoping to catch a headline show from American folk rockers The Head and The Heart when they’re in the country for Sydney City Limits better be prepared to find their way to Melbourne.

The band has only announced a single sideshow, appearing at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on the 1st March. If The Head and The Heart are top of your list to go and see I’d recommend getting on top of tickets to this show ASAP as it’s bound to sell out soon.

Both Australian dates for The Head and The Heart are below:

Saturday 24th February – Sydney City Limits, Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 1st March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

This Way North Announce National Tour Dates

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Melbourne based alt-folk-rock duo This Way North will be spending the rest of the year running around the country with the announcement of a national tour.

The tour is accompanied by the band’s latest single “Make It Work”, a lo-fi piece of crunch, psych goodness. Check out the full list of dates along with a live studio version of “Make It Work” below:

Wednesday 22nd November – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 24th November – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 25th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 29th November – 61st 3rd Ave, Sawtell, NSW
Thursday 30th November – Bellingen Brewery, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 1st December – Record Crate, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – TBA, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 8th December – Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Saturday 9th December – By the Banks Festival, Albury, NSW
Sunday 10th December – Bright Brewery, Bright, VIC
Friday 15th December – The Golden Vine, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 16th December – The Corporate Moose, Mildura, VIC
Sunday 17th December – The Metro, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 23rd December – Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, VIC
Friday 29th December – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Watch the New Video from The Teskey Brothers, “Louisa”

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Melbourne soul revivalists The Teskey Brothers have just released the latest video from their amazing album Half Mile Harvest, the catchy southern soul track “Louisa”

The video features features the band in a foot chase through their hometown of Warrandyte, Victoria. Check it out here:

The Teskey Brothers have already announced a bunch of WA and festival shows over the summer and have now added headline shows in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, with Timberwolf in support, as well as a very special appearance at next year’s Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Bluesfest.

The full list of upcoming dates for The Teskey Brothers are below:

Thursday 2nd November – St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle Arts Festival, Fremantle, WA
Friday 3rd November – Ravenswood Tavern, Mandurah, WA
Saturday 4th November – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 5th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 7th November – Perth Blues Club, Perth, WA
Thursday 9th November – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November – Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, WA
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November – Strawberry Fields, Tocumwal, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC
Thursday 30th November – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Friday 1st December – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 2nd December – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December – Fairgrounds, Berry, NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December – Meredith Music Festival, Meredith, VIC
Saturday 30th December to Monday 1st January – NYE On The Hill, South Gippsland, VIC
Friday 26th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

The Teskey Brothers Announce Festival and WA Shows

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Since Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers released their album Half Mile Harvest earlier this year they’ve been on an absolute tear.

The boys wrapped up a huge, sold out national tour last month (including four massive nights at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel) and they’re keeping the momentum going with a bunch of festival appearances right up until the end of the year plus a string of dates through WA this November.

On the festival front The Teskey Brothers have been announced for Meredith, Queenscliff, Lost Picnic, Caloundra, Dashville Skyline, Wave Rock, NYE On The Hill, Fairgrounds, Blues at Bridgetown and Strawberry Fields. Check out the full list of upcoming dates below:

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden, WA
Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October – Dashville Skyline, Hunter Valley, NSW
Friday 29th September to Monday 2nd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Sunday 15th October – Lost Picnic, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 2nd November – St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle Arts Festival, Fremantle, WA
Friday 3rd November – Ravenswood Tavern, Mandurah, WA
Saturday 4th November – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 5th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 7th November – Perth Blues Club, Perth, WA
Thursday 9th November – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November – Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, WA
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November – Strawberry Fields, Tocumwal, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December – Fairgrounds, Berry, NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December – Meredith Music Festival, Meredith, VIC
Saturday 30th December to Monday 1st January – NYE On The Hill, South Gippsland, VIC

Watch the New Video From The Lone Bellow “Time’s Always Leaving”

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New York’s The Lone Bellow have just released their joyous new video “Time’s Always Leaving”. The track is the first taste of The Lone Bellow’s upcoming album Walk Into A Storm due on the 15th September.

The official video for “Time’s Always Leaving” features actor Marc Menchaca dancing up a storm – check it out below:

Richard Thompson Announces Acoustic Classics Vol. II

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Following the success of his 2014 album Acoustic Classics, where he re-recorded his much loved catalogue in a stripped back acoustic form, Richard Thompson has announced plans to release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on the 11th August this year.

The album will take the same format as the original – reimagining may of Thompson’s classics on the acoustic guitar – and is rumoured to be followed up with an album of acoustic rarities.

The full track listing for Acoustic Classics Vol. II plus a stream of the song “Gethsemane” are below:

1. She Twists The Knife Again
2. The Ghost Of You Walks
3. Genesis Hall
4. Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
5. A Heart Needs A Home
6. Pharaoh
7. Gethsemane
8. Devonside
9. Meet On The Ledge
10. Keep Your Distance
11. Bathsheba Smiles
12. Crazy Man Michael
13. Guns Are The Tongues
14. Why Must I Plead?

Listen to the New Offa Rex Single “Sheepcrook and Black Dog”

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Offa Rex, the new 70s-folk-revival project from The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney, release their highly anticipated new album The Queen of Hearts this Friday 7th July. Harkening back to classic bands like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, the Offa Rex project will feature 11 trad tracks reimagined as folk-revival classics – check out our original piece on the project here.

Ahead of the album’s release Offa Rex have revealed their new single “Sheepcrook and Black Dog” which has a real Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath feel to it – tack a listen below:

The Lone Bellow Announce Third Studio Album Walk Into A Storm

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New York based band The Lone Bellow have announced plans to released their third studio album, Walk Into A Storm on the 15th September.

The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville.

The first taster from Walk Into A Storm is the rocking single single “Time’s Always Leaving” – take a listen below:

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