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:

Fairport Convention Announce Album Come All Ye – The First 10 Years

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Fans of the 60s/70s English folk revival rejoice – seminal folk rockers Fairport Convention have announced plans to release their 7 CD box set Come All Ye – The First 10 Years on the 28th July.

Curated by Andrew Batt the box set features 121 tracks including 55 previously unreleased tracks and a slew of B-sides, BBC Radio Sessions, TV appearances and more. The set also comes complete with liner notes by respected English writer Patrick Humphries.

Check out the full tracklisting for the Box Set below:

1. Time Will Show The Wiser ( 3:05 ) from Fairport Convention
2. Decameron ( 3:42 ) from Fairport Convention
3. Jack O’ Diamonds ( 3:30 ) from Fairport Convention
4. One Sure Thing ( 2:53 ) from Fairport Convention
5. I Don’t Know Where I Stand ( 3:38 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
6. You Never Wanted Me ( 3:15 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 2/6/1968
7. Fotheringay ( 3:04 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
8. I’ll Keep It With Mine ( 5:53 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
9. Mr Lacey ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 2:55 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10. Eastern Rain ( Sandy on Vocals ) ( 3:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
11. Nottamun Town – A Capella version ( 1:48 ) – Previously Unreleased
12. Meet On The Ledge ( 2:50 ) from What We Did On Our Holidays
13. Throwaway Street Puzzle ( 3:27 ) – B Side on What We Did On Our Holidays remastered
14. Reno Nevada ( 2:23 ) from the David Symonds radio show 6/1/1969
15. Suzanne ( 5:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
16. A Sailors Wife ( without Swarb ) ( 11:23 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
17. Genesis Hall ( 3:35 ) from Unhalfbricking
18. Autopsy – Alt Take ( 4:33 ) – Previously Unreleased
19. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ? – Alt Take ( 5:19 ) – Previously Unreleased

DISC TWO

1. Dear Landlord ( 4:08 ) from Unhalfbricking
2. Si Tu Doir Partir ( 2:25 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 6/4/1969
3. Percy’s Song ( 5:28 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 1/9/1968
4. Ballad of Easy Rider ( 4:54 ) – Guitar Vocal
5. The Deserter – Rehearsal version ( 4:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
6. Come All Ye – Alt Take ( 5:27 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
7. Reynardine ( 4:31 ) from Liege and Lief
8. Matty Groves – Alt Take ( 7:43 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
9. Farewell Farewell ( 2:38 ) from Liege and Lief
10. Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Take 1 edit ( 6:42 ) from Liege & Lief Deluxe Edition
11. Tam Lin ( 7:46 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
12. Sir Patrick Spens ( 3:44 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear programme 27/9/1969
13. The Lark In The Morning medley ( 4:12 ) from John Peel’s Top Gear 27/9/1969
14. Bonny Bunch Of Roses ( 10:48 ) – Full House Out-Take

DISC THREE

1. Walk Awhile ( 3:51 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
2. Dirty Linen ( 3:55) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
3. Sloth ( 12:17 ) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
4. Journeyman’s Grace ( 4:47 ) – Live on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
5. Sir B.McKenzie ( 4:29) – Live in Concert on Pop2 – 5/12/1970 – Previously Unreleased
6. Flatback Caper – Live 1970 ( 5:57 ) – Previously Unreleased
7. Doctor of Physick – Live 1970 ( 3:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
8. Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman (5:34 ) from Guitar, Vocal
9. Bonnie Black Hare – Alt Take ( 3:04 ) – Previously Unreleased
10. Lord Marlborough ( 3:24 ) from Angel Delight
11. Banks of the Sweet Primroses ( 4:11 ) from Angel Delight
12. Breakfast In Mayfair ( 3:07 ) from Babbacombe Lee
13. Little Did I Think ( 1:52 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
14. John Lee ( 1:48 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
15. Cell Song ( 4:27 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
16. Time Is Near ( 2:49 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
17. Dream Song ( 4:14 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang – Previously Unreleased
18. Farewell To A Poor Man’s Son ( 5:16 ) from The Man They Could Not Hang

DISC FOUR

1. Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller – Live at the LA Troubadour ( 3:55 ) from Guitar Vocal
2. That’ll Be The Day ( 2:02 ) from The Bunch
3. Think It Over – Sandy Denny rehearsal version ( 2:31 ) – Previously Unreleased
4. Maverick Child ( 4:03 ) Previously Unreleased
5. Sad Song aka As Long As It Is Mine ( 5:06 ) Previously Unreleased
6. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 3:05 ) Previously Unreleased
7. Rattle Trap ( 2:05 ) Previously Unreleased
8. Sheep In The Meadow ( 4:10 ) Previously Unreleased
9. Rosie ( 3:34 ) Previously Unreleased
10. Country Judy Jane ( 2:36 ) Previously Unreleased
11. Me With You ( 3:23 ) Previously Unreleased
12. My Girl ( 4:05 ) Previously Unreleased
13. To Althea from Prison ( 2:25 ) Previously Unreleased
14. Knights Of The Road ( 3:52 ) from Rosie
15. The Plainsman ( 3:19 ) from Rosie
16. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:44 ) Previously Unreleased
17. Brilliancy medley from the Old Grey Whistle Test ( 3:55 ) Previously Unreleased
18. Polly On The Shore ( 4:53 ) from Nine
19. Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) without orchestra ( 2:49 ) Previously Unreleased
20. Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:41 ) – OZ 7” single mix Previously Unreleased
21. Bring Em Down ( 5:55 ) from Nine

DISC FIVE

1. Sloth – Live in Sydney ( 11:31 ) from Live Convention
2. John The Gun ( 5:05 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
3. Down In The Flood ( 3:27 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
4. Rising For The Moon ( 4:18 ) – John Peel session 6/8/1974
5. After Halloween ( 2:54 ) Byfield Demo – Alt Take Previously Unreleased
6. Restless ( 3:59 ) from Rising For The Moon
7. White Dress ( 3:24 ) Live on LWT (on Rising for the Moon deluxe edition)
8. Stranger To Himself ( 2:52 ) from Rising For The Moon
9. Dawn – Alt version ( 4:09 ) from the Sandy Denny box set
10. One More Chance – Alt Take ( 7:52 ) Previously Unreleased
11. All Along The Watchtower – Live in Oslo in 1975 ( 4:22 )
12. When First Into This Country ( 2:28 ) from Gottle O’ Geer
13. Sandy’s Song aka Take Away The Load ( 3:34 ) from Gottle O’Geer
14. Royal Seleccion No 13 ( 4:24 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
15. Adieu Adieu ( 2:35 ) from A World of Music: Anne Lorne Gillies 26/11/1976 Previously Unreleased
16. Reynard The Fox ( 2:59 ) from Tipplers Tales
17. Poor Ditching Boy ( 3:46 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased
18. Flowers Of The Forest ( 3:50 ) from In Concert – STV 1976 Previously Unreleased

DISC SIX – Live at Fairfield Hall 16/12/1973

1. Polly On The Shore ( 5:12 ) Previously Unreleased
2. Furs and Feathers ( 5:11 ) Previously Unreleased
3. Tokyo ( 3:09 ) Previously Unreleased
4. Cell Song ( 5:05 ) Previously Unreleased
5. The Claw ( 3:01 ) Previously Unreleased
6. Far From Me ( Old Broken Bottle ) ( 3:47 ) Previously Unreleased
7. Brilliancy medley / Cherokee Shuffle ( 4:14 ) Previously Unreleased
8. Days of 49 ( 6:20 ) Previously Unreleased
9. Fiddlestix (The Devil In The Kitchen) ( 3:07 ) Previously Unreleased
10. Dirty Linen ( 4:33 ) Previously Unreleased
11. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John ( 6:34 ) Previously Unreleased
12. Possibly Parsons Green ( 3:39 ) Previously Unreleased
13. Sir B. McKenzie ( 6:21 ) Previously Unreleased
14. Down In The Flood – Full version ( 3:45 ) Previously Unreleased
15. Something You’ve Got- Full version ( 3:00 ) Previously Unreleased

DISC SEVEN – Live at the LA Troubadour 1/2/1974

1. Down In The Flood ( 3:13 )
2. The Ballad Of Ned Kelly ( 3:59 )
3. Solo ( 5:34 )
4. It’ll Take A Long Time ( 5:35 )
5. She Moves Through The Fair ( 4:15 )
6. The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed ( 3:17 )
7. The Hexamshire Lass ( 2:44 )
8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ( 4:33 )
9. Six Days On The Road ( 3:44 )
10. Like An Old Fashioned Waltz ( 4:20 )
11. John The Gun ( 5:10 )
12. Down Where The Drunkards Roll – Alt Take ( 4:30 ) Previously Unreleased
13. Crazy Lady Blues ( 4:02 )
14. Who Knows Where The Time Goes ( 6:54 )
15. Matty Groves ( 7:05 )
16. That’ll Be The Day ( 3:23 )

Listen to the New Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Single “Cumberland Gap”

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The latest single from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s highly anticipated new album “The Nashville Sound” (due on the 16th June) is the wonderfully rocky “Cumberland Gap”.

Not to be confused with the traditional old time track of the same name, “Cumberland Gap” is a raw, brutally honest song that covers what Isbell describes as “working class desperation”.

Take a listen to “Cumberland Gap” here:

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