Timber and Steel Premiere: “We’ll Meet Halfway” from The Acfields

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Sibling folk duo The Acfields haven’t made life easy for themselves, given they’ve decided to live in different cities. With Hannah in Melbourne and Dan in Brisbane, The Acfields have to overcome the tyranny of distance to write, record and tour – but somehow they make it work.

The new single, “We’ll Meet Halfway”, is about just this situation and is the first taster off an album The Acfields are currently crowd funding.

“”We’ll Meet Halfway” is a song based on our experience living in different cities and being in a band together,” Hannah Acfield explained. “We wrote this song together while on tour, in a small empty football stadium in Newcastle. After I walked the Camino, a 700km walk across Spain, we spent three months in Brisbane with Dan writing twice the amount of songs required for the album. “We’ll Meet Halfway” is the first single from the upcoming album released in early 2018.”

Timber and Steel are proud to premiere the official video for “We’ll Meet Halfway” which was created by Hannah Acfield using stop motion photography – check out the beautiful clip here:

Despite living in different cities The Acfields made sure they recorded all of the songs for their upcoming album to ensure a sense of synchronicity. If you’re keen to support the release of the album head over to their Pozible page here.

To celebrate the release of “We’ll Meet Halfway” The Acfields will be touring this October supported by NZ band Looking for Alaska – the full list of dates are below:

Friday 29th September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 30th September – Peregian Beach Hotel, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 6th October – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 8th October – The Townie, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th October – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th October – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 15th October – Birregurra Festival and Art Show, Birregurra, VIC

Listen to the New TinPan Orange Single “Wanderers”

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Melbourne indie-folk trio TinPan Orange have returned with their brand new single “Wanderers”. The track is their first single single 2016’s “See You In The Water” and was co-written by TinPan Orange front-woman Emily Lubitz and Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire).

As always with TinPan Orange, “Wanderers” soars with Emily Lubitz etherial voice over the band’s melodic accompaniment.

Take a listen to “Wanderers” here:

TinPan Orange have announced plans to head out on an Australian tour this October and November following dates in Europe – the full list of dates are here:

Friday 20th October – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 21st October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd November – Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Saturday 4th November – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
Friday 10th November – Hudson Ballroom, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th November – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 25th November – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Watch the New Diana Anaid Video “Can’t Apologise”

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Diana Anaid, the poster-child for 90s Australian indie folk music, returns with her new single “Can’t Apologise”.

Taken from her upcoming album My Queen (due 15th September), “Can’t Apologise” was produced by Steve James (Screaming Jets, Skunkhour, Sex Pistols) with a video shot on location in Los Angeles by Nick Egan.

“”Can’t Apologise” relates to the dilemma faced by friends tempted to take it to the next level,” Diana Anaid explains. “What happens when he/she gets with someone else, sacrificing both the relationship and the friendship? How do you have your cake and eat it too??”

Check out the video for “Can’t Apologise” below:

Diana Anaid will be appearing at the Nimbin Roots Festival, headlining the Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney and World Vegan Day in Melbourne as well as supporting Adam and the Ants through October. All of her upcoming dates are here:

Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Fest, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 12th October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 13th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 15th October – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 16th October – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 22nd October – Cruelty Free Festival, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, NSW
Sunday 12th November – World Vegan Day, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to the New Swamp Fat Jangles Single “You Only Say I Love You When You’re Drunk”

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Sydney based indie-folkers Swamp Fat Jangles have just released their gorgeous new single “You Only Say I Love You When You’re Drunk”.

The etherial track is brimming with dreamy vocals, subtly picked banjo and beautiful cello work from guest musician Gabrielle Brennan. The song also features fellow Sydney indie-folkers Echo Deer as the “boy choir” in the track’s crescendo.

Take a listen to “You Only Say I Love You When You’re Drunk” below:

Lisa Mitchell Announces Accoustic Covers EP

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Following the runaway success of her recent cover of Phantom Planet’s “California” (better known as the them for The OC) indie-folk singer Lisa Mitchell has announced plans to release an EP of covers, featuring some absolute 90s gems.

Titled When They Play That Song, the EP is due for release on the 15th September. Along with “California” the EP will also feature “Stop” by the Spice Girls, “Every You Every Me” by Placebo, “Cruel To Be Kind” made famous by Letters To Cleo and “Lovefool” which is either a Jamiroquai or Cardigans track.

To get you excited for When They Play That Song listen to “California” and “Stop” below:

Dean Lewis Announces National Tour

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You know Dean Lewis, trust me. He had that huge hit “Waves” which has been all over the radio in the past few months.

Well now Dean Lewis has just announced a national tour with the release of his new single “Lose My Mind”. His last headline tour sold in a week so if you’re a fan I’d recommend getting on top of these shows ASAP.

The full list of dates plus a stream of “Lose My Mind” are below:

Wednesday 15th November – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 16th November – Badlands, Perth, WA
Friday 17th November – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 22nd November – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 24th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th November – Spilt Milk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 30th November – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 1st December – UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – Vanfest, Forbes, NSW
Friday 8th December – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th December – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 10th December – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Watch the New Tim Wheatley Video “Her Wicked Ways”

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Indie-folk singer-songwriter Tim Wheatley has just released his sophomore album Pillar to Post.

The album, released last Friday 25th August, was conceived in Melbourne with longtime collaborator Michael Badger (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, IV League, Even) and then recorded in Los Angeles with producer Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Beck, Sheryl Crowe).

The first single from Pillar to Post is “Her Wicked Ways” which comes with an amazing new video – check it out here:

To celebrate the release of Pillar to Post Tim Wheatley has announced shows in Melbourne and Sydney this coming week. The full list of dates are here:

Saturday 2nd September – John Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th September – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Audreys Return to Celebrate 11th Anniversary of Between Last Night & Us

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In super exciting news South Australian duo The Audreys have announce plans to return to the stage to celebrate the 11th anniversary of their debut album Between Last Night & Us.

The Audreys went on hiatus at the beginning of 2016 so these shows will be a welcome return for the duo. The plan is to tour Between Last Night & Us in its entirety as well as favourite songs from the rest of their catalogue.

Check out the full list of dates for the tour below:

Saturday 4th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 4th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 5th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 8th November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 9th November – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 10th November – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 11th November – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th November – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th November – Lyrebird Arts Council, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 25th November – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Elbury Announce East Coast Tour

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Brisbane indie-folk four piece Elbury have announced plans for an east coast tour this month.

Having released their new album Haunting Ground back in May, Elbury are planning to celebrate with five shows in six days from the 16th August.

Check out the fill list of dates below:

Wednesday 16th August – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 17th August – OxJam House Concert, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 18th August – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave, VIC
Saturday 19th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 20th August – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Watch the New Iron & Wine Video “Thomas County Law”

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Indie-folk singer-songwriter Iron & Wine has just released his new video “Thomas County Law”.

The track is taken from Iron & Wine’s upcoming album Beast Epic, due for release on the 25th August, and once again see’s him collaborating with director J. Austin Wilson.

Check out the video for “Thomas County Law” here:

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