January 30, 2017 at 13:20 (News, Single News, Tour News)
Tags: folk music, folk-pop, indie folk, sam buckingham
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Indie-folk singer-songwriter and all round Timber and Steel favourite Sam Buckingham has just released her brand new single “The Water”.
Buckingham spent a bunch of time travelling through Latin America where she was writing material for her upcoming album The Water which is due on the 28th April. “The Water” is our first taste of this new music.
“It’s a song about finding a space where you can allow light to come in,” Sam Buckingham explained. “We all experience darkness and difficulty, and that’s an integral part of life – this song is about knowing there’s always somewhere to go to take a breath, connect with yourself and keep walking through.”
Take a listen to “The Water” here:
To celebrate the release of “The Water” Sam Buckingham has announced a handful of east coast tour dates this February – the full list of dates are below:
Wednesday 22nd February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th February – The Junkbar, Brisbane, QLD
January 11, 2017 at 10:22 (News, Single News)
Tags: folk music, indie folk, the campervan dancers
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After successfully crowd funding early last year indie-folk duo The Campervan Dancers have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their upcoming five-track EP.
To give us a taster the duo have released their new single and video “St⭐️rlight (Pickin’ Pears)” which was written all the way back in 2012.
Check out the video to “St⭐️rlight (Pickin’ Pears)” below:
January 9, 2017 at 08:29 (News, Video News)
Tags: folk music, husky, indie folk
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If you’ve listened to triple j much in the last couple of months you’ve no doubt heard “Late Night Store”, the wonderful new single from Melbourne indie-folk band Husky.
The track is the first taste of Husky’s upcoming third album which will be released at some point this year.
Check out the video for “Late Night Store” below:
January 6, 2017 at 14:13 (News, Video News)
Tags: citizen of the world, folk music, indie folk, nu folk
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Sydney based nu-folk quartet Citizen of the World recently released their wonderful new single “In The Moment”.
The track, which has a definitely Dave Matthews Band feel, is a little more melancholy than the foot-stompers we’ve come to expect from Citizen of the World.
Check out the video shot in Sydney’s CBD below:
January 5, 2017 at 10:58 (News, Tour News)
Tags: folk music, indie folk, winterbourne
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Sydney indie-folk duo Winterbourne are about to hit the road for their national My Perfect Sundae tour kicking off this February. The tour will see them joined by third member Josh Rea on cello, piano and vocals.
Winterbourne have been hard at work on their debut album so you can expect a lot of new material on this tour – check out the dates below:
Thursday 2nd February – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 3rd February – SUB Beanbag Gigs, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th February – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 5th February – Porch Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 9th February – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 10th February – Rad, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 11th February – The Lair, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th February – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 17th February – 38 Berwick, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 18th February – Nightquarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 19th Feburary – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 23rd February – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 24th February – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
January 3, 2017 at 10:02 (News, Tour News)
Tags: alt country, folk music, indie folk, tattletale saints
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New Zealand indie-folk duo Tattletale Saints hit Australia this week with a string of shows in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
The duo, who are currently based in Nashville, draw on a number of folk and country influences to create their unique sound.
Check out the upcoming dates below:
Thursday 5th January – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 6th January – Tanswell’s Pub, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 7th January – Minya Winery, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 8th January – House On The Hill, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 10th January – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 11th January – The Witches Garden, Mitta Mitta, VIC
Thursday 12th January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th to Saturday 14th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
December 13, 2016 at 12:14 (News, Single News, Tour News)
Tags: folk music, indie folk, tinpan orange
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Melbourne indie-folk band TinPan Orange are wrapping up 2016 with the release of their new sinhle “See You In The Water”. The melancholic single can be streamed here:
Having spent much of 2016 touring Europe with The Cat Empire, TinPan Orange have announced some local headline dates in 2017 with a couple of festival appearances thrown in for good measure – check out the full list of dates below:
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 26th January – The Rocks Australia Day Festival, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd March – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March – A Festival Called Panama, TAS
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, VIC
Sunday 26th March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
December 8, 2016 at 09:07 (Gig News, News)
Tags: conor oberst, folk music, indie folk, singer songwriter
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Enigmatic singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has announced a single, intimate performance at The Opera House in Sydney next February.
Oberst, who released his seventh solo record Ruminations this year, will be playing material from throughout his career.
The details are below:
Monday 27th February – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
December 6, 2016 at 15:22 (Gig News, News)
Tags: alt country, bernard fanning, folk music, indie folk, kasey chambers
Image Courtesy of Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers
At the start of next year two of Australia’s most renowned singer-songwriters, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers, have announced a co-headlined Sooner Or Later tour.
Fanning and Chambers have collaborated a number of times in the past, sharing stages and appearing on each other’s recordings over the years.
“Bernard and I have collaborated musically on and off over the past ten years and after being asked the question about a double tour for a long time I’m so happy to say it’s finally here,” Kasey Chambers said. “This is not just two artists being thrown together to tour but two friends who have a musical history to share-together and separately-through a night of different styles meeting in the middle. He’s my mate but I’m also his biggest fan, so touring with him in regional Australia is a career highlight for me.”
Check out the full list of dates plus a live version of Bernard Fanning’s track “Sooner Or Later” featuring Kasey Chambers below:
Thursday 26th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, West Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 14th February – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW
Wednesday 15th February – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW
Friday 17th February – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC
Saturday 18th February – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 19th February – Lakeside Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC
Tuesday 21st February – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 22nd February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 24th February – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 25th February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW
December 1, 2016 at 11:05 (News, Single News)
Tags: folk music, indie folk, radical face
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American indie-folk singer Radical Face has dedicated the last eight years of his musical career working on his expansive The Family Tree album series culminating in this year’s amazing The Family Tree: The Leaves.
Now Radical Face has given us the first taste of his post-The Family Tree output with the release of his new single “Sunn”.
The track has more electronic and sampled elements than what we’ve come to expect from Radical Face but at its core is his amazing lyrics and songwriting.
“So this is the first song I’ve recorded since wrapping up The Family Tree project,” Ben Cooper, AKA Radical Face explained. “To go from 8 years of the same material to total freedom was pretty odd. I had no restrictions on how I produced it, or what I would talk about. I found myself just writing about where I’m at now, in my actual life, and not through characters or disguises.
“I’m producing the tracks entirely based on sounds that I like right now – drum samples from old records, pianos played with old mellotron master tapes, tracking vocals with almost-broken microphones. And this is the first song in an EP where none of the songs sound very similar. It’s felt both terribly freeing and a bit nervewracking. I welcome both things. I’m having fun in a way that I haven’t in a long time.”
Take a listen to “Sunn” below and let us know what you think: