Watch the New Emma Davis Video “Getting Better”

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Sydney indie-folk singer-songwriter Emma Davis has just released the gorgeous new clip for her single “Getting Better”.

The video was filmed around the Illawarra Coast and directed by popular cinematographer Sam Brumby.

“To me, the song is about thinking and overthinking and realising you still have so much more to learn about your own mind, but that that’s alright,” Davis explained. “I wanted to give an insight into someone trying hard to have a solo adventure, struggling to make it work at every step but still being comfortable with the idea of sadness.”

Check out the video for “Getting Better” here:

Emma Davis will be hitting the Golden Age stage in Sydney on the 17th August – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

The Bean Project Announce Album Launch Tour

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Melbourne based jazz-folk quintet The Bean Project released their debut album Naked Trees last month and are about to kick off a East Coast tour this Friday.

The tour will see the brass driven folk band visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and a bunch of regional dates in between. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 21st July – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 22nd July – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Thursday 27th July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydneym NSW
Friday 28th July – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 29th July – Sun Bistro, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 1st August – The B.U.G, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 2nd August – Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 4th August – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Saturday 5th August – Modus Operandi, Mona Vale, NSW

Angus and Julia Stone Announce Details of New Album

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Having already released their new single “Snow” and announcing a September tour it’s no surprise that this week Angus & Julia Stone also revealed details of a brand new album.

Also titled Snow, the new album is due to be released on the 15th September. The album follows their 2014 self titled release which was produced by Rick Rubin.

“That was the first time that we actually started writing together, in the same room, and I guess we took a leaf from that chapter into this record,” Angus Stone explained. “This time round though, every song on the record we wrote together”

Snow is self produced by the pair and was recorded in Angus Stone’s Byron Bay hinterland cottage studio.

“It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” says Julia Stone. “There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.”

The full track listing and album teaser for Snow are below:

1. Snow
2. Oakwood
3. Chateau
4. Cellar Door
5. Sleep Alone
6. Make It Out Alive
7. Who Do You Think You Are
8. Nothing Else
9. My House Your House
10. Bloodhound
11. Baudelaire
12. Sylvester Stallone

Angus & Julia Stone will be touring this September – the full dates are here:

Thursday 21st September – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 23rd September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Angus and Julia Stone Announce September Tour Plus Release New Video “Snow”

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Everyone’s favourite indie-folk brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone are solidifying their return with the announcement of a tour this September. Joining them in support will be wunderkind Ruel.

The tour follows on from the release of their first single in a long time, “Snow”, which now also has a music video.

Check out the full list of dates and the video for “Snow” below:

Thursday 21st September – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 23rd September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Check Out the New Iron & Wine Video “Call It Dreaming”

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Fan favourite indie-folk singer-songwriter Iron & Wine has just released his first single in four years.

Titled “Call It Dreaming” the track showcases Iron & Wine’s trademark hushed vocals and masterful songwriting.

Check out the video here:

“Call It Dreaming” is the first taste of Iron & Wine’s upcoming album Beast Epic which is due for release on the 25th August. Sam Beam (AKA Iron & Wine) had this to say:

“I must confess that I’ve always shied away from album introductions citing the usual ‘dancing to architecture’ cop out. Speaking to their own work is uncomfortable for many artists, but I’ve made a new album called Beast Epic which is important to me and I wanted to take a moment to talk about why. I’ve been releasing music for about fifteen years now and I feel very blessed to have put out five other full lengths, many EPs and singles, a few collaborations with people much more talented than myself, and made contributions to numerous movie scores and soundtracks. This is my sixth collection of new Iron & Wine material and I’m happy to say that it’s my fourth for Sub Pop Records.

“It’s a warm and serendipitous time to be reuniting with my Seattle friends because I feel there’s a certain kinship between this new collection of songs and my earliest material, which Sub Pop was kind enough to release.

“I have been and always will be fascinated by the way time asserts itself on our bodies and our hearts. The ferris wheel keeps spinning and we’re constantly approaching, leaving or returning to something totally unexpected or startlingly familiar. The rite of passage is an image I’ve returned to often because I feel we’re all constantly in some stage of transition. ‘Beast Epic’ is saturated with this idea but in a different way simply because each time I return to the theme I’ve collected new experiences to draw from. Where the older songs painted a picture of youth moving wide-eyed into adulthood’s violent pleasures and disappointments, this collection speaks to the beauty and pain of growing up after you’ve already grown up. For me, that experience has been more generous in its gifts and darker in its tragedies.

“The sound of Beast Epic harks back to previous work, in a way, as well. By employing the old discipline of recording everything live and doing minimal overdubbing, I feel like it wears both its achievements and its imperfections on its sleeve. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with different genres, sonics and songwriting styles and all that travelled distance is evident in the feel and the arrangements here, but the muscles seemed to have relaxed and been allowed to effortlessly do what they do best.”

Stay tuned for more Iron & Wine news soon.

Listen to the New Fleet Foxes Single “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me”

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If you haven’t picked up the new Fleet Foxes album Crack-Up yet then maybe their new single “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” will convince you.

Crack-Up was released last week and follows on from Fleet Foxes’ recent appearance at VIVID Live in Sydney. Check out “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” below:

Listen to the New Angus and Julia Single “Snow”

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By now you’re probably aware that indie-folk siblings Angus & Julia Stone are back making music together after a number of years apart focusing on solo projects.

The new single from the pair is “Snow” and is the first tasted of an upcoming self-produced album.

“Snow is both of us. We sat down and wrote it together,” Angus Stone explains.

“It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” elaborates Julia Stone. “There’s always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.”

Take a listen to “Snow” below:

Listen to the New Emma Davis Single “Getting Better”

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“Getting Better” is the gorgeous new single from Sydney based indie-folk singer-songwriter Emma Davis. The single is a sumptuous, looping masterpiece that has Davis’ trademark vocals and production front and centre.

The track is the first taster from Emma Davis’ upcoming album Demons which she’s pieced together of the last couple of years with producer and musician Greg J Walker (Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, Machine Translations).

Take a listen to “Getting Better” below:

Emma Davis has a handful of tour dates left to celebrate the release of “Getting Better” – check them out here:

Friday 23rd June – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 1st July – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Nick Mulvey Video “Unconditional”

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The amazing English indie-folk singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey has just released his highly anticipated new single and video “Unconditional”. The track is Mulvey’s first since his incredible debut album First Mind and is the first taster for an as yet unnamed new album due later this year.

Check out “Unconditional” below:

Watch the New Fleet Foxes Video “Fool’s Errand”

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With their new album Crack-Up due next month (on the 16th June for those of you playing at home) it makes sense that Fleet Foxes would start releasing some new music.

Their latest video is for the track “Fool’s Errand” and was directed by Sean Pecknold – check it out below:

At the moment Fleet Foxes only have Sydney dates announced for the Australian leg of their international tour and this close to the tour we’re not holding out much hope for more shows. The full list of dates is here:

Friday 26th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

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