Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th May

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Indie-folk duo Oh Pep! released two new tracks, “Doctor Doctor” and “Bushwick”. Details here

– Alice Springs based singer-songwriter Colin Lillie released his new single “Renegade”. Details here

– This Saturday some of Sydney’s finest folkies are coming together for the Get Folked Mini Festival at the Gasoline Pony. Details here

– Indie-folk band Forest Falls released their new video “Archipelago Heart”. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features celebrates its fourth birthday this Saturday with performances from Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh and Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts. Details here

– The new Angus Stone project Dope Lemon released a new video “Uptown Folks”. Details here

– Hunter Valley Americana festival Dashville Skyline has announced its return in 2016. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Woody Pitney returns home to Melbourne in June announcing a residency at The Workers Club. Details here

– We premiered the self titled debut EP from Sydney singer-songwriter Em George. Details here

Releases This Week

Em George
Em GeorgeEm George
iTunes

Pendulum
PendulumWinterbourne
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Get Folked Mini Festival

Button Collective

For just $25 Sydney will be treated to some of the best local folk artists, across two stages for an entire day of music. Get down to Get Folked for the likes of The Button Collective, The Low Down Riders, Steve Wernick, Shelley’s Murder Boys, Black Vat Trio, The Villebillies, Andy Baylor, Brother Jimmy, Queen Porter Stomp, Tawny Owl String Band, Bleeding Gums Murphy, The Marrickville Shanty Club and many more.

Saturday 28th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Bash feat. Al Grigg, Ben Horder, Brian Campeau, Cameron James Henderson, Chris Porter, Christine Jane, Gabby Huber, Georgia Mooney, Hollie Matthew, Maia Marsh, Max S. Porter, Maxine Kauter, Richard Cuthbert, Ross Tipper, Sam Newton, Tom Hume
Sunday 29th May – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Bon Iver
Friday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 30th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Clare Bowen
Friday 27th May – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 28th May – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 30th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 31st May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Claude Hay
Friday 27th May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD

Conal Duffy w/ Fresh Off the Boat
Friday 3rd June – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Dr TAOS’ Medicine Show at Lazybones Lounge w/ Hannah Robinson, Taryn La Fauci
Thursday 2nd June – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Get Folked Mini Festival
Saturday 28th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Crusin’ Deuces
Sunday 29th May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jack Flash
Friday 3rd June – The Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Jed Rowe
Monday 30th May – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, NSW

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride BE-IN feat. The Green Mohair Suits, The Faraway Eyes, Glen and Glenda
Saturday 28th May – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Thursday 2nd May – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Josh Pyke
Thursday 2nd June – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 3rd June – Laycock Theatre, Gosford NSW

Kit & The Cub
Sunday 29th May – The Midnight Special, Sydney, SNW

Little Features feat. Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh, Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts
Saturday 28th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Little May
Friday 27th May – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 28th May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th May – Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 27th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 29th May – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Wednesday 1st June – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 2nd June – The Oxley Wine Bar, Cowra, NSW
Friday 3rd June – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Melody Pool
Sunday 29th May – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Sahara Beck
Friday 27th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th May – Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 27th May – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Saturday 28th May – Roth’s Wine Bar, Mudgee, NSW
Wednesday 1st June – The Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 2nd June – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 3rd June – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Songwriters in the Round feat. Kelly Brouhaha, Forte, Kylie Brice
Friday 27th May – The Bluebee Room, Adelaide, SA

Sundown Sounds feat. Tawny Old String Band, Midnight Run
Saturday 28th May – Evergreen Music, Sydney, NSW

The April Family, Mark Lucas, Andy Gordon, Dear Orphans
Sunday 29th May – The Record Crate Cafe, Sydney, NSW

The Beards
Friday 27th May – SS & A Club, Albury, NSW
Saturday 28th May – The Area Hotel, Griffith, NSW

TinPan Orange
Saturday 28th May – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Tiny Ruins
Wednesday 1st June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Wheeze & Suck Band
Sunday 29th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Woody Pitney w/ Royal East
Wednesday 1st June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Darkest Side” – The Middle East

The Middle East seem to be getting a lot of attention from the media this week with interviews and radio features and this sent us down a Youtube rabbit hole.

Little Features Celebrates its Fourth Birthday

Lacey Cole
Image Courtesy of Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts

For four years now one regular night in Sydney has become synonymous with fine indie-folk music – the wonderful Little Features.

This Saturday 28th May Little Features will be celebrating their fourth birthday in style with an amazing lineup of some of their favourite artists. Gracing the stage for this very special show will be Em George, Liam Gale, Maia Marsh and Lacey Cole and The Lazy Colts (above).

As always Little Feature will take place in the intimate surroundings of Sydney’s Hibernian House. Tickets for the show are $20 and the night is BYO.

For more information check out the official Facebook event here.



Timber and Steel Premiere: Willowy’s New Single “More Than a Shadow”

Willowy
Image Courtesy of Willowy

Sydney dark-folk duo Willowy have given Timber and Steel the distinct pleasure of premiering their new single “More Than a Shadow”. The haunting track was self produced and reported by Ian Pritchett (Angus & Julia Stone, The Beautiful Girls) in a cabin nestled in the Blue Mountains and is taken from Willowy’s upcoming EP The White Dress.

“”More Than a Shadow” is driven by the irrational fear of sinking into the shadows; an ethereal presence acquiesced, complying silently to the conformity of society. Dismissing the life laid out to us, because of the faint, ineffable feeling that you are destined for something more than the ordinary, and thus emerging from the shadows,” Willowy explained.

Get taken on journey with “More Than a Shadow” below:

Willowy will be launching “More Than a Shadow” this Saturday 3rd October at the Little Features presented gig in Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains. The show will also feature sets from Direwolf, Tom Stephens and Ed Wells. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th July

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Breaking Hart Benton’s Michael David Thomas has gone solo with his new single and video “There Must Be Something Else”. Details here

– Sibling duo The Acfields released their new video “The Years” and announced an East Coast tour. Details here

– The July Bluegrass @ Yulli’s jam night in Sydney is next week and features Catgut. Details here

– Afro-klezmer party band Fat Yahoozah released their brand new album I Don’t Care this week and we’re streaming it. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features announced their July lineup including Jon Cotton, Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars and Make Like a Tree. Details here

Katie Noonan announced details of her new album Transmutant along with a national tour. Details here

– Katherine based singer Broadwing took out the NT Song Of The Year award with his folky track “Pockets”. Details here

– Sydney’s Citizen of the World released their awesome new clip “How Far We’ve Come”. Details here

– The next Country and Inner Western night in Sydney takes place on the 29th July and features The Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett and William Crighton. Details here

– We streamed Bronte‘s new track “My Word” ahead of his EP launch next week. Details here

– NZ based singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith released her new single “Desert Owl”. Details here

– This weekend’s Finders Keepers Markets in Melbourne will feature some fine folky music from Ayleen O’Hanlon, Danika Smith, Pepperjack, Brooke Russell, Forrest Falls and many more. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Toby Graham released his new single “Song”. Details here

– Sydney has a new regular Americana night, the Heartbreaker Sessions, the first of which will feature Caitlin Harnett and Brielle Davis. Details here

– Melbourne bluegrass gypsies The Scrimshaw Four have announced an August residency at The Workers Club. Details here

– A full eight months out the first round of artists for Bluesfest 2016 have been announced. Details here

– American singer Nathan Fox released his new single “Falling In Love”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fat Yahoozah
​I Don’t CareFat Yahoozah
Bandcamp

Jason Isbell
Something More Than FreeJason Isbell
iTunes

Wilco
Star WarsWilco
Official Site

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Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut

Catgut

Our favourite bluegrass jam and show night, Bluegrass @ Yulli’s, has come around again and this month they’re showcasing local favourites Catgut. Grab your fiddle/mando/banjo/guitar/vocal chords and come on down!

Wednesday 22nd July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut
Wednesday 22nd July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bronte
Friday 24th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Tuesday 21st July – The Yarra, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC

Finders Keepers Markets Melbourne
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July – The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC

Fraser A. Gorman
Friday 17th July – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Helen Shanahan
Friday 17th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

HOWQUA
Friday 17th July – Solbar (Front Bar), Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 19th July – Flow Restaurant, Old Bar, NSW

Jenny Lewis
Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Katie Noonan
Friday 24th July – Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Lacey Cole & the Lazy Colts
Thursday 23rd July – Moonshine Cider and Rum Bar, Manly, NSW

Of Monsters and Men
Tuesday 21st July – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd July – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Owen Campbell
Friday 17th July – Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Saturday 18th July – Club Jervis, Jervis Bay, NSW
Sunday 19th July – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW

Ryan Adams w/ Jenny Lewis
Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 20th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 21st July – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – North Byron Parklands, NSW

The Acfields
Thursday 23rd July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th July – House Concert, Lismore, NSW

Toby Graham
Wednesday 22nd July – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Tom Stephens
Friday 17th July – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th July – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th July – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Packing Blankets” – The Eels

I heard the original, acoustic version of this track playing in a pub the other day and I was transported back to hearing this for the first time in 2000. This version is a bit more rock and country than the original but I love the escapism of the song.

Little Features Announces Lineup for July 2015

Eddie Boyd
Image Courtesy of Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars

Sydney’s favourite indie-folk night Little Features this week announced the lineup for their July show and it’s looking like one of the most diverse to date.

Little Features will be taking over Sydney venue Hibernian House on Saturday 25th July and will feature sweet sweet music from the likes of Jon Cotton (the new crooner swag project from Abori’s Steve Barnard), the world-jazz stylings of Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, blues and roots from Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars (above) and Ukrainian troubadour Make Like a Tree.

Little Features will kick off at 7pm on Saturday 25th July with tickets just $15. As always Hibernian House is BYO – for more information check out the official Facebook invite here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th May

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– It looks like Bon Iver will return for their third cycle with Justin Vernon confirming their headline spot at the first annual Eaux Claires Music Festival. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features celebrate their 3rd Birthday tomorrow with appearances from Justin Robinson, Charlie Gradon, The Button Collective and Ed Wells. Details here

– Canadian alt-country singer Lindi Ortega announced her new album Faded Gloryville. Details here

Jed Rowe and Alison Ferrier have announced a joint tour this July. Details here

– Singer-songwriters Jack Carty and Jordan Millar have announced a joint tour this August. Details here

– The Top Half Folk Festival announced their full lineup including Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, Ted Egan, Colin Lillie, Barry Skipsey, Sally Balfour, Margaret Walters, Bob Sharp, Scott Balfour, Dave Oakes, Don Bruce, Neil & Mel Phillips, Rusty & The Infidels, Malarkey, Watershed Players, Edan Baxter, Chris Pemberton & Tony Suttor, Peter Bate, Paul Stewart, South Of The Berrimah Line, Phil Beck, Phil Gray, Kirsty Evans, Ted & Carolynne Burns and the-band-that-became-a-blog Timber & Steel. Details here

– Melbourne band Husky released their new video “Drunk”. Details here

The Milk Carton Kids released their new video “Poison Tree”. Details here

– London folk-rock five-piece Feldspar released their new single “Five Years”. Details here

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations released their new video “Flag” and announced a national tour. Details here

Packwood released his stunning new video for “Obstinate”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel have released their new video “Stumble in the Dark”. Details here

Releases This Week

Cold Moon
Cold MoonJames Thomson
iTunes

Jed Rowe
The Last Day of WinterJed Rowe
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Little Features feat. Justin Robinson, Charlie Gradon, The Button Collective, Ed Wells

Button Collective

This Sunday Sydney indie-folk night Little Features celebrates it’s third birthday with a lineup that includes American singer-songwriter Justin Robinson, Little Features mainstay Charlie Gradon, local folk heroes The Button Collective (above) and the buzzworthy Ed Wells.

Saturday 30th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Ben Howard
Friday 29th May – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 30th May – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Monday 1st June – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 3rd June – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
Friday 29th May – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Direwolf and Willowy
Friday 5th June – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown
Friday 29th May – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 29th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Little Features feat. Justin Robinson, Charlie Gradon, The Button Collective, Ed Wells
Saturday 30th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Planet Dungog Music Festival
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May – Dungog, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 29th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

The Pigs
Friday 29th May – The Spirit, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 30th May – The Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne, VIC

Timberwolf
Saturday 30th May – Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 5th to Monday 8th June – Glen Helen via Alice Springs, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“Sister” – Sufjan Stevens

“What the water wants is hurricanes, and sailboats to ride on its back”. Could those hushed opening lines, over 4 minutes into the track, be some of the best in modern times? I saw Sufjan perform this in Sydney this week and it was magic.

Little Features Announces Lineup for Third Birthday

Little Features
Image Courtesy of The Button Collective

Little Features is hands down one of our favourite regular indie-folk nights in Sydney. Whether it’s their intimate house concert shows at Hibernian House, their recent showcases at Cafe Lounge or their various other spinoffs, Little Features has always delivered some of the best live music in the city.

This Saturday 30th May Little Features celebrates their third birthday with a celebration at Hibernian House. The show will feature a very exciting lineup including American singer-songwriter Justin Robinson, Little Features mainstay Charlie Gradon, local folk heroes The Button Collective (above) and the buzzworthy Ed Wells.

Little Features is BYO and just $15 on the door, so definitely the best value for money birthday in town. For more information check out the official Facebook invite here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 13th February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Queensland singer-songwriter Hannah Robinson released her new video “Midnight Hour”. Details here

Justin Townes Earle returns to Australia this April with Sam Outlaw in tow. Details here

– Nashville based, Grammy award winning, alt-country singer-songwriter Kim Richey announced her Australian tour dates. Details here

The Mountain Goats have announced details of their upcoming professional wrestling themed concept album Beat The Champ. Details here

Sam Buckingham released her new single “Down The Rabbit Hole” as well as announcing a raft of Australian tour dates. Details here

– European-based Australian singer-songwriter Phia is back in the country with some tour dates. Details here

Jim Lawrie released his new single “Good Old Days”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Sweet Jean announced the release of a 7″ Vinyl featuring two new songs, “I See Stars” and “Still Here”. Details here

The Felice Brothers have announced headline dates when they’re in the country supporting Conor Oberst. Details here

– Canadian indie-folk band Great Lake Swimmers have released their new single “Zero in the City”. Details here

– Canadian folk singer Ruth Moody has announced an Australian tour. Details here

The Leisure Society released their new video “Tall Black Cabins”. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features announced its return with a February lineup that includes Jacob Pearson, Hannah Robinson, Vanessa Caspersz and Josh Chamberlin. Details here

Josh Rennie-Hynes, Liam Gerner and Caitlin Harnett have announced a joint tour this March. Details here

Bear’s Den released their new video “Agape”. Details here

– Adelaide singer-songwriter Timberwolf has announced dates for a national tour starting this month. Details here

The Tallest Man on Earth has announced a new album Dark Bird Is Home. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Taryn La Fauci has announced details for her EP launch show next month. Details here

Sam Lee & Friends released their version of the track “Blackbird”. Details here

Releases This Week

Rhiannon Giddens
Tomorrow Is My TurnRhiannon Giddens
iTunes

Subirdia
SuBIRDiaSparrow-Folk
iTunes

Steve Earle
TerraplaneSteve Earle & The Dukes
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Once w/ Georgia Mooney

The Once

Fresh from their tour supporting Passenger around Australia, Canadian trio The Once are trading in stadiums for the intimate surrounds of Sydney’s Brighton Up Bar tonight for what’s bound to be a very special gig. And even better, they have Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas) opening for them.

Friday 13th February – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Alanna Eileen
Friday 13th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th February – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Angus and Julia Stone
Friday 13th February – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th February – Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sunday 15th February – C.EX, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Wednesday 18th February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 20th February – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW

Ann Vriend
Friday 13th February – Dodges Ferry, Tas
Saturday 14th February – Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, Tas
Saturday 14th February – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, Tas
Sunday 15th February – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, Vic
Monday 16th February – School Concert, Bendigo, Vic
Thursday 19th February – Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW
Friday 20th February – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

Archer
Wednesday 18th February – Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Stillhouse Union, The Plough
Wednesday 18th February – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Brothers & Sisters – The Music of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Friday 20th February – Teatro 1, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA

CW Stoneking
Friday 13th February – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 14th February – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Sunday 15th February – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 17th February – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 18th February – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 20th February – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW

Fairlight Folk feat. Shane Howard, Joe Flower and Harmony Breeze
Saturday 14th February – William Street Studios, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan
Friday 13th February – Live At The Wharf, Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone, TAS
Saturday 14th February – Fresh on Charles, Launceston, TAS
Wednesday 18th February – The Yarra Hotel, Abbottsford, VIC

Kim Churchill
Friday 13th February – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

Kyneton Music Festival
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February – Kyneton, VIC

Little Bastard
Friday 13th February – Dues Ex Machina, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th February – Kyneton Music Festival, Kyneton, VIC

Mandy Connell with Tom Ciccone
Thursday 19th February – Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Phia
Friday 13th February – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 20th February – Longplay, Melbourne, VIC

Rowena Wise
Friday 20th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Ruth Moody
Thursday 19th February – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th February – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Sam Brittain and Amistat
Friday 13th February – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC

The Melbourne Folk Club feat. Machine Translations, Broads
Wednesday 18th February – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Once w/ Georgia Mooney
Friday 13th February – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Last Of The Melting Snow” – The Leisure Society

The announcement of a new album from The Leisure Society had me diving back into their back catalogue which inevitably landed me on the track that made me fall in love with them to begin with.

Little Features Return with February Show

Jacob Pearson
Image Courtesy of Jacob Pearson

They’re back! After an extended Summer break regular Sydney indie-folk night Little Features is finally back with plans to hold their first show of 2015 at the end of this month.

The show will taken place at Little Features’ home at Hibernian House in Sydney’s Surry Hills on Saturday the 28th February with a lineup that includes Jacob Pearson (above), Hannah Robinson, Vanessa Caspersz and Josh Chamberlin.

The music kicks off at 7pm with entry just $12 on the door. And as always it’s a BYO event. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 21st November

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– American six-piece The Head and the Heart released their new video “Let’s Be Still”. Details here

– The multi-talented Johnny Flynn will appear in the upcoming Anne Hathaway film Song One. Details here

– Adelaide’s Thom Lion has released his new video “Fruition”. Details here

Father John Misty announced plans to release his new album I Love You, Honeybear in 2015. Details here

– Acclaimed American folk-rockers The Lone Bellow have announced details of a new album in 2015, Then Came The Morning. Details here

The April Maze released their new video “I’ve Seen The Rain”. Details here

Dear Orphans front man Nick Payne released his first solo track “Old Sydney Town”. Details here

– The National Folk Festival announced it’s first official artists of 2015 including David Francey, Heartstring Quartet, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Baka Beyond, Equus, Greshka, Bandaluzia, The Flying Emus, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Lucy Wise Trio and Alanna & Alicia. Details here

The Punch Brothers announced that they’ll soon be announcing a new album, as well as releasing their new track “I Blew It Off”. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features announced their Christmas show featuring The Starry Field, Alex Gibson, Yetis and Daniel Tomalaris. Details here

– Folk Rock legends Levellers released the new version of their track “Just The One” featuring Bellowhead. Details here

José González gave us a view from space for his new video “Every Age”. Details here

– Ten more artists were added to the Port Fairy Folk Festival including The Gloaming, Tom Mason, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Ajak Kwai, Ruth Moody, Perch Creek, Zeptepi, Michael Fix, Roesy and Chris Tamwoy. details here

Hozier released his brand new video “From Eden”. Details here

Interviews

“Growing facial hair is far less effort than continuously shaving it off. Speaking of which, I’d like to dispel the myth that shaving stimulates hair growth. It doesn’t. People just think that it does because a hair follicle is at its darkest at the tip, so as the beard regrows, as it inevitably will because it’s a beard and therefore cannot be stopped, it looks like it’s growing thickly – it’s not, it’s growing at the same speed. All that’s happened is you’ve shaved off your beard and now you look like a fool, which you are, because you shaved off your beard” – Nathaniel Beard from The Beards chats to Aiden L Quinn. Interview here

Releases This Week

In Tongues
In TonguesElla Hooper
iTunes

Shane Nicholson
Pitch, Roll & YawShane Nicholson
JB Hi-Fi

Thompson Family
Thompson – FamilyThompson Family
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Spooky Men

The Fitters’ Workshop in Canberra will be inviting folk music into it’s acoustically magnificent walls this weekend with The Spooky Men’s Chorale taking centre stage for a very special matinee show. Or as they put it “undertaking a full scale acoustic evaluation” of the venue.

Saturday 22nd November – The Fitters’ Workshop, Canberra, ACT

Gigs Next Week

Betty & Oswald
Friday 21st November – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 27th November – Babushka, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 21st November – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 22nd November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 27th November – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Friday 28th November – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA

Co-cheòl
Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd November — Carnival of Music, Clare Valley, SA
Sunday 23rd November — Creatively Celtic, Church of Christ, Aldgate, SA

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 21st November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 22nd November – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Sunday 23rd November – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 23rd November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Friday 21st November – The Boatshed, Manly, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 21st November – Hornsby Folk Club, Hornsby, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – River Music, Nowra, NSW
Sunday 23rd November – Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, NSW
Friday 28th November – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA

Gorgeous Festival
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November – McLaren Vale, SA

Hat Fitz and Cara
Saturday 22nd November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – The Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
Thursday 27th November – The New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Husky
Friday 21st November – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 22nd November – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 23rd November – Mullum Music Fest, Mullumbimby, NSW
Wednesday 26th November – Hotel New York, Launceston, TAS
Thursday 27th November – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 28th November – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA

Jack Carty
Friday 21st November – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 27th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 28th November – Captains at Mariners, Batemans Bay, NSW

Josh Pyke
Friday 21st November – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 22nd November – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 27th November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 28th November – The Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW

Katie Noonan, Angie Hart, Melody Pool, Sam Buckingham
Friday 21st November – The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 23rd November – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Lachlan Bryan and Harmony James
Friday 21st November – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 22nd November -The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Thursday 27th November – Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD

Little May
Friday 21st November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 22nd November – The Front Gallery & Cafe, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 27th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Liz Stringer
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Tuesday 25th November – Jet Black Cat In Store, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 26th November – No 5. Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 27th November – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 28th November – Manly Fig, Manly, NSW

Mark Moldre
Sunday 23rd November – Avoca Markets, NSW

Mullum Music Festival
Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd November – Mullumbimby, NSW

One Up, Two Down and Dan Parsons
Saturday 22nd November – The Roxbury, Sydney, NSW

Pepa Knight
Thursday 27th November – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 28th November – Baker St, Gosford, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 21st November – Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA
Saturday 22nd November – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 23rd November – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Wednesday 26th November – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 27th November – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 28th November – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company
Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 21st November – Milton Theatre, South Coast, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – The Fitters’ Workshop, Canberra, ACT

The Stetson Family
Sunday 23rd November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Candy” – Paolo Nutini

Scottish singer Paolo Nutini is one of the most versatile artists in the world right now covering everything from trad to Americana to pop and beyond. I love the Neil Young vibe to this track – it definitely gets me excited that Nutini will be in the country for Bluesfest next year!

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