Grizzly Bear Announced Headline Australian Tour

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We’ve known that US nu-folk quartet Grizzly Bear would be returning to our shores next year for the last couple of months after their name started appearing on the lineups of Golden Plains and the Melbourne Zoo Twilights. And now we can confirm that the band have added Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide shows plus an appearance at A Festival Called Panama in Tasmania.

Grizzly Bear will be touring their latest record Painted Ruins when they’re in the country. Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 6th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 7th March – The Palais, Adelaide, SA
Friday 9th March – Melbourne Zoo
, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March – A Festival Called Panama, Lone Star Valley, TAS
Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March – Golden Plains, Meredith, VIC
Monday 12th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 14th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Listen to the New Matthew and the Atlas Single “Palace”

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English nu-folk favourites Matthew and the Atlas have spent the last little while recording a new EP which they promise to be “more stripped back” than their recent output.

The first taste of this EP is the beautiful single “Palace” – check out a stream of the single here:

As we get more info about the impending EP we’ll let you know.

Fleet Foxes Announce Falls Sideshow in Melbourne

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When Fleet Foxes were announced for this year’s Falls Festivals in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle there was no guarantee we’d be getting any headline shows. When Fleet Foxes were last in the country earlier this year for VIVID they didn’t tour any further than Sydney.

But never fear! Fleet Foxes have announced today a single Falls sideshow in Melbourne at the Palais Theatre on the 3rd January. Whether there are more show announcements on the way remains to be seen, but a show in Melbourne is definitely a start.

The full list of dates (including Falls Festival) are below:

Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Sunday 31st December to Tuesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 3rd January – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, WA

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

Fleet Foxes Announced As First Artist for VIVID Live 2017

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Last week Sydney’s VIVID LIVE Festival dropped its first artist for 2017 and it’s time to get excited. After an almost 5 year hiatus indie folk band Fleet Foxes return to Australia for a series of shows at the Sydney Opera House from the 26th to 29th May.

Fleet Foxes will be playing material from their third album which is expected later this year.

“We are unbelievably excited to perform songs from our new album, and to revisit songs from across our catalogue, at the Sydney Opera House in May,” Fleet Foxes vocalist, Robin Pecknold said. “In this time, when all action towards unity is vital, our means of engendering union is through music, collective communal performance, on any stage that will have us, and there is no better stage in the world than the Opera House. We really hope to see you there.”

A ticket ballot for Fleet Foxes at VIVID LIVE went live over the weekend but has since ended. If any mor Australian dates are announced for Fleet Foxes we’ll let you know!

Watch the New Radical Face EP SunnMoonnEclippse

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Having completed his Family Tree concept album series last year nu-folk artist Radical Face will be trying his hand at new art and music projects over the course of 2017.

The first of these projects is the EP SunnMoonnEclippse which was released at the end of last week to coincide with the full lunar eclipse.

The EP comes with a visual companion piece which is the way Radical Face intends it to be consumed. You can get the full visual experience on http://sunnmoonneclippse.com but we’ve also embedded the YouTube version below.

“I made the SunnMoonnEclippse EP alongside my friend Gordon McBryde, while he was building the visuals,” Ben Cooper of Radical Face explains. “It’s meant to be viewed as well as heard – I let the visuals affect the music, and vice-versa – so it’ll first exist as a website. Then it’ll move on to all the usual culprits, for just regular listening if you’re into the music. But it’s been really fun. Never done the two side-by-side like that. Usually visuals are a totally separate process. Thematically the songs run in a complete loop, so it’s meant to be listened to and/or viewed as a complete circle drawing inspiration from the cycle of the rotation of the Sun and Moon”

Check out SunnMoonnEclippse here:

Watch the New Citizen of the World Video “In The Moment”

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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:

Watch the New Bear’s Den Video “Emeralds”

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The latest single and video from Bear’s Den’s latest album Red Earth and Pouring Rain is the excellent, new wave “Emeralds”. The video was shot by Sam Yates who have worked with the duo previously on their video for “Auld Wives”.

Check out “Emeralds” below:

Watch the New Video from The Lumineers “Sleep On The Floor”

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The latest video from The Lumineers album Cleopatra is the wonderful “Sleep On The Floor”. Check it out here:

The Lumineers will in the country next year for Bluesfest and a bunch of headline shows – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 13th April to Monday 17th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 17th April – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 18th April – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 19th April – State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – Metro City, Perth, WA

The Head and the Heart To Release New Album Signs of Light

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American folk-rockers The Head and the Heart have announced plans to release their new album Signs of Light on the 9th September. The album will feature the track “All We Ever Knew” which they performed recently on the TV series Roadies.

As well as “All We Ever Knew” The Head and the Heart also have three other tracks from Signs of Light streaming online – “Library Magic”, “Colors” and “Rhythm & Blues”. Check them all out below:




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