The Newtown Social Club Opens Band Room With Lots of Folky Goodness

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Image Courtesy of The Newtown Social Club

Ever since the Newtown Social Club, the sister venue to Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, opened its doors in Sydney last year punters have been quietly waiting for the refurbishment of the band room to finish up and the music to begin.

Well it looks like that day is finally upon us with gigs kicking off at the Newtown Social Club in May, and there’s a number of folky acts and Timber and Steel favourites already announced including The Perch Creek Family Jugband, Kim Churchill and Daniel Champagne.

For the full list of gig announcements so far, along with the links to buy tickets, check out the official site here. The full list of shows announced so far are below:

Perch Creek Family Jugband
Monday 12th May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Ed Kuepper
Friday 23rd May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 30th May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Citizen Kay + Tkay Maidza
Saturday 31st May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Wednesday 4th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote)
Thursday 5th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Robyn Hitchcock
Friday 6th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th March

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Melbourne artist Yuko Nishiyama has revealed her brand new single “Heart of Daisies”. Details here

- The March edition of The Folk Informal in Sydney takes place next Thursday featuring Oliver Downes, Luke Watson’s Golden Bridges project, Lola and the Captain and Jep and Dep. Details here

- UK eight-piece Cocos Lovers released their new single “Walk Among The Ghosts”. Details here

- The National Folk Festival shocked everyone with the exclusive addition of folk music legend Martin Carthy to their 2014 lineup. Details here

- Two of Australia’s top trad bands, Sásta and Tolka, will be making Sydney their home on St Patrick’s Day. Details here

- The Beards have announced a massive national tour from May through to August. Details here

- Melbourne newgrass quartet Mustered Courage have just released an awesome animated video for their track “Powerlines”. Details here

- Brisbane Americana artist Phil Smith will be launching his new album Year of the Dog this Saturday night. Details here

- Matt Walker’s Americana infused band Lost Ragas have announce tour dates this month. Details here

- The Perch Creek Family Jugband have announced a new album, single and tour. Details here

- The amazing Dom Flemons has a new version of the traditional “Po’ Black Sheep”. Details here

- Melbourne’s Kate Crowley will be launching her new album next week. Details here

- Folktronica artist Caitlin Park has released her new single “Hold Your Gaze”. Details here

- Timberwolf has released a really nice cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. Details here

- The British Blues have released their debut single and video “2001″. Details here

- Sydney band Arbori have announced a very special EP preview show next week. Details here

- This Sunday Jimmy Watts and Cameron Milford will be facing off in a songwriter showdown. Details here

- Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes continue their domination of the country scene with their new video “Black Coffee”. Details here

- The new Diane Cluck album came out this week (see below) and she also released a video for the track “Sara”. Details here

- We think you’re really going to like “Tightrope”, the new single and video from UK quintet Boat to Row. Details here

Releases This Week

Boneset
BonesetDiane Cluck
Official Site

Scattered Reflections
Scattered ReflectionsLior
iTunes

Mikhael Paskalev
What’s Life Without LosersMikhael Paskalev
iTunes

Wyatt
Sanitary ApocalypseWyatt Moss-Wellington
Official Site

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WOMADelaide

Womadelaide

Mad March continues in Adelaide this weekend with the wonderful WOMADelaide festival. Set in the botanic gardens just north of the CBD, WOMADelaide always boasts an impressive lineup, a stunning location and some of the most exciting music you’ll hear all year.

Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Adelaide Fringe Festival
Friday 14th February to Sunday 16th March – Adelaide, SA

Ash Grunwald
Friday 7th March – Great Northern, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March – Port Fairy Festival, VIC
Thursday 13th March – Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW
Friday 14th March – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT

Billy Bragg
Sunday 8th March – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th March – Hellenic Hall, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 13th March – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th March – Katoomba, NSW

Breabach
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Sunday 9th and Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 11th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 2nd to Sunday 16th March – Melbourne, VIC

Christopher Coleman Collective
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Thursday 13th March – The Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS

Darren Hanlon
Friday 7th March – Town Hall, Candelo, NSW
Sunday 9th March – Queens College, Melbourne, VIC

Glen Hansard with Lisa O’Neill
Friday 14th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Jordan Millar
Friday 7th March – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th March – Boat Harbour Surf Club, Boat Harbour, TAS
Friday 14th March – Free The Wild Presents, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Friday 7th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 12 March – Live At The Quarry, Perth, WA

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Friday 7th March – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 14th March – YouAreHere Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lior
Friday 7th March – York Theatre @ Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th March – Orange Civic Theatre, Orange, NSW

Lost Ragas w/ Raised By Eagles
Friday 14th March – Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW

Mikhael Paskalev
Friday 7th March – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Neko Case
Friday 7th March – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA

Peter Rowan
Friday 7th March – Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 8th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Monday 9th March – Brisbane Music Bureau, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 12th March – Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass, Dorrigo, NSW
Thursday 13th March – Carrington Bowling Club, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th March – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

Pokey LaFarge
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC
Sunday 9th and Monday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th March – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 13th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Morrisons, Lacey Cole, Leroy Lee
Thursday 13th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Sam Buckingham
Thursday 13th March – The Front, Canberra, ACT

The Beez
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March – Burke and Wills Festival, Mia Mia, Vic
Friday 14th March – Old Mill Flour Gallery, Mildura, Vic

The Folk Informal feat. Oliver Downes, Golden Bridges, Lola and the Captain, Jep and Dep
Thursday 13th March – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Good Ship
Friday 7th March – The New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th March – Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 8th March – The Royal Mail, Goodna, QLD

The Little Stevies
Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th March – Burke & Wills Folk Festival, Lancefiled, VIC
Thursday 13th March – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

The Stray Sisters
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 12th March – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Thursday 13th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Unpaved Sessions w/ Little Rabbit, The Weeping Willows
Monday 9th March – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

WOMADelaide
Friday 7th to Monday 10th March – Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“24″ – Emmy The Great

All the talk of the new Diane Cluck album this week has meant I’ve had “24″ stuck in my head, mainly because of the lyric “You are still not Charles Bukowski and I am not Diane Cluck”. This is a great song and this live version is a nice take on the track.

The Perch Creek Family Jugband Announce New Album, Single and Tour

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Image Courtesy of The Perch Creek Family Jugband

The Perch Creek Family Jugband have been evolving in recent months, experimenting with a sound they’re calling “psychedelic jug band”. The result has been their second studio album, Jumping On The Highwire, which is due for release on the 19th March.

The album is a little more surreal than their previous output, a result of The Perch Creek Family Jugband collaborating more closely than ever before with all five members on lyric writing duties. You can get a taster of Jumping On The Highwire with their new single “Where You Been” – take a listen below:

To celebrate the new album The Perch Creek Family Jugband will be heading out on a national tour from the end of the month – the full dates are as follows:

Thursday 27th March – Fresh On Charles, Launceston, TAS
Friday 28th March – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 29th March – Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS
Sunday 30th March – Live At The Wharf, Ulverstone, TAS
Friday 4th April – The Star Court Theatre, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 5th April – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, WA
Friday 2nd May – Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 3rd May – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Wednesday 7th May – Lizottes, Central Coast, NSW
Thursday 8th May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 9th May – Yours and Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 10th May – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th May – Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW
Monday 12th May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th January

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- William Fitzsimmons released “Fortune” the first official single from his album Lions. Details here

- The Perch Creek Family Jugband have released the very fun video for their track “Party on the Farm”. Details here

- English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey released his catchy new single “Cucurucu”. Details here

- Johnny Flynn released another stunning lyric video, this time for “Bottom of the Sea Blues”. Details here

- The newly renamed One Up Two Down (previously George, Andrew and Daniel) are teaming up with Oh Pep! for a co-headlined east coast tour this February. Details here

- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have another new video out for “Let’s Get High (On Love)” which features the band on tour with a bunch of cameos. Details here

- Melbourne singer-songwriter Hayden Calnin has just released his new single “Comatose” from his upcoming EP Oh, Hunter. Details here

- Alt-country singer-songwriter Katie Brianna has released her new video for the track “Dark Side of the Morning”. Details here

- Bon Iver’s S. Carey has released “Fire-Scene” from his upcoming solo album Range of Light. Details here

- Folk-roots duo The Audreys have announced their first album in almost 4 years, Til My Tears Roll Away. Details here

- UK folk royalty Blair Dunlop will be in Australia this month for Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Brunswick Music Festival and the Blue Mountains Music Festival. Details here

- The Merri Creek Pickers have just released their new video “Frankie Marlboro”. Details here

- WA based singer-songwriter Sam Buckingham has released a quirky homemade video for her track “Shackles”. Details here

- Mikhael Paskalev has released his awesome new clip for the track “Jive Babe”. Details here

- Scottish singer Eddi Reader has released her new video “I’ll Never Be The Same”. Details here

- Check out the video for Gibson Bull’s track “Skin and Bones”. Details here

- UK singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff has released the video for his new single “Still Trying”. Details here

Interviews

“We definitely have fans here but Australia’s so big. Wallander was broadcast here and that definitely helped. And I think with the latest record Dear River having a lot more exposure than previous records has definitely helped build a fan base. I’m constantly getting messages saying “you’ve got to come home!” and I’d love to particularly with this new record Dear River because so much of it is about the subject of home. It is an album that I would like a lot of Australians to hear”Emily Barker chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“That’s what folk music is. It’s very broad. It’s something that you can never quite explain and it’s something that you can never sum up. I’m glad you guys are continuing to follow modern folk music as well – some traditionalists get really boggled done and are closed minded, think that music hasn’t gotten any better since the 20s and 30s and 40s and 50s. To a certain extent I’d agree with them but there’s a lot of new music out there to listen to and appreciate”Pokey LaFarge chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Green Mohair Suits
Baby, You Just Want To Give UpThe Green Mohair Suits
Bandcamp

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The Timbers

The Timbers

Adelaide favourites The Timbers are on the home stretch of Januray tour showcasing their new single “Things to Come”. The boys wrap up the tour in their home town next Friday after laying waste to Victoria over the long weekend – these shows are definitely not to be missed

Friday 24th January – Tanswell Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 25th January – Festival of the Sails, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 26th January – Penny Black Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Andy Irvine
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Festival, Newstead, VIC
Friday 31st January – Music in the Park, Bendigo, VIC

Cass McCombs
Thursday 30th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Imogen Clark and Joe Mungovan
Sunday 26th January – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednsday 29th January – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

Jack Carty
Sunday 26th Jan – House Content, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 28th January – House Content, Gelorup, WA
Wednesday 29th January – House Content, Palmyra, WA
Friday 31st January – House Content, Pemulwuy, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 24th January – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 25th January – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Flow Café, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 31st January – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Friday 24th January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Laneway Festival
Friday 31st January – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD

Mark Moldre
Friday 24th January – The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast, NSW

Mat McHugh
Friday 24th January – Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale NSW
Saturday 25th January – Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW

Newstead Live
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Numerella, NSW

Redvers
Thursday 30th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Blasko
Friday 24th January – Flinders St Baptist Church, Adelaide, SA

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

The Beez
Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW

The Green Mohair Suits w/ The Morrisons, All Our Exes Live in Texas
Friday 31st January – The Loft at UTS, Sydney, NSW

The Lumineers
Tuesday 28th January – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 24th January – Tanswell Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 25th January – Festival of the Sails, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 26th January – Penny Black Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Traveller & Fortune
Thursday 30th January – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st January – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Unpaved Sessions feat. Joel Stibbard
Monday 27th January – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Zoe Elliot
Friday 24th January – The Lodge, Bellingen, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Auld Triangle” – The Dubliners

Have you heard the version of “The Auld Triangle” on the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack? It’s pretty special. But it really pales in comparison to The Dubliners’ version because, well, they’re The Dubliners.

Watch the New Video From The Perch Creek Family Jugband, “Party on the Farm”

Perch Creek Family
Image Courtesy of The Perch Creek Family Jugband

Are you ready to dance? Well then you’re going to love the new track and video from The Perch Creek Family Jugband, “Party on the Farm”. Taken from their new album due this March, the video from “Party on the Farm” is just so much fun and is bound to leave you with a smile on your face – check it out below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 18th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Lachlan Bryan will be touring his new album Black Coffee from tomorrow night. Details here

- Melbourne based singer-songwriter Gosti has revealed her latest single “Charlie”. Details here

- Australian-born, English-based singer-songwriter Emily Barker has revealed her new single “Ghost Narrative”. Details here

- Legendary Scottish trad group The Battlefield Band are returning to Australia for a national tour this November. Details here

- The new album from The Avett Brothers is out today and they’ve also got a brand new clip for the track “Another is Waiting”. Details here

- The debut single from Newcastle based singer-songwriter Imogen Bel is really sweet and features Elana Stone on backing vocals and accordion. Details here

- Jordie Lane has a brand new video for his single “Here She Comes” ahead of his massive national tour. Details here

- The new album from James Vincent McMorrow, Post Tropical, will be released in Australia two months before anywhere else in the world. Details here

- And the first single from James Vincent McMorrow’s Post Tropical, “Cavalier”, was also revealed this week. Details here

- The Perch Creek Family Jugband have released “Big Things Calling”, their first ever official video clip. Details here

- The Festival of Small Halls brings folk music to the country halls of Australia. In November and December Jordie Lane and Rose Cousins will head out for the first tour. Details here

- heart.beats.mind. is the brand new acoustic pop duo project from Sydney based singer songwriters Elle May and Jordan Millar and they’ve just released their first video for “Our Song”. Details here

- The Newtown Festival has announced its musical lineup for 2013 including plenty of Timber and Steel friendly acts like The Green Mohair Suits, The Little Stevies, Swamp Phat Jangles, Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, The Morrisons, Hobo Bordeaux and much much more. Details here

- Eddi Reader has released a new single “Baby’s Boat”. Details here

- Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance does nothing to dispel indie-folk stereotypes in his new video for the track “Closed Hand, Full of Friends”. Details here

- Sydney’s Bec Sandridge has revealed the video for “Stones” ahead of the release of her new EP. Details here

- The Illawarra Folk Festival have announced their full 2014 lineup. Details here

- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have just released their fan-made video for the track “In The Lion”. Details here

Interviews

“It feels like a triumph to have completed it actually. I mean, every album has felt like a huge triumph in their own way but this one … feels like a defining moment for Beth and I” – Sibylla Stephen from The Little Stevies chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“It makes it really exciting when you play with the band again, but is also fun playing as a duo. It’s like a different sound again. It’s the same songs, but it’s a different sound. Some people prefer that and some people prefer the band, which is kind of nice as well to have the option of it I guess” – Pepita “Pepi” Emmerichs from Oh Pep! chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Blog

“What if you’re not after a big and busy festival for your New Year’s celebrations? Well, let’s take a look at what’s on offer, both the big guns and the ones you might not have come across yet”KT Bell takes us through your options for New Years Eve. Blog here

Releases This Week

Cass McCombs
Big Wheel And OthersCass McCombs
iTunes

The Breach
The BreachDustin Tebbutt
iTunes

Trapped Flame
Trapped FlameGeorgia Fair
iTunes

Not Built to Last
Not Built To LastJordie Lane
iTunes

Magpie and the Dandelion
Magpie and the DandelionThe Avett Brothers
iTunes

The Full English
The Full EnglishThe Full English
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Arbori
Arbori
Friday 18th October – The Loft, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Saturday 19th October – Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 20th October – Location TBA, Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Boy & Bear
Thursday 24th October – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 25th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Thursday 24th October – The Soundlodge, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 25th October – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD

Caitlin Rose
Wednesday 23rd October – Melbourne Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 24th October – Melbourne Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 25th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Communion Melbourne feat. Bear’s Den, The Tiger and Me, Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Kate Martin
Sunday 20th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Thursday 24th October – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 25th October – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD

Folklore
Saturday 19th October – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Saturday 19th October – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 24th October – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW

Loren Kate
Friday 18th October – Tingrith Meeting House, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 19th October – Red Mill Store, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 20th October – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Matt Corby with Bear’s Den
Friday 18th October – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 23rd October – GPAC Playhouse, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 24th October – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October – Patchewollock Music Festival, Patchewollock, VIC
Thursday 24th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25th October – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT

Rose Wintergreen with Rosie Catalano, Dan and Hannah Acfield
Friday 18th October – The Empress Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Buckingham and Buffalo Tales
Thursday 24th October – Dowswe Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Tanya Batt
Friday 18th October – The Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 20th October – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Bon Scotts
Friday 18th October – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 20th October – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 25th October – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

The Little Stevies
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October – Anglesea Music Festival, Anglesea, VIC
Friday 25th October – The Velvet Room, Melbourne, VIC

Whitley
Friday 18th October – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th October – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 24th October – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 25th October – Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“That’s The Way” – Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s connections to the 60s and 70s folk revival is well documented and we thought it was about time to include them in our weekly flashback. Gotta love John Paul Jones’ mandolin work on this one.

New Video From The Perch Creek Family Jugband, “Big Things Calling”

Perch Creek
Image Courtesy of The Perch Creek Family Jugband

For their first ever video clip The Perch Creek Family Jugband have chosen their latest single and probably their least jug band-ish song “Big Things Calling”. The track is the first from the band’s upcoming album which will be released early in 2014. The film was shot at Lake Mokoan in mid Victoria and was directed by Steve Martin – check it out below:

The Perch Creek Family Jugband are in the midst of their Dressin’ Up & Shakin’ Down tour – the remaining dates are below:

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October – Patchewollock Music Festival, Patchewollock, VIC
Thursday 24th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25th October – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 26th October – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 27th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 22nd November – The Soundlounge, Currumbin, QLD
Thursday 28th November – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW
Friday 29th November – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 30th November – Diggers Tavern, Bellingen, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th June

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- French-Canadian trad trio Genticorum released their brand new live album Enregistré Live. Details here

- Last night saw the first show in the Timber and Steel presented June single-launch tour from Jep and Dep. Details here

- We finally got a taste of some new music from Boy & Bear with their new single “Southern Sun” and it’s very very 70s. Details here

- The Perch Creek Family Jugband have released a new single, “Big Things Calling”, and are heading out on tour this month. Details here

- The ever prolific Laura Veirs has announced plans to release a new album in August and has already revealed the first song, “Sun Song”, featuring Neko Case on backing vocals. Details here

- Sydney’s MoFo have announced an amazing lineup for their June event including Karl Christoph and Jacky Wotton. Details here

- Josh Pyke has announced a full national tour this August and September. Details here

- Up-and-coming Sydney singer-songwriter Imogen Clark will be showcasing her new EP at a June residency in Glebe. Details here

- Melbourne trio The Stillsons have revealed a brand new single, “Feel So Young”, plus live dates in NSW, VIC and ACT. Details here

- The new Billy Bragg video features a who’s who of English comedic actors and was directed by Johnny Vegas. Details here

- Sarah Blasko revealed the slightly NSFW clip for her latest single “All Of Me”. Details here

- And sticking with Sarah Blasko, the songwriter has announced plans for a regional tour in July and August. Details here

- Edward Deer revealed a new song, “High Roller”, written with Jess Chalker. Details here

- The enigmatic Father John Misty has released his latest video “Funtimes in Babylon”. Details here

- Buffalo Tales revealed his brand new, slightly surreal video for the track “Amsterdam”. Details here

- The Gov in Adelaide will be starting up weekly old time fiddle sessions from next Friday. Details here

Blog

“People keep telling me I must feel wonderful. I do! But I’m also more tired than I think I’ve ever been in my entire life”Rose Wintergreen talks Crowd Funding in the forth of a four part series. Blog here

Releases This Week

Wayward Daughter
Wayward DaughterEliza Carthy
iTunes

Genticorum
Enregistré LiveGenticorum
Official Site

Timber and Steel Presents

Jep and Dep
Jep and Dep
Friday 7th June – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Eleanor McEvoy
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – The National Celtic Festival, Port Arlington, VIC
Wednesday 12th June – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Evan and the Brave
Friday 14th June – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Folk Club feat. Liam Gale & the Ponytails, Lily So & The Bellows, Martha Marlow
Wednesday 12th June – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark
Sunday 9th June – The Toxteth Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Martha Wainwright
Saturday 8th June Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW
Sunday 9th June Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW
Friday 14th June Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC

Matt Corby with Grace Woodroofe
Friday 7th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

MoFo feat. Karl Christoph, Jacky Wotton
Friday 14th – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Palm Creek Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – Palm Creek, QLD

Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 7th June – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 9th June – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Texture Like Sun, Ella Hooper, Ariela Jacobs
Tuesday 11th June – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Milk Carton Kids with Melody Pool
Friday 7th June – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 8th June – St Kilda Memo, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th June – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Tigertown
Thursday 13th June – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 14th June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June – Glen Helen Resort, NT

Tom West
Friday 7th June – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th June – The Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“I Am A Youth That’s Inclined To Ramble” – Cara Dillon

Like so many traditional songs that I love I first came across “I Am A Youth That’s Inclined To Ramble” thanks to Kate Burke and Ruth Hazelton, but most people probably know the track thanks to versions from Paul Brady or this one from Cara Dillon.

The Perch Creek Family Jugband Announce Big Things Calling Tour

Perch Creek
Image Courtesy of The Perch Creek Family Jugband

If you’ve ever seen The Perch Creek Family Jugband you’ll know why they’re one of our favourite live acts. Their “quirky” take on jugband music (with generous dollops of folk, roots, blues, old timey and contemporary music as well) has firmly placed them on the “must catch” list of festival goers all over the country.

The Perch Creek Family Jugband have just emerged from a week long writing session in the Mornington Peninsula with a raft of new songs under their belt and a plan for an album later this year. The first single from the sessions is “Big Things Calling” and to celebrate it’s release (you can download it free from the band’s web site now) The Perch Creek Family Jugband are heading out on tour of New South Wales and Victoria through June.

“Big Things Calling” is somewhat of a departure from the jugband sound of the band. “We just want to make the best music we can without regard to anyone’s expectations, and as an independent act we have that freedom,” James Chandler from the band said recently. “As a rule, we don’t do introspective songs, but we believe it’s a great song, and that rules are there to break.”

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 7th June – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 9th June – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 28th June – Bangalow Bowling Club, Bangalow, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 18th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- The latest song from the upcoming album Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys has hit the internet and it’s a version of “Shenandoah” featuring Tom Waits and Keith Richards. Details here

- UK indie-folk darlings Daughter has announced the details of their upcoming debut album If You Leave, complete with 10 single word track titles. Details here

- The Crooked Fiddle Band are taking the crowdfunding route with their second album and are asking fans to contribute to a Pozible campaign. Details here

- UK singers Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell, Kate Young and Bella Hardy have joined their considerable talents for a brand new folk supergroup project Laylam, with a new album due on the 28th January. Details here

- Donavon Frankenreiter is bringing his brand of surf-roots (and his moustache) back to Australia this February and March for a massive 30+ shows. Details here

- The new video from Hayden Calnin, “Summer”, is better written, acted, shot, directed and of course soundtracked than anything on Australian television at the moment – that’s my claim anyway. Details here

- The Counting Crows have confirmed a handful of sideshows when they’re in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

- Melbourne instrumental three-piece The String Contingent announced their new album Talk and started streaming it online all at once. Details here

- “Winter Make Way”, the new single from Melbourne’s Sleepy Dreamers is pretty stunning. Details here

- Matt Walters has finally released his Vacant Heart EP, four months after the original release date. Details here

- Ex-Middle East memeber Mark Myers has unveiled his new solo project, The Starry Field, with a poppy debut single and a bunch of east coast tour dates. Details here

- The Starry Field’s debut single “All Of My Love” also has a brand new video to go with it. Details here

- The Perch Creek Family Jug Band have teamed up with the Quarry Mountain Dead Rats and the Bearded Gypsy Band for a east coast mini-festival tour this February. Details here

- “Line of Fire” is the brand new single from Junip from their upcoming self titled album. Details here

- The Staves released their brand new video “Winter Trees”. Details here

- UK trio Bear’s Den have made their latest single, “Pompeii”, available as a free download. Details here

- Passenger has revealed a brand new song “A Thousand Matches” via a live video that also features Stu Larsen and Isobel Anderson on backing vocals. Details here

Interviews

“We started off on New Year’s Eve at Peat’s Ridge, and that was amazing. We’ve also ended up with large amounts of nude Australians, twice in a fortnight” – Jorge Kachmari from The Underscore Orkestra chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

“We’ve decided quite recently that we’re not going to record anything all three of us together. Because Laura wants to focus on her career and I want to focus on mine. And I’m happy to play with Amelia and Laura when we’re together, but it’s kind of like a side project being The Miss Chiefs”Laura Zarb, Amelia Gibson and Vendulka Wichta of The Miss Chiefs chat to Bill Quinn. Interview here

Reviews

Gigs

“As a country-wide heat wave began to take hold you’d be forgiven for thinking only a crazy man would leave the beach lined coastline of Sydney for a weekend in New South Wales’ central west. And you’re probably right except I was driving over the mountains to take part in the Gulgong Folk Festival, an event I had heard so many good reports on in 2012 and which boasted a 2013 lineup that seemed lifted straight from the pages of Timber and Steel – how could I not attend?”Gareth Hugh Evans reviews the Gulgong Folk Festival. Review here

Releases This Week

Vacant Heart
Vacant HeartMatt Walters
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Presents

Grizzly Jim Lawrie
Grizzly Jim Lawrie with Kat Arditto
Sunday 20th January – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Archie Roach
Friday 25th January – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th Januray – Bulli, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 18th January – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 19th January – Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 20th January – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Tuesday 22nd January – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 23rd January – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 24th January – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 25th January – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Sunday 20th January – Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

Lianne La Havas
Friday 18th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

Tamworth Country Music Festival
18th to 27th January – Tamworth, NSW

The Mouldy Lovers
Friday 18th January – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 19th Januray – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

The Starry Field
Sunday 20th January – The Public Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 23rd January – The Round, Dowse Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 24th January – The Barcode, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 25th January – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

The Underscore Orkestra
Tuesday 22nd January – Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
Wednesday 23rd January – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Waterboys
Wednesday 23rd January – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Don’t Forget Your Shovel” – Christy Moore

Was stoked to discover this song has an official film clip complete with a shirtless Christy Moore. This was one of those songs I used to love when I was a kid, mainly because the lyrics (and the way Moore sings it in his staccato Irish accent) are just so absurd, at least to a kid. But it really has a timeless message – that “if you’re going to do it don’t do it against the wall”. Mind your sandwiches.

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