Tagged: Folk

 

Alt-indie folk duo The Short Fall, have been working on this track for almost five yearsand with the passing of their long time friend and producer, they’re ready to release a fresh, new sound, Under the Clouds.

The Conway brothers have been holding this track on the back-burner, having written it for their first EP yet cut the track as it didn’t quite match their earlier sound. Four and a half years later, a total rework and The Short Fall are ready to showcase their fresh, new sound to their awaiting audience.

On face value, Under the Clouds is reminiscent of a vague unrequited love story, still with a dark underlying tone twisted within; inspired by The Police’s Every Breath You Take, yet their lyrical ambiguity leaves it up to you to form a meaning of your own from the single.

Travelling down to Byron Bay, they worked hard on recreating the track with ARIA Award winning producer Jordan Power – Angus & Julia Stone, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers, The Living End – and marking their first time in studio since the passing of long-termcollaborator, friend and producer Anthony Lycenko in August 2017.

“I don’t think we’d stopped to process just how much Anthony’s death had affected usuntil we were driving to Byron Bay. For us it was dipping our toe back in the waterafter quite a long time away from the studio. The experience was quite cathartic; in a way,a piece of Anthony is in this song, as we’d worked on it with him all those years ago when we originally wrote it (it was written for our first EP) so it͛s sort of come full circle,” said Angelo Conway, of the recording process.

Even though they’re now living in two different areas of The Sunny State, Angelo and Ryan Conway haven’t let distance get in their way of expressing their like-minded wavelength in song-writing and harmonies.

With the time that has passed, The Short Fall have taken on a new vision for their track; taking elements of the past and mixing it with current ideas & sound to createUnder the Clouds.

Under the Clouds is set for release Friday, November 2nd!

 

The stellar career of singer songwriter Bob Evans receives the Best Of treatment compliments of new album, Full Circle, released today.   Full Circle also features brand new track ‘Drowning’ and is accompanied by a video filmed in studio by Arlo Cook during the recording of the track.

To mark the release, Bob Evans will hit the road for a national capital cities tour kicking off at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on October 19, and moving through to Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, before finishing up at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on November 3.

Discussing Full Circle, Kevin Mitchell explains“I didn’t want to approach this like a traditional Greatest Hits or Best Of. I like the idea of it being presented more like an introduction to my work if you had never heard of me. This would be the record for that person. So I didn’t want to just bundle the singles together or present the songs in the order they were released. Some singles didn’t make the cut, in favour of album tracks that have grown legs of their own and found some kind of special place of significance without ever necessarily being on the radio or anything … It was quite hard actually, trying to narrow 5 albums down to 14 tracks. But I’m happy with how it looks. I’m proud of what I’ve managed to create.”

Mitchell was already under the Australian music spotlight as singer/guitarist for indie-rock-darlings Jebediah when in 1998 he found a t-shirt in a Perth op-shop with the number 15 on the back, and the name ‘Bob Evans’ printed on the front. Coincidentally at this time he was embarking on his first solo shows in Perth and a random name on someone’s discarded basketball shirt took hold.  He may have grown out of the t-shirt, but the name fit and has stayed for an impressive solo career.

“This Bob Evans guy has been hitching a ride in my life for 20 years,” Mitchell laughs. “It’s an unusual relationship to have with something that isn’t real.”

Mitchell recently co-founded Music with Mates, forming a new Australian non-for-profit organisation to help young migrants create new friendships by grouping them with locals to attend music concerts for free.   The project aims to foster friendships and to help young migrants better integrate themselves into their local community.   Tickets will be donated by musicians, agents and promoters.  Artists who have already pledged their support for the project include Bob Evans, Josh Pyke, Busby Marou, Clare Bowditch and Paul Dempsey.

“Music is such a great way for young people from all walks of life to connect,” Mitchell says, “our aim is to create an inclusive, compassionate environment for new arrivals to Australia.”

For more visit www.musicwithmates.com

 

‘FULL CIRCLE’ TRACKLIST:

CD 1 (CD, Vinyl & Digital)

  1. Don’t You Think It’s Time?
  2. Someone So Much
  3. Nowhere Without You
  4. Don’t Wanna Grow Up Anymore
  5. Happy Tears
  6. Wintersong
  7. Pasha Bulker
  8. Friend
  9. Hand Me Downs 
  10. Matterfact
  11. Don’t Walk Alone
  12. Sadness & Whiskey
  13. Turn
  14. Wonderful You
  15. Drowning **new track

 

CD 2 (CD & Digital)

  1. Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks) (Double J Live Recording)
  2. In Spite Of Ourselves (John Prine & Iris Dement) (Recorded with Kirsty Lee Akers)
  3. Not Fair (Lily Allen) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  4. Come To This (Sleepy Jackson)
  5. Disparate Youth (Santigold) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  6. Wide Open Road (The Triffids)
  7. Beautiful To Me (Little Birdy) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  8. See Through Dress (Red Jezebel)
  9. Liar (Eskimo Joe)
  10. Two Of Us (the Beatles) (Recorded live with Josh Pyke)

 

 

CATCH BOB EVANS LIVE IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

FRI 19 OCT | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 20 OCT | LEADBELLY, NEWTOWN NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.leadbelly.oztix.com.au

FRI 26 OCT | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 27 OCT | THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, NORTH PERTH WA | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 3 NOV | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, NORTHCOTE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.eventbrite.com.au

 

Hannah Cameron’s voice is that of pure awe. The disarming young alt-folk artist has been carefully crafting delicate refrains to match it for the last few years, growing ever grander with each release. Her latest single ‘What’s It For’ is a striking culmination of this, which has already seen Cameron rally an influx of devoted fans, multiple spins on triple j, inclusions in Spotify’s Deep Dark Indie and Electric Grit playlists, and a recent addition to rotation on Sydney’s FBi Radio. Now, the distinguished singer songwriter is excited to reveal a new live recording of ‘What’s It For’ and announce an east coast album tour just around the corner.

Recently lifted from Hannah’s forthcoming album I Lay Where You Lie coming Friday 8 June‘What’s It For’ observes the rapidly shifting changes we face amidst the digital age and relishes in the simplicity of times bygone. Shot at the refreshingly obstinate Railway Hotel which hasn’t changed a crumb in the past 45 odd years, this flawless live performance strips ‘What’s It For’ back to its humble scaffolds and finds real strength there. Directed, filmed and edited by Andy Johnson with sound tracked and mixed byJono Steer, the video gives a glimpse into the raw and honest storytelling of Hannah Cameron live. 

We shot the video at The Railway Hotel in Fitzroy North. It’s this wonderful establishment, which has somehow managed to shirk the gentrification that has swept through every other Melbourne pub on this side of town. I wrote What’s It For about the way that we, often unwittingly, allow external forces to influence our behaviour and our relationships and it just kind of struck me that this was a place that had remained true to itself for decades despite all the movement and transformation going on around it. So between that and the fish tank it felt like the perfect backdrop.” – Hannah Cameron

A taste of what’s to come, the video celebrates the announcement of an East Coast album tour taking to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and regional Victoria, kicking it all off with a pair of shows at Bello Winter Music Festival. Having opened for the likes of Broads, LULUC, Leah Senior, Coda Chroma and more, Hannah Cameron live is an absolute treat, and this is your chance to see her at her finest yet. Do not sleep on it.

I Lay Where You Lie Album Tour Dates
Friday 13 + Sunday 15 July
Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen
Tickets: www.bellowintermusic.com

Thursday 9 August
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets via www.eventbrite.com

Friday 10 August
Junk Bar, Brisbane
Tickets via thejunkbar.oztix.com.au

Saturday 18 August
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Tickets on the door

Saturday 25 August
Golden Age Cinema and Bar, Sydney
Free Entry

‘What’s It For’ is out now via iTunes / Bandcamp Spotify

I Lay Where You Lie is out globally Friday 8 June and available to for pre-sale nowvia Bandcamp

Heathcote born, Bendigo based, folk artist Mariah McCarthy is one of regional Victoria’s most prized possessions. Since living and performing in the big smoke with her old bandDeer Prudence for a time, Mariah has returned to her neck of the woods a solo artist and is focussing all her energy on launching her own career with gusto. The budding young talent is excited to today to release her debut EP Counting Sheep.

To celebrate the release of her debut EP,  Mariah performed her song ‘1821’ for Shoelace Sessions in the quiet pool room at the Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.
Mixed & Mastered by Julian Abrahams & Produced by Shoelace Creative.

Having made notable festival appearances at Wintermoon Festival (QLD), St Albans Folk Festival (NSW), Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC) and Majors Creek Festival(NSW) in her time spent in country folk duo Deer Prudence, Mariah is an honest and tender performer, whose captivating live presence captures every ear in the room.

Catch the exquisite storytelling of Mariah McCarthy when she launches her debut EPCounting Sheep throughout Victoria during May, June and July.

‘COUNTING SHEEP’ EP LAUNCH DATES
Melbourne
Saturday 26 May – The Wesley Anne
Supports: Georgie Currie (The Northern Folk) + Jarrod Shaw
Tickets: $10 on the door

Bendigo
Saturday 2 June – Old Church on the Hill
Supports: Sarah Wilkinson + Paul Dyason (Northern Folk)
Tickets: $10 on the door

OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS
Sunday 27 May – Taproom, Castlemaine (Free)
Saturday 16 June – Martian’s Cafe, Dean’s Marsh – $10 on the door
Sunday 17 June – The Door Gallery Cafe, Geelong (Free)
Saturday 23 June – The Delatite Hotel (Free Entry)
Saturday 30 June – The Kilmore Celtic Festival, Kilmore
Sunday 1 July – The Gypsy Bar, Echuca (Free Entry)
Friday 13 July – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave (Free Entry)