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Recently we had the absolute pleasure of speaking to Australiaâ€™s electro-folk queen, Vera Blue.
After a detour overseas, the Gold Coast’s Rhea RobertsonÂ is back on the scene with stunning new releases heading your way. Rhea joined us to chat about her newest single,Â Pink and Gold, supportingÂ All Our Exes Live in Texas, and her next set of travel plans.
Following the release of their second album, twelvefour, Melbourne basedÂ indie-rock gems, The Paper Kites, have been busy on the road and behind the scenes; theyâ€™ve completed tours from North America to the United Kingdom, released a music video for single, â€˜Renegadeâ€™, and have recently returned home to Australia to embark on their national â€˜Midnightâ€™ tour.
Ryan Francesconi is the best musician you’ve been listening to, but you might never have heard of.
After the surprise success of 2012â€™s Benji, Sun Kil Moon has returned with an album that doubles down on all its predecessorâ€™s idiosyncrasies. With Universal Themes songwriter Mark Kozelek stretches eight hypnotic songs across an hour, packing them with exhaustive amounts of detail about everything from mortality to where he parked on a given day.
Covers are everywhere, but few make heads turn like they did in September 2013, when Rhiannon Giddens performed at the New York Town Hall.
The voice of Emily Lubitz needs little introduction; the air-filled sound behind iconic 2012 safety campaign ‘Dumb Ways To Die’Â as well as the fiery-haired songstress at the front of folk/indie outfit Tinpan Orange, whose storm of regular festival and headline appearances as well as three albums- some of which were produced by husband Harry Angus- have over the years built them a loving local and not-so-local fanbase.Â
The biggest creative music faculty in Brisbane, Tall Poppy Productions, is bringing together 5 up and comingÂ local artists in a tribute to the legendary Neil Young. Each musician will interpret the works of Neil Young alongside a variety of their own original songs, with the night promising to be one for both local music lovers and Neil Young fans alike.
Canadian Roots musician Geordie Tentrees is gearing up for a tour of Australia’s East Coast this March. It’s the award winning singer-songwriters first time in Australia. Well known as a hard working live musician, he once performed 144 concerts in 148 days across 11 different countries. He’s released five albums, with a new release, Less is More, set to drop this year. In preparation for his Australian tour, Geordie spoke to Creative Drinks about his music and upcoming shows.
It makes for a refreshing start to an event when the standard festival gateway of confiscated hip flasks and burly security guards are replaced by a huge woven bamboo structure by Taiwanese artist Wang Wen Chih and a smiling group of volunteers.
Woodford Folk Festival will stick in the mind as one of the most laid back environments you could possibly hope for when it comes to a few days of camping, drinking, and absorbing the smooth sounds of international folk, rock, soul, and world music that constantly permeates the blue skies of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.Â