My first introduction to Kevin Mitchell was as the larrikin frontman of ‘90s punk act Jebediah. At that time I could never have imagined he’d be making the kind of folky acoustic music I really dig under the alias Bob Evans. Or the way that fans would take to his softer alter ego. Yet roughly 15 years after unveiling Bob Evans, Kevin Mitchell’s laidback music is still going strong. This video of “My Matilda” should give you some indication as to why.

For more music like that, make sure you check out Bob Evans on his very extensive Aussie tour over the next few months. He’ll visit capital cities and regional centres, and as an added bonus offer a few six-track EP Zeroes to Heroes to anyone that purchases a ticket from his website or online outlets.

20 April 2017 – Front Bar, Canberra
21 April 2017 – Lizotte’s, New Lambton
22 April 2017 – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay
3 May 2017 – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba
5 May 2017 – Camelot Lounge, Sydney
6 May 2017 – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
7 May 2017 – Heritage Hotel, Bulli
11 May 2017 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
12 May 2017 – 5 Church St, Bellingen
13 May 2017 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
1 June 2017 – Baha, Rye
2 June 2017 – The Croxton Front Bar, Melbourne
3 June 2017 – Workers Club, Geelong
8 June 2017 – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide
9 June 2017 – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Sublime Melbourne folk duo Deer Prudence kicks off a Victorian tour tonight. Limited tickets are still available for the club gigs and festivals.

If you were on the fence about whether to see these women in action, this video might help sway you. Here they perform “Winter Song” on board a Cambridge Style Punt in the middle of the Royal Botanic Gardens. And yes, it’s every bit as dreamy as it sounds.

Catch Deer Prudence at the following venues.

24 March 2017 – Baha, Rye (supporting Little Georgia)
25 & 26 March 2017 – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah
7 April 2017 – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave (FREE)
8 April 2017 – Bordello Wine Bar, Echuca (FREE)
21-23 April 2017 – St Albans Folk Festival, St Albans
28 April 2017 – Old Church Hill, Bendigo (supporting The Northern Folk)

The always exceptional Dustin Tebbutt has contributed a new original song, “Atlas In Your Eye,” to the latest Aussie cinematic masterpiece Jasper Jones.

I love the look of this movie and Dustin’s gentle folk song seems to match this tale of small-town intrigue beautifully.

“It was such an honour to work on this project, as the team involved are really incredible. When I was asked to come in and see the film and perhaps try to write a song for the closing scene, it really struck a chord with me,” Dustin explained.

“As I was driving home after the screening, the chorus came into my head. There was just so much in the story to pull from, that the rest came pretty quickly after that. I was also trying to capture the essence of some of the folk music of the 60′s in which the film was set, and also balance the light and dark that is woven throughout the novel.”

Are you into this song as much as I am?

Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq and Bec Stevens, two of the country’s best young female talents, are joining forces for a short East Coast capitals tour kicking off next week.

The twosome has bonded over music, of course, but a shared love of vegan cheese toasties and The X-Files cemented their friendship. Separately, they’re both superb musicians. But put them together and you can expect some incredible harmonies and a lot of laughs, as this video shows.

Join in on the fun at the following shows.

30 March 2017 – Crowbar, Brisbane
31 March 2017 – The Record Crate, Sydney
2 April 2017 – The Rev, Melbourne

Sydney pop-punk act With Confidence showcase a softer side with the release of new single “Long Night.” It’s a beautiful piano ballad that really tugs at the heartstrings.

“We filmed this video spontaneously in LA whilst staying at our A&R rep’s house,” said lead vocalist Jayden Seeley. “He saw me playing the song on his old upright piano and knew we needed to film it. This song is a pretty sentimental one, and I’m excited to see people connect with it in the same way.”

“Long Night” comes from With Confidence’s latest album Better Weather, which also features the singles “Voldemort,” “Keeper,” and “We’ll Be Okay.” The band is currently treating fans around the globe to their live show. Hopefully we’ll see them back in Oz really soon. Until then, international fans can catch them at the following gigs.

14 March 2017 – Legend Club, Milano
15 March 2017 – Schuur, Lucerne
16 March 2017 – L’EspaceB, Paris
17 March 2017 – Charlatan, Gent
18 March 2017 – Dynamo Basement, Eindhoven
7 April 2017 – Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland
8 April 2017 – St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
9 April 2017 – Concord Music Hall, Chicago
11 April 2017 – Wooly’s, Des Moines
12 April 2017 – The Ready Room, St Louis
14 April 2017 – Summit Music Hall, Denver
15 April 2017 – The Complex, Salt Lake City
17 April 2017 – The Showbox, Seattle
18 April 2017 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland
19 April 2017 – The UC Theatre, Berkeley
20 April 2017 – The Observatory, Santa Ana
21 April 2017 – The Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles (SOLD OUT)
23 April 2017 – Observatory North Park, San Diego
25 April 2017 – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
26 April 2017 – The Pressroom, Phoenix
28 April 2017 – Emo’s, Austin
29 April 2017 – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas
30 April 2017 – Warehouse Live, Houston
2 May 2017 – Cannery Ballroom, Nashville
3 May 2017 – The Masquerade, Atlanta
5 May 2017 – Beacham Theater, Orlando
6 May 2017 – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte
7 May 2017 – Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore
9 May 2017 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia
11 May 2017 – Irving Plaza, New York (SOLD OUT)
12 May 2017 – Irving Plaza, New York
13 May 2017 – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
14 May 2017 – Royale, Boston
25 June 2017 – Bazooka Rocks, Manila

Fresh from performances at the St. Kilda Festival and The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Polish Club is set to rock stages across the country to promote the release of the highly anticipated debut album Alright Already.

The album, which drops on March 31, features the latest single “Come Party.” It feels like an instant pub rock classic and has a film clip that’s set to impress anyone who likes looking at beautiful women. They’re gorgeous!

Polish Club’s headlining tour mid-year is their biggest to date, so if you’re a fan there should be no excuse for missing it.

5 May 2017 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
6 May 2017 – Narara Festival, Kariong
11 May 2017 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
12 May 2017 – Rad Bar, Wollongong
13 May 2017 – Republic Bar, Hobart
19 May 2017 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
20 May 2017 – Amplifier, Perth
25 May 2017 – The Foundry, Brisbane
26 May 2017 – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
27 May 2017 – Big Pineapple Festival, Woombye
1 June 2017 – The Transit Bar, Canberra
2 June 2017 – Workers Club, Geelong
3 June 2017 – The Corner, Melbourne

After performing a free guerrilla gig in Sydney’s Hyde Park last month, British singer-songwriter Lewis Watson is preparing to treat the rest of the country to his romantic pop-folk sounds.

Lewis will tour the country to promote his second album midnight, which drops on March 24 and features the dreamy single “Forever.”

Tickets are available now for the following shows.

15 June 2017 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (ALL AGES)
16 June 2017 – The Triffid, Brisbane (ALL AGES)
17 June 2017 – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
18 June 2017 – The Evelyn Hotel Melbourne (ALL AGES 2 pm matinee)
21 June 2017 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (ALL AGES)
22 June 2017 – Astor Theatre Lounge, Perth (ALL AGES)

If your week has been anywhere near as frantic as my own, you’ll be looking for something chilled to ease you into the weekend. Melbourne trio Fake Sibling delivers with the single “Bring Me Here.” Check out the teaser trailer below or listen to the song in full on Soundcloud.

“Bring Me Here” is the first offering from the band, a slow burner with ethereal vocals from Sophia Officer and an understated beat which keeps the tune ticking along. It sounds a bit more accomplished than your average debut, but the team from Fake Sibling has more than 20 years of live and studio experience between them.

After the promise of this single, I can’t wait to hear what comes next for Fake Sibling.

You know those voices that you just stop you in your tracks because they are so beautiful? You’re about to hear one.

This is Asha, a Central Coast songbird with skills beyond her 18 years. She’s been playing shows in Newcastle and Sydney and even scored supporting gigs with Alex Lloyd and Diesel. Now with the release of her debut single “Drowning,” she sure to step out of the shadows.

Her voice is divine, but she backs it up with some fierce songwriting skills. Asha wrote “Drowning” about a toxic relationship and then worked with producer Rod McCormack to create a sound which fused Asha’s love of acoustic music with modern electronica.

“This is the music that I want to keep creating. I’d love to keep evolving within this genre. But at the same time I’m not going to limit myself to anything,” Asha states. “Drowning was a song that I wrote and then forgot about. It wasn’t even going to make the EP. One day I was reminded of the song, and we ended up recording it and it even superseded the title track of the EP Illusions, as we chose it to be my debut single.”

You can hear more from Asha when Illusions drops on February 3.

One of this country’s finest blues singers, Jeff Lang, is ready to unleash a brand new album and he’s going to tour the country to celebrate it. Alone in Bad Company drops on February 24, roughly a month before this extensive tour kicks off.

This video for the lead single “Burnside” gives you a good indication of what you’re in for on this album and the tour. It really shows off his unparalleled guitar prowess and the album’s very organic, rootsy sound.

Tickets are on sale now for the following shows. There’s so many, there’s bound to be one near you!

17 March 2017 – Geelong Workers Club, Geelong
18 March 2017 – Brunswick Music Festival, Brunswick
24 March 2017 – Golden Vine, Bendigo
25 March 2017 – Suttons, Ballarat
31 March 2017 – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide
1 April 2017 – Lefties, Whyalla
6 April 2017 – Royal Oak, Launceston
7 April 2017 – Republic Bar, Hobart
15 & 17 April 2017 – Bluesfest, Byron Bay
5 May 2017 – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
6 May 2017 – Music By The Sea, Sandgate
11 May 2017 – The Oxley, Cowra
12 May 2017 – The Agrestic, Orange
13 May 2017 – The Gearin, Katoomba
18 May 2017 – Lizottes, Newcastle
19 May 2017 – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay
20 May 2017 – Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Wauchope
21 May 2017 – 5 Church St, Bellingen
26 May 2017 – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral
27 May 2017 – The Basement, Sydney
28 May 2017 – Thirroul Village Hall, Thirroul
9 June 2017 – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood
10 June 2017 – Fly By Night, Fremantle
16 June 2017 – Street Theatre, Canberra
17 June 2017 – Murrah Hall, Murrah