Rural turned suburban alt-folk stompers The Northern Folk have been taking Australia by storm of late, with their unique genre mash-up of brass-heavy, big sound anthems and intricate blues ballads. The eleven-piece collective of multi-talented musos are excited to reveal their latest instalment ‘Get On’ set to be released Thursday 12 October, as well as announce a three-week residency at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel including a single launch, along with a run of national festival and tour dates commencing at the beginning of October.
The brand new single ‘Get On’ showcases The Northern Folk’s extensive musical prowess, with catchy pop undertones that cleverly and intently make for a nuanced blend of soaring highs and intimate lows. Following on from the release of their impressive 2016 LP Stumble On Home which debuted at #27 on the Australian iTunes charts, ‘Get On’ carries with it the same charismatic charm that has come to identify The Northern Folk’s sound with multi-layered harmonies, driving percussion and horns galore. Recorded with Callum Barter (British India, Courtney Barnett, Saskwatch) ‘Get On’ reaches further into more uncharted territories, navigating new styles in their most focused release to date.
No strangers to the live music circuit, The Northern Folk have graced intimate venues, festivals, and big crowd stages alike all over the NSW and the Victorian east coast with an avid fan base continuing to build in tow. From headline shows in their hometown of Albury, to festival slots at Happy Wanderer, Illawarra Folk Festival and Bendigo Blues & Roots among others, as well as recent Melbourne sellouts at The Northcote Social Club and The Evelyn Hotel, The Northern Folk continue to impress with their seamless adaptability from record to stage.
Be sure to catch the utter delight of The Northern Folk live when they play The Gasometer Hotel for three Wednesday nights in October, as well as a run of East Coast dates throughout Spring and Summer.
The Northern Folk Gasometer Residency – Melbourne
Wednesday 4 October
Supports; Rosie Burgess Trio, Zac Saber
Wednesday 11 October
Supports: The Peeks, Domini Forster
Wednesday 18 October – Official ‘Get On’ Single Launch
Supports: Ben Whiting, Joyce Prescher
The Northern Folk ‘Get On’ East Coast Tour Dates 2017
Sunday 8 October – Beer Deluxe, Albury
Tuesday 10 October – UMSU Tuesday Bands, Melbourne Uni
Sunday 15 October – Spring Fling St Festival, North Melbourne
Thursday 19 October – Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (headliner)
Monday 23 October – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Wednesday 25 October – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
Thursday 26 October – The Black Malabar, Newcastle
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 October – Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival
Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival
Sunday 12 November – Healesville Music Festival (headliner)
Saturday 9 December – By The Banks Festival, Albury
Saturday 27 January – Summer Sounds Festival, Bermagui
Friday 2 – Sunday 4 March – Cobargo Folk Festival (headliner)