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2018 Woodford Folk Festival



Queensland’s annual Woodford Folk Festival has unveiled its 2018/2019 music lineup, featuring the likes of The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, The Waifs and more!

Enjoy a selection of artists in the below playlist for airplay on your program!

The 2018 Woodford Folk Festival can be heard on community stations around Australia through the Community Radio Network. From the 29th to the 31st December,
stations 4EB and 4ZZZ will be on-site broadcasting to the nation.

For more information on the Woodford Folk Festival, head to https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/

Tracks

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Xavier Rudd - While I'm Gone (Live)     Blues/Roots, Reggae 28/03/2017
Xavier Rudd is one of Australia's greatest artists, activists and spirits who has a gift for connecting with and unifying people through his laid-back musical style.
'While I'm Gone' is an up-beat, reggae-infused track with an uplifting message of positivity and love. This live version of the track which was first released on Xavier's 2015 album NANNA was recorded at a sold-out show in the Netherlands last year and is from his upcoming live album.

Wanderers - What I Do     Funk/Soul, Rock 17/11/2018
Wanderers' have spent majority of 2018 touring nationally, gracing numerous festival stages including Bello Winter Music Fest and Gumball. This release sees them venture deeper into soulful sound.
Inspired mostly by late 70s soul and funk, What I Do started out simply as a looped groove that Dusty wrote to practice bass along to. About the realisation that you’ve been getting yourself together but not actually working on any of the things that you need to for the relationship to go the distance.

Tibet2Timbuk2 - Heart Sutra     World 03/12/2014
Rollicking Tibetan folk, afro-reggae guitar grooves and intricate Indian tabla. Together, Tenzin Choegyal, Marcello Milani and Shen Flindell create a new joyful sound that transcends cultural boundaries.
Heart Sutra is based on the Buddhist mantra of compassion, a prayer for the well-being of all sentient beings everywhere.

The Waifs - Ironbark     Folk 02/02/2017
‘Ironbark’ is the first single and title track from The Waifs seventh studio album, due in store March 3, through Jarrah Records and MGM.
A powerful yet delicate anthem, confirming that ‘we were born to survive’, 'Ironbark' is a rarity among the bands catalogue, featuring Josh, Vikki and Donna’s vocals equally throughout the one track.

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Blues And Roots Album (Ironbark)

The Teskey Brothers - I Get Up     Blues/Roots, Soul 09/10/2018
Forming a decade ago brothers Sam and Josh Teskey teamed up with Brendon Love and Liam Gough. The band has learnt about playing, songwriting and production over the last decade.
The Teskey Brothers have announced the deluxe release of their critically acclaimed debut album Half Mile Harvest, which will feature two new, unreleased tracks ‘I Get Up’ along with ‘Say You’ll Do’. Alongside the single and video release, ‘I Get Up’ will be on a limited edition 7inch – available to order now.

The Resignators - Waltz with me on Johnston Street     Metal/Punk, Ska, Rock 04/09/2018
'The Resignators sounded like Gang of Four if they were a ska band.
Waltz with with me on Johnston Street (at midnight) tells the tale of unrequited love outside the TOTE hotel in Collingwood.

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The Northern Folk - Cold     Folk, Soul, Rock, Roots 26/10/2018
The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists who spread their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock with two powerful vocalists, roaring horns, bashful bass and addictive percussion.
Cold is about the insecurities that keep us from being in love; the anxiety that ties us down for fear of the unknown, the worry that pushing for what we truly want might send it speeding away. It’s not a solution, but a warning of what we stand to lose when we are dishonest with ourselves.

The Cat Empire - Ready Now     Pop, Jazz, Roots, World 03/07/2018
The Cat Empire are a six piece (plus friends!) from Melbourne. Jazz, Pop, Ska, Reggae, Hip Hop, you name it, it's all in there and Australia loves them for it.
Felix Riebl describes, “Ready Now began as an accidental one hand arpeggio on a keyboard with an obnoxious synth horn sound on. It turned into a hard-hitting and fairly epic sounding fanfare that sounds like a dark marching band in flight. Lyrically it’s full of frustration and conflict, but the music gives it an edge of joy.”

The Big ILCH - Barefoot Blues     Funk/Soul, Blues 22/12/2017
A collective of solo artists come together to celebrate the diversity of Australian music and to promote positive musical diversity "accept all music and accept all people"
The Funkiest way to suppress you negative emotions. This song is about finding what makes you happy and use it to keep you happy.

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Other tracks by The Big ILCH:  My Life Is Music  -  You Got It
Stella Donnelly - Talking     Folk, Rock, Pop 30/05/2018
Stella Donnelly’s transforms brutally honest and witty observations into blissful poems about being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.
Talking highlights Donnelly's incredible skill of stripped-back songwriting. Her brutally honest, witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines and her relatable is a glimpse into what it’s like being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.

STAV. - Weakening, Awakening     Folk, World, Acoustic, Ethnic 05/07/2018
The 2018 Folk Alliance Australia 'Young Artist of the Year', soulful and honest multilingual singer-songwriter STAV. continues her story of migration with soaring melodies and bursts of rhythmic fire.
Rhythmically intricate and uplifting, 'Weakening, Awakening' features English and Hebrew lyrics and is part of the 5-series music documentary 'The Chromatic Memory' by Timber Music Box showcasing culturally diverse musical projects in Melbourne. The track is the first to include guitarist and brother Dudi Shaul. It also features Isaac Gunnoo on double bass and Joseph Batrouney on cajón and percussion.

Screamfeeder - Half Lies     Rock, Pop 13/04/2017
Four piece powerhouse pop punk band Screamfeeder, are back in action after 10 years with new explosive music capturing the hearts and ears of blissful pop rock lovers.
Half Lies instantly encapsulates listeners with the beautiful and punchy slow opening line and guitar melody, to then follow on with the bands trademark twist by upping the pace into an upbeat explosive pop rock sing along, delving into the mechanics of falling in and out of love.

Ruby Gill - Your Mum     Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Folk 02/11/2018
South African, Melbourne-based artist Ruby Gill has just unveiled her new single ‘Your Mum’ – recorded by Harry Pettit, and co-produced by William O’Connell and the artist herself.
Gill tells the story behind ‘Your Mum’:

"It's a song about falling in love with someone who reminds you a little bit of your parents. And then realising, in a burst of 2am Freudian clarity and angst, that those are pretty high expectations. And obviously, it's about your mum".

REMI - My People feat. Thando     Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, Rap 01/05/2018
Having solidified their place at the top of Australia’s soul and hip-hop spectrum, REMI are well-loved Melbourne duo made up of Remi Kolawole & Sensible J.
Effortlessly smooth and brimming with gusto, “My People” matches Remi Kolawole's free flowing rhymes, and Sensible J's eclectic percussion with Zimbabwean-born songstress Thando’s soulful powerhouse voice, all the while coasting along with an undeniable groove.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Gloria Brancatisano, SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

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Phia - Oxide     Pop, Industrial 07/03/2018
“A live-looping frenzy", classically-trained singer-songwriter Sophia Exiner, also known as Phia, makes music that is abound with luscious layers of harmonies, vocal percussion and vivid pop sensibilities.
Inspired by a viral Facebook post from Björk about the criticism she and other female artists face when their subject matter departs from boyfriends and love songs, Phia read an article about the discovery of 60,000-year-old bacteria alive in subterranean Mexican caves. ‘Oxide’ is from the point-of-view of this micro-organism.

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Other tracks by Phia:  The Woman Who Counted The Stars  -  Washed Away
Paddy McHugh - Meanwhile in Wilcannia     Country, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 04/10/2017
Raised in Tamworth, before moving to Sydney and now finally calling Brisbane home, Paddy McHugh is an alternative singer-songwriter who uses his music to tell a story.
Meanwhile in Wilcannia – a charged music track with deep meaning, featuring a guitar solo by country music legend, Troy Cassar-Daley.

Nattali Rize - Rebel Frequency     Reggae/Dub, Electronic, Reggae 20/06/2017
Dubbed "one of the nation's most refreshing voices" by Rolling Stone, Nattali Rize uses her distinct lyricism and vocal prowess to articulate the global consciousness and energy of the people.
Rebel Frequency sees Nattali Rize bringing a raw truthful delivery across a heavy driving future beat. Pushing progressive modern reggae in her trademark genre bending fashion..

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Other tracks by Nattali Rize:  One People
Midnight Tea Party - Massilia     World, Instrumental, Dub, Jazz 07/12/2018
Midnight Tea Party is a 5 piece band hailing from Sydney’s Inner West. Gypsy, jazz, dub and drum n’ bass are all blended together to form the band’s unique sound.
"Massilia" is a real party starter! Just imagine yourself in the middle of a dancefloor in Eastern Europe and you're well on the way to understanding the mood of this song.
Solos by Ross Harrington (alto sax) and Rob Campbell (trumpet)

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Other tracks by Midnight Tea Party:  Tootsie  -  Peppa Le Doof
Mick Thomas - Boxing Day Drive     Folk, Blues 16/10/2018
Treasured Australian alt-folk outlier Mick Thomas and his band The Roving Commission are proud to release ‘Boxing Day Drive’, from the forthcoming EP of the same name.
‘Boxing Day Drive' is a song about a big multi-day drive on Boxing Day. It’s a glorious power-pop romp up the Great Pacific Highway. It’s mandolins, guitars, harmonies, and a nifty scenically driven lyric that puts you out there in the heat of an Australian Christmas. It’s trying to get to someone else and make things right.

Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar) - Time's Moving On     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Alternative Country 14/06/2018
Rich with melody and storytelling, Australian singer-songwriter Mark Lang's performances are "a must-see immersive live experience”. Releasing his debut solo work with a Canadian/European tour including legendary Cambridge Folk Festival.
Time’s Moving On is "a celebration of love", breaking free from the past, pushing forward and remembering to hold the ones you love close.
Recorded in his back shed between surfs in the small Australian coastal village he calls home. Mark Lang is currently on a Canadian/European tour.