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The Northern Folk reveal beautiful new single ‘Cold’ and announce upcoming Melbourne launch date + summer festival appearances

BY This Much talent | 02-Nov-2018
Hailing from Albury, Melbourne based collective The Northern Folk have been incrementally building their charismatic and varied sound since banding together and gracing the local touring circuit in 2012. Since then, the ever-evolving outfit have released two records of lyric-led, horn-saturated ebbs and troughs that showcase the breadth of the group’s songwriting and ultimately act as signposts for their impressive and rapid growth as a band.
Now, the typically folk/pop/stomp/rock slanted outfit are sidestepping into new territory with their latest offering ‘Cold’. Out today, the single will be officially launched with a celebration at The Northcote Social Club on Sunday 18 November, plus a run of National festivals over the summer including Woodford Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and The Hills Are Alive.

Full to the brim with multilayered vocals and tight horn sections courtesy of the outfit’s ten seasoned band members, ‘Cold’ is one of The Northern Folk’s most soulful slices to date. Blossoming from melodic calm to chaotic crescendos of clashing cymbals, sing-a-long choruses and playful horns, the powerful track is a grand, impressive and utterly refined taste of The Northern Folk’s forthcoming third album. Engineered by Julian McKenzie at Newmarket Studios and mixed by Callum Barter at Remo Music, Los Angeles, ‘Cold’ is a warm hug and a pick-me-up for anyone doubting themselves or their relationships.

After moving to Melbourne at the beginning of 2017, the band quickly settled in, winning St Kilda Festival’s New Music Stage Competition, which will see them play the main stage next year. Sold-out headline gigs at the Northcote Social Club and The Evelyn, a month-long residency at the Gasometer, and shows supporting The East Pointers (CAN) have solidified The Northern Folk as front-liners of the Melbourne folk scene. Upbeat and vivacious with a “strength of performance second to none” (Beat Magazine), their live shows deftly move from foot-stomping grooves and wild sax solos to impassioned vocal pleas and pristine harmonies.

Off the back of a stand-out performance at the recent A Hitch To The Sticks Festival join The Northern Folk as they launch ‘Cold’ in their new home of Melbourne on Sunday 18 November at The Northcote Social Club with support from Maja and Riley Catherall.

The Northern Folk ‘Cold’ Single Launch

Sunday 18 November
The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
With Maja and Riley Catherall
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets via Eventbrite

Summer Festival Appearances

Thursday 8 November – Sunday 11 November
Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, Bendigo VIC

Saturday 24 November
By The Banks Music Festival 2018, Albury NSW

Thursday 27 December – Tuesday 1 January
Woodford Folk Festival 2018, Woodford QLD

Friday 25 January – Monday 28 January
Newstead Live Music Festival 2019, Newstead VIC

Friday 15 March – Sunday 17 March
Blue Mountains Music Festival 2019, Katoomba NSW

Friday 29 March – Sunday 31 March
The Hills Are Alive Festival 2019, South Gippsland VIC

‘Cold’ is out now via
iTunes // Apple Music // Spotify // Bandcamp