Getting to know The Northern Folk

Eleven-piece collective, The Northern Folk are set to reveal their latest single ‘Get On’ this week and will be playing a bunch of live dates to celebrate. We asked them to tell us about themselves:

We are The Northern Folk. More specifically, we are Paul, Georgie, Khayl, Donald, Grace, Trumpet, Renn, James, The Mongoose, Will and Ed. We are scone-oisseurs and collectors of antique hats. We are also the designers of boutique corduroy active wear.

Home is Albury, also home to three time WNBA MVP, Order of Australia recipient and mother of one, Lauren Jackson. Although we are now based in Melbourne, we love getting back to our hometown for extreme water sports on the Hume Weir.

‘Get On’ is our new single and was written out of frustration. Frustration with religion and politics. The consequence was less of a sermon, but more an informative manual that outlines fun ways to not be a dick.

Our upcoming live dates will be a risque cataclysm of headline shows throughout Melbourne, Canberra and up the east coast of NSW. We’ll also be invading a host of festivals during the back end of the year. Details are on our website!

We spend too much time getting trapped in bathrooms and angle-grinding our way out of them.

We’ve never been hugged. 🙁

It might surprise people to learn that Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is actually Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.

In the future, you will be prosperous and all your dreams will come true as long as you listen to our new track ‘Get On’ and like our Facebook page for upcoming gigs near you.

The Northern Folk Gasometer Residency – Melbourne
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
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)

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Interview by Bobby Townsend