Have you been wondering what that fella formerly of The Middle East has been up to? You know the one, Jordan Ireland. Well, he has been baring his musical soul in Stolen Violin. As Stolen Violin, Jordan released his debut album Temperate Touch, Tropical Tears last year. Jordan rounded up good friend Jake Core and Machine Gun Translations’ J Walker for the album, taking to an eight-track cassette in a suburban Melbourne shed for the release. Literati Co.’s Ryan Frazer: “… if you want to hear some simple, honest, Australian indie-folk, then go to your quiet place and give Stolen Violin a very good listen.” Stolen Violin will wind up his latest run of shows with a date at The Bridge, Castlemaine on August 24. A new album is expected in 2015, so new tunes aren’t out of the question.