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Folk

Telling stories, mastering instruments and keeping traditions alive, Amrap keeps you up to date with new Australian folk music.

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Muddy Wolfe - Hide Away     Folk, Rock, Country 13/08/2018
Since dropping their debut late last year, Canberra outfit Muddy Wolfe have carved out a unique spot in the Australian music scene. Combining rock, blues, folk, jazz, gospel and country.
Hide Away is about being away from home too long and missing family. It took a long time to finish and evolved a little more when we rehearsed it and played it live. It’s our 3rd release and it’s the first song to have a bit of collaboration with the other members.

Rory - Old Friends     Folk, Easy Listening 13/08/2018
Melbourne based singer/songwriter Rory paints with bright colours on a dark canvas, showing us that even the most bleak situations aren’t without a silver lining.
‘Old Friends’ is a tantalising voyage into depression and vulnerability, it explores how these constructs always find their way back to a troubled mind and how they can manifest themselves in the form a Old Friend. His vocals waver between the delicate and intimate to urgent, dramatic wails, both of which resound with deep anguish.

SEAGULL - I Found One Thing     Folk, Rock, Garage, Pop 11/08/2018
Seagull provides solace to the weary, and sorrow to the joyful. Seagull exists in the five seconds of timeless and blissful confusion between wakefulness and sleep.
I Found One Thing’ is the first single off the forthcoming album ‘A Voice In The Ward’. The album is concerned with the thin line between insanity and epiphany, vision and hallucination. Recorded in Nick Huggins’ studio in Pt Lonsdale. The album is both a record of an intense experience and a document of the recovery from it.

A WHALE CALLED PHOENIX - Hurricane     Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Easy Listening 10/08/2018
It's A Whale Called Phoenix strong sense of melody and engaging harmonies whilst also having something to say which has led them to have their respect early on
after reflection of the world around you put your best foot forward and flip the bird with a big smile and dance on. a raw insite to the inner soul (on a good day)

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Other tracks by A WHALE CALLED PHOENIX:  Love Struck Weirdos  -  Apples
Designer Mutts - I Don't Want To Race You But I Will     Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Gay Alligned 10/08/2018
The hottest anti-folk bedroom dream-pop duo to ever escape from Porpoise Spit.
A snappy, shimmering jaunt that will put a lilt in your step and make your heart skip a beat, this track is perfect for basking in those rare moments when the world is kept at bay and you are filled with pure joy.

Other tracks by Designer Mutts:  Out Of Sorts, Sort It Out  -  High Low (Alpaca Rodeo Remix)
Mandolin Falls - Nowhere Train     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Country 10/08/2018
Gold Coast based Mandolin Falls debut single, Nowhere Train is out now and it’s a cracking Aussie song. Featuring JB Carroll on vocals and mandolin and dad, Adrian on guitar.
Nowhere Train is a mandolin blast of an Aussie c'mon summer song. A catchy feel good tune but encompassing regret, hope and ever longing for more. Yeah, Aussie!

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Nathan Power - Shoes     Folk, Acoustic 10/08/2018
Borrowing inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth and Leonard Cohen, Nathan Power plays folk music on a parlour guitar.
Melbourne folk singer-songwriter Nathan Power launches his new single Shoes.

The jauntiest break up song of 2018, Shoes meditates on the little things left behind after a relationship.

Shoes comes out with a 26-date national tour across VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT and QLD and follows on from the launch of Nathan Power’s debut EP We Were Wild.

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Pat Tierney - Crazy Dreams     Folk, Acoustic 10/08/2018
An accomplished slide guitarist, Pat mixes influences from folk and blues to reggae and soul. Bringing together insightful lyrics and dreamy melodies.
A dreamy solo, slide guitar song with an uplifting message.

Tomi Gray - Next Stop, Mascot     Folk, Psychedelic, Hip Hop, Garage 10/08/2018
Singer, Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Programmer & Performer. Accomplished Writer & Published Poet. Podcast Addict. Psychedelic Explorer. Personal Evolution Enthusiast. Bathroom Philosopher. Alien Advocate. Van Dweller. Part-time Moustache Aficionado.
A story of a train trip

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Other tracks by Tomi Gray:  Never Get There  -  Lady At The Airport Book Store
Ziggy Alberts - Laps Around The Sun     Folk, Acoustic, Roots 10/08/2018
Ziggy Alberts is an independent singer/songwriter, free-surfer & environmental enthusiast from the East Coast of Australia.
A classic Ziggy-style tune, "Laps Around The Sun" references environmental issues while simultaneously carrying motivational messages.

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Ben Wright Smith - Storm Boy     Folk, Rock, Acoustic, Pop 09/08/2018
Described as "'one of the country's most exciting songwriters" (ToneDeaf), Ben Wright Smith's journeyman-style storytelling has its roots in early folk, alt-country, Beat-poetry and South American lyricism.
Employing some rich 70’s guitar sounds with the uplifting, harmonic vocals that have marked releases through his career ‘til now, Ben Wright Smith has returned with brand new single ‘STORM BOY’. Wright Smith further explores an indie folk landscape tinged with rich Americana notes and a depth in musicianship.

Benoit - Now That It's Spring     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Blues 09/08/2018
Benoit is a Folk singer-songwriter hailing from the Basin, Victoria Australia. The music of Benoit is melodic and reflective, with soulful lyrics.
We often forget the bite of winter, though in Australia wattle brings a sense of hope that the season isn't all that dreary...The only problem is that once you begin to notice the yellow blooms of the wattle trees it seems to disappear in a moment. This song reminds me to treasure that which is taken from us too soon.

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Other tracks by Benoit:  Hollow of my Soul  -  I Guess It's Just Goodbyes This Time Around
Cheynne Murphy - Headlights & Goodbyes     Folk, Rock, Roots, Pop 09/08/2018
North Coast Songwriter of the year nominee and Bluesfest artist in collaboration with Jeff Martin of the Tea Party on latest EP Headlights & Goodbyes.
Rollicking, harmony fuelled, folk-rock in the vein of Californian soul bands (Eagles, America and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Acoustic guitar driven and features a collaboration with Jeff Martin from the Tea Party. Its uplifting chorus supports the lyrical theme of making big empowering choices and the sobering acknowledgement that ultimately we can never turn back the time.

Stephen Grady - Happy When You're High     Folk 09/08/2018
After a massive 12 months releasing music and touring as one half of The Ahern Brothers, Melbourne singer-songwriter Stephen Grady is gearing up to release a new solo album.
Happy When You're High is the first single Stephen Grady recorded with J Walker at his studio in South Gippsland.

Demi Mitchell - Out of Here     Folk, Alternative Country, Rock 08/08/2018
Newcastle’s queen of melancholic rock Demi Mitchell releases ‘The Overflow', a culmination of dark and dreamy melodies and smoky-voiced musings backed by a rock and roll swagger.
Full of soul, the deeply personal release explores the vulnerability of relationships through dark lyricism, with Mitchell using the album as a means of catharsis. Each track is full of hazy guitars and melancholic beats but the glue that holds everything together is Mitchell’s dreamy vocals. Her Americana-esque voice tells the story of escapism on ‘Out Of Here'.

Mallee Songs - Drinking The Sea     Folk, Country, Rock, Psychedelic 08/08/2018
Touching on psych-folk and pop solemn and joyous, Mallee Songs recall more in spirit than sound, Palace Music, the freewheeling of American Water, and the damaged Americana of Jackie-O Motherfucker.
Drinking The Sea paints a picture with a rich mix of instruments - hushed acoustic, fiery electric, organs, and various percussive touches added for colour. Vocals are carefully balanced against this, unusually tender and restrained. Often letting the last word of each line fall into hesitancy or a whisper. A rare demand of intimacy on a record besotted with quietude.

Sian Evans - Thorns     Folk, Country 07/08/2018
2016 & 2018 Queensland Music Award finalist Sian Evans (The Long Johns, The Rusty Datsuns) is back with brand new single ‘Thorns’.
"'Thorns' is a folk song. It’s also a love song. It’s no secret songwriting is a powerful tool for expression and healing pain, but metaphorically ‘Thorns’ definitely depicts how anything worthwhile has elements of both beauty and pain. Take the good with the bad. It’s not going to be comfortable all of the time. Or even half the time." -Sian

Charlie Collins - Wish You Were Here     Folk, Rock 02/08/2018
Having played in various bands both in Australia and overseas, Collins is now returning to her roots of authentic songwriting.
Taking influence from contemporaries such as Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail and The War On Drugs, the track quietly surfaced online two weeks ago and has already received copious amounts of love on Triple J Unearthed, with Triple J's Bridget Hustwaite writing “What a darn dream, can’t wait to hear more.”

Dan Mullins - Somewhere Along The Way (The Camino Song)     Folk, Country 02/08/2018
Dan Mullins is a Sydney-based singer/songwriter, broadcaster, podcaster and author.
The genesis of this track came from walking the plains of Spain over several weeks. It's about searching and soaring. Sing and smile

Emily Rigz - Everything's a Rhythm     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Rock 02/08/2018
Emily Rigz is a prolific songwriter, guitar shredder, max energy performer from The Blue Mountains now fronting her own band. Emily released her debut album Everything's a Rhythm this year.
Everything's a Rhythm experiments with wild, catchy rhythms, harmonies, lyrics and melodies to draw you into a new world of sound.

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Other tracks by Emily Rigz:  Three Simple Words  -  Bring It Back Down