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


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These Winter Nights - No You Didn't Love     Folk, Rock, Roots 14/09/2018
These Winter Nights write overwhelmingly beautiful songs. The Perth based alt-folk band create a sound that raises goose bumps and deliver a live performance that is nothing short of captivating.
No You Didn't Love is about the push and pull of chaotic love, a story about the falling in and the falling apart. Entirely self-produced by These Winter Nights in their bush-land home studio, the recording is raw and intimately captured and serves a reflection of their heartfelt sound.

Twelve Ballet - Hello, How Are You?     Folk, Retro, Blues, Jazz 14/09/2018
Twelve Ballet is Brother and sister, Benjamin & Samantha Hope. They have a delicate and stripped back style that makes you feel they are only talking to you.
It was just Sam and I sitting at the piano, and it shaped the rest of the album. It can be such and odd question "Hello, How Are You?". You almost have to decide how you are going to respond, usually though it's just, "Doing Fine".

How are you?

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Other tracks by Twelve Ballet:  Three Words  -  Tech Consumption
Grand Pine - Back In Town     Folk, Atmospheric, Easy Listening 12/09/2018
Taking inspiration from artists such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Boy and Bear and Husky, Grand Pine set out to create their own style of Modern Folk Rock.
"Back In Town" was written about the importance of always remembering where your home, family and friends are but also the importance of leaving that nest to follow your own dreams and not falling complacent to the comfort of home just to miss the world of opportunities outside.

Jay Le Kat - Home     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 12/09/2018
Formerly half of the electronic duo GRRL PAL, Perth-based Jay le Kat has reinvented herself, taking a new turn musically and getting back in touch with her dreamy folk pop.
Home was written about a past love. The night they met and the moments and feelings they shared. Its about knowing that your person is all you need to have to feel at home.

The Killjoys - So It's Goodbye     Folk, Pop 06/09/2018
If you took The Sundays, Stereo Lab and Fairground Attraction mixed them into a can of paint, then got Morrissey to brush it on canvas you would get the Killjoys.
The Killjoys new single 'So It's Goodbye' was recorded at Craig's Audrey Studios in Coburg. It's a surprisingly up-beat folk-pop melody for a song about breaking up.

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Devil Goat Family String Band - Peace, Love and Goats     Folk, Alternative Country, Country, Acoustic 04/09/2018
Devil Goat Family String Band are a five piece band from Melbourne who play swinging high-energy original bluegrass and fiddle tunes like they've never gone out of style.
Peace Love and Goats is an instrumental hybrid of 60's surf banjo, Django Rhinehardt-esque guitar-shredding, rockabilly double bass soloing and feisty fiddle riffs, all wrapped up in a bluegrass veneer with a clap-along catchiness that defies categorisation. The title comes from the inscription on a wall clock in Greg Walker's Gippsland studio where it was recorded.

Other tracks by Devil Goat Family String Band:  Red Hill Ramble  -  Greasy Coat
Ned Collette - Thanks Richard     Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Pop 04/09/2018
Melbourne-born singer-songwriter, now based in Berlin. He was a member of instrumental band City City City and has since recorded six albums, either solo or with his band, Wirewalker.
“hazy spellbound folk" **** Mojo

“his most lucid, literate compositions yet" Clash Magazine

"most beguiling" Uncut

"somber and soulful, craggy and careful" RSTB

"Old Chestnut is packed with nuggets of interesting storytelling like Thanks Richard and Sacred Cats." The Music

Other tracks by Ned Collette:  Sacred Cats  -  Snaky Song
Rich Latimer - Sweet September     Folk, Rock, Acoustic 04/09/2018
Australian Rich Latimer has a passion for music and projects that promote consciousness, connection, positive messages and nature. He believes that 'music changes people and people change the world'.
Uniquely deep song, was a profound feeling of peace and the interconnection of all of us. The message offered is that we are never alone, even in what might be perceived as the most isolated moment a human can pass through, death. Heartfelt acoustic folk/rock.

Sol Hopkins - Should Have Stayed Here     Folk 04/09/2018
Young singer-songwriter from Melbourne's south eastern suburbs. Taking influence from various guitar troubadours over the years such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Elliot Smith, Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver.
Dreamy folk song about old country houses.

Linda Mizzi - Real People     Folk, Jazz 01/09/2018
A singer-songwriter who has come to the attention of festival audiences. Her debut album, Real People will doubtless expand her audience with its honesty and charm.
Jazzy song wriiten about some of my life experiences.

Other tracks by Linda Mizzi:  Holy Moly  -  The Kind
Great Aunt - Diggin' Holes     Folk, Country, Acoustic, Ambience 31/08/2018
Great Aunt is an Americana/folk duo from Melbourne, Australia, rambling a musical line between the plaintive and the joyous. Set somewhere between a gospel church and a dimly-lit speakeasy.
In the traditions of bluegrass, old time folk music, Diggin Holes is song that'll make you stomp and clap your feet.
Bird sings about, past mistakes and owning them. Being fiercely independent, and never giving up on making it as your own person. Sometimes temptation leads you astray, and taking the long road, whilst sometimes treacherous is the most rewarding.

Other tracks by Great Aunt:  Head Up  -  We Need To Start Again
Michael Burrows - Turn This Love Around     Folk, Country, Rock, Acoustic 27/08/2018
Country, Folk, Americana and Rock styles and having worked with some of music's royalty over the years, Burrows has delivered a track resulting in an amalgamation of creativity, hard work & honesty leaving you breathless..
Michael Burrows, begins his next instalment with the unveiling of his latest Rock/Country  single  'Turn This Love Around'.
Quickly becoming a household name with the successful release of  'Please Don't Cry' a few months ago, racking up nationwide airplay, a plethora of publications as well as overseas interest.

tomtom - The Hero And The Coward     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 26/08/2018
In between the 90s and the 2000s, in between analog and digital, in between baritone and tenor, tomtom writes meaning-filled melodies within his home-recorded and mixed productons.
The Hero & the Coward is a song about love and loss and the lessons we learn in the process of understanding ourselves and others.

Other tracks by tomtom:  Momentum  -  Unspoken
Greta Stanley - Come Undone     Folk, Pop 25/08/2018
A singer songwriter from far Nth Qld with a penchant for writing beautiful songs about growing up.
"Come Undone” is about the process of knowing something will inevitably be over and it’s out of your control. The way the song is shaped in production follows in line with the waves of an anxious thought pattern, quiet, loud, rational, irrational but in conclusion going back to the start, silencing the rest, and knowing what will be will be.

Leebone Phillips - Too Lucky     Folk, Alternative Country, Experimental, Garage 25/08/2018
Leebone Phillips is a Brisbane based songwriter whose sound is reminiscent of old time country-folk songsters - such as Michael Hurley - with a decent dose of lo-fi pop sensibility.
Too Lucky chews over ideologies of fate, religious-superstition and free will. Contrasting his previous single's - collectively referred to as "Songs For The Grey Cat" - TOO LUCKY puts a finger on the pulse of existentialism. Beating with retro-synth, electric guitars, and lyrical mortality, Leebone draws from indie-vanguards Dr Dog and M Ward, while preserving his signature lo-fi character.

Low Down Riders - Low Down Riders     Folk, Jazz, Blues 25/08/2018
Horn drenched feel good sounds of New Orleans dressed up in an Australian accent. Social, jazzy & for young and old.
A fun rollicking tune for dancing driven by wild horn solos and group vocals

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Other tracks by Low Down Riders:  Stomping on My Heart  -  Love is Just A Swipe Away
Martin Gladman - Everything We Need     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Gay Alligned 25/08/2018
Martin Gladman is an up-and-coming Australian pop artist, presenting folk, pop, r'n'b, hip hop, rock and dance sounds. Martin's debut single charted in the Top 5 on Triple J Unearthed.
Debuting in the Top 5 two weeks in a row on Triple J's Unearthed, 'Everything We Need' is a deeply touching Australian folk/pop/acoustic number that is set to both inspire and warm the heart. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Holly Throsby and Angus & Julie Stone, this gentle, delicate, powerful track reminds one of the subtle beauty of life.

Other tracks by Martin Gladman:  Work  -  Greater Together
Billy Burke & The Tears - The Word     Folk, Punk, Acoustic, Pop 24/08/2018
Folky project of Yes I'm Leaving's Billy Burke
Big & full chords with carnival organ. Bass following harmonica over some shambolic percussion. Dry & direct vocals to tie things in place.

Other tracks by Billy Burke & The Tears:  Home  -  Unseen
Ben Camden - Caroline     Folk, Blues, Alternative Country, Pop 24/08/2018
Ben Camden is a singer/songwriter with a deep and powerful baritone. Mixing folk, blues, surf and pop into an acoustic and electric mashup, his sound is enigmatic as his image.
Caroline is as raw and soul-baring as it gets. Driven by an entrancing guitar riff and his signature baritone, Camden leaves no card unturned as the track builds to a crescendo of seismic proportions. The real beauty of the song is it’s transcending ability to make you want to move your feet as well as listen in heart broken isolation.

Other tracks by Ben Camden:  Just A Dream  -  Sleepless Song
McDermott & North - Through The Wind     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Chill 24/08/2018
McDermott & North are a young folk/indie acoustic song writing duo from Brisbane Australia, who draw inspiration from the simplicity of the songs of the 60’s.
Tracked Live in Melbourne, Easter 2018 by Lee ‘Lemon’ Trevena.
Mastered by Daniel Fournier at CPARIS Analogue Mastering.
Photography by Ash Constance.
Logo by Roche Creative.

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Other tracks by McDermott & North:  Broken Girl  -  Sunshine Bank Holiday