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Folk

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

Tracks

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Lachlan Jacques - As Long As You're from Earth     Folk, Acoustic 16/11/2018
A vegan animal rights activist and artist from Sydney
An anti-speciesism track. This song is about non-discrimination towards all inhabitants of the planet. What we have in common with our fellow earthlings, whether it be human or not, is far more significant than what makes us different. We can all feel emotion, pain and have a desire to keep living. Every life is sacred.

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Madi Leeds - Water to Me     Folk, Pop, Rock, Country 16/11/2018
MADI LEEDS is an indie-pop singer-songwriter. Her satirical approach towards sensitive themes creates a vulnerable but eccentric mood which is complimented by her quirky pop band.
“Debut single from Melbourne based singer-songwriter Madi Leeds is a kooky, heart-warming pop-folk odyssey. Upbeat & infectious, you’re likely to find the sweet melodies of ‘Water To Me’ repeating for some time. Madi has a unique voice & musical angle, while simultaneously boasting clear accessibility. If you enjoy catchy, folky tunes this is the tune for you.” - Speaker TV

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Other tracks by Madi Leeds:  Over & Over
Man from Atlanta - The Apple Tree     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 16/11/2018
Virtual duo operating between Brisbane (Australia) and Nelson (New Zealand). Their latest release "The Apple Tree" is a double single featuring a blend of alternative, rock and folk styles.
Vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars, and and acoustic bass and drums blend together into an incongruously catchy alt-folk ballad (considering the subject matter - the "apple tree" in question may be a reference to a "hanging tree"). The use of a 7/4 time signature adds some unusual rhythmic interest.

Other tracks by Man from Atlanta:  Birds of War
Rachael Comte - Love To Rest     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Pop 16/11/2018
A seasoned writer and performer in indie and jazz scenes, Melbourne songwriter Rachael Comte’s arrival at this point is one of an artist ready to shine in a new spotlight.
‘Love To Rest’, a significant turning point on Where I’ve Begun, is a perfect example of Comte’s musicality in this sense, as she couples drama with vulnerability. "A song about being devastated after a break up and feeling like you need your heartbreak to be validated by the other person feeling the same way."

Scott Boyd - Depths     Folk, Pop 16/11/2018
Scott Boyd is a young singer-songwriter who combines thoughtful lyrics and catchy pop melodies.
'Depths' is an uplifting song that speaks about the difficulties of facing depression, and how important it is to never give up. It aims to send a positive and encouraging message through its upbeat tempo, and to reassure others that if you don't give in eventually you will find your way 'out of the depths'.

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Andy Nelson - Batches     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Country 09/11/2018
Andy has a rare knack of being able to read an audience and engage with them through his music, with his passion for the songs being infectious..
This song is intended to be interpreted by the listener, with its thought provoking verses and intricate percussion throughout, it's a pleasure to get lost in

Other tracks by Andy Nelson:  Only You  -  Ivan
Sons of the East - Nothing Comes Easy     Folk, Rock 09/11/2018
Sons of the East are an energetic folk/rock group from Sydney's Northern Beaches, and are solidifying themselves as one to watch at home in Australia and abroad internationally.
Nothing Comes Easy, the first single off their upcoming EP is a timeless track with catchy melodies and captivating lyrics. This unique blend of flawless harmonies against the powerful production takes the listener to a very special place. The song started out by accident over a jam session and developed into something the band is really proud of.

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The Short Fall - Under The Clouds     Folk, Roots 09/11/2018
Brothers in blood and music - The Short Fall are Angelo and Ryan Conway. Originally from Central Queensland, are now separated in location but forever connected via their harmonious music.
The Conway brothers have been holding this track on the back-burner, having written it for their first EP yet cut the track as it didn't quite match their earlier sound. Four and a half years later, a total rework and The Short Fall are ready to showcase their fresh, new sound to their awaiting audience.

Tinman - East Coast Nights     Folk, Acoustic, Pop 09/11/2018
Born out of a New Year’s eve campfire sing-along, Tinman make dreamy folk music inspired by road trips, explorations of the heart and red, red wine.
East Coast Nights is an ode to holidays, summer nights and chasing the sunset far from the city lights.

Boasting a youthful energy, the song is the lead single from Tinman's forthcoming self titled EP which was recorded live in a family beach house in Aireys Inlet and sways on all the feels of folk and clean pop songwriting.

Other tracks by Tinman:  Rest Your Head  -  Oh My Darling Clementine
Tom West - Antarctca     Folk, Pop, Roots 09/11/2018
Tom West is an singer-songwriter performing music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.
It is a song that is about a sense of connection to place, belonging and the end of our world.

Robbie Jalapeno & the Bureaucrats - Come Back Helen     Folk, Acoustic, Garage, Rock 05/11/2018
World's finest purveyors of dark and dirty swamp rhythms.
Come Back Helen is a somewhat cheeky poke at the toxic male pathos that pervades so many facets of our urban life ... viewed through the prism of a tragic Greek myth ...

The new release is the first of a forthcoming album and a follow-up to 2015’s album opus, Carmina de Nihil.

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Ruby Gill - Your Mum     Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Folk 02/11/2018
South African, Melbourne-based artist Ruby Gill has just unveiled her new single ‘Your Mum’ – recorded by Harry Pettit, and co-produced by William O’Connell and the artist herself.
Gill tells the story behind ‘Your Mum’:

"It's a song about falling in love with someone who reminds you a little bit of your parents. And then realising, in a burst of 2am Freudian clarity and angst, that those are pretty high expectations. And obviously, it's about your mum".

Ben Wright Smith - Everyone Wants What Is Mine     Folk, Rock, Pop 01/11/2018
"Melbourne songwriter Ben Wright Smith dishes the ‘70’s-infused Americana vibes on his fresh indie folk hymn, ‘Storm Boy’.” MusicFeeds (‘Storm Boy’, 2018)
As the song twists and weaves together textured guitar with Wright Smith’s enticing vocals, ‘Everyone Wants What Is Mine’ marks another strong step forward and leads the listener into a vibrant and sonically rich playground of sounds that has formed PSYCHOTROPICAL 1.

Other tracks by Ben Wright Smith:  Home Sick  -  Rancho Luna
Fyerfly - Golden Arrow     Folk, Blues, Jazz, Swing 31/10/2018
Sensual-folk songstress Fyerfly will warm you with her sultry dark ‘torchy’ sound and hauntingly vulnerable performances.
This torch-song tale tells of falling deeply in love. The stars have aligned and hearts will be forever entwined. The pain of bad timing, and finding your peace in what you shared.

‘Golden Arrow’ is a little bit gypsy-swing. It’s a dark mix of acoustic and electric guitar, dramatic bass, piano and percussion with a vocal overlay of emotional intimacy.

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Lizzi Leonard - Spring Time     Folk, Alternative Country, Christian 30/10/2018
With a mixture of folk, pop, punk & spoken word hip hop. I aim to inspire & uplift people through dark times to see the beauty & light in life.
A sweet & simple song about enjoying the sunshine after the cold of winter.
I intend to release an concept album with songs representing the Four Seasons of the year. Spring being Folk. Summer is Pop/Punk. Autumn being Spoken Word hip hop & Winter representing Blues & Jazz. The EP is the first of the compilation.

Other tracks by Lizzi Leonard:  Old Town Blues  -  Boyz Club
Buddy Dingo - I Love My Backyard     Folk, Rock, World, Pop 29/10/2018
One bloke having a go !!
Summer inspired song about hanging with your mates in ya backyard you love !!

Other tracks by Buddy Dingo:  Driving My Ute
Obscura Hail - Limberjack     Folk, Alternative Country, Classical, Ambience 29/10/2018
Sparked by an irrational fear of memory loss, Obscura Hail is a nightly routine of externalising self destructive thoughts by innovating through the limitation of an ad-hoc bedroom studio
Limberjack is the re imagined naive fuzzy memory of a suppressed emotional trauma, disguised as a cautionary tale. "I have it, it is here, despite the noise".

Andy Nelson - Little Sweet     Folk, Alternative Country, Country, Roots 26/10/2018
Andy has a rare knack of being able to read an audience and engage with them through his music, with his passion for the songs being infectious..
Little Sweet is the first fully finished piece written by Andy, All in All, it's a short and simple message dedicated to his baby daughter.

Augustine Ang - Always Changing     Folk, Acoustic 26/10/2018
singer songwriter indie folk lo-fi
First single off Augustine Ang's upcoming debut album.

Mixed by Miguel Artugue.
Mastered by Sergiy Khrustal.

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Coda Chroma - Out Of Body     Folk, Rock, Pop, Psychedelic 26/10/2018
Coda Chroma is the alias of Melbourne based musician Kate Lucas, and is a vehicle for her obsession with writing songs drawn from personal dreamscapes and real life encounters.
"Out Of Body” circles lyrically around feelings of social isolation, the rediscovery of identity, domestic overwhelm, and Kate’s longing for the stillness of natural landscapes. She and producer Damien Charles have created a widescreen and emotive piece of music that echoes some of their disparate influences, such as Joan as Police Woman, Sebadoh and jangly Flying Nun bands of NZ.

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Other tracks by Coda Chroma:  Castle (demo)