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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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Hayden Calnin - Warm With You     Folk 09/08/2019
From early beginnings, singer/songwriter and producer, Hayden Calnin has carved out a path refusing to adhere to convention and genre.
Hayden Calnin is back again stronger than ever with one purpose and one purpose only. To create music so warm and beautiful that you can’t help but imagine what it'd be like to quit your job, say f*ck you to the world and run into his arms, leaving all problems behind. Warm With You is an invitation to do that.

Siberian Tiger - Plane Spotting     Folk, Chill, Easy Listening, Atmospheric 09/08/2019
Part Time Records and Remote Control are thrilled to release 'Plane Spotting' - the debut single from Siberian Tiger.
Chris Panousakis explains - "This song was born when Bree and I were sitting in our backyard as we normally did, watching the planes pass over and listening to the birds come and go. One afternoon I had my guitar while Bree had made us her famous chicken sandwich and we wrote the song together on the spot."

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The Orbweavers - Reeds / Rush     Folk 09/08/2019
Much loved otherly Melbourne folk band The Orbweavers (Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan) write songs about waterways, gardening, retired greyhounds, industrial history, place and memory.
“Reeds / Rush” and its accompanying song map drawing were created during The Orbweavers' time as Artists in Residence at THE LIVING PAVILION, University of Melbourne. Reeds/ Rush refers to the research which accompanied the 40,000 Kulin Nation plants installed at The Living Pavilion, and to the hidden waterway, known today as Bouverie Street Creek, that traverses the University site.

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Meredith Whittle - I see you     Folk, Pop, Ambience, Atmospheric 07/08/2019
Powerhouse vocalist Meredith Whittle, after spending 5 years in Western Australia, has relocated back to Victoria. The first Single "I See you" is set to be released 7th August 2019
I see you was written after watching the battle of emotions of a friend, while playing her love songs on a festival stage, fighting back her tears.

Whittle describes the words "I see you" as a way of saying to a friend that we see your pain and are there for you. We see you and we support you.

Sage Roadknight - Fall To The Beast     Folk, Folk 06/08/2019
Sage Roadknight - almost indefinable. Not what you'd expect from artist of 14 years.
"Fall To The Beast" will not let you go. You'll want to play this tune time an time again. And when you do you'll hear something different every time. An awesome track from a powerful and emotive emerging artist.

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D.C Cross - Presslufthammer Catfight     Folk, Instrumental, Acoustic, World 05/08/2019
D.C Cross is Darren Cross from Gerling / Jep and Dep. The debut album for Cross under this new moniker. The project is completely instrumental folk guitar.
Presslufthammer Catfight is the first single from D.C Cross the new moniker for Darren Cross (Gerling / Jep and Dep). With influences ranging from John Fahey ,Nick Drake to Enya, Cross's new project is a journey into instrumental acoustic folk guitar.Beautifully ethereal fingerpicked anarchic classical compositions, cathartic and exciting.

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Miss Elm - Clean Slate     Folk, Pop 04/08/2019
Fiery redhead singer-songwriter Miss Elm, with 3 octave range, intriguing melodies and stories entwining love and overcoming obstacles; Miss Elm will win the heart of acoustic lovers after something honest.
With baritone ukulele, booming bass and layered vocals, “Clean Slate" is about forging new paths, listening to your heart and leaving behind the old to embrace the new.

"My feet are glued to the floor, but I know that my heart wants more" - lyrics from "Clean Slate"

Aiden Bradley - Stupid Things (Feat. Lochie Matthews)     Folk, Pop 02/08/2019
Aiden Bradley is an Australian singer/songwriter Channelling acts like The National, Frightened Rabbit and Paul Dempsey, Aiden’s sound deviates from the usual singer/songwriter fair into something poignant and unique.
‘Stupid Things’ will make you realise you’re not the only one awake at 3 a.m. wondering if everything you’ve done is a mistake. Building from a single acoustic guitar and vocal to an indie-folk anthem, ‘Stupid Things’ is a bittersweet reflection on the fact that no one makes it through life without picking up or dishing out a few scars.

Danika Smith - Suit of Armour     Folk, Soul, Jazz 02/08/2019
Danika Smith performs a raw, timeless style of folk music with undertones of jazz and soul. She is known for her tender topics, honey stick melodies and charismatic satire.
Danika Smith's voice oozes with a matured husk that has as much to say about the artist’s own blossoming career. Smith’s perfected vocals and avant-garde songwriting carry a weight that can only be buoyed by such strength. The result is a refined display of an immense talent and an exciting first taste of so much more to come.

Majelen - Angels in the Dark     Folk, Pop, World, Christian 02/08/2019
Percussive guitarist & singer, Majelen, uses ground-breaking technical fluency & speed, thought-provoking lyrics, improvised melodies & captivating stage presence, to continue to inspire audiences across the globe.
Written about the streets of Thailand where I spent time with women and children as young as 8 who were being forced to work as sex slaves.

Trafficked from the poorest areas of SE Asia, these people come to the city as victims of the sex industry.

This song tells some of their story.

Majelen - Running With The Wolves     Folk, Pop, World, Acoustic 02/08/2019
Percussive guitarist & singer, Majelen, uses ground-breaking technical fluency & speed, thought-provoking lyrics, improvised melodies & captivating stage presence, to continue to inspire audiences across the globe.
Vocal harmonies, upbeat, groovy guitar hook and with thought provoking lyrics.

A story of betrayal and dishonesty.

Placing trust in the wrong people, and then being hurt by those whom you looked up to most.

Matthew Valentyne - The Road Less Travelled     Folk, Acoustic 02/08/2019
Matthew Valentyne is a 21st Century troubadour with a swag full of songs about the human condition.
Over brooks and golden glens
Crossing woods and mountain bends
No star to guide them
On the road less travelled

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Michael David Thomas - Dirge 2.0     Folk, Blues 02/08/2019
An international songwriter Michael David Thomas has worked extensively in Nashville, Montreal and Australia where he became Airlock Records’ third-ever signing in 2015 released his self-titled EP, Michael David Thomas.
In November 2017 Michael David Thomas stepped, uninvited, into the lobby of a luxury hotel in Montreal to use the piano that sat silent in the lobby. Soon after "Dirge 2.0" was born, a tribute to a departed friend.

Pepper Jane - Gingerbread Boy - Live at The Green Room     Folk, Acoustic, Christian, Roots 01/08/2019
Acoustic chocolate that would really like to have jazz babies but doesn't quite have the dexterity.
A spicy tune for people who care about people who might be inclined to chew off their own arm. Look out for the Chilli Peppers reference/s...

Other tracks by Pepper Jane:  Tumbleweed - Live at The Green Room  -  Holes (First Draft) - Live at The Green Room
XAVIA - Rain Falls     Folk, Electronic, Acoustic, Atmospheric 01/08/2019
Alice Springs based, live-looping multi-instrumentalist and session cellist XAVIA creates atmospheric electro-folk. Her 2018 single HORIZONS has reached over 1.3 million streams, taking the desert mountain views to listeners worldwide.
Rain Falls celebrates joyful desert storms transforming the ancient landscape. It sparked from the striking image of Uluru, glistening like royalty with all its sacred stories. Rain Falls rises into lush, vast electronic production including strings, autoharp, and silky, ethereal vocals all recorded by award-winning producer Dave Crowe at Sing Hum Studios, NT.

Majelen - Leconfield     Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Country 30/07/2019
Percussive guitarist & singer, Majelen, uses ground-breaking technical fluency & speed, thought-provoking lyrics, improvised melodies & captivating stage presence, to inspire audiences across the globe.
Upbeat, fun, chilled.

Written about a farm near Tamworth (NSW), where I first learnt to ride a horse and live life on the land.

Picture mustering cattle across rolling hills, sheering sheep, beers and campfires by night and good times all round.

Country Aus at it's best.

Fiona Kershaw - In Another Time     Folk, Acoustic, Ambience, Chill 29/07/2019
Fiona Kershaw-singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording and performing Artist, based in South West VIC.
In Another Time has been recorded with a Mini Maton Acoustic/Electric Guitar, an Acoustic Bass, Keys and a shaker, with main vocals and harmonies, all performed by the songwriter Fiona Kershaw. The song is about a reflection of human nature to love another, but only able to be with the lover in a dream, reflecting on society hiding love.

Sarah Marine - Swims And Shows     Folk, Pop, Jazz, World 28/07/2019
~ Sarah Marine is a Singing Songwriting multi-instrumentalist who records layers of Vocal Harmonies and produces her own style of Indie Glam Folk & Jazzy Pop Music.
An upbeat, summery song about a nice slice of tour life:

Sarah recorded and mixed ‘Swims And Shows’ in her studio after writing it while on the road during her 'Go Away' tour. It includes layers of Vocal harmonies, Arch top guitar, Rhodes, Organ bass, Maracca, Rain stick, Guiro, natural bird sounds & her cat Bowie purring into the mic.

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Other tracks by Sarah Marine:  Go Away  -  Stroke Of Midnight
Alison Newman - Serra     Folk, Pop, Easy Listening, Country 26/07/2019
Alison is a singer songwriter from regional South Australia. She has had a long career singing other people's songs, now it's her turn to sing her own.
Serrs is an ode to the power of the mountains, their grandeur, the history they hold and the places our ancestors walked before us.

Other tracks by Alison Newman:  Strength in Numbers  -  When the feeling is gone
Dean Manning - Messy Time     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic 26/07/2019
Dean Manning, multi APRA winning songwriter/guitarist with Leonardo’s Bride & Holidays On Ice returns with a rare solo album, Sunday Mountain.
Messy Time is an emotive alt-country song with beautiful indie pop/rock undertones. It is the third single from Dean’s forthcoming album, Sunday Mountain, which will be released September 6.

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