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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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Augustine Ang - The Sea     Folk, Acoustic 12/10/2018
Lo-fi indie folk bedroom solo artist. Earnest and unique songwriting from home and travels.
The Sea is about finding comfort in your own company. Inspiration for the song came at a time when I had feelings of loneliness and isolation, discovering solace in the sea. The song evokes a bouncy and buoyant feel, akin to the waves of a deep ocean that inspire the story: (dis)comfort in solitude and isolation.

Leonie Kingdom - So Much More     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 12/10/2018
Leonie Kingdom is an emerging Indie-folk artist from Queensland. She specialises in acoustic guitar, singing, songwriting and live performance. Leonie’s style could be described as emotional, dark, and even haunting.
So Much More is exactly how it sounds. It’s a song written to remind people that although times may feel unbearable and dark, you will get through it and there is so much more to keep going for. So Much More is about learning from mistakes and life experiences, learning and growing along the way.

Racoo - Airport Hospital     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop, Electronic 12/10/2018
Racoo is singer-songwriter Rachel Hocking who comes from a family of musical outsiders based in Albany, Western Australia.
Experiencing junk space.

Other tracks by Racoo:  Tuxedo  -  Tiny Soaps
Taylor - Crush Me     Folk, Rock 12/10/2018
Masters of heavy folk, Taylor evoke the charming sort of hope that emerges from the dark corner of a room.
Passionate folk rock at its best. Contemplative musing about love and inescapable longing with underlying awareness that it's doomed. The lyrical ambiguity is what gives the song its strength. Words that remind you of something on the edge of memory, set against a determined rhythm. Haunting guitar riffs hover over vintage drum sounds. Melancholic with the slightest tinge of hope.

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Kodey Brims - Bundaberg Rum & Coke     Folk, Pop 11/10/2018
Kodey Brims is an Australian born, Nashville based folk rock singer-songwriter drawing inspiration from Missy Higgins, Stevie Nicks and Australian 80s rock n roll.
Kodey Brims shares her experience of missing and commemorating Australia with her upcoming single, Bundaberg Rum & Coke. Her second independent release is a blend of pop vocal melodies, folk guitar rhythms and descriptive lyrics that paint a picture of family, longing and celebration.

Parkville - Shining     Folk, Acoustic, Pop 11/10/2018
Parkville is a chart-topping acoustic folk-pop act from Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, known for their rich three-part vocal harmony and smooth blend of violin, piano and acoustic guitar.
“Ben Folds would enjoy this one on the headphones.” - Triple J (Tommy Faith)

A song for anyone who's hiding away from the world.

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Other tracks by Parkville:  Brando
Cornish Wreckers - Black Phillip     Folk, World, Goth, Alternative Country 09/10/2018
The old nursery rhyme about Black Phillip the bedeviled goat made into an hypnotic Gothic incantation with Gregorian and Moorish vocal work, psychedelic guitar treatments and spectral female backing vocals
The old nursery rhyme about Black Phillip the bedevilled goat made into an hypnotic Gothic incantation with Gregorian and Moorish vocal work by Tony Millman, psychedelic guitar treatments by Michael Plater, and spectral female hackling sirenades by Andrea Millman.

Jackmann - Can I Be Your Friend? (The Facebook Song)     Folk, Atmospheric, Ambience, Alternative Country 09/10/2018
Born in Australia, baptised in Kenya, tried in Mongolia, tested in Eastern Europe. Jackmann is an age-old story of self-reflection and discovery against a backdrop of identity and conflict.
Recorded by Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios on October 23, 2017; released October 5, 2018.

John Blease on drums, Adam Chetwood on guitar, Paddy Milner on Mrs Mills.

"Can I Be Your Friend? (The Facebook Song)" is about not being able to let go.

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Jodi Phillis - Hudson Dreaming     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 09/10/2018
ARIA nominated singer/songwriter/composer who first made her mark on the Australian cultural landscape with alt-rock band The Clouds. Jodi has forged a parallel career as an independent, influential solo singer/songwriter.
Hudson Dreaming is a double love song….to the town of Hudson, New York and to my husband Tim Oxley. It’s a fantastic day dream, imagining that we are living in this beautiful old town where it snows in the winter and comes alive again in the spring.

josh mcnz - tokyo     Folk, Acoustic, Chill, Rock 09/10/2018
hi my name is josh, I'm 21 and just doing my best to make good music from my bedroom :)
'tokyo' is a song about two people who are falling out of love but hoping to connect again over exploring a beautiful foreign city together, but it might seem to good to be true.

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Mal Smith - The Second Son     Folk, Atmospheric, Rock, Britpop 09/10/2018
Mal Smith creates a blend of indie-rock beats with gospel roots, and layers of guitars and sounds ranging from indie-folk and alt-country through to swirling shoegaze and brit-pop.
The Second Son is about a young man fuelled by passion, freedom, opportunity, and eventually remorse, and a dad who never gave up. The high tides of the verses, with their soulful beats and swirling guitars recede to the low tides of the chorus, echoing the empty sentiments of the son "What have I done? What have I become?"

Ryan Downey - No More Miracles     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 09/10/2018
Ryan Downey has released the striking new track ‘No More Miracles’, out now via Barely Dressed Records/Remote Control Records.
‘No More Miracles’ is the Melbourne-based indie-crooner‘s most stunning song to date. Ambitious in its scope but simple in its execution, a gritty introduction gives way to a majestic choral interlude. It needs to be heard to be believed.

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Amy Pollock - Sandman     Folk 06/10/2018
Melbourne musician inspired by a range of genres, specifically folk/alternative folk. Amy's music is very close to her heart and she invites you to come on the journey with her.
"Sandman" is a reflection on our conscious state and our abilities to make the right decisions when we are asked to make a choice. Stay awake, or go back to sleep?

Frank James - Killah     Folk, Rock, Pop 06/10/2018
Frank James fuses elements of folk, rock and R&B to create his own potent brand of soulful indie-folk.
Shackled to an unusual hip-hop inspired beat and driven by James's raw vocals and steel string guitar, it's indie-folk as you haven’t heard it before: effortlessly edgy, stripped down and sultry.

Karen Law and Family - Sweet in the Morning     Folk, Country 06/10/2018
Karen Law is an uplifting folk songwriter from the Sunshine Coast. Her latest album features all five members of her family on guitars, trumpet, didgeridoo and vocal harmonies.
A love song for a town, Nambour on the Sunshine Coast. The town is undergoing a regeneration after the closure of the Sugar Mill 15 years ago. This song was runner up in the Sunshine Coast Council songwriting competition to celebrate 50 years of the naming of the region.

Other tracks by Karen Law and Family:  Good Things  -  Summer Evenings
Alexander William - Roses     Folk 05/10/2018
Alexander William is a Gold Coast based indie-folk musician. With unique tones and enticing lyrics, he writes of love, freedom, and his experience of the world.
For all the lovers out there who aren’t well versed in the modern requirements for love. Roses is a farewell to a part life that people struggle to let go of as well as an explanation to the past for peoples shortcomings. And for others it serves as a reminder that love should never be one-dimensional

Maryen Cairns - The Devil's Fly     Folk, World, Roots, Rock 05/10/2018
Singer/Songwriter playing world based folk rock, new songs inspired by the red dust and lunar landscapes of WA’s Kimberley and Pilbara, recorded with a live band by producer Chris Kimsey.
The Devil's Fly is a mythical, windswept, barren place, somewhere between Quilpie and the Western Australian ocean.
Wikipedia - “a vlaie, vly /vlaɪ/ or fly /flaɪ/ is a swamp or marsh”
Recorded with a live band including Jennifer Maidman (Boy George, Penguin Cafe Orchestra), Paddy Milner (Tom Jones), Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio), Karlos Edwards (Robert Palmer, Michael Buble), Ollie Clark, Sani Bolton and Maryen’s son Elvis Kernaghan guesting on electric guitar. 

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Broads - MIRROR     Folk, Easy Listening, Chill, Ambience 04/10/2018
Broads weave a Lynchian mix of folk and indie rock with the surreal pop sounds of the 60s.
Inspired by a Sylvia Plath poem of the same name, “Mirror” is an acerbic reflection on our often obsessive projections and hunger for self-affirmation through the saccharine veils of social media.

Girl Friday - What Fools We've Been     Folk, Alternative Country, Country, Acoustic 03/10/2018
Girl Friday's folk, jazz and blues sensibility evokes a sense of nostalgia, innocence and melancholy. Her rich soulful voice is as timeless as her sophisticated song writing.
This pedal steel (Matt Dixon) soaked track is inspired by the heartfelt country songs of the likes of Patsy Cline. The lyrics of this gentle waltz are nostalgic yet hopeful, asking 'will you hold me, talk to me, love me again like you used to?'.

Dave Robertson & The Kiss List - Good Together     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Roots 01/10/2018
Dave Robertson & the Kiss List sing thoughtful bittersweet indie-folk pop-rock songs about kissing, climate change, cult 70s novels and more kissing.
Good Together features catchy accordion from Cat Kohn (plays in various Melbourne bands) and a dreamy electric guitar solo from Ken Williford (now works for NASA). The lyrics tell the story.

Other tracks by Dave Robertson & The Kiss List:  Oil, Love & Oxygen  -  Dull Ache