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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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Leonie Kingdom - Night Terrors     Folk, Acoustic, Roots 15/06/2018
Leonie Kingdom is an emerging artist from South East Queensland, Australia. She specialises in Acoustic Guitar, Singing, Songwriting and Live Performance. Leonie’s Style is described as Emotional, Dark, and Haunting.
‘Night Terrors’ is a song about battling those lonely, dark nights full of bad dreams, mental illness and night terrors. It is about expressing the feeling of being trapped in a dream.

Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar) - Time's Moving On     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Alternative Country 14/06/2018
Rich with melody and storytelling, Australian singer-songwriter Mark Lang's performances are "a must-see immersive live experience”. Releasing his debut solo work with a Canadian/European tour including legendary Cambridge Folk Festival.
Time’s Moving On is "a celebration of love", breaking free from the past, pushing forward and remembering to hold the ones you love close.
Recorded in his back shed between surfs in the small Australian coastal village he calls home. Mark Lang is currently on a Canadian/European tour.

A Miner - Skulls Floating On     Folk, Electronic, Ambience, Pop 13/06/2018
Depressive ambient ballads carved from minimalistic beats, brooding vocoder and dark-star synths, with sparks of cosmic R&B along the way; think James Blake, Bon Iver and the Stranger Things theme.
Coupled with a homemade video by Oswin himself, ‘Skulls Floating On’, the first single premiered on Friday May 4 on TheMusic, who called it “a visual feast [that] only serves to heighten the off-kilter atmosphere [of] the ominous music."

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Leebone Phillips - Before the Flood     Folk, Alternative Country, Garage, Acoustic 13/06/2018
Indie folk, lo-fi, tape, bedroom DIY, garage, alternative, experimental, indie-pop.
Before the Flood is a lo-fi autobiographical confession of a serial over-thinker.

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The Lampreys - Little Conversations     Folk, Garage, Experimental, Acoustic 13/06/2018
The Lampreys are a grunge folk band from the north of Brisbane. The goal is sincere song writing, influenced by groups like Nirvana, The Dirty Three, and early Pink Floyd
Little Conversations was born from a creative idea principle song writer Dan Lean had while trekking through Jordan.

Markus Meo - You Make Me Smile     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Atmospheric 11/06/2018
The latest from singer/songwriter/producer Markus Meo is an easy listening classic called 'You Make Me Smile' that is about the love we have for our children.
A beautiful easy listening song that takes you on a personal journey of love and inspiration.

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Theodore Kidd - Feel     Folk, Acoustic, RnB, Soul 10/06/2018
18 | Singer-Songwriter | Sydney, Australia
Feel is a song that is mellow. It contains an acoustic guitar and vocals only, with a light percussive guitar hit to keep the beat steady.

Other tracks by Theodore Kidd:  Carry On  -  Wanna Do
Hannah Cameron - What Remains     Folk, Alternative Country 08/06/2018
Hannah Cameron’s voice is that of pure awe. The young alt-folk artist has been carefully crafting delicate refrains to match it for years, growing ever grander with each release.
"A song about forgiveness. It was written during a time when I was hurt pretty brutally by a close friend. I had this moment of realising that I could choose how I wanted to respond and that it’s easier to love and forgive than it is to hold onto hurt."

John Munro - The Land Belongs To Them (feat. John Schumann)     Folk 08/06/2018
Internationally acclaimed songwriters John Schumann and Eric Bogle have joined together in ‘The Eureka Suite’, a folk opera composed and produced by Bogle’s long-time musical collaborator, the late John Munro.
John Schumann takes us back to the Ballarat ‘diggings’ where the disgruntled, yet hopeful 1850s gold diggers, joined together to fight oppression.

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Other tracks by John Munro:  Rebellion (feat. John Schumann)  -  Republic (feat. Eric Bogle)
Pascal Babare - Ugly Town     Folk, Rock, Pop, Easy Listening 08/06/2018
Pascal was born in Australia on the very same day and year as Drake. He spent his early childhood living between Melbourne, Sydney, and Lake County (California).
“Ugly Town” unfolds slowly and curiously, where acoustic and processed textures run together like water through a mill. Though on first listens it sounds like a folk song, structurally it’s more like a condensed NEU! jam, with its pulsing bass anchoring cycles of guitars and sparkling percussion.

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Susie Scurry - Waiting For You     Folk, Alternative Country 08/06/2018
In the spirit of golden-old classic standards, Susie Scurry's songwriting is clear and precise, original and familiar, honest and romantic.
"I'm tired of being alone, and the world just carries on but I can't go on, I can't go on, I can't go on " Susie laments... Funky drum beats and echoey electric guitar notes underscore Susie's broody first track on the EP, 'Waiting For You'.

Other tracks by Susie Scurry:  Daddy's Guitar  -  Shez's Lapsteel
Feiloka - Young Bright Hearts     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 07/06/2018
I make folky pop music centered around stories.
It's a song about a time in your life when you're confused by the emptiness you feel inside and you're not sure what's missing.

Other tracks by Feiloka:  Shed My Skin  -  Night Blooming Cereus
Grace Turner - Dead or Alive     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 05/06/2018
Grace Turner, a singer songwriter from Newcastle is renown for her emotionally-driven indie-folk songs, which are intensely personal.
Propelled by beating drums and strumming guitar, ‘Dead or Alive’ is a mixture of folk, rock and alt-country, paired with the strong yet sweet vocals from Turner. Inspired by a conversation with a concerned friend in a dark time, “The lyrics in the chorus are literally transcribed from our conversation."

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Gloria Brancatisano, SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

Emma Anglesey - Swells My Heart     Folk, Acoustic, Atmospheric, Pop 04/06/2018
Launceston based singer-songwriter Emma Anglesey's debut single Bike saw her become a Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist and the track was used by Triple J to advertise Unearthed Radio.
Beautifully entrancing track that flourishes delicately into a emotive trance. Tactile lyrically and enchanting upon every listen.

Ainsley Farrell - Walls     Folk, Blues, Rock 01/06/2018
Ainsley Farrell is a native Californian, who currently resides in Sydney, Australia. From her early teens until present, she has been influenced by the likes of strong female blues singers.
Alluring melodies wrapped in a stunning vocal, delivered with an Americana folk sound that leaves you a little giddy.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi, Sydney (NSW)

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Emily Wurramara - Lady Blue     Folk, Indigenous 01/06/2018
Emily Wurrumarra is a proud Indigenous performer from Groote Eylandt, NT. Emily won the Indigenous Queensland Music Award in May for her track Ngarrikwujeyinama, the first single lifted from 'Milyakburra'.
Lady Blue is what my Grandmother called the sea. The sea is majestic, graceful, mysterious and so alluring. It takes me back to spending time with my family on Groote and Bickerton camping and fishing and diving into the sea. I was thinking 'ancient mermaid' when I wrote Lady Blue.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Album of the Yea ("Milyakburra")
2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Best New Talent

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, 3RRR, Melbourne (VIC)

Greg Wells & The Blackwater Band - Shine     Folk 01/06/2018
Greg Wells & The Balackwater Band play original songs with themes about inspirational, people, place and stories that deal with life's issues, politics, yes the occasional protest song
A song about doing what is right and good even when its challenging and others are doing the wrong thing

Other tracks by Greg Wells & The Blackwater Band:  Mathinna  -  In A Moment
Kelsey Berrington - Money     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 01/06/2018
Kelsey Berrington is a singer/songwriter with a passion for music as fiery as his red hair. His soft, folk storytelling style can captivate an audience and melt your heart.
'Money' is the first single off Kelsey Berrington's debut album Matchsticks. This track is about not having any money but not caring and still enjoying life.

Other tracks by Kelsey Berrington:  Rolling Stone  -  Hollow
Lily Duval - Down To The Lake     Folk 01/06/2018
Based in Sydney, Lily Duval has been performing in blues and folk clubs for many years and has recently recorded two new tracks for 2018.
A slight departure in production for this new single from Lily Duval. Still using acoustic backing but she has changed her vocal delivery and mic technique to deliver a much more intimate breathy and engaging vocal style which really succeeds in drawing the listener into the songs’ story.

Other tracks by Lily Duval:  Some Loves
Simon Imrei - Shadowing     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Country 01/06/2018
The Sum of Scenes is the new two-part/two-disc album from blues/soul inspired folk artist Simon Imrei, pairing upbeat, rhythmic pop melodies with introspective acoustic storytelling and folk/americana.
Shadowing's intro is an ode to some of the great early 70s guitar playing tunes from guys like John Martyn. It's a sparse, swelling melody around fingerpicked guitar and wurli keys.

Other tracks by Simon Imrei:  Lonely Don't Know Me  -  Choices