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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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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
The Money War - Hollywood     Folk 24/08/2018
The Money War deal in dreamy atmospheric indie pop
The Money War’s latest single ‘Hollywood’ marks a significant shift in the band’s sound, production values and song writing. The cinematic dreamy pop mood conveys an exquisite sense of despair; Carmen Pepper’s enchanting ethereal vocal is underscored with a wondrously swelling atmospheric soundtrack.

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Ukulele Death Squad - Not Afraid     Folk, Roots, Rock 23/08/2018
The Ukulele Death Squad strives to entertain and wow their audiences by pushing the boundaries of the small four stringed instrument– the Ukulele. ​
‘Not Afraid’ incorporates all the highlights from a Ukulele Death Squad live show boasting a wild, fast paced energy consisting of ukulele solos, a silver-tongued ukulele bass line, rich baritones and a soul inspired saxophone melody to bring it all together.

Daggy Man - Are You Laughing?     Folk, Rock, Acoustic, Pop 22/08/2018
Daggy Man is the solo moniker of Singer/Songwriter Thomas Calder, previously of The Trouble With Templeton.
This new single from daggy man sees the songwriter pushing his musical boundaries.
“Are You Laughing?” weaves through all the different phases of life, from birth to death, constantly shifting and growing in subtle but powerful ways, shining a light on the small, meaningful moments we all encounter along the way.

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Crow Mountain - Following The Rails     Folk, Country, Roots 20/08/2018
Vocal duo Crow Mountain perform original, traditionally flavoured, old-time country and folk tunes. Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Megan Legg and Ben Thomas combine honey-dipped harmonies with delicate old-time instrumentation.
'Following The Rails' is about the need to keep travelling, because if you're not moving, where are you going? From a train yard in Spokane, people from across the United States gathered to jump the freights to get to where they need to be. Old-time banjo, fiddle and dobro combine with Megan Legg's vocal to tell their story.

Other tracks by Crow Mountain:  Going Back To Indigo  -  Shallow Water
Close to the Sun - Dog Leg     Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Chill 18/08/2018
Close to the Sun are a Sydney-based indie folk duo. They meld acoustic, classical, electric, slide, bass and percussion with honest, heartfelt songwriting.
Indie folk guitars and mellow vocals touch on the ebb and flow of life.

Other tracks by Close to the Sun:  Watch You Fly
Ned Collette - June     Folk, Acoustic, Experimental, Rock 18/08/2018
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.
'June’ is the third single and monolithic centrepiece of Ned Collette’s upcoming double record Old Chestnut. An expansive, subtle song that keeps the listener in a state of suspense as it builds slowly into a towering tempest. At the height of this crescendo ‘June’ breaks and folds into a delicate sun-shower. Featuring the unmistakable piano of The Necks’ Chris Abrahams.

Steve Pinner - Lost Without Your Soul     Folk, Rock 18/08/2018
Ballads and rocky folk songs, a cross between Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton. Emotional songs with no apology for the emotional boundaries it touches...but with soul woven throughout.
A dark sinister song about the loss of that person and partner who has helped one out of the underworld, drugs and self destruction but not understanding that not letting go of that life,has driven them away.

Other tracks by Steve Pinner:  Wish I Was The Sun  -  Waste of Space
Timberwolf - Proud Silence     Folk, Chill, Soul 18/08/2018
Timberwolf is one of Australia's brightest and most engaging artists, with awe-inspiring vocals directed by an otherworldy talent for authentic songwriting and dynamic musical production.
Both produced and recorded by Panousakis himself, the single couples euphoric vocals with emphatic basslines reflecting Timberwolf’s philosophising between a proud, silent exterior and the emotions that lay beneath. Gliding alongside echoing guitar chords, his soulful melodies ooze emotion. Striking keys combined with escalating synths and tender vocals matching the purest lyricism will have you mesmerized from start to finish.

Tom West - King Cambyses     Folk, Roots, Rock, Acoustic 18/08/2018
Tom West is an Australian singer-songwriter performing music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.
This song reflects on the way that our experience of memory and hindsight affects our experience and understanding of the present.
The idea came when I was listening to a history podcast that discussed the story of when, supposedly, King Cambyses, Emperor of the ancient Persian Empire directed an army into the Egyptian desert that disappeared in a sandstorm.

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Dear Willow - I Was Young     Folk, Pop 17/08/2018
Dear Willow is the creative voice of Sunshine Coast based artist Em-J Dau, transforming from poet to a solo acoustic act and now embracing her sound through a full band.
Beckoning tales from the past, I Was Young explores feelings of being trapped within situations similar to that of a somewhat manic pixie dream girl character. It bares the raw truth of consequences when breaking down that bubble.

Muddy Wolfe - Hide Away     Folk, Rock, Country 13/08/2018
Since dropping their debut late last year, Canberra outfit Muddy Wolfe have carved out a unique spot in the Australian music scene. Combining rock, blues, folk, jazz, gospel and country.
Hide Away is about being away from home too long and missing family. It took a long time to finish and evolved a little more when we rehearsed it and played it live. It’s our 3rd release and it’s the first song to have a bit of collaboration with the other members.

Rory - Old Friends     Folk, Easy Listening 13/08/2018
Melbourne based singer/songwriter Rory paints with bright colours on a dark canvas, showing us that even the most bleak situations aren’t without a silver lining.
‘Old Friends’ is a tantalising voyage into depression and vulnerability, it explores how these constructs always find their way back to a troubled mind and how they can manifest themselves in the form a Old Friend. His vocals waver between the delicate and intimate to urgent, dramatic wails, both of which resound with deep anguish.

SEAGULL - I Found One Thing     Folk, Rock, Garage, Pop 11/08/2018
Seagull provides solace to the weary, and sorrow to the joyful. Seagull exists in the five seconds of timeless and blissful confusion between wakefulness and sleep.
I Found One Thing’ is the first single off the forthcoming album ‘A Voice In The Ward’. The album is concerned with the thin line between insanity and epiphany, vision and hallucination. Recorded in Nick Huggins’ studio in Pt Lonsdale. The album is both a record of an intense experience and a document of the recovery from it.

A WHALE CALLED PHOENIX - Hurricane     Folk, Acoustic, Rock, Easy Listening 10/08/2018
It's A Whale Called Phoenix strong sense of melody and engaging harmonies whilst also having something to say which has led them to have their respect early on
after reflection of the world around you put your best foot forward and flip the bird with a big smile and dance on. a raw insite to the inner soul (on a good day)

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Other tracks by A WHALE CALLED PHOENIX:  Love Struck Weirdos  -  Apples
Designer Mutts - I Don't Want To Race You But I Will     Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Gay Alligned 10/08/2018
The hottest anti-folk bedroom dream-pop duo to ever escape from Porpoise Spit.
A snappy, shimmering jaunt that will put a lilt in your step and make your heart skip a beat, this track is perfect for basking in those rare moments when the world is kept at bay and you are filled with pure joy.

Other tracks by Designer Mutts:  Out Of Sorts, Sort It Out  -  High Low (Alpaca Rodeo Remix)
Mandolin Falls - Nowhere Train     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Country 10/08/2018
Gold Coast based Mandolin Falls debut single, Nowhere Train is out now and it’s a cracking Aussie song. Featuring JB Carroll on vocals and mandolin and dad, Adrian on guitar.
Nowhere Train is a mandolin blast of an Aussie c'mon summer song. A catchy feel good tune but encompassing regret, hope and ever longing for more. Yeah, Aussie!

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Nathan Power - Shoes     Folk, Acoustic 10/08/2018
Borrowing inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth and Leonard Cohen, Nathan Power plays folk music on a parlour guitar.
Melbourne folk singer-songwriter Nathan Power launches his new single Shoes.

The jauntiest break up song of 2018, Shoes meditates on the little things left behind after a relationship.

Shoes comes out with a 26-date national tour across VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT and QLD and follows on from the launch of Nathan Power’s debut EP We Were Wild.

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Pat Tierney - Crazy Dreams     Folk, Acoustic 10/08/2018
An accomplished slide guitarist, Pat mixes influences from folk and blues to reggae and soul. Bringing together insightful lyrics and dreamy melodies.
A dreamy solo, slide guitar song with an uplifting message.