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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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GypsyLou and the Kingfishers - Wait Right Here     Folk, Pop 24/04/2019
Out of Perth, Western Australia, this fabulous five- piece ensemble brings audiences their signature style of uplifting melodic pop-folk, weaving strains of Celtic, earthy trad-folk with warm three-part vocal harmony
Wait Right Here is the first single released by GypsyLou and the Kingfishers since the GypsyLou pop-folk duo evolved into this larger ensemble in 2019.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Scudley Records in Perth, WA.
Song written by Carrie Lee.

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Rachael McArthur - Mother Superior     Folk 24/04/2019
Rachael McArthur writes trojan horse songs. They may sound sweet and folky but the lyrics pack a punch. She tends to overanalyse things, and it shows.
Mother Superior is an autobiographical song written about the experience of feeling better than someone, and feeling guilty about that. It has a sunny, cheerful feeling musically, but the lyrics tell a more complex story. Combining rhythmic vocals with a catchy chorus, this song is almost poppy but may leave you reflecting on similar relationships in your own life.

Other tracks by Rachael McArthur:  Perfect Daughter  -  Honey
Romeo Moon - Try Hold Time     Folk, Atmospheric 24/04/2019
Textures, patterns, minimalist lyrics, and the stretching of loops are signature elements of Romeo Moon's music, taking the listener to timeless meditation, visceral psychedelia, or brittle intimacy.
"Try hold time" is a reminder to stay present in a moment. The idea was to create a folk song that would be hard to pin to a year - maybe that could belong in the Blade Runner universe. The film's themes of what is soul and empathy, explored in a beautifully poetic & dark way, inspire Romeo Moon.

WYLKE - I Wish I Didn't Lose You     Folk, Electronic, Pop, Country 24/04/2019
WYLKE is Holly and Jake from Newcastle. An alt. folk duo that makes music they love for themselves and anyone else that wants to listen.
The bed of this track was recorded in one take, at Jake's Studio in Newcastle. Most of the track was pieced together during a night session that followed. The inspiration came from an old detuned guitar that now runs through the entire track. The chorus came to Holly immediately after hearing the guitar, and the song was built from that.

WYLKE - I Wish I Didn't Lose You     Folk, Electronic, Pop, Alternative Country 24/04/2019
WYLKE is Holly and Jake from Newcastle. An alt. folk duo that makes music they love for themselves and anyone else that wants to listen.
The bed of this track was recorded in one take, at Jake's Studio in Newcastle. Most of the track was pieced together during a night session that followed. The inspiration came from an old detuned guitar that now runs through the entire track. The chorus came to Holly immediately after hearing the guitar, and the song was built from that.

Peter Senior - Soft Rain     Folk, Country, Acoustic 22/04/2019
Catch Peter live as he joins Michael Burrows and The Phil Edwards Band on their Let It Rain Tour, a series of shows during May in support of Drought Relief.
Peter Senior continues his run of great single releases with his latest Soft Rain, yet another sure-fire smash off his album On The Edge, which was mixed in LA by Brian Reeves (U2, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus).

STAV. - Poison Remedy     Folk, Acoustic, Hip Hop, Jazz 22/04/2019
Soulful and honest, multilingual singer-songwriter STAV. continues her story of migration. Soaring melodies and bursts of rhythmic fire, she is the Folk Alliance Australia 'Young Artist of the Year' 2018-19.
STAV's newest single, Poison Remedy is about people believing negative stereotypes.

"raw, earthy instrumentation with honest lyricism and emotionally resonant vocal melodies ...a sound that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh; a truly unique and captivating brand of folk music. STAV. creates mini-universes within each of her songs, and getting lost inside them will never not be an enjoyable experience." HappyMag

Ben Camden - Need You To Know     Folk, Pop, Roots, Easy Listening 19/04/2019
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.
Need You To Know is an upbeat folk surf love song. Honest and sweet, it is about giving your heart to someone. Driven by an acoustic guitar and accompanied by ukulele, the song builds to a full tropical chorus with island style harmonies. This song delivers chill, salty, feel-good vibes.

Francesca de Valence - Red Cat     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle 19/04/2019
Part Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Edith Piaf and ALL class. An ‘uplifting, enlightening, and empowering’ force in the global music industry, Francesca de Valence is a musician with a mission.
Red Cat is a joyful, upbeat track featuring killer vocals and jungle drums. Written by Francesca de Valence and Recorded and Produced by Francesca de Valence and ARIA Nominated Tommy Spender, Red Cat is song about riding a 1953 Jaguar convertible around the streets of Paris. This is a true story.

James Bennett - Weird World     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Easy Listening 19/04/2019
James Bennett incorporates many different elements into his playing. Slide guitar, 11 & 6 string guitars, stomp box, tambourine, harmonica & a unique vocal style. Solo artist from Newcastle NSW.
Weird World is an upbeat acoustic track. It's a catchy song that will suit different moods & age demographics!
Partly recorded in NZ with drummer 'Michael Barker' who's played in The John Butler Trio & finished back home in Australia! This song is quirky, fun, sure to pick you up in the morning & bounce you all through your day!

Evan Lock - Scorpio     Folk, Easy Listening, Alternative Country 17/04/2019
Sydney guitarist/singer-songwriter Evan Lock shares the first single ‘Scorpio’, from his newly announced debut album Kaleidoscopic, due for release on Friday 24 May via Broken Stone Records/Remote Control Records.
‘Scorpio’ is a call to arms for the disconnected. The realisation of a life’s ambition, Kaleidoscopic explores themes of love lost, identity dislocated, and solidarity expressed most acutely in the chorus of ‘Scorpio’, with its earnest invitation to the brokenhearted reminding us that "the lonely boys are here".

Tay Oskee - Black Smoke     Folk 17/04/2019
Tay Oskee traverses a spectrum from chilled beach tunes to punchy folk, bolstered by his signature instrumentation.
Where normally Tay Oskee would untether his creativity through intricate and unpredictable arrangements, Black Smoke had stricter parameters. Stripped of all complexity and frills, its grand melodic hooks do all the talking.

Torii - Alchemy     Folk, Acoustic, Soul, Pop 17/04/2019
The first single off her debut Album. Torii has created pure Alchemy with this single. Taking her own pain and turning it into art.
Take your pain and make it into art. Transmute the dark into light. 'Alchemy' is a song centred around turning your dark night of the soul into complete and utter joy, purity and transformation. We all have the magic inside us to transform our pain into something beautiful.

Adrian Clark - Music Comfort You     Folk 16/04/2019
Adrian, will lead you on a journey through heartache and out the other side. Let this one man, one percussive guitar, tell you stories about life, music, love and beyond.
A look into the song writing process, Music Comfort You exmines the sometimes difficult task of expressing ones emotions through music, but also the satisfaction of completing and performing the final piece.

Carrie Lee - From A Lighthouse     Folk, Pop 16/04/2019
Carrie Lee is a singer/songwriter out of Fremantle WA. With influences ranging from celtic folk, blues & indie pop, her songs come straight from the heart.
From A Lighthouse is the third track on the Porchlight EP. It features guest artists Jenny Gaunt on the Cello and Dami Summers on the bass guitar. The song explores isolation and the importance of meaningful connection with others.

Produced, mixed and mastered at KTown Productions, Medina.

Other tracks by Carrie Lee:  Courage  -  Watch The Way
Michael Burrows - Brightest Star     Folk, Acoustic 16/04/2019
Impact of hit single Turn This Love Around making the US Billboard Top 20 this year, has helped Michael strengthen his standing as the Australian songwriter to watch in 2019.
The song is a heart-stirring dedication to the power of love and human connection, performed with an emotional force that underpins a touching lyric.

Catch Michael Burrows live as he joins The Phil Edwards Band and Peter Senior on their Let It Rain Tour, a series of shows during May in support of Drought Relief.

Sachi Rae - Moonlight     Folk, Chill, Ambience, Downbeat 16/04/2019
Sachi is a 23 year old singer/song writer from Brisbane, with an edgy but soft sound.
A song about a girl falling in love with a stranger.

Michael Brinkworth - Country Town     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Rock 16/04/2019
Brisbane-born-troubadour, Michael Brinkworth, has a sound and backpack-full of heart-felt road-worn songs informed by the timeless songwriting greats, which have an originality, authenticity and candidness to match.
Country Town is an anthemic-driving-singalong-song bound to get stuck in your head on first listen. It perfectly introduces the central themes of Michael Brinkworth's debut, Somewhere To Run From. Through a hard-travelling-troubadours' eyes, concepts of what home is and the alienation of the city are juxtaposed with a desperate longing for and romanticisation of imagined simpler and familiar country origins.

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Other tracks by Michael Brinkworth:  How You Gonna Love?  -  Lucy
Paul J. Rogers - Early Leaver     Folk, Acoustic, Rock 16/04/2019
Brisbane-based, singer/songwriter Paul J Rogers, brings you a new lease to folk-rock combining tender poetic lyrics, haunting vocals delivered with heart wrenching honesty and a soundscape that will immerse you.
Early Leaver is essentially a break-up song. There are themes about the unbreakable spiritual connection of a soul mate, to projections of anger, and how it can impact both parties in a relationship breakdown. It’s a very deliberate; stripped back production, recorded with guitar and vocals together as one track.

Anna Smyrk - Benjamin     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Roots 15/04/2019
With a voice as pure as mountain water and songs of far-flung places, Anna Smyrk spins exquisite folk stories about living in the Solomon Islands, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Anna Smyrk lived in the Solomon Islands for two and a half years and ‘Benjamin’ is a story about her time there. It paints a stunning picture of turquoise oceans, dreamy tropical heat and finding yourself in a place where you have to throw your assumptions out the window, especially when it comes to things like time

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