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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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Sarah Humphreys - Slow Dance     Folk, Pop, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 21/06/2019
From delicate folk music to personal reveries, vibrant collaborations and rousing alt-country songs.
This is the first solo single from Sarah Humphreys in 4 years (since the release of her Kasey Chambers produced record NEW MOON). SLOW DANCE is a joyful story song about finding love. SLOW DANCE will warm you up and make you smile.

TJ Patrick - Adelina     Folk, Acoustic 21/06/2019
Born and raised in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, TJ Patrick creates songs that shed light on stories of raw, personal experiences with a delicate and gentle nature.
Recorded in the Dandenong Ranges with Ben Edgar (Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone) Adelina uses driving rhythms and lapsteel guitars to paint a vast landscape inspired by 1970s California rock and Americana. Lyrically, the song speaks of having a deep empathy for someone that has just broken your heart.

The Queensland Tiger - The Captain of the Push (Henry Lawson)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 20/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc… true to the original works.
Complete poem by Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922) This was apparently passed by the censor, and published in The Bulletin in 1892. Infamous gangs, known as pushes, still roamed “The Rocks” area of Sydney In the 1880s and 1890s, so when Lawson published this poem, it was topical piece, not an historical one.

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Anna-Kat - Fifteen     Folk, Pop 19/06/2019
Alpaca farmer turned fem art pop singer-songerwriter producer.
'Fifteen’ is an appeal for empathy, in hope of inspiring uncomfortably necessary conversations around consent, especially as an adolescent.

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Annaliese Rose - I Feel All the Wrong Things at All the Wrong Times     Folk, Acoustic, Ambience, Easy Listening 19/06/2019
Annaliese Rose is returning with new material after two years of writing and recording, and stepping out of her comfort zone to truly capture the new artist she is becoming.
'I Feel All the Wrong Things at All the Wrong Times' is the most recent release from Annaliese Rose's upcoming EP, and introduces a new sound to her music, defining the new artist she is becoming.

Dan Baker - The Wilderness     Folk, Roots, Acoustic, Chill 19/06/2019
Emerging craftsmen, Dan Baker is releasing the first recordings of his thoughtful contemporary folk works after honing them on many festival and venue stages across Queensland.
The Wilderness is a message of comfort and affirmation to a former self. It begins as a sombre confession but grows into an empowering rally to heed the call from without and within.

Greta Stanley - Follow Suit     Folk, Rock, Electronic, Pop 19/06/2019
Produced by Mark Myers from The Middle East, 'Follow Suit' is the latest stunner from acclaimed Cairns singer/songwriter Greta Stanley. It will feature on her upcoming EP (due July 26).

Supporting Emma Louise:


Hannah Ana - Stay With Me     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 19/06/2019
Hannah Ana is a Brisbane-based Canadian singer-songwriter, sharing stories through cinematic soundscapes, contemplative lyrics and soulful vocals. Her songs aim to connect listeners with a deeper part of themselves.
Inspired by folk ballads and cinematic scores, "Stay With Me" was written about deep, soulful conversations that evoke a sense of magic, mystery and enchantment. This is a cinematic journey through an enthralling conversation with a loved one.

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The Hunter Express - Bad Line     Folk 19/06/2019
The Hunter Express is a band led by frontman, Brad Ellis. The lineup sees Matt Dixon on guitar, bassist Jarrad Brown, percussionist Tyler Campbell, pianist Olaf Scott and Pia Nesvara.
'Bad Line' is the first single to be lifted from the record. The song reflects the struggle that someone goes through when communication starts to break down between that someone you love. Trying to stay in contact, but destined to keep dropping out and away from one another.

The Queensland Tiger - Sweeney (Henry Lawson)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 19/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc…. true to the original works.
Near complete poem. I have omitted the lines “His brow was broad and roomy, but its lines were somewhat harsh, And a sensual mouth was hidden by a drooping, fair moustache; (His hairy chest was open to what poets call the 'wined', And I would have bet a thousand that his pants were gone behind).” Violin by Jessie Morgan

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Voye - Hummingbird     Folk, Atmospheric, Ambience, Pop 19/06/2019
A folk-pop singer-songwriter artist from Townsville.
Hummingbird is the title track of Voye's debut EP. Hummingbird is a song written over many years, and tells the story of the heartbreak and convalescence inevitably experienced throughout the journey of life.

Bonniesongs - Ice Cream     Folk, Experimental 18/06/2019
Bonnie’s sweet ethereal vocals sail over the polyrhythmic backgrounds created between her mandolin, percussion and vocal loops.
Bonnie Stewart: vocals, guitar, banjo, drums, percussion
Freya Schack- Arnott: cello
Thomas Botting: double and electric bass
Alyx Dennison and David Trumpmanis: guitar noodles, bass synth and zombie vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Trumpmanis
Coo Coo recorded and mixed by Dave Kempton, with additional recording, mixing and mastering by David Trumpmanis
Produced by Alyx Dennison

Other tracks by Bonniesongs:  Barabara
Jep and Dep - I Will Survive     Folk, Atmospheric, Downbeat, Gay Alligned 18/06/2019
Jep and Dep are a folk-noir duo from Sydney and have supported acts like Aldous Harding, Johnny Marr and LOW.
Jep and Dep cover Gloria Gaynor’s 1979 hit single ‘I Will Survive”.The original song written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. Jep and Dep's brings a more sadder and contemporary take on a classic-describing a discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup, the track is frequently recalled as a symbol of female strength and as a gay anthem.

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Bofolk Ballico - Party Animal     Folk, Rock, Comedy, Acoustic 14/06/2019
Bofolk Ballico is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Josh (Bofolk) released his debut EP, 'Top Five Songs' in February 2016.
Party Animal is a novelty track about an anti-social character attending a party.

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David M. Western - Gallery     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 14/06/2019
David Western’s bashful and winsome sensibility has fooled many. An explorer of personal space, soaring downcast rock and dimly lit folk tunes, he’s an old soul that writes with purpose.
Gallery is an observation of the various ways people portray themselves and how we feel when we’re watching people do things that aren’t exactly genuine. You need to put yourself on the outside, watching the paintings as you pass by, instead of being the image that you have on the wall that shows a negative side of yourself.

Garrett Kato - Distant Lands     Folk 14/06/2019
Canadian-born, Australia-based singer-songwriter Garrett Kato showed up in Byron Bay 9 years ago with nothing but a bag of clothes, a backpack, and guitar after quitting his day job.
Distant Land is a collection of memories spanning most of my life. The songs resemble chapters to my journey from as far back as childhood and as recent as becoming a father in a new country.

Hannah Campbell - East Coast Dream     Folk, Acoustic, Chill, Pop 14/06/2019
Hannah Campbell is a warm, discerning, and joyful storyteller. Hannah’s trademark honest humility is the undercurrent of her stories of failings and hopefulness, desire, emotional vacancy, and unspoken truths.
East Coast Dream is an anthem for adventurous spirits, those who want to rid themselves of their cubicle prison and hit the open road. It’s a soundtrack to windows down and boards in the back, sunsets over seas, picnic blankets on headlands, condensation on beer bottles, freedom, being out of reception, waking up to the sunrise, and falling in love.

Angharad Drake - Start Again     Folk, Acoustic 13/06/2019
Angharad Drake's lyrics balance the yearning of young love with honest introspection while her melodies are the kind that you hum during contemplative moods with bittersweet complexity
Start Again' is about not letting one tragedy in your life determine every other choice you make. You have the opportunity to "start again", don't miss your chance

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Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy - I'm Not Around     Folk, Country, Soul, Easy Listening 13/06/2019
Combining the country/blues/folk foundations of ARIA nominated songwriter Danny Widdicombe (from the Wilson Pickers) and merging with the harmonic and melodic versatility of the award-winning jazz trio Trichotomy.
I'm Not Around'' combines folk/country sounds and instrumentation with the groove and harmony of soul & jazz.

Widdicombe's visceral storytelling is complemented by the intuitive improvising of the piano/bass/drums forming an engaging interplay that brings together these seemingly disparate genres!

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Harrison Storm - Falling Down     Folk 13/06/2019
With a handful of finely tuned folk based demos, Harrison turned to friend and producer Hayden Calnin, who helped bring to life his ideas, which formed his debut EP titled.
Falling Down is a song about those times in a relationship where there seems to be a shadow looming overhead and you’re desperately trying to see through it and hang on.