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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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Howlite - Orchestra     Folk, Pop, Easy Listening, Atmospheric 05/04/2018
Melbourne's Howlite churn heavy emotions within their gorgeously crafted pop music. Alison Thom's commanding vocals hypnotise, as layered arrangements weave their way throughout with effortless charm and flair.
Gorgeous harmonies and slow burning instrumentation forms the new soundscape that Melbourne outfit Howlite have created on their latest single ‘Orchestra‘. Hypnotising and ethereal in overall sound, ‘Orchestra’ is a strong step forward from the group, led by songwriter and vocalist Alison Thom.

Swamp Fat Jangles - Spaghetti Renaissance     Folk, Alternative Country 05/04/2018
​Swamp Fat Jangles' electric sound has echoes of a secret Sydney swamp where mosquitoes buzz, whiskey flows and verses are sung in three-part harmony out on the porch.
A tale of love, revenge and murder: haunting folk harmonies set against a Tarantino-esque backdrop, Spaghetti Renaissance is the first taste of Swamp Fat Jangles' debut EP and draws on their multitude of influences simmered in their secret swamp on the banks of the Georges River.

Laik Aífe - Go Mad     Folk, Easy Listening, Pop, Atmospheric 29/03/2018
Once tipped $10 by Tim Rogers for 'having the spunk', Laik Aífe (lake ee-fa) is a Sydney based singer-songwriter who slings heartfelt soaring tunes with an endearing charisma.​
Go Mad is composed of only two alternating chords played on electric guitar. It is ethereal yet not easy to get distracted during listening. Laik Aífe's huge and powerful vocals sit weighted on top of the sparse chordal movement. Lyrically, it is about the brink between feeling sane and not.

Gurrumul - Djolin (Musical Instrument)     Folk, Australian Indigenous, World 28/03/2018
Gurrumul is remembered today as one of the most important figures in Australian music history, blind from birth and emerging from the remote Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island.
Today we reveal the astonishing ambition of the album, ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’, for the first time with the track ‘Djolin (Musical Instrument)’ unveiling the amazing fusion of two grand traditions into one of the most ambitious projects in Australian music history.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, 3PBS, Melbourne (VIC)

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Emily Davis - Hold On     Folk, Rock, Blues 26/03/2018
Emily Davis is an insightful songwriter, whose music walks the line between folk and rock. Her cinematic lyrics create a luscious world for the listener, each song exploring human connections.
Hold On is The First Track from Emily Davis' Third Studio Album, You, Me and the Velvet Sea

Hannah Cameron - What's It For     Folk, Alternative Country 26/03/2018
Singer-songwriter Hannah Cameron possesses a power within her music that is immediately arresting. Her evocative lyrics explore a range of themes and emotions, maintaining a voice both assured and insightful.
"We live in a world where there is this growing pressure to make our private lives public. It's become a bizarre way of validating our relationships and I suppose that this song was my way of trying to articulate the absurdity of it all." - Hannah Cameron

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

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

Blooming - Ways To Go     Folk, Rock, Roots 24/03/2018
Blooming (Patrick Grierson) is an indie/folk-rock singer-songwriter from Canberra. His backing band (double bass, sax, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin and drums) make a beautiful, subtle and controlled ambience.
“A song about knowing where you want to go while needing to come to accept where you are. It's a song about waiting for the thing you desperately want.” (Blooming)

Laik Aífe - Canada     Folk, Pop, Soul 24/03/2018
Once tipped $10 by Tim Rogers for 'having the spunk', Laik Aífe (lake ee-fa) is a Sydney based singer-songwriter who slings heartfelt soaring tunes with an endearing charisma.
Canada's an old girl. Laik Aífe's been writing it for 3 years, adding a verse to it at every formative life-junction. It's a rich tapestry of instrumental timbres which is broken through with the engulfing tone of Laik Aífe's unique vocal characteristic.

Jason Lowe - The Sea Of Home     Folk, Acoustic 22/03/2018
A true 1970’s style Singer-Songwriter. Lowe's songs of profound musical and poetic power are utterly captivating and awe inspiring.
A song of reflection, acceptance, and transcendence, set amongst the devastation of the ending of a six year relationship. It's a note of farewell to a lover lost.

Other tracks by Jason Lowe:  Look How Far We've Come  -  Through The Winters Long
John Flanagan Trio - Something To Complain About     Country, Folk, Alternative Country 22/03/2018
The John Flanagan Trio is made up of award winning songwriter John Flanagan, double bass playing extraordinaire Liz Frencham and young bluegrass guitar and mandolin picker Dan Watkins.
‘Something To Complain About’ is the second single from the upcoming album, and is driven by punchy harmonies and rollicking fiddle. Bluegrass/folk meets rock n roll as the Flanagan takes a lighthearted poke at ‘first world problems’ and the art of complaining.

Simone & Girlfunkle - Girls     Folk, Pop 19/03/2018
Perth Avant-folk darlings Simone & Girlfunkle are pleased to announce the arrival of their sophomore album Hold On, the much-anticipated follow up to 2013’s Hurry, Harry.
With new single and album opener 'Girls', a self-described war cry declaring that their gender-equal band won't be stepped on, Simone & Girlfunkle have once again proven they're a band with many strings in their multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist bow.

Pat Devlin - We're All Friends     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Rock 17/03/2018
Pat has been doing the rounds playing music with mates and small bands for the last couple of years. In early 2016 he began to concentrate on his solo music.
We're All Friends is the title track from the Ep released in late November. It tells a number of stories within the one song that intertwine together... but ill leave them for you to decipher.

Ryan Downey - Those Eyes That Answer     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 17/03/2018
Ryan Downey shares the striking second single ‘Those Eyes That Answer’, from his jaw-dropping debut album Running out Friday 13 April via Barely Dressed Records/Remote Control.
‘Those Eyes That Answer’ encompasses everything that is great about Downey’s music. His undeniable voice resonates with richness and gravity while a minutely detailed and singularly original musical world unfurls around it.

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Annaliese Rose - Let Me Leave     Folk, Acoustic, Ambience, Blues 16/03/2018
As a singer/song-writer, Annaliese Rose has acquired a charisma and writing style well beyond her years, along with a unique acoustic indie folk vibe, and melancholic tones.
'Let Me Leave' is the debut release from Annaliese Rose's upcoming EP, and accurately captures the growth in her song-writing and perception of events in her own life.

Fletcher Gull - Light Up (Remix)     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 16/03/2018
Fletcher Gull is an artist who possesses a true gift for composing music that is eminently accessible, yet touches the heart, mind and spirit of all who hear it.
Remixed by Glascow engineer, Chris Gordon, Light Up is a haunting yet hopeful track, inspired by the turmoil Fletcher’s sister experienced with mental illness. The single came as a secondary introduction to his debut EP REMEMBER THAT YOU’RE GONE.

Helena Pop - How To Do a FOLEY Break And Repair Yourself     Folk, Punk, Rock, Experimental 16/03/2018
Helena Pop play sweet anthemic folk songs. We just want you to have a good time, and for you to let others have a good time.
Rough around the edges and with some cracks which serve not so much to undermine structural integrity as to bring to mind the kind of reckless abandon/gentle ferocity one feels when going about one's business with the firm conviction that at best very little matters (at the moment).

Mick McHugh - Good Good Day     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country 16/03/2018
Northern NSW troubadour Mick McHugh has music fans in Amy Shark, Goanna's Shane Howard through to Damien Dempsey & Gary Og amongst others. A Million Stars is his debut album.
A melodic heartfelt song, McHugh's Good Good Day highlights the resilience in people after facing things out of their control. Duration 3.09.

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Other tracks by Mick McHugh:  Not In Kansas Anymore
Pascal Babare - Native Birds     Folk, Pop, Rock, Easy Listening 16/03/2018
Babare spent his childhood living between the suburban sprawl of Melbourne and Sydney and an ashramin Lake County, California.
‘Native Birds’ is short and poppy, like Babare’s earlier work, but sonically lush, with horns, synth and electronic miscellanea weaving together to create a melodic lead worthy of Brian Wilson or Jim O’Rourke. Lyrically, every line folds gently into the next, in an approach figurative, melancholic, generous and wry.

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Sam Green and the Time Machine - Melbourne Town     Folk, Country, Pop, Folk 16/03/2018
The artist known as Sam Green and the Time Machine Born in Melbourne and based, creating music, his web site has the program called Green Bits uploaded each week.
Review of Melbourne town to share the gifts of the city and town. Sweet soul full catchy, the place to be, a city of fun and music.

Other tracks by Sam Green and the Time Machine:  Howdiddo  -  Round and Round
Kaitlin Keegan - Alto     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop, Chill 15/03/2018
Kaitlin Keegan is a Perth born singer and songwriter. Her debut EP has been described as folky with pop music sensibilities.
It's about a being a teen obsessed w/ a boy that doesn't really care. Being at a weird age - feeling like you have to act a certain way and be so much older than you are.
Just a statement to someone who was draining me and bringing me down.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTR FM, Perth (WA)

Other tracks by Kaitlin Keegan:  Hellesylt  -  Pessimist