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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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Simon Imrei - Stand Still     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Pop 10/05/2019
Folk/Americana sensability, 4-part harmonies, honest relatable storytelling, live loops & 70s grooves, layered guitars with blues riffs & solos
Stand Still is a melancholy Americana daydream about heading down the coast with someone, living out of an old suitcase and sharing the quiet in amongst the craziness of life's day to day. It's a subtle acoustic folk-pop tune, tinged with vintage tape tones and the deft finishing touches of guitarist/pedal-steel gun for hire Matt Dixon (Emilee South, James Kenyon).

The Humbuckin' Pickups - Long time gone     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Roots 10/05/2019
The four-piece Humbuckin' Pickups bring the songs of front man Ewan Cloonan to life. They love a raucous sing-along but are equally at home with a heart-breaking ballad.
‘Long time gone’ is the song that speaks to our heart while simultaneously kicking us in the butt. It reminds us that if we want to marry the love of our life, write that book or travel those seas, then we have to ‘do it while we can – we’re a long time gone’.

Other tracks by The Humbuckin' Pickups:  The Well  -  The Dancing Gate
The Queensland Tiger - Jim Jones at Botany Bay     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 10/05/2019
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.
Between 1788 and about 1850, a new colony and overflowing jails in England meant convicts were transported half way across the world for 7, 14 years or life. A dangerous journey, conditions on arrival were harsh. Jim Jones has never been identified. Tarantino’s recent film “The Hateful Eight” obviously borrowed this song and made some changes. Violin by Mikhail Bugaev.

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Declan Kelly - Take Me In Tonight     Folk, Acoustic, Blues 03/05/2019
Acoustically impeccable whilst writing each and every song from the heart, Declan Kelly is a timeless musician, not afraid to present his blood, sweat and tears to the word.
This beautifully stripped-back piece is a petition to ourselves in times of emotional isolation, where we seem to be distant from those around us. “Take Me In Tonight” is the second single off Kelly’s upcoming album, “The Nest,” recorded in his studio of the same name.

frank's fish tank - jack bean     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Easy Listening 03/05/2019
!! port city alt-folk, bluegrass and country tinged old-timey. banjo, fiddle, clawhammer banjo and guitar. contemporary and traditional, whimsical mellow southwest Albany//fremantle twist on Appalachian and Irish folk music..
river banks and mud flats and hair styles alt-country folk song. clawhammer banjo and flat-picked guitar flutters about with drawing chugging fiddle and twinkling mandolin interweaving throughout a steady flow of old time style folk music, with frank's soothing mellow velvet voice and calming seasons appropriate atmospheric lyrics and vocals.

Kim Churchill - When Everything Comes Undone     Folk, Roots 03/05/2019
Kim Churchill is excited to unveil his stunning new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’ and E.P. ‘I AM’ – recorded and co-produced by Vincent Kottkamp and Chris Collins.
‘I AM’ begins with the anthemic new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone'.

Other tracks by Kim Churchill:  Look Too  -  The Sunroom
Lincoln MacKinnon - I'm Bled     Folk, Acoustic, Rock 03/05/2019
Sometime assassin, sometime saint, Lincoln MacKinnon combines uplifting choruses, heart-break harmonies and a barely contained menace to produce music that is as powerful as it is memorable.
“I’m Bled” is the painful truth that is all too easy to push aside. MacKinnon and Perth vocalist Billie Rogers sing about a relationship that has broken down – what once began as love has since become numb, silence is a regular occurrence and both parties are stuck “forever in a war never won.”

Riley Pearce - Free Coffee     Folk, Acoustic, Pop 03/05/2019
Riley Pearce is a young indie folk artist from WA. With over 30 million Spotify streams, his reflective songwriting & chilled-out coastal vibes resonates with more than just folk lovers.
Free Coffee came off the back of being overwhelmed by just how quickly time passes and I realised I found it quite difficult coping with change. It deals a lot with childhood memories and the title came from this first AA meeting type idea and a realisation that you do indeed have a problem as being the first step.

Other tracks by Riley Pearce:  Portugal  -  Park Dogs
The Maes - Head Over Heels     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Easy Listening 03/05/2019
Since 2014, The Maes have been full time touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking songwriting, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies.
A song about the inevitable surprise and dizzying vulnerability of falling in love. Recorded on the shores of Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Other tracks by The Maes:  Driving Ali Through Mining Towns  -  Get Your Act Together
Maynard Heap - Think Globally, Act Locally     Folk, Acoustic 26/04/2019
Maynard Heap is a versatile, solo, harmonica, guitar playing, singer-songwriter. His distinctive, self-taught style featuring elements of folk, country, blues and rock, has evolved with his musical journey throughout Queensland.
Think Globally, Act Locally

This folkie solo original is an anthem for activism, identifying problems such as a lack of global awareness, corporate greed, political corruption, media monopoly and big banks, while giving active solutions for people to follow. Maynard’s arpeggio picked and strummed acoustic, provides a solid foundation for his resounding vocals and melodious harmonica to weave its spell.

Anna & Jordan - It's up to You!     Folk, Pop 25/04/2019
Anna & Jordan are an indie/folk/pop duo based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.
An upbeat indie-pop-folk song featuring violin, acoustic guitar and a charming, light hearted sentiment.

Gerard Starling - 7:30     Folk, Rock 25/04/2019
Gerard Starling, folky force to be reckoned with. Channeling Neil Young, with a nod to the haunting Elliott Smith. Gerard invites you into his complex mind, wistfully observing life's incarnations.
7:30 is the midst of winter, a broken down rental in Camberwell, heartbreak, a $20 heater from Bunnings that made you worried about falling asleep next to it, in a bedroom filled with all your life’s collection of records and figuring out what’s next in the world and my place in it while living with heartbreak and heartache.

Robbie Miller - Show Your Skin     Folk, Pop 25/04/2019
If there is one enduring, almost mythical, storyline in music it’s the ‘bedroom to big stage’ success story. It’s that all-too-rare tale of an artist plucked from obscurity -Robbie Miller.
"’Show Your Skin’ is a reflective song about the rediscovery of self-worth after an extremely challenging time in my life - a period I thought I’d never be free of,” says Robbie. “The song touches on these struggles but also the power of a positive relationship and the role it played for me in finding my own value.”

Alana Jagt - Imagining Life     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 24/04/2019
Alana Jagt's dynamic, warmly-weathered voice has captivated audiences throughout her short career. Her work blends indie pop and rock with moody alt-country and Motown groove.
It's about falling asleep near the ocean, with a storm building outside that seeps into your dreams and swallows you whole.

The song is a gentle nod to Jagt's seaside home; one that expands her folky palette to include swirling electric guitars and a soaring string section.

Brain Romance - Honest Words     Folk 24/04/2019
Melbourne artist Hannah Cameron and Canadian musician Brian Campeau have long shared a mutual admiration and nurturing of one another’s musical journeys.
‘Honest Words’ is an immediately arresting refrain and one that is sure to set the tone for what’s to come from this long-awaited dream partnership. With the single out Wednesday 1 May, Brain Romance is thrilled to announce some of their first-ever live shows, heading to Sydney, Melbourne, and Castlemaine at the changing of the seasons this May.

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.