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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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Santa Taranta - Niebla     Folk, Acoustic, World 15/02/2018
Santa Taranta plays traditional Italian music with a modern and more contemporary approach. The band brings up to light a whole repertoire hidden for the non Italian listeners.
Niebla is the first song co written by all the members of the band, and it's also the first in it's style of music (the Pizzica Pizzica) to be written in english and in Australia....that we know of, at least!

Other tracks by Santa Taranta:  Cupa Cupa  -  Sete
Wolf Gordon - Life Goes Slow (Until You're 24)     Folk, Rock, Roots 15/02/2018
Laying smooth vocals, and rhythmic guitar over folk tales old and new, Wolf’s style is reflective of his influences in Paul Kelly, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
A raw/tell all track with a very direct message. featuring lively guitar, smooth vocals, catchy harmonica and a slight americana/alt country feel.

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Other tracks by Wolf Gordon:  Fool's Paradise  -  Old River
Cookie Baker - Don't Start A Fight     Folk, Alternative Country 14/02/2018
Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia and now based in Melbourne, Cookie Baker showcases cool wordsmithery and sparkling grit in her disarming songwriting.
Cookie Baker’s ‘Don’t Start A Fight’ is an honest and brilliant account of the aftermath of affection, how two people are forced to continually begin again in fits and starts, replacing the arrival of too much space with new towns and unfamiliar beds in the burial of reality through travel.

Milk Teddy - Sweet Bells Jangled     Pop 14/02/2018
Milk Teddy is a Melbourne five-piece band whose songs push beyond the slippage of irony and sincerity to find a space where camp, ruminative, astute and sincere fly together.
A glorious clamour-fest of wafting guitar leads and stately synths provide rich undergrowth for Thomas Mendelovits’ unmistakably joyous yowl – a picturesque vision of a post-apocalyptic sonic free-for-all.

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Other tracks by Milk Teddy:  Rock 'N' Roll Cretin  -  Gothic Skyline
The Oh Balters - Why Don't You Save Me Now?     Rock, Folk, Pop, Blues 14/02/2018
The Oh Balters are a four piece folk-rock band from Central Australia, now based in Melbourne. Drawing inspiration from Dylan, The Beatles and Black Keys etc.
An upbeat folk-rock song about love and salvation. Ocker vocals and catchy riffs

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Other tracks by The Oh Balters:  Rhythm With Me  -  You're All I Need
Delsinki Records - 'Count Your Blessings'     Blues/Roots, Folk, Atmospheric 02/02/2018
Shape-shifting, categorisation defying, post-colonialist Craig Johnston AKA Delsinki Records' music contains traces of Cohen, Tim Winton, John Brack, poets and dreamers to create a unique vision of contemporary Australian life.
'Count Your Blessings' offers a swelling mix of mandolin, cello and trombone, juxtaposing Delsinki's deep, direct lyrics with Ruby Gill's soaring, lilting echoes. Lyrics of entrapment and survival pepper the song as Delsinki sings of settling for what you've become rather than trying to change. A moving, moody emotive track.

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Bravo Victor - The Duel     Folk, Jazz, Acoustic, Live Performance 01/02/2018
Part jazz, part pop, part R’n’B. Together this bass and voice duo of Jono Burgess and Sophie Aked have provided a sound not heard anywhere else.
The Duel is a poppy track based on the reaction to a character in a short story of the same name by Anton Chekov. The stylings of 90s R&B and the back beat through the chorus create a relaxing summer vibe.

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Other tracks by Bravo Victor:  For All His Flaws  -  Fire & Ice
Graham Dodsworth - Bruton Town     Folk, World 01/02/2018
Graham Dodsworth, singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer since childhood, uses his long association and intimate knowledge of folklore to deliver powerful interpretations of Australian, Celtic, British and contemporary Folk Songs.
Bruton Town - Track 1 from Graham's album, In good King Arthur's Day - a beautiful story song that showcases Graham's engaging vocal and superb guitar playing.

Other tracks by Graham Dodsworth:  Black Waterside
Clint Wilson - Nothin' To Lose     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 01/02/2018
Emerging artist, Clint Wilson is an acoustic troubadour part of the new wave of Australiana artists who's influences draw from folk, Americana and alt country.
Nothin’ To Lose is a dreamy acoustic song where violins enchant you into the breezy take on having nothing in life and being really happy about it. “Missing out” seems to be the better option in Wilson’s eyes. A beautiful sentiment in a materialistic world.

Mary Webb - Gecko Fingers     Folk 01/02/2018
Mary worked as musical director for circus troups, theatre groups, founded both a multi-arts performance collective and a business writing personalized gift songs. Played with MojoJuju, Pierce Brothers, Tash Sultana.
Gecko Fingers is about Mary's relationship with her sister, growing after years apart and having a lot of love for each other but also a lot of conflict, then as adults working out that we are not so different. Musically, it's raw, playful, kooky... a little dark but also uplifting.

Matt Purcell - Hideaway     Folk, Pop, Chill, Easy Listening 01/02/2018
It’s all about inspiring people to live a life by design says Matt Purcell who mentors and influences thousands of young people through his music, speaking and youth work programs.
Hideaway is an acoustic archipelago track which melts into your soul and revises that earlier cup of coffee with a chai

Paul Reid - Looking For My Lady     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Country 01/02/2018
Paul Reid is one of Melbourne's most loved singer-songwriters. His catchy songs and masterful guitar-work takes him to audiences around the country.
Looking for my Lady is the brand new single from much loved Melbourne singer-songwriter Paul Reid. The track beings as a soft reflective piece that slowly builds up into a beautifully crafted and arrange full-band performance.

Bronte Eve - My Heart     Folk, Acoustic, Instrumental, Ambience 01/02/2018
Im a young singer/songwriter from the GC, my music is my therapy and something I've always done. Music for me is my cure, my lil piece of gold.
this track is soulful and elusive. This track means alot to me and is powerfully ambient. This track is special, it tells a story all the way through, it reveals the inner struggle with excepting people deserve to deal with situation how they want. Its a story for all dreamers

Maddie Lucy - Letting Me Go     Folk, Pop 01/02/2018
Maddie Lucy is a hybrid vocalist. Growing up in classical music and then, ultimately, turning her attention to folk/pop has lead her to create a refreshing new sound.
'Letting Me Go' is about the emotions experienced after a long term relationship comes to an end. Break-ups are never easy, but sometimes, when we take a step back and get some perspective, we can appreciate that it was for the best.

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Echo Deer - Easy Street     Folk, Alternative Country, Rock, Psychedelic 31/01/2018
Echo Deer are a Sydney 5-piece, playing original Americana with sweet homespun harmonies.
An uplifting song about going nowhere fast, and being ok with it.

Other tracks by Echo Deer:  Riverbed  -  Lost My Way
The Steele Syndicate - Funky Trombone     Funk/Soul, Reggae, Ska 31/01/2018
The Brisbane-based octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.
"Funky Trombone" unleashes their evolved, energetic sound while still capturing the essence of their live show.
'We all have moments in our life that get us down. When I play music, nothing else matters; I can just feel good."

Ben Mastwyk - This Country     Country, Blues, Folk 31/01/2018
A prolific songwriter steeped proudly in country roots.
Mastwyk wrote “This Country” reflecting on shifting musical, political and personal tensions. Originally written as a Dylan-esque acoustic dirge the track was reimagined as a high-octane seventies-inspired country funk number in the studio.

Bruce Campbell - Pothole Blues (K-LAB Remix)     Folk, Blues, Country, Atmospheric 30/01/2018
Great vocals, engaging stories, musical arrangements that stand out: Bruce Campbell is a unique and very entertaining singer songwriter.
One day you may find yourself down a dead end road
With nothing left to lose
Your heart in your shoes
Singing the Pothole Blues

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Other tracks by Bruce Campbell:  What The Hell Can I Really Do
Emily Wurramara - Ngarrukwujenama     Folk, Indigenous 26/01/2018
In almost the blink of an eye the young artist who debuted her breakout EP ‘Black Smoke’ in 2016, has matured into a now seasoned award winning Indigenous performer.
Sung in her first language Anindilyakwa, Ngarrukwujenama means ‘I’m hurting’. Personally referred to as ‘The Seabed Mining Song’.
(Phonetic Spelling ‘Ngarrukwujenama’: ngar-day-goo-jay-nah-mah)

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Blues & Roots Album

2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Indigenous

Kill The Darling - Hounds     Rock, Funk, Folk, Experimental 16/01/2018
Kill the Darling is a female fronted Melbourne-based band offering a unique blend of '70s folk influences and '90s symphonic grunge.
Hounds is the first single released this year by Melbourne four-piece Kill The Darling. Using layered guitar effects and funky bass and drum breaks, the single creates a brooding, dark story of "capture and release". Starting off soft, the single ascends into a feel good, funk jam.