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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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Datson Hughes - Flowers and the Axe     Folk, Psychedelic, Acoustic 05/05/2018
Harking back to something Alan Lomax might have captured, or the deadpan experiments of the Velvet Underground, DATSON HUGHES play own-brand dark folk on Datson's hand-made Appalachian mountain dulcimers.
A visionary road trip in a cul de sac fake news, conspiracy theories, crop circles, aliens, rough hewn love, the angelic host, dispensational truth, zombies and Keef feature in this rollicking hoedown. Equal parts Holy Modal Rounders & Bogtrotters with just a hint of Hildergard von Bingen.

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Steve Pinner - Count The Waves     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop, Chill 02/05/2018
Steve brings his music through a lifetime of experiences and doesn't apologise for the emotions that it touches. He describes his music as covering real, reflective, beautiful and fun.
Count the Waves recognises that we get caught up in the busy of life. Work, school, bills, pace. It says, "lets play hooky", "wag it" now and then, and go to the beach, just take time out and be with each other.

Other tracks by Steve Pinner:  Bro' Be My Man  -  Kiss My Face
Shirina - Wild     Folk, Pop 01/05/2018
Shirina is a young singer/songwriter who has made a name for herself through busking around Sydney’s CBD.
Wild is filled with cool guitar riffs, haunting backing vocals and hard hitting electronic drums. The chill vibes will not only have you grooving along but hopefully give a sense of inner motivation as well.

Vanderlay - An Oversight     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Chill 01/05/2018
Both nuanced and sprawling, Vanderlay craft plaintive and eloquent folk songs, set against cantering drums and lush guitars, hitting the sweet spot between traditional folk and a modern day sensibility.
Melancholic, lush and decidedly poignant, ’An Oversight’ highlights Vanderlay’s knack for nuanced, long form arrangements with detail rich lyricism. The song explores the tumultuous nature of trying to re-establish yourself in the aftermath of your youth.

Delsinki - A Soldiers Wife     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Blues 27/04/2018
DELSINKI’s approach contains traces of (amongst others) of Leonard Cohen, Tim Winton, John Brack, bush poets and dreamers, all of whom litter this unique vision of contemporary Australian life.
A story of loneliness and loss, it is a modern tale of a faded Australian dream. Delsinki’s baritone duels with vocalist Coby Grant’s soothing tones whilst perforated by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Violin Satu Vanska and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Viola Soloist Christopher Moore

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Fionnuala McKenna - Bad Thing     Folk, Blues, Jazz, Ambience 27/04/2018
Fionnuala couples sparse instrumentals with a unique and powerful voice. Not quite blues nor folk, She favours pitching tonalities, threading her voice through minor chords and picking-patterns with serene gravity.
Bad Thing: the opening track from Fionnuala McKenna's WRUNG EP. A moody narrative-driven piece with sparse instrumentals.


Other tracks by Fionnuala McKenna:  Fade Out  -  Hell Bent
Innessa - Golden Wreath     Folk, Ethnic, World 27/04/2018
A magical doorway between East and West opens when Innessa infuses modern alternative Australian folk with her Eastern European heritage to create spellbinding soundscapes and whimsical tales.
Alternative folk infused with Eastern-European influences, Golden Wreath is a spellbinding song inspired by an old Russian Folk custom with a modern twist to follow your dreams.

Daniel J Townsend - Waiting For The Storm     Folk, Electronic 23/04/2018
Daniel J Townsend was born on a tiny island on the edge of the world, the descendant of a convict girl and her employer. He's been singing stories ever since.
A brother and sister stand on the edge of the land, watching an approaching cyclone. One flees, and turns to stone. One stays, and becomes the wind.

Serhiy - Take me Home     Folk, Pop, Christian 20/04/2018
If you like music that makes you want to remember a time when you FELT connected, shared an experience, or made a memory you can't forget, you'll like me.
Born during a big transition. Selling ALL my equipment, studio, household contents (rented) + giving away my cat to prepare for a journey to US, where I was to live with whom I thought was the love of my life. We broke up a week before, this song freed me!

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Eliza Hull - Hard Way     Folk, Pop, Rock 18/04/2018
Castlemaine-based indie artist, Eliza Hull, has just announced tour dates and her new single ‘Hard Way’ - produced by Jono Steer (Ainslie Wills, Ali Barter) at New Market Studios, Melbourne.
‘Hard Way’ is an elegant and emotively-driven slice of indie-pop, that draws on learning to move on from a toxic relationship. Taking cues from the likes of Meg Mac, The Jezabels and London Grammar, the track also shines a light on the songstress’ evolution as a musician.

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

Simon Imrei - The Winter     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Pop 17/04/2018
The Winter is the new single from Bayside blues & soul inspired folk musician ‘Simon Imrei’, the 2nd off his forthcoming album, The Sum of Scenes, out mid 2018.
With its laid-back simplicity and acoustic riff, THE WINTER could have been pulled straight out of California in the mid 1970s. It's a story about healing, taking time away from life to get through whatever you need to get through and both literally and emotionally “bunkering down for the Winter”.

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Demi Mitchell - Medicine Woman     Folk, Psychedelic, Pop, Alternative Country 17/04/2018
Demi Mitchell's new record ‘The Overflow’ is a culmination of dark and dreamy melodies, psychedelic-folk and introspective lyricism best drunk in as a passenger on your next highway drive.
Medicine Woman is the first single from 'The Overflow' recorded in Melbourne with Roger Bergodaz at Union St Studio. Demi says of summer psychedelic-folk track: “Medicine Woman is about how making yourself vulnerable to someone can be both an empowering and daunting experience and finding the balance between the two."

Byren - Autumnal     Folk, Rock, Atmospheric 14/04/2018
Byren is a dynamic and evocative singer/songwriter and band hailing from Newcastle. His music ebbs and flows hushed intimate tones and raging torrents of raw emotion.
This song represents the joys and pains of change, honesty and self-reflection. And though it may seem daunting, this undertaking is ultimately one of renewal - a path to a more resilient version of yourself.

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Gurrumul - Waak (Crow)     Folk, Australian Indigenous, World, Classical 14/04/2018
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.
Wäk is the sound of the crow crying, it is also the name for the crow. In this manikay the Wäk is falling from the heavens towards the place called Djapaŋuruana.

Other tracks by Gurrumul:  Galiku (Flag)  -  Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)
Galloping Foxleys - Amnesia     Folk, Pop, Alternative Country 13/04/2018
Born of Fremantle's seedy underbelly, Galloping Foxleys are as sweet as a honey bee dipped in fairy floss and dark as a dead black space cat in a black hole.
Blissed out groove, unforgettable lost rememberings, epic singalong chorus. Feel good hit of your coma.

Other tracks by Galloping Foxleys:  Small Moke & Fries  -  Double-Thinkk
Steve Tyssen - Bless You Thank You     Folk, Rock, Acoustic, Electronic 13/04/2018
Steve Tyssen is a drummer with an obsession for songwriting. His solo project has now taken a front seat, where his unique style and voice is unmistakable.
Bless You Thank You is an ode to 90's pop culture and in particular the grunge era of Seattle. It was written during my time spent in Seattle in January 2018.

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Other tracks by Steve Tyssen:  Send Me Away  -  Maybe I Will See You Around
William Alexander - Had I No Heart     Folk, Acoustic 13/04/2018
Troubadour and old time folk singer William Alexander hails from another time, a time when plain speaking and honest story telling were essential components of any good song.
Had I No Heart, the title track from William's second album, captures the spirit and essence of this talented young man. Straight forward story telling, honest guitar picking and an engaging and beautifully crafted song.

Other tracks by William Alexander:  Bound to Roam
Tom West - Got It Cheap     Folk, Acoustic, Blues 11/04/2018
Tom West is an Australian singer-songwriter performing music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.
Got It Cheap is a reflection on the disposability of the routines modern life imagined during dream-like walks through the Australian suburbia. Open tuned banjo plays off against West’s old Stratocaster before the song collapses into riffs and swells into dream-like changes.

Tom Milek - Being There     Folk, Easy Listening, Pop, Acoustic 10/04/2018
Tom wrestles his own real personal tragedies with mythology, vivid imagery, and a painfully naked glimpse into the fragility that exists deep within us all.
Being There tells the age old story of unrequited love through the lens of someone prone to feeling abandoned, trying to assure the people that if it were up to them, they'd make sure they wouldn't ever feel alone again.

Other tracks by Tom Milek:  Pins  -  Fools Leap
Chris Arnott - Fighting With the Devil     Folk, Electronic 10/04/2018
Chris Arnott is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, Australia
About a friend who lost his battle. A simple approach to this song, the overall tone is quite bleak, flat, the rhodes detuned to the hilt, the timpani ostinato unrelenting, not unlike the depression that consumes many. Most of all it is pretty because, for the most part, life is.

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