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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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Jack Shannon - Liquor Blues     Folk, Rock, Pop, Roots 20/03/2019
With his supple, tender vocal tones accompanied by a matured, dynamic indie/ folk-rock arrangement, Jack Shannon is a 19 year-old Brisbane-based singer-songwriter who's releasing his enthralling new single, ‘Liquor Blues’.
Accompanied by palm-muted guitar, Shannon's intimate vocals kick off the track to tell the tale of, as Jack states, “a girl who’d go out every weekend, ending up in tears to then blame it on everyone else”. Shannon keeps the pulse beating as layers of guitars flow in and out - building towards a stellar crescendo for the outro.

Pat Tierney - Angels     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Easy Listening 20/03/2019
Pat Tierney mixes his signature lap slide guitar sound with smooth vocals and evocative storytelling.
An ambient - acoustic folk song about the beautiful intricacies of life. Layered with haunting slide guitar, piano, bass and organ.

Tess Guthrie - WUTO     Folk, Roots, Pop, Rock 20/03/2019
Raised on the Surf Coast, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tess Guthrie uses her powerful voice to tell raw, relatable stories, drawing you in with her disarmingly honest lyrics.
'WUTO' (Were you the one) is Tess Guthrie's first single. Recorded and co-produced by All Our Friends Music off the Gold Coast and mixed by Alexander O'Gorman in Melbourne, WUTO combines warmth and rawness with a building sense of grit. Add to that some disarmingly honest lyrics and powerful vocals and you've got yourself a molotov-feels-cocktail.

Rhyen - There Goes My Mind     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots 15/03/2019
Rhyen is a bedroom-based singer-songwriter with dreams of performing outside his bedroom. His honest lyrics and endearing stage presence carry a unique emotional resonance making for a captivating live experience.
'There Goes My Mind' is the most honest track from track from Rhyen's upcoming debut EP 'Tomorrow Things Will Be Alright'. It speaks personally about the difficulties of anxiety and and the fears that replay continuously through the mind. Sometimes it clear that these are irrational thoughts, but sometimes the thoughts are also easy to believe.

Other tracks by Rhyen:  The Monster  -  To the Stars
Rob Snarski - Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station     Folk, Pop, Easy Listening 15/03/2019
Rob has toured the globe with The Blackeyed Susans and The Triffids and has shared the stage with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Nico amongst others.
A train trip on the Belgrave Line pays homage to forgotten Hollywood star Robert Mitchum, if not for one little vowel. The song deals with the intimate nature of the train carriages enclosed space and people’s open behaviours - conversations overheard, drug deals, romantic notions and our obsession with popular culture.

Other tracks by Rob Snarski:  Number 44  -  Conversation With A Brisbane Cab Driver
Angie McMahon - Pasta     Folk, Rock, Pop 14/03/2019
Angie first drew the attention of the Australian music scene with her first single 'Slow Mover' which quickly connected to enthusiastic audiences.
A song about feeling really tired, trying anyway and wanting to rock out like Springsteen, 'Pasta' sees Angie liken eating too much gluten to feelings of loss and hope.

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Anna & Jordan - Around The World     Folk, Pop 14/03/2019
Guitar and fiddle and gorgeous voices. This mesmerising duo honours their folky origins, whilst bringing it all ALIVE for contemporary audiences through their crafty songwriting and irresistible, feel-good live performances.
A song about love and adventure.

Daniel Wiggins Group - When It's Said and Done     Folk, Rock 14/03/2019
Australia-based conceptual rock band, fusing elements of progressive, pop, and folk music.
'When It's Said and Done' is a progressive folk/rock song, which has derived a great deal of inspiration from bands such as Jethro Tull and Opeth. It features intricate acoustic guitars, a heavy rhythm section and a memorable vocal melody.

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Ernest Aines - Seasons     Folk, Acoustic, Classical, Easy Listening 14/03/2019
A SInger/Songwriter out of Melbourne. His music reminisces on the authentic soulful folk music of old and hones in on the human experience in the modern era,
Seasons is the second release from the upcoming EP "Already Found". It's a song about the loss of love at its most heartbreaking, and a realization of the lack of possession we have over lovers and fortune.

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idylls - mourning marrow     Folk, World, Acoustic, Classical 14/03/2019
An ecclectic menagerie hailing from the (perhaps) ficticious land of Mystopia. Chamber Folk Fusion with influences (sacred & profane) all distilled into a curious assemblage sweetly sounding to the ear.
Layers of pizzicato strings and traditional Chinese instrumentation form the backdrop for lamenting lyrics. Hopeful with dark undertones.

Other tracks by idylls:  every once was looming
marcus blacke - Umbrella Brain     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Roots 14/03/2019
Marcus is a troubadour with a certain authenticity, he's not pretending and their is no pretence, just the song.
A song about how to get a job and maintaining an appropriate work ethic.

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Other tracks by marcus blacke:  Temazepam  -  Black Tea
Mark Moldre - Fever Dreams I     Folk, Roots, Rock, Blues 14/03/2019
"If Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy were pushed out to sea in a rickety old boat they’d come up with something like this" - Timber & Steel
'Fever Dreams I' is a jaunty, noisey and unsettling journey into the psychology of virally-induced broken sleep. Distorted guitar sprays hard while banjo adds a manic, fevered quality to the song and the rhythm section marches on with ominous insistency. - Doubtful Sounds

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Mon Coeur - Evergreen     Folk, Blues, Pop, Alternative Country 14/03/2019
The voice of Mon Coeur is an idiosyncratic journey through melody and lyricism. Tales of love, loss, the search and the journey delivered in a resonant alto.
Featuring Deep lead Alto vocals and complimented by rich backing vocals, Evergreen is the reflection of a torn love and attachment meant to be let go. The groove and swing of this tune leaves a folky-blues sensation lingering.

Other tracks by Mon Coeur:  To Me, To You  -  Veins of Roses
Shanley Del & James Gillard - Need To Talk To You     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 14/03/2019
Musical duo Shanley Del and James Gillard are back together again playing quality songs, singing as one, moving people with their unique and beautiful sound.
Shanley Del (ARIA Award winner and younger sister of Jenny Morris) with her husband Australian Rock and Country Music legend James Gillard are back together with this delightful song from their new EP. Its a collaboration with all their talented musical friends and is certain to make you feel good

Other tracks by Shanley Del & James Gillard:  Make You Cry
The Dennis Sisters - Sugarcoat It     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Pop 14/03/2019
The Dennis Sisters, Tiana (18) and Briannah (19) began song-writing after chronic illness prevented them attending school. Each write and share lead vocals, blending harmonies the way only siblings can.
Sugarcoat It, written by Tiana & Briannah Dennis, is a sassy, empowering song about realising your self worth and not putting up with anything that's at odds with that. You can't sugarcoat BS :)

The Queensland Tiger - Clancy of the Overflow     Folk, Acoustic, Country, World 14/03/2019
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 published in The Bulletin in 1889 by “Banjo” Paterson (1864 – 1941). Paterson wished to contact Thomas Clancy, at a station named “The Overflow”, near Cobar, NSW. His letter brought a reply “Clancy’s gone to Queensland droving, and we don’t know where he are.” This rhythm and content was the spark which gave rise to this poem

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The Settlement - Take It Slow     Folk, Rock, Pop, Easy Listening 14/03/2019
Victoria to the freeways of America’s, The Settlement have forged their brand of Aussie-folk. Led by Adrian, they’re renowned for rock-n-roll scenes against the backdrop of humanity, dissolution and honesty.
Take It Slow is based on “you are your worse enemy” and you have to face yourself sometimes, just take it slow.

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Vanderlay - Option Anxieties     Folk, Acoustic 14/03/2019
Set against cantering drums and luscious string arrangements, Melbourne’s Vanderlay craft plaintive and eloquent folk songs, both nuanced and sprawling, with striking clarity and detail rich lyricism.
A concise and poignant opening to Vanderlays sophomore EP, ‘Option Anxieties’ explores decision making in a state of flux.

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Young Vincent - Big News     Folk, Roots 14/03/2019
In a similar vein to artists like The War On Drugs and Fleet Foxes, Young Vincent’s alt-folk sound has a more refined edge, the band exploring more indie, guitar-based territory.
‘Big News’ is a perfect example of the band’s songwriting dynamic at its best; rich harmonies meet clever instrumentation. As the song twists and turns, it remains rhythmically strong. With 'Big News', Young Vincent take their first steps for the New Year with confidence and refreshed exuberance driving their new music.

Old Sault - Melbourne     Folk, Rock, Easy Listening 07/03/2019
Following on from the release of her debut EP MOSTLY WORRIED in 2017 Old Sault has grown into a more prepossessing indie-rock sound from her folk roots.
“Melbourne” serves as the first stepping stone into the release of what will be a more emotionally charged and vulnerable release HIGHER HARM.“filled with unique sounds and deeply powerful lyrics which target issues such as breakups and mental health in a way that lays Farr bare for the world to see with all the past imperfections and demons on display.