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Folk

Telling stories, mastering instruments and keeping traditions alive, Amrap keeps you up to date with new Australian folk music.

Tracks

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Bronwyn Æather - Second Line     Folk, Jazz, Blues 29/11/2017
Born in Tasmania, Bronwyn Eather came to Sydney to study acting, following her pioneering work as a linguist in Arnhem Land. Her songwriting shows a love of language and performance.
A fictional tale featuring the mother of the kingpin, recently deceased, and the spectacle of his New Orleans-style funeral. Story told from the perspective of someone from the outer circle. The mother, as an older woman, is fierce, proud and strong, and emerges as the Queen of the Scene.

Other tracks by Bronwyn Æather:  Crooked Tree  -  Rhyme and Reason
Luan Baldwin - For the M.E.D.s     Folk, Country, Acoustic, Alternative Country 29/11/2017
Luan is a uniquely Australian story-teller who writes from his experiences in life, love, loss and years spent at sea. Modern Australian country folk music
A ballad; day in the life of a chief engineer working off the east coast.

Other tracks by Luan Baldwin:  Blow My Way  -  Long Way Round
Maximillian - Waited So Long     Blues/Roots, Blues, Acoustic, Folk 29/11/2017
Exotic Brazilian guitar, ragtime exuberance, New Orleans-inspired vocals with a Delta blues heartbeat. Maximillian marries North and South American influences with skill and originality on his Brazilian seven-string guitar.
Waited So Long is the Delta-inspired single from the debut album. A quirky, unrequited love song, this track boasts a Randy Newman vibe, with zesty finger style guitar riffs evoking piano rags of a bygone era.

ON TOUR
MARCH/JUNE/JULY
ACT/NSW/QLD/SA/TAS/VIC

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Other tracks by Maximillian:  Flamengo  -  Jacobs Reserve
Eddie Cole - Count the Cost     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Easy Listening 28/11/2017
'Introducing the Eddie Cole Songbook' is an EP from Victorian artistEddie Cole. It follows 2010's ABC Radio National album of the week, 'Groove Eddy Overload',and 'The Yellingbo Recordings'.
'Count the cost' is a soulful ballad on the shattering of love's illusion and the bitter taste of heartbreak.

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Other tracks by Eddie Cole:  Swept Away  -  Settle Your Debt
Bec Ellen - Love Isn't Easy     Folk, Acoustic, Country 24/11/2017
17yo singer/songwriter who conveys a unique perspective on life having lived with chronic illness for several years. Bec Ellen's music is heartfelt and emotive.
Love Isn't Easy is about love, loss and loneliness and the lies we tell each other and ourselves. The soft guitar and gentle vocals convey the home truth that love really isn't easy.

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Joi + Lenni - Psych Notes     Rock, Psychedelic, Punk, Grunge 24/11/2017
Indie/Alternative band based somewhere between Melbourne and Adelaide. If you're into a mix between "The Pixies" and "The Strokes" then you might just enJOI the LENNI's. Enjoi x
Written whilst procrastinating during a college Psychology class, this song is a daydream that has been given life.

Other tracks by Joi + Lenni:  Dear Darling Jersey  -  Typical
Mike McCarthy - Serious Face     Blues/Roots, Pop, Soul, Chill 24/11/2017
Mike McCarthy has been a secret staple of Australian alt folk and Australian surf music for at least the last decade.
Serious Face is a summery blues/roots track. The lyrics poke fun at the author for being so serious. It's all about taking a step back and going a little easier on yourself.

ON TOUR
DEC/JAN
ACT/VIC/NSW

Other tracks by Mike McCarthy:  Satisfy My Soul  -  On Your Mind
Wolf and Willow - Heart on Fire     Folk, Pop, Roots 24/11/2017
Folk/alternative duo Wolf and Willow's soaring vocals and guitar driven rhythm's are not something to miss. Driven by intricate instrumentation and catchy melodies, these Melbourne boys are your next love.
A song of passion written to convey the boys new-found love of music, travelling and sharing their stories with anyone who will listen. Recorded in the heart of Melbourne with Simon Moro of NinetyNine100, this energetic, acoustic driven track is the perfect summer jam.

Other tracks by Wolf and Willow:  Seaside  -  Throwing Stones
Gar Mac Leman - Whale Dreaming     Folk 22/11/2017
Gar Mac Leman’s songs weave folk, rock, blues and country, complex guitar tunings, diverse rhythms, a rusty voice, folk-harps, and feature skilfully crafted original songs, which often explore the unexpected.
'Whale Dreaming' is a song written about a dream shared with a sea eagle and a whale

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Other tracks by Gar Mac Leman:  God's Waiting Room Blues  -  Fire
Jumbo Mavis - Atlas Habitat     Folk, Rock, Roots 22/11/2017
Jumbo Mavis are an alternative/rock two piece hailing from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
'Atlas Habitat’ tells an ambitious journey within oneself in tackling the ordeals and stresses we face daily. Drawing influence from the likes of Nick Cave and The War on Drugs, ‘Atlas Habitat’ centres itself on enticing melodies coupled with a clever blend of soaring guitars and driving percussion.

Kill The Darling - The Tower, Its World and Its Lovers     Rock, Experimental, Folk, Grunge 22/11/2017
Kill the Darling is a female fronted Melbourne-based band offering a unique blend of '70s folk influences and '90s symphonic grunge.
The Tower, Its World and Its Lovers is a song created using both vocal and guitar loops. Tasha Lloyd's searing vocals develop over the course of the song, creating a mythical song surrounded by visions of witches, summer winds and travel.

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Other tracks by Kill The Darling:  Animals and Man  -  Old Fashion
Ben Camden - Strawberry Jam     Rock, Folk, Alternative Country, Blues 17/11/2017
Ben Camden is a singer/songwriter with a deep, powerful baritone and guitar tone to match.
Recorded in the Byron Bay hinterland with ARIA award winning producer Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone), Strawberry Jam is a powerful, thumping rocker with booming baritone vocal. The song is a declaration of love driven home by a hard-hitting rhythm section and desperately raw guitar tone.

Jeremiah Johnson - Meet You In The Morning     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening 17/11/2017
"Authentic, Refreshing and Reminiscent of the late Colin Minus" Cara Robinson (Hat Fits & Cara)
An uplifting morning song about getting out and enjoying life.

Other tracks by Jeremiah Johnson:  I Gave My Best  -  When Darkness Comes
Leah Flanagan - Girl With The Bluebird     Folk 17/11/2017
Leah's voice and songs have been capturing hearts for almost a decade. After the success of 2016’s release SAUDADES, she now offers her enchanting third studio album – OCEANIC SESSIONS.
Taken from Flanagan's the third release entitled Oceanic Sessions. Written by Don Walker and originally performed by Tex, Don and Charlie, Leah's version is the perfect match for a nostalgia filled evening for those who love the crooners and those who appreciate sophisticated music sensibilities and a timeless voice.

Lucas Laufen - Boulders     Folk, Acoustic 17/11/2017
Music that makes you stop and breathe: sombre falsetto melodies married to shimmering guitar; elemental orchestrations that yearn and plunge – the coastal poetry of the wild Australian imaginary.
"Boulders" is a song I wrote about the selfishness of a music career. I've let relationships, friendships and family fall unnoticed on many occasions and this song is a sorry and thank you to everyone who has stuck by me.

ON TOUR
DEC/JAN
SA/VIC/NSW/QLD

Other tracks by Lucas Laufen:  Halogen  -  Goodbye
Pete Wild - Calm     Rock, Pop 17/11/2017
A survival manual for contemporary small-town Australia, Pete’s collection of vibrant vignettes include caravan renovations, insomnia-inducing anxiety, romantic beginnings on beaches, love lost to the Mars 1 colonisation project…
This deceptively upbeat pop single captures something unique about anxiety: the feeling of being overwhelmed by complexity, followed by sweet relief in the arms of a loved one. Features mild coarse language, and sailing references.

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Other tracks by Pete Wild:  Country Season  -  Mars 1
The Stetson Family - Brother     Country, Alternative Country, Folk, Acoustic 17/11/2017
Celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2017, The Stetson Family continue to deliver their spirited, free-wheeling bluegrass and gritty alt-country infused with lush harmonies.
'Brother', written by Nad Budge, is about her two brothers and their place in her life, being there for each other through good times and bad and having each others backs covered.

Andrew Samuel - Luck Feels Good     Rock, Folk, Garage 16/11/2017
Andrew Samuel is a Sydney-based indie-folk artist. His music is brooding and poetic, putting lyrics at the front and centre. Andrew Samuel is regarded for his raw and emotional songwriting.
Described as his most lively track to date, 'Luck Feels Good' recounts a night of hope and unexpected romance at a shit house party.

'Luck Feels Good' has an optimistic quality, but maintains an undercurrent of melancholy and unease, as if hope is fleeting and could evaporate at any moment.

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Harrison - Wounded Fool     Folk, Acoustic 16/11/2017
Harrison is a promising and engaging contemporary folk singer/songwriter; he has shared the stage with Clare Bowditch and is currently touring the 2nd single from his highly anticipated debut EP.
my partner from Germany had to take an unexpected trip home to say good bye to her Grandma, unfortunately she missed out on saying goodbye by about 5 hours... the song came from longing to be with her and the downside of coming from opposite sides of the world.

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Dom Youdan - Tigerlily     Pop, Atmospheric, Folk, Easy Listening 15/11/2017
Dom Youdan brings unique style of heart, lyrics and vocals to contemporary-pop. With killer hooks, and vibrant melodies, make sure you listen with the windows down and the volume UP.
Dom’s global crossing was sparked by love, as he followed an Australian girl to her home town of Sydney. Tigerlily talks of the profound impact this move had on his life, leaping into the unknown and the inner secrets of falling in love.