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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 - 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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Grace Knight - Wasted Tree     Folk, Acoustic, Retro, Pop 10/04/2018
Grace Knight has had an acclaimed career spanning 40 years, first as lead singer with 80s band, Eurogliders, and then as an award winning solo artist.
Thie song is written by may musical partner in Eurogliders, master songwriter Bernie Lynch. It is a love song that rejoices in finding the right person.

Other tracks by Grace Knight:  Amazing  -  Judy's World
Hein Cooper - Hear My Voice     Folk, Pop 10/04/2018
Singer songwriter with an incredible falsetto voice, and and ability to mesh acoustic with electronic to create both lush and stripped back moments
Hein's new single, “Hear My Voice” is a song about falsehoods and self-constructed versions of ourselves. Co-Produced by Hein and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, James Hersey), the foundations of Hein’s indie-pop and folk styles are still present, now with a newfound exploration of other genres such as electronic and RnB.

Mariah McCarthy - Hail Mary     Folk, Easy Listening 10/04/2018
Mariah McCarthy is a folk singer/songwriter, influenced by the story telling of Dylan and Young, with femininity reminiscent of Joni. Al these combined make her a unique captivating artist.
'Hail Mary' is an uptempo gentle folk song, showcasing Mariah's songwriting sympathetic vocals, and is about growing old and the heartbreak of having a loved one whose memory has faded, and while they are physically still here, mentally they are gone.

Monique Clare - Hourglass     Folk, Pop, Classical, Acoustic 10/04/2018
Renegade folk cellist and singer-songwriter Monique Clare weaves earthy cello and powerful vocals in a performance that dances between darkness and light.
Written by Monique Clare Bartkowiak. Started out as a riff that was originally an improvised bow exercise. Lyrics come from a time of growing and healing, and recovery from heartbreak. Combines bow techniques from Baroque music, shuffle-y bowing from folk music, but inhabits the space of a pop song.

14 December Brisbane
15 December Armidale
16 December Kempsey
18 December Jervis Bay
19 December Blue Mountains
20 December Newcastle
21 December Old Bar

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Other tracks by Monique Clare:  Two Birds  -  Blind
Ryan Downey - 1+1 (feat. Zoë Randell)     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 10/04/2018
Ryan Downey shares the incredible third single '1+1', a duet with the inimitable Zoë Randell (Luluc), from his debut album, Running, out Friday 13th April via Barely Dressed Records/Remote Control.
In '1+1', a glorious crescendo encompasses the first half of the song until Downey’s extraordinary baritone voice intertwines with Randell’s equally beautiful alto. Almost supernatural in its ability to move you, this is as close to musical perfection as you’re likely to hear on a song this year. Pure magic.

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Taana Rose - Unexpected Love     Folk, Electronic, Pop 10/04/2018
Taana Rose is a multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter who plays guitar and synthesiser, while performing with a Launchpad using electronic vocal looping.
Unexpected Love explores how one sometimes gives up on life and love; then out of the blue an unexpected love comes along and changes your life for the better. It’s about surrendering to life’s bigger plan, realising that there is a higher power that one must learn to surrender to.

Alice Skye - Friends With Feelings     Folk, Indigenous 06/04/2018
Honoured as the inaugural recipient of the ‘First Peoples Emerging Artist Award’ last month, the stage is now set for Alice Skye to release her debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’.
"Friends With Feelings was written after being told by someone to think of my emotions as colours. I’m deeply preoccupied with identity, it’s something that gives me stability - understanding my culture and who I am." Alice Skye


Buddy Dingo - Mortgage and a Mower     Folk 06/04/2018
One bloke having a go ! Using his electric guitar and signature wise yet slightly bogan voice to tell stories of modern day Australiana.
The great Aussie dream to own your house is slowly fading away for those in there 20's and 30's who can barely get a permanent job. With all the challenges to secure this dream, its always good to still be positive and think about the things you already own!

Other tracks by Buddy Dingo:  We Grew Up
Tom Richardson - Healing of the Heartbeat     Folk, Chill 06/04/2018
Tom Richardson is your newest oldest friend! With an infectious and genuine demeanour, Tom's songwriting, story telling and intricate guitar playing are a delicate balance of grace, truth and passion.
Perfectly paired with your morning coffee, chilled Sunday or yoga practice, this Jack Johnson-esque track is a love song to one’s inner knowing, with a clever lyrical conversation bouncing between the mind and the heart. All too relevant as we search for answers, constantly getting lost in external distractions.

Howlite - Orchestra     Folk, Pop, Easy Listening, Atmospheric 05/04/2018
Melbourne's Howlite churn heavy emotions within their gorgeously crafted pop music. Alison Thom's commanding vocals hypnotise, as layered arrangements weave their way throughout with effortless charm and flair.
Gorgeous harmonies and slow burning instrumentation forms the new soundscape that Melbourne outfit Howlite have created on their latest single ‘Orchestra‘. Hypnotising and ethereal in overall sound, ‘Orchestra’ is a strong step forward from the group, led by songwriter and vocalist Alison Thom.