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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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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.

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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

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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.

Swamp Fat Jangles - Spaghetti Renaissance     Folk, Alternative Country 05/04/2018
​Swamp Fat Jangles' electric sound has echoes of a secret Sydney swamp where mosquitoes buzz, whiskey flows and verses are sung in three-part harmony out on the porch.
A tale of love, revenge and murder: haunting folk harmonies set against a Tarantino-esque backdrop, Spaghetti Renaissance is the first taste of Swamp Fat Jangles' debut EP and draws on their multitude of influences simmered in their secret swamp on the banks of the Georges River.

Laik Aífe - Go Mad     Folk, Easy Listening, Pop, Atmospheric 29/03/2018
Once tipped $10 by Tim Rogers for 'having the spunk', Laik Aífe (lake ee-fa) is a Sydney based singer-songwriter who slings heartfelt soaring tunes with an endearing charisma.​
Go Mad is composed of only two alternating chords played on electric guitar. It is ethereal yet not easy to get distracted during listening. Laik Aífe's huge and powerful vocals sit weighted on top of the sparse chordal movement. Lyrically, it is about the brink between feeling sane and not.

Gurrumul - Djolin (Musical Instrument)     Folk, Australian Indigenous, World 28/03/2018
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.
Today we reveal the astonishing ambition of the album, ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’, for the first time with the track ‘Djolin (Musical Instrument)’ unveiling the amazing fusion of two grand traditions into one of the most ambitious projects in Australian music history.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, 3PBS, Melbourne (VIC)

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Emily Davis - Hold On     Folk, Rock, Blues 26/03/2018
Emily Davis is an insightful songwriter, whose music walks the line between folk and rock. Her cinematic lyrics create a luscious world for the listener, each song exploring human connections.
Hold On is The First Track from Emily Davis' Third Studio Album, You, Me and the Velvet Sea

Hannah Cameron - What's It For     Folk, Alternative Country 26/03/2018
Singer-songwriter Hannah Cameron possesses a power within her music that is immediately arresting. Her evocative lyrics explore a range of themes and emotions, maintaining a voice both assured and insightful.
"We live in a world where there is this growing pressure to make our private lives public. It's become a bizarre way of validating our relationships and I suppose that this song was my way of trying to articulate the absurdity of it all." - Hannah Cameron

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

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi, Sydney (NSW)

Blooming - Ways To Go     Folk, Rock, Roots 24/03/2018
Blooming (Patrick Grierson) is an indie/folk-rock singer-songwriter from Canberra. His backing band (double bass, sax, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin and drums) make a beautiful, subtle and controlled ambience.
“A song about knowing where you want to go while needing to come to accept where you are. It's a song about waiting for the thing you desperately want.” (Blooming)

Laik Aífe - Canada     Folk, Pop, Soul 24/03/2018
Once tipped $10 by Tim Rogers for 'having the spunk', Laik Aífe (lake ee-fa) is a Sydney based singer-songwriter who slings heartfelt soaring tunes with an endearing charisma.
Canada's an old girl. Laik Aífe's been writing it for 3 years, adding a verse to it at every formative life-junction. It's a rich tapestry of instrumental timbres which is broken through with the engulfing tone of Laik Aífe's unique vocal characteristic.

Jason Lowe - The Sea Of Home     Folk, Acoustic 22/03/2018
A true 1970’s style Singer-Songwriter. Lowe's songs of profound musical and poetic power are utterly captivating and awe inspiring.
A song of reflection, acceptance, and transcendence, set amongst the devastation of the ending of a six year relationship. It's a note of farewell to a lover lost.

Other tracks by Jason Lowe:  Look How Far We've Come  -  Through The Winters Long