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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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Mary Webb - Gecko Fingers     Folk 01/02/2018
Mary worked as musical director for circus troups, theatre groups, founded both a multi-arts performance collective and a business writing personalized gift songs. Played with MojoJuju, Pierce Brothers, Tash Sultana.
Gecko Fingers is about Mary's relationship with her sister, growing after years apart and having a lot of love for each other but also a lot of conflict, then as adults working out that we are not so different. Musically, it's raw, playful, kooky... a little dark but also uplifting.

Matt Purcell - Hideaway     Folk, Pop, Chill, Easy Listening 01/02/2018
It’s all about inspiring people to live a life by design says Matt Purcell who mentors and influences thousands of young people through his music, speaking and youth work programs.
Hideaway is an acoustic archipelago track which melts into your soul and revises that earlier cup of coffee with a chai

Paul Reid - Looking For My Lady     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Country 01/02/2018
Paul Reid is one of Melbourne's most loved singer-songwriters. His catchy songs and masterful guitar-work takes him to audiences around the country.
Looking for my Lady is the brand new single from much loved Melbourne singer-songwriter Paul Reid. The track beings as a soft reflective piece that slowly builds up into a beautifully crafted and arrange full-band performance.

Bronte Eve - My Heart     Folk, Acoustic, Instrumental, Ambience 01/02/2018
Im a young singer/songwriter from the GC, my music is my therapy and something I've always done. Music for me is my cure, my lil piece of gold.
this track is soulful and elusive. This track means alot to me and is powerfully ambient. This track is special, it tells a story all the way through, it reveals the inner struggle with excepting people deserve to deal with situation how they want. Its a story for all dreamers

Maddie Lucy - Letting Me Go     Folk, Pop 01/02/2018
Maddie Lucy is a hybrid vocalist. Growing up in classical music and then, ultimately, turning her attention to folk/pop has lead her to create a refreshing new sound.
'Letting Me Go' is about the emotions experienced after a long term relationship comes to an end. Break-ups are never easy, but sometimes, when we take a step back and get some perspective, we can appreciate that it was for the best.

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Echo Deer - Easy Street     Folk, Alternative Country, Rock, Psychedelic 31/01/2018
Echo Deer are a Sydney 5-piece, playing original Americana with sweet homespun harmonies.
An uplifting song about going nowhere fast, and being ok with it.

Other tracks by Echo Deer:  Riverbed  -  Lost My Way
The Steele Syndicate - Funky Trombone     Funk/Soul, Reggae, Ska 31/01/2018
The Brisbane-based octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.
"Funky Trombone" unleashes their evolved, energetic sound while still capturing the essence of their live show.
'We all have moments in our life that get us down. When I play music, nothing else matters; I can just feel good."

Ben Mastwyk - This Country     Country, Blues, Folk 31/01/2018
A prolific songwriter steeped proudly in country roots.
Mastwyk wrote “This Country” reflecting on shifting musical, political and personal tensions. Originally written as a Dylan-esque acoustic dirge the track was reimagined as a high-octane seventies-inspired country funk number in the studio.

Bruce Campbell - Pothole Blues (K-LAB Remix)     Folk, Blues, Country, Atmospheric 30/01/2018
Great vocals, engaging stories, musical arrangements that stand out: Bruce Campbell is a unique and very entertaining singer songwriter.
One day you may find yourself down a dead end road
With nothing left to lose
Your heart in your shoes
Singing the Pothole Blues

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Other tracks by Bruce Campbell:  What The Hell Can I Really Do
Emily Wurramara - Ngarrukwujenama     Folk, Indigenous 26/01/2018
In almost the blink of an eye the young artist who debuted her breakout EP ‘Black Smoke’ in 2016, has matured into a now seasoned award winning Indigenous performer.
Sung in her first language Anindilyakwa, Ngarrukwujenama means ‘I’m hurting’. Personally referred to as ‘The Seabed Mining Song’.
(Phonetic Spelling ‘Ngarrukwujenama’: ngar-day-goo-jay-nah-mah)

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Blues & Roots Album

2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Indigenous

Kill The Darling - Hounds     Rock, Funk, Folk, Experimental 16/01/2018
Kill the Darling is a female fronted Melbourne-based band offering a unique blend of '70s folk influences and '90s symphonic grunge.
Hounds is the first single released this year by Melbourne four-piece Kill The Darling. Using layered guitar effects and funky bass and drum breaks, the single creates a brooding, dark story of "capture and release". Starting off soft, the single ascends into a feel good, funk jam.

Outside The Academy - It’s Kafkaesque     Rock, Atmospheric, Experimental, Ambience 05/01/2018
Outside The Academy is Pawel Cholewa (Pa-vell Ho-liv-er); a nomadic producer and multi-instrumentalist who has the balance between experimental and euphonics just right.
A frustrated experimental disaster: no clarity; no cohesion; no (real) structure; a lo-fidelity nightmare.

ON TOUR
FEB
ACT/NSW/QLD/TAS/VIC

Other tracks by Outside The Academy:  My Nine  -  In Motion (The Manatee Version)
NeRV - Live It     Rock, Acoustic, Blues, Garage 02/01/2018
Slamming acoustic guitars, drums, sax, Harmonica and ragged vocal harmonies. Whiskey fuelled Neil Young and Bowie late night jamming with Jack White, using the Oils as a backing band.
Hi energy acoustic rock about getting the most out of life. Acoustic guitars, drums, ragged harmonies, snarly groove.

Other tracks by NeRV:  Logjam  -  Godspeed
Tasha Zappala - Dreambox     Folk, Blues, Acoustic, Soul 23/12/2017
Zappala unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm & the ambiance is nothing short of enticing.
Written in California.

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Other tracks by Tasha Zappala:  Metrobattle  -  Winter Year
Tristen Bird - Yonder Comes The Sun     Country, Folk, Blues, Alternative Country 23/12/2017
Tristen's forthcoming release 'Yonder comes the sun' features a who’s who of the Americana music scene and is currently under production with Grammy award - winning producer Matt Ross Spang.
Yonder Comes The Sun is a high energy single that introduces Tristens band featuring Jimbo Hart on bass guitar (Jason Isbell & the 400 unit), drummer Clint Hyndman (Something for Kate) guitarist Stefan Hauk, violinist Xani (The Twoks), Organist Liam Kealy, vocalist Michael Barclay (Paul Kelly) & vocalist Scarlett Mitchell.

Other tracks by Tristen Bird:  Anywhere You Wanna Go
Luke Brennan - Lovers Leap     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 22/12/2017
What moments would you be without if you didn’t take a chance? Luke Brennan seeks his answer in what will no doubt be one of the songs of the year.
Showcasing his skill of melding traditional folk sensibilities with touches of modern stylings, Luke Brennan's new single ‘Lovers Leap’ tells the story of love on the precipice, an ode to the dreamer and a solemn cry to would-be romantics.

Sam Newton - Hazel Eyes     Country, Alternative Country, Folk, Roots 21/12/2017
Hazel Eyes is the first single released from Sydney-based Sam Newton's forthcoming album Stare Into The Dark. The album is released in February 2018.
Hazel Eyes seeks to combine the raw energy of Dylan with the lyrical prowess of Van Zandt. It was written about the helplessness and desperation that we all experience when someone that we deeply care about is crying. It goes straight for the jugular and offers no apologies.

Kayla Rose - Warm With You     Electronic, Folk, Ambience, Atmospheric 21/12/2017
Kayla Rose is a 22 year old Singer/Songwriter from Adelaide, South Australia. With the ability to play multiple instruments, Kayla is ready to show the world what they've been missing.
'Warm With You' has beautifully captured the elements of a relationship that you just can't be without.

Sean McMahon - Show Me The Way     Rock, Alternative Country, Folk 21/12/2017
‘From stripped back casual charm to royally rocking, Sean McMahon has built a bespoke musical home of his own’ —Chris Lambie ,Rhythms
‘Show Me The Way’ encapsulates Sean’s immense talent, weaving poetic lyricism with fuzz guitars and a cosmic country resonance without sacrificing his melodic songwriting pedigree

Ell & Hart - Caught Up In A Rainstorm     Folk, Country, Pop, Chill 20/12/2017
Ell & Hart is comprised of Australia's Sheona Urquhart and Sweden's Jade Ell. Original, folk-pop tunes from two charming ladies.
Features the renown tight harmonies of Ell & Hart, who improvised a way of recording simultaneously to capture the “vibrations” that occur when they sing together.
Jade recorded from the studio’s drum-kit room, with Sheona in the next room, singing to each other through a glass door separating them