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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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Susie Scurry - Waiting For You     Folk, Alternative Country 08/06/2018
In the spirit of golden-old classic standards, Susie Scurry's songwriting is clear and precise, original and familiar, honest and romantic.
"I'm tired of being alone, and the world just carries on but I can't go on, I can't go on, I can't go on " Susie laments... Funky drum beats and echoey electric guitar notes underscore Susie's broody first track on the EP, 'Waiting For You'.

Other tracks by Susie Scurry:  Daddy's Guitar  -  Shez's Lapsteel
Feiloka - Young Bright Hearts     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 07/06/2018
I make folky pop music centered around stories.
It's a song about a time in your life when you're confused by the emptiness you feel inside and you're not sure what's missing.

Other tracks by Feiloka:  Shed My Skin  -  Night Blooming Cereus
Grace Turner - Dead or Alive     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 05/06/2018
Grace Turner, a singer songwriter from Newcastle is renown for her emotionally-driven indie-folk songs, which are intensely personal.
Propelled by beating drums and strumming guitar, ‘Dead or Alive’ is a mixture of folk, rock and alt-country, paired with the strong yet sweet vocals from Turner. Inspired by a conversation with a concerned friend in a dark time, “The lyrics in the chorus are literally transcribed from our conversation."

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

Emma Anglesey - Swells My Heart     Folk, Acoustic, Atmospheric, Pop 04/06/2018
Launceston based singer-songwriter Emma Anglesey's debut single Bike saw her become a Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist and the track was used by Triple J to advertise Unearthed Radio.
Beautifully entrancing track that flourishes delicately into a emotive trance. Tactile lyrically and enchanting upon every listen.

Ainsley Farrell - Walls     Folk, Blues, Rock 01/06/2018
Ainsley Farrell is a native Californian, who currently resides in Sydney, Australia. From her early teens until present, she has been influenced by the likes of strong female blues singers.
Alluring melodies wrapped in a stunning vocal, delivered with an Americana folk sound that leaves you a little giddy.

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

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Emily Wurramara - Lady Blue     Folk, Indigenous 01/06/2018
Emily Wurrumarra is a proud Indigenous performer from Groote Eylandt, NT. Emily won the Indigenous Queensland Music Award in May for her track Ngarrikwujeyinama, the first single lifted from 'Milyakburra'.
Lady Blue is what my Grandmother called the sea. The sea is majestic, graceful, mysterious and so alluring. It takes me back to spending time with my family on Groote and Bickerton camping and fishing and diving into the sea. I was thinking 'ancient mermaid' when I wrote Lady Blue.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Album of the Yea ("Milyakburra")

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, 3RRR, Melbourne (VIC)

Greg Wells & The Blackwater Band - Shine     Folk 01/06/2018
Greg Wells & The Balackwater Band play original songs with themes about inspirational, people, place and stories that deal with life's issues, politics, yes the occasional protest song
A song about doing what is right and good even when its challenging and others are doing the wrong thing

Other tracks by Greg Wells & The Blackwater Band:  Mathinna  -  In A Moment
Kelsey Berrington - Money     Folk, Pop, Acoustic 01/06/2018
Kelsey Berrington is a singer/songwriter with a passion for music as fiery as his red hair. His soft, folk storytelling style can captivate an audience and melt your heart.
'Money' is the first single off Kelsey Berrington's debut album Matchsticks. This track is about not having any money but not caring and still enjoying life.

Other tracks by Kelsey Berrington:  Rolling Stone  -  Hollow
Lily Duval - Down To The Lake     Folk 01/06/2018
Based in Sydney, Lily Duval has been performing in blues and folk clubs for many years and has recently recorded two new tracks for 2018.
A slight departure in production for this new single from Lily Duval. Still using acoustic backing but she has changed her vocal delivery and mic technique to deliver a much more intimate breathy and engaging vocal style which really succeeds in drawing the listener into the songs’ story.

Other tracks by Lily Duval:  Some Loves
Simon Imrei - Shadowing     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Country 01/06/2018
The Sum of Scenes is the new two-part/two-disc album from blues/soul inspired folk artist Simon Imrei, pairing upbeat, rhythmic pop melodies with introspective acoustic storytelling and folk/americana.
Shadowing's intro is an ode to some of the great early 70s guitar playing tunes from guys like John Martyn. It's a sparse, swelling melody around fingerpicked guitar and wurli keys.

Other tracks by Simon Imrei:  Lonely Don't Know Me  -  Choices
Splendor - Pristine     Folk, Roots, Reggae, Ska 01/06/2018
Splendor Music offers an expression of understanding through story style songs. Splendor aspires to inspire people to focus on love, harness their strength and refrain from working on weakness.
An authentic roots rock groove with reminiscence of reggae and ska. Pristine is a song about a someone brave enough to follow love and not fear. The story of Pristine follows a person raised in isolation but only through desire and determination do they find their “Pristine, Perfect Place”.

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Other tracks by Splendor:  I Can't Be Friends  -  Truth And A Good Story
Tinpan Orange - Going Home     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 01/06/2018
Accomplished and wistful folk trio Tinpan Orange release their new moody folk-pop song 'Going Home' before heading off to Europe to play a Summer festival run including Haldern Pop.
Accomplished and wistful folk trio Tinpan Orange release their new moody folk-pop song 'Going Home'. The song chugs steadily with a driving rhythm and majestic strings - dealing with youthful malaise. The stirring vocals of Emily Lubitz soar in her distinctive dreamy and haunting voice.

Mindy Sotiri - Ricochet     Folk, Country, Alternative Country, Roots 31/05/2018
Mindy Sotiri is a singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. She writes tunes. And plays them. Quite often in front of other people. Mostly drunk, exhausted, women people.
Ricochet is a tune about smoking, and lock out laws, ghost-towns and wearing weather-inappropriate dresses. Like pretty much all the songs on Mindy Sotiri’s fifth album ‘Women Smoking’, Ricochet was written on an old couch, by a moody window, in a room full of books and falling apart guitars.

Peter Joseph Head - Good At Taking Punishment     Folk, Rock, News, Alternative Country 31/05/2018
Pop Matters website says he “proves pop music can both be accessible and adventurous”. Triple JJJ radio called his music “captivating in all its nervous-awkward-fast-talking-stumbly glory”.
From 52 songs about the news. About Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Mark Hunt.

Other tracks by Peter Joseph Head:  Riding With Angels (Sylvia)  -  The Siren Just Went At The Right Time
Keeskea - You Did     Folk, Pop 30/05/2018
Keeskea is the recording project of Brisbane based artist Vanessa Marousopoulos.
You Did is a somber reflection on the growing pains of empowerment and the difficulty of letting go of people that have caused you harm. It represents the shift between assuredness and doubt when faced with evidence of cruelty from those who were once trusted.

Ruby Gilbert - Dearly Beloved     Folk, Blues, Country, Pop 30/05/2018
Ruby Gilbert embraces a moody, gothic-tinged style of song-writing. The Brisbane-based songstress is an old soul, inspired by the grittiness of Johnny Cash, whilst channelling a timeless and stylised atmosphere.
Dearly Beloved is a third person view on an abusive, toxic relationship. The most personal and confronting from the EP, the song was written as advice from a close friend to Ruby.

Stella Donnelly - Talking     Folk, Rock, Pop 30/05/2018
Stella Donnelly’s transforms brutally honest and witty observations into blissful poems about being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.
Talking highlights Donnelly's incredible skill of stripped-back songwriting. Her brutally honest, witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines and her relatable is a glimpse into what it’s like being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.

Fraser A. Gorman - Walking To Oman’s     Folk, Alternative Country, Blues 29/05/2018
Fraser A. Gorman is a Melbourne based singer songwriter with a love for country, blues, and folk.
Inspired by the great overarching trees that towered above Fraser on a walk through the Otway forest, 'Walking To Oman’s' is a song about getting lost in addiction and looking for a way out.

Mish Songsmith - Be Yourself     Folk, Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening 29/05/2018
Mish Songsmith is a powerful, heart-warming female vocalist and an award winning songwriter. Her unique, soulful, jazz-infused, folky-pop songs burst with inspirational lyrics that express universal life stories.
Be Yourself is the title track to Mish's 5th Album and has a conversational, uplifting, comforting feel with hints of old jazz influences. Mish aims to write inspiring, wise, catchy songs to plant on a loop in your brain so you live the most exciting existence that you can.

Other tracks by Mish Songsmith:  I Want To Love You  -  You Bring Me Home
Todd Cook - The Silent Boat     Folk, Acoustic, Roots 29/05/2018
Todd combines intricate folk/finger picking guitar, passionate singing, Irish Bouzouki and didge to portray vast landscapes and vivid story telling.
The 'Silent Boat' describes the journey of the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868. The governments, Aboriginal Protection Board, prevented Aboriginal people moving around the colonies. So our first team cleverly snuck out of the country avoiding the government's policies taking their future into their own hands.

Other tracks by Todd Cook:  Charles Lawrence  -  The Test