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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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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.

Golden Age of Ballooning - Long Mover     Rock, Psychedelic, Folk 15/11/2017
Brisbane’s psychedelic, folk-rockers, Golden Age of Ballooning first debuted in 2013 and are set to release their third and most adventurous EP (Special Edition) yet.
A summer-vibing, road-tripping, free-loving and inspiring track. Like a burst of sunshine with a bright wall of boy-girl harmonies, the track speaks of new found love and its ups and downs. If there is a track to the beginning of summer, ‘Long Mover’ ticks those boxes captures those nostalgic feelings.

Marianne Digs - Weigh In Your Heart     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Easy Listening 15/11/2017
A Melbourne-based five piece, writing lyrically driven music dotted across the Australian landscape.
Weigh In Your Heart is that longing that transcends national boundaries and time differences. The ache that weighs in your heart, long after you've last seen that person.

Other tracks by Marianne Digs:  Chinatown  -  Soft Eyes
Marlon Williams - Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore     Country, Alternative Country, Folk 15/11/2017
Hailing from New Zealand, but now wholeheartedly adopted by Australia, Marlon Williams has quite simply got one of the most extraordinary, effortlessly distinctive voices of his generation.
The lead single off Marlon Williams' sophomore album is a duet with former long-term girlfriend and solo artist Aldous Harding. Recorded via a late-night long distance phone call, the song, as with the rest of the album, captures the bliss, ache, uncertainty and bitterness that is associated with a break-up.

ON TOUR
MAY
SA/VIC/NSW/QLD/WA

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

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Oh Pep! - Half Life     Pop, Folk 15/11/2017
Oh Pep! release their new track ‘Half Life’, originally as an exclusive for the Thirty Days of Yes project in support of marriage equality, ‘Half Life’ is now available digitally.
‘Half Life’ is a song which takes Oh Pep's mastery of folk-pop to new heights, leaving us breathless. The instrumental flourishes of Pepita Emerichs (violin/mandolin) create Oh Pep’s most gorgeous and ethereal musicscape yet, anchored by driving and pertinacious drums. Meanwhile Olivia Halley’s delicate performance sounds heavenly above it all.

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Act of the Year (VIC Awards)

Phillip Ragan - Don't Suppress Your Love     Folk, Easy Listening, Christian, Acoustic 15/11/2017
Phillip Ragan is a Western Australian singer/songwriter currently based in Melbourne, who writes poetic and honest songs about life, love and hope.
This song offers optimism and hope to the downtrodden, the backslidden or anyone really!
It is a call to the person suffering from the troubles of this world to open their heart to love and cherish every day!

Other tracks by Phillip Ragan:  The Symphony Of A Thousand Dreams  -  Contentment In My Heart
Pierce Brothers - Follow Me Into The Dark     Folk, Blues, Roots, Acoustic 15/11/2017
Pierce Brothers consist of twin brothers Pat and Jack Pierce, who have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to venues and festivals all around the world.
Easily their best work to date, Pierce Brothers anthemic new track is set to be a crowd-pleaser whilst touring the country with Tash Sultana. "It's about literally lying awake going over and over your past decisions, and searching for ways to move on." - Pat Pierce

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Tia Gostelow - Hunger     Folk, Blues, Rock 15/11/2017
One of Australia’s most promising emerging talents, Tia values the art of songwriting and creating music with integrity.
The new single "Hunger" was co-written with Little May's Hannah Field and Liz Drummond and produced by long time collaborator Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents) at Airlock Studios.

2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Regional
2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALIST: Singer/Songwriter

Jim Williams - Lay Me Down     Folk, Country, Alternative Country 14/11/2017
There is a deceptive simplicity to his music, but his lyrics never compromise the artistic integrity expected of a songwriter.
Moody but catchy Americana.

Other tracks by Jim Williams:  Non Returnable Gifts  -  Opinion