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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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Laura Louise - Ice Cream Fixes Everything     Folk, Acoustic, Pop 10/12/2018
Indie folk pop with an alternate country edge, Laura Louise is an emerging female Australian artist with a voice that is honest and passionate
Can't get the lid off a jar? Your mates keep stealing your food? Your biscuit falls in your tea? Ice Cream Fixes Everything .... the perfect pick me up to any terrible situation. A live take featuring ukulele & voice, it's sure to put a shine on any awful situation.

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Kay Proudlove - Gift Card     Folk, Alternative Country 07/12/2018
Engaging, emotional and witty, Kay Proudlove is an indie-folk singer-songwriter with a remarkably agile, engaging, honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour.
The inspiration for 'Gift Card' came on a day when three separate people told me they couldn’t believe it was nearly Christmas. This was in October. It struck me that it’s something people say every year, which got me thinking about what people go through around Christmas - good and bad.

Grace Turner - Easy I Fall     Folk, Rock 07/12/2018
Grace Turner, a singer songwriter from Newcastle is renown for her emotionally-driven indie-folk songs, which are intensely personal.
Falling somewhere between alt country and indie rock, her exquisite, smoky vocals coupled with her knack to write this emotive and vulnerable song is nothing short of addictive. Capturing everything you feel in letting someone go, Grace Turner says everything you've always wanted to but never had the guts in 'Easy I Fall'.

Anna & Jordan - Go My Way     Folk, Pop, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 07/12/2018
Anna & Jordan are the epitome of original folk. No matter what your mood, their music is guaranteed to brighten you up with its lush string arrangements and earthy vocals.
'Go My Way' is a happy track featuring Trumpet, Violin, Banjo, Egg shaker, Guitar and signature Anna & Jordan Dual Vocals. The track radiates positive summer vibes and lyrical themes of love and belonging.

Emily Duncan - Silence is Safe     Folk, Soul, Experimental 07/12/2018
Emily Duncan is a Wollongong-based musician. After a year of touring with Jack R. Reilly, Emily has started this solo project, a homage to folk and modern soul.
Silence is Safe is about the temporarily of modern relationships and being kept around as a back-up plan. Produced by previous housemate Jonathon Tooke (Cry Club, Jack R Reilly, Merci Mercy), this dreamy tune is the aftermath of a storm, calm and painful at the same time.

Les Thomas - Goodbye Sisto     Folk, Roots, Acoustic 07/12/2018
Fuelled by Woody Guthrie's spirit and a political fire in his belly, Les Thomas' Australian folk-activist songs burn hot with integrity and heart-changing passion; every story yearns for social justice.
A musical tribute to Sisto Malaspina, co-owner of Pellegrini's Espresso Bar, who was killed in November 2018 Bourke Street terror attack.

Rebecca Mann - Moon     Folk, Acoustic 06/12/2018
Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter from Canberra, Australia. She delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music, occasionally moving her audience to tears.
Moon is the title track from Rebecca's debut EP. One of the first songs Rebecca wrote, it is an emotional song, featuring raw lyrics and simple, heartfelt instrumentals.

Other tracks by Rebecca Mann:  Out of Town
Jane Laws - The Ghost of Wild Oats XI     Folk, Sports, Roots, Easy Listening 06/12/2018
Jane Laws is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter who specialises in building images of characters interacting with each other. Jane's thought provoking tunes are flavoured with pop, jazz, blues and comedy.
The 2017 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw Wild Oats XI stripped of her record breaking line honours victory because of an infringement, with Comanche, shortly after race start. To me it seemed important for folks to know how the yacht, Wild Oats XI, felt about the race result.

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Molly Millington - Cold Blooded Killer     Folk, Alternative Country 06/12/2018
Molly Millington is a prolific independent singer songwriter fusing country and folk with a little quirky pop to create dark but playful tunes
A story a betrayal with a quirky twist ..

Hannah Cameron - No Pen of Mine     Folk, Alternative Country 01/12/2018
Produced with James Gilligan (vocals, bass) and featuring Kieran Hensey on "sax orchestra".

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Other tracks by Hannah Cameron:  Just Leave Me Here
Alex Britton - Bad Faith     Folk, Rock, Pop 30/11/2018
Alex Britton, a Sydney-based alternative-folk artist. Queasy at the dogmatic formularies of late-stage capitalism, he has spent the past decade skulking in song.Debut EP Bad Faith produced by HANDSOME.
Produced by HANDSOME and recorded in Stanwell Park with Sam Brumby, Aidan Roberts (Belles Will Ring) and Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Cloud Control), Bad Faith details a litany of social complaints, describing a landscape which discourages positive action, while attempting to come to terms with and reach beyond the negative narratives that surround us.

Duxie Franklin - Watch Your Soul Sink     Folk, Acoustic, Pop 30/11/2018
Described by an audience member as the musical lovechild of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa, Duxie's songs stick in your head like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth.
‘Watch Your Soul Sink’ delves deep into Duxie’s poetic sensibilities. The song paints a portrait of the town Duxie came to call home - Hobart; resplendent in its natural beauty but bound by the burden of its many dark histories. ‘Watch Your Soul Sink’ showcases Duxie’s soaring soprano against a rich tapestry of jubilant keys, alt-rock percussion and dulcet bells.

Pete Denahy - Scarborough Fair     Folk, Comedy 30/11/2018
Pete Denahy is a bluegrass musician and comedian living in Yackandandah, Victoria, and is responsible for the youtube hit, "Sort Of Dunno Nothin'"
Pete Denahy's unusual take on a 15th century classic.

Sam Buckingham - Hammer & Love     Folk, Acoustic 30/11/2018
Releasing her acclaimed 2017 album The Water, Sam Buckingham distilled an ambitious pilgrimage to Latin America into a stunning collection of songs exploring fear, heartache, desire and devotion.
Hammer & Love is about living a simple, grateful life. Knowing that if you have enough, you have enough. And if you have good food, shelter, and people that you love then you’re really winning. It’s about building a life with only the necessities, and finding freedom from all the stuff that just doesn’t matter.

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Seagull - A Voice in the Ward     Folk, Ambience, Atmospheric, Psychedelic 30/11/2018
Seagull is a band centered around the songwriting of Chris Bolton, a classically trained guitarist from Melbourne. The music is hypnotic, melancholic and full of yearning.
This song is concerned with the thin line between insanity and epiphany, vision and hallucination. I wrote a lot of the lyrics in a psych ward, and then spent the following months fleshing out the music in Pt Lonsdale. The album is both a record of an intense experience and a document of the recovery from it.

The Hangman - Modern Day KKK     Folk, Punk, Acoustic, Alternative Country 30/11/2018
The king of Noose-Wave.
This song was written in response to a failing society. Racism is still rampant. People are trying to cross imaginary borders and being turned away or detained by border security. What are they protecting? Everyone has the right to live a decent life. We're all humans. It's time we started acting like it.

Brendan Bonsack - Drive Moon Song     Folk, Pop, Roots, Rock 29/11/2018
Melbourne poet/songwriter, Brendan Bonsack, is a unique voice in the Australian musical landscape. His love of words and storytelling infuse every song. An intelligent blend of folk and pop.
Drive Moon Song is an ode to the year 1992, a tribute to REM's album, "Automatic for the People", and a rumination on growing older and the messes the world have made. It's also a love song to our oldest neighbour, the moon.

Other tracks by Brendan Bonsack:  A Human Resource  -  The Mythical Mothman
Garrett Kato - I'll Be Around (Acoustic)     Folk, Acoustic, Chill 29/11/2018
West Canadian born, moved to Byron Bay at age 23 where he built a following as a busker.
An introspective and beautifully melodic song about the ups and the downs of life. Acoustic guitar, sweet harmonies and moving yet comforting words.

Mast Gully Fellers - The Buncha     Folk, Alternative Country, Country 29/11/2018
Mast Gully Fellers’ modern interpretation of folk and roots style music, combined with four-part harmonies, delivers a distinctive but familiar sound that draws you in with storytelling and catchy melodies.
The Buncha is part yarn - part song. It's about "Lenny", a bloke who was kicked out of his second home, the local pub, after the new publican took over and started cleaning up the place.

Other tracks by Mast Gully Fellers:  Not that JC
BATTS - Mars     Folk, Rock 29/11/2018
BATTS is the moniker for Melbourne-based singer-songwriter and space enthusiast, Tanya Batt's inspired by space and novels. BATTS writes both about personal experiences and fictional characters.
“Mars is a song written about a futuristic relationship between someone who lives on Earth and someone who lives on Mars,” BATTS explains. “However, it can relate to long distance relationships anywhere in the present, or even feeling distant and disconnected to someone sitting right next to you.”