RAMONA WORKSHOPS: PERIOD WITCHES

FEATURE: Brisbane’s all girl neo-soul band PINK MATTER tell us about their childhood heroes

Writing by Molly Mckew // We are loving Brisbane’s shiny new neo-soul band Pink Matter, whose smooth sounds and super-cool instrumentation have landed them gigs with the Internet and at the Laneway Festival. We wanted to learn more about them, so unearthed their childhood by asking them to reveal their childhood musical heroes.

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FEATURE: Maningrida’s all-female Ripple Effect and Darwin’s Skinnyfish music working together to celebrate Indigenous language and culture

Writing by Molly Mckew // When we heard Ripple Effect’s new single Nguddja, we couldn’t wait to chat to the band about the meaning behind the track. Music editor Molly Mckew got the low-down on Maningrida’s Ripple Effect and their label Skinnyfish, who are working away at supporting and publicising music from remote NT communities.

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FEATURE: Experimental-pop band On Diamond talk us through their debut self-titled album (with exclusive studio photos)

Writing by Molly McKew // On Diamond are a group of super-talented musicians who have combined their excellent musicanship to produce a rich, intense and delectable debut album. On Diamond’s sound is brought together with the beautiful pop vocal lines of songwriter and singer Lisa Salvo. We were lucky enough to get an exclusive insight into the album with a track-by-track take by the band – and some beautiful exclusive photos from the studio by Paige Clark.

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FEATURE: Melbourne electro-pop trio Huntly and their danceable, relatable and dynamic debut album, Low Grade Buzz

Writing by Molly Mckew // We were lucky enough to chat to Elspeth Scrine of Melbourne trio Huntly about music, lyrics, politics, and their rich and layered record ‘Low Grade Buzz.’ Their debut album brings all the feelings and all the sounds, and right now it feels like we will never get sick of it. Huntly’s manifesto is ‘doof you can cry to’, and dance and cry we will.

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FEATURE: NT indie-rock queen Stevie Jean on her first and finest musical inspiration – Led Zeppelin’s ‘Mothership’.

Writing by Molly Mckew // Ramona Mag are lucky enough to launch our series on great albums in musical history with Darwin singer-songwriter Stevie Jean giving us the low-down on her first musical inspiration, Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits compilation, Mothership. 

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