RAMONA WORKSHOPS: PERIOD WITCHES

My record collection: We delve into Art-pop queen Sahara Beck’s faves

Writing by Molly McKew // 22 year-old Sahara Beck released her first album when she was 15 and has been producing music ever since. Beck has toured with two of Australia’s finest vocalists and songwriters, Katie Noonan and Paul Kelly, and has just released her new single Here We Go Again. Described as “art-pop”, Sahara’s sound is poppy and bold, with v. epic and catchy choruses. We were excited to talk to this amazing lady about the albums that make her tick. 

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MY RECORD COLLECTION: Kira Puru’s records for friendships, break-ups and moments in time

Writing by Molly McKew // Total babe Kira Puru has just released her new single, the cracking Fly, from her self-titled EP, and will be on an Australia wide headline tour this November and December – as well as performing at Canberra’s Spilt Milk festival in November (headlined by Childish Gambino himself!). An insta stalk of this babe reveals a political consciousness as well as eclectic aesthetics and v. good insta stories. We were lucky enough to delve into her bio to be taken on a journey of the albums that shaped her 20s. 

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FEATURE: We talk to some amazing BIGSOUND talent about diversity in the Australian music industry

Writing by Molly McKew // The annual BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane is a gathering of musicians, producers, media and music lovers over four days and four nights, featuring gigs, panels and networking opps. We thought this would be a great opportunity to pick the brains of some incredible BIGSOUND acts about the hard stuff – what is it like being an LGBTQIA+, non-binary,  or female singer, instrumentalist or producer in the music biz, and what needs to change? Music editor Molly McKew had a great chat about this, and more, with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/producer Beatrice, Paige Court (aka MANE), the gorgeous Northern Territory based Stevie Jean, the amazing Ruby Gilbert and “Newcastle’s favourite boyband”, Rachel Maria Cox.

 

 

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Q&A: AUSSIE LEGEND ELLA HOOPER

Writing by Rose Sejean // She first burst onto the Aussie music scene in 2000 as the dreadlocked, pierced lead vocalist of Killing Heidi. Now the brilliant and uber-cool Ella Hooper is set to rip up the stage at BIGSOUND Festival. The award winning songwriter chats to Rose Sejean about her new single, ‘To The Bone’, career lessons and some great advice for new musicians.

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MY RECORD COLLECTION: FEAT. GLITORIS

Writing by Rose Sejean // Canberra punks, GLITORIS pack some serious political punch with their brand new single,‘Spit Hood’! Having recently supported the legendary Regurgitator on tour, the four-piece are homebound and set to rock The Basement at their single launch TONIGHT… they also found some time to share their all-time favourite records with Ramona!

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AMAZING BABE: ABI

Interview of Abi by Savannah Mullings-Johnson // Born and raised in Texas, moved to California at the age of 11, and now living in Nashville! I grew up listening to country and doing a bunch of musical theatre, so performing and singing country became second nature and my biggest passion at a young age.

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