Melissa is a student at the Australian Institute of Music with a passion for music and writing. She has a BA in Professional and Creative Writing and Literature and creates latte art for ingrates to make ends meet while studying. She also loves to travel however Barista-ing doesn’t pay enough to indulge this interest often.

Posts contributed to by Melissa Barendsen

PLAYLIST: Have You Heard

Playlist by Melissa Barendsen // Ramona music intern Melissa Barendsen gives you the low down on 5 awesome releases from 5 must hear acts.

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Q&A With Alanna Eileen

Interview of Alanna Eileen by Melissa Barendsen // Meet up-and-comer Alanna Eileen, whose Celtic-folk sounds have got us totally enchanted! She chats to music intern Melissa Barendsen about her spellbinding single, Knowledge.

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Q&A with The Winter Gypsy

Interview of Tush Singh by Melissa Barendsen // Ramona music intern Melissa Barendsen chats to The Winter Gypsy’s lead vocalist, Tush Singh about bandmate quirks, tour tales and their dreamy new single, Bojke.

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Writing by Melissa Barendsen // Pop/punk outfit, Terra have released their debut EP, ‘Wasted Days’; a five-track record, three years in the making. The Melbourne rockers chat to Melissa Barendsen about making music, surviving road rage, and smashing guitars.

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