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Rose Sejean is one of the music editors at Ramona, her background spans both performance and [music] business. She currently works at a pretty cool record label in Sydney, Australia and can otherwise be found sipping tea, illustrating, or watching nerdy documentaries. Rose wishes there was a platform like Ramona around when she was a teen and is so proud to be a part of this awesome community of Ramona Babes.

Posts contributed to by Rose Sejean

Q&A: SAMMI CONSTANTINE

Writing by Rose Sejean // Ramona music were lucky enough to chat to gutsy pop queen Sammi Constantine about her new single ‘Watch Yourself’, her first true songwriting inspiration, and her love of coffee.

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Q&A: Kennedy Shaw’s New Album ‘Girl Almighty’

Writing by Rose Sejean // We were thrilled to be able to catch up with U.S singer songwriter, Kennedy Shaw again to talk all things ‘Girl Almighty’. The feminist musician’s full length album can be described as “shameless, powerful, and rebellious”. Read all about it here!

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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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Q&A: KENYAN BORN SINGER SONGWRITER, KALI

Writing by Rose Sejean // Kenyan born singer songwriter, KALI, brings us the new video from her debut single, ‘Things Done Change’. She chats to Rose about moving to Australia to pursue music and what the experience has taught her.

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Q&A: San Mei’s retro-cool ‘Wonder’ video

Writing by Rose Sejean // We are LOVING San Mei’s new music video for her dreamily cool single, “Wonder”! To celebrate the vid release, Rose Sejean sat down with the artist to talk choosing collaborators, tackling self-doubt, and where it all began…

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Q&A: MALLRAT

Interview by Rose Sejean // Mallrat is the 19 year-old pop/hip hop artist from Brisbane, Australia shaking things up, down under and abroad. She chats with us about her recent SXSW appearance, live shows and her wicked single, UFO (ft. ALLDAY). Get ready to be obsessed…

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FEATURE: My Record Collection with WAYI

Writing by Rose Sejean and WAYI // We chat to Belgian R&B artist WAYI about her smooth and empowering debut single, The Way I Am and the top 5 records that have influenced her the most.

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Q&A: Kat of girl-power troupe Rackett

Interview by Rose Sejean // Girl-power troupe Rackett are on an Aussie tour! Music editor Rose chatted with lead guitarist Kat about the band’s tour rituals, their advice to young musicians, and self-producing their experimental pop-punk single, ‘Alive’.

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Q&A: Natalie Shay

Interview by Rose Sejean // 19 year-old indie pop artist Natalie Shay is generating a lot of buzz around the UK, from winning awards to selling out some of the hottest venues in London. She chats to Rose Sejean about her awesome new music video, attending the same music school that produced superstars like Adele and Jessie J, and her favourite tunes of the moment.

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Q&A: Hatchie

Writing by Rose Sejean // It’s been a whirlwind year in music for new girl-on-the-block, Hatchie – a hugely successful showcase at BIGSOUND 2017, signing with Mushroom’s uber cool label, Ivy League, and releasing her amazing new single ‘Try’. Hatchie chats to Rose Sejean about the new release and her current tour.

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Q&A: Kat from The Mouldy Lovers

Writing by Rose Sejean // Brisbane’s raucous party makers, The Mouldy Lovers, are wowing audiences on their current tour for new single, ‘Boondock’. Rose chats with Kat Bermingham, TML’s baritone saxophonist and band manager about the band’s tour rituals and juggling her both her creative and business hats.

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Q&A: Skela

Interview of Skela by Rose Sejean // NYC musician Skela chats to Rose Sejean about her brand new EP, managing self-doubt and her favorite NYC artists!

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PREMIERE: I’ll Call You – Mo.Louie

Writing by Rose Sejean // Electro/Neo-Soul songstress Mo.Louie has just dropped the video for her latest single, I’ll Call You and we’re super ecstatic because YOU get to see it first, right here!

 

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Review: Tina Arena at The Plenary

Review by Molly McKew and Rose Sejean // Photographs by Emily Blackburn // Ramona Music Editors, Molly McKew and Rose Sejean were lucky enough to review the legendary Tina Arena during the Melbourne leg of her Innocence to Understanding Greatest Hits tour. Here are their afterthoughts!

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FEATURE: GORDI

Writing by Rose Sejean // To celebrate the success of her debut album Reservoir, Rose Sejean chats to rising folk-tronica star, Gordi about pushing through the necessary discomfort of growth, balancing studies with a flourishing music career, and reminding teens that things only get better from here.

 

 

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Q&A with Anna of the North

Interview of Anna of the North by Rose Sejean // From rocking out with Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to being named H&M Ambassador for Kenzo; 2017 has been one sweet ride for Anna of the North. The duo’s, Anna Lutterud chats to Rose Sejean.

 

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Babes who Brunch: Rose meets Lara

Interview of Lara Jean Marshell by Rose Sejean // From child actor to Aussie in L.A, Lara Jean Marshall lives and breathes her craft. We got chatting about the ‘good old days’ on hit T.V series The Saddle Club, why it’s a great time to be a woman on screen, and her message to teens.

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MUSIC FEATURE: Kennedy Shaw

Writing and Interview by Rose Sejean // Kennedy Shaw has hit the music scene with a fresh take on 80s synth-pop and a 90s girl-punk undertone. We recently bonded over her new single, her first encounter with feminism, and our shared love of Bikini Kill.

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SINGLE PREMIERE: Stay – SAATSUMA

Writing by Rose Sejean // We’re thrilled to be premiering, ‘Stay’ the brand new single from Melbourne electronic duo, SAATSUMA. Hot off the release of their previous track, ‘Isolate’, the duo give us a taste of what to expect from their upcoming debut album. Be one of the first to hear it!

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SINGLE REVIEW: LastDolla by François

Review by Rose Sejean // ‘New kid on the block’, François has dropped his first studio release and it’s got us feeling both intrigued and satisfactorily grooved. Rose Sejean reviews

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MUSIC REVIEW: 1440 by Danielle Taylor

Review of ‘1440’ by Rose Sejean // Check out our latest review: California-based singer songwriter Danielle Taylor has harnessed contemporary piano-pop and uplifting feels on her debut full length album, ‘1440’

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Q&A with Deer Prudence

Interview of Georgia Delves by Rose Sejean // Rose chats with Georgia Delves of mesmerising folk duo, Deer Prudence about their new EP, working alongside old friend and band-mate Mariah McCarthy, and celebrating the release by hitting the road, sweet tunes in-tow.

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Q&A with Iluka

Interview of Iluka by Rose Sejean // The rather magical Iluka is set to embark on an eight-stop national tour this week. The flair-rocking singer songwriter chats to Ramona about the trip that inspired her new EP, and why we could profit from rejigging society’s perception of vulnerability.

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DARK FEMME NIGHT

Writing by Rose Sejean // Melbourne’s first ever Dark Femme Night is set to invade the newly renovated Tote this month, celebrating leading femme artists in the thick of Melbourne’s alternative scene. KHM have compiled a wicked menu of gloom and doom acts who will unite in a bubbling cauldron of gothic corsets and wailing guitars.

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Q&A with Lisa Richards

Interview of Lisa Richards by Rose Sejean // Lisa Richards has released her sixth studio album, ‘ Light From The Other Side’, and is currently on the second leg of a national tour. She speaks to us about her battle with addiction, hanging with Debbie Harry, and approaching the creative process from the other side.

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A Thousand Tones

Writing by Rose Sejean //  Florida’s trail-blazer co-op and record label, Elestial Sound, has just released A Thousand Tones: an original forty track compilation album featuring an all-female identifying line up.

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MUSIC FEATURE: Loose Tooth

Feature on Loose Tooth by Rose Sejean // When you feast your eyes on one of the eccentric images of Loose Tooth by photographer Danny Cohen, you can’t help but be charmed.

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MUSIC FEATURE: Katie Buxton

Review and Interview of Katie Buxton by Rose Sejean // On the topic of vocals; Buxton has been bestowed the voice of a storyteller. Her slightly rustic tone is rich and expressive, and her technique is pleasing on the ears as she moves from note to note with control and ease.

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A Chat With Tiny Hands

Interview of Tiny Hands by Rose Sejean // For the record, Tiny Hands literally refers to Jacob’s very own supposedly “tiny hands,” a physical attribute that has afforded the artist some insecurity over the years.

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