MY RECORD COLLECTION: Sweet Whirl’s five records to grieve to

Writing by Molly Mckew // Sweet Whirl has just released her latest album How Much Works, a beautifully crafted, emotive journey into songwriter Esther Edquist’s angst, pains, and pursuit of self-knowledge. We were excited to delve into songwriter Esther’s record collection with the theme ‘records to grieve to’.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Maja is back with a new single “He Wants to Know You,” a track all about saying no.

Writing by Molly Mckew// Melbourne songwriter Maja has just released her latest single, “He Wants to Know You,” a track about empowering yourself to say no. The video playfully sketches out a day in the life of a woman learning to resist the pressure to be accommodating. We chat to Maja about the new single and the making of the video, shot around some of her favorite places in Melbourne.

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MY RECORD COLLECTION: Hannah Cameron’s isolation albums

Writing by Molly Mckew // After releasing her second LP in 2018, the poetic and insightful Hannah Cameron is back with an emotive new offering. Her new single ‘Backsliding’, was released on April 3, a track all about extracting oneself from emotional patterns and taking responsibility for moving forward. We were lucky enough to have Hannah tell us about five albums she’s listening to in isolation.

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Q&A: Ahead of her Melbourne tour, we chat to New Orleans art-jazz-pop singer Sasha Masakowski

Writing by Molly Mckew // Sasha Masakowski hails from New Orleans, and is bringing her brand of playful pop-jazz to Melbourne this week, where she will do a run of shows at the intimate Birds Basement. Sasha has just released her new album Art Market, which she recorded with a band of talented musos from her home town. Ramona were excited to speak to this uber-cool pop-jazz mastermind, grilling her about her upbringing, her musical heroes, and what to expect from her new album.

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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: How do you become a DJ? We interviewed six female and GNC DJs to find out how they did it (Part 2)

Writing by Molly McKew // In this two-part series we chat to 6 female and GNC DJs about how they got into this uber-cool hobby, and for some, full-time profession. In part two, we chat to DJ Shimmy Barnes, DJ Ginger Light and PBS’s Emma Peel. They give us the low down on what they do, how they cultivated their sound, and we provide you with a bumper list of female and GNC DJs to get your ears into! 

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