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FEATURE: YoWo’s ‘Work Like That’ – check out the album that is written and performed entirely by female and GNC high-schoolers

Writing by Molly Mckew // This weekend YoWo music, a mentorship program for female and GNC youth, will be launching their very first album, ‘Work Like That’. Ramona Mag were lucky enough to chat to the writer of the lead single ‘Built for Boys’, producer Emah Fox, and program co-founder, Lena Douglas about the work of YoWo and how its making the Australian music industry a more welcoming place for young people.

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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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FEATURE: We meet the incredible Emily Wurramara and Alice Skye, nominees for the 2018 National Indigenous Music Awards

Writing by Molly Mckew // The National Indigenous Music Awards are this week – and to celebrate we were lucky enough to chat to two boss Indigenous women who are up for an award. We talk the importance of celebrating Indigenous Australian artists, issues facing Indigenous women in the music biz, and get some tips on who we should be listening to this year. And make sure to check out the NIMA playlist to hear some the best Indigenous music talent around!

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FEATURE: We talk creativity with a fine Melbourne import, songwriter & poet Maja

Writing by Molly McKew // Originally from Brisbane, singer-songwriter Maja has just released her new single ‘Woman I’ve Become’, a soulful and stirring tune about self- discovery and being unashamedly you. Music editor Molly McKew caught up with Maja to learn all about her move to Melbourne, performance poetry, and writing your feelings. 

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Q&A: We get the low-down on Perch Creek’s new single/criminal heist, ‘Gold Shop’

Interview by Molly McKew // Melbourne based mostly-family band Perch Creek have just released their vibin new single ‘Gold Shop’, a very funky single about a gold shop heist in Dubai (obviously). We chat to them about their beginnings as wee kids singing with their father on stage, their upcoming Australian tour, and how on earth five people manage to write songs together (hint – it takes a really long time).

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