RAMONA WORKSHOPS: PERIOD WITCHES

FEATURE: Brisbane’s all girl neo-soul band PINK MATTER tell us about their childhood heroes

Writing by Molly Mckew // We are loving Brisbane’s shiny new neo-soul band Pink Matter, whose smooth sounds and super-cool instrumentation have landed them gigs with the Internet and at the Laneway Festival. We wanted to learn more about them, so unearthed their childhood by asking them to reveal their childhood musical heroes.

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FEATURE: Maningrida’s all-female Ripple Effect and Darwin’s Skinnyfish music working together to celebrate Indigenous language and culture

Writing by Molly Mckew // When we heard Ripple Effect’s new single Nguddja, we couldn’t wait to chat to the band about the meaning behind the track. Music editor Molly Mckew got the low-down on Maningrida’s Ripple Effect and their label Skinnyfish, who are working away at supporting and publicising music from remote NT communities.

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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: 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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