RAMONA WORKSHOPS: PERIOD WITCHES

MY RECORD COLLECTION: Montaigne’s political tracks for when you’re feeling the fury

Writing by Molly Mckew //  Montaigne’s hook-drenched pop has won over Australian hearts since she released her debut album Glorious Heights, which won her an ARIA award for best breakthrough artist. Her sophomore album COMPLEX is out on August 30, and we are already pumping her debut single, READY. Montaigne is proudly political, and we were excited to chat to her about her favourite feminist-fury charged tracks.

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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: NT indie-rock queen Stevie Jean on her first and finest musical inspiration – Led Zeppelin’s ‘Mothership’.

Writing by Molly Mckew // Ramona Mag are lucky enough to launch our series on great albums in musical history with Darwin singer-songwriter Stevie Jean giving us the low-down on her first musical inspiration, Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits compilation, Mothership. 

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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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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 catch up with captivating folk-songstress Emma Anglesey

Interview by Molly McKew // Tasmanian born Emma Anglesey has spent the last year touring with iconic folk-country band the Waifs, and performing at festivals such at Woodford Folk Festival, MONA FOMA and Party in the Paddock. Her latest single ‘It Swells My Heart’ is a hypnotic and subtly addictive track from her new album Some Things Can’t Be Undone. We just loved the track and were excited to chat to the word-spinner and songstress about writing the album, her first ever song, and Boy George’s cookbook. 

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