MY RECORD COLLECTION: Rising UK poet/songwriter Arlo Parks and the records that make her feel hopeful

Writing by Molly McKew // 19 year-old Arlo Parks is a singer and poet from the UK who released her debut LP this year, featuring the lead single Black Dog. Arlo writes about love, friendship and mental health and is an ambassador for mental health organisation CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). In the midst of a strange year of unknowns, Arlo told Ramona about the five records that make her feel hopeful.

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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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Q&A: Meet girl in red, aka Marie Ulven – the Norwegian teenager making vulnerable, catchy bedroom-pop

Writing by Molly Mckew // Marie Ulven, aka girl in red, started writing songs when she was 14, and at 19 is already being called a queer role model for teenagers around the world. In the past year, Ulven has toured in Europe and the U.S, and in October is coming to Australia for the first time, playing a show at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel on October 8. We love everything about girl in red, so were excited to get into the mind of the v. cool singer in the lead up to her Australian tour.

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