Having spoken to Rach end of last year, it is amazing to hear and see all the wonderful things her and the Pines have achieved since. There’s no stopping these five; who have poured themselves emotionally, mentally and physically into the process.
Pardon the pun but it definitely was a pleasure to interview Tasker from Pleasure Coma. Having just released their debut single, Waiting, the band are sticking it to the music industry. Taking on a DIY approach, the bands energy combined withcarefully crafted songwriting is definitely going to help them stand out from the crowd.
Introducing Aluna Ink. The past couple of years has been one hell of a rollercoaster for this current Wollongong women; countless moves, life decisions, studying, artworks and murals but most importantly finding the strength to open up and share with the world her personal experience with sexual abuse, harassment and mental health.
What a pleasure it was interviewing Scout Eastment and Olive Rush from EGOISM. Scout and Olive are fine examples of two people looking out for eachother other whilst creating some sweet tunes and surrounding themselves with good people.
Like no other, Aleira Moon brings a powerful presence into this world. I admire her existence and the work that pours out of her. Since Miss Moon was fourteen years old she has been capturing, creating, and developing these insanely raw, mystical, feminine and yet wild images.
Throwing it back to 2016 when Devine kickstarted the recording of Mild Meltdowns and now in 2018 has released not one but three helluva tunes! With inspiration from The Beatles and The Flaming Lips, expect your brain to be wrapped up in dream-like tones, shimmering with guitars, synths and somewhat nostalgic vocals.
Annie is such a beautiful, powerful woman finding the brightness even in the darkest of times... Having lost her soul mate early last year due to an unexpected asthma attach, she is learning to live life as a single mother whilst juggling four children. In the midst of grieving Annie has had endless support from her family and friends but also from photography; finding an uplifting connection.
Ana is a strong women finding her feet in the world and telling her journey in such a honest and open way. Go on, read this interview, you'll feel like you're having a chat with your best friend except this friend is the front woman in Sydney's alt-rock band HURST.
Sydney DJ and producer John-Alexander, dubbed SangLien is soon to release his new single A Little Darkness. Just in time for winter, this song is going to help you get through the colder months with some dark but comforting tunes.
INTRODUCING SHIVON DIANA Shivon isn’t just well-studied, but also a female multi-instrumentalist, musician, songwriter, live performer and the bassist in Adelaide’s art-rock band Attonbitus. In saying this, Shivon expresses “I always believed that formalised education would be the death of my creativity... but it was the best experience of my life.”
What would the world really be like without music? For me music is an escape for all ocassions and I am thrilled to share with you that Sydney based singer/songwriter Lucy Lowe has just blessed our ears with a brand new single titled ‘RIPE’.
Created by two Wellington sisters Britt and Johanna, NopeSisters Clothing exists to share powerful messages through t-shirts. Each having their own stitched design in support of charities they hold close to their hearts, to raise money and awareness.
Run by Sam Moss, a 23-year-old juggling her own life, she has taken the time to create a safe space for others to “connect, share, create and heal,” in response to having dealt with mental illness herself. Read the interview to hear about Sam's personal experience with mental health, advice for those suffering and supporting, the importance of human interaction and what's in store for Moss Folk.
I choose to follow a creative path in life, and on this path I have been fortunate enough to discover, connect and meet various talent that continue to inspire me. Amongst many is one soul in particular; Emma Hakansson, who popped up on my Instagram page and left an imprint in my mind.
You may know him as the guy who shoots nude women and even wonder how the hell he got that gig but truth be told Jellan Merlant-Pilonchery has built himself from the ground up and is one hundred percent dedicated to his work. Having established his own business titled ‘Clash Studio’ this young motivated individual is smashing through life; sunny side up.
Explore the wonderful world of Lenni Dee. A now Sydney based Artist creating some purely alluring imagery through numerous outlets including: photography, words, graphic design, drawing and painting. Not letting the personally challenging dyslexia stand in her way, this beauty is a strong individual and definitely one to watch.
With a love for oil painting, her heritage and nature… Meet Tasmin (Taz) Witkamp – an emerging artist behind the revolutionary oil paintings, “If I’m painting I’m happy, I’ll never stop regardless if it’s my job or not” expresses Tasmin.
The nurturing and determined qualities of Capricorn beam out of this powerful soul; with a love for creating, nature and travel… Meet Alyce Eden who lives for the art of life, “I’m the happiest when creating and editing” shares Alyce.
Driven by the force of historical events, the power of women, the sounds and sights revealed from explorations on her travels… Meet Jessica (Jess) Meier – the empowering songwriter, vocalist and producer from Sydney, Australia dubbed Violet. “I’m obsessed with being able to do everything myself, it’s really bad but it’s good,” shares Jess.
Elke and the Jandel are one of the funkiest emerging bands this year; combining six energetic and passionate souls to create the raw and groovy tunes that just keep flowing... The other week I got to catch up with two-sixths of the high school mates: Felix Smith (Keyboard) and Sam Nakkan (Lead Guitar) to talk about welcoming new band members, what really went down when they played with Skegss and releasing their entire demo collection.
She loves Liv Tyler, darts and painting faces... Meet Claudia Harrison – the strong woman who is so much more than just a make-up fanatic, “As I've gotten older it's become more of an art form for me” expresses Claudia.
I recently interviewed this filmmaker, artist and loon that goes by the name of Imogen Murray for the legends over at Ramona Mag, check it out below or on their site hereto hear all about her acceptance to Australian Film Television Radio School, the role of the human form in her filmmaking, and her upcoming projects!
I had an incredible opportunity to interview Australian singer/songwriter Ayla! Check the Q&A out now over at Ramona Mag (or below) to hear about her backstage rituals, performing with Triple J, her upcoming tour + a hell of a lot more! Xx