Women Who Rock

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"What I feel when I’m playing guitar is completely cold and crazy," High on Rebellion, Patti Smith.Women Who Rock shines a light on the amazingly talented female musicians and artists from Sydney and around the world. If you’re interested in finding out about the future of rock today, this is the po… read more

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Suami Amabel

September 19th, 2019


Suami Amabel is a singer/songwriter and guitarist in her own right, and also fronts Sydney four piece Naked Strangers (https://www.facebook.com/suamiamusic)
We chatted about incorporating strings into a rocking …

Salt and Steel

September 5th, 2019


Salt and Steel are a blues and roots two-piece, inspired by riffs and the universe in equal measures (www.facebook.com/saltandsteelmusic).
We spoke about performing off the beaten track, searching for a sound and playing …

Hannah Matysek

August 22nd, 2019


Hannah Matysek is a singer songwriter (www.facebook.com/hannahmatysek)
We spoke about listening audiences, Patti Smith’s writing style and the honest struggles of being a singer songwriter.


August 8th, 2019


Elki is an art-pop singer songwriter (https://www.facebook.com/elkimusic).
We chatted about wuthering heights day, police interruption during filming …

Clare Hennessy

July 25th, 2019


Clare Hennessy is a playwright and singer-songwriter from Sydney (www.clarehennessy.com).
We spoke about the intellectual aspects of playwriting, Laura Marling and enjoying sounds where they (traditionally) ought not be.

Rees Lucia

July 11th, 2019


Rees Lucia is a singer/songwriter who spans many genres and moods (www.reeslucia.com).
We spoke about Carl Rogers take on self actualisation, recording with Mark Myers in Cairns and the joys of signal processing.

Ainsley Farrell

June 27th, 2019


Ainsley Farrell is a singer/songwriter based in Sydney. (ainsleyfarrell.bandcamp.com).
Ainsley and I spoke about filming music videos in Ohio, family photo albums and plant-based insights.
Watch Ainsley’s latest video …

Indira Elias

June 13th, 2019


Indira Elias is a cinematic songwriter living in Sydney (www.facebook.com/indiraelias).
We spoke about learning French via a pastry chef …

Frances Martin

May 31st, 2019


Frances Martin has been putting on events in Sydney for many years, and is an integral part of the Sydney live music scene.
We spoke about creating a safe space for creativity, vintage prizes and the importance of being …

Christine Jane

May 16th, 2019


Christine Jane is a Sydney singer/songwriter who is currently working on her third album (www.christinejane.com).
We chatted about meeting famous jazz historians, being influenced by arthouse cinema and the allure of the …

Ola Herbich (Quality Control HQ)

May 2nd, 2019


In a world first, this episode of women who rock was recorded in London. I was delighted to catch up with Ola Herbich, who both runs her own …

Episode 29

April 18th, 2019


In this episode, we look back to revisit some of the great in studio performances we’ve had in the first year of the podcast.

Julia Johnson

April 4th, 2019


Julia Johnson is a multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter who draws on country and folk traditions (www.facebook.com/juliajohnsonmusic).
We spoke …

Lady Lyon

March 21st, 2019


Hayley Lyon fronts Sydney folk rock band Lady Lyon (www.facebook.com/MusicbyHayleyLyon).
Hayley told me about her nautical inspirations, the glory of …

Pearl the Girl

March 8th, 2019


Pearl The Girl is an indie rock four piece with a debut album on the way (www.facebook.com/pearlthegirlmusic).
Pearl and I spoke about death, the barriers of the acting industry and the mini festival she is organising at …

Zela Margossian Quintet

February 21st, 2019


The Zela Margossian Quintet is an Armenian influenced ethno jazz outfit (www.facebook.com/zelamargossianquintet).
Zela and I spoke about her deep connection with Armenian music, the different tonal qualities of this …

Lady King

February 7th, 2019


Lady King is a soul-infused five piece band led by the multi instrumentalist Lara King. (www.facebook.com/ladykingmusic).
We spoke about the feminine …

Maia Marsh

January 24th, 2019


Maia Marsh is an indie rock outfit from Sydney (www.facebook.com/maiamarshband).
Maia and I discussed the appeal of art galleries, transitioning between genres and writing poetry in ninth grade.

Aislinn Young

January 10th, 2019


Aislinn Young is a dreamy folk rock singer who has recently released her debut single (www.facebook.com/aislinnyoungmusic).
Join us as we discuss …

Lisa Caruso

December 13th, 2018


Singer songwriter Lisa Caruso (www.facebook.com/lisacarusomusic) has recently released a single “Shake Baby Shake”, which explores her relationship with illness.
We spoke about Lisa’s portrayal of invisible illness …

E for Echo

November 29th, 2018


E for Echo is an ambient indie rock band led by the harmonic duo of Zana Rose and Jenna Murphy (www.facebook.com/eforechoband).
I spoke to Jenna and Zana about playing gigs in Bargo, their new music video and the power …

Episode 19

November 16th, 2018


This episode represents a time to pause and reflect. We delve back into past episodes to explore how one simple question can lead us down many different paths.

Harley Mavis

November 2nd, 2018


Sydney folk rock outfit Harley Mavis have just released their single ‘Magnolia’ (https://dittomusic.lnk.to/HarleyMavisMagnolia).
I caught up with …

Sarah Eddowes

October 19th, 2018


Sarah Eddowes is a visual artist whose work was just on display in her exhibition 3D IMAGING (www.saraheddowes.com).
We spoke about her transversal of mediums, making art in a capitalist society and contactless, …

Emma Davis

October 5th, 2018


Folk-synth songwriter Emma Davis has just released her second full length album 'Demons’ (www.emmadavis.com.au).
We chatted about writing music in a …


September 20th, 2018


Bonniesongs is the experimental folk project of Bonnie Stewart (bonniesongs.bandcamp.com).
We had a chat about capturing improvisation in Tempe, …

Rachel Baiman

September 6th, 2018


Rachel Baiman sings and plays both fiddle and banjo in a Nashville two-piece called 10 String Symphony (10stringsymphony.com).
Rachel and I caught up at a beer and/or burger joint in Nashville to discuss the history of …

Kate Vagg

August 24th, 2018


Kaye Vagg is the guitarist, singer and songwriter in Sydney rock band Anonymii (anonymii.com.au).
In this episode, for the first time, we premiere Anonymii’s debut single ‘Fight’. Kate and I spoke about the single, the …

Georgia Mulligan

August 9th, 2018


Georgia Mulligan is a singer songwriter from Sydney, with a debut album on the way (www.georgiamulligan.com).
We spoke about the inexplicable magic of …

Helena Massey

July 27th, 2018


Helena Massey’s music draws on a a lot of interesting influences, from European harmonium to Indian classical (helenamassey.bandcamp.com).
Join us as we discuss finding amazing musicians on gumtree, musical adventures in …

The Buoys

July 12th, 2018


The Buoys are a Sydney four-piece garage punk band that gained a lot of interest on the back of their latest single, Blues Point Road ( thebuoys.bandcamp.com).
Join us as we discuss their new forthcoming EP, the quest …


June 28th, 2018


Nardean is a poet, singer and MC who has just been announced on the Splendour in the Grass lineup. We spoke about her new EP ‘Creatress’, God Queen …

Rose Chan

June 14th, 2018


Rose Chan is the guitarist and vocalist in Sydney band Okin Osan (okinosan.bandcamp.com). We had a chat about the allure of music form the 1950s, writing songs with your younger self and the ever-present fear of death.

Kate Young

May 31st, 2018


Kate Young is a guitarist/vocalist from Wollongong who has travelled all over the coast (and beyond) playing covers (www.facebook.com/KateYoungMusic

Leslea Clements and Shannon Carswell (Whiskey Empire)

May 17th, 2018


Whiskey Empire is a six piece soul-blues powerhouse, led jointly by singers Leslea Clements and Shannon Carswell. Join us as we discuss the majesty …

Sare Jackie

May 3rd, 2018


Sare Jackie is the singer and bass player in Sydney rock band Whispering Jackie (whisperingjackie.bandcamp.com). Join us as we discuss

the influence of Kathleen Hanna,

methods to preserve your voice, and the joys of …

Georgia Street

April 20th, 2018


Georgia Street is a singing drummer/percussionist who plays in multiple bands. As well as rocking out in Library Siesta with Breanna Jones (Episode …

Fran Liddle

April 6th, 2018


Description: Fran Liddle is a blues/soul singer who fronts Big Mama & The Hanged Men (www.facebook.com/BigMamaandtheHangedMen).

Join us as we …

Sally (Fingermae)

March 22nd, 2018


Sally from Fingermae (https://fingermae.bandcamp.com/) has seen most sides of the music industry. As well as being an active musician, shedoes sound at a local venue and has recorded and mixed her own music. We spoke …

#1 - Breanna Jones

March 8th, 2018


Breanna Jones is the guitarist, singer and mastermind behind Sydney band Library Siesta (www.librarysiesta.bandcamp.com). Join us as we discuss her …

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