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Independent Artist of the Week: Gemma Navarrete

Chatting with Lill Scott on Up For It! on Monday, Gemma Navarrete described her new single ‘Same Shit!’ as a love letter to being yourself. She’s been writing self-affirming letters from a young age, and her penmanship has earned her the title of FBi’s Independent Artist of the Week this week.

CHAI talk the importance of fans, stolen trailers and their latest album ‘Wink’

Like many artists during the pandemic, Japanese all-female ‘Neo Kawaii’ rock group CHAI found that the stay at home restrictions altered their usual process of creating music. They used this as an opportunity to not only change the direction of their latest album ‘Wink’, but to celebrate their listeners. They told Kana Frazer about it on Mornings last week. 

Introducing Beyond Borders: Race Matters' latest podcast series

Race Matters have launched the first part of a podcast series called Beyond Borders hosted by Sydney-raised, London-based creative and radio extraordinaire Binta Yade. She caught up with Tariro Mukando to talk through the podcast and how expressions of Blackness materialise in the UK and in Australia.

Rudi Bremer and Declan Fry talk Sydney Writers' Fest on Up For It!

“All art is political. It’s saying something about yourself, your beliefs, your interests.” Sydney Writers' Fest speakers Rudi Bremer and Declan Fry caught up with Maleeka Gazula on Up For It! to talk book recs and power of reading.

Independent Artist of the Week: Ruu.

Southwestern Sydney's Ruu. has been hip hop obsessed since he was young. Ruu. is releasing hip hop that will get you dancing but also make you think - something that’s earned him the title of Independent Artist of the Week.

Playlist: Support Black & First Nations Artists

Purchase music from Black and First Nations artists as means of demonstrating financial support.

This Week In Sydney

Soundcheck: May 23 - 29

Need a live music fix? Vivid Sydney is officially in full swing! So catch Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys, Ben Fester, Harvey Sutherland, and RVG (to name a few) playing in Sydney and surrounds PLUS the likes of Sampa the Great, GODTET, HTRK + heaps more performing as part of VIVID. So much good music, so little time...

Culture Guide: May 23 - 29

Looking for something to do this week? Check out an author in conversation, Australian playwriting, film screenings + more culture! Tune in to Culture Guide every weekday from 4:30pm on 94.5FM.

Diary of Death: 21 - 27 May

Curated by Jack Shit!

Latest Podcasts

Race Matters

Sara Khan and Darren Lesaguis chat race, culture, representation, arts and current affairs with a range of guests.
White ghosts swirling around the word 'Spooko' on a dark background


Can't handle scary movies? Neither can ex-Arvos host Peach. To help him overcome his aversion, his former co-host Shag is talking him through the plots, the kills, the blood and the thrills of iconic horror films, one Wikipedia synopsis at a time.

Wax Lyrical

Wax Lyrical is an exploration of written works, found texts, songs with lyrics, poems with music.

Latest Galleries

Gallery: School Strike 4 Climate 2021

The Backchat team attended the School Strike 4 Climate protest on Friday, May 21 2021.

Gallery: Free Palestine Nakba Day Rally 2021

The Backchat team attended the '#SaveSheikhJarrah, Free Palestine, Commemorate Al Nakba' protest on Saturday, May 15 2021.

Gallery: Aboriginal Deaths In Custody Rally 2021

Backchat photographer Christopher Hanna captured the 30th Anniversary of the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody.