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.
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.
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.