Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Emily Wurramara

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Emily Wurramara

The Lutruwita-based songwoman offers up some musical inspirations

Where do you hear great new Australian music these days? Community radio is one crucial outlet and Amrap – the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project - offers Australian musicians a pathway to airplay from the hundreds of community stations to a weekly listenership of nearly 6,000,000 people. Go to to get your music to thousands of presenters using the site each month to find new Australian music. If you haven’t got your music on Amrap, what are you waiting for? Community radio uses Amrap to source Australian music for airplay. You can discover all the great Australian music championed by community radio on the Community Radio Plus App, featuring the diverse range of community radio stations nationwide in one handy spot!

Amrap’s national radio show Australian Music Is Bloody Great features Australian artists presenting their favourite recent Australian music. Australian Music Is Bloody Great’s previous hosts range from Dune Rats to Sampa The Great to Phil Jameison.

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Written by Ella Stewart

Australian Music Is Bloody Great (AMIBG) returns for 2024 with Nipaluna/Hobart-based artist and proud Warnindhilyagwa woman Emily Wurramara. Following on from her acclaimed 2018 debut album Milyakburra, Emily signals a rebirth plus a newfound appreciation of life’s subtleties with her new song Magic Woman Dancing.

BARKAA - Division


The first song on this list is called Division and comes from a beautiful, deadly strong sissy by the name of Barkaa. I love this song, the lyrics speak so much truth and power. The music video is one of my favourite music videos that has come out in the last couple of months. Sissy is absolutely killing it!

Velvet Trip - Electric Dreams

Velvet Trip

This band I think is going to pop off soon. The song is called Electric Dreams by Velvet Trip, I love listening to it when I’m driving and riding my bike. It gets me in the mood for the day and makes me so happy. Love, love, love this song!

Ben Salter - Goddess

Ben Salter

The next song is by my beautiful neighbour, Ben Salter. He is an incredible singer-songwriter. I love his writing, melodies, and the way he invokes feelings with his music. This song is called Goddess and I feel it's a part of my self-love playlist. I don’t know what is about Ben, he always creates beautiful timeless songs.

Kutcha Edwards - Mother Tongue

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I think this song is written by one of the greatest First Nations singer-songwriters in this country, who I owe a lot of thanks and respect. When I first started out in this industry it was people and elders like him in my community and the music industry who took me under their wing and supported my visions, dreams, stories and goals, and still do. There's a beautiful love, friendship and family feeling that is always there and present whenever we hang out. This is Uncle Kutcha Edwards with the song Mother Tongue. Recorded here in Lutruwita (Tasmania) I had the honour of doing some backing vocals for this track alongside brother Jay Bushbee and Sue Ray.

Thelma Plum - We Don't Talk About It


I grew up with this next artist in Meanjin (Brisbane) and remember seeing for the first time at Woodford folk festival when I was around 14 years old. I just adore this artist, what more can I say, this is Thelma Plum. Her song writing is beautiful, she is gorgeous inside and out. It’s so amazing to see Thelma do things we would yarn about. Her songwriting is incredible and storytelling is so special and powerful, it really has an impact. I’m so immensely proud of her.

Emily Wurramara - Magic Woman Dancing

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This song is from yours truly, it’s called Magic Women Dancing, off of my to-be-announced album. It feels so amazing to have new music to share. This one is so personal. It’s a song about liberation, of freedom, accepting and forgiving, all those beautiful things you need to keep balance of.

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