Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Jess Ribeiro

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Jess Ribeiro

The Victorian singer-songwriter dials down on the Australian music that makes her dance and feel special

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.

We’re proud to team up with Amrap to bring you Australian Music Is Bloody Great as a Pilerats feature!

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Written by Ella Stewart

Naarm (Melbourne) singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro has released her fourth album, Summer of Love. Summer Of Love delicately dives into the past, the present and future with Jess' typical sass and sensitivity. For Australian Music Is Bloody Great, Jess picks out some of her favourite tracks she found through AMRAP.

Kee'ahn - Catch The Night

01 Keeahn

This is a really soulful pop song. I love Kee'ahn. They're one of my favourite Australian artists who I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of years ago when I did the Milk Records Christmas Tour. If I was a manager, I would definitely manage this person.

Cool Sounds - BUG0BEAT

02 Cool Sounds

Cool Sounds are really cool. They're really cool and really cute. If you like to dance, I think you might like this song.

Mildlife - Yourself

03 Mildlife

If you have the chance to Mildlife perform, do it. It's a really groovy experience. This is a pretty groovy song.

Ngaiire - Once [Live At The Sydney Opera House]

04 Ngaiire

I met Ngaiire a very long time ago when John Butler and his wife first started the JB Seed grants program supporting independent artists. I've followed Ngaiire ever since. This song once is such a great pop song, and to hear the live version is a really special occasion.

Grace Cummings - On And On

05 Grace

Grace Cummings has a background, I do believe, as an actor and a writer, as well as a songwriter. She's got a new album out [Ramona]. This single is really addictive. The drumming, to me, is very reminiscent of a particular Kate Bush song. You can work out what that is, if you so desire.

Jess Ribeiro - Jump The Gun

06 Jess

Let's finish with my latest single.

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