Australian Music Is Bloody Great: June Jones

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: June Jones

June Jones shines a light on her favourite Australian songwriters.

Exposure is more important than ever and ironically harder to come by in today’s media landscape. Amrap – the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project - offers Australian musicians a pathway to airplay from the hundreds of community stations who have long championed Australian music of all stripes. a great network encouraging nearly 6,000,000 listeners each week to support Australian music. Go to amrap.org.au to get your music to thousands of presenters using the site each month to find new Australian music.

Amrap started a radio series in 2020 called Australian Music Is Bloody Great with Australian artists presenting their favourite recent Australian music. These shows are made available to all community radio stations across the country. Australian Music Is Bloody Great features a rotating roster of Aussie music faves presenting their handpicked selections with previous guests ranging from Dune Rats to Sampa The Great to Phil Jameison. 

Pilerats are proud to team up with Amrap to keep you posted with the Australian Music Is Bloody Great series. The series has wrapped up for 2022, but over summer we will be diving into some of our favourite selectors before the 2023 edition kicks off.

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This article originally appeared on amrap.org.au on November 4 2022
Written by Joshua Kreusler 

Melbourne-based June Jones has explored ideas around identity, connection and transformation through her three solo albums. Her recent Pop Music For Normal Women is fluid, elastic pop, excavating personal experiences with both humour and intensity. Jones points a spotlight upon her favorite musical contemporaries on Australian Music Is Bloody Great. 

BARKAA - Bow Down (Bad Apples Music)

Barkaa Bow Down

Barkaa is one of the most important songwriters and truth tellers in Australia today. This track is one of my favorites from her new EP, Black Matriarchy. 

Jamaica Moana - HERMIONE (Pointer Recordings)

Jamaica Moana Hermione

With features from Temgazi and Stereogamous, this track is the latest single from Jamaica Moana, a non-binary rapper from south-west Sydney. It's a real banger. 

Kye - Bossin’ (Sony Music Australia)

Kye Bossin

You may recognize Kye from her collaborations with Sampa the Great. I caught Kye's set at Brunswick Music Festival about four years ago and was really blown away. 

Ninajirachi - Petroleum (NLV Records)

Ninajirachi Petroleum

Ninajirachi is one of the most talented producers in the country. Despite only being 21 years old, Nina is an amazing producer and songwriter. This is one of her latest singles, it's a real bop. 

Brambles - Stay (Independent)

Brambles Stay

Brambles is an old friend of mine and I've been really excited by the music they've been releasing recently. It is a bit of a change from what they were doing previously which was more ambient. This new stuff has a sort of experimental pop vibe. I just think it's so beautiful.

Banoffee - Angel Girl (Independent)  

Banoffee Angel Girl

Banoffee is a Naarm born and LA based popstar who has toured with the likes of Charlie XCX and Taylor Swift. I will always remember meeting when our high school bands played together a long time ago.

June Jones - Hoodie Girl (Emotion Punk Records)

June Jones Hoodie Girl

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