Ripe is an online music publication that covers the Australian music scene and its best-emerging artists. Established in 2012, it is run by a dedicated core team of music lovers, with the help of a small group of talented contributors.


The Ripe was founded in 2012 by Huw Nolan (Good Manners) and Tom Pitney (Punkee), who worked tirelessly to build it into a credible source for the best new music. Having become Ripe in 2015 with a new focus on Australian music, Brandon John (Tone Deaf) took over operations and was running the site with the help of a small team of music-lovers. As of 2017, Ripe is now co-run by our music, writing and photography alumni. Our small team endeavours to find the best in Australian music and events – focusing on being a platform that everyone can enjoy.


Marcus Rimondini Sarah Chavdaroska Matt Bladin
Managing Editor & Music Editor Managing Editor & Photo Editor Managing Editor
Alex Gleeson Kitty Chrystal
Managing Editor & Live Co-Ordinator Editor
Sam Chesbrough Jasper van Daatselaar Kassie Junkeer
Writer Writer & Photographer Writer
Blake Creighton Ollie Leonard James McNiece
Writer Writer Writer

Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of talented and driven people who have contributed not only to the site, but the local music scene as a whole. They brought their passion and expertise to the site as it grew, and we can’t thank them enough:


Adrienne GyoriAlana ScullyAlastair Price – Alex ByrneAlison Erlanger
Anna GilfillanAnna NodrumBodhi BaileyChantelle MatutiniChelsea Dennison
Dan SoderstromDave RossEdward PitneyDec GleesonElyse Moore
Georgia Hamilton-MyersGeorgie NolanGrace GoodfellowJacobo Arenas Gonzalez
Jake ClelandJames ButlerJamie HarrisJarrod WattersJoshua Butler
Kim MihaljevicLachlan McKenzieLydia CrispMark StanjoMatt Nielsen
Nikola Kamien-SarbinowskiPip DaviesMich DoanScott ArmstrongSean Kirkpatrick
Sim BermanSonia Miles-KhanStef ItaliaStephanie Jane HumeTim StubbsTracey Chen