Tue 10 Aug 2021

Wuigada is a dedicated space where First Nations musicians can share and celebrate music made by other First Nations musicians with PBS audiences.

Wuigada was named and developed by the highly acclaimed indigenous singer songwriter, Kutcha Edwards. Wuigada in Mutti Mutti means 'to sing'.


In this edition of Wuigada we hear from Naarm-based Wergaia and Wemba Wemba songwriter and artist, Alice Skye. Moving from Horsham to Naarm (Melbourne) to pursue a career in music, Alice has surely taken the music community by storm. A regular on the PBS airwaves and scheduled to perform at PBS' Rock A Bye Baby event in 2020, Alice is well known across the station.

Alice translates raw, familiar introspection into a cohesive collection of dreamy indie cuts, rock ballads and softer moments. The emotional transparency of her lyrical content reveals the balance we all have with the relationships we keep with both ourselves and others, instilling a healing ode to life and getting by.

It is with great pleasure we share our recent chat with Alice as she shares what she's been up to and the music that has inspired her.

'Recently I released my second album, I Feel Better but I Don’t Feel Good, and we are hoping to tour in Sept/Oct alongside Elizabeth. Starting in Melbourne on September 1st.'

Watch the title track here: 

I Feel Better But I Don’t Feel Good


With lyrics playing a major part in Alice Skye’s song writing it’s not surprising that Alice nominated 'Homecoming Queen' by Thelma Plum as a song she feels a strong connection to. 'Everytime I hear “in 1967 I wasn’t human, and in 1994 I was born. I am still here - we are still here” I feel so emotional. The whole song is amazing. Like pivotal, lightbulb moment amazing.'


Here is Alice Skye’s top ten for Wuigada. 

Djonna - 'I Thought'

I Thought


Local Knowledge - 'Blackfellas'

Local Knowledge - Blackfellas


Thelma Plum - 'Homecoming Queen'

Thelma Plum - Homecoming Queen (Official Audio)


Kobie Dee - 'Role Models'

Kobie Dee - Role Models (Official Music Video)


Emily Wurramara - 'Hey Love'

Hey Love


Tiddas - 'Inanay'



The Merindas - 'Deja Vu'

Déjà Vu (Music Video)


 Kee’ahn - 'Better Things'

Kee'ahn - Better Things | baked


Archie Roach - 'Native Born'

Native Born


Ziggy Ramo - 'Empire'

Ziggy Ramo - Empire (Official Lyric Video)


Listen to the Wuigada playlist in full via YouTube now.

Visit all the Wuigada stories, or check out: Radical SonBlack Rock BandAllaraEmma Donovan,  Marlene CumminsBenny WalkerStiff GinsRipple Effect Band, Waveney YassoSue Ray, Troy Jungaji Brady, Dave ArdenShellie MorrisDeline BriscoeLJ HillSelwyn BurnsRoger Knox and Kutcha Edwards.

Artwork by Dixon Patten.