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Culture March 09, 2019
Fremantle psych band Pond’s latest album, Tasmania, acts as a springboard for frontman Nick Allbrook’s piercing take on Australia’s treatment of the environment and First Nations people.
Music February 02, 2019
Maggie Rogers’ Heard It in a Past Life
Pharrell Williams thrust Maggie Rogers and her song ‘Alaska’ into the spotlight. Now, with her debut album, Heard It in a Past Life, she’s taking a more rootsy, spiritual and sedate path to long-lasting success.
Culture February 23, 2019
Julia Jacklin’s Crushing
Julia Jacklin’s new album Crushing has moments when her lyrical directness perfectly complements its dark folk-rock sound, which excuse some of the experimental missteps elsewhere.
Music October 13, 2018
A Star Is Born OST
The soundtrack to A Star Is Born – featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – unwittingly rebuts the film’s storyline, with the female star’s serious music less compelling than the pure pop she’s meant to have outgrown.