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music November 20, 2021

The Solution Is Restless

Joan As Police Woman’s latest album is animated by legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, recorded shortly before his death last year.

dance November 20, 2021

2022 Sydney Festival director Olivia Ansell

Sydney Festival’s new director, Olivia Ansell, wants to remind the city of its unruly histories.

music November 13, 2021

Beach House’s Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand

On the brink of their biggest release yet, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally reflect on what has made Beach House the darling of indie pop.

music November 6, 2021

ABBA’s Voyage

ABBA’s reunion album Voyage has bizarre, brilliant gems nestling among embarrassing dross.

music October 16, 2021

Lala Lala’s I Want the Door to Open and Hand Habits’ Fun House

Stunning new albums from Lala Lala and Hand Habits disprove the adage that dealing with your inner demons is detrimental to art.

music October 2, 2021

La Luz

Los Angeles-based La Luz channel the girl-group harmonies of the 1960s in their luminous, self-titled album.

music September 25, 2021

Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine

Their intense collaboration has seen Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine commingle the sacred and profane.

music September 11, 2021

Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed

The joyousness of Kacey Musgraves’ previous album entranced even hardened cynics, but her latest work, Star-Crossed, takes us back to the dark.

music August 20, 2021

Review: Lorde’s Solar Power

Although it has sparkling moments, Lorde’s new album Solar Power is marred by a misjudged emotional loftiness.

dance August 14, 2021

Performance artist Emma Maye Gibson

The latest Betty Grumble show by performance artist Emma Maye Gibson is based on her traumatic experience seeking justice for intimate partner violence.

music July 24, 2021

Tkay Maidza’s Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3

Rapper Tkay Maidza’s fleet-footed style-hopping has driven her international success.