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in progress April 3, 2021

June Jones

Working under lockdown on her new album, while contending with a diagnosis of ADHD, meant a wholly different process for musician June Jones.

music March 27, 2021

Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails over the Country Club

Lana Del Rey’s sixth album, Chemtrails over the Country Club, is an exquisitely rendered journey through a dark night of the soul.

in progress March 27, 2021

Ben Salter

Musician Ben Salter is ensconced in a studio at MONA, making music in front of the museum’s patrons as a kind of performance art.

music March 13, 2021

Hamilton star Jason Arrow

Jason Arrow will be bringing his own interpretations to the title role in the highly anticipated Australian production of Hamilton.

music March 13, 2021

Bicep

Irish duo Bicep transform ’90s underground dance music into a boldly original form that transcends and honours the rave era.

music December 19, 2020

Music’s year of reckoning

In 2020, the inequities between major-label artists and indie musicians became untenable – and it has led to a surging politicisation of the music industry.

music December 12, 2020

We Will Always Love You

The Avalanches’ third album is their most explicitly spiritual record – and their best yet.

music November 21, 2020

Drill rapper Snoee Badman

Snoee Badman – the first Australian to release an EP from inside a maximum-security prison – embodies a punk defiance to institutional brutality. “I have a lot of violence to write about. Jail is not good for anyone … Prison gives you a lot of hatred.”

music November 14, 2020

Hey u x

New Zealand Spotify star Benee is preternaturally talented, but her debut album isn’t enough to drag her out of sludgy easy-listening playlists.

music November 7, 2020

Singers Vika and Linda Bull

The Bull sisters took their gospel-singing Tongan background and perfectly blended harmonies and carved a decades-long career as both quintessential musician’s musicians and popular favourites. “I like the challenge of creating something out of nothing,” says younger sister Linda. “And then what happens at the end of that process is you get a song that you can sing for years.”

music October 31, 2020

Niscitam

Blake Scott’s new solo album shows off his prowess as one of Australia’s most important songwriters.