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music March 23, 2019

Dean Lewis’s A Place We Knew

The appeal of Dean Lewis’s debut album, A Place We Knew, is that the earnest musings on broken relationships can be moulded to anyone’s story. But what his formulaic songwriting gains in popularity, it lacks in depth and insight.

music March 16, 2019

Karen O and Danger Mouse’s ‘Lux Prima’

Karen O and Danger Mouse’s collaboration has delivered in Lux Prima a brilliant album of dark pop, with a hint of Pink Floyd grandeur.

music March 9, 2019

Pond’s ‘Tasmania’

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 March 9, 2019

Musician Rhye

Joining musician Mike Milosh, better known as Rhye, for a talk about love, sex and Blood.

music 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 May 5, 2018

William Crighton’s ‘Empire’

William Crighton delivers the year’s best album, Australian or international, with the charged rock and heartfelt lyrics of Empire.

music April 21, 2018

Evelyn Ida Morris’s piano forte

After a decade of critical acclaim as Pikelet, musician Evelyn Ida Morris is releasing the first music under their own name – a grand suite of piano songs, both sung and speechless, about the experience of being non-binary. “Non-binary is very strange, because it’s about preserving that internal space, and feeling proud of it, and finding ways to communicate it.”

music April 14, 2018

Confidence Man and Space Invadas

Confidence Man and Space Invadas both deliver refurbished R&B, but one polishes vintage grooves and the other delivers a fun-packed take on a ’90s dancefloor.

music April 7, 2018

Rapper L-Fresh the Lion

How hip-hop offered a language for a Sydney Sikh and lead him to take the name L-Fresh the Lion.

music March 17, 2018

New albums from Mia Dyson and Sarah Blasko

Mia Dyson and Sarah Blasko’s sixth and career-best albums suggest neither of these accomplished songwriters has yet hit their peak.

music March 2, 2018

Dick Stusso’s ‘In Heaven’

Nic Russo’s second album as ramshackle country bluesman Dick Stusso delivers melancholic wisdom found at the bottom of a bottle.