How RÜFÜS DU SOL Found Solace In The Desert
Under The Covers: Jack Irvine & The Art Of Skegss
Clairo And Mallrat Are BFFs In The Making
The kindred DIY spirits jumped on the phone for an exclusive chat.
The Wonderment Of Cat Power
A lesson in self-love from the inimitable Chan Marshall.
The Cult Of Skegss
How three mates are building a global brand.
Under The Covers: A. Savage & The Art Of Parquet Courts
Emma Louise Found Her True Voice – And Called It Joseph
The "badass" decision at the heart of Lilac Everything.
Behind The Laneway 2019 Lineup
The Laneway Festival booking team and first-timer G Flip pull back the curtain on the 2019 bill.
BIGSOUND 2018 Captured In All Its 35mm Glory
The Story Of Lonnie Liston Smith In 5 Records
A brief recorded history of one of jazz's great spiritualists.
When Olympia Met Anna Calvi
A Walk Down Memory Laneway
Does Dev Hynes Make His Best Work For Other Artists?
The fourth Blood Orange album 'Negro Swan' proves that influential artists don't always save their best material for themselves.
How Two People Built A Private Universe
The Melbourne dark pop duo weren't looking for a studio - they wanted a home.
The Duality Of Denzel Curry
Navy Gangs: A US Tour Diary In Photos
Mitski Is Singing A Different Kind Of Blues
R&B’s Future Has Been Reimagined By Ravyn Lenae & Steve Lacy
Album Walkthrough: Tirzah – ‘Devotion’
This Touring Life With Hinds And Gabriella Cohen
Album Walkthrough: Phantastic Ferniture
How a joke band finally got their "shit together" and recorded one of the best rock records of 2018.
The Story of Laura Jean in 5 Songs
Under The Covers: Cosmo’s Midnight
The cover of 'What Comes Next' is a homage to twins Cosmo and Pat Liney's childhood.
The Final Nights Of Hugs & Kisses
How an underground Melbourne venue is determined to use its remaining time for good.
Eight From ’88: Celebrating 30 Years Of Acid House
A loving reflection on this zeitgeist-shaping genre by someone who was actually there.
The Disaster Artists
The Drones Gareth Liddiard is plugging into a new energy with Tropical Fuck Storm.
Album Walkthrough: Harmony – ‘Double Negative’
The Uncompromising Art Of SSION
Watch the throne Katy Perty. Multidisciplinary artist Cody Critcheloe has his eyes set on the mainstream pop world.
5 Artists On Alice Springs’ Robust Yet Remote Music Scene
Under The Covers: Leif Podhajsky
How a boy from Byron ended up designing album covers for Tame Impala and t-shirts for LeBron James.
25 Tracks That Have Shaped 2018 (So Far)
Melody’s Echo Chamber x POND’s Nick Allbrook
The two friends talk about new chapters, funky pedals, mad poetry, and elves and deers eating berries together. Wait, what!?
All Five Members Of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever On ‘Hope Downs’
The Melbourne band tackle life's "big, vast abyss" on their debut.
Jack River Has Dreamed Up An Alternate Youth
Gabriella Cohen Is Singing Her Way Through The Blues
The Best 21 Minutes Of Rap You’ll Hear In 2018?
Pusha T's 'Daytona' ushers in a new era of hip-hop brevity.
All Four Members Of Parquet Courts On ‘Wide Awake’
Searching For Godriguez
In the beachside suburb of Coledale, NSW, a reclusive producer is making god-like beats in a weatherboard shack.
No Mono: The Art Of Friendship
Chaos, Distortion & Contrast: The Making Of CHVRCHES ‘Love Is Dead’
One Track Mind: Albert Hammond Jr
A story about self-discovery, Strokes-ian riffs, and a stillborn twin.
Under The Covers: Sarah Mary Chadwick
Alex Turner Is Tired Of Saving Your Rock’n’Roll
Is 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' the Arctic Monkeys' white flag?
Hockey Dad And The Village That Raised Them
Kali Uchis Marries Nihilism & Pop Like Few Before Her
Why debut album 'Isolation' is the inverse of most major label pop in 2018.
Album Walkthrough: The Weather Station
High Tea With DMA’S
Scones, Dilmah, and rock'n'roll.
Art, Identity And Evelyn Ida Morris
The artist formerly known as Pikelet on their quest for visibility.
Marlon Williams: The Love You Make
He's sung for Jesus, opened for Springsteen, and harmonised with Willie Nelson. But lost love is the great leveller on 'Make Way For Love'.
Around The World With Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Why Ruban Nielson took Unknown Mortal Orchestra out of the basement for fourth album Sex & Food.
Maddy Jane: The Girl From Bruny Island
How a precocious kid from an "island off an island off an island" found herself in Wollongong chasing her dreams.
Courtney Barnett: The In-Between Moments
Melbourne photographer Giulia McGauran and Courtney Barnett go down an art talk wormhole.
The Amazing Adventures Of Portugal And Maclay
The ongoing bromance between the Alaskan late bloomers and their Aussie photographer.
Amen Dunes Has Made The Mid-Career Masterpiece Of 2018
The New York songwriter's vision comes into clear focus five albums in.
Under The Covers: Ben Montero
The Melbourne-born, Athens-based artist lets us in to his wonderfully insular world.
The Story Of Jonathan Wilson In 5 Albums
A brief recorded history of the underrated Los Angeles producer and songwriter.
Big White: A SXSW Tour Diary In Photos
Who Said Vancouver Was ‘No Fun City’?
Eight key players on one of Canada's most interesting and experimental music scenes.
Superorganism’s Debut Is The Shock To The System Pop Needs
Birdz And Omar Musa Talk Identity, Laksa And Muhammad Ali
Album Walkthrough: Press Club – Late Teens
How Artists Are Changing The Festival Landscape
Car Seat Headrest & The Art Of The Remake
Are classic albums confined to the past, or can they be reborn by their creator?
How Sarah Blasko Came Back From The Brink
Road Warriors: Warpaint’s ‘Fifth Member’ Robin Laananen
Photographer and tour manager Robin Laananen shares her tips for staying safe (and sane) on the road.
The Unapologetic Anger Of HTMLflowers
The Melbourne rapper isn't interested in your sympathy - he wants to terrify you.
Album Walkthrough: Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird
Moses Sumney Is Having A Moment
The LA-based musician on the importance of letting creative energy flow.
The Story Of Mogwai In 5 Records
A brief recorded history of Scotland's loudest ever band.
Connie Constance x Amrita Hepi
Pop star ambitions, contemporary dance, and the music industry's obsession with meetings.
The Tao Of Shags Chamberlain
An afternoon in the LA hills with the mystical Aussie production whiz.
Songs For Everybody: The Unexpected Rise Of Stella Donnelly
The Perth singer writes songs for herself that happen to mean a lot to everyone.
How Violent Soho’s Bassist Finds Meaning In Photography
Luke Henery's work aims to shine a light on homelessness.
The Story Of Spinning Top In 8 Records
How Tame Impala's manager unlocked a psychedelic universe.
Deconstructing Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE’
Musicologists Jadey O'Regan and Tim Byron take a closer look at the minimalistic genius of Kendrick Lamar's 'HUMBLE' – and its particular resonance with an Australian audience.
Under The Covers: Moses Sumney’s ‘Aromanticism’
Artist Eric Gyamfi discusses the impulsive moment that led to the cover of LA singer Moses Sumney's debut.
Confidence Man: Live In Moscow, One Night Only
Jamila Woods On The Moment She Realised Her Race Mattered
She chats with Lillian Ahenkan (aka Sydney DJ/presenter FlexMami) about commodified blackness, activism, and self-care.
Deconstructing SZA’s ‘The Weekend’
Musicologists Jadey O'Regan and Tim Byron take a closer look at what makes SZA's song about time-sharing a man such a disorienting listen.
Why We Can’t Stop Listening To Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’
Meg Mac In Regional Vic: A Tour Diary In Photos
The Story Of Shoegaze In 7 Records
Behold these sonic cathedrals.
Bec Sandridge: Why Glasgow Is Like A Homecoming To Me
At age 19, Bec Sandridge left Stanwell Park on the NSW coast to busk her way across Europe. Four years later, she's back with a point to prove.
Under The Covers: Photographer Jabari Jacobs
Kinga Burza: The Making Of Music Video Royalty
How a Polish-Aussie director went from "winging it" to making videos for the world's biggest pop stars.
The Story Of Mistletone In 8 Tours
What Alex Lahey Has Learnt From 18 Months On The Road
Cigarettes After Sex & Jack River Talk Covers, Roadtrips, And The Weather
Everybody Hurting Sometimes: Emo’s Inclusive Revival
From Mitski to Modern Baseball, Camp Cope to the Crutchfield sisters – emo is back, but not as you know it.
Album Walkthrough: Slum Sociable On Their Cathartic Debut
The Unlikely Story Behind 2017’s Biggest Earworm
Camp Cope Still Don’t Care What You Think
Meet The LA Producers Handpicked By Kanye For ‘The Life Of Pablo’
How hard work and Kanye West changed the career trajectory of electronic duo DJDS.
Up The Guts: Inside Australia’s Regional Rock Roadshow
Four bands, 3800 kilometres, 18 shows, 12 workshops, and a bus named Gladys.
‘No Neighbours, No Lockouts, No Escape’: Behind Alison Wonderland’s DIY Festival
The DJ Collective Subverting Sydney’s Club Scene
Why London Is Calling For Gang Of Youths
From their new home in London, Gang Of Youths reflect on their unexpected journey – and how much further they have to go.
The Story Of Spunk In 8 Records
Under The Covers: Photographer Dustin Condren
The stories behind the cover art of Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs, Phosphorescent, Here We Go Magic, Kevin Morby, and more.
The Story Of Luaka Bop In 10 Records
This eclectic and colourful label has introduced the world to some of music’s true originals - from William Onyeabor to Tim Maia and Floating Points.
The New Golden Age Of Jazz
Meet the musicians that have revitalised jazz to a condition unseen since Miles Davis croaked his last “motherfucker”.
How Stella Got Her Groove
Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa is one of rock's most creative and in-demand drummers. But few people know she's from Sydney, mates with Flea, and was accidentally high the first time she met Björk. We caught up with Stella in her adopted home of LA.
Up All Night With The War On Drugs
The story of a song, a party at a Hollywood mansion, and two gear nerds carving out beauty from a mountain of sound.
Inside The Bunker With The Rubens And Run The Jewels
The exclusive inside story of one of the year's most unexpected collabs.
Four Artists On Navigating Indonesia’s Chaotic Music Scene
The Fresh Young Prince Of Arnhem Land
Rapper Danzal Baker – aka Baker Boy – wants to bring Yolngu Matha language to the world.
Julia Jacklin’s Year Of Relentless Touring
What the Blue Mountains-reared singer has learnt from 140 shows in 18 months.
Understanding SoundCloud Rap
Is this hip-hop’s most ‘punk’ moment yet?
The Sounds Of Singapore’s Underground Defy Labels
Introducing LA’s New Billboard Queen Billie Eilish
A day in the life of the alt-pop rising star.
Winston Surfshirt Gives Us A Tour Of His Manly Pad
The Beatles, Monty Python, spliffs and a walk down the pier.
A ‘Point Break’ Pilgrimage With Japandroids
The hard-touring Canadian duo made a special stop on a drive up Victoria's Great Ocean Road.
Sleepless In Seattle: Inside ODESZA’s Creative Compound
In a basement in a quiet Seattle neighbourhood, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight are living out their electric dreams.
The Night I Almost Killed Josh Tillman
Father John Misty on near-death experiences, a long drive to New Orleans, and a 13-minute song that took three years to write.
An Odd Future Retrospective: Inside Rap’s Wrecking Crew
How hip-hop’s Manson family broke every rule and won.
When Kurt Met Courtney
How indie rock’s dream pairing came to be.
Anatomy Of A Festival: Supersense
One Australian music festival has sidelined the "what’s hot" imperative in pursuit of the ultimate goal: ecstasy.
At Home With The Prolific (Sandy) Alex G
We visit the North Philly apartment of this unique bedroom artist.
The Unveiling Of Haiku Hands
This all-encompassing punk collective is just getting started
The Incredible Story Of TOKiMONSTA’s Rebirth
Producer Jennifer Lee had to re-learn how to speak and make music after a rare brain disease.
The Story Of Flying Nun In 10 Records
A record history of New Zealand's most famous label.
All Five Members Of The National On ‘Sleep Well Beast’
Why The Go-Betweens Continue To Inspire Us
Brisbane's finest have left their mark on a new generation of Australian artists.
An Introduction To LNWY
The Cult Of Skegss
How RÜFÜS DU SOL Found Solace In The Desert
The Witching Hour #4: The Wonderment Of Cat Power
Under The Covers: Jack Irvine & The Art Of Skegss
Cool Sounds: Cassandra & Five Other Girls