Conor Herbert

Melbourne. Hip hop + pop + rock + music from my angsty teen phase. Full of trivia. ABBA to Yeezy and everything in between.

Say Hello to Vicky Farewell

In the wake of her debut record, we spoke with Vicky Farewell about stepping from co-writer to solo act, her pandemic production process, and what excites her most about Sweet Company.

5 days ago

VITA, Revitalised

Sydney-born VITA reconnects with her past on the explosive LIBRE, a transgressive EP unlike anything she’s done before. We talk inspiration, influence, rapport, and getting a confidence boost — and a feature — from Meechy Darko.

1 month ago

Orion Sun Makes Her Getaway

In the wake of her triumphant Getaway, Philadelphia artist Orion Sun talks tour, collaboration, self-care, and rolling with the punches.

2 months ago

Aitch: Hits, Heart, and New Horizons

Ahead of his Splendour slot and his long-delayed Australia tour, Manchester emcee Aitch talks about his new single “Baby,” his love for the camera, and what we can expect from 2022.

2 months ago

The Return of Montgomery

Synth-pop purveyor Montgomery dropped an EP, found a fan in Taylor Swift, and all but vanished for a half-decade — now, following a seachange, she’s back with her second effort.

3 months ago

Saba, From Nothing to Abundance

On Few Good Things, Saba is older, wiser, and looking back on his story — the highs, the lows, and the timeless challenges faced over generations of family.

4 months ago

Meet MINOE, the Canadian musician making magic out of swirling and sultry R&B

On her new single Might Be, Canadian R&B artist MINOE fuses passions, convictions, and sobering realisations with wordless melodies and sweeping synths.

7 months ago

The uneasy beauty of Tirzah: “I didn't have any expectations.”

On her sophomore album Colourgrade, London’s Tirzah builds on her intricately spacious sound, diving into the passions of her new familial life.

8 months ago

Listen to Peas, a sound-building new single from Melbourne's Convenience Store

On the release of their new single ‘Peas’, Naarm indie duo Convenience Store talk patience, influence, collaboration and post-pandemic plans.

8 months ago

Injury Reserve’s hauntingly experimental journey to Phoenix

Arizona's Injury Reserve return with a sophomore album, one both a disorienting treatise on getting older and a visionary tribute to the late, great Stepa J. Groggs.

8 months ago

Tommy Genesis Is Born Again: “I love the idea of reinvention.”

In the moments before Goldilocks X, Tommy Genesis takes time to talk reinvention, inspiration, vulnerability, and the importance of creative control.

9 months ago

BERWYN is taking over the world, and there’s no time for sleep

He’s worked with Drake and Richard Russell, shared two acclaimed mixtapes and now, is nominated for the Mercury Prize. BERWYN’s time is here.

10 months ago

Don’t Forget Cola Boyy, California's “disabled disco innovator”

On his solo debut, Oxnard’s Cola Boyy cuts shimmering disco for the post-COVID dancefloor, rich with punk-ready lyrics and calls to action.

10 months ago

Changephobia, and Rostam's journey in embracing change

Changephobia, the second record from Rostam, is a pivot and a culmination, furnishing new ideas with his production prowess.

12 months ago

Celebrating 20 years of Since I Left You with The Avalanches

As they celebrate 20 years of their infamous debut album with rarities and remixes, we dissect the history of one of Australia’s greatest albums with the band who made it.

12 months ago

Introducing Inkswel, the producer fusing worlds with his new album, Astral Love

On Astral Love, his new solo record, the Adelaide-via-Berlin producer Inkswel fuses his eclectic list of friends and collaborators with his house-infused hip-hop palette.

12 months ago

Listen to Watertight, a slate-cleaning new single from Melbourne's Strath

He’s been growing for a minute, but with Watertight, Melbourne-by-LA artist Strath cleans his synthpop slate and pushes into new territory.

12 months ago

Listen to an existential new single from Albert Salt, Think It's Time To Get A Job

On his new single, Melbourne indie-pop artist Albert Salt digs deep into a crisis of creative confidence and emerges with a glistening slice of sobering pop

1 year ago

An Interstellar Spectacle: A review of The Avalanches, live

At the first stop of their We Will Always Love You tour, The Avalanches gifted their hometown a vibrant, life-affirming dance party filled with pop palettes and dedications.

1 year ago

Introducing one-to-watch Rob Edwards, and his returning single Lonely Lover

The stirring new single from the Adelaide-based artist marks his first material since his debut in 2017.

1 year ago

How Mista Monk - a long-time, underground hip-hop favourite - finds a new peak

On his new record, the Melbourne-via-Katherine musician brings together a wealth of friends for a record that showcases the strength of his craft.

1 year ago

Do you know who you are? Nick Ward, and the questioning of self

On his Everything I Wish I Told You EP, Nick Ward takes a tender look at identity, understanding, and the complex self.

1 year ago

Ghost Stories: The voices of The Avalanches' We Will Always Love You

We Will Always Love You is replete with sounds and voices pulled from popular culture. While you might recognise a few, there’s so much life to be found throughout.

1 year ago

Introducing Ayesha A Madon, who shows great promise with Outside of the Party

The Sydney-raised musician is catching attention with her debut single, and blossoming into an act worth keeping an eye on in 2021.

1 year ago

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