Conor Herbert

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

Meet Albert Salt, who returns with Even Out, after having never really left

Amongst film scores, playing alongside Gordi and his work with Juno Disco, Melbourne-based musician Albert Salt doesn't keep still.

16 days ago

Meet Strath, the LA-via-Melbourne musician making woozy psych-pop with The Peak

After introducing himself to the world with a woozy cover of Gwen Stefani's single Cool, the LA-based musician is proving his place with his own work.

1 month ago

Shut up and play the hits: The myth of non-political music

For some fans of rock acts, Blackout Tuesday dredged up some undesirable politics – the exact kind they’d been indulging for decades.

2 months ago

10 years of Janelle Monáe's The ArchAndroid, and its complex creator

It’s been ten years since Janelle Monáe burst forth with The ArchAndroid, but why has her blockbuster decade left her on the periphery of the pop conversation?

3 months ago

Coxy's Biggest Break: The daytime TV star's rich history with hip-hop

Coxy, the mild-mannered bloke at the centre of the Australian travel show, actually had his big break years prior, in rap music.

3 months ago

Learnings from The Avalanches' legendary Since I Left You, 20 years later

In the lead up to the album's 20th anniversary, it’s well worth learning a little more about that unlikely classic record.

4 months ago

Tom Misch, on building a world with Yussef Dayes: "We never intended to make an album."

On their new collaborative album, Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes prove a potent mix, pushing each other in intriguing directions.

4 months ago

Meet Convenience Store, who bring a slow-burning indie stir with Right Here

The Melbourne-based DIY outfit blend together genres for their latest single; part-King Krule, part-War on Drugs.

4 months ago

King Kendal: How LMFAO's Redfoo ended up on Kendrick's King Kunta

Redfoo has a writing credit on Kendrick Lamar’s King Kunta, which begs the question of how the hell did that happen? We investigate.

4 months ago

Discovering Daniel Aged: The LA musician collaborating with Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean released two new tracks to streaming on Friday – previously vinyl-only releases – and as always, there’s much to discuss. First up: who is Daniel Aged?

4 months ago

Thundercat: The Good, The Bad and the Dragonball Durag

Thundercat’s new record, It Is What It Is, could easily have dealt in understandable resignation, but there’s real courage behind his cautiously optimistic acceptance.

5 months ago

03.15.20, and the complex union of Childish Gambino and Donald Glover

03.15.20 speaks to the push-and-pull of both the world we live in and the artist behind it, bringing an ever-ensuing battle to the surface.

5 months ago

Rex Orange County, despite his meteoric glow-up, is keeping it DIY

He’s had an incredible few years, and it’s only getting better: we spoke to singer-songwriter Rex Orange County about tour, travel, independence and Alicia Keys.

5 months ago

Passion, Place and Purpose: Nicolas Godin’s Concrete and Glass

Nicolas Godin is a stalwart of French electronica, and though his new record, Concrete and Glass, is named for his architectural passions, it’s really exploring so much more.

7 months ago

Life In A Glasshouse: Your guide to the huge Radiohead Public Library

Whilst the Radiohead Public Library might feel nostalgic, it’s an inspired initiative that strengthens their legacy as much as it champions archival preservation.

7 months ago

No longer "wearing all black, standing in the back": Free Nationals step out

They’ve played festival slots, headline shows and late-night fixtures as Anderson .Paak’s band, but Free Nationals are on a funky mission of their own.

8 months ago

A Plan Comes Together: In Conversation with Joey Purp

Joseph Davis never really planned to be one of his city’s most acclaimed emcees, but with a little help from his daughter, he's learning to look into the future.

9 months ago

Vegyn wants to laugh: "Music is a real opportunity for escapism."

After striking up a close rapport with Frank Ocean, Joe Thornalley – better known as Vegyn – returns to the fore, an artist on an unconventional mission of his own.

9 months ago

From French electro-house to Frank Ocean: SebastiAn steps out

On Thirst, his first record in eight years, the Ed Banger veteran relishes in the adventurous collaborative spirit that’s defined his quietly exceptional decade.

9 months ago

Rico Nasty is a Spongebob in a sea of Squidwards

She’s energised and unapologetic, but also a massive Spongebob Squarepants fan. Rico Nasty is unlike anyone else in rap.

12 months ago

Rich Brian: The Sailor and The Captain

Catch Rich Brian, Indonesia's premier hip-hop export, back in Australia this month playing his latest album, The Sailor.

1 year ago

Denzel Curry and the Carol City ZUU

On his latest album - arguably his best yet - the Miami rapper keeps things close to home.

1 year ago

The Three Man Weave: Injury Reserve’s Innovative Arrival

With an Australian tour scheduled for next month, Arizona's most exciting rap trio breaks through on their debut album.

1 year ago

Rap, therapised: Inside the labyrinth of Dave’s opus, Psychodrama

Playing Splendour In The Grass this winter, the UK rapper has quickly established himself as one of the scene's best.

1 year ago

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