Conor Herbert

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

Ten years of The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens’ embrace of the unexpected

When first faced with his own celebrity, Sufjan Stevens responded with a left-field masterclass that today turns ten years old.

14 days ago

The storm of Internet Money, hip-hop’s chart-topping collective

They’ve shaped the past and defined the present, but with their debut album B4 The Storm, hip-hop’s most powerful production posse are angling for the future.

2 months ago

The Killers' new record Imploding The Mirage is an unexpected 2020 highlight

It’s unlikely to win over any new fans, but Imploding The Mirage renews some of The Killers’ strongest tenets - and it's one hell of a listen.

2 months ago

Introducing Tayo Sound: UK street busker, vision of the future

It’s been a big two years for Reading teen Tayo Oyekan, who’s gone from hustling neighbourhood busker to international recording artist.

2 months ago

Aminé, and finding balance amongst the limbo of loss

He’s one of the most exciting newcomers of the last five years, and with Limbo, Aminé’s ready to step into the next phase – just so long as he can still indulge that trademark energy.

2 months ago

Breathe Deep, and the fusion of Oscar Jerome’s many sides

Oscar Jerome is as well-read as he is talented, and his far-reaching influences, steeped in diversity, have helped make him one of the jazz scenes most exciting arrivals.

2 months ago

You can’t spell Manchester without an Aitch

On a pandemic-precipitated break from the road, Manchester emcee Aitch returns to the city that helped make him one of UK hip-hop’s hottest emcees.

2 months ago

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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 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?

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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?

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

9 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.

9 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.

11 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.

12 months ago

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