Conor Herbert

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

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.

4 days 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months ago

Light, Sound and Spirit: The Return of The Avalanches

The Avalanches return with We Will Always Love You, a sweeping testament to humanity that folds decades of sound into a cosmic voyage of stunning beauty and life-affirming fun.

8 months ago

Rico Nasty wants you to let it out: “I'm really big on people expressing themselves.”

The DMV emcee has come a long way since her Sugar Trap beginnings, but on her debut record Nightmare Vacation, Rico Nasty fuses the old and the new with a manic smile.

8 months ago

How potent storytelling and rich vocals make Lontalius' new EP, Side One, a must-listen

The New Zealand musician continues to emphasise the beauty of music with a striking new collection of tracks.

8 months ago

Listen to Albert Salt's brilliant new EP, 25 Not Doing Alright

On his new EP, Albert Salt returns to his solo mantle with an invigorating vision, a deft hand, and ear for intricate melodies and modern concerns.

8 months ago

Celebrating 10 years of MBDTF, and the dark, twisted celebrity of Kanye West

It’s been ten years since Kanye West released a record so indisputable, it saved him from pop culture villainy and reinstated him as music’s most controversial star.

8 months ago

BLESSED by name, blessed by nature: "Artists should be the voice of the times."

He's helped kickstart the careers of some of Australia's biggest rappers, but with the release of his debut mixtape, BLESSED focuses on himself.

8 months ago

The wonderful world of WizTheMC: "Rap was my disguise."

He’s found his sound, honed his craft and bided his time, so not even a year like 2020 could keep Toronto-based artist WiztheMC from his brilliant come up.

8 months ago

Kwame vs. The World: "This is our moment. This is our platform."

On his new project Please, Get Home Safe, Kwame – a faithful student of the game – graduates at the top of his class.

9 months ago

The long and winding road to Jay Electronica's 'new' record, Act II

Blog-era hip-hop fans rejoice! It’s time to put the kids to bed, forget about the mortgage and plug into the record you’ve all been waiting for… and waiting for…

9 months ago

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.

10 months 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.

11 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.

11 months ago

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