A searing sign-off from one of the best bands of all
★★★★
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A searing sign-off from one of the best bands of all

The final album from Canadian punks White Lung is maternal instinct at its fiercest.

  • byRobert Moran

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The Australian band making a comeback after tragedy

The Australian band making a comeback after tragedy

Underground Melbourne act NO ZU describe themselves as an “Australiana warped nightclub fever dream”.

  • byEsther Linder
Floating in the spirit world with a truly great musician
★★★★½
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Floating in the spirit world with a truly great musician

Charles Lloyd,the 84-year-old tenor saxophonist and flautist,has crafted an album that wafts about your ears as gently as a summer breeze.

  • byAnnabel Ross,Robert Moran andJohn Shand
The 25-year-old Australian who helped produce Taylor Swift’s latest album

The 25-year-old Australian who helped produce Taylor Swift’s latest album

He’s worked with Beyonce,Drake and Kendrick. Now Melbourne producer Keanu Beats (aka Keanu Torres) has a credit on the biggest album of the year.

  • byRobert Moran
What to listen to next:Live shows with moments of otherworldly beauty
★★★★
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What to listen to next:Live shows with moments of otherworldly beauty

Newly released concert performances from Keith Jarrett and the late Bernie McGann are worthy additions to their discographies.

  • byAnnabel Ross,Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen,Robert Moran andJohn Shand
The mushroom trip that inspired this superstar DJ’s new live spectacle

The mushroom trip that inspired this superstar DJ’s new live spectacle

Hitmaker Alison Wonderland went from “rock bottom” to making her most hopeful music yet on the new album Loner.

  • byRobert Moran
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Meet Shygirl,pop’s new high priestess of smut

Meet Shygirl,pop’s new high priestess of smut

The 29-year-old South London rising star makes bawdiness beautiful on her long-awaited debut,Nymph.

  • byShaad D'Souza
‘I just sit there and twiddle my thumbs’:Hitmaker Benny Blanco on the secret to his success

‘I just sit there and twiddle my thumbs’:Hitmaker Benny Blanco on the secret to his success

The famed songwriter/producer has almost 30 number one hits to his name. But don’t ask him how he does it.

  • byRobert Moran
For the daughter of famous actors,new music is melancholy solace

For the daughter of famous actors,new music is melancholy solace

Stranger Things star Maya Hawke,whose parents are Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman,says her latest album was made by “a very sad person”.

  • byJames Jennings
Inside the Halfway house where ghost stories roam unchecked

Inside the Halfway house where ghost stories roam unchecked

Memories of best friends,sisters,lovers,jockeys,pub fights,plane flights and the boots worn by a Hoodoo Guru abound. Yet the Brisbane band’s latest work lets them look at themselves.

  • byTony Moore
The next Lady Gaga? Why Rina Sawayama is pop’s new superstar

The next Lady Gaga? Why Rina Sawayama is pop’s new superstar

The Japanese-British singer’s remarkable pop anthems are set to take her to the next level.

  • byRobert Moran