Australian music

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Spacey Jane: Here Comes Everybody review – painfully sophomoric indie rock
The hit Australian band’s second album slips from memory freely and easily, so platitudinal are its lyrics – less the sound of Gen Z than a shrug

Shaad D'Souza

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘I had to be taken out of the museum’: the artistic challenge that almost broke Dean Stevenson
The composer has been working underground at Mona since July, writing a new piece each day to be performed that afternoon. The experiment has been ‘traumatic’, he says – and it has changed him for good

Sian Cain

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘I got sick of talking about myself’: Spacey Jane is back with music for the Covid generation
Now on their second album, Western Australia’s indie rockers want young people to know that someone out there understands them

Brodie Lancaster

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Three things with Wendy Matthews: ‘A girl’s best friend is a trolley’
In our weekly interview about objects, the classic Australian singer tells us about her sprawling acreage in northern NSW, and the family heirlooms she left overseas

As told to Katie Cunningham

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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TISM make long-awaited return: ‘After the election there’s a gap in the market for grotesque clowns’
After a 19-year absence, the satirical Melbourne band will be back on stage in December at the Good Things festival – and they’re ready to take the piss out of everyone. Including us

Andrew Stafford

15, Jun, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Ardern’s fiance takes swipe at Albanese’s outdated music taste after leaders exchange records
‘What is this, 2004???’ Clarke Gayford posted in response to Australian PM’s gift of Midnight Oil, Spiderbait and Powderfinger albums

Eva Corlett

10, Jun, 2022 @6:17 AM

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‘At least be bearable’: in the big business of music for kids, parents are the final frontier
How do you make songs children love and adults can stand? A new batch of children’s music artists think they’ve found out

Bek Day

05, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Alex the Astronaut, Spacey Jane and the Whitlams: Australia’s best new music for June
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly

05, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Jaguar Jonze: Bunny Mode review – a thrilling and furious middle finger to abusers
Dark and heavy walls of sound fortify absorbing pop on a debut album that rejects oppression – and celebrates survival

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

03, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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From Billy Bragg to DJ Albo: what Anthony Albanese’s music taste says about him | Andrew Stafford
If he wants to be true to the values of the music he most cherishes, Australia’s new PM needs to seize the sea of possibilities created by a more diverse parliament

Andrew Stafford

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Haai: Baby, We’re Ascending review – rich, entrancing ambience from a party-starter star
The Australian producer’s anticipated debut is something of a left turn from high-frequency techno, at its best when it holds back in favour of open space

Shaad D'Souza

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘I missed out on being a kid’: The Kid Laroi on fame, fans and coming home to Australia
The 18-year-old Kamilaroi rapper, whose fans include Elton John and Justin Bieber, is back in Sydney on his world tour – and dealing with the ‘obviously insane’ reception

Michael Sun

27, May, 2022 @8:01 PM

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