Karen Gwee

Rising in Melbourne review: artists of all stripes craft their own alluring worlds at the city’s new winter festival

The sprawling arts festival three years in the making debuts with must-see shows by Sampa the Great, Kelly Lee Owens and many more

The Goon Sax at Rising in Melbourne: “It’s easy to get excited about something sounding new and not necessarily better”

Backstage at Naam/Melbourne’s new winter festival, the Brisbane band talk their 2021 album ‘Mirror 2’ and their upcoming tour dates with Pavement, Interpol, Spoon and Snail Mail

Tkay Maidza at Rising festival in Melbourne: “‘Last Year Was Weird’ was fun, I trusted my taste and had nothing to lose”

Backstage at Naam/Melbourne’s new winter festival, the Adelaide rapper talks her “surreal” support slot for Billie Eilish’s US arena tour and her breakout EP trilogy ‘Last Year Was Weird’

Epik High announce 2022 tour of Asia and Australia

The Korean hip-hop group will perform in Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok and Jakarta – with more stops to be announced

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died – the music world pays tribute

"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins," the band wrote in a statement

See footage from drummer Taylor Hawkins’ final show with the Foo Fighters

Hawkins has died at the age of 50, the band revealed on March 25

Jazzie B on Godlike Genius FKA Twigs: “She goes to the limits. She really forces the envelope”

The Soul II Soul legend and self-described “NME virgin” said the UK should “be super proud of Twigs” at the BandLab NME Awards 2022

Simon Le Bon wants Anya Taylor-Joy to play him in Duran Duran biopic

Speaking on the red carpet at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, Le Bon also gave props to Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES and Glass Animals

Fontaines D.C. on winning Best Band In The World at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: “About time!”

“We had to keep telling ourselves we were the best band in the world from the moment we started. And now that someone else has said it, this might be the beginning of the end”
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