Ben Madden

First & Forever Festival review: a day of celebration, commemoration and culture

At Hanging Rock, an all-star selection of First Nations artists paid tribute to trailblazers while providing an exciting glimpse of the future

r.em.edy: the Melbourne R&B artist speaking out about disability

Ahead of the release of her debut EP ‘Last Summer’, r.em.edy talks to NME about setting boundaries and living with chronic illness and disability in the Australian music industry

Listen Out Melbourne 2022: AJ Tracey, Roddy Ricch, JID, Barkaa and more bring the heat

The first stop of the beloved Australian festival brought together titans of the hip-hop, dance and pop worlds

Agung Mango: Energetic yet introspective Melbourne rapper is always on the move

Ahead of his new EP ‘Man on the Go’ and a national tour, the Melbourne rapper speaks to NME about his “man vs. self” mindset, being part of the collective Picked Last and working with Genesis Owusu

1300: Korean-Australian rap collective unleashing bilingual bursts of fire

Every month in First On, we introduce a shit-hot artist you’d have no doubt seen opening the bill for your favourite act. WIth raucous new single ‘Oldboy’ under their belts and a Splendour festival slot on the way, the Sydney hip-hop five-piece are headed to the next level

Lisi: Samoan rapper determined to rep Goodna and share his own ‘Perspective’

The New Zealand-born, Queensland-raised rapper on his distaste for lyrical liars, showcasing Samoan pride on his debut album and his quest for constant improvement

Nooky talks his life-changing new EP ‘Lyrebird Park’: “I had to release it, regardless of how good or shit it is”

The Yuin MC and triple j host closes a tumultuous chapter of his life with the release of his new EP ‘Lyrebird Park’, named after the sports park in his native Nowra

Mysterious hip-hop duo ROYBOY share new single ‘Ramen Bowl’ and give their first interview

The Sydneysiders talk their tasty new song and why they’re content to remain masked and mysterious – for now

Dulcie release debut EP ‘Sake Of Sound’: “Who doesn’t want to learn more about what you love doing?”

The Perth four-piece on working with producer Joel Quartermain, how they hone their vocal melodies – and a possible punk pivot