Karen Gwee

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’

Tkay Maidza live in Melbourne: a thrilling, long-awaited showcase of artistic growth

June 5, Forum Melbourne, RISING: in one of her first Australian headline shows in four years, the Adelaide rapper and singer mixed the R&B singalongs and the party-starting bangers

Sampa the Great live in Melbourne: visionary rapper unveils a glorious Afro Future

June 1, Forum Melbourne, RISING: proudly backed by an all-Zambian band, Sampa Tembo returns to her onetime hometown for her first show in over two years

Daniel Johns is the cover star of the May 2022 issue of NME Australia magazine

Also featuring Warren Ellis, Body Type, Kendrick Lamar, Warpaint and more – here's how to get your copy

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

Paul Kelly’s festive classic ‘How To Make Gravy’ is becoming a Christmas movie

Said Kelly: “Dan and Joe and Rita and Angus and Dolly and all the others have been stuck inside that song so long, I’m glad they’re going to get a chance to live life a different way!”

See Mallrat on the cover of NME Australia magazine’s April 2022 issue

Also featuring Romero, Daniel Johns, ‘Pachinko’, Oscar Isaac and more

Hatchie is the cover star of the March 2022 issue of NME Australia magazine

Also featuring Dallas Woods, Elsy Wameyo, ‘The Batman’ star Paul Dano, the BandLab NME Awards 2022 and ‘Elden Ring’

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