Kate Hennessy

A day out with HTRK in the Dandenongs

In this series, Australian artists tour NME around the special spots where they’re based. Here, HTRK show us their studio in the Dandenongs, tell us about a local cult and take us on a bushwalk. Photography by Agnieszka Chabros

A day out with The Native Cats in Hobart

In this series, Australian artists take NME on an intimate tour of the special spots in their hometown. First up are the Native Cats, who show us where in Hobart, Tasmania they decided to form a band and much more. Photography by Eden Meure

Megan Washington: “It’s my job to give as much fun stuff to the zeitgeist as I can”

While making new album ‘Batflowers’, the Brisbane multi-hyphenate gave up on professionalism and perfection. Instead, she decided to just be herself

Producer Alice Ivy: “Once you have a song with someone, you’re on the next level of friendship”

Annika Schmarsel rounded up a murderer’s row of collaborators for her new album, ‘Don’t Sleep’ – here’s how she did it

Tash Sultana: “I have always had a plan, like A, B, C, D, all the way through”

A year ago, Tash Sultana was burnt out. So they adapted. The singer-songwriter is now learning to find strength in a new backing band, taking it slow – and growing zucchini