The Big Read

Troye Sivan: “Ultimately my dream did come true, which is crazy”

After retreating from the glitzy Los Angeles pop star life, Troye Sivan returns home to Melbourne with the ‘In A Dream’ EP – his most profoundly generous, intimate work yet

Cub Sport: “There’s a lot of guilt tied to religion that doesn’t need to be there”

The Brisbane band reckon with their religious upbringings and get free on their new album ‘LIKE NIRVANA’, a work of striking bravery and vulnerability

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: “Lennon, McCartney, Harrison were in competition with each other. We’re not”

The Melbourne band’s gruelling international tour for their first album ‘Hope Downs’ nearly broke them. But on sophomore release ‘Sideways To New Italy’, they find their way back home

G Flip: “There’s no difference between G Flip and Georgia Flipo. They are literally the same person”

In the age of COVID-19, artists are being asked to share more than ever. G Flip is happy to let people in on the intricacies of her life – but sometimes, there are consequences

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

DMA’S: “We’re definitely more fearless. We’ve earned it”

How DMA’S outran the Britpop tag to craft a bold and ambitious electronic album about “love, loss and everything in between”

The Chats: “We’re self-aware. We know we’re not cool”

The Sunshine Coast trio talk getting banned from pubs, their affinity for UK hip-hop and their upcoming debut album, ‘High Risk Behaviour’

Tame Impala: “This band is the fantasy of music. It’s The Lord Of The Rings”

Kevin Parker has taken his band from psychedelic outliers to festival headlining giants

Stella Donnelly: “You have to stand up for people that don’t have a voice”

The punk poet on climate change, inequality in Australia and telling off racists in bookshops

Amyl and The Sniffers: “Scott Morrison is fucking the environment and the working class”

Punk’s future torchbearers on politics, feminism and why Australians are “frustrated”
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