The Big Read

The Avalanches: “Now we’re just a regular band instead of the band who made an amazing debut”

Two decades after breaking new ground with ‘Since I Left You’, The Avalanches have their sights set on the stars. Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi tell NME about their sprawling, big-hearted new album ‘We Will Always Love You’

Ruel: “I was listening to a lot of sad music, thinking, ‘What am I even doing?’ I felt a bit useless”

Australia’s youngest global pop star leaps into adulthood with his bold new EP, ‘Bright Lights, Red Eyes’

OneFour: “We’re evolving. We’ve gone through things that have changed our music”

Police might not let them perform and most of their number are behind bars, but OneFour continue to blaze a trail as Australia’s most exciting rap group today – and the world is taking notice

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’
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