Julia Stone is the cover star of the April 2021 issue of NME Australia magazine

The new issue also features Ashwarya, Death From Above 1979 and Best Picture ‘Nomadland’

Julia Stone is the latest star to grace the cover of NME Australia magazine.

In the April 2021 issue, Stone talks embracing herself in all her multitudes on her new solo album ‘Sixty Summers’, which is out April 30.

“I think particularly because of being a folk singer… there are certain expectations [of me] and it’s like sweetness and quiet,” Stone tells NME’s Brodie Lancaster. “And a lot of people are very shocked when they meet me because I’m not often like that… I’m very strange a lot of the time. My sense of humour is extremely off and dark. And I’ve been amazed over the years how some people really don’t like finding out who I am.”


Read the story, which was published today (April 28), here.

NME Cover AU 2021 Julia Stone

Elsewhere in the April issue are interviews with Melbourne pop star-in-waiting Ashwarya, Sydney indie rockers Palms and rock duo Death From Above 1979. We’ve also reviewed the latest records by singer-songwriters Michael Beach and Liz Stringer, as well as newly minted Best Picture Oscar winner Nomadland and the Pixar-esque co-op game It Takes Two.

The April issue also looks back on three Australian-made albums that turn 21 this year, and gets inside the Riz Ahmed-starring film Sound Of Metal – which will change the way you hear music.

The new issue of NME Australia, now available for pre-order, will begin shipping the week of May 10. Six-month and yearlong subscriptions are also available here.

Julia Stone joins the ranks of Skegss, Jaguar Jonze and Genesis Owusu as NME Australia 2021 cover stars. Others who’ve covered the magazine include Tash Sultana, G Flip, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Troye Sivan, Miiesha and more. Explore and get your back issues of NME Australia here.


Get your copy of the April 2021 issue of NME Australia here.