Music

Jordan Mackampa: a soulful journey

Born in the Republic of the Congo and raised in London, Jordan Mackampa’s debut recording explores feelings of alienation, love and his own journey from boyhood to manhood.

New directions in music add power to release

It’s no secret DMA’s have always been into pop music. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that on the third album they flip the script on their sound, swapping the usual wall of guitars for glaring synths and pulsating drums.

Belonging in a foreign world

Australian quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever deliver an exercise in sun-drenched indie rock and contemplative reflection, which explores the lost sense of familiarity and identity that spawns from an exhausting touring schedule.

Smalltown songman

Adrian Darakai’s songs ‘have made him a local legend around the Gippsland town of Warragul. Alyssa Fritzlaff reports.

Spreading the iPhone jams

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Harwood is making waves in the Melbourne music scene. Samuel Baiguerra reports.

The games people playlist

Changes in access to music are influencing our preferences, writes Tori Goldsbrough

The Bär Sound of Mr. Bungle

Saxophonist Bär McKinnon reflects on his music, experiences and his role in one America’s strangest bands. Timothy Bottams reports