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Issue 1711

Dope Lemon, aka Angus Stone, is our dapper cover star this month as he brings his brand new record Kimosabè to the Forum on September 14.

There have been some huge tour and festival announcements recently so take time to peruse our news section, before you dive into a massive array of inter- views: Birds of Tokyo, Lucky Oceans (Asleep at the Wheel), DMA’S, The Slingers, Ella Hooper, Gretta Ray, Tim Finn, Angie McMahon and Arlo Parks are all waiting inside, while we also feature important new community initiative Raw Lines and major New Year’s Eve music festival Beyond The Valley in this edition.

As we enter spring, our guides to the best gigs, art exhibitions, stage pro- ductions and festivals come to life. We also visit the wonderful Kindred Bandroom, MEMO, Rooks Return and Sooki Lounge to give you the low down, and review the latest releases from Dan Sultan, Hot Glue, Leah Senior, SAFIA and a particularly emotional record from Polaris.