Turning Heads with Augustus Welby

Dianas (Nathalie Pavlovic)

June 14, 2020

Episode six of Turning heads features a conversation with Melbourne-based musician Nathalie Pavlovic, who is one third of the band Dianas. Dianas released their second full-length album in early May. It’s called Baby Baby and arrives five years after their debut self-titled effort.

Nat and guitarist Caitlin Moloney started the band in Perth nearly ten years ago. They're now joined by drummer Anetta Nevin. Dianas' music sits somewhere on the post-punk spectrum. It doesn’t really adhere to the markers of post-punk as a stylistic movement, but it carries a spirit of fearless expression, which is true of a lot of the great post-punk releases.

Nathalie recorded and mixed the album and put it out through her label, Blossom Rot Records. Nat also plays in Snowy Band, who were the subject of Turning heads episode five, and forms part of the Elizabeth live band. We spoke about how she’s been dealing with the crazy events of 2020, how it feels to put out the first Dianas album in five years and how the band’s confidence has grown over the years.

Turning heads is recorded on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation; the traditional custodians of the land. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. 

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