Photo: Ben Sullivan
The Presets’ Kim Moyes is at his home studio in Sydney contemplating the creative process and how it applied it to their new album, HI VIZ. The five-time-ARIA-Award-winning band he has fronted with Julian Hamilton for 15 years are at a point in their career where they’re not putting out albums because it’s ‘time’ to do so, or because it’s part of the album/tour/album/tour cycle.
It’s simply because they do it when they want to.
It was the gathering of the tribe at the Indi Bar this last Sunday, as Rick Steele took to the stage with his band, under the loving eye of son Luke and daughter, Katy.
Family members and old friends swapped stories and took photos when Luke – of Empire Of The Sun, DREAMS and The Sleepy Jackson - joined his father for a run through the classic Unchain My Heart and a song they co-wrote called Clive.
Alan Simpson (V-Capri/Magnificent Seven), Gary Dunn (Hooker/The Night After), Mark Whitehouse and Phil Strachan have spent the last two years documenting the WA music scene of the the '70s/'80s on their web series, The Profile. They're holding a fundraising show for the series tonight at the Charles Hotel. Alan Simpson spoke to ATS about the sald days and the challenges ahead.
Photo: Stella Donnelly at RTRFM's In The Pines, University of Western Australia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. Credit: GordonCo Visuals
Stella Donnelly may be in the midst of a European tour, but home is where her heart was a fortnight ago when she took out both the Pop Category and Grand Prize at the WAM Song Of The Year Awards Party for the assertive and poignant single, Boys Will Be Boys, from her debut solo EP, Thrush Metal.