• GOZZY ROCKERS #3: J.F.K

    Pic: Bob Gordon

    James Knox of J.F.K on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

    “We had an awesome time at the heat – it was so much fun. Band comps are always a bit of a stressful environment, but the Gozzy Rock team were super nice and so easy to work with and it was such an amazing venue to play at which made the whole experience really positive. We were so stoked to have made the finals and we’re super excited to get up on stage and do our thing again this Sunday – we’re up against some really talented bands so it’s going to be an awesome event.”

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #2: CHOKING STANLEY

    James Bradly of Choking Stanley on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

    “Gozzy Rock has been great so far. All the stage crew were really helpful and professional, and we were so pleased to get into the final. We're all really looking forward to it, and can only hope for the best.”

    If the delightfully named Choking Stanley look like they’re having a good time up on stage – and they do – there’s a damn good reason for that.

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #1: HIBISCUS

    Hayden Atterton of Hibiscus on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

    “I think my mum was the most excited really, she actually knew before I did. In the classic mum fashion, she was waiting online so she could give me the good news since I was at work (laughs). We are stoked to be in the finals, just to be put in a category with great bands like Choking Stanley and J.F.K feels really reassuring that we’re heading in the right direction. Win, lose or draw this weekend we are just thrilled to be a part of it.”

  • NEW SINGLE FOR THE TOMMYHAWKS

    One of Perth’s hardest-working bands, The Tommyhawks, have released a new single, Summertime. In spite of its title, the living ain’t necessarily easy…

    Summertime is about coming out the other side of depression, or being in a bad place,” explains vocalist/guitarist Addison Axe. “I've struggled with my own mental health over the last year and the whole upcoming EP explores that journey through self 're' discovery.”

  • BOAT SHOW BIZ

    Making the most of their impressive 2017 momentum, Fremantle-faves Boat Show have released a new single, The Big Smoke. The song is an energetic lament on the perennial Perth-friends-moving-to-Melbourne imbroglio.

    "It's like trying to run away from a ghost that you think is haunting your house but it's actually haunting you, so it follows,” says vocalist, Ali Flintoff. “Do you like my metaphor? I'm pretty witty, hey."

  • CHAMELEONE TOURS AUSTRALIA

    While on tour in Australia recently, multi-award-winning Ugandan artist, Jose Mayanja, aka Jose Chameleone - commonly known as The Doctor - dropped a new video for his Afrobeat track, Mshamba, recently released via his Leone Island Music Empire label.

    Singing in a mix of Swahili and English, the beautiful sounds and melody have the potential to take you away on a journey, even without understanding the words.

  • STATION TO STATION - CAITLIN, JOE FROM MIDLAND AND RTRFM'S RADIOTHON

    Pic: Sebastian Photography

    There are a great many things that separate community radio stations from their commercial FM counterparts. And within that there’s a great many factors that make Perth’s RTRFM 92.1 an entity all its own.

    But RTRFM’s essence can, for these purposes anyway, be broken down into three words.

    Joe from Midland.

  • HYNDE SIGHT

    On the occasion of the Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders tour announcement, we look back on Bob Gordon's 2010 interview encounter with Chrissie Hynde, in an interview first published in X-Press Magazine in August, 2010... 

    Looking back, it was always going to be challenging.

  • STEVIE'S RIGHT

    Upon the announcement of Stevie Nicks' Australian tour with The Pretenders, we take a look back at Bob Gordon's interview with her, first published in The West Australian in August, 2011...

  • VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING

    Usurper of Modern Medicine have released an Augmented Reality App for their new album, Everything is Nothing. Designed by UOMM vocalist/bassist, Steven Aaron Hughes, in collaboration with Perth surrealist painter Liam Dee and coder Steve Berrick, "the vinyl and accompanying AR App turns Everything is Nothing into an interactive experience, rendering the album artwork in dynamic 3D," and is available on iOS and Android.

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