Photo: J'aime Fazackerley Photography

    Hot on the heels of the release of their second album High Visceral {Part 2}, ATS catches up with singer/guitarist/songwriter, Jack McEwan, to delve into the trippy world of the hilariously-but-awkwardly named Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – starting with the name itself.


    Despite the excitement surrounding the release of her debut album, Low Blows, Meg Mac cuts a relaxed figure as she ponders her career thus far on a sunny Friday afternoon at Perth’s Brisbane Hotel.

    “You’re always trying to make a moment, I guess. Whether it’s for someone else or for yourself."

  • The Rooster Years

    Pic: James Croucher

    The combination of Charlie Owen, Don Walker and Tex Perkins as the commanding trio known as Tex, Don & Charlie was an unexpected and immersive surprise when they released and toured 1993’s Sad But True album.


    Here we revisit Bob Gordon’s chat with the one-and-only Robert Smith. This interview was first published in X-Press Magazine on Thursday, September 28, 2000, with Part II running one week later... 

    'I've got to let it go and leave it gone; Just walk away, stop it going on; Get too scared to jump if I wait too long'. — Maybe Someday, from Bloodflowers.


    There’s several points along the way in Meal Tickets, Mat De Koning's documentary which follows the punk rock journey of the Screwtop Detonators, their inept-roadie-cum-aspiring-rock-star Will Stoker, lothario manager Dave Kavanagh and multiple others, where someone either off-camera or on, mutters something along the lines of, ‘oh, so you’ve brought your camera then, Mat?’


    John Phatorous has been at this for decades. He has not wavered. His love of rock’n’roll speaks to the truest sense of that ‘Mission From God’ - meaningful and occasionally meaningless and both of equal importance.

    “Rock’n’roll is its own gift,” he says. “If you love it. Like many things in life.”

    Phatorous’ softly-spoken and gentle nature is belied by an onstage presence that says, assuredly, ‘We mean business here. And if you do not, then I mean enough business for the both of us’.


    In early 2012 Roger Daltrey was set to bring his own concert experience of The Who’s iconic 1969 album (and 1975 movie) Tommy to Australia. It was ultimately cancelled for other plans, but not before Bob Gordon interviewed Daltrey in November, 2011, for The West Australian.

    Roger Daltrey well remembers The Who’s 1969 first public performance, in Dolton UK, of Tommy, Pete Townshend’s infamous rock opera about a messianic ‘deaf, dumb and blind kid’ who sure played a mean pinball.


    Pete Murray is feeling the pressure. Not to see if his brand-new album, Camacho, can match the success of previous releases – four top 10 albums, three of them reaching number one - but simply to see if an album into which he has invested so much of his time and energy will find an audience. 

    And he doesn't just want an audience for 2017, he is hoping Camacho will be still be being played and enjoyed in 50 years.


    Pic: Linda Dunjey

    Around The Sound and WAM - Celebration of the WA Music Industry

    Gate One Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Richard Gerver is a formidable, yet utterly friendly presence. That’s what makes him one of the world’s best public speakers in a career that sees him travelling the world consulting different industries on what is perhaps the most pertinent topic in business and life in 2017 – coping with change.


    It's the 45th anniversary of the release of the late David Bowie's iconic album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Here we go back five years when Bob Gordon intervewed the album's co-producer, Ken Scott, upon the release's 40th anniversary, for The West Australian, published in June, 2012.

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