• CHANGE UNCHAINED

    Internationally renowned author and speaker, Richard Gerver, presents 'Minding Your Own Business - How To Be Successful In Today’s Changing Music Industry' at Gate One Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds, on Saturday, June 10, presented by Around The Sound and WAM.

    The bridge between art and commerce has always been a difficult one to negotiate for many musicians – that’s why they have managers.

  • HUMAN BUOY GIFTS US A NEW SINGLE, ANVILS (FEAT. NICK ALLBROOK)

    Human Buoy, AKA Ben McDonald, has just dropped his latest single release, Anvils.

    Inspired by Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower, Anvils features guest vocals from POND’S Nicholas Allbrook. 

  • BUSK A MOVE

    Jack Pierce looks at his diary for the rest of the year. For most of it, Pierce and his twin Patrick, who perform as the duo The Pierce Brothers, will be travelling the world playing shows.

    Despite the fact they have just released The Records Were Ours, the first of three EPs they will put out this year, they are already looking at days off between performances when they can get down to the serious business of writing and demoing an album.

  • RETROPERSPECTIVE – ABBE MAY

    Pic: Thom Perry

    In the first of our Retroperspective series - where an artist looks back on one of their older works - Abbe May gives us an insight into her 2008 album, Hoodoo You Do. With a new album, Bitchcraft, forthcoming, there's also some now in the zen. Catch Abbe May at State Of The Art on Monday, June 5 - Ed.

  • FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL - 25 UP

    April 24-27, 2017

    Fairbridge Village

    Down in tree-lined Pinjarra the scene was set for yet another wonderful weekend at the Fairbridge Festival. This year being the 25th anniversary saw an extra day added to the already action-packed festival and from all accounts this was joyously received by the festival-goers. 

    With a massive amount of amazing music, stalls, children's entertainment, workshops, food and fantastic people this had to be one of the best Fairbridge Festivals of all time.

  • THE NEED FOR SPEED

    Pic: Lester Jones

    In following up his debut album, 2014’s Silence/Win, singer/songwriter, Kim Churchill, had to look deep within as the spectre of his first LP began to creep into the new era that beckoned his sophomore release.

  • SONGS AND SMILES (FOR MILES)

    From a song to cheer up a miserable friend to an ambitious plan to record a song every day for a year to raise $100,000 for charity: this is the Songs And Smiles story, led by Perth musician, Clayton Mitchell.

  • THE EVOLUTION WILL BE REALISED

    Refusing to live in his own shadow, DJ Shadow has consistently strived to create music that is inventive, unique and true to hip hop. Continuing this trajectory through his latest album, The Mountain Will Fall, DJ Shadow is touring Australia to demonstrate the past, present and future of beats.

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    Eclectic locals The Space Between have taken the unusual step of naming their debut EP, Swansongs – a name generally reserved for the final activity or performance of an artist’s career.

    Bassist Zane Bullock maintains that the four track EP is neither the beginning nor the ending of The Space Between… yet.

    Formed three years ago – two with the current line-up – The Space Between were initially a casual affair for the foursome, with all having busy lives and alternate musical endeavours.

  • ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

    WA prog-metal heroes Voyager have released their epic sixth album, Ghost Mile, hailed by some as their best.

    “I really do think it’s a natural progression from our previous albums,” singer, Daniel Estrin explains, “especially because it's the second album that's been done with a consistent line-up. The first four had a different line-up on each album, and there had been consistent progression there, but this one has just really taken it a step further.”

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