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.


    Photo: Zackery Michael

    He walks into MiniBar, a retro cocktail lounge in the Hollywood Hills, dressed like a cross between Nick Cave and Father John Misty.


    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.

  • A Round With ... The Little Lord Street Band

    Bob Gordon has a round with The Little Lord Street Band's Natasha Shanks and James Alexander Rogest at the Indi Bar. Repartee ensued and some music as well.



    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.


    It's the calm before the storm. Relaxing on the Gold Coast, singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd, is patiently awaiting the release of his new album, Storm Boy, his first solo LP in six years.

    “It’s been six months since I finished recording it so it starting to feel old to me,” he laughs, “but I’m proud of this record, it’s been a beautiful process for me. I’m really excited it get it out and get people listening to it.”


    There’s something about Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle. You can walk in on any given afternoon or evening and there’s some music playing and it always feels like some kind of best-kept-secret, though best-kept-secrets are usually the stuff of exclusivity, but Clancy’s is all about inclusivity, joining the fun even if that just means sitting there with a beer and a plate of fried mice and taking it in gently (though those friend mice are pretty darn-tootin' hot).


    Dave Hole’s long-awaited 11th studio album, Goin’ Back Down – mostly self-engineered, produced and chock full of his trademark searing slide guitar playing as well as a couple of surprises has just been released.

    The Perth slide guitar legend, internationally revered for his unique playing style, is hitting the boards around the country to celebrate.

  • ‘Change is a good thing, one should welcome it like an old friend’

    Photo:Cam Campbell

    WA hip hop groundbreaker, Ashley Hosken, is celebrating a decade of creating music as Diger Rokwell. He took time out for a chat with ATS…

    You released Digstrumentals 10 years ago – who were you and what was on your mind at the time?

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