• MAGIC AND LOSS

    Greg Dear returned to the Perth music scene a couple of years ago after immersing himself in a career in forensics. Two new Beautiful Losers albums, Fade Out (2015) and Owls (2017) have been released, but appropriately they were preceded by a compilation, Cherry Pickings, which collected and thereby preserved some important recordings from his past.

  • HEART TO HEART - JOHN PETKOVICH R.I.P.

    The funeral for WA music industry giant, John Petkovich, aka Pecko, was held on Tuesday, September 5. Respected Perth guitarist and founder of GuitarCloud, Jaime Page, reflects here on the passing of her bandmate, mentor and dear friend...

    So, here I am reflecting on the day we said goodbye to Pecko.

    I have found it impossible to write what I feel in recent weeks, but now is the time to put the pieces together and pay tribute to the man.

  • CHOW GOES POP

    They may have seemed a little quieter of late, but the three-piece-storm that is Pat Chow is back with a new single, Green Eyes. It’s a song with its own unique history and conception.

  • EMOTIONAL RESCUE

    Alt-rock/post-punk outfit DIY Rainclouds have just released a new single, Alibi, a song conceived via something of an accidental sonic detour.

  • PUNK AT 40

    Upon the year of the 40th Anniverary of Punk, Nick Sheppard - he of The Cortinas and The Clash, and in more recent, local times The Domnicks, The New Pomeranians and The Blinders - looks back on four decades of England's Dreaming.

    I’ve been thinking a fair bit about Punk Rock this year, which is not surprising really; 40 years ago, 1977, Punk Rock became a thing… a thing I was lucky enough to be right in the middle of.

  • DAT OL’ BAND RIVER

    Breaking news in The Southern River Band camp. Literally. The clearly beloved Thornlie rockers recently farewelled three of its members - guitarist Jason Caniglia, bassist Anton Dindar and drummer, Carlo Romeo – with vocalist/guitarist, Callum Kramer, staying on to fly the SRB flag with a new line-up

  • J.F.K PONDER LIFE POST-GOZZY ROCK VICTORY

    Photo courtesy of Gozzy Rock

    Brit/garage/psych-rockers J.F.K took out the 2017 Gozzy Rock Grand Final on the weekend, joined on the podium by runner-up Mitchell Martin and Encouragement Award-winners, Farraday’s Cage.

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #6: SWEET SURRENDER

    Vinny D of Sweet Surrender on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #5: FARRADAY'S CAGE

    Pic: Bob Gordon

    Farraday's Cage on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

    Calvin Bennett: “So far it has been terrific. I have been astonished by the music I had heard at the heat so much, that I would've been happy just watching. I was honestly shocked that we had gotten through, given all the exceptional music I had heard online and live. I'm very much looking forward to the final, not just to play, but to be inspired by the talent being showcased. 

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #4: MITCHELL MARTIN

    Mitchell Martin on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

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