• THE NEED FOR SPEED

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    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.”

  • BOTH KINDS OF MUSIC

    Multi-faceted WA singer/songwriter, Steve Hensby, launches his new, self-titled double album at Ellington Jazz Club on Wednesday, May 17. 

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY

    Last in Perth as part of the 2014 Soundwave tour, where they were a major highlight of the festival despite being relegated to a short set on a small side stage, Living Colour are set to make a much-anticipated return with a headline show at the Astor Theatre, on Friday, May 19.

  • HANGIN' UP THE BOOTS

    Original KISS Catman, Peter Criss, is going out in style. His style. 

  • BRING IT ON HOME

    Decorated WA drummer Howie Johnstone (Dave Warner/The Jackals) lost his house in the Yarloop bushfires of January, 2016, and has been rebuilding his life and home ever since. Howie B. Goode is a fundraiser for Johnson, with performances from The Jackals, Fisher & Son, Jack Royale & The Hotshot Playboys, with special guests Bill Rogers, Carus Thompson, Kilian Albrecht, Steve 'Gibbo' Gibson and more happening at Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle on Thursday, May 4. Johnstone chatted with ATS earlier this week.

  • NATURAL WOMAN

    On the occasion of the late, great Sharon Jones' 61st birthday (May 4), Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics will perform Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ 2005 album, Naturally, for Atomic Love: A Sharon Jones Tribute, a fundraiser for the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at the Newport Record Club.

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