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Set My Heart On Fire Immediately: Perfume Genius talks new album

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately: Perfume Genius talks new album

Mike Hadreas, AKA Perfume Genius, has released his fifth studio album – Set My Heart On Fire Immediately – to critical acclaim. The new album explores and subverts ideas of masculinity through a gay, American lens, culminating in a beautiful, honest LP that’s dripping with Hadreas’ singular sound. Graeme Watson caught up with Hadreas for […]

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WasteLand gives us the rundown on his new track ‘Haulin’

WasteLand gives us the rundown on his new track ‘Haulin’

Perth music maker and the man behind the soundtrack to some of your biggest nights out has just dropped a new track to help you through isolation. WasteLand has teamed up with Perth musician and The X Factor alum Sydney Carter on Haulin – a country inspired track oozing with road tripping adventure vibes. After the success […]

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Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples shares her concern about the decline of civil rights

Mavis Staples has a career that spans eight decades. In the 1950’s she began performing alongside her father Roebuck ‘Pops’ Staples, and siblings Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne, as the Staple Singers. They began performing gospel music in churches in Chicago. Pops Staples had a close friendship with Dr Martin Luther King and the group became […]

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New Australian singer Medhanit releases her debut single

New Australian singer Medhanit releases her debut single

At the age of 19, Tasmanian-based artist Medhanit has just released her debut single Her. Born in the African country of Ethiopia and adopted at the age of 6 months, Medhanit grew up around music. “It feels like it was inevitable; as a baby, I would nap in the sound room at my Dads music […]

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Singaporean pop star Wils starts again after coming out

Singaporean pop star Wils starts again after coming out

Singaporean pop star Wils career had slowly been growing but when he told his record company he wanted to come out, he was quickly dumped by his label and they deleted all of his social media channels – removing his fan base. Since then the singer has had to start from scratch again, sent back […]

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On the Line: Nick Lowe tells us why he teamed up with Los Straitjackets

On the Line: Nick Lowe tells us why he teamed up with Los Straitjackets

Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe is coming to Australia in February 2020, it’ll be his first tour down under in seven years. This time round he’s teamed up with Lucha Libre mask wearing band Los Straitjackets. Speaking to OUTinPerth Lowe told us how he came to be recording and working with the American band and collaborating with […]

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Opera singer Jud Arthur chats about his journey from sport to opera

Opera singer Jud Arthur chats about his journey from sport to opera

When the curtain rises on the West Australian Opera’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth, Jud Arthur will take on the role of Banquo, the lead characters friend who is at his side when three witches delivery a prophecy about who will be monarch. Over the course of the tale Macbeth begins to distrust his friend and […]

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Perth’s ‘Wunderkid Organist’ is a showman and innovator

Perth born and raised musician Alessandro Pittorino has been hailed by ABC TV as “Australia’s Wunderkid Organist”. He’s performed for Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman amongst others, and was the first Australian organist to graduate from the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC. He is a total innovator and showman, and after witnessing the magic of […]

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Melinda Schneider shares her love of Doris Day ahead of Perth show

Melinda Schneider shares her love of Doris Day ahead of Perth show

Singer Melinda Schneider knows exactly when her love of the late great entertainer Doris Day began, she adored the singer’s movies in her childhood. “Calamity Jane, it was the first film I ever saw, or at least the first one I remember, when I was about eight, and I just loved her as that character. […]

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Christine Anu shares her love of the music of Aretha Franklin

Christine Anu shares her love of the music of Aretha Franklin

Christine Anu will be returning to Perth to perform Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook for just one night at Freo.Social. The show sees Anu take on many of the songs recorded by Franklin during her long career including Respect, (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Today I Sing the Blues. Chatting […]

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