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Needle on the Record: Infinite Coles, Courtney Barnett and Hoavi

Courtney Barnett delivers more delightful observational jangle pop Courtney Barnett | Things Take Time, Take Time | ★ ★ ★ ★ On her third album Courtney Barnett delivers another serve of jangly guitar based songs filled with casual observations about rubbish trucks and changing the sheets. The album has already been described by critics as “lackadaisical indie-rock” […]

Needle on the Record: Duran Duran, ABBA, Sir Baby Girl and more

Forty years after their debut, Duran Duran are going strong Duran Duran | Future Past | ★ ★ ★ ½ Duran Duran have a new album, Future Past, it’s the fifteenth album of their career, a journey that began forty years ago. This time round their continuing their collaboration with Producer Mark Ronson, who they worked with […]

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New music from Craig Armstrong, Pop Levi and HAAi

Take some time to listen to Pop Levi Pop Levi has been making great music for years, as a solo artist, and in bands including Ladytron and Super Numeri. His latest offering is something distinctly different from his usual psychedelic sounds. Invisible Music which is available via Bandcamp and iTunes, has four songs, each tune is […]

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Review | ‘Kalyakoorl, Ngalak Warangka’ at Perth International Cabaret Fest

Review | ‘Kalyakoorl, Ngalak Warangka’ at Perth International Cabaret Fest

Kalyakoorl, Ngalak Warangka | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ Descending deep below His Majesty’s Theatre into a cavern of cabaret, Noongar singer Gina Williams and guitarist Guy Ghouse played to a packed lounge, an impressive feat considering that it’s a school night! Taking the eager audience on a journey where music transcends and language […]

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New music, looking for something different to listen to?

New music, looking for something different to listen to?

Delve into World Music with six amazing albums from largely non-English language artists. Discover some of the most interesting, beautiful, psychedelic and danceable sounds being released today with artists from Turkey, Morocco, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan and Romania. Yol Altin Gun ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ With their third album this Turkish psychedelic rock band, who are […]

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Review | The hauntingly enchanting sounds of ‘Hymns for End Times’

Review | The hauntingly enchanting sounds of ‘Hymns for End Times’

Hymns for End Times | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★  Rachael Dease teams up with WASO and Voyces to perform her eclectic and ethereal sounds that were borne out of a time when bushfires ravaged the Eastern Coast and fears that the world was ending came to the forefront of her mind as […]

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Review | Perth Symphony Orchestra show the brilliance of Eurythmics

Review | Perth Symphony Orchestra show the brilliance of Eurythmics

Sweet Dreaming – Eurythmics Reimagined | HBF Stadium | 3 Dec 2020 | ★ ★ ★ ★  The Perth Symphony Orchestra have found a loyal following by putting together shows that combine music we already love with the magical beauty of a full symphony orchestra. Previously they’ve highlighted the work of Bowie, The Doors and Nirvana, and […]

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Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a cozy embrace of storytelling and mellow moods

Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a cozy embrace of storytelling and mellow moods

With a gentle piano intro, subtle drums and strumming guitars Taylor Swift’s laid back lockdown album commences with the 1 as she begins a series of recollections, stories and love songs. Spawning sixteen tracks the record is a warm embrace, homely, like a well the worn cardigan that she sings about in the lead single, immediately […]

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New music for your ears: Willaris. K, D’Arcy Spiller and Jade Imagine

New music for your ears: Willaris. K, D’Arcy Spiller and Jade Imagine

Looking for some new music to add to your playlist? We took a listen to three new artists who’ve just released EPs of fresh tunes. Willaris. K Full Noise ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Willaris. K (aka Jack McAllister) got our attention earlier this year with some great tracks now he’s got a whole EP of absolute […]

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Review | Mavis Staples brings down the curtain on Perth Festival 2020

Mavis Staples | Chevron Lighthouse | 1st March 2020 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Huge applause welcomed the great Mavis Staples as she took to the stage to close the Perth International Arts Festival on Sunday night. The 80 year old singer opened her set with If Your Ready (Come Go With Me) which was a hit for her […]

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