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Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Katie Noonan | AGWA | til Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Entering the space with the Sartory String Quartet, Katie Noonan sits at the baby grand piano on stage in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Within seconds, Noonan whisks the audience away into her music composing world on Stradbroke Island, giving us […]

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Review | POND bring the swirly synths to Fremantle Arts Centre

Review | POND bring the swirly synths to Fremantle Arts Centre

POND | Fremantle Arts Centre | ★ ★ ★ ★  It was a beautiful night, warm with a little bit of a breeze and wafts of smoke from the audience. The band was bathed in a smoky glow of pinks and blues, contrasting with the serene setting of the Fremantle Arts Centre South Lawn – trees to […]

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Needle on the Record: Royksopp, The Weeknd, DJ Shadow and more

The return of Royksopp Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp are back with fresh music. It’s a few years since Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland shared any new music. Back in 2014 the band said their record The Inevitable End would be their final album. While the band said they won’t be making albums anymore they didn’t rule out singles and EPs. In […]

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Needle on the Record: Quinn Christopherson, Arca, Sophie and Julius Eastman

Quinn Christopherson shares ‘I Am Bubblegum’  Quinn Christopherson has already shared two outstanding tracks from this EP. The first offering Bubblegum was a slow sing-a-long that pondered identity with it’s refrain of “I don’t know who I am”, the second song Good Boy tackled the topic of calling out bad behaviour among male friends. Now the whole EP is out and […]

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Needle on the Record: G Flip, Max Lawrence, Ladyhawke and more

Ladyhawke shares her fourth album ‘Time Flies’ Ladyhawke | Time Flies | ★ ★ ★ ½  Ladyhawke burst onto the music scene in 2008 and scored some big indie hits with tunes like Paris is Burning and My Delirium. Her following albums tapped into Pip Brown’s love for 80’s influences and she presented songs that carefully balanced the elements of […]

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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” […]

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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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