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New Michael Hutchence project mashes up rarities and interviews

New Michael Hutchence project mashes up rarities and interviews

Michael Hutchence  Mystify: A Musical Journey With Michael Hutchence ★ ★ ½  A new documentary film looks into the life of INXS singer Michael Hutchence, and at the same time a new audio offering presents some of his rarest recordings. Put together by longtime INXS manager CM Murphy and friend Mark Edwards, the collection mixes […]

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New record delves into Prince’s archive of tunes he gave to others

New record delves into Prince’s archive of tunes he gave to others

Prince  Originals ★ ★ ★ ★  A new record dives into Prince’s archive and reveals the musicians original versions of songs he gave away to other artists. Prince’s musical output was always prolific, he released albums in quick succession, sometimes there were two or three discs of material with each record. When he played a show […]

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Review | Boyzone bow out with career encompassing show

Review | Boyzone bow out with career encompassing show

Boyzone ‘Thank you and Goodnight’ Tour | RAC Arena | 30 Mar 19 | ★ ★ ★ ½  The Irish boy band Boyzone, a zeitgeist of the 90s, performed a nostalgic journey in Perth last night. With their vast collection of music, there were plenty of recognisable songs to make the crowd dance and sing. And that was […]

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Review | Orbital deliver an excellent show bringing the ravers out of retirement

Orbital | Chevron Gardens | Saturday 2nd March | ★ ★ ★ ★ Fans of British electronic band Orbital have waited a long time to experience the duo performing live. Brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll started putting ut records at the end of the acid house’s second summer of love in the late 80’s and have returned […]

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Jungle Brothers take on a journey through jazz, acid house and hip hop

Jungle Brothers take on a journey through jazz, acid house and hip hop

Jungle Brothers | Chevron Musical Gardens | Sat 16th February | ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s years since they recorded new music but hip hop heroes Jungle Brothers drew a packed crowd to their Saturday night show at Chevron Festival Gardens. After support from locals Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics and Downsyde, the trio of Mike […]

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Bananarama present a party that covers their long career

Bananarama present a party that covers their long career

Bananarama | Crown Theatre | 18th February 2019 | ★ ★ ★ ★   When Bananarama visited Perth three years ago they played a show that focused solely on their biggest hits and mega-selling 80’s albums. This time round they took songs from right across their career, including their soon to be released eleventh album. Having just released […]

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Need some new music in your life? Here’s our top picks

Need some new music in your life? Here’s our top picks

Looking for some new music to listen to? We check out the latest albums and tracks from a covers album by Weezer, a live record from LCD Soundsystem and a brand new album from The Chemical Brothers. LCD Soundsystem Electric Landlady Sessions ★ ★ ★ ★ LCD Soundsystem’s studio albums are made by James Murphy […]

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The Music Update: New sounds to fill your life

Princess Nokia Metallic Butterfly ★ ★ ★ ★ This mixtape first came out in 2014 but it’s recently been reissued with three additional songs, and added to streaming sites for the first time. The collections is an intriguing mix of rap, jungle, folk and r&b. Anomaly, one of the new tunes sounds like Massive Attack, […]

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Electric Gardens DJs deliver scorching sets

Electric Gardens DJs deliver scorching sets

Electric Gardens returned to Perth on the weekend and while the festival failed to draw a massive crowd it delivered some great moments for dance music once the sun went down. With the temperature hitting 40 degrees in Perth the idea of standing outside in a field listening to music held little appeal, and it […]

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Inaugural FOMO by Night shows promise for future events

Inaugural FOMO by Night shows promise for future events

This month Perth joined FOMO as a tour stop. Although the line up didn’t quite compare with what the festival had to offer in other cities it was still an interesting night hosting a variety of different artists and genres. There were six musicians performing for the night with a set of around 45 mins […]

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