• Almond Soy - Very Modern Social Misfits Fire Up At Jack Rabbit Slims

    Around The Sound headed to Jack Rabbit Slims for the homecoming of local Perth indie-pop band Almond Soy from their debut Aussie ‘Social Misfit’ Tour. As we headed inside, fans were trying on merch and steadily flowing into the venue to gear up for the show. We made our way through the retro burger bar and into the club. The crowd continued to flow in right before Almond Soy hit the stage.

  • Eclectic, Electric, Eccentric - Basso Fridays Have It All

    With the newly refurbished Bassendean Hotel hosting regular live music, there’s plenty of great live music to check out every night of the weekend.  Around The Sound recently headed down to the iconic pub to check out a Friday night line-up.

    Being on the main street of Bassendean and near the local train station it was easy to find and parking was a cinch. The main stage area set up is great, complete with bar, tables and a generous dancefloor. But the live music is what had the crowd stay ‘til the end of the night.

  • Treehouses Grow Roses


    ROSES explores the complex feelings we have towards ourselves. Reflecting the mixed emotions and situations we find ourselves in, the track embraces the rawness of COPING and ACKNOWLEDGE ME whilst encouraging a deep-seated sense of being awake to the world.


    Mark Hough, AKA Buster Stiggs, passed away on Sunday at the age of 63, following a long battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

    Buster was a force in New Zealand music over the years, forming a band called After Hours with a teenage Neil Finn in 1976, before drumming in influential punk outfit, Suburban Reptiles. In 1979 he formed The Swingers with Phil Judd and Bones Hillman, going on to co-write the Trans-Tasman #1 hit, Counting The Beat.


    “Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne were one of Bob’s favourite places to tour, England wasn’t really the place to put us on the map, it was right here in Australia. When we came out here, there were like thousands and thousands of people so we greatly appreciate you coming down then, and for supporting us still.” – Al Anderson

  • Would you like Almond Soy in that?

    Almond Soy debut EP 'Social Misfit'; announce national tour

    "Addictive melodies, dark undertones and infectious grins..." - Pilerats

    One of the surest signs it's summer in Perth is the wave of brilliant new music that emanates from the city every year. A perfect case in point is Social Misfit, the debut EP from indie five-piece Almond Soy. Opening with the band's energetic single Happy Ever After, the EP is a triumph of mature songwriting and the boundlessness of youth.

  • Belle Miners take 'Night Flight'

    Glorious folk-pop trio Belle Miners have released a stunning music clip to accompany their latest single, 'Night Flight'.


    When The Living End strike up the band for the forthcoming A Day On The Green series (which now includes recently-announced extra WA date at Red Hill Auditorium on March 3), they’ll be on fire, having just returned from a momentous run of shows in the US.

  • Ratking drop new single and video for 'Gotta Light?'

    On the precipice of releasing their next EP SERF, Perth's Ratking have just put forward blistering new single Gotta Light?, accompanied by a video which may contain vocalist Josh Reeves munching down a durry or two...Complete with powerful riffs and the acidic, reverb-laden howls of Reeves, Gotta Light? is delivered with a gargantuan sonic weight by producer Matthew Templeman (Make Them Suffer, Statues, Voyager).

  • Treehouses and Sleeping Dogs on tour

    Perth spoken word band Treehouses and Canberra's Sleeping Dogs announce Feel Everything Tour

    Treehouses make their long-awaited return to the east coast for a run of shows in support of a split release with Canberra based band Sleeping Døgs. The 'FEEL EVERYTHING' split offers up a powerful track from each band, showcasing their unique combination of spoken word poetry and emo/indie/folk songwriting.

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