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.
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.
“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
Pic: Steve Worner
“The best thing about writing and singing soul music is that it has heart, and sometimes these days people try to get caught up with being intelligent, clever and witty with their lyrics, and I don’t possess any of those skills, but what I do possess is to be honest and to be true.”
– Odette Mercy
While on tour in Australia recently, multi-award-winning Ugandan artist, Jose Mayanja, aka Jose Chameleone - commonly known as The Doctor - dropped a new video for his Afrobeat track, Mshamba, recently released via his Leone Island Music Empire label.
Singing in a mix of Swahili and English, the beautiful sounds and melody have the potential to take you away on a journey, even without understanding the words.