• ‘Change is a good thing, one should welcome it like an old friend’

    WA hip hop groundbreaker, Ashley Hosken, is celebrating a decade of creating music as Diger Rokwell. He took time out for a chat with ATS…

    You released Digstrumentals 10 years ago – who were you and what was on your mind at the time?

  • RAINBOW SON

    Photo: Sean Hendry

    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune often come flying seemingly out of nowhere in your late 20s/early 30s.

    It’s a scenario that singer/songwriter, Laurie Luke, has endured and ultimately turned into a creative force on his forthcoming debut EP, Way Back When. The first taste, a single called Rainbow Bomb, is released this week.

  • GROOVIN THE MOO 2018

    Photography by Cooper @ GordonCo Visuals

    Grooving The Moo 2018 made its final stop for the year at Bunbury's Hay Park last Saturday, May 12. A fine time was had by all, with the artists catching our photographer's eye featured in the gallery above.

  • BLUE SKY MINE

    Scott Arnold-Eyers has played in a diversity of bands going back two decades, most notably in Hard MarshMellow and Jesus Sandals.  While he remained musical, the way that life grows meant that he hadn’t gone the hard-slog band route for some time.

    Staccato, its members and the work towards their debut album, Searching For Sky Blue, is what brought him back.

  • TWO-PIECE FEED

    Photo: Karen Lowe

    Emerging refreshed from an already intense history, Perth outfit, Black Stone From The Sun, are a two-piece-feed of aggressive yet approachable fuzzed out psych-rock, splendidly captured on their debut album, Dreamalysis.

    Produced by Mitch McDonald of fellow beloved WA-rockers, The Love Junkies, Dreamalysis is a comprehensive offering of Sean Mackay (guitar/vocals) and Jack Nelson’s (drums/keys/vocals) stripped back rock vision writ large.

  • CHILD IN TIME

    Michael Hohnen, manager, friend and musical collaborator of Gurrumul has been hard at work in the lead up to the release of the late singer/songwriter's final album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), as well as the nationwide opening of a documentary celebrating the beloved North-East Arnhem Land musician’s life.

  • HOOPER'S ANGELS

    Photo: Carbie Warbie Photography (www.carbiewarbie.com)

    (Note: Since this article was initially published online on Thursday, Brian Henry Hooper passed away on the morning of Friday, April 20, 2018. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends).

    Last Saturday morning rock-musically-inclined Facebook feeds lit up with exultations and dramatic pictures of the Brian Hooper benefit at Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom the night before.

  • THE LIFE OF BRIAN

    Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, circa 1992 (l-r Kim Salmon, Tony Pola, Brian Hooper). Pic: B. W. Ward

    Kim Salmon has had a lot of Brian Henry Hooper in his life.

  • WAM SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

    Congratulations to all nominees in WAM Song Of The Year. Winners will be announced at the Awards Party at the Fly by Night Musicians Club on Wednesday, May 16.

    The event will feature performances from Song of the Year nominated acts The Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Feels and J.F.K, as well as tunes from DJ Chicken Wing (Kester Sappho, Jarrah Records) and your host for evening, Odette Mercy.

  • PHO SURE

    Phoebe Gunson AKA My Girl Pho has just released a new single, Feelen, and has been launching it all over the joint. She took time out for an ATS chat...

    You’ve spent the last week or so on tour on the East Coast. How did it go and what’s your profile like over there now?

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