• BUSTER STIGGS RIP

    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.

  • NEVER-ENDING

    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.

  • THE SPLASH IS BACK

    Pic: Big Splash winners are grinners. Courtesy of Big Splash photographers George, Rachael, Amber and Nick

    The Big Bash is here for cricket-lovers but the Big Splash Festival is here for Perth music-lovers at Badlands on Saturday, bringing with it the momentum of the much-beloved band competition that kickstarted a whole bunch of WA bands from 2013-2016 before taking a break this year.

    Clearly, the spirit, is alive and well.

  • MOJO RISING FINALIST #4 - WOOLY MAMMOTH

    Pic: James Shepherd

    The Grand Final of Mojo Rising happens at Mojo’s on Saturday, December 2, with KOPANO, Wooly Mammoth, Carla Geneve, Last Quokka and POND DJs plus Felicity Groom.

    What was the lead up to the formation of the band and how you all gelled?

  • MOJO RISING FINALIST #3 - CARLA GENEVE

    The Grand Final of Mojo Rising happens at Mojo’s on Saturday, December 2, with KOPANO, Wooly Mammoth, Carla Geneve, Last Quokka and POND DJs plus Felicity Groom.

    What was the lead up to you becoming a musician?

    I’ve always loved music, and grew up with it. I did piano lessons from a young age and my dad always played guitar around the house. Since I started singing and writing songs when I was about 14 it just kind of felt right that I should keep going. I moved to Perth at the start of the year to pursue that.

  • MOJO RISING FINALIST #2 - LAST QUOKKA

    The Grand Final of Mojo Rising happens at Mojo’s on Saturday, December 2, with KOPANO, Wooly Mammoth, Carla Geneve, Last Quokka and POND DJs plus Felicity Groom.

    What was the lead up to the formation of the band and how you all gelled?

  • MOJO RISING FINALIST #1 - KOPANO

    The Grand Final of Mojo Rising happens at Mojo’s on Saturday, December 2, with KOPANO, Wooly Mammoth, Carla Geneve, Last Quokka and POND DJs plus Felicity Groom.

    What was your musical upbringing like? Were you influenced by what was immediately around you, or did you do your own digging?

  • HEARING THE CALL

    Award-winning Kimberley singer/songwriter. John Bennett, has just released his second album, Country Is Calling. He took a moment in time to talk about it with Around The Sound

    Your debut album came out back in 2010, how have you changed as both a person and an artist in the years since?

  • SOSA, SO GOOD

    Pic: Francisca Silva Bravo

    Jere Sosa well recalls his introduction to music at home as a young boy in the town of Necochea in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It set him on his life’s path.

  • THINK LLOYD

    Every year the music students at North Metropolitan TAFE put together and release a compilation CD showcasing the talent and diversity of the performance students, with 2017 being the second in Richmond Street Records’ Dissolved series. Bob Gordon checks in with one of the featured students, singer/songwriter, Anthony Lloyd.

    Music called to Anthony Lloyd as a youngster, but he almost didn’t hear it at first.

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