• NO EXPECTATIONS

    Pic: Rachael Barrett

    Ruby Boots, AKA Bex Chilcott has been residing in Nashville for the last 12 months. It’s one of the places where she feels at home, but it’s provided her with yet another journey. 

    “I’ve learnt over the years to really not have expectations,” she says down the line from Detroit, where she travelled recently to catch Tom Petty in concert. “I feel that amplifies the journey a little more. So I went to Nashville with a really open mind.  Obviously, I had a goal to write my record, but I didn’t know how I was going to get there.”

  • STAY & AWAY

    Indie-pop outfit, Young Robin, have released a new single, Stay. It’s a song that quite appropriately had an unsure beginning.

    “This song started with a riff Ben (Teune, guitar) had over a year ago,” explains bass player, Hamish Graham. “We liked the riff but sat on it for a while, not sure where it should go, until one day it just started coming together and pretty soon we had the song finished.

    “The song itself is about being in a point in life where you're faced with making a tough decision and being unsure which way to go.”

  • ALL ACTION WRESTLING – can’t find a beta man

    Pic: Everything's Alpha

    Mild-mannered music reporter, Bob Gordon, has never felt so threatened near the ring. Bundled into the boot of a Statesman Deville he was later threatened at chair-point then forced to sit on it and interview All Action Wrestling impresario, Marc Midas, lest he never don platform-heels again. After a quarter-century of interviewing showbiz assholes, the ATS Editor’s discovered a whole new breed...

    What is your role in this damnation? Are you some kind of ringmaster? 

  • MAGIC AND LOSS

    Greg Dear returned to the Perth music scene a couple of years ago after immersing himself in a career in forensics. Two new Beautiful Losers albums, Fade Out (2015) and Owls (2017) have been released, but appropriately they were preceded by a compilation, Cherry Pickings, which collected and thereby preserved some important recordings from his past.

  • CHOW GOES POP

    They may have seemed a little quieter of late, but the three-piece-storm that is Pat Chow is back with a new single, Green Eyes. It’s a song with its own unique history and conception.

  • EMOTIONAL RESCUE

    Alt-rock/post-punk outfit DIY Rainclouds have just released a new single, Alibi, a song conceived via something of an accidental sonic detour.

  • DAT OL’ BAND RIVER

    Breaking news in The Southern River Band camp. Literally. The clearly beloved Thornlie rockers recently farewelled three of its members - guitarist Jason Caniglia, bassist Anton Dindar and drummer, Carlo Romeo – with vocalist/guitarist, Callum Kramer, staying on to fly the SRB flag with a new line-up

  • J.F.K PONDER LIFE POST-GOZZY ROCK VICTORY

    Photo courtesy of Gozzy Rock

    Brit/garage/psych-rockers J.F.K took out the 2017 Gozzy Rock Grand Final on the weekend, joined on the podium by runner-up Mitchell Martin and Encouragement Award-winners, Farraday’s Cage.

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #6: SWEET SURRENDER

    Vinny D of Sweet Surrender on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

  • GOZZY ROCKERS #5: FARRADAY'S CAGE

    Pic: Bob Gordon

    Farraday's Cage on reaching the Gozzy Rock Grand Final:

    Calvin Bennett: “So far it has been terrific. I have been astonished by the music I had heard at the heat so much, that I would've been happy just watching. I was honestly shocked that we had gotten through, given all the exceptional music I had heard online and live. I'm very much looking forward to the final, not just to play, but to be inspired by the talent being showcased. 

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