• 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?

  • SERVE THE SERVOS

    Around The Sound last spoke with Verge Collection vocalist/guitarist, Ben Arnold, back in August, 2017, upon the release of the single, For The Story.

    At the time Arnold revealed that vocals for the band’s debut album had just been completed. Some eight months later that album, Flaneur, is now upon us. As always, these things are a long time coming…

  • BACK TO FRONT

    There’s some familiar faces in the photo above from various beloved Fremantle bands, including Spaceman, Dream Rimmy, Mung Dahl (now Cosy) and Moistoyster. Somehow, some way, these individuals have come together as HAIRCARE.

  • SOUP FOR ALL

    John ‘Mad Macka’ McKeering has been touring the world with Australia’s favourite punk rock ‘blokes you can trust,’ The Cosmic Psychos, for the past decade, and they’re off again on a huge bog lap of Australia in support of new album, Loudmouth Soup.

  • SOONER OR LATTE

    Old Mercy’s Alex Gow has a nice summation of his just-released new album.

    “It’s a smorgasbord of things I’m interested in,” he notes, “and I’m pleased that I managed to get them all on the record.”

    It’s a smorgasbord at the Café Oblivion, no less. It’s a title that invites a both fantasy and distant memories for the acclaimed singer/songwriter.

  • BATTLECALL ACCEPTED

    Pic: Don Benson Photography

    Any conversation about the Western Australian heavy music scene will always include bands like Allegiance and Black Steel: both pioneers in their field and hugely popular around town and far beyond.

    Dave Harrison played bass in both bands, and is reforming Black Steel for a very special headlining performance at Stormrider Festival, being held at Badlands Bar on April 7.

  • SEASON OF LIFE

    The Kat Wilson Trio have just released a debut EP, We Are Bored. Wilson recently took time out for a few sound questions…

    How far do you all go back and what brought you together to play?

  • ROCK AF

    Citing influences from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, through Guns n’ Roses, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, The Ivory Lies burst onto Perth’s rock landscape with their debut EP, The Road To Seduction, earlier this year.

    It all started when Oscar Keaney, who had been “brought up on dad’s love of the classic ‘60s bands” developed “an obsession with Nirvana” aged 11, and picked up a guitar. Not to be outdone, cousin Liam soon followed suit.

  • AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY

    The Siren Tower, WA’s own blokes-you-can-trust, have just released a new single, Sovereigns.

    Nothing is as simple as it seems with this band, however, as Sovereigns is the prequel song to 2017’s single, Invalia. It’s all part of a trilogy, with a third instalment due in 2018.

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