Archive for June, 2013

Kit Pop — Survive My Attention

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Creator of one of our favourite Eat a Bag of Mixes, Perth producer Kit Pop has a new ten track EP coming out (the release date is estimated as “September’ish”).

Take a listen or download the track “Survive My Attention”, below, and get as excited as us!

Amanda Merdzan, David Craft play Laundry Night at the Leederville Laundrobar

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Amanda MerdzanLet’s be honest, doing laundry is the most tedious task of modern existence.. Adding tea, cake and some solo sets from brilliant local musicians to the mix might just make this Thursday the best time you’ve ever had in laundromat. […]

Okkervil River — “The Silver Gymnasium”

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

There’s a new album on the way from Okkervil River, due out on September 3. The Silver Gymnasium is the band’s seventh LP (not including a few b-side releases and frontman Will Sheff’s recent solo foray into indie-pop electronica).

The first taste of the record is “It Was My Season”, a fairly typically Okkervil sounding track with an accompanying film clip.

Watch the clip, below.

Album Review: Riley Pearce – We Are Fools

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Website-CoverThere’s a sentiment in the world of musicians, and it’s always worded in similar to this; “you have to write a hundred songs and throw them away before you can write a song.”  Rob Nassif of Gyroscope outlined it brilliantly […]

POND releases single ‘Xanman’ from fifth album Hobo Rocket

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

PondPerth heavyweights POND have released the second sonic onslaught from their forthcoming album Hobo Rocket, entitled Xanman. The song has long been a part of the band’s notoriously wild live shows, and is now finally available in recorded form for […]

Photos: The Southwicks at Mojo’s

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

10) The Southwicks, at MojosThe Southwicks at Mojo’s, Fremantle on Sunday June 16, 2013. Photos By Lisa Kyle.  

Vance Joy brings the Riptide

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Vance-Joy_h_0313VANCE JOY and his band are returning for an extensive global zig zag and Perth’s at the top of his go-to list. To be more specific Fly by Night Fremantle on the 23rd of August will play host. He’s got […]

Anger Management: Scale The Summit

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

We check in with all things heavy on RTRFM’s Critical Mass show.

Back in the halcyon days of MySpace, there was a Progressive Instrumental band from the US called Scale The Summit that sent a few tracks from their debut Monument to us for airplay in the earlier days when our radio show was known as Anger Management on another suburban metro station. I remember the tone of their email to us was very humble in approach, just providing two or three tracks with a brief bio and contact information, they didn’t talk themselves up too much.

Now it’s my time to talk them up.

Soon after the release of 2007’s Monument album, Scale The Summit quickly caught the attention of Prosthetic Records who was Lamb of God’s label before they got too big for their boots. Leaving the marketing of the band to Prosthetic, Scale The Summit were able to craft their skills over a further two albums, before this stunning new release The Migration. A record like this will either encourage or discourage would-be musicians from picking up the guitar.

It’s moody and dreamy, it meanders through 42 minutes of glorious guitar work, balancing aggression with seamless jazz grooves and harmonies. If you’re looking for standout tracks, it’s hard not to be impressed with “Evergreen”, “Odyssey” and “Narrow Salient”.

Chris Letchford and his band are all young guys with musicianship well beyond their years. They’re hungry for success, and certainly will achieve beyond expectations with this stellar album.

FFO –  Cynic, Animals As Leaders, Intronaut, Thirsty Merc.

Live Review: The Chemist at The Bird

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Chemist 2013Saturday 15th of June, 2013 – Review by Clinton Arnold The Bird filled quickly on Saturday night, brimming with a crowd eager to catch THE CHEMIST launching their debut album, Ballet in the Badlands. Fresh from a national tour punctuated […]

Album Review: London Grammar – Metal & Dust

Monday, June 17th, 2013

London Grammar - Metal and DustReview by Chloe Reynolds Smouldering with sweet melancholic layers, British trio LONDON GRAMMAR will quite literally make you stop what you’re doing and inhale. It’s almost like you can breathe in these beautiful sounds, and on their debut EP Metal & […]