Archive for October, 2012

Deep Purple and Journey Announce Australia Tour

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

01.deep-purple-Chugg Entertainment have today announced details of the rock ‘n roll summer bill of the year with legendary groups DEEP PURPLE and JOURNEY set to tour New Zealand and Australia in February/March, 2013. DEEP PURPLE has sold over 100 million […]

Vinyl Retention: Calyx & Teebee

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Every Wednesday, Sardi lets us know what’s tickling his eardrums in the world of dance music…

It seems like it’s been an eternity since Calyx & Teebee’s debut album as a duo was unleashed onto the masses, but I guess five years in the music industry is an eternity. Well, the wait is finally over and come November 4th, their sophomore release All Or Nothing finally sees the light of day.

An agonizing wait it was, as after dropping their amazing debut Anatomy virtually no new music was heard from the duo. They could be seen all across the globe DJing to thousands of people and perhaps this was the reason for the lack of studio output. Even the label seemed to disappear, and with their new LP coming out on the prestigious RAM imprint, I guess we won’t be seeing anything more on Momentum Music.

But, let’s forget about that and focus on what really matters – the new album. It’s an interesting one. It’s got that classic Calyx & Teebee sound; sparse atmospheric intro’s leading into a monstrous drop, except this time round, the latter isn’t always present. Sure, there’s still a few tear out tracks, but on the whole, it’s a lot more relaxed, for want of a better word. There’s a lot more musicality to it with a fair few vocal tracks. The production (as can be expected) is flawless and the LP features a wealth of collaborators including Kemo, Foreign Beggars, Beardyman & Craze.

All up, it’s a great release that builds on the past, but takes us in a new direction. The jury’s out on whether die-hard fans will appreciate the somewhat mellower direction.

If you like what you hear, be sure to tune in to RTRFM’s Full Frequency between 3pm and 5pm, as Sardi and Dart explore the world of Drum and Bass and beyond.

Live Review: Greenthief at The Rocket Room

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

GreenthiefFriday 26th October – Review by Winston Mann Perhaps it was the draw of Halloween house parties, the warm Perth spring air, the lure of strippers upstairs or the ‘interesting’ selection of both venue and supporting acts that kept a […]

Kingswood Hit The Road With New Single ‘She’s My Baby’

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

kingswoodThey kicked arse in the triple j unearthed Splendour in the Grass competition and got down and dirty in the fields of Byron Bay alongside Jack White, Bloc Party, The Smashing Pumpkins and At The Drive In. First they gave […]

Abbe May Announces New Single & Tour

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Abbe May - Karmageddon Single CoverWhat does the end of the world sound like? ‘Karmageddon’ sounds like a drugged up Destiny’s Child recorded with Portishead… …a Kylie Minogue tune on ketamine… …a Supremes song in the microwave. Whichever it is – the end of the […]

San Cisco Announce Hometown Show In December

Monday, October 29th, 2012

SanCisco_GR_LRReturning home after their very first international headline shows, SAN CISCO are excited to announce a hometown show in Perth after the release of their self-titled debut album. The Fremantle outfit are playing at The Bakery on Friday, December 14 on The ‘Wild Things […]

Photos: Rock-It Festival Perth 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The Black Keys - Rockit2012. Photo by Sarah BahbahSunday 28th of October, 2012: Arena Joondalup, Perth: Photos by Graham Clark & Sarah Bahbah. Featuring: The Black Keys, John Butler Trio, Birds Of Tokyo, Brothers Grim, Last Dinosaurs, Lanie Lane, Emperors & The Panics. >> Like us on Facebook […]

Album Review: Sarah Blasko ‘I Awake’

Friday, October 26th, 2012

SARAH BLASKO I AWAKEReview by Kelly Wong SARAH BLASKO’s fourth album ‘I Awake’ is a surprising and delightful story-telling piece that will take you on an imaginary journey into her world. Recorded and mixed in Stockholm, Sweden and backed with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, ‘I Awake’ […]

British India Announce ‘I Can Make You Love Me’ Tour

Friday, October 26th, 2012

British India - Edited - Elaine Reyes54To mark the release of their latest single ‘I Can Make You Love Me’ BRITISH INDIA are hitting the road in October, November and December. Building deftly from a simmering post-punk confessional into a blistering rock furnace, ‘I Can Make […]

Urthboy Announces Upcoming Shows

Friday, October 26th, 2012

UrthboyWhat can we say about URTHBOY that hasn’t already been said?  Visionary? Gifted? Entrepreneur? Australia’s answer to Jay Z?  Or just plain, genius? Most of us would be exhausted just thinking about what URTHBOY’s daily routine covers as recording artist, […]