Archive for April, 2013

Photos: The Griswolds at The Newport

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Griswolds LIVEThe Griswolds at the Newport, Fremantle on Sunday April 28, 2013. Photos By Lisa Kyle. Check out the live review HERE

Photos: British India at Capitol

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

21) British India at CapitolBritish India at Capitol, Perth on Saturday April 27. Photos by Angela Russell.

Live Review: British India at Capitol

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

British India LIVEBritish India at Capitol, Perth on Saturday April 27, 2013. Review by Naomi Faye Capitol was slow to fill on Saturday night, but people trickling in from Murray Street immediately focused on the dense sounds piercing through the venue’s pillars, […]

State of the Art Festival to showcase WA music

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Karnivool_Credit Kane HibberdSTATE OF THE ART MUSIC FESTIVAL is back on June 2nd, bigger and more name-dropping than ever. The festival comes rolling back around this year for Celebrate WA day, and with it has thrown together some of the biggest acts […]

Live Review: The Griswolds at The Newport Hotel

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

28) The Griswolds, at the NewportThe Griswolds at The Newport Hotel, Fremantle on Sunday 28th April, 2013. Review by Amy McKie I like the way the kids behind ‘Chapel’ think. With nothing much to do on a Sunday, why don’t we start an upbeat end […]

Anger Management: Darkthrone

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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

The legendary Darkthrone helped to create, dissect and re-construct the ‘second wave’ of black metal. Their near on 22 year career has seen the Norwegian duo of Fenriz (Gylve Nagell) and Nocturno Culto (Ted Skjellum) stand tall above the rest of the pack. Sticking true to their convictions, they’ve never played live, record as quickly as they can and work at their own pace. The album proudly boats “Non triggered drums” and is “100% free from ANY cut’n’paste trickery”.

The bands 16th album The Underground Resistance carries on with the theme of the previous three albums, essentially an album of two halves working towards one goal. Nocturno Culto’s songs carry a ‘traditional’ heavy metal vibe with some slow-burn/doomier elements (such as ‘Come Warfare, the Entire Doom) whilst Fenriz’s tracks combine more old style punk, NWOBHM and an influence form obscure/cult speed metal bands (such as ‘Lesser Men’).

The production is a bit clearer than the previous two albums and in some songs I can hear the bass (Gasp!), but it still is a grim sounding album. The absolute highlight is the closing 13 minute track ‘Leave No Cross Unturned’ which combines all the Darkthorne elements into a fantastic ‘riff mix tape’, that chorus will be stuck in your head for weeks!

Fun facts: Nocturno Culto is a high school teacher and Fenriz work for the Norwegian postal service.

The Love Junkies and Foam to play tribute gig

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

love junkiesPerth heavyweights The Love Junkies and Foam will join a number of young, up-and-coming bands this Sunday to pay tribute to 15-year-old Rock Scholars singer Will Atkinson, whose life was tragically cut short earlier this month. The young vocalist of […]

Rokwell and Groom live launch at Mojo’s Bar

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

563317_224592821014071_433297662_nROKWELL AND GROOM have found each other in a world of ethereal sun kissed visuals, haunting vocals, floating synths, crunchy ethno beats and reverb guitar- and it’s all coming to Mojo’s Bar on May 11 with the release of their […]

Live Review: The Cold Acre EP Launch at Norfolk Basement

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Cold Acre LIVECold Acre EP Launch at the Norfolk Basement, Fremantle on Friday April 26. Review and photos by Cameron Treacy. Perth rockers The Cold Acre launched their debut EP ‘Lies’ to a jam packed Norfolk basement on Friday night. The intimate […]

Photos: Place Of Indigo EP Launch at The Bakery

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Place of Indigo LIVE.Place Of Indigo EP Launch at The Bakery, Perth on Friday April 26, 2013. Photos by Caroline Forsberg.