Archive for September, 2013

Photos: Twelve Foot Ninja at Rosemount

Monday, September 30th, 2013

18) Twelve Foot Ninja at Rosemount HotelTwelve Foot Ninja at the Rosemount Hotel, Perth on Friday September 27, 2013. Photo’s by Stuart Sevastos.

Photos: Emperors at Amplifier

Monday, September 30th, 2013

32) Emperors, at AmplifierEmperors at Amplifier Bar, Perth on Friday September 27, 2013. Photo’s by Paul Bartok.

Interview: Statues

Monday, September 30th, 2013

StatuesIn contrast to their name, local hardcore heavyweights STATUES have been anything but still over the last 18 months. Taking line-up changes and constant touring in their stride, they’re making themselves heard far beyond our modest skyline, so with their […]

Perth — “Drank and Kites and Tomorrow”

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Ungoogleable outfit Perth will be releasing their second LP, What’s Your Utopia? on November 14. Put out through the always-awesome Hidden Shoal, the record is a follow up to their excellent debut Babes, Water, Waves, and if it’s anything like that album in terms of quality, we’ll be very, very happy.

The first single to hit our ears from What’s Your Utopia? is “Drank and Kites and Tomorrow”. Take a listen, below.

You can also, of course, check them out at Slanted and Enchanted on December 7.

Album Review: The Scotch of Saint James – Real People Fucking

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Real People FuckingReview by Stuart McGuckin. How many times can you say you’ve been listening to Real People Fucking without sounding like a perverted creep? For most people it’s probably zero, but now you can thanks to THE SCOTCH OF SAINT JAMES. That’s the […]

Vinyl Retention: B9

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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

Late last year I was put onto a local producer by the name of B9. After getting in touch with him and hearing his debut album Textural Kandscapes I knew I had stumbled onto something special.

Venturing into 140BPM melodic dubstep, B9’s music is deep, layered and very musical. Forgoing squelchy midrange bass in favour of low rattling subs and spacey textures, B9 manages to inject something fresh and unique into his chosen genre.

Fast forward nine months and he’s back with a new self-titled LP set to be released later this month on the newly formed Chord Marauders imprint, which he has set up alongside three other producers, who also collaborate with him on his new release.

Twelve brand new tracks in a similar vein to his last album, although this time moving effortlessly through Techno, Garage & low slung beats. It’s another fantastic release from a brilliant young producer.

If you like what you hear, be sure to tune in to RTRFM’s Full Frequency between 3pm & 5pm, as Sardi and Dart explore the latest beats & bass from around the globe.

Photos: Foals at Metro City

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

FoalsFoals at Metro City, Perth on Sunday September 22, 2013. Photo’s by Michael Spencer.

Live Review: The Drones at The Bakery

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

12) The Drones, at The BakerySaturday September 21, 2013 – Review by Matthew Tomich. THE DRONES have one of those audiences that’s difficult to pin down: mostly dudes, but plenty of women who weren’t dragged along by their partners; an equal number of meatheads and […]


Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Here’s some very fine beats out of Melbourne to start off your working week.

This one can be filed in my “received a random email with no real information other than a bandcamp link” file, so there’s not a lot more than I can say other than “this is good — you should give it a listen”.

Take a listen to Split Peas, below, and check out the rest of the record over at Bandcamp.

Eat a Bag of Mix: Alex Griffin

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Eat a Bag of Mix is the name of a feature here on life is noise where we get a DJ, musician, producer, industry figure or just someone with good taste in fucked-up and weird music to give us a mix of music that has influenced them, or tunes that are currently rocking their world.

Alex Griffin is half of Mining Tax, a varying proportion of Ermine Coat and a writer for Tiny Mix Tapes. The new Ermine Coat album Parking Lots is out in November, and there will be shows in Perth and Melbourne; one is at the Gasometer on the 28th, and any other shows in Melbourne would be great ;) .

Slush — Bonzo Dog Band
Tangled Up In Blue — Half Japanese
Like To See You Again — Lewis/Abide With Me — The Mountain Goats
History Lesson Pt.2 — The Minutemen
On An Unknown Beach — Peter Jefferies
Tattooed Man — Coil
Freak — Smoke
I Go Into Your Mind — R. Stevie Moore
At The River — Charles Ives
River — Joni Mitchell
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore — Scott Walker
Marbles — Tindersticks
Cut You With A Linoleum Knife — Mastodon
Six Melodies 1 w/ Six Melodies 2 — Christian Wolff+John Cage
Beacon Hill Six — Desmond Simmons
Look At Me Now — Blanche Blanche Blanche w/ Midnight Sunrise — Ornette Coleman
1 (Venice Dreamway)- Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland w/ Tuning Up — Edgard Varese
Who’s Really Listening? — Mark Lane
We’ll Be — Ermine Coat
Got What I Deserved — Kramer
Hurt — Yung Lean