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Krista Polvere
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Krista Polvere

Indie (Lana Del Ray, ryan adams, neil young, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

DUMBLEACHERS
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DUMBLEACHERS

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (Fuzz, Skuzz, Pop, ...)

Perth, WA

Shit Narnia
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Shit Narnia

Punk (Punk, Post-Hardcore, Emo, ...)

Perth, WA

Pat Chow
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Pat Chow

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (Indie, Punk, Rock, ...)

Perth, WA

The Tommyhawks
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The Tommyhawks

Indie, Pop, Rock (blues, Saxophone, Mandolin, ...)

Perth, WA

Edie Green
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Edie Green

Indie, Pop, Rock (indie rock, #female vocals, Perth, ...)

Perth, WA

Regular Boys
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Regular Boys

Indie, Rock (regular boys, Perth, Perth Music, ...)

Perth, WA

Verge Collection

Featured Artist

2015

9

Nov

Verge Collection

Perth, WA

Verge Collection are the winners of our Southbound competition and will be taking their triumphant, feel-good songs to the festival stage in Busselton, WA in January 2016.

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Q&A with Verge Collection guitarist Ben...

Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our sound kind of came about from my own limitations as a musician. For the most part our songs have come from demos I've recorded and then sent to the guys, so a lot of the time they are playing bits or impressions of bits that I've written. It sets pretty massive constraints on what would be considered too technical, so we just work with what we've got.
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Re-listening to Paul Simon's Graceland, gets me every time. The way he spins his words and places them across the songs is amazing and effortless.
 
You're the winners of our Southbound competition and will be playing the festival in January 2016. What can punters expect from a Verge Collection live show?
We try to keep it pretty unpredictable in terms of planning who is playing with us and what we are playing, so we're usually as surprised as the audience is. Also, we sometimes throw in an awful cover of Say My Name, we do that for us, 'cause at least we enjoy it.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
You make your own luck. Life advice is always pretty cheesy, but yeah I definitely stand behind that one.
I think my dad told me that, I doubt he ever said it in such a succinct way, but thats what I took away from it.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
We played with The Creases pretty recently, I did watch their set so I guess that counts. But it was massive and Kitchen People were insane.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
Big fan of this band called The Government Yard, they have this song 'Mining Daughters' that just rips shit on Gina Rinehart which is a pretty easy message to get behind. Also people like Greg Sanders (Gun Fever), the guys from Doctopus and all the guys in Pat Chow are just super genuine and really fucking good at boosting morale. Also a massive shout out to Blake Hate from The Sperts, this guy religiously put us on punk bills for a while when we were starting out, super supportive guy.
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2015 and into 2016?
We've got a few things sussed, Southbound is shaping up to be a mental party, some more releases, some shows at venues that aren't in the neighbouring postcodes to where I live, lots of great things, but I think we'll just wait to announce all that stuff so if it falls through I don't look like an idiot.
 

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Kitchen People
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Kitchen People

Punk, Rock (Garage, synth-punk, Punk Rock, ...)

Perth, WA

MOANA
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MOANA

Indie, Rock (Moana, art-rock, grunge, ...)

Perth, WA

The Chlorines
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The Chlorines

Indie, Rock (Perth, alternative, Rock, ...)

Perth, WA

Thee Loose Hounds
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Thee Loose Hounds

Punk, Rock (Garage, Perth)

Perth, WA

Ah Trees
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Ah Trees

Indie, Pop, Rock

Perth, WA

Spilt Cities
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Spilt Cities

Indie, Rock (Post-Rock, Indie, indie-rock, ...)

Perth, WA

Warning Birds

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Grim Fandango
New

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Grim Fandango

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (Archers Of Loaf, Jawbox, The Replacements, ...)

Perth, WA

Graphic Characters
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Artist

Graphic Characters

Rock (Perth Music)

Perth, WA

Koi Child
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Artist

Koi Child

Hip Hop (hiphop, Hip-Hop, Grooves, ...)

Perth, WA

Tired Lion

Featured Artist

2015

20

Apr

Tired Lion

( )

Perth, WA

Perth 4-piece Tired Lion make excellent grungy rock'n'roll. We like them. A lot.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our sound has kind of just changed as time has gone on; we wear our hearts on our sleeves and you can hear our influences in the music. When we all first started jamming we were a weird stripped back folky thing but once we wound up plugging our acoustics into fuzz pedals we knew it was time for a change. I think each of us has brought our own little flavour into the band and mixed together it comes out as what you’re hearing. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
It sounds cheesy but day to day life, really. When we’re content it’s harder to write but as soon as something happens to rock the boat it all comes pouring out. Sometimes we sabotage ourselves just to get something to write about, but being a band of sooky emotionals [made up word] generally it’s not hard to find something to pull inspiration from. Also just hearing, seeing and experiencing music from other great bands inspires us in our writing.    
 
What can punters expect from a Tired Lion live show?
We try to put on a high energy show which ends up being lots of sweat and long hair flying everywhere. We put everything we’ve got into a live performance and lately it’s been great to see audiences getting a bit raucous and joining in. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
A good friend of ours Dave Parkin who is responsible for recording our latest EP and the single “I Don’t Think You Like Me” is kind of like a wise father figure to us. Throughout the recording process we’d often come to him with an issue of life, love or whatever and he’d always have some pretty cool advice. It’s hard to pinpoint an exact example but if anyone ever gets to meet him or has met him you’ll get it. Sensei Parko!
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Probably Violent Soho’s “Muscle Junkie”, if someone’s crying it’s usually because some loser has done something to upset them. Without knowing exactly what the song is about “Muscle Junkie” seems like one big f**k you to someone, plus the loud guitars are an automatic cheer up. I know it makes all of us in TL happy blasting a bit of Soho as loud as we can in the car. 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Maybe “Get Out Of Here” by Bored Nothing, it’s reminiscent of a troubled Elliott Smith and such a beautiful song. In the right frame of mind, at the right time and with the right person I’m sure they’d shed a tear.  
  
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
In Melbourne about a month ago we hijacked the guest DJ spot at the Luca Brasi show after party. We took over just as the dance floor was pumping from some well-placed bangers. We put on Bodyjar’s “Not the Same” and everyone went absolutely crazy, some even rushing the stage to sing along. We were pretty stoked to see people give it up for a classic.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last local gig we went to was a little floor show mid-week in Leederville just outside of Perth City. It was one of those shows where nothing is mic-ed up and the vocals can barely be heard over the loud guitars and drums. This gig albeit a pretty basic set-up was awesome, a new band called Hip Priest (members from unearthed bands Silver Hills and Rag ‘N Bone) absolutely killed it for their first show ever, immediately afterwards we asked them on to support us for a local headline show we had in the coming weeks. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the WA music community that inspire you.
The WA music community is a great thing to be a part of and basically everyone involved inspires and supports us. We could go all day giving shout outs but…; Pat Chow, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, Apollo’s Son, Silver Hills, Emperors, Apache, Foam, Rag ‘N Bone, The Love Junkies, Black Stone from the Sun, our Manager Jake, Claire and Mike from WAM, Rachael Barrett Photography, Mitch and Lizard from the Prince. That’s just to name a few and missing probably one million others that make being in a WA band so rad. 
 
What are your plans for 2015?
Our plan is to be as busy as possible, next weekend we’ve got Groovin the Moo in Bunbury. Then next month we hit the road with British India to tour their new single across Australia as well as releasing a new single ourselves. The following month we’ll likely be releasing an EP followed by our own Australian Tour. We’ve locked in a few mini-festivals over east towards the latter part of this year, and of course in between we are always writing and working towards our debut album.
 

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The High Learys
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Nicky Sandover
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Nicky Sandover

Indie, Roots (chilled, Acoustic, folk, ...)

Perth, WA

theFloors
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Hideous Sun Demon
New

Artist

Hideous Sun Demon

Indie, Punk, Rock (Hideous Sun Demon, Melbourne, post punk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

HIGH HORSE
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Artist

HIGH HORSE

Indie, Pop, Rock (90s, Rock, #guitars)

Perth, WA

Stillwater Giants

Featured Artist

2012

7

May

Stillwater Giants

( )

Perth, WA

Surfer guitar licks and some really spot on three part harmonies. That's Stillwater Giants, they're our Feature Stars on triple j Unearthed and Unearthed on digital radio. You'll also be able to catch them at Groovin' The Moo opening the festival in Bunbury May 19th.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

Our sound is a fusion of our individual influences, varied from funk to rock to pop to jazz and the occasional hyper-meta-sludgecore/classical concerto. We came together through the network of crew from 'down south' - Margaret River - jamming in our little cottage on a vineyard and drinking lots of red wine. Did a heap of demo recordings in the back room of a friend of ours, which, through listening back to ourselves proved essential in developing our sound. Our music is characterised by the vocal harmonies of our three castrated singers, and the incredibly original C major scale guitar work...

You guys are the Bunbury winner of our Groovin' The Moo competition. What can GTM revellers expect from a Stillwater Giants live show?

Nudity, obscene language, and a One Direction cover... We have decided to release (earlier than planned) a brand new single 'Walking On Air', exclusively for triple j Unearthed and Groovin' the Moo, so look out for that one. Might even bust the mandolin out for a stomp.

What are you most looking forward to about the Bunbury GTM on May 19th? Who are you excited to see?

Meeting some new bands, making the most of the rider and not having anywhere to sleep after the festival. We are taking a party bus down from the city with a bunch of crew, so should be a pretty solid weekend. We'll definitely be in the crowd for Mutemath, and Digitalism also.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

We actually all met in an East Perth lockup, and from this the best advice we have ever received was a female police officer telling us to sort our lives out, get real jobs and have a shave. Had a shave yesterday, and incredibly managed to talk to a girl last night without getting slapped so it was pretty solid advice!

What’s coming up for you in 2012?

Early September 2012 we will release our second EP, a 6 or 7 track. Off this we will tour nationally at the end of the year, and we are looking at making the move over east next year. Got a whole heap of songs almost finished in the studio now that we are frothing on, it's really hard not to just release them straight away!!

Australian music is…?

Moving in the direction of the hyper-meta-jazzcore-progressive-sludgegrind-dissonant-antichromatic genre. It could also be defined as triple j Unearthed!!

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Odlaw
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Odlaw

Indie, Punk, Rock (The Disappointed, The Words, minute 36, ...)

Perth, WA

Spaceman
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Artist

Spaceman

Indie, Pop, Rock (Psych, Lo-fi, Pop)

Perth, WA

Benjamin Witt
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Artist

Benjamin Witt

Indie (Lo-fi, alternative, Benjamin, ...)

Perth, WA

FOAM

Featured Artist

2013

21

Jan

FOAM

( )

Perth, WA

Perth garage rockers FOAM are one of the winners of our Big Day Out competition. Catch the long-haired 3-piece opening the Essential Stage of the Perth Big Day Out on Monday 28 January.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?

We've been playing music together since high school, so we pretty much developed our taste as we know it now alongside each other. Early on we all shared an affinity for grunge and 'good' alternative rock, and that influence is still the backbone of the band. I've always felt that garage rock was the most fun I could have playing guitar, a punk ethos with a strong slathering of melody and emotion. Though sometimes it's also good to just go total angst. For us, simplicity is key, so we try and come out with what feels most natural, maintaining the idea that a great song could be played totally stripped back, or even transposed to a different genre, and still be a great song.

You’re one of the winners of our Big Day Out competition and will be opening the Essential Stage of the Perth Big Day Out - what can BDO punters expect from the FOAM live show?

We've been told a few times now that we're loud. That'll likely be the case on the day. Playing shows is our only form of exercise, so we like to make the most of it and get a good sweat going. If I fall entirely off the stage it won't be the first time.

Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the WA music community that inspire you?

I continue to be amazed by the people we meet in our time around the scene in Perth. It really is going on here. There are a few notables, Fat Shans record store/studio/badass venue opened up a little while ago and those guys have been doing a world of good supporting local artists. The whole team at RTR 92.1 run a damn fine alternative station, and with virtually everyone there being a volunteer it really shows how much passion there is. There are too many great bands to list, new one's are springing up all the time, and with Perth as small as it is you're never more than 3 degrees of separation away from them. Right now there's a really good 90's rock revival thing going on, or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part!

What’s your earliest memory of seeing live Australian music?

I don't have a very musical family, so my first real rock show I went to with Jackson, it was the RollerCoaster Festival in Mandurah in (I think) 2008 when I was 14. The Living End were headlining, and we got there early enough to see Tame Impala, who were only just becoming a name on the radar by that point. Both were killer sets, and later in the day I lost my mosh virginity in front of Gyroscope, and later still I watched a bottle fly out of the crowd and take out Sneaky Sound System's singer. Turned out she'd been lip syncing. Yeah, interesting day.

What’s coming up for you in 2013?

We'll be coming over and playing our first Sydney and Melbourne shows in March, and by the end of that month our second EP, Run Kon Koma, will be out and hopefully kickin'. From there, who knows? But hopefully no more serious injuries.

Australian music is…?

...the only thing keeping us sane.

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Featured Artist

2018

10

Sep

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

( )

Perth, WA

Perth outfit Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist. They're all about their "hong lair & reavy hiffs" and are about to set foot in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and France for a run of dates.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

We've been jamming together in various bands for years now. PPC started out as a recording project in a barn that described our late night adventures and colourful encounters with the magic men. We played around with genres until we captured something that resonated the same energy as our weekends had. 

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

A good movie always works, directors like Wes Anderson or Terry Gilliam get the think tank in gear. We've got a taste for the absurd, anything quirky that challenges normality. A good night out is always a strong catalyst for inspiration too, most of life's stranger tales stem from a few pints. A podcast on A.I's, a Bill Hicks routine or an article on the simulated universe theory help to unbox ones' self as well. A break from music is another, if you flood your ears you'll fatigue yourself and nothing will come out, a week of using a different sense will retune your other cognitive responses and maybe you'll wake up with a melody in your head from smelling a wood fire. 

What can punters expect from a Psychedelic Porn Crumpets live show?

Hong lair & reavy hiffs. It's like a Lewis Carroll themed, quasi-punk carnival that resides in the lost pages of a Hunter.S.Thompson novel. 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

I've always loved the advice of Groucho Marx, would have been cool to meet him. My dad always says, 'engage brain before opening mouth' which is logical and has worked well. He also said "If you take all the 'D's out of Edward Woodwood you're left with Ewar Woowoo". 

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

Would be amazing if Smashmouth were Australian, so in that case, we'll go Horses by uncle Dazza.

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

The BeeGees with 'Stayin Alive'. Put the desk on 11 and it'll make the most hardcore, bearded Slayer fan raise their VB and mutter 'tune'.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Pot Plant House Party at the Indi Bar was a noteworthy show, great band. Danny said he went to an 80's disco party and got his Forest Gump on. We saw Spacey Jane at Badlands a few weeks back that was pumping, they'll be heading places.

Tell us about the bands or people in the WA music community that inspire you.

There's some noice bands coming out of Perth at the moment, Demon Days, Great Gable, The Southern River Band. From our camp all the admiration goes to Jelly who mixes our tunes, he works 36 hours a day and dreams in WAV, the boys as lethal as a honkey nut to a skateboard when it comes to tone. Top marks. 

What are your plans for 2018?

Off to Europe on Monday! I'm at the airport now typing with the speed of three thumbs. We've got shows in UK, Netherlands, Germany and France and then back in October for the Social Candy tour around Australia! There's great adventures to be had. 

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Lucy Peach
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Lucy Peach

Indie, Pop (# Folk, enchanting, # Singer songwriter, ...)

Perth, WA

Dream Rimmy

What do you get when you combine a heavy dose of '90s influence with a 6-piece outfit? A massive wall of sound. That's Dreamy Rimmy in a nutshell, and you can catch the Perth shoegazers bring it at Laneway in Freo!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

It's pretty 90s inspired. Lush pop songs with shoegaze/psych/trip hop vibe. Ali's all about that stuff and she writes most of it so that makes sense.

What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

Ali comes up with the skeleton of the song but I think she just hears stuff she likes and learns from what she hears.

You'll be opening up Laneway for Unearthed this year. What can punters expect from a Dream Rimmy live show?

Well we have 6 members. So there's a fair bit of noise. Ali and George do lots of harmonies. lotta guitars and synths and stuff. We try and do the wall of sound thing. 

What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?

Don't drive through red lights - The Law.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

You're The Voice - John Farhnam

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

You're The Voice - John Farhnam

You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

You're The Voice - John Farnham

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

We just played North Freo pub crawl show in Fremantle. There were a lot of bands and it was v. kool.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.

So many good Perth musos & great community vibe. A++. It's very incestuous. Most of the bands have sharing members with other bands so it feels like a bit of a collective.

What are your plans for 2017?

Release our EP, record LP, tour a bunch, do some cool stuff.

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