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WAM’s high five
While there might be far fewer big local launch shows happening over winter, Aarom
Wilson from the West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM) turns the spotlight
to five recent WA releases that make for the perfect winter warmers but that might
have slipped under your radar.
Kiss My Apocalypse
Yes, we talked about her
upcoming album in the last
edition of Scoop, but Kiss
My Apocalypse is now out
and, oh my, what a shimmery
slab of sass it is. Shedding
the shredding, Abbe has
transformed into a dark
electropop seductress. And
if her KMA is the sound of the
end of the world then light
the fire, place a shag pile in
front of it, and play her loud
for a night of sizzle.
THE GROWL What Would Christ Do??
Led by Cam Avery’s garage rock swagger, The Growl has
upped their expanding fanbase’s religious fervour with debut
LP What Would Christ Do?? It’s a heavy-hitting question,
and they answer it with an album sounding like Tom Waits
fist-fighting The Black Keys. Tame Impala’s support band of
choice for international tours, you shouldn’t need to go far to
catch The Growl delivering blistering swamp rock sermons
these next few months.
PLACE OF INDIGO Illuminate
Mixing dark synth-pop, new wave and post-punk, and led by
Sam Joyce’s baritone-warmed vocals, Place Of Indigo have
taken an obvious love of The Cure and Joy Division and
reinterpreted it for modern heads via links to the likes of
The Horrors and My Disco. With six strong songs offered on
Illuminate, there’s plenty of beautiful light shining out of the
darkness here. Pour a scotch, sit back and meditate.
44TH SUNSET Boa Constrictor Hat
Young enough to make most long-time musicians jealous,
the WAM Song of the Year-nominated and Sony-signed
44th Sunset have been racking up commercial airplay, with
good reason: they’re catchy as all heck. Don’t be fooled
by its odd title, this EP is full of supremely accessible pop
hooks and upbeat melodies, primed to keep the winter
blues at bay. Just listen to Caesar to see what we mean.
NAIK Mutating Machines
Having helped promote its recent launch, this scribe’s just
a tad biased when it comes to Naik’s Mutating Machines.
But jump on facebook.com/iamnaik and download the
beatsmith’s 10-track EP for free and you’ll see his innovative
mix of organic instruments and forward-thinking beats
is worthy of max attention. And with a who’s who of WA
collaborators also involved, it’s a local EDM essential, as are
his award-winning live shows.
Where to see ’em
THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE:
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
The album famed for remaining in the charts
for longer than any other turns 40, and Pink
Floyd’s best cover band conveys the spirit,
sound and stunning visuals of the original.
Crown Theatre, Jul 12.
Press alt and J on your Apple Mac and you’ll see
the Greek delta symbol. This British indie rock
quartet is beloved in Australia, where they report
their biggest success. VenuesWest Challenge
Stadium, Jul 27.
ROY ORBISON & JOHNNY CASH
TOGETHER IN CONCERT: THE MEN
IN BLACK TOUR
You’d be forgiven for thinking Orbison and
Cash had sprung back to life. These performers
uncannily channel the gravelly voiced icons. Crown
Theatre, Aug 17.
THE WHITLAMS WITH WASO
Tim and the boys are back! Following outstanding
collaborative performances in 2004 and 2007,
The Whitlams and the West Australian Symphony
Orchestra join forces once again. Perth Concert
Hall, Aug 30-31.
Pop diva Rihanna will kick off the Australian leg of
her Diamonds tour in Perth... and this star certainly
shines diamond-bright. Perth Arena, Sep 24.
Lock up your daughters: One Direction are
coming to Perth. The boy band pop sensation
have a devoted following to rival Beatlemania.
Perth Arena, Sep 28-29.
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