Blue skies ahead for laidback Murray

New beginning: Aussie singer-songwriter Pete Murray.

SINGER-songwriter Pete Murray would have to be one of the cruisiest guys on the Aussie music scene but that's not to say he doesn't take certain things seriously, like say, his quest for the perfect “truck-stop” burger. more »

Quirky Kimbra hits high note


MAKING it as a professional musician comes with significant sacrifice – consider the case of wunderkind Kimbra. more »

PHRASE – Babylon (Universal)

Probably the best ‘skip-hop’ outfit on the scene right now (certainly outshining overrated counterparts Illy, Drapht and Bliss n Eso) Harley Webster AKA Phrase offers an impressive – and somewhat daring – third album. more »

DAVID Guetta – Nothing but the Beat (EMI)

IT’S hard to knock dance DJ and producer du jour David Guetta, who’s taken doof-doof music out of clubs and onto mainstream radio with enviable ease. more »

Panics attack charts

The Panics.

PERTH band The Panics would have to be one of our proud town’s quiet music achievers. more »

Suzi Q rocks on

Suzi Quatro.

DONNING her trademark leather garb and sexy street-smart style, Michigan music legend Suzi Quatro – synonymous with guitar-driven anthems Can the Can and Devil Gate Drive – remains our gallant queen of the rock chicks. more »

Brow Horn Orchestra on a high

L-R bottom Alex Vaughan, Ben Fear, Nic Owen (sitting), Karri Harper-Meredith and Sky Eaton.

WITH one-time Freo busker John Butler having conquered the Australian music industry, it's safe to assume the sky's the limit for fellow former street performers the Brow Horn Orchestra. more »

Boys Boys Boys! had jump on Lady Gaga

A lotta fun: Perth indie popsters Boys Boys Boys!

THEY may share the same name as a Lady Gaga hit song, but Perth indie popsters Boys Boys Boys! claim they had it first. more »

Last push to put spin on Radiothon appeal

DJs Shannon Fox and Chris Wheeldon.

PERTH independent broadcaster RTRFM is nearing the end of its annual Radiothon appeal, calling for listeners to subscribe and help keep the station running. more »

From nerd to indie muso

Ben Salter.

BY his own admission, indie muso Ben Salter was a nerdy sort while growing up in dusty Townsville – he loved comic books and played the bagpipes in the school’s Scottish pipe band. more »

Sporting Architecture

Architecture in Helsinki.

MOST people wouldn’t associate Melbourne indie-pop quintet Architecture in Helsinki with sport; in recent photos they look straight out of a pallid hipster t-shirt catalogue rather than fresh off a playing field. more »

Thirsty Merc still hungry

Thirsty Merc

WITH commercial radio-friendly hits like In the Summertime and Someday Someday, Aussie pop-rockers Thirsty Merc have become synonymous with good vibe-infused tunes. more »

Calling All Cars driven to make second album a winner

Calling All Cars

CALLING All Cars dodged the bullet of “second album syndrome”. more »

Potbelleez frontman dishes up dirt

The Potbelleez are about to land in Perth.

GIVEN dance music is driven by ‘dirty’ beats, the tale of how Aussie electro-house act The Potbelleez evolved into a four-piece formation is rather fitting. more »

Uncover new and older gems

Billie Rogers with Rose Parker. Picture: Marcelo Palacios<B> </B>d359611

FREMANTLE’S Winter Music Series Hidden Treasures draws to a close this week, with Thursday night’s finale to feature an intergenerational line-up of local musicians. more »

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