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Shallows revel in musical depth

From left: James Rogers, Rebecca Erin Smith, Adam Tatana and James Cross. Picture: Marcus Whisson

CONTRARY to its name, The Shallows collective is far from simplistic; in fact, it's pretty darn obscure compared to your average up-and-coming Perth band. more »

Going outside the norm

Sydney indie outfit Ernest Ellis & The Panamas are Perth-bound.

LIKE legendary Manchester music producer Martin Hannett - who had Joy Division's drummer reassemble his drum kit with toilet parts - Sydneysider Ernest Ellis isn't afraid to step outside the norm to create his ideal album. more »

Getting square

Callum Moncrieff and Callum G

WHEN classical and jazz musicians Callum Moncrieff and Callum G'Froerer were both studying at WAAPA, they often found themselves at the centre of a comedy of errors. more »

Eskies stay true to their roots

Hometown heroes: Joel Quartermain, Kav Temperley and Stuart MacLeod.

PERTH pop-rock favourite sons Eskimo Joe's latest hit single Love is a Drug has made quite an assault - and not just on the ears of radio listeners. more »

Leppard change their spots

Let

FORGET the drug-fuelled antics of Iggy Pop or bad-boy image of Axl Rose, the Def Leppard superstars of today are just regular hardworking guys known for their musicianship and dependability. more »

Romulus and Remus bring out dark side

Tegan and Jaymes Voltaire aka Perth band Voltaire Twins.

PERTH indie-electro-disco outfit Voltaire Twins release their second EP Romulus this week, a collection of dark and outlandish stories about people, animals and the wilderness. more »

Rockwiz hits the road for Christmas

Jovial duo: Rockwiz

IT may have a cult following among 40, 50 and 60-somethings, but it seems SBS music quiz show Rockwiz is just as big a hit with the younger set. more »

Revellers lap-up dirty beats at Parklife

American-Canadian DJ duo Duck Sauce at Parklife.

THE event that shares its name with Blur's playful ditty relating a day in the life of an unemployed geezer hit Wellington Square in East Perth on Sunday, marking the beginning of festival season. more »

Rebecca trots to top after little pigs debut

One to watch: Rebecca Erin Smith. Picture: Marcus Whisson

YOUNG Perth composer and performer Rebecca Erin Smith's musical debut doesn't sound particularly remarkable - playing piano for a grade three school play of The Three Little Pigs - until discovering she got the gig as a pint-sized four-year-old. more »

Fox ready to run wild at Parklife

Hot to trot: Perth indie muso Carl Fox. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

PERTH indie electro muso Carl Fox is one happy young man. more »

Naked enthusiasm

Gold Coast indie rockers Tijuana Cartel are headed West.

SNORING is not an activity usually associated with a rock band - particularly a band named after one of the world's most violent crime gangs. more »

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

Kimbra.

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 »

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