Tag: Perth

Tired Lion unleash their fury on ‘Dumb Days’ (album review)

Tired Lion unleash their fury on ‘Dumb Days’ (album review)

Australia-based Triple J’s family of radio stations are among the very best in the world. Their dedication to independent music globally and within the country is unmatched, and each year they hand out several awards to celebrate Oz’s finest indie bands and artists. One of the awards (and arguably the most popular) is Unearthed Artist of the Year. Past winners […]

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Pond – ‘The Weather’ (album review)

Pond – ‘The Weather’ (album review)

While fellow Aussies King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and former bandmate Kevin Parker (a.k.a. Tame Impala) steal international headlines, it’s easy to overlook the prolific work of Pond. For nearly a decade, the Perth-based rockers have been at the forefront of the psychedelic-rock renaissance, beginning with the zany Psychedelic Mango to the cosmic interface of their highly-lauded Man It […]

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Amanda Merdzan – “Commands” EP

Amanda Merdzan – “Commands” EP

Amanda Merdzan has been an artist we have been tracking for the past year. She dazzled us with her debut single, “Matter”, introducing us to her delicate electro-pop. Almost a year to the day, the Perth, Australia native (now based in London) has released her sophomore EP, Commands, which describes exactly what she intends to do – to commands attention […]

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Our Man in Berlin – “Molière”

Our Man in Berlin – “Molière”

“Molière” from Our Man in Berlin is a fantastic electro-, synth-pop track that has hints of Bonobo, Volcano Choir, and POLIÇA. The Perth, Australia has only been releasing tracks for 18 months, yet they have an infectious and gorgeous sound. “Molière” is the first single from their forthcoming, sophomore EP, Spirit Down, and it is part of our Weekend Showcase […]

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Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, The Perth, Australia psychedelic band, is making a statement with their latest release – Man It Feels Like Space Again.  Pond shares members with that other little Perth-based band, Tame Impala.  However, this should not be looked at as a side project. Tame Impala is Kevin Parker’s musical outlet, and Pond, likewise, belongs creatively to Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson.  Pond is already […]

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Gig Picks: Six Nights with Singer-Songwriter Marta Pacek

Gig Picks: Six Nights with Singer-Songwriter Marta Pacek

If you have yet to make your plans for the long weekend, let me offer a suggestion – go see Marta Pacek. Pacek – the Polish-born, Australian resident who lives part of the year in Canada – will be spending the next week in the National Capital Region, performing six shows over nine nights before heading to Montreal, Hamilton, and […]

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Vintage Vinyl: Toasted Westerns

Vintage Vinyl: Toasted Westerns

Look out, folks. This song is so catchy, you’ll be singing it for weeks. This is a great indie cassette (home made, one-sided) by Perth, Ontario’s Toasted Westerns. The “full platter” is made up of Jody Benjamin (on vocals, guitar, and saw), Sally Robinson on keyboards, bass, vocals, and invisible trumpet, Ann Downey on bass and vocals, Carolyn Stewart on violin, […]

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