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Behind the headlines of 54 copies sold in its first week and accusations of harassment, Josh Chiat explains how Robin Thicke's awful, maligned Paula reveals more about the history of trad soul than might first be imagined.
They are happy in their own small world, enjoying the benefits they receive through no effort of their own, and are happy to stay bigoted about the topics, to the point of cringe worthiness. So whilst I am sure few people will read this small piece, I do beg you to open your minds to the happiness of others. It really isn’t affecting you to make others happy.
We need to make the decision as a nation, do we want politicians who are too afraid to be themselves lest they fall outside the hyper-pc world the media wants politicians to live in, or are we ready to once more allow our politicians to be human beings?
The real reason that the wink is disturbing is because it signals a general disregard for the plight of this pensioner.
Anyway, I am not a good enough writer to introduce this article, or give reasons behind its singular need to be written. I will just say that I am a glass half empty man, and if its full I will spill it so there is something else to complain about.
Earth’s mythical aura has developed over time and filled the void in some of their more average music. The critically claimed trio crawled in pace, repeated chords and glowed in the wall of sound, which coated the walls of the Rosemount.
On their second trip here within a year, La Dispute played a near perfect set, cramming in 19 songs largely drawing from their latest two, Rooms of the House and Wildlife.
‘Packed like sardines’ would be an understatement when describing the Perth over 18 show at Capitol in Perth. The only way to get some space in the mosh pit would have been to douse yourself in lamb grease, slither across the floor through all the skinny jeans and Vans, and punch the air while connecting with some jaws.
The weather gods looked down upon us in glory and delivered a perfect day of sun and good vibes.
This year's Groovin the Moo included performances from a huge array of acts including local producer/hip-hop extraordinaire Mathas, Byron Bay moshers Parkway Drive, East coast stoners Violent Soho and international electro stars Disclosure and HOLY FUCK!
Zu Zu Mamou with your Nonesuch recording! Say somebody crossed you, now your mind is gone. If it hurts too bad, don’t be ashamed to call the doctor.
After boasting a rather grand lineup last year, the regional festival, held in Bunbury for the WA leg, has come back again even stronger. This is a hard 6 Bands to choose, so much talent.
Featuring a range of Perth artists from Statues, self-proclaimed purveyors of chaotic hardcore (and I’ll testify to that) through to the hip-hop stylings of Mathas, who is garnering a lot of attention nation-wide the Hyperfest lineup is as wide as it is tall.
We get here chances to see them play their new songs, Thursday the 27th of March at the Fremantle Arts Centre, the next day at Belvoir Amphitheatre in the Swan Valley, and then again for those of you who live south, the Old Broadwater Farm for an intimate show in Busselton.
The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is back, and with it comes the thought-provoking documentaries, the quirky indie flicks, and the mind-bending art-house films from all over the world. You know, those obscure films you heard about, the ones with trailers you happen to stumble upon but thought would never reach our shores? Well, from the 3rd to 13th of July, you can actually see it them in an actual theatre near you!
Nymphomaniac is the latest film by independent film legend Lars Von Trier. The film follows on from the critical success of both Melancholia and Antichrist, and is the concluding installment in his Depression trilogy.
Lars Von Trier is one of the most important film makers of his time. Many critics, academics and film goers a like may argue this point with me but in the spirit of Von Trier I say Fuck you to them.
It is impossible to see every single one of the dozens of films on offer, so we’ll take you through some of our picks of this year’s bunch, as well as give you the low-down on the special event screenings.
As the end credits for this film started to scroll up the screen, nobody moved. Everyone was glued to their seats in stunned silence. Short Term 12 is an emotional roller-coaster that strikes the perfect balance between its affecting screenplay, assured direction, and unflinchingly honest performances from its talented cast.
Record Store Day has come again, and with it, a slew of choice pickings from artists as diverse as Nirvana and Slipknot available at various stores about Perth. With plenty of well-established stores around Perth, (and some established chains trying to sell records…JB…) where will be the best places to find the gem, hang, chill and soak in vibes?
It sees the trio expanding on a less RIGHT IN YOUR FUCKING FACE BOOM LOUD SCREAM ETC. vibe and more, a subtle hello I am here we are pretty loud but have some pretty bits around the place, I can’t make you love viola, and SCREAM TOO.
If you are looking for a night within the unstable area of the American dream, Ultraviolence will take you there in sound and style, just don’t pay too much attention to what is being said for the most part, it may drag you out.
Current leaders in Perth’s emerging punk x grunge hybrids, the trio are taking all of the right steps to ensure their music remains true, firstly by releasing an absolute banger of a debut in 2013’s Maybelene, before starting their own label and release platform, Blackbox Recordings and releasing the Flight Test EP.
The album as a whole is no doubt a good listen, ranging from the trademark folky fingerpicking of album opener ‘Spring to Come’, through to gritty funk of ‘Livin’ in the City’ where John opens up on the ol’ electric guitar into a Hendrix-esque crescendo; And this occurs over the first two songs.
That hasn't changed much. I just have to wait around until something starts to pop up in my head and then make sure I get it dow on tape. I've never been disiplined enought o tell myself "OK, time to sit down and write some music" ...that's never worked for me.
Crowd response is so critical to our performance... A good indicator of a successful night is when we notice the crowd subtly closing their eyes and moving their head to the music, little things like that make a big difference.
Hot on the release of last year’s Maybelline, The Love Junkies have geared up to release a quick follow-up EP which will enjoy a limited vinyl release in the not too distant future.
Returning a few weeks later, we found that our house among the trees had been improved upon in haphazard fashion, superior perhaps to our first changes, but now blatantly underwhelming. Immediately we hoisted the logs that suspended the roof onto much higher boughs...
High above the city it’s quite soothing to watch the bustle below, you feel above it all in more ways than just height. The towering high rises are your kin.
Abandoned buildings don’t need to be cool. We recently ventured down to the Elizabethan village in Armadale. A once bustling tourist attraction, it is now a fenced residential estate consisting of houses of the Elizabethan fashion, to some extent.
Now the domain of bogans looking to do sick burnouts and junkies looking to do sick meth, it’s a haunting place, and just thinking about the amount of people who have destroyed their lives through addiction in these walls makes the mind boggle.
Politics notwithstanding, it is a pity to see such a brilliant building in a sorry state, let alone witness it’s piece by piece destruction.
Moving on, now in serious territory breaking through the top end of the list. From Death metal to hip-hop and pop, we've got you covered! Remember to rate each album out of 10 too, let us know what you think.
After some severely tardy article production from this writer, part 6 of the 100 Modern Classic Albums is finally here! As we move into the second half of the list, things start getting seriously interesting. Would any of these albums make your top 10 modern classics?
Part 5 of our Modern Classic Albums is finally in, and boy oh boy is it heating up in here! Be sure to rate what you think of the albums you have heard, and lend an ear to the ones you haven't!
Hopefully by now you’ve checked out the first part of our modern classic albums list. Make sure you have voted on the albums you’ve heard and check out the ones you haven’t. The much awaited Part 4 is here!
Hopefully by now you’ve checked out the first part of our modern classic albums list. Make sure you have voted on the albums you’ve heard and check out the ones you haven’t. The much awaited Part 3 is FINALLY here!
Hopefully by now you’ve checked out the first part of our modern classic albums list. Make sure you have voted on the albums you’ve heard and check out the ones you haven’t. Without anymore jibber-jabber, here is part 2!
We’re going to present a list of the 100 greatest “Classic” albums of the last 23 years (since 1990), from any popular genre. No frills, no hidden subtitles and no further ado. I present the first part of Isolated Nation’s Modern Classic Albums list.