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Sometimes we get artists, creatives and other people outside of the core group to write words for us, because it's important to cast your net far and wide. These are those people.

Spacey Jane, and the meaningful magic of Booster Seat one year on

The Perth breakthroughs will perform at SOTA Festival next week, just a few days shy of the one-year anniversary for their debut album, Sunlight.

4 months ago

Here's your guide to the WA music labels and collectives worth watching in 2021

Mark Neal of Blue Grey Pink - 2020's WAM Label of the Year winner - shines a light on other West Australian labels putting out gold this year.

4 months ago

Tia Gostelow, on the pitfalls of touring with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

In a new guest essay, Tia Gostelow dives into her process of discovering Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and how she learnt to tour with it.

11 months ago

Birdz' top five songs by mob: JK-47, Alice Skye, trials + more

The Butchulla rapper picks out his favourite tracks by fellow Indigenous musicians, featuring some of the country's best.

11 months ago

Tia Gostelow, on the complex journey to self-acceptance as an Indigenous Australian

In a powerful new piece, the musician reflects on the complexities of being a lighter-skinned Indigenous role model.

11 months ago

Meet nine non-binary and women musicians who produce and mix their own work

There aren't a lot of musicians who produce their own work, let alone mix it too. Here are nine musicians - all female-identifying or non-binary - who buck this trend.

1 year ago

Happy. lead vocalist Tate Logan shares a message to trans musicians in the punk scene

In a new letter, the musician - who is trans themselves - encourage people to keep pushing, even when it seems like odds are stacked against them.

1 year ago

Men in the music industry, we need to talk about abusive behaviour

Across the span of just a few days, over a hundred people have shared stories of harassment and abuse in Australian music. It is unfortunately just the start.

1 year ago

Meet Sean O'Neill, the Perth musician pushing the boundaries of folk with I’m Here

Moulding contemporary folk with electronica, the musician finds the middle point between acts like Sufjan Stevens and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

1 year ago

Dorian Electra, pop’s norm-defying star, is ready for the spotlight

Interviewed by Cry Club's Heather Riley, it’s clear that pop’s gender-defying new star isn’t here to stick within the boundaries.

2 years ago

The Story of Conan Gray: self-confessed overthinker, sad-pop prince

From his YouTube beginnings to his status as sad-pop's promise-filled prince, Conan Gray is one of the many artists pushing pop in new directions.

2 years ago

Bootleg Rascal, on the importance of touring beyond east-coast capitals

The duo's forthcoming Booty Camp: Summer Vacay Tour will take them to a whole heap of regional centres next year.

2 years ago

October in WA Music: A Sly Withers takeover feat. Noah Dillon, Tanaya Harper + more

In our latest coverage of local music, we hand the keys to Sly Withers - who detail their favourite releases of the month just gone.

2 years ago

Breaking the Box: Meet five Australian electronic artists doing things differently

From the big names - like Harvey Sutherland - to those small and emerging, we uncover the best of Australian electronic's left-field scene.

2 years ago

Photo Gallery: Troye Sivan's Sydney Return

On Friday night, one of Australia's biggest pop stars returned back to Australia. Here's how it went down, in photo form.

2 years ago

"It's a little jarring": Mac DeMarco wants to make you think twice

On his new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, Mac DeMarco is stepping outside of the box. Catch him on tour this January.

2 years ago

Ticket scalping is about to get a lot harder thanks to Ticketmaster's SafeTix

After launching internationally, the ticketing platform will launch SafeTix in Australia at RAC Arena and Marvel Stadium.

2 years ago

Photo Gallery: Tyne-James Organ shows us the set of his new video, Something New

The new single and its accompanying video arrives ahead of a performance at Splendour In The Grass.

2 years ago

Science, Surfing and Cardi B: Jack River and Eves Karydas interview each other

Currently on tour together for the Sugar Mountain Ball, two of Australia's best talents get chatting.

2 years ago

Photo Gallery: Jai Wolf celebrates his debut album by taking us BTS of Sundara Festival

The LA-based musician - a long time international Pilerats favourite - releases his debut album, The Cure to Loneliness, today.

2 years ago

EP Walkthrough: Surf Trash talk their debut EP, Busy Doing Nothing

Plus, go behind-the-scenes of the EP's creation in a new video.

3 years ago

Album Walkthrough: The Murlocs chat their genre-bending album, Manic Candid Episode

The Melbourne-based ensemble will be touring the album around the country this May.

3 years ago

Album Walkthrough: Halcyon Drive talk their maiden album, Elephant Bones

The Melbourne indie trio soar on their triumphant and diverse debut album - out now.

3 years ago

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