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The Pilerats News Room machine, sometimes serious, sometimes silly, always stuff.

It's a close one: Less than 350 votes are between #1 & #2 in the Hottest 100 this year

It's on track to be the closest Hottest 100 since 2007, when Muse beat out Silverchair by just a slither of votes.

6 days ago

Introducing Sound States, a WA music mentorship program to help local musicians

The program is also announcing its first list of mentors today, all scheduled to speak over two days in February at the incredible Fremantle Arts Centre.

9 days ago

Get ready for the NT: Central Australia's Wide Open Space Fest is returning in 2021

The festival - held just outside of Alice Springs - will make a return this Autumn, after cancelling their Sampa The Great-headlined 2020 show.

13 days ago

Get Ready: Tame Impala Sound System are making their live debut in Perth next year

The stripped back but still hard-hitting take on Tame Impala has been shown on live streams throughout the year, but now, it's come to the live stage.

1 month ago

Spacey Jane, Stella Donnelly and San Cisco are headlining a revamped Hyper 2021

After cancelling their 2020 sold-out event due to coronavirus, the all-ages Perth staple is shaking things up a little, and returning in 2021.

1 month ago

Introducing Full Tilt, a new rock festival launching in Brisbane next year

Starring Northlane, Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake and more in June 2021.

1 month ago

Some of Perth's best bands are battling off Masterchef-style for this year's Perth Fringe

Because y'know, if there's one thing musicians know more than music, it's piecing together a meal from the scraps of a sharehouse they live in three months a year.

1 month ago

After taking a year off, LuckyMe's infamous Advent Calendar is back in 2020

After their absence last year, the cult electronic music label kicks off their yearly calender with Jacques Greene.

1 month ago

Flight Fac, Mallrat, Cosmo's Midnight + more: Meet your For The Love 2021 lineup

Every festival announcement at this point of time is a good one, but For The Love particularly looks like something special.

2 months ago

Some of WA's best creatives are sending off 2020 at The Lounge Live with Colin Ebsworth

On December 19th, Perth comedian Colin Ebsworth will be taking over The Rechabite with Adrian Dzvuke and more.

2 months ago

Perth's favourite Boxing Day festival / dub destination Breakfest has been cancelled

After announcing a lineup topped by secret headliners, Ekko & Sidetrack and Zeke Beats, everything was looking peachy - but not anymore.

2 months ago

Get ready to be read by your listening stats, because Spotify's 2020 Wrapped is here

Yes, you probably did listen to more *pop artist you're embarrassed about* than you thought this year.

2 months ago

FYI: WA's new Museum Boola Bardip has entire section dedicated to WA music

After two weeks of balloted entry, WA Museum Boola Bardip is now open to the public - and it includes some brilliant snapshots of WA music.

2 months ago

Sorry GRAMMY Awards, but how the hell is Kaytranada up for Best New Artist?

There are some strange inclusions and omissions every GRAMMY Awards, but Kaytranada being nominated as a Best New Artist really takes the cake.

2 months ago

Isol-Aid, TikTok and more: Where to catch Indigenous musicians this NAIDOC Week

Some of Australia's most remarkable musicians will be performing online shows and streams over the next week, and here's where to catch them.

2 months ago

How a drag queen, Lily Allen and trans youth came together to say f**k you, Basil Zempilas

After his remarks about transgender people earlier this week, we say a big 'f**k you' in our finest Lily Allen voice to Perth's recently-elected Lord Mayor.

3 months ago

Season 2 of The Sound starts this week, feat. Kylie Minogue (!), Midnight Oil, Ruel + more

After a stand-out first season featuring some of Australia's best, the music TV special kicks off its second season with their biggest lineup yet.

3 months ago

Zeke Beats, Ekko & Sidetrack, two secret headliners (!): Meet Breakfest's 2020 lineup

The West Australian dance music institution turns 20 years old this year, and despite all odds, they're celebrating with a mammoth lineup.

3 months ago

Gather up ya music-loving pals: Spacey Jane just announced more Perth shows

After a regional tour with Ghost Care wrapped up in August, the group now have their sights set on the capital, with special guest HAIRCARE.

3 months ago

BENEE's debut album is on the way, and it feats Mallrat (!), Grimes (!!) and Lily Allen (!!!)

The New Zealand star's debut album will also feature Flo Milli, Gus Dapperton, Kenny Beats and plenty more.

3 months ago

Once again, West Australia has been ignored by the ARIAs

Despite a breakthrough year for some the state’s best, only three - Tame Impala, Troye Sivan and Grace Barbe - leave with nominations.

3 months ago

Brace yourself for 2007 nostalgia, 'cus Faker are launching a comeback

They've gone away to be alone, but now they're back - and hopefully with answers.

4 months ago

WA rock legends Karnivool have announced a regional WA tour this month

They will be playing key centres as a part of the Back on the Road tour, which hosted Drapht and Spacey Jane for similar tours earlier in the year.

4 months ago

Nick Murphy is changing his name back to Chet Faker, shares new song Low

Chet Faker (FKA Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker) is sharing his returning track, Low, now.

4 months ago

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