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

Introducing Midland's Hyper 2022, headlined by Spacey Jane and Stella Donnelly

The all-ages sell-out festival returns this summer, bringing WA-based legends to the stage across two standalone events.

7 months ago

The Pilerats guide to Splendour In The Grass 2022's hidden line-up gold

Here are a collection of artists on Splendour 2022 that we think are worth checking out, that you might've not caught the first time.

7 months ago

Announcing Welcome to Summer, a series of free summer parties by Red Bull Curates

With a line-up including Crooked Colours and San Cisco's Beryl Streep, the event includes a stop in Fremantle on December 12th.

8 months ago

Pilerats is turning 9, and a bunch of 10/10 legends are DJing our party

Come celebrate on August 13th at Lucy's Love Shack, with a tonne of close pals and special guests.

11 months ago

Alert your EDM-loving pals: It looks like Swedish House Mafia are sharing new music

It's been nine years since their last release, but now, it sounds like the drought is over.

12 months ago

We don't want to cause panic, but it looks like new RÜFÜS DU SOL is coming real soon

New posters, a new website and some social media teases suggest that we could be hearing new stuff from the trio of dance music favourites real soon.

12 months ago

The vacant Freo Power Station is for sale, and there's a 10/10 idea to turn it into a club

I mean, the infamously vacant block basically looks like a Berlin techno club anyway, so why not?

1 year ago

From dates and tracklists to signed vinyl, here are all the deets of Lorde's new album

She's also just announced her first Australian / New Zealand tour for years, as 2021 blossoms into the year of our Lorde.

1 year ago

Spacey Jane, The Waifs, Alter Boy + more: Meet your free SOTA Rewired 2021 line-up

The entirely free festival returns to its Burswood Park home this WA Day, June 7th.

1 year ago

BIGSOUND is back for 2021, and here's how your band can play it

The Brisbane music gathering will run in its usual time slot - early September - with a mix of online and IRL options to attend.

1 year ago

SUPEREGO, Your Girl Pho, Dennis Cometti + more: Meet your In The Pines 2021 lineup

After squeezing in their 2020 event back in October, the Perth festival favourite makes its usual return this April.

1 year ago

Beddy Rays are taking over our Spotify Playlist with their artists to watch in 2021

After a breakthrough year just gone, the Brisbane group now take the time to spotlight acts they think will be big in 2021.

1 year ago

New Aus label Pointer Recordings launches with an Imbi x Slim Set collab, Heatsink

The new venture from Remote Control Records also boasts upcoming releases by Telenova, Ryan Fennis, Voidhood, and Cavallo Nero.

1 year ago

Here's how to sign up to the Pilerats Newsletter (and what it'll bring you)

Get a fresh dose of new music straight into your inbox, from the folks you trust best.

1 year ago

Pond, San Cisco, Spacey Jane + more: Meet your Hear & Now concert line-up

The two-day concert series will kick off WA Music Week this March, featuring some of the biggest WA acts there is.

1 year ago

Meet your first round of WAMCon speakers, including reps for Sub Pop, Spotify + more

Speakers and guests also include reps from the Berklee College of Music, Water & Music, and none other than Electric Fields.

1 year ago

WAMAwards 2020: Your guide to public voting, and how to vote

There are five publically-voted categories this year, with voting open now on Pilerats.

1 year ago

Briggs, Haiku Hands, Opiuo and more: Meet your Wide Open Space Festival 2021 lineup

The best of the best are heading to Central Australia for one of Australia's prettiest festivals.

1 year ago

PSA: All the Facebook events for Falls 2021 - and some other events - are fake

Event spam and bot accounts on social media have gotten worse than ever. Don't let them fraud you out of a few hundred dollars.

1 year ago

Lime Cordiale, Mallrat, Spacey Jane + more: Meet your Fresh Produce 2021 lineups

The touring regional festival - a new venture from the team behind Groovin the Moo - launches with a widespread, local-heavy debut lineup.

1 year ago

Some of WA's best musos are auctioning off merch to raise money for WA bushfire relief

Last week, over 85 homes were lost in bushfires across Perth's east. Now, some of the city's musicians are coming together to help out.

1 year ago

Introducing SIDEQUEST, a new Perth music venture supporting some of WA's best acts

The one-stop music company is run by Skinny O'Leary, who leads Perth's Hyper event series alongside managing bands like Sly Withers.

1 year ago

Tame Impala Sound System are still making their live debut this year, so don't fret

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 year ago

Watch The Weeknd's bandage-heavy, but Daft Punk-less Super Bowl Halftime Show

One of the biggest musical stages gets taken over by The Weeknd, and now, you can watch it in full.

1 year ago

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