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

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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

3 days 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.

8 days 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.

24 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Update: Tame Impala's huge AU/NZ arena tour has been moved to December 2021

Led by Kevin Parker, the band will be doing a homecoming trip around the country in support of their latest record, the forthcoming The Slow Rush.

2 months ago

We're throwing an 8th B'Day Party, and Dulcie and Coterie are headlining it

We're showcasing some of the best talent WA has to offer, also including Tether, Lo and plenty of others.

2 months ago

Demon Days, Adrian Dzvuke, Felicity Groom + more: Meet your In The Pines 2020 lineup

Postponed from its usual date in April, the RTRFM favourite will push ahead at their infamous Somerville venue this October.

2 months ago

Ruel, What So Not, The Presets + more: Meet your Factory Summer Festival 2020 lineup

Formerly known as Ice Cream Factory, the Perth favourite is undergoing a name change, going national, and dropping another supreme lineup.

3 months ago

PSA: San Cisco have just announced a hometown album launch show this October

They'll be joined by Stella Donnelly and Adrian Dzvuke at Fremantle Arts Centre on October 30th.

3 months ago

Australia's festival market is looking grim, but don't give up hope

This morning came news that Falls Festival is officially cancelled for 2020/2021, but that doesn't mean you should be giving up hope for music this summer.

3 months ago

PSA: Phoenix are dropping a new song this week, and it sounds like an absolute jam

After teasing new material in the studio earlier this year and announcing that a new record was on the way, it looks like the French legends are gearing up.

4 months ago

Introducing That One Song, Tones and I's competition to boost musicians during COVID

And one of the first winners is a Perth-based favourite whose come-up has been a long time in the making.

4 months ago

Wave Rock Weekender drop their 2020 lineup, sells out in five minutes

The West Australian festival - an institution for our live music scene - is pushing ahead in 2020, with one hell of a lineup.

4 months ago

The End is Nigh: Amidst a pandemic, people paid thousands to see The Chainsmokers

The show, which cost up to USD$25,000 a ticket, also featured the CEO of one of the world's largest companies DJing, for some reason.

4 months ago

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