Pile News

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

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 days 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 days 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.

13 days 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.

23 days 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.

28 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

Splendour In The Grass organisers dish the dirt in must-read new interview

In a career-spanning new interview, the organisers share their favourite (and least favourite) performances, drama behind-the-scenes, and so much more.

2 months ago

Introducing The Sound, a new music TV show with the country's most exciting names

The first episode - which arrives this Sunday - features names like Nick Cave and Lime Cordiale amongst DMA's and Jerome Farah.

2 months ago

Listen Out 2020 has been officially canned, 2021 festival going ahead

The difficult year for festivals is seemingly not easing up anytime soon.

2 months ago

Will any of Splendour In The Grass 2021's headliners be even allowed into Australia?

The festival - which kicks off around this time next year - will feature three international headliners: The Strokes, Tyler The Creator and Gorillaz.

2 months ago

New Zealand's Bay Dreams Festival lineup is a tease of this year's all-Australian festivals

The New Zealand festival often shares artists with Australia's summer festivals, and this year's just-announced lineup comes with some hints.

3 months ago

WAM announce Song Of The Year 2020 nominees, virtual awards night

The award ceremony - which aims to highlight West Australian talent - is stacked with local brilliance.

3 months ago

Never forget The Spice Girls harassing a homeless man in the ‘Wannabe’ video

‘I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want? That homeless guy’s hat!’ - Baby Spice, probably.

3 months ago

It's official: Splendour In The Grass has canned its 2020 event, rescheduling to 2021

After first postponing to October, the festival will now celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021, with as much of the original lineup as possible.

4 months ago

Don't have a heart attack, but could Faker be getting back together again?

It's been a long drought since Faker last released something new, but could that be changing?

4 months ago

SOTA Festival are going all-digital in 2020, and here are the deets

Featuring a lineup including some of WA's best musicians, the festival will stream online this WA Day, a.k.a. Monday June 1st.

4 months ago

Every song on triple j next week will be by request. It's not going to end well.

Obviously doubting the shittiness of the internet, triple j are about to play a whole lot they've been actively avoiding playing.

4 months ago

Our happiness is slowly creeping back as Powderfinger announce one-time charity gig

The group will stream a performance from their respective home studios next weekend, with all proceeds going to charity.

4 months ago

Alert your Dads, because it looks like Powderfinger is making a comeback

The band will celebrate ten years since their split this November, and this September marks 20 years since their break-out record... What could it all mean?

5 months ago

Huge: Falls Festival 2020/2021 is going to feature an all-Australian lineup

As a response to COVID-19's tightening restrictions in Australia, Falls Festival 2020/2021 is gonna be all local - and it's great to see.

5 months ago

Gordi curates mid-week Isol-Aid international edition, feat. Asgeir, Shura + more

Over the last week, some of Australia's most brilliant names have come together on Instagram Live in support of live music. Now, it's going global.

6 months ago

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