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

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 days 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.

13 days 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?

30 days 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 month 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months ago

Groovin the Moo postpone their 2021 event; launch new Fresh Produce concert series

In the absence of their stand-out festival, the GTM team will be visiting the same regional locations - plus two more - with a touring event series this Spring.

6 months ago

The Kid LAROI is on track to be the youngest solo Australian to have a #1 album

The Kamilaroi rapper's latest mixtape - F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE) - is aimed to hit #1 in Australia next week, after sitting in the top three the last two weeks.

6 months ago

Here's your chance to win flights, accom + tickets to the NT's Wide Open Space Fest

Wanna get yourself to one of Australia's most beautiful musical festivals for no money? Here's your chance.

6 months ago

Death By Denim, No Money Enterprise + more: Meet the Aussies playing SXSW 2021

The Texas mega-festival is going all-online in 2021, and there are more Australians than ever on board to celebrate.

6 months ago

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