“...we have a punk furnishing with an 90’s alternative-rock interior and a shoegazey front lawn.” explains James Redman, lead singer and founding member of Perth four-piece The Limbs, who’s story has been one with many ups and downs, lineup changes, festival appearances and now the movement from three to four members bringing a bigger and more colourful atmosphere to their songwriting and live performance.
Meet FLOSSY; a four-piece grunge rock band fronted by sisters Sinead and Lauren O'Hara with Tom Wilson on lead guitar and Steve D'Angelo on drums, who are influenced by garage and grunge bands of the 90s (especially those with powerful femme front women). Over the last year they've supported national acts such as Good Doogs, WAAX, Luca Brasi, Abbe May, Jebediah, End of Fashion, Bleeding Knees Club as well as international acts like Radio Moscow (US), Gooch Palms (LA based), and Big Country (UK).
If you’ve ever been stuck awake, lying in bed after a night out on the town and you hear that distinct high pitched ringing drone in your ears; chances are you’ve just discovered what it’s like to be a fly on the wall in the confined practice space of Black Stone from the Sun.
Chaotic beats, dirty tones and a dominant melody is the fundamental formula responsible for Black Stone from the Sun’s raucous, high-energy rock.
Seychelles islander Grace Barbe is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace's soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage (African, Asian and European).
A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, jazz, reggae, pop, rock and latin flavours, Grace’s “Afro-Kreol” sound is original, fresh and funky.
Grace lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence that compells the audience to get up and dance. Her voice is a remarkably powerful instrument, and as a songwriter she has a rare and natural gift for rhythm and melody. Grace plays guitar and bass and sings in three languages; English, Kreol and French. Grace’s band has been awarded "Best World Act" an incredible four years running in her current home state of Western Australia.
Following the release of her debut album "Kreol Daughter" in 2009, Grace has performed at major festivals all over the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, La Reunion and Seychelles), as well as at many of Australia's leading music festivals, including Womadelaide, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Woodford Folk Festival.
Mal de Mer burst onto the Perth music scene in late 2017, and have quickly become audience favourites. The band blends an acerbic vocal style seamlessly with funk-inspired guitar riffs and saxophone wails. Rapidly gaining momentum, they are not a band to be missed.
Jamilla combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence and emotive and politically charge lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.
In her short time performing music, Jamilla has already landed support spots for some of Perth’s finest including Stella Donnelly, Demon Days and Abbe May and National supports for Alex The Astronaut and 30/70. Her debut single “Beautiful” was launched in April of 2018 to a sold out show. In September of 2018 Jamilla will release her sophomore single “King” which will be joined by her debut National Australian tour.
Young Robin release new EP 'Transitions'
Young Robin are progressing so fast that it's exciting to watch – anticipating what they're going to do next, only to have those expectations surpassed. A band with an innate knack for hooks, Young Robin craft a beautiful sound that is somewhere between blissful indie and dance floor anthems. Fittingly, their latest single, the irresistible ‘U’, is both. Equal parts groove and melody, ‘U’ is the perfect first taste of the band's stellar new EP, ‘Transitions’.
Built upon a rhythm you can't sit still to, ‘U’ is a delight for the ears with its perfectly-placed layers of delay-soaked guitar, bass, and effortlessly smooth vocals. Playful and euphoric, ‘U’ feels like summer in Perth – as if the band have distilled the excitement of their beautiful hometown down into a singular burst of energy.
This is due in no small part to award-winning producer Andy Lawson, who has sculpted the ‘Transitions’ EP masterfully – capturing the band's energy like lightning in a bottle. Bringing each vivid layer of the band to life, giving every instrument its perfect place in the mix, the combination of Young Robin and Andy Lawson has allowed each song to reach its full potential. ‘Transitions’ is the band at its best.
Just two years ago, the band was releasing its debut EP, ‘Tether’, and its stunning singles ‘Ferndully’, and ‘Faker Faker’. The band announced their arrival with a sound that was energised by youth and friendship – exemplified by their 2017 follow-up single, ‘Stay’. ‘U’ takes this chemistry to the next level – adding refinements that show how far they have progressed since their inception. The band's experience on stage reveals itself in the quality of their playing, and their continued mateship sculpts their songwriting.
Always itching to tour, Young Robin will be celebrating the release of ‘Transitions’ doing what they do best. Shows are booked across their home state of Western Australia, with national dates to be announced later this year. Kicking it all off, Young Robin will launch ‘Transitions’, at The Sewing Room, Perth, on March 24, before hitting the south west.
Dulcie is a Perth Alt-Indie girl band, formed earlier this year through connections at WAAPA. Their sound fills the air with smooth vocal harmonies and head nodding rhythms that will get your insides dancing. The girls feed off each other to create a truly enjoyable indie roots experience.
With a loose as live show and relatable 90’s Grunge-Pop bangers, Girl York launch back into the scene after a brief one-year hiatus. Sporting influences of Silversun Pickups, Nirvana and Violent Soho, the boys combine elements of “dreamy shoegaze” indie with “harsh punk rock grit to give the best of both worlds” – Tomatrax. With a new lineup, a new single ‘Heroine’ and a new EP due to be released next year, these kids are ready to grab your faces and melt them in front of you.
Perth’s most sought-after female hip-hop artist Susan Tuialii otherwise known around town as Hyclass has got a tremendous amount of soul intertwined with copious amounts of flavour.
Hyclass has made special appearances at Groovin The Moo Festival 2018, Fairbridge Festival 2018 & RTR Winter Music Festival 2018 as well as supporting JessB (NZ), Horrorshow, Split Syndicate, Marksman Lloyd, Strictly DT and Superego FKA POW! Negro.
In October 2015 Hyclass released a mix-tape that changed the game. A few years later and she is back with a brand new track called ‘QUEEN’. QUEEN is about sharing a sincere message to young girls & women from all different backgrounds the importance of self-empowerment, perseverance and the power of togetherness. The track release will be in conjunction with a heart-warming video clip
"Phoneline Valentine are a blend of phat alt rock and indie pop rock from Perth, WA. Forming mid 2017, the band have had a fast start, winning the 2018 Rock scholars Scholarpalooza and having the upcoming release of their hectic new single, Gone, early next year. Having played along side names like Wooly Mammoth, Man Sandel, Yomi Ship, Young Robin, Last Lions and Airline Food, the band have BIG things in store for 2019"