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Hindley

So here’s the thing, I’ve been a bit slack on the ol’ blog posts lately and well I’m going to blame it on the huge amount of great parties going down in Perth at the moment/this Summer/actually always.

To make up for it I’ve got a tasty little morsel of an interview with Hindley.
Always the creator of his own narrative, Alex Hindley produces, creates, interviews and writes, and I’ll bet a red lobster that list will expand as each project he undertakes strengthens his own brand of creativity.

Describe your sound in 5 words, please.
Music for hate, for love.

I really vibe the artwork you choose to feature with your tracks, what is the process behind this?
I usually like to either create them myself or source an artist who’s work I admire. For example the WEAK, Dejection Psalms and Migraine covers are my design, but I’ve had art commissioned by Oliver Haidutschek and Feeb Lee or used art with permission from artists like Erin M. Riley.

A lot of people have said that Perth is in a slump, while others say the creativity scene has never been better. How do you feel about Perth right now?
Perth is a beautiful nightmare. It’s easy for diverse and unique talent to stand out, the acts who deserve a pedestal to play on, however it’s just as easy to fall from narcissism or climb from infamy.

When can we see you live next?
Always planning good live shows but I’d love to see the people come down for the 9th Beat down competition.

Your Top 5 Local Artists who are killing it on Soundcloud…
In no ranking;
Chiseko – Deep love for hip hop, no time for wave riding.

Your Girl Pho – Old mate Phoebe has one of the most dynamic voices and interesting production teams in Perth.

Tobacco Rat – Easily one of the most intense live performers in Perth, cares for the craft, creates for the dark.

TWERL – Tertiary institute classmates gone on the electronic uplift, really cool to see those two doing so well.

MAX BLACK – Impossible to deny the natural quality and flourish Max has with production, every new drop is always gold.

Also Kopano, my friend/collaborator/mentor is set to release big things on her soundcloud (and elsewhere) very soon so keep the peepers peeping.

Check him out on Triple J Unearthed here, Soundcloud here or Facebook here.

The Cry ~ Created by Raewyn Hill

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Co3’s stunning new work, the cry, is a visceral and powerful dance piece that explores the highs and lows of human existence. Created by Co3 founding Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill, and featuring the extraordinary Co3 dancers, The Cry slowly unfolds the inner landscape of ordinary lives, where characters collide, reconcile and gather strength in situations requiring recovery and survival.

Showcasing Hill’s unique movement language, and set against a stark and clinical backdrop, the cry is invigorated by a newly commissioned score played live on-stage by international musician and composer Eden Mulholland (NZ).

MoveMe Festival
Four days of new Australian dance, right here in Perth. MoveMe Festival lets you experience an arts festival in a radically new way. One pass gets you into all the main events as the Festival transforms the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia for a week of big new shows and big new ideas.

Dancers Mitch Harvey and Andrew Searle discuss creating character in Co3’s latest work, the cry.
the cry – character from Co3 on Vimeo.

See Mitch and Andrew on stage in September at the State Theatre Centre of WA for the 2016 MoveMe Festival.

Main Program
Performing Lines WA presents Dark Matter by PRAXIS.
Raewyn Hill’s the cry presented by Co3 Australia
STRUT Dance presents Decadance Perth 2016

Choreographer: Raewyn Hill
Composer: Eden Mulholland
Lighting Design: Mark Howett
Design: Raewyn Hill
Dance Director: Richard Longbottom
Performers: Eden Mulholland, Katherine Gurr, Mitch Harvey, Zachary Lopez, Talitha Maslin, Andrew Searle, Russell Thorpe.
Dance Secondees: Tanya Brown, Cheyenne Davis, Anthony Rinaldi, April Vardy (LINK Dance Company)

Boykie


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Boykie are a mix of talented local musicians who span a heap of genres, coming together after lead signer, Sam, sought out a band for his solo project.
Their catchy hooks and eclectic mix of pop and grunge make for a sweet outrageously energetic live show.
Definitely one to keep your eye on in the coming months.

You’ve got some pretty cool creatives involved in the making of this including local guy Periwinkle on the album artwork and Will Bowden mastering – how did you form these relationship’s and get the 
on board?
Sam: You are very right, luckily I have managed to find some pretty amazing collaborators. Perry is an old uni friend I met during my first and only year at UWA in 2012 (I’m still technically “deferred” lol). At the time I think he was studying a BCom while shooting a bit on the side for fun. Well as it turned out, he was pretty damn good at it. What was once a hobby became an intense passion and ended up motivating him to drop out of uni and invest in some serious gear. 4 years later he has become a household name around the city amassing a growing total of almost 6,000 likes on Facebook and 37.8k followers on Instagram. What I love about Perry, apart from him generally just being a very loveable dude is that for some weird reason I can always tell when I’m looking at one of his shots, he has cultivated a very distinctive style and I’m super proud of him. He captured my vision for the EP artwork perfectly and I couldn’t be happier or more grateful. 

As for Ol’ Willy Bowden I have the producer of the EP Andy Lawson (Eskimoe Joe, Gyroscope, Tired Lion and Verge Collection) to thank for introducing me. Well kind of, he lives in Tassie so we’ve never actually met. But thankfully email exists. They are a bit of a dynamic duo, I recommend both of them very highly to anyone needing somoen to mix and or master their music. Hell Andy can even help you record. 😉

You’ve said the single ‘Family Man’ is about your Dad, what emotions are attached to the song? Is it difficult or uplifting to perform?
Pwoah, emotions hey. Well I suppose mainly the realisation that my parents are human beings and not some animatronic robots created to serve me. That was a doozie. And then being so thankful for the wonderful life and upbringing they’ve given me. So an uplifting sensation I’d say would be the most accurate. 

Where did you get the name Boykie?
It’s an old Afrikaans slang word that means “little boy”, and it was also the name of my first dog. 

In one sentence, how would you describe your sound?
Folk-grunge. 

Any pre-gig rituals?
Usually arguing about the set list haha.

If you were on death row, what would be your 3 course last meal?
Fried Chicken, Fettecinnnie chicken pasta and a 24 pack of mixed Krispy Kremes. In that order. 

Boykie is playing tonight at Jack Rabbit Slims and it’s FREE ENTRY so go check them out  ~ !

Otherwise…
Bandcamp
Triple J Unearthed
Instagram
Facebook

Badlands Bar

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You’re pretty predictable, like don’t get me wrong, I like it.
It’s good because I know you’re going to enjoy this news.

The wait is over!

Badlands Bar is officially launching this Saturday night with grunge rock heroes The Love Junkies as well as Pat Chow, Jacob Diamond and Lazy Horse in the Main Room from 7pm until 11pm.

If that hasn’t caught your attention (???) Hyla and Skullcave will kick off late shows in the Small Room while DJ Beryl Streep will keep the party going in the Main Room from 11pm until 2am.

So thats 3 rooms, plus a smoker friendly beer garden, a stack of live music and food trucks.

Not enough?

How about ALL drinks $5 BETWEEN 7-8pm?!!!

1. Get yo tix – www.badlands.bar
2. See you there!

The Tommyhawks

The Tommyhawks are a bunch of ladies responsible for some of the catchiest riffs around and what I believe to be one of the best titled EP’s of our time –

We’re All Meat and We’re Gonna Get Eat.

They’re launching their second EP at Jack Rabbit Slims tonight with Rag N’ Bone and HYLA and lucky for you, with any purchase of Hurling Stones and Sticks you get BOTH EP’S (woohoo).
So have a gander of this chat we had with their delightful lead singer Addison Axe, chuck on some of their recommended tunes while you have pre’s and head into town (great plan).

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How did ‘The Tommyhawks’ come to exist?
We all met 2 years ago at The WA museum. We just clicked instantly, despite coming from totally different musical backgrounds and as a result have learnt a great deal from each other.

We’re pretty excited for your EP release tonight, tell us a bit more about that. Where did the name ‘Hurling Stones and Sticks’ come from?
The title is a line from the song Safe House. We’ve spent a lot of time on the road, living in a van together over the past year and that has had a huge impact on our dynamic and a the way we write and work together and it’s been an exciting process putting all that into this EP. We were really lucky to be able to crowd-fund this too, and the feeling that people have so much faith in us is inspiring. The songs on this EP are more personal and intimate than on our first one, so I feel quite vulnerable putting it out there, but we’ve had so much support with the first single Hollow it’s humbling.

What are some local acts you would recommend checking out?
Rag n Bone
Galloping Foxleys
Yokohomos
King of The Travellers
Child Saint


Lets end with a difficult question, what are your Top 5 Albums of all time?
Neil Young: Harvest
PJ Harvey: Stories from the City Stories from the Sea
Police: Outlandos D’Amour
Ani Di Franco: Knuckle Down
Patti Smith: Horses