El Grotto is a a small to medium size music venue with in the heart of Scarborough with endless tequila and a crowd that keeps on coming, proving to be a great place to host tonight's acts; Chilly Bin, Fool Nelson and Sevier. As the sun set over the water front and the line out front grew, the venue got ready for a heaving night of Indi Rock and enthused punters.
Nannup Music Festival is family friendly (and dog friendly) event with so much to do for everyone you feel like 3 days isn’t enough to see everything. It’s more than a music festival, it’s also chance to see and experience the unique country Town of Nannup.
Nannup has a very calm relaxed atmosphere and the whole town gets involved in the festival, welcoming good music and good vibes. Pubs and cafes are all open overtime with extra staff, local kids are busking on the streets and a wide variety of market and food stalls give small local business a chance to show us what they have to offer. Everyone is in good spirits with locals saying it’s their "favourite time of the year", being cancelled last year due to COVID-19 they were all so excited to be able to host it again.
The camp grounds are on the golf course with plenty of space between camps and the music festival is held in the caravan park. They have busses running all day to get from the camp grounds to the festival but the walk is under 15 minutes with local shops, free music venues, workshops for adults and kids, buskers and markets all along the way.
Photographer - Austy Durnin
Walking through the 1950’s style diner Saturday night at the front of Jack Rabbit Slims, it was hard not to hear the bass pumping through the walls. The anticipation built as patrons eagerly awaited the big performance from Racka Chachi. People slowly began to flow in during support acts No Nomad, Rami, Mt Cleverest and DJ Ramoe, sort of a calm before the storm.
Photo Credit: Tashi Hall Photography/@tashihall
The balmy spring night made the cool underground of The Sewing Room the perfect choice for the long-awaited single release from Michael Day, with his latest alt-folk tune, 'Storm'. The crowd’s anticipation for the big wooden doors to swing open, was a testament to the musical chops of Michael and his band. The Cecilia Brandolini Trio and Lucas Jones were the two choice support acts for the night.
The Washing Line Economy were kind enough to send the crew over at Toastys a sneak peek into their debut album, set to be released this Saturday October 24th. It’s safe to say our eardrums and hearts melted as we kicked back to listen and write a piece on this very anticipated debut. We are unable to leak any audio files, but we can take you on a descriptive journey as you count down the days until its release
Photography - @mikedann
The Indian Ocean Hotel was absolutely brimming on Saturday night as the boys from Pot Plant House Party got ready to launch their new single ‘France’. With support from talented locals No Nomad, Tether and Late 90’s, there was a high energy night full of rock and dancing ahead for everyone to enjoy.
Photography - Annie Harvey
The Bird was packed early on Saturday night for the launch of Flossy’s latest single ‘Carry On’. Backed up by the ever amazing Ursula and Priscilla, the girls had a room full of fans with them ready to celebrate their newest release
Photography - Byron Evans
It’s 7.15pm on Saturday as I hurry into Mojos fretting that I may have missed the opening act of Adrian Dzvuke’s 'Darling' Single launch. As I bust through the doors I am met by a young girl in a blue dress nervously stepping into the stage light and giving an acknowledgement to the traditional custodians of this land, the Noongar-Whadjuk people.
As she exited the stage I notice the amazing lighting and smoke, this has to be the best I have ever seen the Mojos stage look.
Photo Credit: Tashi Hall Photography | @tashihall
Saturday the 27th of June saw a very special moment for a lot of us in the Perth music scene, the return of proper gigs! Playing to a sold-out Rosemount Hotel, ELWYN had all you could ask for in a final gig. With support from Freehand, BĖXX and Planet Juna there was more than enough energy to help get everybody filling the dancefloor for the first time in quite a while
After several torturous weeks of no live music and a strange new reality of seated shows, punters welcomed a return to the Indian Ocean Hotel stage from indie rockers South Ceiling along with friends Green Pools, ARKO and Reins.