More music from Perth

This week I’m back into the local music scene. I present a monthly show in the local community radio station RTRFM 92.1 and I take great pleasure in playing local sounds, new sounds (particularly the indie sounds from Canada and the US), and old sounds . Below are 10 more bands ( in no particular order) to check out from Perth. All great bands. Note that New Talk used to be called Rag’n’Bone. Have a listen and enjoy the sounds of Western Australia. To hear these bands listen to RTRFM92.1, the champion of Western Australian music.

Foreign Architects – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HzfA1KT8p9o

J.F.K. – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EP-bw0Atlvc

The Money War – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y4czOaqQUAc

Sad Hill –  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FeurlPvrsX4 

Mal de Mer – https://www.triplejunearthed.com/jukebox/play/track/7189971

Edie Green – https://soundcloud.com/ediegreen/edie-green-moonshine

Swayed  – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AYYlHCgzmOI

Mooj – https://iftheymovekillemrecords.bandcamp.com/track/stone-soul

Tommyhawks – https://thetommyhawks.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-not-a-desert-island

Odlaw – https://odlawband.bandcamp.com/album/regret-city

Insidious….

Something happened to me at lunchtime today…in fact it is happening right now. It’s still happening as I write, and it is truly awful.

I was sitting in a cafe trying to write a short blogpost about music, local music here in Perth, great music in fact, but nothing was coming to mind. Now, I knew what I wanted to write in a general sense, but nothing was getting from brain to keyboard. I thought it was just me having a bit of a block, not quite being able to let go from work at lunchtime (or maybe feeling guilty ‘cos I planned to go out for run, but here I was not running) or something along those lines.

But it wasn’t that.

No.

What was happening,  was that I was gradually becoming  aware that my thought processes were being overtaken by an insidious earworm, a version of The Eagles’ Lyin’ Eyes being played over the speaker system. But it wasn’t The Eagles, it was some muzak version, and it was being horribly mangled. There were, possibly, lyrics being sung, or droned, but they were merging with the painfully banal keyboards so that what I could hear was a tune I knew, but could not quite place for a while. This momentary confusion stalled all other thought processes to the point that I became paralysed in that moment with nothing in my head but the desperate need to understand why I was so fascinated by the ear-torture being inflicted on the whole cafe clientele. I don’t mind The Eagles, I have a couple of albums, but I do mind their songs being mangled in the name of ambience. And then it hit me, I now had no chance of writing the short post I wanted to write and realised that this was the blogpost I had to write today.

So, thanks to a, quite frankly appalling choice of ambience creation tool, probably by a management tool , I will not longer be entering this establishment unless they get professional help in choosing music.

George

Check out some great Perth music (part 1)

Hi all,

I thought I’d share a bit of local music with you. Below are 10 local bands worth having a listen to. Let me know if you enjoy them. There are more Perth bands to come.

Simone & Girlfunkle – https://simoneandgirlfunkle.bandcamp.com/album/hold-on

Pond – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iTbviVpmaeA

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRQKoGrhpOI

Davey Craddock – https://daveycraddockandthespectacles.bandcamp.com/album/one-punch

Boat Show – https://boatshow1.bandcamp.com/album/unbelievable

Human Buoy – https://humanbuoy.bandcamp.com/album/animation-station

The Ah Trees – https://ahtrees.bandcamp.com/track/do-it-all-wrong

Ben Catley – https://soundcloud.com/bencatley/strong-hands

Abbe May – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=05y-a8fpyEk

Shy Time – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjdFKiAJJJM

 

Music in Western Australia (best heard on RTRFM 92.1) @RTRFM

I have been relatively quiet on the blog recently, but there is a good reason for this. I have been trying to complete a novel…I think I’m almost there…time will tell. I have also been learning to present radio shows, as per the links I have put up recently. Yes, now I am presenting the odd Snooze Button show on RTRFM 92.1. This is a blast, but is also very time-consuming. There is lots of music to listen to, and I love to concentrate in local talent here in Perth and WA. So, let me tell you about 5 local bands that are well worth your time to listen to. In no particular order, please enjoy these…you can hear all of them on RTRFM

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – 10/10 for the name and producers of some great rock. Best track to look out for is Surf’s Up. It’s got fantastic guitar riffs Right from the start with that 60s influence of the great surf bands, and it then goes into a sort quasi reggae influenced rhythms before transforming back to a harder edge rock for a tight 3 minute song. Great stuff!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRQKoGrhpOI

Pond – I think these guys are influenced by Pink Floyd, ELO, maybe Foreigner too in some instances. Jay Watson from Tame Impala along with other Tame Impala members have played with the band. They are psychedelic rock with a social conscience. This track, Edge of the World PArt 2, I reckon borrows heavily from the 70s. I love it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OIXouKr4DZ4

Mooj – Mainly instrumental, but now they have added a vocalist. Live they are great. They are funk based, lots of bass and some good rhythms. The link I have is to their 2016 E.P.. I’d recommended Make Them Bleed and Stone Soul.

https://iftheymovekillemrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mooj-e-p

San Cisco – probably the best known band and onto their 4th release. These guys have a great sense of a pop record and they haven’t disappointed in their latest album The Water. Kids Are Cool is just under three minutes of pure pop.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IGxRo8zCffM

Edie Green –  they cruise through some melodic rock, some laid back mellow tunes like Small Time Viticulturist, and my favourite – Moonshine. This song really showcases the power vocals of Sophie and the great guitar work and rhythm of the band.

Once more into Snooze Button

Another show done – with some funk, soul, local Perth bands, and more…check it out and enjoy!

Snooze Button 12 June 2017

Snooze Button on RTRFM 92.1 / Edie Green

I have been a bit preoccupied recently with my new hobby, which is being a radio presenter on RTRFM. Below is a link to my latest show.

http://rtrfm.com.au/shows/snoozebutton?an_page=2017-05-30

also, check this out from Edie Green – this rocks

https://soundcloud.com/ediegreen/edie-green-moonshine

Enjoy…and I’ll try to post more often and get back to some writing now,

Cheers

George

 

Cyndi Lauper – when she sings

I hit a brick wall with my writing yesterday…a couple of decision points in the story just didn’t ring true enough, so I am pondering how this is fixed. I think I know what I can do, but this morning I have let my subconscious work away on the problem while I tried to get vocals somewhere near right on a song or two that I’m working on. So here is the link to When She Sings…a musical version of a poem I wrote after a 2011 gig she did here in Perth…yeah, it’s taken almost 6 years…hope the novel is quicker. I am going to see here again in a couple of months. It will be awesome. The link to my Soundcloud site is below.

When She Sings

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