Sampology has just released his new film clip for Stars featuring the vocal talents of Hannah Macklin. Peep the animation below and if you like what you see make sure you go over and check out Director and Animator Luke Dwyer’s website.
Sugar Army have released the first film clip from their forthcoming album Summertime Heavy, due out this year. Once again the man behind the drums, James Sher has taken charge of the camera and directed the clip for Hooks for Hands, though not without a little help from some special effect and animation wizards tucked away in the CIA Studios enclosure. Names to mention here are Sam Price,Pierce Davidson, Josh Rampling, Tim Sommerville, Lestyn William.
Jim Sclavunos speaks to Cut & Paste about Faustian Pact ahead of the debut performance in the Festival Gardens on Feburary 14, 2012.
Faustian Pact, has been specifically created for the Perth International Arts Festival, and combines spontaneous electro-acoustic and synthesizer accompaniment utilizing real-time electronic processing triggered by movement, light and breath control with ritualistic group staging led by Pellerano. The performance includes a 60-minute “cut-up” version of the film.
Silver Alert is the Brooklyn-based improvisational duo/remix production team consisting of Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Peter Mavrogeorgis (who engineered The National’s acclaimed album High Violet). They have joined forces with performance artist Micki Pellerano to present an entirely new live score to F.W. Murnau’s 1926 classic film Faust.
As the Christmas pudding finds it’s way near the back of the fridge and all the leftover ham cleared from the fridge it’s time to gear up for the last round of celebrations for the year… this being New Years Eve.
This year our friends at BassNotion, DeadWeight and Artrage have teamed up to bring some of the fastest rising stars in the world featuring Martyn (Brainfeeder/ 3024/ Hyperdub) Africa Hitech (Warp Records) and Arp101 (Shogun Audio’s Alix Perez’s alter ego) in the ever evolving world of bass music and their inimitable style of party to The Bakery for Przm NYE a spectacular that’s not to be missed!
With support on the night coming from the cream of Perth’s underground Kit Pop & Zeke (Paper Chain), Modo (DeadWeight!,) Don’t Sleep DJ’s, Snifit. To celebrate this occasion we have a double pass to give away to a lucky bass head…
So how do you get these tickets golden tickets…
SIMPLE: Head along to our Soundcloud Page and download/ comment or simply just play The Stirling St Hookahs present the Cut & Paste Christmas Micromix 2011 - then comment on the post below or on our Facebook page and give us the name of any artist/ film that appears in the mix and you will go into the running for a double door spot!
(Winner announced Friday December 30)
Perth based Fashion Illustrator Pippa McManus launched her solo exhibition Seeing Double last week at the recently opened tu Staircase Gallery, at the rear of tu clothing on 218A William St. Cut & Paste sat down with this talented lady (and one of the first people we interviewed over six years ago) to see what she has been up to in 2011 and the work featured in Seeing Double.
After a good couple of months piecing together, the debut film for Perth based wordsmith Mathas is finally live and on-line. White Sugar focuses on personal flaws, habitual behaviour and the extreme consumption of heavily refined and processed foods in the Western world.
White Sugar is a mixture of stop motion photography, live-video and green screen, handmade out of an assortment of sweet treats and 30kg of salt (because it was cheaper than sugar). White Sugar is a collaboration between local creatives (and Cut & Paste family) Tom Mathieson (aka Mathas), John Macliver, Dominic Pearce, Nicole Norelli and Jordan Shields.
As you’ll see when you scroll below the clip is a swirling journey through a vicious candyland, where ripe raspberries and Chico Babies go for the throat, whilst the product advertising of yesteryear repeats in a droning, endless loop. The only way forward is towards total zombification and a posse of buzzword angels on your shoulder, lulling you to a lolly-encrusted catatonia. Enjoy!
Why not download the track HERE
Producer: John Macliver
Director/Graphics: Tom Mathieson
1st AD: Nicole Norelli
D.O.P: Jordan Shields
Visual Effects/Green Screen: Dominic Pearce
As with most things annual RTRFMs Radiothon is again upon us. Running from Friday August 19 to Sunday August 28 it’s the time of year when our favourite independent radio station asks you to rummage around your pockets for a little coin.
This year the team approached us at Cut & Paste to assist them in producing a television commercial to run along with this years them… Get on Board.
Shot over a few glorious Perth weekends here’s what we put together…
Below is the low down on Radiothon 2011:
2011 Radiothon – Get on Board kicks off with with a live broadcast of Breakfast with Barr at 78 Records, kicking off from 6am start including guest appearances, live music, homemade cupcakes and coffee.
The Opening Party: The party will continue with the Radiothon Opening Party at The Bakery on Saturday 20 August, 8pm – Late. On the bill is Naik, Community Collab Band, Carl Fox and Drop Macumba! Plus DJ’s from Underground Sound Solution Crew, Cut & Paste Sound System, Ben M, Sibalance and Jade Nobbs. Live performance of Aerial Silks and from the WA Ballet. We have also included for the first time ever – a special Radiothon Photo Booth!
The Closing Party: Radiothon will end with a great night out at The Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 27 August, 7pm- Late, with Emperors, The Leap Year, smRts, TheAutumn Isles, Hang On St Christopher, Minute 36, Goodnight Tiger, Gulls, Louis Inglis, Seven Weapons and DJs Shannon Fox, Jamie MacDonald, Chris Wheeldon and Ryan Sandilands
Did you know…
- In 2011 RTRFM won the Western Australian Music Industry Media Award for contribution to Western Australian music.
- RTRFM presenters are volunteers from all walks of life who dedicate their spare time to share their passion for music, art and ideas with the listening community 24hrs a day, seven days a week.
- RTRFM does not receive government funding
- RTRFM produces over 50 weekly shows to an audience of over 100,000 weekly and over 350,000 a year.
Four ways to Get on Board…
1. Link the RTRFM Radiothon TV ad on YouTube or Facebook
2. Post your support on the RTRFM Radiothon blog
3. Trend RTRFM Radiothon on twitter #getonboard
5. Subscribe and encourage your friends to subscribe!
Paddling along to reach its third installment Rottofest is back for a bang for you buck weekend of the finest comedy, film and music located on WAs historic Rottnest. Whether you’re biking it from a comedy show to a music gig, relaxing in front of the big screen, exploring the Island or just chilling out in your pad with friends… the team at Rottofest have thought about it. Running over the first weekend in September the boys at Vulture Culture have all your entertainment covered.
Kicking off on Saturday September 3rd with a day of Perths diverse music heavyweights at Hotel Rottnest featuring in alphabetical order:
Cut & Paste Sound System
Diger Rokwell with Felicity Groom
Jump Climb DJ’s
The Brow Horn Orchestra
The main event and evening proceedings delivers the national Launch the Comedian competition with comic Dave Thornton. Best known as a nationally touring stand-up comedian and panelist on the 7pm project, Thornton will make you laugh, hopefully!
Comedians Matt Okine (NSW), Damien Power (QLD), Emma Zammit (WA), Ronny Chieng (VIC), Jon Brooks (SA), Danny McGinlay (VIC) will be competing for the main prize of $3000!
Because the Cut & Paste Sound System will be dropping the island delights and because the peeps behind Rottofest are such a generous and giving bunch… We have an offer for you, check below:
Plug in the promo code “festivus” when buying your Rottofest tickets and Cut & Pasters score $40 off a 4 bed festival package or $55 off a 6 bed festival package (until 15th August).
I blame INXS, a soft target I know, but if Michael Hutchence and his bunch of leather and paisley wearing haircuts hadn’t decided that Wembley Stadium was a great place to do rock concerts then maybe, just maybe musicians would have kept their prancing and showboating to stages instead of football fields.
This year The Crustacean Cup matured into a four team competition, pitting local lead breakers and beat makers against each other in an irreverant riff on the world game. Cut & Paste was there to record all the highlights, the low lights and the absurd lack of motor skills that people who can play play multi-octave scales at blistering speed demonstrate when a big round thing gets near their feet.
Special mentions must go to the Foodchain crew for putting together an excellent afternoon’s entertainment, Tomas Ford for MC-ing the day and of course to the mighty Crabcelona FC for defending their title from last year.
During the Final of the 2011 Crustacean Cup, Young Filmmaker of the Year and roving documentary man Mat de Koning went deep inside the camps at half time and full time to talk strategy, skills and post match celebrations.
Game 1: FC Crabcelona 1 def Mictacea 0
Game 2: The Mariners 1 def Tyrannocrabs 0
Final: FC Crabeclona 1 def The Mariners 0
We love the WAMis. So we’re pretty excited that the festival starts in just ten days. The WAMis are about locally made music being played to the people of Western Australia, and developing the music industry through workshops and events designed so that people can take their dreams and learn how to turn them into reality, then of course there’s the Awards themselves – which mean giant cakes.
Huge congratulations to everyone nominated for an award this year (and a little pat on the back for ourselves for getting nominated as well).
Here’s our guide to the highlights of the WAMi Festival 2011
WAMi Festival Opening Party
Where: The Bakery
When: Saturday 21 May, 8pm start
Tickets: $15 from nowbaking.com.au
Last year’s WAMi Song of the Year winner Geoergi Kay will playing along with Rabbit Island and WAM favourite Abbe May and more. What better way to slip into a week’s worth of musicgasmic festival hijinks than a Saturday night at the Bakery. This is one fo the events you really want to make sure you ahve a ticket for , so get clicking to the Bakery and make sure you’re there with people and get your festival started right. There’s that much good stuff on at the Bakery you’ll wish you could rent one of the sea containers and live there for a week!
Think Twice/Funk Club WAMi Festival Showcase
Where: The Bakery
When: Friday 27 May, 8pm start
Tickets: $20 WAM Members, $25 Non-Members
Kurtis Blow’s The Breaks was the first rap album to become a gold record. So to have the man himself in Perth is something to celebrate. Throw in the first birthday of hip hop night Mass Appeal and you are quickly running out of reasons to stay at home. Western Australian music isn’t just about guitars and rock riffs, W.A. claims the title for Australia’s Bboy Breakdance champion and champion crew, P-town is a hop hop town too.
The Bird Sundowner Series
Where: The Bird
When: Monday 23 May – Firday 27 May, 5-6pm
Tickets: Just turn up
We have long championed The Bird as the small bar with a big heart and during the WAMis anyone making their way home through the city has even more reasons to sink into one of their comfy lounges with a schooner as the Bird present ten acts over five evenings. Stuff daily cares firmly away and relax a moment with Sean Pollard, A Schvendes Duo, Ruby Boots Duo, and Jack Doepel. If you’re thirsty and near the Bird after work any night during WAMi week, drop in.
The Community Beat Canteen
Where: Northbridge Piazza
When: Monday 23 – Friday 27 May, Midday – 1:30pm
Tickets: Just turn up
The Community are calling all beat heads and bedroom producers to come into the Northbridge Piazza during daylight hours for some serious mind expansion with Mathas, Diger Rokwell, Maxy Bills, Boost Hero Man and a whole lot more community minded folks. Electro-futuristic-cnosciousness-exapanding-jamtastic sessions for you while you soak up some sun on the lawn.
City of Perth Northbridge Saturday Spectacular
Where: Northbridge Piazza, THe Bird, Universal Bar, Cultural Centre (wetlands stage), Ya Ya’s, The Court, Mustang Bar, Rocket Room
When: Saturday 29 May, Midday – 6pm
Tickets: Just turn up
Eight stages and fifty local bands, it’s the big day out without fences or a padduck full of people you don’t really want to hang out with. Each of the venues has their own sound for the day so if you like things a little country then The Mustang Bar with The Ghost Hotel and others. Last year’s WAMi Darlings The Brow Horn Orchestra and Simone and Girlfunkle. The Rocket Room has Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Hootenanny and Project Mayhem.
At Ya, Ya’s catch Tracksuit and The Sensitive Drunks. Minute 36 and The Justin Walshe Folk Machine are all over the Cultural Centre. Meanwhile its Sonpsilo Circus, The Panda Band and Emporers in the Piazza. The Bird Seams and Voltaire Twins. See The Devil Rides Out at the Universal Bar.
That list barely covers this monster music showcase, so get the program and spend an afternoon in Northbridge.
Kiss My Camera
Where: The Old Goal, WA Museum, Perth
When: 21 May – 7 August
Tickets: Entry is free
See the year in review from onstage, side of stage, backstage and down an alleyway when the best in music photography goes on show for the Kiss My Camera exhibition. This year catch pics from Cut & Pasters Jordan Shields, Nicole Norelli and Brad Serls amongst the finalists.
The WAMI Award Ceremony and After Party
Where: The Bakery
When: Saturday 28 May. Awards at 7:30pm Party from 10:30
Tickets: nowbaking.com.au limited tickets for the awards ceremony $15 for the after party.
Hosted by Dylan Lewis and Dom Alessio and featuring performances from John Bennett and Grace Woodroofe the Awards are the moment when dreams are rewarded with cakes. Slightly better than a pie in the face and way better than a Grammy.
This year Cut & Paste is punching with the big boys in the Media Award – Organisation and The Cut & Paste Soundsystem have a chance in the Best DJ category.
Then its after party time. We’ll be there with a Coopers in hand and we hope we’ll see you there too.
In early February Sam Price (our DVD menu and motion design man) was approached by Diplo’s label Mad Decent to make a music video for Perth’s Kito & Reija Lee, who have had their EP Sweet Talk released on that label.
The budget was tight and the work schedule punishing, but everyone who worked on the shoot slogged it out and the result was pretty sweet. Sam’s vision included some complicated suspension tricks which required some rock and roll engineering. We’re really happy to have pulled it all off. The results are here for all to see.
The team behind Rottofest have just announced the prizes for the film component of the festival: “Search for Australia’s Funniest Filmmakers”. Now in its third year, this will mark the first time the national competition has offered cash prizes as an incentive to attract submissions from Australia’s funniest upcoming filmmakers. Grab the entry form here
So what’s the incentive:
Funniest Short Film – Between 3 to 15 minutes in length (Prize $1500).
Funniest Skit – Up to 3 minutes in length. The only dedicated skit competition in Australia (Prize $500).
WHAT: ‘Raising The Dead’ Fundraiser
WHERE: The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex
WHEN: Saturday 26th Feb 2011
Local filmmaker and Cut and Paste sweetheart Aaron McCann threw a fundraiser last Saturday night called ‘Raising the Dead’ for his Zombie film ‘Perished’ at The Bakery.
The gig was held to help raise funding for the post production on the Perth bred zombie film ‘Perished’ which McCann has co- written and co-directed. All the undead fans came out to play!
There was zombie face painting by pro special effects makeup artists who made blisters and bullet wounds, gore-lesque girls ‘Duchess Silk’ ate liver on stage and punk rockers Slaughterhouse Five, Die Scoundrels, and Mongrel Country played one hellraising soundtrack all in aid of a great cause! Good on you McCann!
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Cultural Centre, Northbridge.
The Big Day Out one weekend, Laneway the next, never a dull moment in Perth. The difference between the two festivals is mammoth not only in punters but also in bands and the mentality of the day.
Laneway is a hipster and wannabe hipster’s paradise. A place where indie kids can shrug shoulders with original indie kids, a place where the day counts but it seems the music is much more important.
Set in the wonderful surrounds of the Cultural Centre, Fringe World glistened in the sunshine and the newly renovated urban garden created the perfect backdrop.
After finishing a quick stint on radio and dodging my way through the bike race taking place through Northbridge I walked in to catch the end of The Antlers. A band that recorded are a cavalcade of sounds and melodies, live they struggled to convey the complexity of their recordings.
Violent Soho, over on The PICA stage however had no sense of complexity. Instead they were straight up ballsy rock and roll. Harking back to the sound of Nirvana and Magic Dirt, this Brisbane band leave little room for your ears to recover and it was only 4pm.
Over on the Frances Street stage there seemed to be a bottle neck as people clambered for shade and to get a sight of the wonderful women of Warpaint. Brooklyn in a nutshell, this four-piece sound checked away lulling people into the belief the show had started. When it did the swelling crowd were treated to a tribal, bass filled set of songs that echoed through the afternoon air.
Dashing off to check Menomena I was surprised at the small size of the crowd. One of last year’s finest albums should have indicated higher interest but the extra space was wonderful. They set about a well-crafted and extremely enjoyable forty-minute set. Musicians in every sense this five piece dance about instruments and sounds that bellow from their arrangements.
I set in for a couple of hours at the PICA stage as the sun began to set. PVT began their final show of a very long tour in true form. This was a show form the Sydney boys that they had clearly been looking forward to. Their energy, passion and talent oozed from the stage and into the hearts of a growing crowd.
Blonde Redhead boasted the most impressive resume of all the bands on Laneway this year and their set showed their pedigree. Decked out in white the New York natives created a wall of sound that filled the amphitheatre, bouncing back off the library glass. Standing in that wall of sound is the best way to listen to Blonde Redhead, their music and melodies grip you and envelope you as they dance around on stage.
Les Savy Fav leave nothing on stage when they play. Word spreads quickly when things get crazy. It took Les Savy Fav half a song before singer Tim Harrington was off. He dived into the crowd and managed through forty minutes to see every inch of his audience. Technically the show suffered a little but this band put a smile on your face that goes nowhere until they leave.
Elsewhere, Arial Pink’s Haunted Graffiti played to a massive crowd treating them to, not just a musical feast but a show, costumes and lights and dancing. Glam is not dead.
Holy Fuck took off on the PICA stage. Their intricately woven sounds show a complexity that most mathematicians would struggle with. This was one of those shows that to really enjoy you had to be involved. This is not a band that will engage you with witty banter but instead tear your head off with electronic music that you may never hear unless Holy Fuck were in front of you.
Deerhunter finished my evening with their treble filled aural explosion. Catching the last few tracks of their set they seemed a little washed out and at times their drummer battled with timing. Bradford Cox owned the stage even if he struggled to think of ‘anything cool to say’. However it seem that they may have played one too many shows in recent times, they seemed tired and little ready to head back home.
As the hipsters and crew headed off into the night, perhaps to forget they were hipsters and revert back to their bogan credentials, the indie fest that is Laneway provided an oasis for the festival going audience. It’s interesting how successful music festivals can be when they concentrate providing good music.
BIG DAY OUT 2011
Every year I walk into the Big Day Out with the same feelings of dread and loathing. It’s hot, dusty and full of people who’s enjoyment of music is matched only by their love of denim shorts, wearing singlets and their want to stay in one spot, drinking over priced beer and watch one just band all day, but it’s always a sick day, man.
This year the feeling was the same, if not a little worse. The line-up did little to make me smile but when I left eight hours later my mind was changed, and I didn’t even get stuck in traffic.
The Big Day Out’s relevance has diminished over the years with bigger and better festivals taking its place but with It was because of the older and lesser known acts the 2011 Big Day Out shone.
I checked out Airbourne from the comfort of the grand stand, not a bad place to watch a band whose show is more about the antics then the music. Although their guitarist did churn out a kick ass solo from on top of the speaker rig.
A quick peak over at Andrew WK did little to garner my interest. High energy and a hell of a lot of bravado did little to counter the fact that songs about partying can only go so far.
Perhaps the most interesting and highly anticipated act of the day was the gangster ninja’s of South Africa’s Die Antwood. Half mockumentary, half comedy duo but all fun and perhaps the smartest ‘rappers’ on the plant. With the alien voice of Yolandi echoing over the Boiler Room there is something to behold with this duo of ninja’s who put on quite a show.
The Greenhornes began to a very small but interested crowd on the Hot Produce stage. Having been around for a while and with most members spawning in other bands, theses guys know how to play, shame the people crossing in front of them ignored that fact.
As the day turned into evening it was time for the old hands to take to the stage. Iggy Pop and The Stooges were the daddy’s of the daddy’s. Bursting on stage with the bravado you would expect, middle fingers in the air and pushing camera men around Iggy Pop belted out a collection of his serious back catalogue. His energy is infectious and his control over the crowd was something to behold. With dancers on stage and frequent trips into the crowd, he even managed an encore. Well played Sir Iggy.
Primal Scream continued the old timers feel with their playing of the classic Screamadelica. Bobby Gillespie swaggered, everyone danced. Punctuated by a brilliant light show, Primal Scream were an evening wonder and a testament to the endurance of a truly great album.
Tool played back over on the main stage. I only caught a few songs, both of which were loud and baked by a quite spectacular light show. Maynard was silhouette on a drum riser and although for a non fan the lights were more impressive than the sound I can see why die hard fans would have been in rapture.
Grinderman finished my night. Nick Cave may just be more relevant than any current artist in the world and he could just be the finest performer Australia has ever produced. With his ‘second’ band behind him this became the most enthralling and intense hour of any festival set I have seen. Warren Ellis made noises to behold and Cave himself sang not to a crowd but, seemingly, to a bunch of pals. Where the singlet and demin shorts mob were playing in silence and being shot by MIA the true music lovers were getting their heads torn off by Grinderman.
With rumors around that the Big Day Out may not be back this was a very, very, good swansong.
WHO: Raashan Ahmad and The Paper Plane Project
WHERE: The Bird Nightclub, Northbridge
WHEN: Friday 4th January 2011
So what? SO WHAT!? Radtimes ensued. That’s what. Need proof? Take a look!
Last week we spent some time hanging with MC Raashan Ahmed of Crown City Rockers fame, right here in sunny lil’ Perth. Raashan was in Perth as part of an Australian tour plugging his new album “For What You’ve Lost”, released on Perth label Paper Chain Records for Australian and New Zealand distribution. We had the absolute pleasure of filming a new music video for Raashan’s feel good track ‘Sunshine”. With John Macliver in the director’s chair and Lewis Potts as DOP, and help from a great crew. Here are some photos taken from behind the scenes!
Enjoy the ‘Sunshine’….
Over the last weekend I had the pleasure of taking photos behind the scenes for Kito and Reija Lee’s NEW music video clip ‘On The Jam’. Directed by Sam Price, and DOP by Sam Winzar, the day was filled with trapeze artists, loose dirt, black paint and two very lovely, hard working, local and pretty electronic artists: Kito and Reija Lee!
Photos by Nicole Norelli
while you’re here check out our photos from Southbound