Mathas | White Sugar Film Clip

Friday, October 28th, 2011 by John

Mathas White Sugar Still

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!

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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



Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Matt

Cut & Paste Mini-Canvas by Tim & Jean

About the biggest thing to have bounced out of Perth in the last six months or so Tim & Jean chat with the man with the biggest set of ranga-dreads in the media today.

while you’re here check out our photos from Southbound


The Return of DeadWeight // The Bird

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 by John

Shit that starts with B: Beats, Beer, Babes and when you’re talking about DEADWEIGHT! you need mention BASS and THE BIRD

Where:  The Bird
When: 07/01/11

© Beck Mansell. 2011



Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Matt

Security Guard pornby Aaron McCann

Q: How did all the ripped up porn start floating around the media tent?

A: Keep reading…

So it’s 6:28am and the sun has just come up, but because the sun hates us we boil in the tent. TENTS and the SUN don’t mix… EVER!  It’s so unbearable that we leave and decide to go to the beach.

The beach is great in the morning. It wakes you and up gets you ready for the day. I don’t own ANY shorts so I had to borrow some from Chris, who informed me that they looked like shorts from Baywatch. I wanted to run up and down the beach in slow motion, but being in the water was better.

The sleepy little town of Busselton was not so sleepy that day… Well ok, it was but Coles was open and we got a banana then off to the TAB for a beer as it was the only thing open that had beer available.

Back at SOUTHBOUND, into the staff parking and lugging the gear through the crowds of people who just seem to be waking up or arriving from god knows where. We get to the media tent. Charge our phones (oh by the way. Still no good reception down here. It’s insane. WiFi doesn’t even work). Then off to pack up the tent as John shoots some live footage of The Chemist, who were our first interview of the day.

Backstage, after the struggle with security to get in… AGAIN, we do our interview with The Chemist, I don’t have headphone and can’t hear shit. There is a camera problem and cards need to be changed… all really boring and you don’t need to hear about this… It’s still fucking hot!

In between interviews I get a text from a friend saying:

Quote of the festival from some young girl: “Why are their two Australian flags and one Japanese flag”… The Japanese Flag she was referring to was the Aboriginal flag … I Almost fell over laughing. Are fucking kids these days THAT dumb? Yes, yes they are. Sure I’ve mistaken flags before. Most people have. It’s easy to mix up the Australian and New Zealand flag or the Holland and French Flags. But the Japanese Flag and the Aboriginal Flag? C’mon! I’m sorry but the girl who originally said that; Retard, from an uneducated and racially sterile background. Idiot!

Back to the interviews: We shot Tim & Jean followed by Grace Woodroofe (to whom I said “have a good show, even though she’d already played… felt like a fool, but beer made that feeling go away quick) followed by Tame Impala. All interviews went well but I didn’t get a chance to see Sleigh Bells. But at that stage it didn’t matter. It was just Far too fucking hot to move and I preferred just sitting in the shade drinking free soft drinks. Ahhhhh refreshing…

Back to the media tent and caught the last half of Paul Kelly. He had a massive crowd, both young and old. The kids and the olds love him. Plus the man has simply amazing songs, so it was good that I got to see him for a bit.


The Mystery of the Torn Porn.

Pages and pages of torn hardcore porn are scattered around the media tent and a few questions come to mind.

1) Who buys Porn mags anymore? We have the internet, we’re all tech savvy, why would we need a still pic when we can latterly type anything our hearts desire into a search engine and we’ll have it there.

2) Who in the Media would bring Porn? No one was the answer but there was an even split between guys and girls in the tent, all of us working our asses off and none of us with the time on our hands to bat one out in between sets.

Answer: Maybe security? I donno, there was speculation, and upon further investigation there were more torn pages in the porta-loo behind the Media tent than scattered throughout, but the mystery will live on.

That was our two days. We left right after Tame Impala and didn’t stay for the Klaxons or A-Track. We all just wanted to go home and have a real shower.

SOUTHBOUND this year wasn’t my favourite. The National made it worthwhile but the line-up was all over the place. The crowds seemed thin here and there and the heat made it ridiculous. As always the organisation was great and we had access to lots of things the average punter doesn’t which is great to share with you all, but there was only one band I saw that stood out and the other I saw was ok, and it was too fucking hot to see the last one I wanted to see. I had fun, I always do but being so close to the new year and so close to BREAKFEST was maybe not the best move this year for SOUTHBOUND 2011. All in all though the punters will decide if they enjoyed it or not.

This isn’t a review, just an opinion on what happened and how. Take it or leave it.

Read the First Part of AAron’s adventures

See Court Macah’s Band photos

Read Chris Callan’s take on the Southbound experience

See Court Maccah’s photos of the crowd and other wild animals



Monday, October 11th, 2010 by Matt

CP10_FacebookImageOneAfter nearly five years as Perth’s most important independent cross platform street publication Cut & Paste is about to crack double figures and release Cut & Paste DVD Issue 10.

We always launch with a party and this time around we have something extra special in the works: A Micro-Festival held in the newly renovated and reopened Bakery on Saturday December 11 2010.



Friday, July 2nd, 2010 by John


The Hideout is a new collaborative effort between ourselves and some of fine folk from within the local industry – Think Twice, The Community, Flowlab and Analogue Agency. Launching tonight, Friday July  2, The Hideout is a free weekly night with a hip-hop flavour, embracing the local hip-hop community allowing hip-hop artists to showcase their music and bringing together local producers, emcess and DJs.

Opening night at The Hideout starts things off in style with local wordsmith and barefoot rapper (*note due to Leederville Hotel policy he will in fact be wearing shoes) Mathas. Cue shoe segue , as they are most likely the kicks of cam-indo-hip-psych-hop sheik and The Community’s other founder Diger Rokwell with something new, something borrowed and something blue. Resident DJ Arms In Motion will have his Torq in full effect with – you guessed it – hip-hop from all eras alongside the silent but violent DJ Silence who kicks off the madness from 8pm.


WHAT: The Hideout Opening Night

WHEN: TONIGHT that’s Friday July 2 from 8:00pm

WHERE: Downstairs at the Leederville


Arms In Motion 11:30-12:00

Mathas 11:00-11:30

Arms In Motion 10:30-11:00

Marksman 10:00-10:30

Arms In Motion 9:30-10:00

Diger Rokwell 9:00-9:30

DJ Silence 8:00-9:00

Opening night at The Hideout brings some of Perth’s premier emcee, DJ and producer talent. Local underground hip hop heavyweight and co-founder of local crew The Community, Mathas will headline with a set of live raps. Showcasing some new tunes and some old tunes will be The Community’s other founder, radio show host and psych-hop mysterio Diger Rokwell. Resident DJ Arms In Motion will be in full effect spinning a selection of hip hop from all eras as will guest DJ Silence who will kick off the madness Others to feature in the first few weeks include Taku, Naik, emcess Delirious and Coin and DJ Zeke
The Hideout is a collaborative effort between Think Twice, Cut & Paste, The Community, Flowlab and Analogue Agency. The Hideout is there every Friday and free to get in, with a strong rotation of producers, emcess and DJs. It’s about offering a regular weekly night for people to enjoy quality music from a range of local artists and is about embracing the local hip-hop community allowing hip-hop artists to showcase their music. The Hideout embraces producers, emcess and DJs in equal proportions every night.


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by John
The boys behind Think Twice launched the first ‘Mass Appeal’ last Friday, at The Manor.
Mass Appeal showcases 90s hip-hop – vinyl, breakdancing and solid tunes. Kicking things into action was 3x WA DMC Champion – DJ Junior, with an old-school five minute trick set. Check out his chops…
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If you wanna be down with Mass Appeal hit ‘em on Facebook



Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by John

My Photos | my last time on stage with QOTSA (Perth Australia 2004) | Nick Oliveri aka Rex EverythingNick Oliveri is back in the country for some recording and pre production work for the forthcoming Mondo Generator release and tour which kicks off in late May, Nick will take some time out to play select shows in Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne. With his shows in Melbourne and Wollongong both selling out and a last minute change of venue due to the closure of the Hopetoun in Sydney on the last tour, Nick has decided to return to the three cities to give the people that missed his show last time a chance to catch him in intimate, solo mode.

Last October Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of The Stone Age) was in Perth as he kicked off his solo world tour in support of his album ‘Death Acoustic’. Cut & Paste’s own Matt Hogan caught up with Nick for a chat and talks about the solo tour, supporting AC/DC and Nick’s new favourite Perth band Extortion. The full interview appears on Cut & Paste: Issue Nine, released on DVD and online via iTunes from Friday April 30, 2010.

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Nick Oliveri will play :

Wednesday March 24th
The Wall, Sydney (345 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt)
with Blackie (The Hard Ons)
Tickets on sale from Wednesday March 10th at Moshtix, Go Book Em, Q Jump and Oztix outlets.

Thursday March 25th
Harp Hotel, Wollongong (124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong)
with Blackie (The Hard Ons)
Tickets on sale from Wednesday March 10th at Q Jump, Oztix outlets.

Wednesday March 31st
Birmingham Hotel, Melbourne (333 Smith St, Fitzroy)
with special guests
Tickets on sale from Wednesday March 10th at Q Jum, Oztix outlets.

Nick Oliveri ‘Death Acoustic’ is out now on Impedance Records through Stomp.


Future Music Festival 2010

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

EOTSFuture Music Festival was the place to be this Sunday past. For the last long weekend of summer (and summer festivals) it was an a beautiful day at Ascot Racecourse.

Though it was 1.4 kilometres ‘tween some stages, the layout of Future gave opportunity for 29,000 people enough space and plenty of shade, with idyllic hideaways and full moons, team it with a whirl on the Ranger and a skate at Silent Disco, these kids looked happier than pigs in mud.  However it wasn’t until the sun started it’s descent and took the heat off with the breeze, that the party really started.

All bets were on The Prodigy being the best for a Future headline act but I must admit David Guetta was the DJ that got the crowd into that golden summer festival state. Franz Ferdinand seemed kind of out of place, but regardless of that are always fun to watch. Poor ol’ Empire of The Sun were pushed right down the very end of the track and considering Steele’s stage show, totally deserved a bigger, perhaps more central stage. Personal highlights?  Spank Rock and Booka Shade.



Thursday, February 25th, 2010 by John

Cut & Paste’s David Ferrier also drops into Ebony and Ivory, this time for a cut & colour. Although David appears a tad nervous at the beginning he was pretty happy with the final result and spent the rest of the day showing it off!

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 by John

John Macliver from Cut & Paste drops into Ebony and Ivory on Barrack St. for his appointment with Haircuts by Children. Big ups to Saige from Roseworth Primary School for his amazing use of colours and shape for John’s final do.

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Irvine Welsh, Cottonmouth and Katherine Dorrington//PERTH WRITERS FESTIVAL

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

Katherine Dorrington, program manager for the Perth Writers Festival takes us through a couple of highlights from this year’s “literary long weekend”.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

It seemed that everyone who saw Pivot play at Beck’s Music Box last week came away discussing whether or not they liked the inclusion of vocals on some of the new material. In this interview Dave Miller and Richard Pike talk about how singing entered organically into the Pivot sound while they were working on their new album, which will be the band’s third, even though the album itself is still without a title.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

Cut & Paste talk to Trond Fausa Aurvag and Solfrid Glesnes about the daily rituals of coffee consumption and what happens when a teabag is found… or do they?

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by John

Cut & Paste talks to Dina Dodina, director of the world renowned Maly Drama Theatre, who discusses the story behind Life and Fate and the audience reactions to it’s performance in Europe. This interview contains ‘exclusive’ footage from the dress rehearsal of Life and Fate from His Majesty’s Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 by John

In this grab from our interview with Ian McDiarmid, the ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ star discusses the significance of Rupert Goold to a UK theatre industry that is struggling.

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Monday, February 8th, 2010 by Megs

Starring Karina Smulders, Waldemar Torenstra, Anna Drijver, Pleuni Touw, Petra Laseur, Rutger Hauer

Directed by Ben Sombogaart (’Crusade in Jeans’, ‘Pluk van de petteflet’)

Written by Marieke van der Pol

Click here to view the trailer

Click here for session and booking info

Based on the air race from London to Christchurch in 1953 Bride Flight, so named because it’s passengers were mainly young brides following their fiancés across the world in the search of a new life, is the story of three young women, Esther, Marjorie and Ada and one man, Frank, who meet in the air at the beginning of their post-war journey to a foreign land.

It is a tragedy fifty years after the air race itself that provides a structure for the story as historical and contemporary circumstances are intertwined in a beautifully told love story that is exquisitely complimented by New Zealand’s magnificent countryside.

Interspersed with archival footage from the air race, the film explores themes of friendship, family obligations, loss and of course the thread that runs through them all: Love. The contrast between the New Zealanders’ laid back attitude epitomized be lines like “only snobs use the front door” and the somewhat tightly wound Dutchmen and women is endearing and the slow shift from entirely Dutch speaking with English subtitles to mainly English dialogue lends a subtle authenticity to the story’s timeline.

The acting is fantastically believable, the casting very clever with the elder Esther, Marjorie and Ada all bearing a striking resemblance to their much younger counterparts. There is a rather slow build but the shifting story telling from one woman to the next maintains interest in the unfolding tale.

Winner of the Best International Co-production during the Luxembourg Film Awards 2008 this character driven drama is simply lovely.



Monday, February 8th, 2010 by Dave

by: David Ferrier @davidferia


I just got back from the matinee performance of Les Sept Planches De La Ruse, and i’m still struggling to come to terms with what i just saw. I say that in a good way of course, i’m not coming to terms with what i just saw in the way i would if i had just witnessed a baby seal being clubbed, i mean it in the way that Les Sept was unlike anything i’ve ever seen before.

I went into it not knowing anything about the show. I’m still not convinced that’s the best thing to do even though i know it will mean i have no expectations or preconceived notions of what i’m about to see, but in situations like that, i’m always afraid i’m going to miss some really important piece of symbolism or something (which i did) and this show is high on the symbolic ladder.

Ok, il keep this brief and to the point.

Les Sept is show combing human movement with the use of props (big triangles, rectangles and a parallelogram) and is a collaboration between French visual artist/aesthetic genius and members of the Beijing Opera actors from Dalin, China.

The show starts with the seven planches together forming one big rectangle stage where a sole Chinese violinist plays. From there the cast of around 13 people emerged and over the next hour and 20 minutes blew away the audience with the inventive visual story where the ’seven boards of skill’ were pushed and moved and elevated all around the stage into various athletically pleasing places with the performers climbing and balancing on, over and under them.

Highlights for me were definitely the acrobatic elements of the show, they were brief and sparsely appeared throughout the show but they were thrilling. I’m a 12-year-old at heart so the moment’s when a dude dip a big ol’ flip off one of the shapes and the brief moments of styalised combat tapped into the excitement i feel watching Police Story (Jackie Chan at his peak).

I know that’s such a shallow part of the heavily metaphorically show to write about, if you asked one of the several kids in the audience to write about the show i think that’s what they’d mention too.

It would be criminal not to mention the symbolism. I loved it. I loved the way the large pieces were moved, making them into imposing forces on stage and used to tell the various stories of the show. The thing with symbolism like that, in this shows like this is that I think the meaning of what’s being shown on stage is up for interpretation from the audience. For me, I saw mountains, cities and chases along with extraordinary acts of balancing. Whether i’m took the meaning that was intended is, i think, unimportant. It’s inevitable that everyone will read what’s being performed differently.

In short, Sept Planches gets sept thumbs up for it’s creativity and its mind blowing combination of movement, acrobatics and giant props.

The end.

SO, Not sure if my word is worth a cent? Are you saying to yourself, ‘who does he think he is? Taking up precious internet space writing about a show HE thinks is good! Probably doesn’t know a thing about theatre!’ Well, your sort of right. I have no authority to be writing about what’s a good show or not, the only reason i am is because John lets me. So go and see the show yourself, because while some of the nuances of the Les Sept may elude some people like me, its a show that i guarantee you will enjoy purely for its aesthetic and acrobatic appeal if nothing else. Go on, get a ticket. You won’t regret it. Unless you get mugged on the way to the Regal or something. That wouldn’t be nice.

The end… again.

Ps there’s a typo in the program! OMG! … is it hypocritical of me to point out things like that when my bad grammar is the bane of my existence? Yes it is.. I spelt ‘Sidious’ wrong last time.

Oh well. I know the difference between to, too and two and you, your and you’re. That’s got to count for something.


Ok, this is the real end.



Monday, February 8th, 2010 by Dave

Paul Ikin

My art is… at times illustrative and at others very painterly. Images are created based on impulse and the emotional state I’m in, and reflected on once completed. I rarely have answers for my art, they just are and I need to get them out of my mind/system. Some days I want to draw a portrait, some days I’ll paint a couple in a fight…I’m not locking myself into anything. But I have a style I seem to carry on, no matter what I do.

I use… Bloxx oil paint on Japanese Ash wood panels that I either box frame or put under glass. I like wood as its resistant to damage (me putting my foot through it), natural grain backgrounds and its natural warm texture. I’m a big fan of canvases -bigger the better. But I hate how careful you have to be around them. For my everyday roughs I use plain brown paper or large sheets of butchers paper, I love that stuff. For fine drawings I’ll use any 300gsm Watercolour paper.

When I work I… listen to music and usually zone out for the majority of the creative process. Usually I listen to soundtracks/soundscapes to movies eg. Solaris or a complete opposite like Sonic Youth/ Mogwai. Or I’ll have a movie playing in the background, it helps me switch on to the art process if there’s something else going on.

I live in Melbourne because… if you’re a creative person, Melbourne will take care of you. Surrounded by a huge variety of artist theres always something going on or someone to meet thats like-minded. The food is cheap and variety, coffee is golden, ride anywhere worth going or tram it, pub on every corner and the freedom to be whoever you want without prejudice.

Over the next year I… Recently moved into a new studio space in the iconic Melbourne Central Complex with around 10 other creative artists and I’ll be exhibiting throughout the year. At the same time I will also be working on finishing my first novel (Young Adults Fiction) and start illustrating the characters in watercolour and pencil. (like a Wind in the Willows book)

I think that… life is too confusing to not be creative.

Click here to visit Paul’s website



Friday, January 29th, 2010 by John


Our friends at the Mixtape Gallery present Give Way a new group show featuring seven talented artists from around Australia. Featuring Paul Ikin, Kate-Anna Williams, Sam Knest, Daevid Anderson, Kareena Zerefos, Sean Morris, Natasha Sim.

Give Way opens tonight at 7pm with tasty tipples from The National Handbag’s Ginger Beer. Make sure you pick up your copy of the latest Zine from Sam Knest, ‘The Lonesome Crowded West / Colouring Book’ available one night only, exclusive to Mixtape.

Give Way runs from Jan 29 – Feb 21, 2010. So if you can’t make it down tonight make sure you check it out sometime later!

All the info you need is here