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Sugar Army – Hooks for Hands

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 by John

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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.

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Jim Sclavunos and his Faustian Pact

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by John

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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.

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Pippa McManus || Seeing Double Illustrations

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 by John

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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.

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SHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT’S A SECRET!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 by Matt

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WAMi 2011 // THE PICK OF THE WEST

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by John

WAMi Logo 2011We 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).

You can download a full WAMI Festival program from here.
Like WAM on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter and join the Festival noise at the hashtag #WAMi11

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.

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SLIP DOWN THE ALLEYWAY // CHRIS GOES TO LANEWAY

Monday, February 21st, 2011 by Chris

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Cultural Centre, Northbridge.
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By Chris Wheeldon

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.

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SOUTHBOUND // TIM & JEAN WITH AAROM WILSON

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Matt

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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.

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while you’re here check out our photos from Southbound

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SOUTHBOUND // TAME IMPALA WITH AAROM WILSON

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 by John

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The Dreadlocked Sensei from Drum Media Perth sits down for a beer with Kevin and  Jay from Tame Impala…they talk about venn diagrams and music

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It’s not all Rock stars and Beers at these festivals you know. Read about Chris Callan’s run in with an angry sailor here.

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SOUTHBOUND // GRACE WOODROOFE WITH AAROM WILSON

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 by Matt

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Discovered at the age of 16 by some bloke from Perth called Heath Something-or-Other who whisked her off to Los Angeles to make an album, Grace Woodroofe has had a charmed journey. So what could be better than a conversation between her and the endlessly charming Mr Aarom Wilson?

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While you’re here, read Aaron McCann’s behind the scenes Soutbound adventures

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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

What: DEADWEIGHT!
Where:  The Bird
When: 07/01/11

© Beck Mansell. 2011

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Festival Fashion // Beaufort St Festival

Monday, November 29th, 2010 by liv

IMG_3212The pedestrians took over Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, on Saturday November 27 for the first Beaufort Street Festival. Each side street had something going on and there were people everywhere. It was great to see so many people out and about, soaking up the sunshine, music and atmosphere.

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The Community // Triple Play

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by Matt

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DAY OF THE THREAD // T-SHIRTS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T EAT BRAINS

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 by John

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Kate and Leslie, the team behind Day of the Thread, have been quietly hoarding away exquisite drawings, all the while planning to hand print the finest they could find onto organic cotton tees. From a collection of more than 100 the pair have selected a final set of seven designs which will be produced in strictly limited runs of thirty prints only.

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BEATMAKER X FILMMAKER // THE SWINDLE

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by John

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The time has come for the Cut & Paste and Paper Chain Beatmaker X Filmmaker challenge… Perth’s first cross media music collab where local beatmakers and filmmakers are paired up, set free with $30, a video camera and the creative juices they were born with.
Over the course of the day the beatmakers will be diggin for records/cds/cassettes/anything with a sound bite, while the process in recorded live. Then they head into the studio to create what they can with the selected booty!

So here’s the deal:

1. All participants meet up at The Bird at 9am (that’s right in the morning)

2. Beatmaker and Filmmaker names are thrown into a hat and paired up

3. Take your $30 (That’s $15 p/Beatmaker) and find your samples

4. Make the beat, Film the process

5. The beats will be showcased at The Bakery over beers and a BBQ the next day

The following week, as part of the second 3ON3 ASPHALT COMP the local filmmakers will screen the results of the Beatmaker X Filmmaker challenge on the big screen in the Bakery courtyard.

We still have a couple of last minute filmmakers spots available, so if you are keen and are free tomorrow morning throw the Paper Chain boys an email the here.

The beats will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD from the PAPER CHAIN website as well as the shorts on all interweb platforms.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER // THE BLUEJAYS LIVE AT THE BIRD

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 by Matt

TheBluejaysWHAT: The Bluejays with Nathan J

WHERE: The Bird, Northbridge

WHEN: 23/09/10

Occasionally Perth bands go to Melbourne, never to return. For a Thursday night down in Northbridge it was a treat to see, now ex-Perth band, The Bluejays tear the roof off The Bird.

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BEAT MAKER X FILM MAKER // 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE A BEAT

Monday, September 20th, 2010 by John

BeatMakerXFilmMakerCut & Paste are teaming up with Paper Chain to pair together beatmakers and filmmakers…

Basically we wanna get beat makers together, pair them up (drawn from a hat) and send them out for the day (bring $15 each so you have a total of $30 to spend) diggin for records/cds/cassettes/anything that can be used to make some beats….depending on how many people are in will determine how many beats are required to be made in this experiment. Then between your selves sort out who’s studio ya wanna go to and make the music. If this sounds like something you would be keen to be a part of then follow the actions below and get in touch.

To also make this a collaboration between artists and media, we will be sending a film crew with each pair to document the whole thing. which also puts the call out towards film makers of any kind that would wanna be apart of this mass collab of ideas and styles.

So for now, we just want to know how would be in to get an idea for heads and availablity. Which brings me to when it will be on….SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD….MEETING GROUND TBA.

To give you a really good idea of how this might work check out Dublab’s Secondhand Sureshots

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Stuff to remember:

Beatmakers need to bring $15 on the day.

Pairings will be made up on the day

Film makers to have there own equipment

The films will be put in the viewing room at the bakery the following week while the 3 on 3 comp is on….so peeps can head in a have a watch

So for now, we just want to know how would be in to get an idea for heads and availablity. Which brings me to when it will be on….SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD….MEETING GROUND TBA.

The next day will be the Sunday evening that will showcase what all the beat makers had done the day before, in a presentation at The Bakery Complex, along with djs. so keep SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER Free aswell.

YOU NEED THIS –>Beat Maker X Film Maker Entry form (doc)

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POPSICLE // DESIGNER CONVERSATIONS

Monday, September 20th, 2010 by Matt

img_2836-1Popsicle is a pop up shop and fashion event that happens each during the Perth Fashion Festival. We interviewed the designers then put all those interviews right here so you can gorge yourself on local Western Australian designers and their stylish wares.

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SEMIBAKED // HOOK US UP

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by Matt

SEMI_Perm_2010_posterThanks to our friends at Semi- Permanent and Artrage we are able to offer you guys special discounted tickets to this year’s Semi-Permanent Perth event. September 24 at the freshly jazzed up Bakery will be the venue for the event. Tickets are normally $55 but not for you, our dear friends, oh no, for you they’re just $40!
As we’re sure you all know Semi-Permanent is a world-renowned design & creative conference, bringing international and national speakers together for a day of creative conversation and inspiration.

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BREAKFAST WITH BARR AT THE ART GALLERY // RADIOTHON ON

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by Matt

Radiothon 2010The man frequently mistaken for a rooster, not for his bright plumage but rather for his penchant for being awake at stupidly early times in the morning will be outside of the comfort of the RTR FM studio and instead at Caffissimo at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

That’s right Breakfast with Barr this Friday will be special Outdoor Broadcast to open Radiothon for 2010.

The action begins at 6am when the barista makes me my first of fifteen coffees for the day and you are invited to come down, wake up and hang out with Barr and special guests like Shane Adamczak who’ll be chatting and offering up a song from his Long Songs for Future Girl…stage show which is bound to give you something else to laugh at other than the site of Cut & Paste crew zombieing about and crashing into the furniture while we’re filming.

If you’re hungry guest Chef Luke Bolton might just throw some breakfast in your face while he’s there as well, then of course there’s more music with Southbound-bound Split Seconds and WAMI winners The Brow Horn Orchestra.

By the time sun comes and other people are well and truly on their way to their normal jobs Josh Thomas, comedian and  panel star of TAYG will be making an appearance.

This is the opening event for Radiothon 2010 so if you’re not an RTR subscriber here’s your best opportunity of the year to correct this situation, have fun see some bands and get breakfast and coffee instead of drunk and sleepy.

We hope to see lot’s of you Cut & Paste kids there!

WHAT: RTRFM Radiothon Outside Broadcast Launch

WHERE: Caffissimo, Art gallery of W.A

WHEN: 6am-till 9am, Friday 20th August, 2010

FACEBOOK: Check the Facebook event here

WEB: Check the event details on RTR’s website

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WHEN ITS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT // YOUR SMALLEST ART

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 by Matt

Sky_Croeser_WebYour Smallest Art is a project started by local academic, artist, musician and agent provocateur Sky Croeser. Instead of battling through the conventional paths to find funding for big projects or bearing all the costs alone just to get something produced local artists can now see their little ideas emerge through a series of tiny grants and call outs for projects like sticker art and Crochet bombing. Its street art-alternative street art. Sky dropped by the Cut & Paste bus shelter and tried to explain it all to me…

C&P: How long has Your Smallest Art been going?

SC: Started recently, a number of projects are in development but none have reached completion yet.

C&P: Is it street art?

SC: Yes, but its not limited because we’re interested in people exploring anything that delights them.

C&P: IS the project run just by you or do you have a team?

SC: It’s the nice thing about the internet because you can put ideas out there and then see if people want to take them up. I’ve tried to structure it in a way that is very horizontal and easy to participate. There’s space for it to grow and more people to get on board.

People have been enthusiastic about it even people who normally wouldn’t be involved in public art wanting to take part, people like to be asked personally so there’s an interesting crossover between our internet “networks” and the skill sharing that comes from an interpersonal relationships.

C&P: What was the lightbulb moment?

SC: I’d heard about a similar thing a couple of years ago and the idea was in the back of my head and then I had a spare half hour with internet access and then asked my friends if it was too dorky, they said it was, but it’s my kind of dorky.

Its better to do something small and dorky rather than  doing nothing because you believe that you have to be perfect before you start; like playing in a band, you’ll learn as you go.

C&P: I read this on Your Smallest Art’s Blog “being given money to do something is a signal that someone else values our skills. It shifts our sense of what it is we’re doing, even if the amount that changes hands is tiny.” Would you like to add anything to this idea?

CS: We live in a world where money is the primary signifier of value and we tend to draw the line between hobby and work according to what we get paid for, so a part of the idea of this project is to incorporate the idea of being an artist into people’s lives by paying them to do it, not a lot of money but just enough to destabilize the idea that you have to be perfect and amazing to be an artist, not everyone can create heart stopping art but everyone can do something.

C&P: People can find Your Smallest Art on Facebook?

CS: It’s a group that anyone can join, encourages people to see themselves involved in the whole process, anyone can do any of that; being a funder, artist and critic, visitor or audience.

C&P: What projects are currently happening through Your Smallest Art?

CS: There are three $20 grants available for Creative greening, which means guerilla gardening, moss graffiti or something totally new? We’re also encouraging people to see the process of writing funding applications as performance art, for more information people can look at either the Facebook Group or the blog.

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