Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

transients 3 low resThe Transients are one of the top two bands in Nova 937’s I Am With The Band competition.

Over the next few weeks Nova will be playing their upcoming single, Mischa, and you can show your support for them by voting for them online. You can vote multiple times and by voting, you could win $5000.

The Transients are giving away via free download, their remix  of Brash and Sassy’s No Milk For You (The Transients’ Thirsty remix). Click here to hit their website and grab the track

You can catch The Transients playing live this Saturday night at the Health after-party at Beck’s Music Box (free entry from 10pm) and at Future Music Festival, Ascot Racecourse on Sunday. They’re opening the main stage so get there early at 12 noon!



Saturday, January 30th, 2010 by John

Health tour Australia for the first time in 2010. Cut & paste will be providing a very special support of Health when they play at at the Becks Music Box, as part of Festival 10, on Sat. Feb 27.

So here’s the line-up:

Catch the American noise band pegged by many as the finest group in the exploding California experimental scene. Having opened for Nine Inch Nails during their 2008 tour, Health continue to stake their territory with pulsating drum lines, raw synth and understated detached vocals. The band’s full-on live performances exude manic energy and devilish mayhem while maintaining total musical control. Think Slowdive having a sugar fit and bringing the audience along for the rush.

Cut & Paste Soundsystem come together with selectors King John Ill, Aarom Wilson, Massive Trav and Anton Maz for a set featuring exclusive remixes and dubs created for the set.

Robert Maszkowski and Béla Inkster dish up everything from pounding gritty bass-lines, to feel-good pop and laidback percussive instrumentals – coming off performances at Summadayze, Good Vibrations and Parklife festivals

The Dub Get Dirty drop a set of improvised dubs with The Community’s Diger Rokwell, yLem, DOS4GW, Paper Chain’s Jam Buck and a drum heavy percussion section. TriplMUM and Mathas take hold of mic duties.

For the first time in over a year, INJURED NINJA will be returning with their infamous highly expanded percussion ensemble of awesomeness – THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH!
Lead by INJURED NINJA Dominic Pearce, The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is an expanded rendition of Injured Ninja songs featuring musicians from Perth acts FRENCH ROCKETS, MILE END and many more – expanding the band to multiple drum kits and 15+ ensemble of additional percussionists. An epic, rhythmically pulsing and intense live experience that is perfectly ripe for the outdoor atmosphere of the PIAF.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:
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Check out some Health vids we found around the Internet to get you all in the mood for what will be one of the biggest parties to EVER hit the Perth International Arts Festival! Health’s track Die Slow [label. Lovepump United] Health live in Paris [2009]


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 by Cassie

Seriously Sound System Line-Up‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas and the fun and funky of Perth congregated in the Hyde Park parklands for a musical celebration of summer. Seriously Sound System – RTR’s festival of local music was on again!

Hundreds basked in the 35 degree heat of the day drinking in the great tunes and the great Coopers served up to chill us out. The afternoon’s entertainment was comprised of RTR jockeys Rex Monsoon, Mama Cass and Sardi riding the decks, a sprinkle of dope rhymes from Mathas and some electro beats by The Transients, Declan and Gonzo.

At 5 o’clock The Brow Horn Orchestra took to the stage. The 9 piece ska/hip hop outfit consisting of percussion, brass, keys and vocals put on an entertaining show, grabbing the audiences’ attention with their fun music and quirky stage presence (which included partial nudity from Rezide ending up in naught but cock jocks). Taking us into the evening was the beat-mastery of Diger Rockwell, Naik and Micah VS Ben Mac.

With only a couple of hours of the night left, energetic twelve piece band Askari Afrobeat Orchestra took to the stage. This talented collective controlled the dance floor with their afro funk party music. Dan Tha Man and Rok Riley fed the vibe with a fun face-off and capping off the night was The Typhoons. The hip hop act teamed up for their last performance together before MC Able relocates to M-Town. Putting in their all, Able, Galaga, Alley and their army of talented musicians pushed out a kick-ass performance while basking in the audiences’ enthusiasm and appreciation.

RTR did it again – SSS hit the festive nail on the head!