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INTERVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – March 2017

INTERVIEW: DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS – March 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Western Australian legend Dave Warner – The Boy From Bicton – releases When, his first album in 25 years this week – and the first in 35 years as Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs – with two special home-coming shows alongside Mental As […]

NEWS: ANDY SUMMERS TRIBOLUMINESCENCE SET TO DROP MARCH 24

March 6, 2017 — Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning artist ANDY SUMMERS rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning, multi-million-selling rock band The Police, recognized as the most successful and critically acclaimed group of the era. SUMMERS’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity, creating a […]

MAVERICK RELEASE LEAD SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM FIREBIRD

MAVERICK RELEASE LEAD SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM FIREBIRD Maverick is a custom built hot-rod of a boogie blues band, all chrome and denim and whiskey breath hailing from the space between the ocean and the desert in Perth, Western Australia. Featuring the dual guitars of Craig Jovanovich and Mark DeVattimo, Simon Hallett’s driving bass and […]

2016’s GREATEST HITS – Shane’s Annual Roundup

2016’s GREATEST HITS By Shane Pinnegar It’s impossible to listen to every new album, EP and single that we’d like to each year, much less write carefully considered reviews about them. The same goes for every movie, book, theatre event and live gig that catches our eye – there’s only so much time and money […]

Steph’s 2016 in books: The Good, the Bad, and the DNF!

Steph’s 2016 in books: The Good, the Bad, and the DNF! Often this year, it felt as though I was going through a rather bad book slump. There were a lot of books it was just too hard to get into, and so it seemed there were a lot more in titles in the middle “meh” area […]

Natalie’s Top 5 Reads for 2016

At the start of 2016 I resolved to read more. I stopped listening to music and zoning out on public transport and decided I would always carry a book around in my handbag. Suffice it to say I achieved this resolution and this was largely thanks to receiving a number of free books from competitions and […]


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  • INTERVIEW: ANTHONY ALBANESE MP – Record Store Day Australia Ambassador – April 2017

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  • INTERVIEW: Eric Gales - March 2017

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  • INTERVIEW: CHRIS GIBBS, The Transmission & Graphic Fiction Heroes – April 2017

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