P!NK Kicks off Aussie Tour in Perth!

Pop Superstar P!NK cracked off her Beautiful Trauma World Tour in Perth Last night, making it 5 years since she’s been back home! We have adopted P!NK as one of our own!

P!NK  (Alecia Moore) brought a show stopping high voltage musical extravaganza wearing an amazing black sequin jumpsuit hanging from a lantern style trapeze singing her 2001 hit “Let’s get the Party Started”.

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The action packed 2 hour spectacular started with all of her hit songs that made the fans roar with delight at the fully packed Perth Arena. P!NK played tribute to her 1990’s influences such as a cover of No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” mashed up with her Funhouse track and a full rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells like Teen Spirit”.

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The singer will spend 2 months in Down Under playing at 35 Arena dates for the Beautiful Trauma World Tour. During her time in Perth she will entertain to more than 60,000 die hard fans..

P!NK , you are amazing we love you to pieces your an amazing role model to many and such a fantastic entertainer my heart has turned PINK!!!!!

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Is Humility as Sunny as it Sounds?

“Calling the world from isolation”, The Gorillaz dropped a hot summery track, with an accompanying music vid on May 31. ‘Humility’ was released in order to tease The Gorillaz’ new album ‘The Now Now’ which is set to release one the 29th of June. The song itself carries a very beachy vibe throughout, it also features The Gorillaz’ trademark synth sound, some uplifting guitar riffs along with some vocals from 2D, something the fans felt ‘Humanz’ sorely lacked. All these pieces come together to prove that The Gorrilaz are at their strongest when they leave the darkness at the doorstep and get uplifting and trippy. However, while the song is undoubtedly upbeat, the lyrics themselves might tell another story.

Some backstory before we dive into that; before the songs release, the bands founder and bassist, Murdoc Niccals was arrested and thrown in prison for smuggling. He has since been replaced by former powerpuff girls villan and leader of the Gangreen gang, Ace. It is unclear how he came to join the group though it is known that he and the bands guitarist, Noodle are good friends. green.jpg

The main vocalist and the star of the video, 2D has had a long and troubled history with Murdoc, so you’d expect him to say something about his bandmate, but he hasn’t, at least not on record. 2Ds appearance in the video for ‘Humility’ has lead people to believe that 2D is happy with Murdoc out of the picture, however the lyrics make 2D look as though he’s torn between feeling free without Murdoc, and with the isolation of being in the band without him. this can be found in the first verse of the song.

“Calling the world from isolation
‘Cause right now, that’s the ball where we be chained
And if you’re coming back to find me
You’d better have good aim..” 

Here 2D seems liberated, almost cocky at the fact that Murdoc is beyond reach ‘…if youre coming back to find me, you’d better have good aim..’ however, the very next line tells a different story:

“Shoot it true
I need you in the picture
That’s why I’m calling you..”

It looks like 2D is pleading for Murdoc to try to come back to “shoot it true”. He even says outright that he needs Murdoc “in the picture” and that he is calling out to Murdoc. this continues into the chorus:

“I’m the lonely twin, the left hand
Reset myself and get back on track…”

He is battling with himself, debating wether or not he should miss Murdoc or if he should reset himself and “get back on track”. Then he decides:

“I don’t want this isolation
See the state I’m in now?”

2D says this at the point in the video where he looks his absolute happiest “See the state i’m in now?” this is a warning, this happiness isn’t real its a front that 2D is putting up, probably for the sake of the rest of the band, but deep down, 2D is broken, he misses Murdoc deeply. even though 2D wants so badly to be free from him, he needs Murdoc. Its understandable seeing as theyve been making music together for nineteen years. Before Noodle, before Russel it was just 2D and Murdoc. and now they’ve been separated, seemingly for good.  Now all 2D can do is make music, not only to express these feelings, but in an attempt to call Murdoc…out of isolation.

The Presets Live At Metropolis Fremantle

There’s nothing like spending your hump day listening to live music, and that’s exactly what a small portion of Perth got to do last night. Iconic Australian electric music duo, The Presets came to Metropolis Fremantle last night to promote their latest album
“Hi Viz”. Arriving at the venue there was a mix of faces, young and old, but all with looks of eager anticipation to see the Aussie legends. The night started with opening acts Kult Kyss and Roland Tings, playing similar music to one another, but both seemed to get the crowd excited for the exciting night that was yet to come.

The wait between sets seemed to be a long one as we all waited for the boys we came to see, but it turned out to be worth the wait as they finally graced the stage, being welcomed with a roar of cheering. Lead singer Julian Hamilton was welcomed on stage first, followed by drummer Kim Moyes. Dressed in white overalls paired with a bright orange wig, Moyes out dressed his peer but their stage presence out shun the crowd pleasing costume. ‘Talk Like That’ was the song that opened their almost two hour set and had the crowd hooked from the very beginning. It was the perfect song to start the night to say the least. The combination of bass, smoke, cheers and fist pumps filled the room for the next hour and a half, the excitement quickly spread throughout the venue, even the security looked to be having a good time.

As far as crowd interaction goes The Presets were successful in keeping the high energy going with Hamilton talking to the crowd and Moyes dancing across the stage in sync with the bass drops and continued to hype up the crowd the entire night.  The crowd pleasers managed to unite the crowd, mixed with old fans and new with their music from their debut album to their latest, Hi Viz. “Downtown Shutdown” was a fan favorite, from the newly released album, as the mosh seemed to enjoy a little too much as there were people sitting on shoulders and excited screams echoed throughout the building, almost resembling a festival mosh pit, but most certainly mirroring a festival atmosphere.

It was clear that everyone in the room wanted to be there, from a middle aged couple having a dance off with several younger crowd goers, to the highly intoxicated middle aged man trying to get into the venue at the beginning of the night, but of course being refused entry. The good vibes and excited energy lasted right until the final song, with the crowd demanding an encore and finishing the night with smiles. Good energy and laughter filled the streets of Fremantle after the gig with fans still talking about what they just saw, talking about their favourite songs the band played. One pair were disappointed that the band didn’t pay their favourite song, but were still pleased with the nights outcome.

All in all the night was a great success for the band and the crowd, leaving nobody disappointed, except maybe the guy at the start of the night being refused entry, but you cant please everyone. Here’s hoping the rest of the Australian tour is a great success and if The Presets were to bring out another album Perth would welcome them with open arms, but hopefully with a larger venue next time.

Urban Grit replaced by Outback dust….

Baker Boy

Baker Boy recently was a support act for a close friend of his , Dallas Woods, at the Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney,  June 9th.

Danzal Baker, aka Baker Boy, warmed up the room with passion, honesty and a whole lot of heart which got the room pumping.

Aussie Hip Hop may have had a bad rap in the past but Baker Boy made it different with his mesmerizing choreographed dance moves to Mr La Di Da Di which got the crowd jumping! The Triple J favourite ( No17 in the most recent hottest 100) is destined to become a classic to his own right.

He is yet to release his debut album but I swear this guy is going to be HUGE!!!!