“Vulnerable” reaffirms boundaries, and love languages | 5 Stars

Simone Strauss ushers in the new year with a brand new single, “Vulnerable“. Building on the moment and pace of “Corner“, this new piece is the theme song to love language miscommunication in the era of nostalgia-pop, eliciting similarities between Olivia Rodrigo, Jorja Smith, and Giveon. This bluesy-pop track is an intimate look into toxic […]

“Black Sky” brightens the soul | 5 Shooting Stars

Black Sky is a new release from local talent, Philip La Rosa, and letter of love and solidarity to his parents. Borne from the discovery of a late sister, the song tackles themes of loss, acceptance, hope, and purpose; making it an auditory-twin to the bliss-pop ballad of Paradise. Using dampened drums, and unassuming piano, Black Sky creates a […]

No Longer in the “Corner” | Debut Release by Simone Strauss

New local singer, and songwriter, Simone Strauss, has just debuted her first single “corner” across all major streaming platforms. The project comes after many months producing, but also a few years of self reflection and heart-ache. Described as a therapeutic song, “corner” is a dark-pop journal entry that everyone has written at some point in […]

5 Bright Stars for WAAPA’s 2nd Year Musical Theatre

Bright Star is a real-life story from a collaboration between folk-singer Edie Brickell and comedy actor, Steve Martin. Having worked previously together on the Grammy Award winning Blue Grass album, they took to Broadway with their sound and story – landing on the stage in 2016.  Five years later, Bright Star shines at the Roundhouse Theatre, being performed […]

Are You Ready to Slam? WA Heats Final

Saturday, August 28… the FINAL of the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam, West Australian Heats. And what a month that was. New and old faces, a huge range of content, and of course, slams that make you think, shock you and leave you wondering, what the fuck did I just watch. This time in the MAIN […]

Are You Ready to SLAM? WA Heats Round 3

AND just like that, somehow the heats for the Western Australian heats of the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam are over. Where did that time go? Heat three on August 21 saw a massive 15 poets take a final stab at getting into the final on August 28, once again at FOUR pm. Slamming starts at […]

Are You Ready to SLAM? Round 2

HEAT two on Saturday, August 14 proved to be an even more popular slam (as these heats tend to be!) with 14 slammers hitting the stage. As Tonya said: “People usually get to heat two and go FUCK why didn’t I go in the first heat?” The slams this week dare I say were even […]

Are You Ready to SLAM?

POETRY has won once again in Western Australia with poets hitting the stage for Heat 1 of the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 7.  With mouths ready to spit words full of content set to top anything Perth has seen before – 11 slammers competed in the hopes of making the top three […]

Things are BETTER with Noakesy

Noakesy’s Single Launch at The Sewing RoomAugust 06, 2021 To great success, Gus Noakes aka Noakesy, came out of the wood work last night and delivered an electric debut single launch at the Sewing Room in Perth, Western Australia. Off the stone-streets of Wolf Lane, the emerging artist performed for friends, family, and a growing […]

Koorlangka: Reimagined is the Start of the Indigenous Renaissance

Kick starting the inaugural opening night of the Perth International Cabaret Festival (PICF), showcasing 30 shows and 40 artists, is Koorlangka with Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse. The brainchild of Ali Welburn and Graham Lovelock comes a week-long accolade to great storytelling to cabaret music. “Storytelling, artistic excellence and the celebration of culture will be the beating […]


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