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Get ready to empty those dodgy Bali Louis Vuitton wallets folks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the big names in music are a-cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly even dropped an inch of sodden melancholia and already sunny news is pouring through the shutters of the summer of music that will be. Yes, we know you have heard this all before. Since the death knell of the CD sounded â&#x20AC;&#x201C; god rest its plastic soul â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the entire music industry has been hitching a ride on the last major revenue stream left to artists and their business groupies: the good old fashioned concert. Even the recent global economic bellyflop couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stall the growth of majorleague shows pouring through the exit door at Perth airport. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trend that shows no sign of easing, as boutique promoters jostle up amongst the big boys to seek their fortuneâ&#x20AC;Ś or failure. For not all can win â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with an over saturation of top tier international tours, WA punters have many difficult financial decisions to make in the months ahead. Will you choose

to take it easy with West Coast smooth riders The Eagles? Then again, if smoothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your thang then how can you look past the ultra creamy trio of America, Chicago and butter-fingers Peter Frampton. If you prefer your peanut butter a little crunchier then you can always get your fix of bad (hair) medicine with New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclenext-door Bon Jovi. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour announcements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as much as a passing thought of Powderfinger, Metallica, Leonard Cohen, Jack Johnson, Muse and Roxy Music and the great flood shall be unleashed (megalitres of drool from credit card companies). And we shanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak of the major summer festivals yet, unless you have Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VOIP number on speed dial. I think we can all empathise with Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Westpac bank robber, who heisted the Northbridge branch by handing the teller a piece of paper that simply read: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can blame Roxy Music and Engelbert Humperdinck for this one.â&#x20AC;? Roll on summer, roll on. _JULIAN TOMPKIN

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Birds Of Tokyo

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Mega successful local lads Birds Of Tokyo are back home at the beginning of October for their self-titled album tour. The guys have enjoyed an incredibly successful couple of years touring the world with their anthemic sound, and now their third album is set to be released on July 23. And by the sounds of the first single, The Saddest Thing I Know, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be immense. But we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect anything less! Joining Birds Of Tokyo on their tour are LAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s irresistible indie-rock prodigies Silversun Pickups. The pair is set to unleash on Saturday, October 2, at Fremantle Arts Centre. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 30, from Freo Arts Centre, Star Surf Shops, Mills Records, Planet Video and heatseeker.com.au.

Perth is going back in time this November as golden oldies America, Chicago and Peter Frampton come Down Under for a joint tour. America are currently celebrating their 40th anniversary together, and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of a better place to celebrate than here, playing their most famous tunes like A Horse With No Name and Sister Golden Hair. Chart topping â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s legends Chicago join them with their most memorable songs, such as If You Leave Me Now and Saturday In The Park. And who can forget the ultimate â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s six-string hack Peter Frampton, rounding off the trio with his new album, as well as hits of old, proving why heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still one of the most celebrated guitarists in rock history. With combined album sales in excess of 200 million, this must-see show comes to Pioneer Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial in Kings Park on Friday, November 12. Tickets go on-sale this coming Monday, June 28, from ticketmaster.com.au.

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They were the soundtrack to the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s, and their songs have lingered in the fabric of popular culture ever since. They are West Coast smooth rockers The Eagles, and they are returning to Perth for what will be one of the biggest shows this year. Rolling into town with a three-hour show, including all the hits (yes, including Hotel California), The Eagles play Friday, December 10, at nib Stadium (formerly ME Bank Stadium). Tickets go on-sale Monday, June 28, from ticketmaster.com.au. Take it easy.

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Eighties rock legends Bon Jovi are set to invade Australia in December as part of their Circle World Tour. Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-time bad boys turned rock monoliths will roll into Perth for one show only in celebration of their 11th studio album The Circle, proving that these middle-aged rockers still have the right stuff. Perth is privileged enough to be the first stop on the Australian leg of the tour, playing Subiaco Oval on Wednesday, December 8. Tickets go on-sale Thursday, July 8, from ticketmaster.com.au. Get in quick, as this one will sell out faster than you can say AC/DC.

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Enter Shikari are heading our way in September for their first ever headline tour, supported by House Vs Hurricane. The guys’ genre-smashing sound is a mix of punk, hardcore, electronica, dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass and rock, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The British lads have branched out from their own shores to conquer America and they already have a massive presence in Australia. Tickets are on sale this Art Vs Science Friday, June 25, from Star Perth, Mills Records Freo, Planet Video Mount Lawley, moshtix.com. au and heatseeker.com.au. Enter Shikari will be FRESH FOUNTAIN taking over Capitol on Saturday, September 18. They’ve told us to use our Flippers to get down, asked us if we Parles-Vous Francais and now the lads from Art Vs Science are ready to announce PUG IS THE BUZZ a brand new tour. This August and September, The sounds of funky New Orleans grooves the trio will give fans a taste of their highly will come to Perth in the form of piano player anticipated debut Magic Fountain, which is due and singer Pugsley Buzzard this July. Buzzard for release in early 2011. Until then, fans can will show off his talent in Barrelhouse Blues, catch the lads performing all their radio hits Harlem Stride and heaps of modern stylings on Saturday, September 4, at Capitol. Be sure and improvisation. The tour, in celebration of to wear your best dancing shoes because this Pugsley Buzzard’s new album Wooden Kimono, gig is set to go off. Tickets are on sale now from will see him come to Clancy’s Fish Pub in Freo Moshtix and Heatseeker. on Saturday, July 10; The Ellington on Sunday, July 11, and The Charles Hotel on Tuesday, July 13. Hit up pugsleybuzzard.com for full details.

Eskimo Joe, APRA winners

WEST AUSSIES WIN

Western Australia was well represented at the prestigious Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) awards, which were held in Sydney on Monday. The national appeal of Freo boys Eskimo Joe was further confirmed when they picked up Most Played Australia Work for Foreign Land, the first single from 2009’s Inshalla. The track also picked up the coveted Rock Work Of The Year gong. Local boy Luke Steele and his missing-in-action partner Nick Littlemore’s internationally renowned Empire Of The Sun juggernaut was also recognised on the evening, with the intergalactic pop act taking out Dance Work Of The Year for Walking On A Dream. In the major categories, Melbourne’s The Temper Trap took out the APRA Song Of The Year, a fine feat given that this was their first ever nomination at the awards. AC/ DC’s perennial staying power was recognised with Angus and Malcolm Young winning Songwriter Of The Year, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Train from their 2008 release Black Ice announced as Most Played Australian Work Overseas. With Temper Trap’s international success and an AC/DC renaissance, it appears the Australian music train is chugging along nicely.

SOFTIES

Don’t forget! The debut Australian tour of California indie rockers The Soft Pack is hitting The Rosemount Hotel on Saturday, July 10. Tickets are now on-sale from moshtix.com.au. Check out their signature no-frills style of punk infused pop in their self-titled debut album, out now.

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The Whitlams will play a final national tour this August and September ahead of their extended break, while frontman Tim Freedman gears up to record his solo album later this year. In celebration of 12 years since the release of their breakthrough album, Eternal Nightcap, the group will play the entirety of the album as the first half of their show. The Whitlams will play The Astor Theatre on Friday, September 17. Tickets available now from heatseeker.com.au.

Fans of hardcore and metal should scratch this Saturday, June 26, into their diaries as Sydneysiders Bermuda and Buried In Verona, and UK act Silent Screams, are rolling into town. This three pronged metalcore attack are playing an all ages show at YMCA HQ at 1pm, and then an 18+ gig at The Rosemount from 8pm. Summer Glau, appearing at Supanova

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The Supanova Pop Culture Expo is set to take over the Claremont Showground this weekend, promising a celebration of science fiction, pulp GETTING BOOKED If your bookshelf is looking a little emaciated TV and movies, Cosplay and heaps more. A then a trip to Save The Children’s 46th annual slew of celebrities will touch down in Perth for book sale is a must. Taking place from Friday, Supanova including Eliza Dushku, Lou Ferrigno, August 20, ’til Wednesday, August 25, the sale Michael Winslow and Summer Glau. Ahead of her flight to Perth, Glau will take over Hackett Hall at UWA, promising thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and sheet music. caught up with X-Press to talk all things Money raised from this massive sale will go Supanova. “I love sci fi especially science fiction to disadvantaged children in WA, Bangladesh, books – my mum used to read them to me Cambodia, Lao, Papua New Guinea, Solomon everyday so I’m really attached to the genre,” Islands and Vanuatu. Volunteers are still needed she gushes when asked about the world of scifi. As the star of TV series such as the for the sale; interested parties can contact (08) 9387 6215 to donate their time. For more Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse and Firefly, info on all things Save The Children, head to Glau has attended her fair share of pop culture expos, so she knows what to expect. savethechildren.org.au. “Being one of Joss Whedon’s actors is really special. I had no idea before I started what to expect, I had no idea what it was going to be JETS TAKE OFF AGAIN like, but he described it to me and a lot of other Jets, a Western Australian band that have people did too but it wasn’t until I went to my been huge crowd pullers over the past three first event that I realised what it’s like to have this decades, are back for one night only. The intense love and support. I’ve never had a bad band are back together for A Reason To Rock, experience at one of these events and it’s a great a fundraiser to raise money for one of their experience for me to meet fans face-to-face and own which is being held at The Charles Hotel say thank you for supporting me and changing on Saturday, July 24. Limited tickets go on my life.” sale on Monday, July 5, from all BOCS outlets For the full rundown on everything and The Charles Hotel. Part proceeds from that’s happening at Supanova, head to supanova. the show go to the Cancer Council Of WA. com.au.

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After the success of their new number one album Brand New Eyes, Paramore are returning to Australia for an arena tour. The undeniably unique vocals of lead singer Hayley Williams, and the mix of guitar rock will undoubtedly entrance crowds Australia wide. The massive rise to success Paramore have experienced since their formation back in ’05 is staggering, with three hit albums under their belt. Paramore will play Challenge Stadium on Sunday, October 10. Tickets hit the market on Friday, July 2, from ticketmaster. com.au.

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If you favour metal in its most primal form then prepare yourself, for this line-up is what you’ve been waiting for. Soulfly will team up with City Of Fire and Incite for a triple headline show coming to Capitol on Tuesday, September 14. Most bands slow down with age but not Soulfly. Preparing to create chaos in a whole new way, Soulfly and City of Fire will take their aural assault all over the country along with support from Phoenix natives, Incite (fronted by Richie Cavalera). Tickets for this noise-a-thon go on-sale Thursday, July 1, from bocs.com.au, moshtix.com.au, 78 Records, Mills Records and Planet Video.

NIGHT OF NIGHTS

One of Perth’s finer events in the annual calendar, The Night Of Nights Ball is returning on Saturday, September 4, to the Grand Ballroom at Burswood Entertainment Complex. A major fundraising event for Youth Focus, a non profit organisation set up to aid in the prevention of youth suicide and depression in young people, the ball will have a spectacular entertainment line-up, which is still under wraps until the big night! So put on your best frock and support the fantastic work of Youth Focus. Head to youthfocus.com.au to book your table.

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One of Australia’s premier bluegrass bands, Bluegrass Parkway, are bringing their authentic WSM Grand Ole Opry Radio Show performance to Kulcha on Saturday, June 26. The band stay true to the spirit of the 1940s by playing around a single microphone as they interlock glorious three and four part bluegrass harmonies. “It helps create a ‘unit’ rather than a bunch of pickers playing the same song – the harmonies can get locked in really tightly when you are just centimetres away from each other,” Bluegrass Parkway member Paul Duff explains. “The thing that most people say about traditional bluegrass music is that it is ‘real’. This music is deliberately raw and covers universal themes… When you are performing bluegrass there is very little to hide behind.” The performance also includes archival footage and historical narration to help send audience members back in time into the glory days of bluegrass, country, and Appalachian music.

SMOKIN’ ASH

In celebration of his APRA Music Award win for Blues And Roots Work Of The Year for the single Breakout, Ash Grunwald will play an impressive nine WA gigs this September. Bringing his latest album, Hot Mama Vibes, to the live stage, Grunwald hits regional WA as well as shows at Indi Bar on Sunday, September 19; The Prince Of Wales in Bunbury on Thursday, September 23; Settler’s Tavern in Margaret River on Friday, September 24; Premier Hotel in Albany on Saturday, September 25; and Redcliff On The Murray in Pinjarra on Sunday, September 26. Head to ashgrunwald.com for full venue and ticket info.

LAW LEGACY

Known best for her satirical takes on Australian politics, Penelope Swales is a renowned singer-songwriter with a keen interest for law. A student of Monash Law School, Swales is also a talented solo performer, which she’ll demonstrate at an intimate gig at the Film And Television Institute on Saturday, July 3. Promising old and new songs, including tracks from her latest release, Legacy, Swales is sure to delight at this special Perth performance. For more info head to penelopeswales.com. 11


ANDREW MALLARD The Metamorphoses West Australian artist Andrew Mallard presents his debut solo exhibition, Metamorphose, at the John Curtin Gallery this month, examining harmony and chaos through bright, textural works full of ancient symbology. Wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years for a crime he did not commit, Mallard is now trying to move on with his life, a process that is echoed in some of his creations. While locked behind bars waiting for justice to eventually be served, an innocent Mallard analysed himself and what he was good at, discovering a passion for art in the process. Though he didn’t initially want to explore his past experiences in his artistic creations, Mallard’s current exhibition indirectly echoes the trauma and isolation he was subjected to, allowing viewers to somewhat understand how he felt during his period of wrongful imprisonment. A graduate of Curtin University’s Fine Arts course, Mallard chose to present his first ever exhibition at the spacious John Curtin Gallery, which is located on the university’s Bentley campus.

It’s a horrible tale but I’m glad you’re at a point now where you’ve found what you love to do. Yes, absolutely. I didn’t want my work to chiefly be about my pain or my suffering or what happened to me. Indeed I started out with an adamant intention not to paint about what happened to me, I wanted to use art as a way to move forward. It wasn’t until I was somewhat into my degree that I realised that the art I started to paint subconsciously reflected feelings and images of how I felt in prison. Then it dawned on me that this was therapeutic and very cathartic so I decided to incorporate my original theme of harmony, unity and the common being we all have, with my past experiences. Through trauma and tribulation we can become better and stronger, that’s the underlying theme. I knew I was going to be released from By EMMA BERGMEIER prison. I had done nothing wrong so it was a Just before we sat down to talk I saw you matter of time before I would be found innocent, examining your paintings. Is it hard for you to I knew that. I knew I’d be released from prison look at them now that they’re hanging up on eventually but I didn’t know what I would do the wall and you know you can’t alter them? when I got out; I had no job, I knew it was going I’ve not had a chance to stand back to be difficult, so I took it as an opportunity to and look at them in their space privately. It was all better myself. I looked at myself and thought work, work, work then they were put up, I hadn’t ‘what am I really good at?’, I’d never had the seen them on the wall properly until this point. opportunity to stop still and actually work out Even though I’ve put a lot of work in to convey a what I was good at and how I was going to certain feeling, I’ve only really seen them during become a better person. the studio process, not hanging on the wall and it’s gratifying. It validates what I’ve been trying to “I KNEW I WAS GOING put into the work. So I was just admiring my own work TO BE RELEASED FROM (laughs).We can’t help it as artists, we always look PRISON. I HAD DONE at things and see what else could still be done or think ‘is that right?’. It’s interesting you say that NOTHING WRONG SO because in my work, and the way I work with my art, it’s continually evolving and is always open IT WAS A MATTER OF ended, so I could do lots more! When did you first begin painting? That’s a hard one because I was always interested in art as a boy but it wasn’t until my wrongful imprisonment that I really started to think about what I’m good at. I wanted to use my time constructively and put myself on the right path and focus on a very good future. I knew I needed to redevelop myself so I decided to study art. I thought ‘what am I good at doing in life?’ and it really is about art, which is quite ironic because prior to wrongful imprisonment I had many careers. I always found myself drifting from here to there, trying to find a job that I liked and I’d never had that. It wasn’t until I was in prison that I was able to really look at myself. I went about studying privately through the prison library and I put myself in the Prison Education System, which is very, very limited and went about studying art from books, drawing and doing some paintings in prison. This was not a formal qualification, this was just something I was doing to get myself prepared, so to speak, and to build a portfolio with the intention of going to university upon my eventual exoneration and release, which I always believed would happen. I didn’t know how long that would take; sadly that was 12 years and that is the fault of the system. That’s how wrong it is that it took that long because of the bias, the errors and the incompetence.

TIME BEFORE I WOULD BE FOUND INNOCENT. I KNEW THAT I’D BE RELEASED FROM PRISON EVENTUALLY BUT I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WHEN I GOT OUT; I HAD NO JOB… SO I TOOK IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BETTER MYSELF.”

Te l l m e a b o u t t h e ex h i b i t i o n n a m e Metamorphose, what does that title represent to you? Exactly what it says, change. It’s the whole process I had to go through in prison, I went in as a mixed up, vulnerable person and came out a focused, strong and determined individual. Prison for me was a chrysalis.

Were you able to paint much while in Prison? No, not really. I was limited in what I could use but I did. I would create art in my cell because when you’re in your cell you’re safe and protected, you don’t have to dodge people trying to stab you or do nasty things. Stuff like that And the inability to admit fault. Systems are like that all over the world. happened all the time. Everyday was a survival No government or institution wants to admit that situation. I want to put it behind me because it’s they’ve got it wrong because they don’t want the public to lose faith in them. Then you have in the past and that’s where it belongs. I only want the element of incompetence as well, and the to look back to reflect but not to dwell. I’m able element of corruption and I experienced both of to articulate my feelings because I’m not bitter or twisted about it; I just want to get on with life. those in my instance.

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Andrew Mallard (Photo: Darren Smith)

I noticed that there are a lot of lone, cowering figures in your work… Well that talks about the isolation that I went through and the isolation that we all put ourselves through. It also talks about how instinctively we go into the foetal position when injured. If someone is injured you put them in the foetal position because that’s the recovery position. The whole metaphor for this foetus position is being reborn. A foetus is neither male nor female, it doesn’t have gender, it’s just a being and that’s what I’m talking about, breaking it down to the common being we all share deep within. We’re all connected. This is my message to everybody: make love not war. But there’s also the chaos theory, we need chaos to have harmony, you can’t have one without the other. I am an artist now because of the trauma I’ve gone through. One feeds into the other.

we can isolate ourselves without realising the connection that we have with everyone. We only need to realise this connection then reach out to be re-born. The whole show is based on this theme.

Once this exhibition is over you’re moving to London to complete a Masters at Middlesex University, what’s spurred this move? They’ve ruined my life here. I can’t stay here, Perth is too small. I still get abused by people; don’t think it’s all hunky-dory for me because it’s not. There are people in the community who want to believe that the Police are good guys who get it right all the time, they just made a mistake. Then I get the individual who is not very bright and is not full bottle on things and will abuse me just because they think I’ve been in prison so I must be a scumbag. On occasion someone will abuse me so I can’t live here. Even if everything was hunky-dory and the Was the art you created during your time of community was 100 per cent behind me I still wrongful imprisonment of a similar vein to couldn’t live here because it’s a constant reminder, a stone around my neck. So I need to cast it off what you’re creating now? No, not at all. I focused mostly on my and leave. Middlesex is a great college, it has a past interests which you see in today’s works, which is Celtic art. I have a strong interest in good reputation and a lot of people I know from ancient cultures, particularly ancient Britain, Egypt, here at Curtin University have graduated in one Rome and Greece. So I started to draw Celtic art way or another from Middlesex. and when I went through art school I did a few paintings but nothing like what we have today, I And once your Masters is completed then painted some nudes and graphic art, but nothing what? My career aspiration is in fabric design as sophisticated as what I’m doing today. Mostly my art consisted of authentic for fashion. My art is my passion. I want to Celtic art which I copied from books in the Prison become a public artist, I’m not interested in library and I composed my own Celtic designs. making money from my art, I’m interested in The premier piece of this show is actually based conveying a message to the public. My bread on a Celtic spiral, which you see in the centre of and butter will come through fashion, I want to create fabric designs for fine, silk garments. I want the piece [Solace System, acrylic on canvas]. to create art for the body and I’m in talks with a And what does the spiral represent in Celtic prominent designer at the moment. I want to do my Masters in Art Therapy art? It’s like a mandala, a similar thing to then a fashion degree as well and eventually do a that, and it represents unity, harmony and the PhD in France. During my time at Middlesex I’ll be energy that’s always around us. There’s a lot of studying French and I hope to be able to speak sacred geometry involved in that as well, the fluent French to facilitate that. whole work is about the interconnection that we have with everything around us, not just Metamorphose is on display at the John Curtin ourselves as man and woman but we have a Gallery ’til Friday, July 16. For opening times connection to everything and how unwittingly head to johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au. www.xpressmag.com.au


HOPE SANDOVAL A Star Is Reborn Hope Sandoval is best known for her work as the lead singer of Mazzy Star; a band which found itself MTV darlings throughout the mid ‘90s. For the past decade the shy singer has been fronting her own band, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. CHRIS HAVERCROFT spoke to Sandoval on the eve of her WA show with her band at The Astor on Monday, June 28. Hope Sandoval seems to be a somewhat reluctant artist. Apart from the years where Mazzy Star were at the height of their powers, the softly spoken singer has had long periods of inactivity where she has remained out of the public eye. Even her current project, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, were eight years between albums when Through The Devil Softly surfaced last year. “That is not long for us,”Sandoval claims, of the eight year wait. “We don’t really have a schedule and we don’t have a label that is insisting that we have product out.We just decided at some point to make a collection of some of the songs that we have been writing and release them.” The time between albums wasn’t spent

“NO, IT DOESN’T GET EASIER. IT IS STILL PRETTY UNNATURAL FOR ME. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ARTISTS TO PLAY THEIR RECORD LIVE, SO IT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DONE. IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME, BUT I ALWAYS FEEL MUCH BETTER ONCE IT IS DONE.”

really easy. I hear that they are really, really nice people. My brother just recently met them in Los Angeles and was treated really well. I have never met them.They come up with some really amazing ideas. I like Massive Attack; I think they are amazing. “They sent my manager the music, and my manager sent it to me and I listened to it and it was really good, so I came up with some ideas and recorded them and sent them to Massive Attack and that was that. The music was really good so it was pretty easy.” While it is unlikely that there will be any Mazzy Star songs creeping into The Warm Inventions’ set list as Sandoval says it’s impossible to do those songs with fellow-Star David Roback, the good news is that after a 15-year wait a new Mazzy Star album is in the pipeline. Sandoval confirms that it should be completed in the near future. “I have a few more shows to do, so I don’t really have a date as to when we are going to get together and finish it,” she concludes. “But we don’t really have a lot left to do. I’d say it is about a month’s work and it will be finished. It was always the plan to record Mazzy Star again. We have always written songs, but just haven’t released them.”

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playing a large amount of shows, but during that time Sandoval relocated to LA and then San Francisco. Sandoval has a travelling studio that she takes wherever she lays her hat, and has been writing and recording “on and off” for much of this time.The key for Sandoval is working out when it is time to release the music to her wider public. “We do write a lot; we are constantly writing songs and recording, but mostly it takes us a while to organise them all and release them,” she explains.“They all have to compliment each other. There are loads of songs and whether they see the light of day may be three years from now or never; I don’t know.” Another drawcard for The Warm Inventions is the involvement of Colm Ó Cíosóig. The My Bloody Valentine drummer has a significant role with Sandoval, co-writing songs, singing, playing guitar and drums, as well as producing and mixing the material. Sandoval acknowledges that The Warm Inventions live experience is vastly different to that of a My Blood Valentine show. “People can actually have a conversation at our shows, even though they shouldn’t,” she laughs. “But they can. At My Bloody Valentine shows you can’t even think it is so loud. The thing about Colm is that he is wild no matter what. You put him in a country band and he is a wild drummer, so I don’t think it is that different. I think he really likes (being in The Warm Inventions) as he sings and he has co-written a lot of the songs. I think he likes to mellow out from time to time.” During her live shows, Sandoval prefers to perform in near darkness. Part of this is about the music being able to create its own space, but more importantly Sandoval is said to be incredibly self-conscious and shy. By keeping the stage dimly lit, the singer feels the performance is a little more private as she may not be able to see people watching her. “No, it doesn’t get easier,” Sandoval says of playing live. “It is still pretty unnatural for me. I think it is important for artists to play their record live, so it is something that should be done. It is difficult for me, but I always feel much better once it is done. It is an unnatural thing for anybody. Well not anybody, but for most people to go up on a stage in front of 600 people... you are just there in front of everybody.” The process of recording music is something that Sandoval finds to be a much more comfortable experience. She suggests that recording is like everything else: it is a lot more comfortable if it is with friends or family. In her time, Sandoval has offered her voice to other artists’ tunes, with one of the latest being Massive Attack’s Paradise Circus. “The Massive Attack song, I wasn’t with them when I recorded it,” Sandoval explains. “I recorded my part in my studio at home. That was

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THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS A Roots Manoeuvre

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On their fourth album Spooks, forevertouringAustralianroots act The Beautiful Girls delve deep into a world of white-boy dub, ska and reggae, evoking iconic acts like The Specials. Frontman Mat McHugh spoke to DAVID CRADDOCK ahead of the band’s shows at The Prince Of Wales in Bunbury, on Wednesday, June 30, and Metropolis Fremantle on Thursday,July 1.See Tour Trails for more WA tour dates. The Beautiful Girls are the kind of hard-touring Australian act that you can count on rolling into your favourite watering hole at least once a year. Like fellow road-warriors Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang or even The Cat Empire, the hard-working outfit have developed a solid reputation for themselves by bringing their brand of reggae infused roots music to crowds right across Australia. In their ten year career, the band have graced stages throughout America, Europe, Japan and Brazil, but it is Jamaica that has provided the strongest sonic influence on The Beautiful Girls’ latest album Spooks. While reggae has always been a strong influence, Spooks sees songwriter Mat McHugh delve deeper into his beloved dub, rocksteady and Jamaican dancehall styles. The result is an album littered with horns, organs, intriguing samples and throbbing reverb. “We felt that we needed to get to a certain level of knowledge of the history of that style of music to be able to even attempt it and for it to sound in any way authentic,” McHugh explains of how touring the USA with bands like Barrinton Levy and Burning Spear, as well as hanging out with people from their US record label Skunk (best known for their influential reggae fusion signing Sublime) furthered the band’s knowledge

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of reggae and its various offshoots.“It was all about having the courage to go ‘fuck it, this is what we’re into’.” As well as drawing on the influence of great Jamaican artists, singles like 10:10 suggest McHugh might have more than a few albums by British 2 Tone pioneers The Specials in his record collection. “They were a huge influence,” McHugh says. “They’re one of my favourite ever bands, and the same with The Clash. The Specials had black guys and white guys and a real blend, but The Clash were all white and they just came from this strict punk background and they started adding dub and reggae - everyone was just like ‘what the hell is happening? You’re not allowed to do this’. Thank god they didn’t listen. To best present their new record on stage, The Beautiful girls have adapted their live show to incorporate the samples and reverb that makes Spooks such a rich listen. Rather than compile a huge touring ensemble like The Cat Empire (a band that McHugh says he loves), they have opted for a lean, six-piece outfit. “We wanted to approach it more like a nitty gritty, punk-y, dancehall kind of thing,” he explains. “We have our keyboard player from Australia triggering some samples and delays and weird synth, and then we have a sound guy, who is just part of our set up now, who is triggering horn samples and big dubby reverbs. Sonically speaking it’s massive. All the things from the record – plus some. Just creating this weird 3D atmosphere instead of keeping it too rootsy.”

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SCISSOR SISTERS Working The Streets

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While flamboyant disco-pop stars Scissor Sisters want you to know they are back in a very big way, their struggle to write a new album four years after their last outing nearly signalled the end for one of pop music’s biggest bands. JENNIFER PETERSON-WARD reports. Despite the pending release of their third fulllength release Night Work (released Monday, June 28), guitarist Del Marquis confessed he still feels incredulous about the album he wasn’t sure would ever hit the shelves. “I’m going to be totally honest with you right now and admit that I considered other jobs I might be able to do,” he begins.“There was definitely a moment when I thought ‘I used to do that, I used to travel the world and play shows in front of thousands of people’ but so much time had passed that I truly wondered if I would ever do it again.” It’s literally day one of overseas promotion for Night Work, the beginning of a year and a half of travelling, talking and

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performing, but despite guitarist Del Marquis’ excitement regarding the new release there is a tinge of disbelief and uncertainty lacing his voice. “Right now I’m here and I’m doing this but it’s like I’m not-quite present, because it still feels really surreal.” The Night Work story began following a whirlwind European tour in 2007, when the band went straight back into the studio. “There could actually have been an album two years ago,” Marquis recalls.“There was a lot of material, but it wasn’t a cohesive album – we didn’t know what we wanted to say.We knew that it had to be pretty amazing to make us want to go out and tour and also for people to want to welcome us back, so we took our time, which felt right to me. If it had been earlier I don’t think I would have been enthusiastic about it at all.” During their break the band decided to explore new artistic avenues: Jake Shears wrote a musical, Babydaddy learned to paint, Ana Matronic threw herself into creative writing and Del released a solo record. But, with what Marquis describes as the “long overdue” arrival of producer Stuart Price in early 2009, the album exploded. As a long-time friend of the band, Price was the answer that had been there all along. “We had begun to lose our perspective because we were relying on this unhealthy insular activity,” Marquis explains. “We needed an outsider to be our champion, to believe in us and to say ‘you can do it, you can finish this album, and it’s going to be fantastic’. Stuart understood where we were trying to take our music, and he was excited to work on it, so it just felt right.” Bringing the Scissor Sisters’ trademark sexual-edge to an exploration of the shadowy New York club scene of the ’70s and ’80s, Marquis’ explains that Night Work is the band’s most personal endeavour thus far. “This album reclaims our role in a succession of people who have come out of New York nightlife,” he concludes. “It’s a sexually charged record celebrating everything that happens after the sun goes down, and while the tone and moods explore everything from traditional romance to sadism - it’s always about the night.”

Cassette Kids

CASSETTE KIDS Tale Of The Tape

Touring in support of their debut album, Nothing On TV, Cassette Kids hit Amplifier this Saturday, June 26. BOB GORDON chats with vocalist, Katrina Noorbergen. “The interview will be a few minutes late,” advises the telco conference administrator, “Miss Noorbergen is just getting something to eat.” Time is of the essence these days for Cassette Kids’ vocalist, Katrina Noorbergen. Even so, multi-tasking doesn’t always pan out. “ I managed to find some toast,” she says, upon getting to the phone. “It’s okay, I’ll go shopping later.” Cassette Kids seem to have been in fast-motion since their formation back in 2007. They rose to prominence out of the Sydney scene early in their tenure and have toured nationally and overseas constantly, charging up the support for their irresistible indie-dance fare. So far this year they’ve played in London and the US, before returning home as part of the Bacardi Express national run in March, their Nothing On TV debut album release in April, a five-week Rock The Schools run and are now at the tail-end of their headlining album tour. They’ve come a long way in a short amount of time. “It’s the first time I’ve gone through anything like this,” Noorbergen says. “Anytime we even got to play a gig it was like an achievement. I’ve been in bands since I was about 16 and it was like a really integral part of my life and growing up, my social life as well. It’s always been there as a

hobby and something I love doing. “So when this shift started happening and it started becoming quite an intense project, then a priority, it was a good feeling. It was like I didn’t really expect that this could happen, but I’m really glad that it is, so I’m gonna work really hard to make sure it lasts as long as possible. “It is weird thinking back. We were just western Sydney kids jamming in a shit studio or someone’s lounge room. We have come a long way!” Are you musically where you expected to be? “It’s kind of bizarre,” Noorbergen considers. “It’s come full circle, in a way. I went through so many different phases listening to music when I was a teenager. When I was 14 I thought Gwen Stefani was the bomb and loved No Doubt and Courtney Love and Hole… all of these strong, energetic female-fronted bands. Then I listened to a lot of prog-rock. I’ve been into a lot of different styles, I s’pose, but all still very rockbased. “With Cassette Kids it’s pop, but it’s still rock and it’s very performative and in a way it’s come back to what I loved when I was much younger – really good, strong, female-fronted pop music, but with the whole band thing going on. I didn’t expect to be in this place, but it evolved pretty naturally, I think.” Things evolved further into place when Cassette Kids hit the studio to record Nothing On TV, with a non-premeditated state of mind and Van She’s Michael Di Francesco and Rich Wilkinson (Hot Chip) overseeing matters. “It’s been so exciting to this point. Noorbergen says.“It really does feel that every day something new is going to happen and we’re just building on it, gradually.”

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RTRFM WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Mixed Winter Warmer Three North Fremantle venues will host RTRfm’s eclectic Fremantle Winter Music Festival on the night of Saturday, June 26, with the station programming an eclectic spread of bands to warm the cockles of local music lovers’hearts. DAVID CRADDOCK spoke to artists Carl Fox and Boom! Bap! Pow! ahead of the show, as well as new RTRfm music director Adam Trainer.

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With the onset of winter comes the allure of flannelette sheets, casseroles, trashy TV, gas-heating and general Nanna-like activity. But just because you’re wearing a dressing gown to the video shop doesn’t mean you can’t occasionally pop in on a local gig – which is were RTRfm’s annual Fremantle Winter Music Festival comes in. The event is put together by the station to offer fans of local music an eclectic survey of the acts currently heating things up around town (sorry, couldn’t resist). This year’s festival will take place between Mojo’s, The Railway and The Swan Hotel, with five stages offering fans a bit of everything, from indie rock, roots and soul, to dance and electronica. “With something like In The Pines, even though there are something like 20 bands playing, it’s generally pretty indie rock focussed,” new RTR Music Director Adam Trainer explains. “With Fremantle Winter Music Festival we can make it a really eclectic night, and having three different venues helps proceedings in that respect. We can actually dedicate rooms to specific musical sounds… it’s about having something for everyone.”

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This year ’s line-up, which was programmed by former music direc tor David Cutbush before handing over to Trainer, offers audience members a good snapshot as to artists making moves within their specific genres. In The Swan Basement, The Transients, Brash And Sassy (both WAMi nominated) and Carl Fox are all appearing – making a veritable feast for lovers of electro pop. On the main stage, soul and doo wop powerhouse Boom! Bap! Pow! headline, but not before 2009 WAMi Song Of The Year winners Umpire take to the stage. There’s even some clown called Davey Craddock having a strum. “The rock bands we’ve chosen – I think we’ve got some of the best rock bands in Perth,” Trainer says. “Umpire are a real RTR favourite and I think they’ve written some of the best rock songs this city has seen in the last few years. The Joe Kings are probably going to pull a big crowd in Fremantle. I think on home turf they’ll put on a good show.” Electro pop up-and-comer Carl Fox, whose debut album Chunky Rainbow was championed by triple j presenter Vijay Khurana upon its release earlier this year, will perform one of the hotly anticipated sets of the festival. Fox recorded Chunky Rainbow in a basement while living in Bern, Switzerland and launched the album earlier this year with his other outfit Good Little Fox. However, Fox’s festival appearance will mark the official live debut of his new six-piece band. “Electro pop was just absolutely going off there,” Fox says of how his time in Switzerland inspired his vivacious and energetic debut. “I guess because people have money, Bern has a very rich and alive cultural and arts scene. A lot of the cool dudes I was hanging out with were going to really cool clubs. The funky clubs were all playing this mad electro stuff and I was just really enjoying it. It was fun; before that when I recorded acoustic songs it was really depressing music. I’m quite a happy person and I’m laughing all the time so it didn’t really suit me to be writing sad songs, but for some reason I was just writing sad songs. So I got myself out of it and kind of taught myself how to write electro pop.” Another band sure to inject a sense of fun to the event is soul and doo-wop inspired five-piece Boom! Bap! Pow!. Fronted by former Josivac frontwoman Novac Bull, Boom! Bap! Pow! were nominated for three WAMi Awards this year, including Most Promising New Act, Best Funk Act and Best Female Vocalist. “In Perth if you’re playing original music, to appeal to people to walking in off the street, you’ve got to have your hooks pretty sharp, ” bass player and vocalist Clint Bracknell says of the band’s familiar yet exciting sound. “[You have] to be a bit accessible if you want to be a band that works a lot.” Boom! Bap! Pow!’s modern and updated tak e on ‘70s soul is cer tainly getting the band noticed right across the state. Earlier this year they supported Motown legends including the The Four Tops and The Temptations at A Day On The Green, and they have just returned from an extensive tour through the state’s northwest. The next step, it seems, is the release of the band’s second album, tentatively titled A Little Bit More, which was recorded earlier this year by Forrester Savell and Matt Gio. Bracknell describes the beats on the new record as “fat enough to compete on radio” and “big enough to compete with modern records” and if Boom! Bap! Pow!’s powerful, horn-driven live show is anything to go by, they’ve also got the artillery to cut it live. “It’s dance music inspired by late ‘60s and early ‘70s soul,” he concludes. “It’s just designed to make people have a good time.” For full playing times head to r tr fm. com.au. Tickets $15 or $10 for RTRfm subscribers.

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CEREMONY Rohnert Park

PERNICE BROTHERS Goodbye, Killer

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Bridge 9 darlings Ceremony have gone and done it. They have made the best fucking album of their entire career. Named after the place in sunny California these musicians called home during their misspent youth, Ceremony’s Rohnert Park acts as the living soundtrack to every young suburban punk. This is the raw doctrine to every under-stimulated teenager who is just discovering the power of old school hardcore, as they begin to understand how pissed off they actually are with the generic residential life they lead. Musically, the album is nothing like their power violence days of Violence, Violence (2006). No fewer than four tracks on the 13-song album clock-in at more than three minutes - epics by Ceremony’s standard - with vocalist Ross Farrar even proving that he can actually sing on the finale Into The Wayside Part III. But this doesn’t mean the five-piece lack in aggression. The greatest thing about Rohnert Park is its bizarre sense of irony. Within the first few seconds of the opener, Farrar screams how he is over Black Flag and Cro-Mags, yet the whole album celebrates the more seasoned HC flavours of that era. Drawing a fine line between homage and hatred, Ceremony have made a statement that punk is not dead, it has just been reinterpreted.

There was a time when you could count on a new album featuring Joe Pernice surfacing yearly. But after a four year hiatus that that saw Pernice move to Canada and focus on writing novels, he now reunites The Pernice Brothers for Goodbye, Killer. To announce the Pernice Brothers return, the album leads off with its two most up tempo moments. With Ric Menck (Velvet Crush) and James Walbourne (The Pretenders) along for the ride, it is no surprise that Bechamel is an effortless slice of power pop, while Jacqueline Susann is as close as Pernice Brothers get to a rock song. Pernice goes all show tunes on us with his song about the trappings of ‘fame’, We Love The Stage. While the tune is hardly a disaster, there is only one thing more dull than musicians singing about treading the boards, and that is grown men singing about being at high school. Where Pernice does hit his straps is with the country tinged The End Of Faith and melancholy of Newport News. Offering a little bit for all types of Pernice Brothers fans, Goodbye, Killer builds on the songwriter’s knack for wrapping his dry wit in a sugary shell. _CHRIS HAVERCROFT

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MONSTER ROCK BALLADS Various Artists

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Josh Fontaine, frontman Nothing screams out of 6s & 7s may be best mullet like a power known to X-Press readers ballad, but when faced as the recipient of the with a collection of over fifty of the beasts in 2007 WAMi Song Of The Year for his sunny, joyous one collection, it’s hard to deny that there is number Holidayz. Listeners looking for the snappy a little bit of stonewash in each of us. When ‘milk bars and beach balls’ pop naivety of Holidayz they are packaged under the title Monster Rock will not find it here. Indeed even this track receives Ballads be sure to brace yourself for some fist a warble-y makeover to fit in with a cavernous, lo-fi, pumping action. and more melancholic aesthetic. Sure hair metal gets a fair airing with Opener Drunk Liberties is a disarming the likes of Poison, Whitesnake and Extreme introduction. Cricket noises, a jaw harp, and being just the tip of the iceberg, but any genre Fontaine’s haunting hymn-like vocal, drift over that can boast one of the greatest songs ever distant bird song - like a wise old man gently written in the form of Boston’s More Than A humming at the world going by from a rocking Feeling has to have something going for it. chair. At 2:20, however, said man gets out of his There is even some of the new breed chair, and sings to the hills in joyful exaltation. It’s getting in on the action with Hoobastank and a beautifully uplifting moment from a songwriter The Fray leading the way, but it is the tried and confident enough to take a full two minutes to true quiffs of Eric Carmen, Reo Speedwagon build the right atmosphere before delivering the and Chicago who deserve the highest billing. goods. Whether used as a boost for your The booming, far-off vocals (think next party or just to put on in a private, Monster God speaking to his disciples in technicolour Rock Ballads offers a lifetime of guilty pleasures. ‘70s Christian movies) continue on the brilliantly titled International Roaming Capabilities. With _CHRIS HAVERCROFT epic Dr Who whizzes and triumphant Bond guitar moments, there is so much going on you could listen to it three times before moving on. Fontaine’s tight pop songwriting is still there on CTSB - but it is now buried beneath 6s & 7s’ gloriously hymnal atmospherics. Each track is an exciting excavation. Dig as deep as you wish. _DAVID CRADDOCK

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JACK JOHNSON To The Sea

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As a precursor to their fourth album Time To Destroy, pegged for release in the coming months, Nick Oliveri’s brainchild Mondo Generator have pulled out a little taster in this eight-track release. Headed by first single Dog Food, an Iggy Pop cover from his 1980 release Soldier, Mr Oliveri has enlisted an all-star cast of musicians to flesh out a whole new direction for the Mondo bandwagon. Vocalist Michele Madden (Tourettes), lead guitarist The Fresh Prince Of Darkness (The Dwarves), Turbonegro’s Thomas Seltzer aka Happy Tom, and big boy drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures) all lend themselves to the raucous, balls-to-the-floor tune. But the title track does not really portray the flavour of the rest of the beauties in this very rough deck of cards. Proving Oliveri’s extrovert persona, seven live-recorded acoustic numbers follow – all grounded in an eclectic mix from his own back catalogue (Kyuss’ Green Machine), wellknown covers (Turbonegro’s Dungaree High and Ramones’ Endless Vacation), and a dash of his newer loves (Trash Talk’s Pushed Aside). He also reveals two originals in Smashed Apart and This Isn’t Love, a perpetual tribute to his screwed-up and raw rock-and-roll style. One for the total Oliveri masochists.

Ex- surfer, Jack Johnson’s fifth album To The Sea is a lot like his other releases, offering the same style he has given us time and time again. The record is, quite frankly, a bit flat, getting boring and very samey at times. Fans of Johnson will no doubt love this album, and add it to the collection, but for others, the album is just a little bit too repetitive. To The Sea may be samey, but Johnson has a talent of producing lazy summer tracks that can be played as calm background noise in a beach café or beer garden. Not to say this is all he’s good for, the album also shows JJ’s formula of easy listening rock, with his soft voice and acoustic guitar in tow. To The Sea never really picks up in pace, but does offer a mild hit with You And Your Heart, a song which fans and newbies will love. Don’t buy this album if you are expecting anything new from Johnson, because you will be disappointed. It shows an artist happily working within his comfort zone. _LUKE TROLLOPE

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TASH S PARKER P R R Myspace.com/tashparker

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American indie band We Are Scientists have been kicking around for about eight years now and have just released their fifth album Barbara. The three piece has always had middling success with a few stand-out singles like Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt and After Hours making it into the charts and receiving plenty of J time. Their sound hasn’t gone through many major changes and still has that smell of the early noughties indie rock revival. Barabara, like every other Scientists album, is extremely catchy and easy to pick up. There’s no doubt that these guys are fantastic song writers but this doesn’t feel like their best work. After the weird and wonderful Brain Thrust Mastery album Barbara feels a bit mundane and generic. The album makes a great start with Rules Don’t Stop and I Don’t Bite, both short and sharp holding the emotive qualities of their previous work. But as Barbara wears on it soon feels like it’s repeating itself, and few great songs have stuck out. The We Are Scientists mentality has always been about having fun – their liner notes are a booklet on finding love for example – and it’s what makes them so listenable. This time, however, they left the fun out. _BRENDAN HOLBEN

A childhood spent by the picturesque banks of the Ord River in Kununurra has unquestionably shaped Kimberly songstress Tash Parker’s introspective contemporary folk sound. Recently released single Not Unprepared presents a good taster of the work the now Melbourne based artist has been doing with producers J. Walker and Wally De Backer (Gotye) over the last 12 months in preparation for the release of her debut album later this year. Reviving a gentle acoustic mood reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, and accompanied almost exclusively by gently strummed acoustic guitar, Parker’s cool whispers bring to mind the charming work of Emiliana Torrini and Holly Throsby. Parker’s music is beautiful in its simplicity and honesty; summery and warm, her casually intimate tracks are striking in their mournful, gossamer-light way.

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup is hot underway with all of the exciting wins and epic losses expected from the world game. However, one such epic loss has come off the pitch, with the official soundtrack to the championship failing miserably. Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album sounds like a glorified propaganda campaign for South Africa, rather than a celebration of the game. The album showcases the talent coming out of Africa, but it still doesn’t capture the trully global celebration of the World Cup. The first track, Sign Of A Victory is a sickly sweet song about togetherness, which is one of the only songs to promote the worldwide aspect of the game, also seen in the track Game On. The album has that slick ‘mega pop’ feel, trying to uplift you through 12 intense, loud tracks. If anything, the pop churned out on the release would have been better in the ‘90s rather than the modern day. The album has some very forgettable songs midway through, and failing to rescue itself, it goes downhill, fast. A disappointment that doesn’t live up to the worldwide scale of the biggest sporting event of 2010 in any way.

For pioneering English rock ‘n’ rollers like Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson’s oft-mythologised recordings were the key textbook tucked into their school bag as they stretched and bent the spirit of the blues into modern rock ‘n’ roll. Richards has amassed hours of interview time expounding his worship of the mysterious man from Mississippi who supposedly sold his soul to the devil, and Clapton went one step further by recording a full album of Robert Johnson covers, the brilliant Me And Mr Johnson. Sure, the mythological aspects of Johnson’s story lend to his already haunting output, but it is his songs, and in particular his distinctly percussive guitar style, that has endeared him to so many\. For those who don’t have the inclination to go hunting down hens-teeth like 78 rpm records in the American south, Columbia’s 1961 compilation offers a definitive selection of Johnson’s work. It’s all there – the famously racy sexual innuendo of Travelling Riverside Blues, the eerie wail Hell Hound On My Trail to the cautionary optimism of When You Got A Good Friend .

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JEWEL Sweet And Wild The Valory Music Co/Universal

When your first album sells a bucket load of copies there is some desire to keep following it up with material that will ensure you can continue to live the lifestyle that you are accustomed to. Jewel has tried to do her part – even going through a phase that saw her embrace fluro clothes and sampled beats – but with Sweet And Wild she forgoes fashion to makes her second straight out country album. Sweet And Wild is as polished and slick as you would expect from the multimillion selling folkie. No Good In Goodbye has all the usual country trappings with fiddle and telecasters a-plenty but it is Jewel’s pristine voice that is still her greatest weapon. It sounds a little like Jewel is hanging on to her career for dear life as some of the material is on the pedestrian side, yet there are times like Stay Here Forever when she treads a line that will please not only her loyal fans, but her new discovered Nashville music lovers. Her latest album is undoubtedly sweet without a hint of wild but there are signs that Jewel has it in her to one day make a great country record.

It’s a good week for visual style fans on DVD. First up is Philip Kaufman’s Henry And June from 1990. It tells the story of the four-way love affair shared by the pioneering erotic writers, the Frenchwoman Anais Nin, American Henry Miller and their respective partners. Kaufman brings Paris of the 1930s to lyrical life, making it easy to see his source material is some of the giant literary works of the 20th Century. Luc Besson, better known today as a one-man action movie factory, went behind the camera for 1988’s The Big Blue, a fable about a man more dolphin than man. No, it’s not an X Men-style sci-fi actioner, but a story about childhood friends who are now extreme apnea enthusiasts – diving to incredible depths unaided by scuba equipment. It has some of the most advanced underwater photography ever seen and has lost none of its aesthetic impact. It seems strange to put talk about surprise Oscar magnet The Hurt Locker in the same vein as the above, but Kathryn Bigelow’s nerve-sawing story about bomb defusing experts in the Iraq war has a texture all of its own too. She captures every dry, dusty street, the drip of sweat hanging from the nose of hero James’ (Jeremy Renner) and the shimmering heat haze through which his team must watch him from a safe distance.

_CHRIS HAVERCROFT The Hurt Locker (Roadshow) Henry And June (Umbrella) Grow Your Own Drugs (Roadshow) The Big Blue (Madman)

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Bettye Lavette Bettye Lavette seemed to have the world in the palm of her hands in the early ’60s. Her debut single, My Man He’s A Lovin’ Man, was released when she was a sweet and mere 16, and even though a 1965 follow-up, Let Me Down Easy performed well, sadly her solo career never really took heel, and she was pushed into the background singing for the mighty likes of James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding. She persisted, releasing solo album amidst stints as a backing vocalist and Broadway turns. It wasn’t until 2005 and her album, I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise, that the tide began to turn for Lavette’s career, leading to her grandest moment in the sun, the recently released Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. It’s a reverse Rod Stewart, with the African-American Lavette taking on the songs of ‘60s era skinny white boy songwriters such as The Beatles (The Word), Rolling Stones (Salt Of The Earth), Animals (Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood), Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here) and more.

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“Being a Black American from the 1960s these were not the songs of my youth,” she says. “I just tried to find the strongest songs and sing them. I separated them from the groups who had recorded them. I forbid anyone in my group to call the songs by the name of the group; I had everyone call the songs by the name of the song. That’s been my greatest challenge, getting people to separate these songs from these people.” The theme of the album took shape after Lavette performed her version of The Who’s Love Reign O’er Me at the Kennedy Center Honours concert in 2007, a song also included in this set. The singer and her historian/husband Kevin Kiley combed through some 300 songs, she was familiar with seven of the 13 that are on the album. “I wanted to prove that it’s not about the popularity of the song and I wanted to prove that you can do something differently even if you’ve heard it over and over.” Some songs dismissed at first, simply wouldn’t go away... “I had to find a handle for me to hold onto,” Lavette says. “With Wish You Were Here I kept listening to the lyrics and saying, ‘it doesn’t sound like a man/woman situation. I don’t know what he’s talking about or who he’s talking to’. But then my husband was telling me that the song was for their friend Syd Barrett who had kind of flipped out. So I thought, ‘wow, with all this that’s happening to me I wish that Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding and people who got me into my career were here to see this’. So I wanted to sing it for them.” Lavette is aware that her versions may polarise opinion (‘altars have been built to some of these songs’) but for the songwriters seem to be honoured, especially one Pete Townshend. “One of the greatest things I’ve had happen to me was when I did the Kennedy Center Honours and Pete Townshend said it almost made him cry and that one of the greatest things had happened to him in his life was that Barbra Streisand turned to him and said, ‘did you really write those words?’. Because nobody had paid attention to the words before. “He said she actually touched him when she said it (laughs). It was really fun, to me, to see him reduced to a fan, because he admired her so much. It made her understand and it made me feel good.” _ BOB GORDON

Directed by Tom Dey Starring Owen Wilson, Lee Pace, Emma Stone, William H. Macy, Fergie, Kiefer Sutherland As I walked into the cinema to see Marmaduke, I had an inkling of what Jesus felt like when he started up Calvary Hill; I was about to be subjected to unimaginable suffering, of my own volition, but I was doing so for the sake of others. For you, my people, I watched a CGI Great Dane, voiced by Owen Wilson, do The Robot. Marmaduke is interesting only in that it’s a perfect example of the laziness and lack of vision that is endemic in studio filmmaking. There’s no passion here; nobody involved had a burning desire to bring their vision of the venerable newspaper strip to the big screen. It’s simply a marketable property with a certain amount of brand-name recognition; that, coupled with the fact that talking animal movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua have made some money, meant that this film was inevitable, a result not of a creative process, but an economic one. It’s a hollow and cynical exercise in separating parents from their discretionary income, and everyone involved puts in the least possible effort. If you find yourself staring down the barrel of this cinematic shotgun, you can pass the time by trying to figure out why the cast, which is actually pretty good, signed on to this mess. Wilson’s career has been patchy since his suicide attempt a couple of years back, so maybe he can be forgiven, although if he actually sees himself in this we may need to take his shoelaces away from him. Everyone else here, though, I can only imagine has some terrible monkey on their back that made appearing in Marmaduke seem like a reasonable career choice. Does William H. Macy have gambling debts? Did someone get rid of a dead hooker for Judy Greer? Are there, tucked away in some producer’s desk drawer, photos of Steve Coogan and Sam Elliot doing something unspeakable in a Thai brothel? We can only wonder. You may think I’m being too harsh on what is basically just a kids’ flick, but we need to banish the notion that children’s entertainment is just disposable dreck, lest we offend the ghost of Jim Henson. Kids’ movies are the hardest to get right, but when they’re done well, they stay in the collective unconscious forever - I’m talking about films like E.T., Stand By Me and The Goonies. When movies aimed at children fail, it’s

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because the filmmakers grossly underestimate the ability of children to grasp things like nuance, humour, and emotional complexity. Marmaduke is the Platonic ideal of a shoddy kids’ flick; a string of fart jokes and bad puns wrapped around a flaccid storyline that culminates in a tacked on action sequence and the same ‘just be yourself’ message that every kids’ movie has at its core. The best way to view Marmaduke is through the onboard camera of a Predator drone as it bombs the cinema screening it. It’s a crass, boring, totally unworthy piece of cinematic excrement, and an indelible blemish on the resumes of all involved. If you know of anyone who has taken their kids to see it, get on the horn to the Department of Child Protection immediately, as they’re clearly unfit parents. Otherwise, just emulate what the cast is no doubt currently doing, and try to forget it was ever made. _TRAVIS JOHNSON

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The Road is Open At ECU we believe you’re on a journey. A journey we can help fuel. How? With flexible degrees and a range of entry pathways. At ECU we give you the freedom to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. ECU also believes in working alongside industry – balancing theory and practice – so the skills you learn at university can literally be put straight to work. And because everyone’s journey is unique, we’re here to help you whichever road you travel. With ECU the road is truly open.

“I have loved my time at ECU! From my incredible experience in the WA Business Icon competition, my career is now heading in a very exciting direction – I’m starting my own business.” REBECCA OLSEN ECU Business student and WA Business Icon winner 2009

“Being able to apply the theory that we learn in our units is the most beneficial aspect of our course. It’s been great studying at ECU.” CHRIS SCHOLTE, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) student

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“If you want a degree to really take you places, try studying Psychology at ECU. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” JAMIE MOORE, ECU Psychology graduate

“ECU helped me develop the skills, ideas and knowledge to start up my fashion label, Plonk.” TESSA MONCRIEFF, ECU Contemporary Arts graduate, Majoring in Fashion and Visual Arts.

“The skills and knowledge I acquired from highly motivated lecturers at ECU assisted me in becoming an extremely competent classroom teacher.” REBECCA STEWART ECU Kindergarten through Primary Education graduate

“From demonstration wards with mannequins that replicate human illness, to clinical skills workshops for instruction in practical nursing tasks, ECU provides fantastic learning facilities for health professionals.” PATRICK PRUNSTER ECU Nursing student

Start your journey now Everyone’s journey is unique, reflecting personal hopes and aspirations. But the road is open at ECU to help you realise your ambitions and reach your destination, wherever that may be. To start your journey call us on 134 ECU (134 328), email futurestudy@ecu.edu.au or visit www.reachyourpotential.com.au

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INTRODUCTION When looking into pathways for tertiary study, one of the most important things to consider is the kind of place you’d like

to study. We’re not talking about just finding a place that offers your course and instantly enrolling, but rather weighing up a whole series of factors to determine what sort of reputation different courses have in the industry or profession. Knowing how well regarded a particular course is, and how well the graduates of that course regard their former institution, is an important factor in picking where you will study.

Take the time to consider your options

You’ll also find some recent student news from institutions, as well as news of graduate student success, so you can have an idea of the kinds of tangible results certain institutions can produce from their students, students who could potentially be yourself one day! We’ve divided the publication into some of the more well-known course areas, and have attempted to provide a brief overview of the institutions proficient in those course areas, as well as some alternative study options that you may not previously have received wind of. Limited as we are by editorial page constraints, the feature is obviously not comprehensive, however where possible we’ve included website addresses and contact numbers, so you can continue the research into institution pathways yourself. Choosing where to study after school can be a very daunting task – we can say this because we’ve been in the position ourselves. But now we’ve come out the other end of the tertiary tunnel, we know how important it is to really choose a degree or course that’s not only right for your skills, but that will also lead you to a career that you really enjoy. We hope that this X-Press Education & Training feature can help you make the best choice possible for you.

Here’s where the X-Press Education & Training feature - that you’re holding right now in your hot little hands - comes in. We’ve compiled an overview of some of the more prominent tertiary institutions in Western Australia, giving you a quick insight into a handful of the plethora of courses and degrees on offer. We’ve spoken to current students and graduates and asked them how they came to decide where to study, as well as wherein lay the value of their course and the career that their chosen course of study led them to. We sincerely hope these testimonials will give you an insight into some of the amazing study options available to you, as well as perhaps open your eyes to some options you may have Godspeed! X-Press Magazine not previously considered.

UNIVERSITY OR TAFE?

As you’ve probably figured out by now, university and TAFE are the two most common options for tertiary study. University - Studying at university means a lot of academic work as well as constant assessment of what you learn. Going to university means at least three years’ study for most courses and at least five years’ study for courses like medicine, engineering or law. If you do a general course like arts, science or commerce you can study a range of topics in your area. You can also do a double degree and combine your interests. In certain professions employers will only hire you if you have the relevant university qualification. In other industries, like media or fashion, a university degree is not required but it can give you an advantage over other job applicants. TAFE - Studying at TAFE will give you practical knowledge and skill, while industry representatives help to develop the coursework so you’ll learn the skills employers want you to have. At TAFE you can work towards certificates, diplomas or advanced diplomas. TAFE courses usually take between six months and two years to complete.

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multicampus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students. More than 400 courses are offered through four faculties, including Business and Law; Computing, Health and Science and Education and Arts (which includes the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). E C U ’s a p p ro a c h to l e a r n i n g i s based on the needs of students and what employers say they’re really looking for. ECU works alongside industry, balancing theory and practice to help you hit the workplace running. They aim to provide you with greater access to lecturers and the full support of their friendly staff. Relevance, support, accessibility and engagement are the four principles that underpin everything ECU does. Be sure to visit www.ecu.edu.au for more information.

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Curtin University

Curtin is Western Australia’s largest and most multi-cultural university. Curtin have a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia’s third largest international student population. Curtin have a long standing commitment to indigenous education and culture and have the highest enrolment of Indigenous Australians of any university in the country. Curtin are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses, which equip graduates with essential skills through exposure to industry and business, and Curtin’s research, which focuses on solving real world problems. This combination enables Curtin’s graduates to be effective in the workplace immediately upon graduation. Curtin is a vibrant international institution with an exciting future. To find out what courses are available mid-year, visit www.curtin.edu.au/midyear. Curtin University is having a Year 12 parent information evening, to help parents receive the best information possible to help their child make the best decisions regarding university and course selection, on Wednesday, July 21. To register, head to the Curtin website.

Central Institute of Technology is Western Australia’s first post-secondary education institution, having run its first classes in 1900. Central has played a key role in the shaping education in this state. Now one of Australia’s largest VET colleges, Central trains more than 25,000 students,including 1,300 from overseas. Central offer around 400 nationally accredited courses in the areas of: Business, Management and Finance; Creative and Digital (Art, Design and Media; Information Technology and Information Ser vices); Engineering and Building; English and Community Access; Health and Community Services; Resources and Science; Sport and Education and Tourism and Languages. For all the information you’ll need on Central’s courses, check out www.central. wa.edu.au.

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Murdoch University helps people discover what they’re capable of, opening them up to new possibilities and options for more fulfilling lives, through education. Murdoch University has a wide range of courses, with state-of-the art facilities such as a fully operational veterinary clinic, fully equipped TV and radio studios, a practicing chiropractic clinic and a world-class moot court. M u r d o c h s t u d e n t s a r e g i ve n t h e opportunity to study in the most open learning e nv i r o n m e n t – a p l a c e w h i c h b r o a d e n s horizons with new ways of thinking to open up opportunities for unlimited discovery. More information about Murdoch can be found on their home page www.murdoch.edu.au.

Polytechnic West (PWA) is Western Australia’s largest trade training organisation, offering training to approximately 33,000 students annually. Polytechnic West is a recognised leader in trade and specialised paraprofessional training within Western Australia’s training sector and, increasingly, in the international training arena. PWA’s primary objective is to focus on maximising the potential of its students to contribute to the productivity of their communities, and to provide opportunities for young people to access life-long learning. For more information on Polytechnic West, visit their website - www.polytechnic. wa.edu.au or call them on 9267 7777.

Welding student at Polytechnic West

The University of Western Australia is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. Graduates are highly competitive internationally, and the proportion of UWA graduates accepted into full-time e m p l oy m e n t i s a m o n g t h e h i g h e s t in Australia. They consistently have the best success rate in gaining fulltime employment when compared to graduates from other Western Australian universities. U WA s t u d e n t s a l s o e n j o y some of the best study facilities in Australia, on a campus renowned for its environmental beauty, vibrant social life and commitment to sporting excellence. Explore the campus on UWA Open Day, Sunday, August 15, 2010! Plan your day at www.open.uwa.edu.au.

SAE Perth

SAE is a world leader in private postsecondary education for creative media technologies. They provide specialist vocational and higher education courses worldwide to inspire and develop graduates, with courses that emphasise practical experience and the needs of students and industry. S A E s t u d e n t s h ave a c ce s s to the latest knowledge and outstanding facilities to enhance their skills, and all SAE instutitions are globally networked to a professional community in creative media. SAE Perth is located in the city precint about 10-15 minutes walk from Perth’s CBD. You can find out all about SAE Perth at perth.sae.edu.

Challenger Institute

Challenger Institute of Technology consists of campuses and centres along the coastline south of Perth from Fremantle to the Peel region and inland to Murdoch. Challenger Institute is the preferred choice of more than 25,000 full-time and part-time students applying for a huge variety of careers, courses and subjects. Challenger Institute has several industry training centres to provide quality training for our industry and community clients. Challenger Institute aim to provide training that gives students sk ills that closely match those needed in their future workplace. That is why they have a number of dynamic specialised training venues known as ‘live works’. These specialised training venues offer students hands-on and industr yrelevant opportunities beyond traditional learning avenues, in an actual work environment, with actual customers. The customers patronising the venues benefit too: with quality services and products that are often at reduced prices. For more information on Challenger Institute of Technology, head to their website www.challenger.wa.edu.au. www.xpressmag.com.au


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Business information night at Curtin next week, as part of Curtinnovation Live. Curtin is giving high school and mature age students the opportunity to meet some of our current students along with our lecturers and staff in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Whether you are considering mid-year intake, or are planning to study in 2011, this is your chance to hear from the experts, ask questions and take the next step towards your future. To register, call 9266 1000 or visit the website.

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SCIENCE Studying science is about discovering. Discovering new facts. Discovering new ways of thinking about them. Discovering a fruitful career. Stimulate and discipline your imagination by studying science and you could be at the forefront of the next significant discovery.Many WA institutions offers wide range of contemporary and innovative degrees,diplomas and courses in the field of science.

THE SCIENCE OF FOOD Food Science at Curtin

Charlie Moriarty

Charlie Moriarty

Graduate, Bachelor Of Science, University Of Western Australia When starting my UWA degree I wasn’t sure where I wanted to end up. I chose a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science combined course as it allowed me to pursue my largely conflicting interests of history and physics. During my degree, the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at UWA grew rapidly, with the establishment of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research bringing in experts from around the globe. As I found out more about radio astronomy, I discovered what an interesting and challenging field it was and realised that was where I wanted to specialise for my honours year I love seeing how phenomena we’re used to on everyday scales can still be seen in the patterns we find in galaxies light years away. For my honours project I studied laser emission around forming stars, which is created by similar methods to those that took us years to develop for laboratory lasers, but have since been found to occur naturally (although thousands of times larger) across our galaxy. The Astronomy and Astrophysics group has been a great environment to study in, where we’re often joined by visiting exchange students and international experts happy to offer help and advice It’s a great feeling being able to learn and contribute to our understanding of the ‘big picture’ and with ASKAP, a new world-class radio telescope array on its way to Western Australia, there’s never been a better time to study astrophysics!

GET HEALTHY Curtin Information Evening Curtin University’s Faculty Of Health Science is having an information evening for prospective students. Meet Curtin’s passionate lecturers, staff and students in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Browse information, talk to the experts who teach the courses and talk to current students. There’ll be advice on how to apply, scholarships, and other noteworthy information. There will also be presentations on each undergraduate discipline. The evening takes place on Tuesday, June 29, at 6pm, at the John Curtin Gallery. If you’re interested in attending, register online at futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Scholar Bonny Rawson has elevated her interest in food to a new level by choosing to study food science and technology at Curtin University of Technology this year. “I’ve always had an interest in chemistr y at school and studying food science was a way to combine this with my love of food.” Miss Rawson, of Mosman Park, recently won Cur tin’s Aileen Plant Memorial Scholarship which is intended for an Indigenous student with an interest in Indigenous public health issues in Australia. The 17-year–old was thrilled to be awarded t h e s c h o l a r s h i p a n d h o p e s to m a k e a difference in the Indigenous community after she graduates. “Having an adventurous palate, it will be really interesting for me to understand the science behind what I’ve been enjoying on my plate. “Eventually I would love to be able to contribute to improving the health and nutrition standards in the Indigenous community or even help to create better foods for people on a global scale.” Miss Rawson said she was looking forward to starting her studies at Curtin but was a little nervous as a new student. “I’m really keen to get started with my studies but being at a new place is a little intimidating at first as I’m out of my comfort zone,” she said. “However, when I came to Curtin’s Open Day last year I felt that the university had a good atmosphere so I am not that worried about making new friends and settling down.”

Bonny Rawson

The Aileen Plant Memorial Scholarship honours the work of the late Aileen Plant in public health and Australian Indigenous health. It is one of the approximately 450 scholarships offered by Curtin in 2010. It encourages and rewards young people who demonstrate academic and leadership potential. The scholarship meets the cost of the student’s fees for each year of study and includes an additional $2,000 cash payment per year to assist with costs associated with studying like the purchase of textbooks and other incidental expenses. For more information on studying food science at Curtin, take a look at the Curtin website www.curtin.edu.au.

HEALTHY CHOICES

Central Institute Of Technology’s Health Courses Do you know that there are a number of courses on offer at the Central Institute Of Technology that focus on the area of Health and Community Services? As a leading provider of community services, child care, health and nursing-related training in Western Australia, CIT has close working relationships with key industry partners including hospitals, aged care facilities, disability services, youth work agencies, a wide range of community service organisations, child care services and community based health and service providers. CIT offer courses in Beauty Therapy, Children’s Services, Community Services, Dental, Enrolled Nursing, Health Services, Massage and Optical. Courses in Health and Community Services at Central Institute of Technology support the development and wellbeing of the community. CIT health graduates are provided with the knowledge and skills to work successfully in this important industry. For more information on Health courses at CIT, visit their website www.central.wa.edu.au.

YOU CAN VET ON THAT! Veterinary Science at Murdoch University

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Join Murdoch’s internationally-renowned Vet School and get the skills and experience you need to work as a qualified vet. Murdoch’s Vet Science course takes a science-based approach to prepare you for the highest standard of work in the veterinary industry, and is staffed by some of Australia’s best veterinary science teachers. As a Vet Science student, you’ll learn hands on skills in General Practice and Emergency areas – Murdoch university has their very own vet hospital and campus farm, so you can really get stuck into it. Small class sizes also mean you can make the most of Murdoch’s emphasis on practical teaching. You’ll also have the chance to complete prac work at animal shelters and facilities such as the RSPCA, Perth Zoo and The Western Australian Department of Agriculture in Albany. Better yet – Murdoch’s Vet Science course was the first course in Australia to be awarded accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA. This means that you can work as a vet in North America once you have graduated! For more information on studying Vet Science at Murdoch, visit http://www. vetbiomed.murdoch.edu.au/. Murdoch also offers a range of other science-related courses, including science teaching, sports science, pharmacy, molecular biology and loads more, you can read all about them at www.murdoch.edu.au. www.xpressmag.com.au


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HOSPITALITY/TOURISM Fancy a career that will take you all over the world? People with qualifications in food, hospitality and tourism are in heavy demand worldwide, and this demand will only grow as new hotels and resorts are built.

POLYTECHNIC WEST Hospitality Experts

Love the buzz and vibe of hotels and restaurants but unsure of which area best suits you? Then Polytechnic’s ‘Hospitality Skills Set’ Statement of Attainment is the program for you, and will lead you to future courses at TAFE. Learn how to plan, organise and prepare food and drinks in our world class Bentley Pines training restaurant and Plantation Bar, where students serve paying guests. You will learn skills in food and beverage service, baking and bread making, and preparing meat products and more. A partial qualification can be achieved. Alternatively, you can study for a Certificate IV in Hospitality (Supervision) at Polytechnic. Learn about the hospitality industry, security, hygiene and safety in the workplace along with practical skills in front office administration, housekeeping and more in Polytechnic’s world class Bentley Pines training restaurant and Plantation Bar where you will interact and serve customers in a realistic working environment as part of your studies. A full qualification is delivered two days a week over two years.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

Hospitality, Cooking & Tourism at Challenger Judges inspect the entries at the Food&Hotel Asia Awards

WEST COAST’S MASTERCHEFS

A team of young professional chefs has won gold for Australia at Asia’s largest international food and hospitality event. The National Australian Culinary Team competed against 11 of the best culinary teams from around the world in the prestigious National Team Challenge at Food&HotelAsia2010 in Singapore. Judged by a panel of internationally acclaimed chefs, the team won gold for their three-course lunch service for 85 guests and a silver medal for their cold table display of 35 dishes. Australia came fourth overall, beaten by a mere 0.02 of a point by Switzerland, narrowly missing out on reaching the top three and the opportunity to compete for the coveted Lion Trophy. Team manager and Executive Director of West Coast Institute of Training’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, Patrick O’Brien said: “The team has done Australia proud. This is one of the top culinary competitions in the world and they have performed extremely well against the best in the international culinary field.” Of the nine Australian team members, three completed their training at West Coast’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism.

Challenger Institute Of Technology offers a wide variety of full time, part time or shor t courses in the areas of Cooking, Hospitalit y and Tourism. Obtain your choice of Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in these areas. All of Challenger’s qualifications will provide you with practical skills and knowledge to under take various tasks within your relevant area. You will practice the skills you have learned in a simulated work environment. For more information on Challenger, visit their website www. challenger.wa.edu.au.

TOURISM Take A Trip with Polytechnic West

If you have your heart set on a career where you can help people enjoy their holidays, studying Certificate III in Tourism (Operations) at Polytechnic West will potentially take you to some of the most amazing places in the world. This qualification will teach you the administrative skills you need to work in a tour business, as well as sales and customer service, effective communication and telephone techniques, safety in the workplace and working in a socially diverse environment. A full qualification is delivered over two years.

HOME MADE

Polytechnic West’s Hands-On Cooking

Study tourism at Challenger Institute of Technology

TOURISM & LANGUAGES Tourism at Central Institute The popular and dynamic areas of Travel, Tourism and Events offer an extensive range of industry relevant courses for careers in a variety of areas including events and conference management, retail travel, wholesale transport, visitor centres, international retail sales, entertainment, and guiding. Tourism makes a large contribution to the Western Australian economy and is expected to enjoy strong growth as the increasing numbers of visitors to the State provide a wealth of opportunities now and in the future. Options include studying a Diploma of Tourism, an Advanced Diploma, or a Certificate III or IV in Tourism. Language courses at Central Institute of Technology are great to be studied for interest as well as for students who wish to follow a translating career, as many of the higher level courses can lead into translating and interpreting career paths. There’s everything from Mandarin to German on the cards, at varying levels from beginner to advanced. All of Central Institute’s Travel, Tourism and Language programs are offered at their Perth campus. Visit their website, www.central. wa.edu.au for more information. Or if you can’t find what you’re looking for contact CIT on 1300 300 822 or email us at enquiry@central. wa.edu.au.

Study tourism at Polytechnic West for the chance to visit exciting places

Are you looking for quality products and services at reduced prices? Polytechnic West ’s training facilities open their doors to the public, enabling students to gain experiences in real life situations providing quality products and service to you. Bentley Pines Restaurant - located on the Bentley Campus of Polytechnic West, is one of Perth’s best kept dining secrets - or was until it won the 2008 Gold Plate Award for Restaurant Within Training Establishment. This highly popular restaurant is a live, interactive training e nv i ro n m e n t fo r h o s p i t a l i t y s t u d e n t s that provide excellent quality meals to the general public at ver y reasonable prices. The Pines Restaurant serves a range of International cuisine and on Fridays, authentic Asian cuisine. Enjoy a sumptuous four-course lunch or dinner, Monday to Friday, prepared and served by Polytechnic West’s hospitality students. Bentley Bakehouse (Bentley Campus) - Polytechnic West baking students at Bentley Campus produce a variety of products as part of their practical training. These products are sold in the Bakehouse

shop. Products on offer vary depending on the modules being taught at the time, and may include top quality breads, cakes, biscuits or pastries. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 12.45 to 3.45pm. Young Masters Butchery (Bentley Campus) - Enjoy choice cuts of meats prepared by Polytechnic West students at seriously reduced prices. See YMB for your pre-packed beef, lamb and pork, value added meat products and bulk meat orders. YMB can cater for special parties or barbecues as well. Shop hours depend on apprentice classes scheduled.

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HOSPITALITY HIJINKS

West Coast Institute’s Lifestyle Choices

Challenger TAFE’s award-winning Maritime Building in Fleet Street

Hospitality is undoubtedly the growth area of the future offering the ultimate lifestyle job in areas as diverse as mine sites, hotels, cruise ships, restaurants, resorts, retirement villages and everywhere there are food and beverages to be enjoyed. Whether it be back of the house or in front service positions, the opportunities are growing constantly. Studying hospitality at West Coast Institute will allow you access to world class, modern and new onsite training facilities, plus the following advantages: • Student numbers are limited to ensure every class member receives the optimal amount of support needed to increase their confidence and skills. • The Pavilion Restaurant offers real and practical work experience for students to prepare and serve meals to diners from the public. • West Coast is well recognised for its award winning training. Awards include: WA Apprentice of the Year 2009; Most Outstanding Establishment 2009; Nestle Golden Chefs Hat 2009. • Industry partnerships include major hotels and restaurants which continuously nominate West Coast as their chosen registered training organisation for their apprentices and trainees. • Lecturers are multi-skilled and highly respected in their fields with a wide range of international and national industry experiences. For more information on Hospitality at West Coast, visit their website www.westcoasttafe. wa.edu.au.

WEST COAST DINING West Coast Institute’s A La Carte Experience

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An a la carte restaurant operated for and by the students of the West Coast Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, the Pavilion Restaurant offers three-course fine dining at very affordable prices. Dining at this real-life, first-class training environment helps prepare our students for an exciting career in hospitality. Pavilion is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday 11.30am – 2.30pm and is open for dinner Wednesday to Friday 6.30pm – 9.30pm. For more information on how you can get the opportunity to train in this world class restaurant, visit www.westcoasttafe.wa.edu.au. www.xpressmag.com.au


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ENGINEERING

Engineering is the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to make things that benefit people. Engineers design bridges and important medical equipment as well as processes for cleaning up toxic spills and systems for mass transit. Engineering can include many types of specialist areas, including chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, aerospace and biomedical enginerring. Many WA learning institutions offer great engineering programmes. Engineering at Edith Cowan University

The School of Engineering is a modern and vibrant school with world-class facilities to support quality teaching and learning and cutting edge research in various high technology fields. The School aims to provide students with relevant courses of the highest standard in a friendly and supportive environment, where a strong industry focus enriches the teaching and learning outcomes. The School has state-of-the-art equipped teaching laboratories to support all the areas of specialisation offered including mechanical science, manufacturing, electrical, control, electronics, and communications. For more information on engineering at ECU, email engineering@ecu.edu.au or visit www.se.ecu.edu.au/disciplines/engineering/.

Engineering at Curtin

Curtin Engineering aspires to be nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in Engineering Education and Research. Curtin are dedicated to the enhancement of teaching and research and the pursuit of excellence and innovative applications of engineering technology as a contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, understanding and community relevance. Curtin’s vision is to nurture cross-disciplinary teaching and research, providing educational and service benefits to our students. Although each Engineering Department has its own distinctive communities, Curtin Engineering has a shared set of values and approaches enshrined to provide a distinctive character to Engineering at Curtin. Visit Engineering at Curtin University engineering.curtin.edu.au/ for more information.

UWA Engineering Students Triumph

For the second year in a row, first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia have triumphed in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge. UWA received Overall Champion Team Award for its design of a sustainable and effective engineering solution development to a real world problem for disadvantaged communities living on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. The UWA champion team included students Rhys Daniel, Louise Minchin, Martin Kalkhoven, Robbie Révy, Patrick Donnelly and Ian Azaro. The Engineers Without Borders Challenge is an international design program for first year university students. The program aims to develop students’ learning experiences through a team-based design approach using inspirational sustainable development projects. UWA’s successful team will travel to Cambodia and work with Live and Learn Environmental Education to investigate ways of implementing their design.

Andrew Airey

Graduate, Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) with Honours, Curtin I chose Computer Systems Engineering because I was interested in automation, circuit design and intelligent systems. This degree offered a mix of these things, with lab access to hardware available and in use, within industry. I am currently employed as a Project Engineer in the Defence Material Organisation. I got my job after being selected for the DMO’s Materiel Graduate Scheme in 2007. From some 600 applicants, 80 were chosen from a range of disciplines; from legal, business and engineering backgrounds. I started DMO as a computer systems engineer, but because my work has largely been involved with army communication equipment and navy radar systems, I have become more specialised in RF and communication engineering... I guess the degree you set out with is just a milestone in the great learning curve of life! In five years, I hope to have achieved Chartered Status and be managing a multi-million dollar project.

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Graduate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia As an engineer, do you think it is difficult to find work or are there plenty of jobs available in the industry? There seems to be plenty of jobs for engineers currently, however it was a different case when the GFC hit. Kristan Duthie The resource sec tor provides many jobs for engineers, but I think that to get a job out of the resource sector may prove to be slightly more difficult. I had a couple of graduate friends which were working, or had been promised a job as a graduate which were laid off or the job fell through during the GFC. What does your day to day job as a mechanical engineer entail? I work for Rio Tinto and am based at Cape Lambert which is about a 45 min drive north of Karratha. As I am involved in project work, the day to day work entails a lot of scope writing for jobs to be completed, getting jobs tendered for, and managing contractors. More of a project management role than design work. What’s your favourite aspect of your job? I quite like to see things develop and change, as long as something is going on, I’m generally quite happy with my job.

UWA ‘hydro power’

Any tips for engineering students looking to join the industry? Being an engineer is a lot more reliant upon communication and team work skills, rather than being able to use a calculator. I have found this to be important, especially when dealing with people.

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Cameron Wetton Chef @ Joondalup Resort

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Stand out from the crowd. Cooking with his grandma and work experience at school ignited Cameron’s passion for an apprenticeship in commercial cookery at West Coast Institute of Training. Now a Chef at the Joondalup Resort, Cameron has been named WA Apprentice of the Year and has won gold medals on the state, national and global stage.

“My training at West Coast has been an amazing experience. I have competed in and won a number of industry competitions and awards and I’ve met some first class chefs along the way,” said Cameron. Don’t just be a number. Enrol at West Coast now and get a career that allows you to see and do things you never thought possible. One that makes you stand out from the crowd.

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Forget the cynics. Business is important. The role of business is to make the world a better place for everyone - creating wealth and well-being, prosperity, jobs and choices. If you have commercial ambition, if you wish to join a global blue chip company, work in an entrepreneurial sector or one day start your own business, studying business could very well be the pathway for you. The University Of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and many TAFES and training centres in WA all offer different types of business courses, whether it be straight out bachelors’ degree or more alternative means of getting an education in business.X-Press Education & Training gets a first hand perspective from some students studying different types of business in Western Australia. Rebecca Chilcott Graduate, Advanced Diploma of Music Business at Central Institute of Technology I studied the Diploma of Music Business at CIT in 2009. I was studying in the performance stream as my main goal was to play music, however in late 2007, I was diagnosed with vocal nodules which meant I couldn’t sing for a lengthy period of time and that I couldn’t continue my studies in that stream I was ver y quickly becoming passionate about the local music scene in Perth and the community and culture that is within and surrounds that scene. Rather than take the two years off singing and go and work, I decided to further develop my skills in music in a business sense, so I enrolled in Cert IV in Music Business Scott Adam, who I have found to be an amazing teacher and mentor throughout my time studying previously a n d co n t i n u e d to b e t h ro u g h f u r t h e r studies and throughout my career was starting the course as a teacher for the first time, so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. What I enjoyed the most during my time studying at the Central Institute Of Technology was the ‘hands on’ approach. We had to nominate and external project, a project that was living and breathing in the industry as part of our assignments, I was offered the role of Events Coordinator for The Next Big Thing, a WA statewide music showcase. This was as hands on as you could get for someone starting out in the industry. The two worked well together, I was able to work on a not for profit project whilst being mentored at TAFE and further enhancing my skills within the industry. Also, for instance, when asked to book a tour for an assignment we actually had to book a complete east coast tour, we were lucky enough to have the guidance from some very experienced lecturers who have been in the industry for years. Another hands on approach was the intern placement within the industry. The internship provided me with a foot in the door with Sunset Events - I had the training and the skills to enter into something like that and have a good idea what I was expected to do. I was offered a role within three weeks of that to run the street promotion for the last season as well as working on all the festivals in various roles, such as artist Liaison, Fringe Manger. After studying many aspects of the music industry, my love of booking surfaced fairly quickly and if not for studying so

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Current Student, Murdoch University Bachelor of Economics student (Majoring in Economics & Business Law) I’m a full time student in my third year of studying a Bachelor Of Economics, majoring in Business Law, at Murdoch University. At school I always enjoyed economics and law so it seemed a good starting path to pursue Economics at Murdoch Murdoch was the university I found to be most accommodating in the application process. The prospectus centre was most helpful and provided me with the opportunity to study my chosen degree. As an outsider to Perth, having grown up in Queensland, Murdoch was the university that stood out with the best reputation For the last three years I have been studying at Murdoch, I have found the experience to be hassle free and very rewarding. I am enjoying studying, and the time is flying. I received best first year economics student in 2007, and also received a Vice Chancellor’s award this year for 2008. I have also had the privilege of becoming a tutor for BUS161 for DR Anne Garnett (economics lecturer), so I am taking economic first year student workshops, which has been a great learning opportunity. Murdoch recognises and rewards efforts, so do your best and you will be provided with so many opportunities. The economic faculty (senior) lectures are amazing and very knowledgeable. As a future graduate I feel very confident that I have learnt from respected academics in their field and will be successful in my future employment. Murdoch offers a great teaching environment with little hassle and complications, the university runs very smoothly. In addition the university has a really pleasant feel and a nice scenic environment, which also makes it a nice place to be. I am looking forward to commencing my Honours at Murdoch midway in 2010.

Rebecca Chilcott many aspects I suppose I may not have discovered that so quickly into my career and have been able to follow that path and be in the position I am in now with my work and business. I am currently the Booking Agent for a metropolitan venue that provides music five nights a week. After a year and a half of studying Music Business at CIT, I believe it has given me all the necessary skills I need to be able to carry out my role. I am currently building up my own business under the name ‘iNtrinsic’ where I am working with booking bands such as The Morning Night and The Reserves, two very good local bands as well as booking my own act Ruby Boots. I couldn’t really ask for much more of a positive outcome from my studies.

DOWN TO BUSINESS AT UWA The Business School has almost a century of experience in offering high-quality courses for undergraduates and postgraduates. Undergraduate courses include the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce degrees, which are structured around majors and can be combined with other degrees. The School has strong links with a number of leading business s c h o o l s i n Eu ro p e a n d N o r t h A m e r i c a and is working to strengthen these ties. Partnerships with leading business schools around the globe help to strengthen the School’s international competenc y. Last year was an incredible one for the UWA Business School. The Business School successfully raised and invested $25 million in building new physical and intellectual infrastructure to benefit current and future generations of business leaders. Additionally, The Business School launched its Centre for Social Impact as part of a joint venture with the national Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales. The Business School’s talented and resourceful students regularly

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d e m o n s t ra te t h e i r a b i l i t y to co m p e te w i t h t h e wo r l d ’s b e s t . Fr o m w i n n i n g the inaugural Google Online Marketing Challenge in 2008 to being the national winners of the Students in Free Enterprise competition in both 2008 and 2009, UWA Business School students are hard to beat. For more information on studying business at UWA, visit business.uwa.edu.au.

I used to work in a corporate advisory firm as the receptionist and since most people in the office were chartered accountants, I found it a bit difficult to follow the ‘finance speak’ at the monthly staff meetings. This and the realisation of the number of working opportunities accountants are open to generated my interest in accounting. Plus, I was in a prime position to start studying it whilst working in an office of accountants. I therefore enrolled in the Bachelor of Business at ECU, with a double major in Accounting and Finance. Studying at ECU has given me confidence in myself, and I have secured an undergraduate accountant position after just one year of my degree. The skills and knowledge that I have learned during the course of my degree have been able to be applied directly to my job and I have found that each unit I have completed corresponded with tasks I have been given at work. The biggest attraction of ECU was the opportunity it offered to study externally or via night lectures where the unit wasn’t available off-campus. This has given me the flexibility and control I needed to study at my own pace and still maintain full-time employment as an Undergraduate Accountant at an established WA Accounting firm. On graduating I hope to expand my skill set in my current employment, with my ultimate goal to undertake further studies and become a Chartered Accountant. Within this time I also hope to travel and work as an accountant overseas. This I believe will give me a wealth of knowledge and experience with different people and companies and give my career that extra edge. www.xpressmag.com.au


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Short Courses to Expand Your Horizons Polytechnic West

Designed for your leisure or to enhance your job opportunities, Polytechnic West’s short courses cover a range of topics, held in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. PWA’s short courses are flexible, responsive and professional. Polytechnic West’s staff pride themselves on offering technical training programs which cater to the needs and ever-changing demands of the workforce. This includes a new range of commercial courses which are designed to meet the needs of business and industry. Polytechnic West offers its students a huge range of short courses to choose from, including bricklaying, chocolate making, fitness evaluation, drawing, floristry, make up and plenty of other different courses. For a full list of courses or to enrol visit shortcourseswa.com.au.

Challenger Institute Of Technology Whether you want to work in the beauty industry, design fashion or learn how to responsibly serve alcohol, there’s a short course at Challenger Institute to teach you how to do just that. Challenger Institute’s exciting beauty courses are industry-relevant and studentdriven to provide quality training. Students will be taught by supportive and knowledgeable lecturers, using quality products and learning equipment. There are a range of beauty courses on offer including nail artistry, makeup artistry, waxing and tinting, facials, reflexology and aromatherapy. Train in fashion at Challenger Institute and you’ll get the hands-on, industry relevant training needed to design a cutting edge career

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SAE’s short course in Electronic Music Production (EMP) is perfect for anyone with a keen interest in writing and producing their own music. The course teaches students all the tricks, tips and shortcuts needed to create electronically generated music, working with programs such as Logic, Ableton and Reason. The course also covers technical and creative components such as sampling, editing, synthesis, sound design and special FX, all the way to a finished product that can climb the charts or set the dancefloors pumping. The course itself is only six months in duration for part time students, making it the pefect short course for anyone looking to make their way into the music industry.

Want to get into an electrical, mechanical or fabrication trade? The Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Industrial Training Institute provides accredited training and tailored courses in a ‘hands on’ learning environment for individuals wanting to be in the electrical, mechanical and fabrication trades. ITI offers flexible, industry focused training programs delivered by highly qualified trainers. Certificate IV in Engineering Courses: • Advanced Instrumentation • Fluid Power • Coded Welding • Conditional Monitoring Short Courses • Pre Capstone • Gap Training • Hazardous Areas Training An initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (Inc) and Apprenticeships Australia

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Graduate, Beauty at Challenger Institute of Technology “In 2005 I did the VET (Vocational Education and Training) School program where I attended Challenger once a week during high school and leant beauty salon work such as tinting and ear piercing. After I finished school I decided to do a short makeup course at Challenger which involved doing evening and wedding makeup and we touched on camouflage as well. In 2007 I also completed a nail technology course. I really enjoyed the leaning environment and having help and advice on hand. The short courses are an awesome learning experience and you get to meet fantastic people. I hope to complete either a traineeship of a diploma soon and would like to open my own salon in the future.”

I completed a Certificate IV in pattern making at Challenger Institute of Technology’s Visage Fashion Studio on a year’s break from a bachelor of fashion design and textiles at Curtin University. The pattern mak ing course at Challenger gave me a better understanding of pattern mak ing and a better sk ills base. Challenger helped me put my ideas into fruition and gain hands-on industry experience. In 2008 my fashion label The Butcher and The Crow was shown at the Elisha Quintal Perth Fashion Festival and as a result there was in interest in my label from stockers. I I would definitely recommend that now supply my label to seven boutiques in people interested in the fashion industry to WA and I am now in the process of taking my undertake the fashion course at Challenger. It also complements a university degree very well. label over east.

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in the clothing industry. Challenger has strong support from the WA fashion industry, and students training in the Visage Fashion Studio – Challenger’s state-of-the-art fashion production facility based in Fremantle’s West End – have regular contact with many local designers. If hospitality is more your thing then perhaps a Responsible Service Of Alcohol course is more your thing. Current WA liquor laws mean you need special training to serve alcohol, and this course satisfies these legal requirements. All licensees, managers, bar staff, permanent and casual serving staff should be RSA-trained, and new employees need to be trained within four weeks of starting in the industry. To find out how you can enrol, head to challenger.wa.edu.au.

at terms like ‘Indemnity Insurance’, ‘Copyright Infringement’ and ‘Profit Margin’. Working from bedroom studios, which take up no more space than the average iTunes collection, these rebel auteurs are out to make it big as the next internet heroes. And why not? These days digital cameras and editing software can be purchased at a pittance. And thanks to free content sites like YouTube and Vimeo, there is a ready made audience, hungry for original short comedies, horror flicks, dramas, music videos, vlogs and anthologies of horrible skateboarding injuries. The only thing the modern DIY filmmaker really needs is an idea and the knowhow to execute it. Consequently organisations like the Film and Television Institute are seeing more and more DIY filmmakers take part in short courses focused on filmmaking fundamentals. Taught by established industry professionals over the course of a weekend, these courses allow filmmakers of all levels to brush up on their Camera, Lighting, Sound Production, Script Writing, and Editing Skills. For someone seeking to make their first film, this tends

a contender for funniest home video. One such enthusiast was Broome High School student / MC Quaylin Macauley, who took part in a FTI Short Course to learn how to music videos for his Hip Hop outfit. “For us, especially living in Broome, it’s a way of getting our music out. We want to let people know who we are and where we’re from,” said Macauley. “Using tricks and techniques like good lighting and most importantly quality dubs, we can stand out from the other groups who just post their gigs recorded on shaky handy cams, where you can barely hear anything over the distortion. It’s good to get attention but you know, we don’t want to get the wrong kind of attention”. So while it’s unlikely that any training organisation is willing to take responsibility for a Jaws trailer re-edited as a romantic comedy, don’t be surprised if the next meme responsible for reducing productivity in your school, home or workplace, is the doing of an amateur filmmaker with some professional skills. _MICHAEL ELLIS

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Canning College Preparation Courses for students 16 years and over At the commencement of 2010, 380 local and international students received offers to study at university. 6 entered medicine, 62 engineering, 112 commerce, 45 science, 7 pharmacy and more. You can be part of this extraordinary academic success in 2011.

Year 12 (WACE) in 2011/12 Are you intending to study the TEE and enter university? To assist you Canning College offers a range of comprehensive bridging subjects. These are designed to: • assist you to decide on your future course of study • improve your chances of success • build your confidence and learning skills

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If you love film and fancy perhaps making one of your own, or being a part of the production of a film or TV series, there’s an amazing selection of media, film and production courses and degrees on offer in WA, from institutions such as Curtin, ECU, FTI, Murdoch and more.

FILM FANATICS

Screen Arts At Curtin University

If you aspire to work in film and television, perhaps as a cinematographer, filmmaker, technician, producer or director, then Curtin’s Screen Arts degree is the one for you! Students of this widely-recognised course work intensely with professional, industry-standard film, digital and video equipment including Curtin’s oncampus TV studio, which recently underwent a $1 million upgrade. Yo u w i l l t a k e a co m m o n f i r s t year that introduces you to the history, techniques and equipment of screen production, before you select from one of three pathways: Screen Production (feature films, documentaries, television and corporate), Screenwriting and Screen Studies. Many Curtin Screen Arts graduates have gone to become successful in the local, national and international industries. For more information on Screen Arts at Cur tin, visit humanities.cur tin.edu.au/ courses/.

MEDIA MADNESS

Murdoch University

A Bachelor of Media at Murdoch is a course that provides students with the knowledge base and skills for analysing and producing media texts, with a strong emphasis on screen and sound media, as well as on recent technological developments in the field. Students wishing to include media production skills (in film, TV, radio, digital media) are strongly encouraged to take a second major in Media (Screen and Sound, or Radio). For more information on Media at Murdoch, head to media.murdoch.edu.au.

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Graduate, Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies), Murdoch University I applied through mature aged entry and Murdoch was very helpful in guiding me through the process, and when my scores were in they were only to happy to help guide me through the other processes involved in gaining admission. I liked studying at Murdoch because it is not a force feed environment you take whatever you put out. I learned more from having coffee with the lecturers than most of the units that I studied. The staff were all great people who were generally interested in sharing their wealth of knowledge to those who were interested. I still have close relationships with all these people even though now I have recently graduated, it’s this dedication to the person and not simply the subject they are teaching that makes Murdoch what it is. While a student at Murdoch I created a short film currently being assessed by Sundance Film Festival and Ann Arbour Film Festival for its possible world premiere. I raised a budget of $35,000 to shoot the film, coordinating with a director from Hollywood, a director of photography who flies around the world shooting films and documentaries and a Production Manager who works for MTV. When I’m not studying I’m working on building a career in film. I’m travelling to Sydney and Melbourne to meet with Producers of films such as Dirty Deeds, Gone, and Romper Stomper, my mentors at Working Title films or Universal Studios or people who have worked on films such as Lord of the Rings, Happyfeet, King Kong and Children of the Silk Road, when I’m not travelling I’m writing feature film scripts and putting together a package that will be the first of it’s kind in Australia (Based on the research conducted so far) and one that will no doubt change the Australian film industry forever. I have already recommended Murdoch too many students and prospective students, based on what has been written above. I have one friend who has applied from Canada based on my reports about my time from Murdoch University. Murdoch has taught me that whatever I want in life I have the ability to achieve it, provided that I have the support of people around me.

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Curtin dominates WA Screen Award nominations

Cu r t i n U n i ve r s i t y o f Te c h n o l o g y f i l m students and graduates have scored three out of the six nominations for the best tertiary film at this year’s WA Screen Awards. Shor t films — Bedtime Stories, Mia and Chasing Rabbits — are all in the running for the prestigious award which will be announced on Saturday 6 March at the Perth Concert Hall. Curtin’s Department of Film, TV and Screen Arts Head, Howard Worth, said he was pleased to see Curtin graduates being nominated for this award. “We are very proud of our 2010 nominations; this continues the history of Curtin students’ success in the Awards. We wish them all continued success in the film industry,” he said. The WA Screen Awards celebrates innovation and the achievements of WA filmmakers, from students through to established industry professionals. At last year’s awards Curtin graduate Antony Webb won the WA Young Filmmaker of the Year. To find out what Curtin film courses are available mid-year, visit www.curtin.edu.au/ midyear.

The Film & Television Institute WA Inc (FTI) is the premier centre of excellence at the forefront of fostering an innovative and diverse independent screen community and culture throughout Western Australia. Working closely with organisations such as ScreenWest, Screen Australia and the ABC, the Film & Television Institute WA (FTI), provides students real world experiences that opens doors. FTI’s fast tracked learning programs prepare students for an immediate start to their careers in Digital Production, Screen Acting, Documentary or Animation. Tra i n i n g a t F T I g i ve s s t u d e n t s more than a Diploma. The industry focused courses are delivered by professionals who provide practical and up-to-date knowledge, which is essential in the rapidly changing media sector. For more information on studying at FTI, head to www.fti.asn.au or call (08) 9431 6708.

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Graduate, Advanced Diploma of Film & Television, Film & Television Institute I graduated from FTI’s Advanced Diploma of Film & Television in 2005. After comparing different courses I decided that FTI’s was the most impressive in terms of the calibre of lecturers. It’s a practical course with industry connections so it prepares you well for entering the film industry upon graduating. What I cherish most from my time at FTI was the invaluable on-set experience’s I received, as well as the opportunity to be mentored by BAFTA award winning director Mark DeFriest. Beyond the learning experiences I also received my first professional opportunities through FTI. Before I had even graduated I received a call from Screenwest after being recommended by FTI, to direct a ScreenWest funded short film called Underexposed. This rapidly led to other work opportunities within the film and television industry. I’m currently in Post-Production on my debut feature film Redback which I’m Producing and Directing. The support that FTI have provided me through the production stages of Redback has been amazing. I value the ongoing relationship that I have developed with FTI and look forward to future collaborations.

The main reason I chose the Diploma of Screen Acting at FTI, is that there is no other course in Australia, focused on Screen Acting rather than Theatrical Acting. From the different techniques you need on camera, right down to how you prepare yourself for auditions, FTI gives you the best possible start to a film career. The intensive one-on-one training teaches you everything you need to actively seek and win work as a Film and Television Actor. Also, the teachers are just outstanding. Fern Nicholson (Head of Screen Acting), knows what you’re capable of and won’t accept anything less than your best every time. I’ve really enjoyed the industry focus which gets all the students to work on-set, actually making the films rather than just studying them. Not to mention all the networking oppor tunities like the industr y screenings and film events, where you get to meet and mingle with the pros. Studying at FTI, gives you the confidence to just get out there and do it! I don’t graduate until September but I’m already working on two professional films, including a short film called Militant and a feature called Rag Witch. Both these films will be touring international film festivals in the next couple years. Next stop USA. www.xpressmag.com.au


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SCREEN SPECIAL WA Screen Academy

The WA Screen Academy is a one-year (three semester) intensive program in digital production for the small screen. It provides carefully selected students with industry-level skills, a showreel of production work and a strong analytical and theoretical foundation relating to television and associated new media applications. This is a specialist program for the most promising students with previous qualifications. It offers a Bachelor of Communications in Screen Studies for students with an Advanced Diploma from TAFE or equivalent and a Master of Professional Communications in Screen Studies for students with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or five years related industry experience. A small number of students are accepted into the following areas of specialisation: Producing/Production Management, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing and Multimedia Applications, Sound Recording/Design and Cinematography. The production slate includes short films, magazine/lifestyles shows, documentaries, corporate and promotional films and cross-platform drama content shot multicam in studio. Applications for mid year entry are now open. Students intending to apply should submit an application form before June 30, 2010. For more information contact Kathy Wheatley on (08) 9370 6421 or k.wheatley@ecu.edu.au. You can also visit the website: wascreenacademy.ecu.edu.au.

BRIGHT YOUNG STARS FILM AT ECU Edith Cowan University (ECU) film making students from the WA Screen Academy have taken The Dungog Film Festival by storm with ten of their films being selected to screen at this years’ event. Held in late May, in Dungog, NSW, the Dungog Film Festival is Australia’s most prestigious and unique film festival showcasing the very best of Australian cinema from the past, present and future. Dungog’s Screen Programmer, Laura MacDonald, said the Dungog team was sincerely blown away by the quality of content submitted by ECU’s WA Screen Academy. Last year the festival attracted more than 6,000 film lovers with screenings of independent features, short films, forums and readings of new scripts. Some of the films selected included

Stuffed, written by Magdalena Wozniak, who was recently awarded ‘Best Screen Play’ at the WA Screen awards, and The Bucks Party, written and directed by Mike Hoath, who recently was awarded ‘Young Filmmaker of the Year’ at the WA Screen Awards. Acting Director of the WA Screen Academy, Barbara Connell, said she is thrilled to have four documentaries and six dramas selected. “Dungog is a highly-regarded festival and it is an honour to have our films shown alongside the nation’s best as it reaffirms our reputation as one of the leading screen training programs in the country. “We are extraordinarily proud of our students and thrilled that their work is being recognised.”

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Claire Martin

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Graduate, Bachelor Of Communications (Photomedia) Much of what I learnt at Edith Cowan informs my work practice today. I completed a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Photomedia in 2004. At the time I only wanted to work on my Photomedia units, but in hindsight I see that the core subjects and electives in the Communications degree are some of the skills that I have come to depend on most. My IT units where I learnt to develop a website have been invaluable. I also did electives in Journalism which strongly inform the work I do today. All the basics of my photography practice were learnt at Edith Cowan, and the broad scope of the Photomedia course forced me to master many different styles which I continue to draw on in my work today. I loved the Campus, the facilities, the people, the lecturers, the vibe. It was great to be on a campus that caters to creative industries and to have access to all the latest tech equipment, and to have quality professional guidance. Probably one of the best things I did was my compulsory practicum in my final year. My Photojournalism lecturer suggested I volunteer with Foto Freo International Photography Festival. I met so many inspiring photographers who cemented my desire to pursue that direction. Six years later I am now exhibiting with Foto Freo so I feel I have come full circle since my time at ECU.

Diploma of Music Industry SAE Perth, BA (Recording Arts), SAE Melbourne I decided to study at SAE because the great facilities and hands on course work looked really appealing! Being interested in theatre/ music production in high school made SAE the next logical step. It was great to meet awesome like-minded industry related people. Another benefit was having the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art professional recording studios. I also enjoyed the benefits of the small class sizes great because it increased access to lecturers. Since leaving SAE, I have been working for different shows and venues for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Fringe Festivals. Currently I am the venue coordinator at Bella Union. It contains a bar for bands and the like, as well as the 100 and 200 seat theatre spaces. I have also just been taken on board at the ABC to become an OB engineer for several of their radio stations. The in depth theory classes at SAE made it easy to translate to real world experiences. The hands on practical classes also prepare you for what to expect in the industry. SAE’s practical syllabus component is great! There is no better way to learn how to do something than to get stuck in and do it for yourself. The friendly lecturers were always there to help trouble-shoot problems and help you achieve the best possible outcomes for your projects. If you are passionate about music making I can definitely recommend an audio engineering course at SAE. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a great career in this ever changing music industry!

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Central Institute of Technology launch their first ever Advanced Diploma in Music Business.

WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2009 - 2010 The 40-week flexible and practical course provides the opportunity for participants to develop business plans and manage music projects in the areas of recording, performance, marketing, management and publishing. Based at Central’s Leederville campus, students will have access to state of the art recording and rehearsal studios, a live performance venue and a suite of offices to run the business. Register now to avoid disappointment! For further information or to register your interest contact Central student services on 1300 300 822 or email scott.adam@central.wa.edu.au 42

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isn’t tickling your fancy then perhaps a semester or two overseas will do the trick. Most of WA’s universities offer cultural exchanges to destinations all over the globe, allowing students to experience another culture while completing their coursework. Even the Australian government is keen to encourage students to study overseas, offering lots of helpful advice at studyoverseas.gov.au. If you’re strapped for cash but still want to experience the world then perhaps there’s a grant or scholarship that can help get you to where you want to go; read on to find out more…

Curtin University

Picture yourself in Paris on a student exchange

Students of Curtin University can study overseas at a variety of partner institutions, including universities in Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden Switzerland, Thailand, the UK and United States. Curtin offers its students a range of grants and scholarships; there’s the Study Overseas Scholarship, Education Abroad Travel Grants, Business School Travel Grants, and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Grants. Students of Commerce, Engineering, or Mass Communication can also choose to study at Curtin’s Sarawak Campus in Malaysia with the Reverse Columbo Exchange Program. This exchange provides return airfares to Sarawak and an accommodation allowance and is offered to two students per semester. To find out more about Cur tin Univeristy ’s exchange program, head to outboundstudy.curtin.edu.au.

Ali Martin

Back in 1999, Perth lass Ali Martin decided to embark on an overseas exchange and she’s never looked back… Where did you choose to go on exchange? Denmark - I stayed just outside of Copenhagen in the towns of Kaastrup, Taarnby and Dragoer. How long was your exchange? One year - I stayed with three different host families. Two of them had teenage kids living at home and the last family’s children had moved out. How did you organise your exchange, was it through your University or an external exchange program? M y e xc h a n g e w a s p a r t o f t h e Rotary Youth Exchange Program directly after I finished year twelve.

Edith Cowan University

ECU encourages its students to broaden their skills, knowledge and cultural awareness by completing part of their studies overseas. There are a number of different programs available for ECU students, including exchanges, internships and short tours. If you like the idea of studying overseas but don’t want to be away for too long then perhaps a Short Program or Study Tour is for you. ECU’s Short Tours allow students to spend a short time overseas while Short Programs enable students to travel and study overseas during ECU’s winter and summer breaks. Perhaps you would like to put what you’ve learnt into practice, which is where an Internship comes in. ECU’s Internship program places students in an employment setting overseas, expanding the student’s employment possibilities. To find out more about ECU’s exchange program, check out ecu.edu.au/ international/study-overseas.

University of Western Astralia

Unlike other universities, UWA allows both undergraduate and postgraduate students to pursue overseas study experiences. Students who are in their second semester of second year are welcome to apply to complete their studies overseas. Th e re a re p l e n t y o f e xc h a n g e opportunities for all courses, including Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Sciences, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. To help students bear the financial burden of an exchange, the folks at UWA have created the UWA Student Exchange Loan, an interest free loan that doesn’t require re-payments until the student returns from overseas. There’s also the OS-Help Loan, a program that provides financial assistance to eligible Australian government supported students. For more info on UWA’s overseas study opportunities, head to international.uwa. edu.au.

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YOUTH EXCHANGE

If you’re not a university student but you still want to travel the globe, there are plenty of youth and high school exchange programs on offer. These exchanges allow young Australians to experience a foreign culture, learn new languages and build international friendships, perfect for those who don’t want to go straight from high school into university study. Rotary has a great exchange program that allows individuals to spend a year abroad in another country, staying with host families. While staying with a host family Rotary exchange students attend school and participate in Rotary and community activities. Rotary exchanges can occur between any two countries in which there are Rotary clubs, including Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Japan, Thailand, Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa. For information on Rotary Youth Exchange head to rotarnet.com.au. EF is another company that encourages students to go on exchange, offering high school placements for girls and guys aged 14 to 18. These exchanges can be as short as two to three months or as long as a full academic year. Like Rotary, EF places students with host families, who help the student to fully appreciate the foreign culture. For further information on EF exchanges check out ef-australia.com.au.

Murdoch University

Murdoch University has a fantastic exchange program which encourages students to take the plunge and spend a year studying abroad. Murdoch is incredibly supportive of students who want to study overseas, recognising that exchanges allow undergraduates to build an international network and undertake units not available at Murdoch University. To be eligible for an exchange, students must have completed at least two semesters of study, have a credit average and be a good ambassador for Murdoch. If you fit the bill, find out more at Murdoch.edu.au. 44

Admire the architecture while studying in Prague

What did you study? I was enrolled in gymnasium s c h o o l i n D e n m a r k . A f t e r y e a r n i n e, the students choose whether they will undertake academic, trade or specialist education. The academic students go to gymnasium (in either language or science streams), the trade students go to their trade (for example, an apprenticeship in mechanics) and the specialist students follow their preferred specialist field (eg pre-journalism or design course or TAFE equivalent). Students going into gymnasium also had the opportunity to take a few years of academic classes after year nine (the end of primary school) and before gymnasium. I was enrolled in gymnasium year one, with students my own age, and moved with them after the summer holidays into gymnasium year two. I was enrolled in the language stream and ‘studied’ Danish, Spanish, German, English, maths, science, drama, music and history. What did you get out of your exchange? A sense of who I was and what I wanted to do, a fantastic collection of turn-of-the-millenium French, British and Italian Vogue magazines, a passport full of stamps from all over Europe, a tolerance and tendency (sometimes to the point that it annoys me) to try to understand people and situations that are different to me, and a fabulous appreciation for Dogma films. I made some fantastic friends and my host families were amazing. They went out of their way to show me their cultural hotspots, their favourite parts of their cities and welcome me into their families, friendship groups, lives and homes. I went over there with no expectations of who I needed to be and, conversely, there were no expectations of who I was. All the people welcoming me knew was that my name was Ali and I was from Australia. There were no expectations to fulfill, apart from being polite, grateful and friendly. Wo u l d y o u e n c o u r a g e o t h e r s t o undertake an exchange? Definitely - you’ll never ever again be handed the oppor tunity to live in another country and be encouraged to do and try as many different things, to travel and be welcomed into other people’s lives, homes, families and friendship groups, (all the while being supported by your parents). www.xpressmag.com.au


EDUCATION

No doubt you can remember those teachers who inspired you at school,who opened up new worlds and made you want to learn more.Teaching is a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of young people and inspire a passion for learning. You might like to work with young children or maybe the variety of working in a secondary school with young adults appeals. Whatever your preference, there are some excellent teaching pathways available to individuals interested in education.

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Steven Morgana

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If you want to inspire, have a passion for learning and want to make a difference to the lives of young people, then teaching is definitely the career for you. An ECU teaching qualification will prepare you to become a confident teacher while also developing the skills required to work in a broad range of professions in Australia and overseas. Edith Cowan University is holding an information night for their Teaching degree: those interested in teaching at ECU should head to the Joondalup campus on August 10 at 6.30pm. The evening will give you the opportunity to speak with current teacher education students, learn about the course requirements and structure and hear what current students are doing. Light nibbles and refreshments provided. Edith Cowan University is holding an information night for their Teaching degree: those interested in teaching at ECU should head to the Joondalup campus on August 10 at 6.30pm. Sunday, July 18, is the University’s Open Day at Joondalup, and Sunday, August 25, is the Mt Lawley Campus’ Open Day. Register for both events at www. ecu.edu.au.

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Anna Cornell

Graduate, Bachelor of Education, University Of WA After completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts and work ing as a design lec turer and visual artist, I experienced my first taste of teaching and decided it was a career I wanted to take more seriously. I enrolled in the Education degree at UWA and found it to be an intense and exciting course that gave me the theoretical and practical skills necessary to undertake my chosen career. Since graduating from UWA, I am now teaching Art in the senior school at Christ Church Grammar School. Every day I encourage students to explore and understand the visual arts, watching their skills and confidence grow. As a teacher, the life experiences that occur every day in the classroom help you to develop as an educator, human being and also, for me, as an artist. Being able to influence or help just one student realise their potential is a truly rewarding experience. I strongly encourage those with passion who are seeking a fulfilling and challenging career to consider Education at UWA.

Anna Cornell

I was enrolled in a full-time Bachelor of Art (Art), from 2005 through to 2008, and then Honours (Art), in 2009, at Curtin University. I chose to study at Curtin on account of the course’s reputation of being the very best on offer in Western Australia. The institution has provided me with several wonderful opportunities. Of note, when still in my second year of my Bachelor I was selected to travel to France to study at the prestigious École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux Arts in Paris, which had a inestimable impact upon the way I now think about and create art today. Alongside benefiting from the great facilities at the institution, I gained immense knowledge from the staff at the Art department as they provoked me to question every aspect of my ideas and work while remaining friendly and supportive. Notwithstanding that I graduated last year, the institution continues to be a source of support for my artistic practice. I’m currently working with senior scientist, Glen Lawson, at Curtin’s physics department, exploring the creative possibilities and implications in the interface between art and physics as part of the Jump mentorship I received from the Australia Council in April. Since graduating from Curtin in 2009 my artistic practice has developed toward new and exciting trajectories the impetus of which in many ways is sustained by the knowledge and skills I gained studying art at Curtin. In September, I’ll be heading for London for two years after receiving an offer of entry into Masters at one of the world’s leading art departments in Europe (Goldsmiths, University of London). Had I not, I believe, developed the formal skills and conceptual knowledge behind my practice that I did while at Curtin, then this fantastic opportunity would not have been available to me.

Steven Morgana’s artwork

Were you one of those kids that was always asking ‘why’? If your curiosity has continued into your adulthood, or you just have a desire to learn a little more about the scientific world, today’s your lucky day! Scitech is presenting a series of free evenings of lively banter that will spark curiosity, ignite discussion and leave you questioning the world as you know it. Over four nights across June and July, leading Perth scientists will take you on a journey through contentious topics currently rousing debate in our society. The evenings happen every fortnight at The Velvet Lounge (adjacent to The Flying Scotsman on Beaufort St, Mt Lawley), from 6pm8pm. So grab your friends, fetch a drink and pull up a chair as professors pose the question – ‘If a sustainable future is a fantasy, what is going to save us?’. For more information, contact event coordinator, Renae Sayers at renae.sayers@ scitech.org.au or visit www.scitech.org.au. Check out these great debates happening in June and July:

Tuesday, June 29

THE CHANGING FACE OF SECURITY

How have technology and censorship revolutionised the terror game? Speakers include: Rajat Ganguly (Murdoch), BaTuong Vo (UWA) and CyberTechnology

Tuesday, July 13

BLURRED BOUNDARIES OF HUMANITY

What does it mean to be human when science mixes us with animals and technology? Speakers include: Oron Catts (SymbioticA) and Mike Alder (UWA)

Tuesday, July 27

ASTRONOMICAL AWESOMENESS

Why do we ask why? Speakers include: Cheryl Praeger (UWA), Carley Tillett (Scitech), Carmelo Amalfi (Murdoch) and Megan Argo (Curtin)

Scitech’s science communicator, Renae Sayers, will host the event which will feature a flurry of technology including screening a live twitter feed thanks to Scitech’s Techno Truck

TIMETABLES

Get your diaries out, here are some of the important university dates you’ll need to know if considering a tertiary education this year or you’re already there… Murdoch University

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JULY 2 - Orientation week commences for JULY 14 - 24 - Main Orientation Program for international and relocating (those moving from new students a rural or regional area or from interstate) JULY 26 - Lectures commence JULY 25 - Orientation week commences for all SEPTEMBER 27 - Mid semester break other students SEPTEMBER 30 - TISC closing date for AUGUST 27 - Last day to pay up-front tuition applications fees for Trimester 3 - Fees for enrolments made OCTOBER 4 - Lectures re-commence after mid after the start of trimester are due within 14 semester break days of enrolment OCTOBER 9 - Review and examinations begin AUGUST 28 - Semester 2 Census Date - Last day DECEMBER 13 - final results released to withdraw to avoid incurring a tuition liability and prevent units appearing on academic record. AUGUST 6 - Last day to enrol in Semester 2 units AUGUST 16 - Trimester 3 week 1 NOVEMBER 8 - Study Break

Curtin University AUGUST 2 - Start of Semester 2 AUGUST 6 - Due Date for Payment of Semester 2 student fees

AUGUST 1 - Second Semester begins

AUGUST 6 - Last day for addition of second semester units

SEPTEMBER 26 - Second Semester ends

AUGUST 31 – Non-teaching study break begins

AUGUST 30 - Tuition Free Week

NOVEMBER 4 - Pre-examination study break begins

AUGUST 31 - Census Date (last day for withdrawal from semester two units without HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP liability)

NOVEMBER 7 - Second Semester examinations begin

SEPTEMBER 27 - Tuition Free Week

NOVEMBER 12 - Summer Vacation begins

SEPTEMBER 15 - Final period for withdrawal from units (with penalty) OCTOBER 7 - John Curtin Day NOVEMBER 8 - Study Week

NOVEMBER 13 - Assessment begins

NOVEMBER 5 - Second semester examinations begin

DECEMBER 13 - Semester 2 unit results available

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It isn’t always easy to transition from high school studies to life at university or TAFE, so we’ve compiled a handy guide to help make the move a bit easier. The best way to learn the ins and outs of your new institution is to attend Orientation Day or Orientation Week. These events usually consist of campus tours, tutorials on how to use equipment and presentations from clubs looking to recruit new members. Before you make it to Orientation Week you will need to navigate your way around campus, which is pretty easy these days thanks to the internet. Google Maps

and detailed diagrams of most campuses are available online on university and TAFE websites, which will hopefully prevent you from getting lost on your first day. One of the easiest ways to settle in to university life is to join a student guild or club. Guilds represent the student body and provide services, facilities and activities for members, including employment services, discounts for Guild food and retail outlets,

insurance for work experience and priority ticket sales for guild events. Joining a club is a great way to actively participate in university life and meet new people while doing so. There are simply too many clubs for us to possibly list them all, with specialised clubs based on academic fields, religion or social interest, be sure to head along to Orientation Week to discover them all.

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Curtin University Guild President Jessica Short shares her tips for settling in to life at university… What tips would you offer school leavers looking to get the most out of university? Make sure that you take every opportunity get involved with clubs and volunteering organisations on campus, social events, sign a petition to increase Youth allowance, get involved in an education and welfare rally, check out the stalls on market days, make the most of common free timehanging out with friends and doing group assignments and make sure you eat all the free food the Guild gives out!

Edith Cowan University – July 15-24

ECU runs an intensive Orientation program for new and transitioning students at the start of semester to help ease students’ concerns, become familiarised with the University and discover important information about what to expect in their course. For more information head to ecu.edu.au/student/orientation.

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Why should new students join the guild? ’Cos the Guild is awesome! In all seriousness, it’s about student control over student affairs, the Guild’s main purpose is to represent students at all decision making levels through the university boards and committees. There are over 20 dedicated student representatives eager to help students and advocate for students on a state and federal level. We also provide suppor t to students on campus. We provide bookshop grants, emergenc y relief assistance, postgraduate student grants, assistance to students who are struggling through their courses, resume help, tax help, we provide legal help and we also provide computers to students who need it the most. We also provide ser vices for students such as food outlets, second hand book shop, a copy and design shop for all your printing needs, we have an IT store and much, much more. But as well as all of that a lot of students probably enjoy the massive events that we put on more than anything else, and without student support we just wouldn’t be able to make them happen.

Curtin University – July 26-31

University Of Western Australia – July 19-23

At UWA’s Orientation Week, students will meet key faculty staff, attend an information session about IRIS computing accounts, be introduced to library systems, tour their faculty and meet representatives of their faculty society. For more info head to guild.uwa.edu.au.

Orientation at Curtin University runs over two weeks. The first week, Prep Week, includes events and activities solely for international students. The second, StartUp Week, is for both international and local students. For more information head to orientation.curtin.edu.au.

Curtin Guild President Jessica Short

STUDENT LIFE WITH STUDENT EDGE

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Murdoch University’s Orientation program has been designed to meet individual’s specific needs as a new student to Murdoch and to introduce key Murdoch University staff, the campus, and facilities. Murdoch has planned a number of activities that will give new students lots of opportunity to experience the helpful and friendly atmosphere at Murdoch.

It’s common knowledge that students more often than not have to count their pennies to make ends meet, which is why the folks at Student Edge offer many discounts for those completing their studies. When you join up for free with Student Edge, life becomes a whole lot cheaper, thanks to discounts at restaurants, shops and sporting clubs. Become a Student Edge member now to receive discounts at places such as Boost Juice, Brumby’s, Chicken Treat, Domino’s, McDonalds, Pasta Cup, Wokinabox, Red Rooster, Pure + Natural, Betts, BlueSpirit, Transit Clothing, Rebel Sports, West Coast Eagles Team Store, Star Surf, Adventure World, Pot Black, Hoyts, Billy Hyde Music, TimeZone and many many more. To m a k e t h e m o s t o f t h e s e discounts and more, head to studentedge. com.au. www.xpressmag.com.au


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FUTURE SHORTS We Like Short Shorts To stay up to date with all things Future Shorts, using short film, and how to understand the short head to futureshorts.com. film medium, how to really get short films working, because they work so differently from feature Billed as the world’s largest short film festival, films. So to work really well in a short film, it’s a real international phenomenon Future Shorts has finally challenge.” come to Australia, launching with a recent red A key part of the Future Shorts approach carpet event at The Fly by Night Club in Fremantle to marketing is the use of social media. “We work and continuing with monthly screenings at very much on viral publicity, and I think that can Northbridge’s The Bird starting from Tuesday, June very much make or break your film, as far as it goes. 29. Local film industry liaison Amy Broadfoot took Look, for example, This is Perth had 75 000 views the time to fill us in on the history and purpose in one week, now the most popular WA film of all time. I’m sure other local films that have been of the festival. “Future Shorts currently exists in 20 made here haven’t had that amount of viewers, so countries and 60 cities across the globe. It was yeah, YouTube and other viral social networks are started in London in 2003 by Fabian Riggall, a short a vital part; there’s an entire structure out there to filmmaker who wanted a larger platform for his market something virally.” At the moment, as far as Australia is short films. At the time there were festivals and not much else, so as an art form, as a medium, it had concerned, Future Shorts is exclusive to Perth. to grow and expand as an industry. And in doing “There was one screening before at All Tomorrow’s so it began to generate more respect for short Parties in 2008, but that’s it. With the monthly filmmakers, and it became a more viable medium. screenings, we’re choosing one outstanding local So now in addition to screenings in 60 cities they film each month to screen alongside these films, have a YouTube channel that gets about a million and then we forward it along, and see if there’s hits each month, and they also sell to channel 4 potential for international distribution. Perth is in the UK and to Virgin mobile, MTV and other ready and willing, so we’ve got it before Melbourne distributors around the world. So for short film and Sydney. So it’s really exciting that it’s going they’re really creating an industry to go with the New York, Berlin, London, Prague, Perth.” Perhaps the most exciting part of the artform.” Broadfoot is passionate about the place Future Shorts experiment is its drive to bring back a short film has in our culture. “I think Australia has more grassroots, underground film culture.“It’s not quite a strong short film industry, and has for many limited to cinema, it’s in bars, in cafes, it’s outdoors, years, but I think it’s been reduced to just festivals. it brings fun and accessibility back to cinema, make Filmmakers shouldn’t just be seeing short films as it something that’s really sociable, like it is to go see a stepping stone, it’s certainly a very vital artform. a live band. Why can’t we do that with cinema?” They need to look into it with business plans and _TRAVIS JOHNSON strategy in mind, and how to launch their careers

GET HIM TO THE GREEK Stroke The Furry Wall air head, slutty pop princess Jackie Q is so close to what you’d expect from a pop starlet, with her raunchy songs and bed hopping antics, she seems the perfect partner to Snow’s outlandish character. The film works well with the way it throws Jonah Hill’s character into so many different situations involving sex, drugs and booze, offering laugh out loud moments through the entire two hour running time. A real highlight of the film is when Snow takes a detour to Vegas to meet his estranged father, ending in a massive drug fuelled fight, and the inspiration for the song Furry Wall. Get Him To The Greek Viewers are conditioned to love to hate Aldous, as he puts Aaron through gruelling and cringe Directed by Nicholas Stoller Starring Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Rose worthy situations. Russell Brand executes his character with Byrne such finesse that you couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role. His delivery of lines, that cheeky London In what seems a case of art imitating life Russell Brand stars as Aldous Snow in Get Him To The accent and the knowledge we have of his own personal life, makes the film his own. The slew of Greek, a drug abusing, sex obsessed British rocker first seen in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Get Him To cameos within the film leads you to believe that The Greek follows the journey of record company Aldous is indeed a real rock star; if he’s not pashing intern Aaron Green (Hill), who has been tasked Pink, he’s abusing another well known celebrity. with getting the disgraced rocker to the Greek This aspect of the film is good, but there may have Theatre in LA for a reunion gig after a 10 year been one too many cameos, as you start to think they are just chucking these big names in because absence. What follows is a hilarious series of they can. This is however a minor problem in a film that expertly delivers fantastic and memorable events from London, to the Today Show in New moments throughout. You feel like you’re on the York and finally to the Greek, via a detour in Las 72 hour bender with them, and you definitely feel Vegas. The two lead characters play off each other sorry for Aaron and the task he’s been given. fantastically; Brand plays the part of Snow perfectly, Get Him To The Greek is a definite mustwith his own life playing heavily in to the part of see comedy this winter, full of hilarious moments the rock star. and very memorable characters. You’ll leave the Aldous Snow’s songs feature throughout cinema singing about furry walls or bangers beans the film, such as Bangers, Beans And Mash and the and mash, and end up telling your friends all about song that disgraced him, African Child. Snow’s it. Every year has that one comedy that people musical compositions are incredibly funny and remember for its outrageousness, last year was The add a unique element to the film. Mostly the Hangover, this year, it’s Get Him To The Greek. entire soundtrack consists of songs by Snow and his ex-lover, Jackie Q. Rose Byrne’s portrayal of the _LUKE TROLLOPE

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Every day thousands of commuters pass through the Wellington Street Bus Terminal, often with headphones in and eyes firmly fixed on the ground. The folks from Foodchain want to rectify this state of disconnection and will do so by transforming two empty shop spaces within the terminal into installations spaces for young, West Australian artists. In Transit provides a space for emerging artists to exhibit their work, while enlivening empty stores located inside the terminal. Every two weeks different video and new media works from artists aged under 35 will screen from 6am ’til 11.30pm, providing commuters with unexpected entertainment. If you’re a video or new media artist wanting to share your work, the folks from Foodchain would love to hear from you. Visit foodchainperth.com/intransit to read more about the project and to download an expression of interest form. Applications close at 5pm on Monday, June 28. For more info on how you can get involved email katie@ foodchainperth.com.

EYE SPY

Every year the Perth Centre for Photography hosts the Iris Award, a national prize for portraiture that recognises excellence in the field. There’s over $4000 in cash and prizes up for grabs for photographers and new media artists, including $3000 cash for first prize, $500 cash and a Crumpler bag for the winner of the Judges Commendation; and $500 cash plus a Crumpler bag for the recipient of the Student Prize. Entries close on Wednesday, July 28, and winners will be announced at the official exhibition opening on Friday, August 27. To get involved head to pcp.org.au.

RED CROSS Re-Invented Red Cross runs at the Blue Room theatre from Tuesday, June 21, ’til Saturday, July 10. Bookings can be made via the venue on (08) 9227 7005. The Wet Weather Ensemble and Sarah McKellar (in her previous work with the Duck House), have been known for their radical and anarchic devised work, as well as their tangential developments of existing plots and texts. In all these ways, their latest opus Red Cross by Sam Shepard is a significant departure, a point director Mckellar emphasised in my conversation with her. “We’re not taking it as a devising process; it’s not a re-invention in the way that the Orestia or the Bearskinner were re-inventions. It is a production of the text, which is very accessible. We’re dealing with the text as it is, we’re using the

The Wilderness Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

HALF TIME

Australian singer-songwriter Deborah Conway will return to WA this August with collaborator Willy Zygier, to launch a brand spanking new album. Fresh from performing at the Rockwiz Stage Show, Conway and Zygier will make their way to WA to share tracks from their ninth studio album, Half Man Half Woman, at the Prince Of Wales in Bunbury on Thursday, August 5; Friends Restaurant on Friday, August 6; The Norfolk Basement on Saturday, August 7; and at the Ravenswood Hotel on Sunday, August 8. Tickets for all shows are available from Heatseeker, for more info on Conway and Zygier head to deborahconway.com.

text as signposts as where we should go with it. It’s hard to know though until you talk to people who are familiar with it. You could take a lot of things from the text, in terms of direction, but it’s not a reinvention.” Yet it would be unfair to call the production a ‘standard’ one, as it still features a process that incorporates quite a bit of interpretation and development. “I think the way it’s written you could take it any way you like. It’s quite open in style and describes the set as being all white and we decided to go with that, we didn’t start off with that necessarily happening, but we did end up doing it. We’re discovering new things all the time. It comes across as quite absurdist but the characters are a lot more realistic and relatable than it does on paper. It could be presented as quite surrealist or absurdist but these people are like us and I wanted it to be something people could relate to that gets to people.” For the performers who initiated the

BILL BAILEY The Bill Bill Bailey performs at the Perth Convention Centre’s Riverside Theatre on Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4. Bookings can be made through Ticketek. Perhaps best known for playing Manny on three seasons of Black Books, Bill Bailey is one of the UK’s funniest exports, blending music and comedy in his numerous live shows. Ahead of the first gig of his Australian Bill Bailey Live tour, the Bristol comic caught up with X-Press to chat music, deep friend sandwiches and Westlife. How’s your day been so far? Very good, I’ve had a Monte Cristo sandwich and I’ve spoken about myself all day.The Monte Cristo sandwich I have to recommend. I was intrigued, hence, I ordered it. Turns out it’s just like a club sandwich only, it’s been fried (laughs). It’s a deep fried sandwich. It’s delicious. Presumably that was the Count of Monte Cristo’s favourite. What were you upto before you headed down Bill Bailey under for this tour? Immediately before I got onto the plane play, it’s not an ideal venue for football either. It was I was performing outdoors in a football stadium interesting. It was a risk obviously being England in the summertime, there’s always a risk of thunder, which was good fun. lightning and hail. However, it remained dry and I can’t imagine that’s the most ideal venue for a balmy. The football stadium was in Bristol and comedy show. No, but then again if you watch England that’s my home town. They approached me and 50

WINTER WITH THE WILDERNESS

WAAPA’s Arts Management Student Organisation invites music fans to join them for a spectacular evening of indie, blues and psychedelic rock at the Norfolk Basement on Friday, July 2. Featuring performances from Will Udall, Hunting Huxley and The Wilderness, the gig will raise funds to financially support the students while they complete a 10 week, unpaid industry secondment as part of their studies. Doors open at 8pm and entry is $10. For more info on AMSO head to amsowaapa.org.

FACE OFF

Perth based accessories label Estreya is on the hunt for a ‘real’ woman to become the face of the label, both in Australia and overseas. Rather than selecting a professional model to represent their designs, the folks at Estreya want to find a woman with a healthy body image to showcase their creations. Entries for the face of Estreya competition are now closed, but you can help choose the winning woman by heading online to estreya.com.au/model-ratings and casting a vote for your favourite entry. There are lots of beautiful women in the running, one of whom will take home $3,500 in cash and prizes. To find out who wins, be sure to buy a ticket for the grand final which is set to take place at Onyx Bar on Saturday, July 17. For more info head to estreya.com.au.

Red Cross (Photo: Jacqueline Jane) project, the draw of the play stood somewhere between the desire to embark on textual work, as well as a fascination with its imagery. “The writing is very exciting and evocative. There are a lot of descriptions of the creepy things around your skin. They were excited by the skilled writing, which is very different from his later work, which is a more naturalistic, American style. They are interested in

quite text based material and wanted to get their teeth into something challenging.” And having been asked to come aboard, McKellar found herself drawn to the more sublime elements of the work. “For me, it was the layers and the depth of the characters, which was slowly being revealed through the process. We could have taken it on face value and done it as they were on paper, but these characters have been revealed to be very complex. The more you dig in to what they are afraid of the way they react to everything is justified by their fears. It’s very interesting to watch and exploration of how people deal with their fears.” Yet for all this, McKellar emphasised that the work isn’t wanting in humour.“It’s funnier than people expect it to be. I would say that it’s almost Pinter-esque in its style. There’s a lot of aggression and subtext, but it’s a funny play.” _JOE LUI

said they were putting on some gigs over the Well, firstly, in Perth specifically I want to summer and asked if I wanted to do one. So I said explore down, out and around. And around and ‘yeah, put me down’. So I was on after Westlife. about. I’ve been to Rottnest Island a few times now and I’ve seen the Quokkas. The Dutch thought they were rats, right? [Assumes generic European A combination of music and comedy then? Well, you say music. It’s more like ‘here accent] ‘They are like huge rats, they must be some is some aural sludge and now, some whimsy!’. The kind of crazy Australian rat! It stands up, these crazy audience was great. It wasn’t ideal, I did it as a one rats, these are fantastic, lets make satay from them!’. off because I was asked and it’s my home town and I’ve been to Perth a few times – I have family there. I thought it would be a laugh but it’s definitely not I want to explore. the best place to do comedy. I think theatres are great mainly because you can hear what everyone You’ve done lots of very different live shows is saying. I like there to be banter with the audience like Tinselworm and Bill Bailey’s Remarkable and if you can’t hear what the audience is saying Guide To The Orchestra, what do you have in it’s rather confusing. store for audiences this time round? Well, the theme of this show is roughly You’ve been to Australia quite a few times now, about doubt of all kinds: personal religion, climate what are your impressions of this nation of change, banking, not knowing what the hell is ours, aside from the Monte Cristo sandwiches going on, dark matter, the history of the universe. of course. There’s all manner of questions I keep piling up. I Apart from them, everything else is a started this show quite a few months ago and disappointment (laughs). I’ve always loved the grew it from small venues. light, there’s something about the quality of the I’m trying out loads of new music stuff, light here that’s different to everywhere else. I just songs, and I’ve just been on a tour around Scotland love the open spaces, we don’t get that in Britain. and the conversations I had with audiences there Every time I come here I try to drive out into the created loads of different avenues for the material wilderness in a small Nissan Micra to add the risk to go.The core of the show is quite personal; it’s my element. I like the wildlife and the strangeness. It’s own stories and things that have happened to me a very strange and bizarrely wonderful place and I and lots of new songs and audience involvement. try not to forget that. I love performing this show so I’m looking forward to it. Anything in particular that you’d like to see while you’re here this time? _EMMA BERGMEIER www.xpressmag.com.au


VISUAL ARTS

Squared by Marcella Kaspar

Squared, Greenhill Galleries, 6 Gugeri Street, Claremont. The annual Squared exhibition is designed to provide new collectors with an opportunity to purchase more affordable pieces, by providing beautiful smaller scale works. This year ’s exhibition features work by some of Australia’s most sought after artists, including Robert Juniper, Jason Benjamin, Crispin Akerman, Peter Boggs, Dean Bowen, Zhong Chen, Marcella Kaspar, Christine Johnson, Julian Meagher, Jim Thalassoudis and Katarina Vesterberg. Ten per cent of all sales will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Exhibition runs ’til Saturday, July 3.

Rounds, PICA, James Street, Northbridge. Rounds is an exhibition of nine cutting-edge Western Australian artists that radically engage with issues of peer influence through a self-generating exhibition process. Working through a series of four cycles, it started on September 5, 2009, and continues through to March 27, 2010. Each ar tist responds to a work made in the previous cycle by another artist in the group. Features Neil Aldum, Rebecca Baumann, Tim Carter, Elise/Jurgen, Shannon Lyons, Bennett Miller, Sarah Rowbottam and George Eger tonWarburton. Exhibition opens on Friday, June 25, and runs ’til Wednesday, August 25. Poesis, Heathcote Museum & Galler y, Duncraig Road, Applecross. Four local artists, Margaret Baker, Melody Smith, Serena Aristei and Melanie Diss come together to showcase their work which embodies the core element of the materiality and history of painting. Works var y from traditional to non-traditional approaches of representational painting, jewellery making, sculpture, installation, g e s t u r a l p a i n t i n g, t o t h e c r e a t i o n o f luminous pristine surfaces. Each practice is based on process or poesis; an approach to the construction of and layering of meaning. Exhibition runs ’til Monday, July 5. Skin Deep, Elements Art Gallery, 131A Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith. Western Australian artist Brian Simmonds continues to explore the quiet beauty of the world at our feet. The surface qualities of

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Pause The Moment, Gallery East, 94 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle. In Pause The Moment Jennie Nayton continues and extends her unique combinations of photographic prints of natural phenomena, with geometric three-dimensional structures which have been worked into the print material by cutting, folding and expanding. Exhibition opens on Friday, July 2, and runs ’til Sunday, July 25. the ground are often inadvertently missed yet carry a plethora of textures and stories. Through his art Simmonds is calling us to look more closely, to take a breath and bear witness. Exhibition runs ’til Sunday, July 11.

be made via The Blue Room on (08) 9227 7005 or online at blueroom.org.au.

Three Blokes And Their Barbies, Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Murdoch Road, Thornlie. The great Australian enigma of blokes, beer Nicholas Folland, Turner Galleries, 470 and barbeques gets put on the grill in Three Blokes And Their Barbies, a show that combines William Street, Northbridge. Nicholas Folland’s self titled exhibition has comedy sketches with musical interludes. The an aesthetic of chaotic beauty, it’s playful, three blokes in this delightful and wicked sometimes whimsical, and often humorous. He comedy view beer as the answer to the works with materials as diverse as crystal and meaning of life and consider the love of a granite, and incorporates domestic objects into good woman no match for a Sunday spent in dramatic new creations, such as chandeliers the tinnie fishing. Performance takes place on Saturday, that grow ice, glassware that forms an icy floe, a bathroom that continuously overflows, and a July 10, at 8pm. Bookings can be made online cloud formed from multiple chandeliers. Nature at Gosnells.wa.gov.au or by calling (08) 9493 and the romantic landscape make regular 4577. appearances in his work, but always with a LoveBites, Playhouse Theatre, Pier Street, twist, or a fractured unease. Exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday, Perth. Love bites hard, love bites soft, sometimes it June 25, and runs ’til Saturday, July 24. leaves a bruise and sometimes it makes you Get smART, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin laugh so hard you have to cry! LoveBites is a delicious collection of bite-sized vignettes University, Bentley. With over 60 new works from established revealing how modern romantic relationships artists, Get smART features an array of ceramics, start, and how they end... or end up. Told paintings, drawings, sculptures, objects, through the stories of seven different couples, photographs, prints and audio visual works. The audiences experience sudden love, forbidden exhibition showcases the work of artists who love, true love, self-love, sexual love, unrequited have exhibited their creations at the gallery love, and love that just isn’t enough. Season opens on Thursday, June 24, since its inception in 1998, or are part of the and runs ’til Sunday, July 11. Curtin University Art Collection. Exhibition runs ’til Friday, August 13.

PERFORMANCE Stop! Don’t Blink, PICA, James Street, Perth. Created by Cadi McCarthy, Stop! Don’t Blink takes a look at the destruction of the natural environment and the constantly changing urban landscape. Seen through the eyes of a child, the 50-minute piece is based on the loss of a playing field. Season opens on Saturday, July 3, and runs ’til Saturday, July 10. Bookings can be made via PICA on (08) 9226 2322. Spirit Fingers, Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge. Unlike other magic shows, where banter and visual misdirection rule, Plink Plonk Productions’ Spirit Fingers will provide a visual feast of illusions with no cheesy jokes, no banter, in fact, no vocals at all! See only the magicians’ hands performing world-class tricks and choreographed hand dancing by emerging company Ludwig Productions. Season opens on Tuesday, July 6, and runs ’til Saturday, July 24. Bookings can

MUSIC Paul Lewis; June 29 Perth Concert Hall; bookings through BOCS. Lior; July 8 ArtBar; bookings through BOCS Space Classics; July 9-10 Perth Concert Hall; bookings through BOCS. Black Sorrows; July 30 Charles Hotel; bookings through BOCS. Marshall McGuire; August 4 St George’s Cathedral; bookings through BOCS. Clare Bowditch, August 5 ArtBar; bookings through BOCS. Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, August 5-8 Various venues; bookings through Heatseeker. Darren Hanlon, August 21 Fly By Night; bookings via flybynight.org.

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WINDOW SHOPPING

FASHION

West Australian designer Garth Cook will give the window displays at Zara Bryson boutique a makeover this week, featuring garments from his divine Spring/Summer collection. A capsule collection of eight one-off garments will be showcased at Zara Bryson, featuring celebrated designs from Cook’s Rosemount Australia Fashion Week debut. “Garth contacted me to let me know that this capsule collection was coming back from his press agency in Sydney and that’s when I had the idea to showcase it in the windows,” says Bryson of her decision to feature Cook’s designs in her store. “Garth’s spring/summer RAFW collection is coming into my store in August and I wanted to give my clients a little taste of what they can expect from Garth next season. The winter capsule collection is very tailored and it’s all handmade, so it’s very special and really deserves to be seen.” When asked what inspired his latest collection, Cook reveals that Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch was a significant influence. “I like the contrast of normality with the bizarre,” he says of Bosch’s creations. “In particular The Garden Of Earthly Delights, which depicts scenes of purgatory with strange creatures and naked bodies. I started with a basic princess line block and dissected it to create new, unusual shapes but leaving the original lines in place. I played with different fabric combinations of wool and silk organza to create an element of nudity without being nude.” All of the outfits that will be showcased in the Zara Bryson window are one-offs, but Bryson reveals that if “a client loves something and needs another size or some tweaking, Garth will happily make something to order.” To check out Garth’s window display, make your way to Zara Bryson at Shop 2, 502 Hay Street in Subiaco (next to Ace Cinemas) before Monday, June 28.

BIRTHDAY BASH

To celebrate the one year birthday of West Australian label Natasha Mapleson, a special invite-only event will be held this Saturday, June 26, at Wolfe Lane. The soiree will feature an auction of limited edition Natasha Mapleson designs, with all funds raised going to the World Society For The Protection Of Animals. Though the event is invite only, X-Press has five doubles to give away, so if you’re a fan of Mapleson’s body conscious designs then be sure to email win@xpressmag.com.au with ‘Natasha Mapleson’ in the subject line to go into the draw to pocket a double pass to this exclusive event.

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VELVET UNDERGROUND

First created back in the 14th century, velvet is a luscious fabric that was traditionally reserved for those who had royal blood coursing through their veins. Sported by kings and queens from India to England, velvet was a sign of wealth and aristocracy for many years, until us commoners got our hands on it (hooray!). These days velvet is readily available, so much so that Brazilian footwear label Melissa covers many of its shoes with it. If the idea of walking on velvet sounds like heaven, then be sure to pop in to Pulse clothing at 772A Hay Street in the city (next to Burberry), to check out Melissa’s velvet covered designs. _EMMA BERGMEIER

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DROP THE LIME TAKING CHANCES

He may look like James Dean and mug for the camera like Morrissey but when it comes to music, Luca Venezia is one of kind. GLEN PARKS catches up with a “not too shabby, not too flabby” Venezia to discuss exploring new sounds, taking risks and what it means to drop the lime. If you read anything about Luca Venezia or Drop The Lime, it’s likely to refer to him as the quintessential New Yorker. His whole identity, sources claim, is defined by his birthplace. It’s the kind of broad, brushstroke journalism that is easy to dismiss. But listening to Venezia’s thick Brooklyn accent, confident demeanour and rapid fire conversation, it’s hard to disagree with the statement. Despite his New York nature, Venezia’s chosen moniker is actually inspired by family trips to Italy in his youth. “In Sicily they only have limes there, they don’t have lemons. So there’s this old wives’ tale they used to tell me about lemons bringing good fortune and shit. And I was like, ‘fuck them, they drop that lime’. And with a tequila shot, you drop that lime. You take a risk; you have no chaser. You take a bite out of life.” Given the artistic background of his family – his mother is a photographer, his father is an abstract painter – it’s not a surprise that Venezia found an outlet through music. But it wasn’t until a formative experience at rave in Brooklyn that he started to focus on dance music. “One time I was at this party when I was like 14 or 15. The show was going crazy, people were like hands in the air going nuts. Chemical Brothers were there; I never heard them before. I was like, ‘what is this shit, man?’ .People were going crazy and losing their shit – it was amazing! So I put the guitar down (because I used to be in a band) and I picked up a turntable.” Venezia quickly made a name for himself as a breakcore artist, changing his focus to house in 2005. According to him, it is a willingness to keep integrating new sounds that keeps making music interesting. continued page 57

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 SCHWAYZE POSTPONED Illusive Entertainment regrets to advise that LA trendsetter and ruler of indie hip hop, Shwayze, has postponed his Australian tour with Cisco. So that means if you were headed to the show at Villa this Friday, save yourself the cab fare! Patrons have been advised to hold onto tickets ‘til new tour dates are announced. Salt will let you know when we hear about the new dates!

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One of the most lauded and loved MCs in Australia, Ozi Batla has led The Herd and Astronomy Class on multiple national tours and performances at all the major festivals. Now the Batla’s venturing out on his first solo tour in support of his debut record Wild Colonial Michael Jackson (check out the review in Test Lab this week!). With plenty of his new tracks already heavily BEAT IT featured on triple j, Rage, Video Hits and Channel We know you’ve all been hanging out for a [V], Ozi steps out on stage backed by Sandro, Michael Jackson tribute night for some time who produced the entire Wild Colonial shebang. now, and Headayke Events is answering your Expect a classic night of golden era influenced cries with Sunshine, Moonlight, Good Times, hip hop with one of the most accomplished MCs Boogie! Slip on your white glove, flick back in the country. He plays at the Rocket Room on your sequin jacket and tip your black fedora August 21, supported by Stoop Fresh, Rythm hat and celebrate all things Jacko at Impact Bar, Infinit and DJ Simmo T. Tickets through moshtix. Northbridge, on Saturday, June 26. Old school com.au. pros J-Smooth, Ruthless and Headayke will be spinning all the ‘70s funk, disco, Motown, New Jack swing and ‘90s old school r’n’b that you can handle! Special MJ sets throughout the night will be reliving the magic of a 50 year career from the artist. Dress Michael Jackson styleeeez. Doors open 8pm for $5 (guest list) and $10 (without). To get on the list, email homeperth@ gmail.com. Just don’t blame your hangover on the boogie!

REPUBLIC STILL ROCKIN’ Contrary to rumours, The Republic is still cranking each weekend. Cheap drinks, rocking tunes and some mighty fine people will be there every Friday night from 11pm, including this Friday, June 25, so make sure you keep this joint on your late night party radar! The Republic is also open every Saturday from midnight – this Saturday indie punk night Control is on the cards. The Republic is on the corner of Shafto Lane and Wellington St in Perth.

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LOCO LINE UP Boy Crazy Stacey

UNSTOPPABLY SEXY

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You want big? Think of all the underground nights in Perth, think of all the rad DJs at all the underground indie dance nights in Perth, throw them all into one, hot, melting dancefloor pot, and you’ve got some idea of exactly what Unstoppable Glue at Manhattans is like! The dudes behind Sexy, King Tito’s Dirty Disco, Bad Love and HUMM at The Bird have all come together for this big crackerjack of a Saturday night. DJs Micky Juice, Lightseed, Ben Edit, Boy Crazy Stacey and more. Go spin around in the intoxicating haze of Manhattan’s, sip on a cocktail or beer, and let all your cares drift off into the ether. Saturday, June 26, Manhattans, 243 Albany Hwy, Vic Park. Entry is free from 7pm.

Featuring Moustache (Single Launch) with special guests The Spin Chorus, Davey Craddock, Sean Pollard and Jack Quirk Esq. Doors Open 8pm

The international contingent for the 10th anniversary Circo Loco tour has now been revealed and heading up the festivities is techhouse star Jamie Jones, last here in summer 2009. He’s joined by Circo Loco legend Davide Squillace and Frankfurt’s Robert Dietz. The Perth leg of the tour goes down on Friday, October 22, at a venue TBA, we’ll give you the updates as they come in.

GODS ARE BACK International clubbing giant Godskitchen will land here again in October, with four internationals locked in to provide the soundtrack. Andy Moor, John O’Callaghan, Marcel Woods and Wippenberg are the Godskitchen recruits, with more names to come. Already 2010 has been a vintage year for trance with a steady string of tours, so expect this to be another highpoint. Godskitchen hits Perth on Friday, October 8. Stay tuned to Salt for more details.

DEAD DUBS

SATURDAY The Dance Section bringing you the newest and freshest sounds from House to Trance presented by DJ Alan Sharkey. Door open 9PM $5 admission

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The brain behind same of the biggest hardcore hits ever released, Neophyte is without a doubt one of the most innovative and creative hardcore producers on this planet. From Rotterdam to L.A., Sydney to Moscow, his performances are always filled with new exclusive productions, combined with excellent mixing and great interaction with the crowd. Witness Neophyte live in the flesh when he comes to Rise on Friday, July 9, joined by hardcore DJs Tommyknocker and Beholder. Door sales only from 9.30pm. Rise members $10 before 11pm, $15 thereafter. Non-members $15 before 11pm $25 thereafter.

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You know how at the Big Day Out there’s a Boiler Room, and it’s the club/dance stage? Well, the upcoming RTRfm Winter Music Festival is having its own version of the Boiler Room at Mojos this Saturday, and it’s going to be a cracker! The Underground Solution crew (Special, hax0rw4ng and Ben Taaffe) go headto-head with Nick Elliott and Rok Riley. There’ll be Meupe Records’/Grave New World’s Camryn vs Triaianos (live), not to mention Pex (live), Taku and Simba. Over in the courtyard, Claude Mono vs Microgroove, Paul Gamblin vs Wrighteous, Graceberg vs Jade Nobbs and Minaxi May will be spinning up a storm. Presale tickets are only available at www.rtrfm.com.au/events. They are $10 for RTRFM subscribers and $15 for General Admission. Tickets on the door will be slightly more expensive. Doors open 7pm. Get warm on the winter dancefloor!

New Zealand’s Kids Of 88 make anthemic, postrave pop and are very uplifting live. This Sunday, June 27, you can catch Kids Of 88 at Mojo’s, Fremantle, playing the hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s (and maybe even some of today’s). They will be supported by locals Tomas Ford and Simmo T. Tickets $10 on the door from 5pm. For more information on Kids Of 88 and to hear some of their crackin’ tunes, check out myspace.com/kidsof88. Go on,make your lazy Sunday a little more exciting!

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Long time Montrealer and recent Berlin expat, Scott Monteith, has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000 as Deadbeat. He’s had releases on labels such as Cynosure, Musique, Scape, and Spectral and his work has been met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry. Fresh from performing at Barcelonas Sonar festival, Deadbeat comes to Perth in live mode for a night of dubbed out tech sounds. Support from Ben Taaffe, Massiv Trav and Wrighteous. Wednesday, July 21, The Bird, Northbridge, presented by (former RTRFM chief ) Dave Cutbush’s new label, Life Is Noise. Tickets $20 plus booking fee from heatseeker. com.au and Planet.

There’s a new r ‘n’ b and hip hop night on the Perth block, and it goes by the name of Hush. An exclusive club night where only patrons who are on the invite list and members will be able to gain entry, Hush will ensure that “only the well-dressed, well-behaved, well-mannered and well-connected” party goers are on the list. The club is not open to the general public, but you can get on the list if you visit hushsat.com and complete the application form to be considered for entry. The venue is a secret and will only be revealed once your application is approved. The music will have a relaxed, chilled vibe; featuring ‘80s disco, ‘90s hip hop, funk and r ’n’ b jams. Hush kicks off with a stylish opening night on Saturday, July 17, and the continues every Saturday after that. Keep an eye out for some hot upcoming events at Hush, including a gig featuring DJ Nacho Pop, of So You Think You Can Dance? fame. Entry is $10 pre-11pm, $15 after. Check out hushsat.com for everything you need to know about this exclusive new club night experience.

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MORCHEEBA GET WET

The original Morcheeba line-up is back together again, after years in the wilderness. REUBEN ADAMS learns from singer Skye Edwards that it was an incredible stroke of chance which led to the release of Morcheeba’s first album in seven years, Blood Like Lemonade.

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When Skye Edwards left Morcheeba in acrimonious circumstances after the release of Charango circa 2003, the band remained tight-lipped about what had been going on behind the scenes, aside from citing ‘personal and professional differences’. Yeah, that old chestnut… Brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey then persevered with Morcheeba using an extensive list of front-women, but they never enjoyed the same heady success that came with Edwards’ shy yet sultry persona. Edwards is surprisingly frank when asked about the circumstances that brought her back to the band after almost seven years. “I was just coming out of a meeting with my manager, who is also the Morcheeba manager, and I saw Ross across the street. My immediate reaction was to run in the opposite direction. “I hadn’t really talked him for seven years, and it was like seeing an ex-boyfriend you haven’t seen for a very long time,” murmurs Edwards. “I thought it was now or never, so I walked across the street, crept up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder.” It was a spur-of-the-moment decision which worked out far better than Edwards could have expected; after a big hug and a quick chat they parted ways. Almost a week later, her manager invited her out for lunch. “I thought it was just going to be a friendly lunch, but as we finished, he said,‘the reason I have you here is that Ross and Paul are working on a new album, and they want you to sing a couple of songs’. “My immediate reaction was ‘no, I don’t want to do that!’. I was about to go on tour with Keeping Secrets, my second solo record, and it just seemed that the timing was all wrong. I went away to think about it, and then Paul (who lives in France) came over and we arranged to go out for a meal, the three of us. Edwards continues: “We had a laugh and got really drunk, talked about the past and the possibility of working together again. So then I thought ‘well, if I’m going to do it, we should do a whole album together, not just a couple of songs’. Get back to the roots of it and make it really special. So that’s what we did.” The rest, as they say, is history. The result of this chance meeting in September of last year is Blood Like Lemonade, an album which goes back to their trip-hop/ pop/ ambient roots and is unfettered by the infighting which has plagued Morcheeba in the past. “It’s far better than it was, and I think that Paul and Ross’s relationship is better now that they have a bit of space between them. We aren’t the easiest people to get to know,” laughs Edwards. “I’m quite shy actually, so it does amaze me that we can make such wonderful music when we find it hard to communicate with anyone.” The first single off the album, Even Though, is an electronic, guitar led affair which is complimented perfectly by Edwards’ soulful vocal talent.“Paul really wanted the video for Even Though to be based around space, but we thought that it was a little too obvious, so the director said ‘why don’t we do it underwater?’. The whole idea of everything being on slow motion; we thought we could achieve that underwater.” She lied when the director asked how the water was. “I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s fine!’ ” laughs Skye. “It was not warm at all. The hardest thing was actually staying submerged - I can hold my breath for quite a long time, but actually staying underwater was a real issue so we had a scuba diver who would hold my ankle to keep me under the water. “I went swimming at a local pool for a few weeks beforehand to practice lip-synching underwater. I felt really comfortable underwater; it was a lovely feeling swimming around with clothes on. It’s one of the best videos we’ve ever done, I don’t know how we’re going to top that.” MORCHEEBA BLOOD LIKE LEMONADE [PIAS/MUSHROOM] Australia’s highest circulating Street Press

DROP THE LIME TAKING CHANCES I like to explore a lot man. Today, music changes so much and everyone is grabbing their little bit of spice from everyone’s little genre. And that’s what makes it so amazing right now, and so exciting, is that you can constantly evolve.” “With the internet it’s just like an explosion of ideas across a whole load of genres. I think it’s very fun. You’ve gotta keep involving and stay in touch with what the younger generations are into and the younger generations are producing and keep cutting edge, keep excited, and keep doing things fresh.” In part, this desire to stay fresh is what led him back to house. “Basically the first music I ever listened to was house music, that was what I listened to growing up in New York. The whole breakcore thing? I was getting it out of my system, I was rebelling against what I thought was the norm, what I thought was popular.” “I hated house for a very long time. And it dawned on me after touring for about two years, it slowly evolved into a more dance/ club-friendly style. I’d be touring the clubs and I’d notice there was actually good house music out there and it didn’t have to be cheesy, bad trance. For being such an abstract genre breakcore is very close-minded.” Venezia has a new album scheduled for October, featuring the new single Sex Sax, which will be a further progression in Venezia’s style. “My new album, it’s got a lot of heavy

countries, so you really embrace and you’re really passionate about ever ything. The crowds are always so supportive and positive; they dance and they get down.” As a producer, remixer, performer and label owner, Venezia is part a very modern trend in dance music, that of being a little bit of everything. But if he wasn’t involved music, what would he be doing? “I’d be in the visual arts. My mother’s a photographer and I like photography. My Dad’s an abstract painter. I grew up around artists all my life and I grew up going to gallery shows. I think I could do video art or painting – I love that. I’m always very hands on with the music videos. In college and university I would do video art. I plan on jumping back into that world eventually, but right now music is my main focus.” Drop The Lime But there’s still a lot of music to be rockabilly influences. It’s got songs for the made before Venezia tackles an art career. He even has a long term aim for his music and, club, tunes for driving in the car, or for chilling out at home. It’s an album that I don’t think unsurprisingly, it involves another musical should be a DJ tool, but something you listen u-turn. “Towards the end of my career, I can imagine no beat at all. No beat, orchestras, to.” And fans that see Venezia when he ambient, soundscapes, scoring films – that visits Australia for his Worldwide Bass Invasion kind of thing. Completely eliminating the club tour will get to see him at his favourite place atmosphere.” to tour. “I love it in Australia, the people are so passionate about music – they really DROP THE LIME understand the songs. It could be because FRIDAY, JULY 9 @ LIMELITE, METRO FREO you guys are farther away than all the other

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RICHARD DURAND RISING WITH THE SUN Tiesto shocked the trance community back in April when he announced his departure from Black Hole Recordings and the iconic compilation series he founded in 1999, In Search Of Sunrise. A firestorm of speculation broke out - who would be taking over the reins? GLEN CANNING caught up with Richard Durand, the new face of In Search Of Sunrise. Withstanding a barrage of criticism from Tiesto’s diehard fans on Twitter and various forums, Durand hasn’t been drawn into the fray, preferring to let the music do the talking. From the worldwide acclaim the eighth edition (under Durand’s direction) has been receiving; the results speak for themselves. Durand muses on his takeover of the series. “I was asked to do it back in January. They wanted to go on with the CD series and they asked me to do #8. I had to think about it for a few days, it was going to be a big thing for me and was going to be a big chance for me … but I think things worked out well.” Durand continues. “Of course, you have to choose the right music, not only what you really like but also what would work really well in relation to ISOS: it’s a brand that stands for relaxed music and new music, but also not really banging and not too hard. It’s a new thing of mine and it’s something I’ve really enjoyed. Being able to combine it with my own style has enabled me to play longer sets. I’m really liking it!” With ISOS being such a landmark compilation, it would be no surprise that Black Hole Recordings would be heavily involved in the compilations’ development, but as Durand explains, this wasn’t the case. “Of course they didn’t want to have a completely different CD than the previous ones: they wanted to give me freedom to do what I wanted to do. In the end, when it was almost finished, they were really happy with the choices I had made. In a way it was my own style and in a way it was ISOS. You will always have people that don’t like it because it’s not for them, but there are so many people that really enjoy it. I think for me the CD is a big success already and all the positive things I’ve heard from everybody are just amazing.” As with previous ISOS releases, the eighth edition draws its inspiration from a particular country, this time South Africa was chosen. As Durand reveals, all 26 tracks were

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Richard Durand made specifically for this compilation. “When work on the CD first started, they asked people to produce for the CD, so it is all new music on it. I did two tracks, one on disc one called For No Reason and one on disc two called NYC. Both different styles of music: the first one is more relaxed trance and not too hard with a nice melody in it, the other one is a more banging, techno sound. It’s good to do two different styles on the different CDs.” With the resounding success of Durand’s foray into ISOS, he reassures his fans this will not be the last. “I’m privileged to keep doing ISOS for as long as I like!”

RICHARD DURAND IN SEARCH OF SUNRISE 8: SOUTH AFRICA [BLACK HOLE RECORDINGS]

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DJ PREMIER MASS APPEAL

PREMIER/Taku/Headayke/Tracksmith Shape, East Perth Friday, June 18, 2010 As far as influential, hip hop legends, DJs and producers go – it doesn’t get much bigger than DJ Premier – a pioneer of the East Coast scene. One of the most prolific and successful producers of all time, he’s created beats for many of the world’s best rappers, and as half of the legendary Gangstarr alongside MC Guru, he created a string of seminal records throughout the ‘90s. While Premier and Guru’s creative partnership ended several years ago, their bond and legacy to the hip hop world is undeniable. Following Guru’s untimely death in April, after losing a secret battle with cancer and slipping into a coma in his final months, his unfortunate passing was tarnished with controversy. Guru’s new production partner, Solar, released a letter allegedly written on his death bed (when he briefly awoke from his coma - which no one else witnessed) that effectively wrote off Premier and severed all ties, and big upped Solar. Guru’s own family were even shut out in the final days the legitimacy of the letter has been questioned. Premier handled the situation maturely, avoiding taking potshots, releasing an official statement that focused on the tragedy of the situation, his love for his brother and their time together – and while some feel the tour was perhaps a little opportunistic, it was a chance to remember the man’s life and work. It was a very different crowd for Shape – usually home to a more colourful array of trendy nu-rave, electro kids – Friday’s sold out show saw the club, with hip hop homies and honeys, bumping and grinding on the floor. Ta-ku brought us up to midnight with some phat, bass heavy jams that got heads nodding, as the punters continued to flow into the venue. Headayke stepped up to play more of a party set of popular classics, including some Biggie Smalls, Grandmaster Flash’s The Message, Blondie’s Rapture and Busta’s Woo-Ha. Hyping up the crowd on the mic, he did a great job getting the dancefloor pumping and primed for Premier. Making his way through the crowd up to the decks, DJ Premier greeted us in his best Aussie accent, ‘Whet ep Peeth?!.’ He talked about the first time he was here in ’04 with

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DJ Premier (Photos: Matt Jelonek) Gangstarr, before announcing the night would be a celebration of Guru’s life. With a little scratchsingalong intro to the Gangstarr classic Full Clip, things were well and truly underway. Pulling out the big guns early, he followed with Mass Appeal and more old school gold - tracks reminiscent of an era of classic, conscious hip hop, with simple loops and Guru’s smooth flow on the mic. Using Serato, Premier could move through his set quickly, mixing, scratching or just dropping samples. It might not have been a surprising, cutting edge set, but the crowd were loving it and so was Premier, so much so that he played for an hour longer than billed, through to 3.30am! Towards the end he slowed it down and got a little jazzy, mopping his brow and fingers with a towel, he showed off his considerable turntable skills, before moving into an old school medley, paying respect other fallen heroes, including Jam Master Jay, Tupac, Biggie, ODB, Big L, J Dilla, Eazy-E… the list goes on. LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells, kinda lost the momentum a bit - the crowd wanting to finish on a big bang, rather than midtempo 90s rap, but bidding us‘Peace and goodnight’, he stepped down to rowdy cheers, handing over to Tracksmith to bookend a great night; a celebration of real hip hop and a rare chance to get down in an intimate venue with a true legend. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, Rest In Peace, Yo. ALFRED GORMAN

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with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and MOJOS CHASE AND LARIKEN popularity. Having recorded for Adelaide rappers Chase and Metroplex, as well as the Austrian Lariken are in town to launch their Cheap label and Jeff Mills’ Axis label, album, Cut To The Chase. They’ll be Hood also owns and operates the supported by a line up of local M-Plant imprint, through which MCs and hip hop folk including he’s released the bulk of his solo Chase, Lariken, Hunter, Verdikt, material. Catch Hood playing Soma, Complete, Defekt and Kkt tracks from the album, plus a back Sever. $10 entry from 8.30pm. You’ll catalogue of UR favourites, tonight want to cut straight to the front at Geisha. Support on the night of the crowd to catch these guys’ from Andrew Utting, Joe Stawarz spittin’ rhymes! and Alex Cooke. Tickets are $30 from www.moshtix.com.au. Amber – Tom Neville Bird – Reverse Rap Karaoke / Rolling AMBAR FORCE MAJEURE Never Pin shying away from diverse line-ups, Broken Hill Hotel – Fixed the crew behind Force Majeure Clancy’s (Canning Bridge) - DJ has always touted that their night Wrighteous is about the tougher sounds Club Bayview –Hush- Sox Draw in 4/4 and broken beat, paying / Maxwell homage to the best locals DJs this Club Marakesh –DJ Simon city has to offer. Local producer Cottesloe Hotel - DJ Shots / DJ with the mostest, Phetsta, heads Andy M tonight’s line up. Well known for Eve –DJ Tony Allen his successful collaboration with Flying Scotsman (Main Room) - fellow local, Shockone, Phetsta’s Pasha’s Kitchen – The Big Man sure to make for a Force Majeure to Flying Scotsman (Defectors) – remember.He’ll be joined by Micah, Latin Styles – DJ Moogy WA’s Best Breaks DJ for seven years’ Foundry - DJ Durra running, Sean Morrison, The Pearly Liquid Nightclub – DJ Buda Whites, Philly Blunt and Mono Lisa. Mojo’s - Chase /Lariken Tickets $12 on the door. Mustang – DJ Giles Niche Bar – Flaunt / Johnni P / M A N H AT TA N S C A R L F OX Feminem. Electronic-psychedelic master Carl Newport – DJ Shannon Fox Fox (formerly of Good Little Fox) Niche - Johnni P/ Rob Blandford - who some have compared to Paddy Hannans – Dr Bogus MGMT - plays what is sure to be a Players Bar – Neon Lights - DJ crazy show at Manhattans tonight. Samuel Spencer Support from Adem K (songwriter Swinging Pig – DJ Simon for 90s legends Turnstyle), who The Deen – DJ Flex/ DJ Nano/ DJ will be playing some of his new Serge/ DJ Don Migi material. Farthing Woods will open The East End - DJ Midfield the night with their super-serene, The Queens – Kapitol P rare discerning sounds! Entry is $6 The Whistling Kite - DJ Gareth from 7pm. The Shed – DJ Andyy Wolfe Lane Bar - Srutt10Global METRO FREO PURPLE SNEAKERS Website Launch DJS Australian party-starters the Woodvale Tavern – DJ Melvin Purple Sneakers DJs have been pulling off massive parties every Friday at Sydney’s longest running FRIDAY 25/6 indie club, Purple Sneakers, for god GEISHA ROBERT HOOD Founding knows how long, going by the member of the legendary group mantra ‘just because you play indie, Underground Resistance as you don’t have to suck balls as a ‘Minister Of Information’ with a DJ!’ Fair enough. In promotion Mike ‘Mad’ Banks and Jeff Mills, of their new mix CD, We Mix, You Robert Hood’s influential releases Dance, Benny Lucid and MIT, of throughout the early and mid ‘90s the PSDJS, are now ready to ride helped change the face of modern their party horse into Perth town. Detroit techno and sparked Support for the boys comes in the a creative renaissance. Hood form of Zelimir, Jus Haus and Craig makes minimal Detroit techno Hollywood.

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SHARAM JEY In My Blood [Sony Music]

Sharam Jey’s background in electro house meant that this album was approached with some trepidation. While the sound of distorted synths and fuzzy bass lines function well in a club, the prospect of sitting through an hour of screechy bangers in any other setting is enough to make the ears bleed pre-emptively. Luckily, Jey is aware of this, and produces an album that

OZI BATLA Wild Colonial [Elefant Traks]

Despite his status as a respected veteran of the Aus hip hop scene, Sydneysider Ozi Batla’s long awaited solo debut is a mixed bag. Less political than his work with The Herd and less abstract than his work with Astronomy Class, Wild Colonial is also, ultimately, less interesting. Lead single Put It On Wax promised 60

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SATURDAY 26/6 MOJOS RTRFM WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL You know how at the Big Day Out there’s a Boiler Room, and it’s the club/dance stage? Well, the upcoming RTRFM Winter Music Festival is having its own version of the Boiler Room at Mojos tonight, and it’s going to be a cracker! The Underground Solution crew (Special, hax0rw4ng and Ben Taaffe) go head-to-head with Nick Elliott and Rok Riley. There’ll be Meupe Records’/Grave New World’s Camryn vs Triaianos (live), not to mention Pex (live), Taku and Simba. Over in the courtyard, Claude Mono vs Microgroove, Paul Gamblin vs Wrighteous, Graceberg vs Jade Nobbs and Minaxi May will be spinning up a storm. Presale tickets are only available at http:// www.rtrfm.com.au/events. They are $10 for RTRFM subscribers and $15 for General Admission. Tickets on the door will be slightly more expensive. Doors open 7pm. Get warm on the winter dancefloor! IMPACT BAR MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE Slip on your white glove, flick back your sequin jacket and tip your black fedora hat and celebrate all things Jacko. Old school pros J-Smooth, Ruthless and Headayke will be spinning all the ‘70s funk,

disco, Motown, New Jack swing and ‘90s old school r’n’b that you can handle! Special MJ sets throughout the night will be reliving the magic of a 50 year career from the artist. Dress Michael Jackson styleeeez. Doors open 8pm for $5 (guest list) and $10 (without). To get on the list, email homeperth@gmail.com. RISE ASCENSION Hosted by Perth and Australia’s hottest trance DJs, Ascension is leading the change for trance in Perth, and you can expect plenty of fresh goodness at Ascension. Fresh from his Godskitchen appearance is Perth’s #1 Trance DJ, Salt’s own Jason Creek, who will be playing alongside Rise’s Bedroom to Bigroom winner DJ Travis, Symbiosis (Joe Benger & Michael Ware), Gary Watson, Avesta and Steve Rg. Doors open 9.30pm (free entry before 10pm). Rise members free before 11pm, $5 thereafter. Non-members $5 before 11pm, $10 before 1am, $15 thereafter. Ambar – Ali B / Fdel / Blend / Micah /Mono Lisa Amplifier – Pure Pop - Eddie Electric / Cassette Kids Bar Open (Upstairs) – Tapeheads / Kastel VS Acebasik /Richie G VS Kenny L Bar Open (Downstairs) – Open House Basement On Broadway – DJ Ricky Bird - The Community Website Launch - Diger Rockewell / Naik / Mathas /Ylem / Arms in Motion / Sibalance Boost Hero Man / Cartoon Hell Black Bettys- DJ Trubble/ DJ Jinx Broken Hill Tavern – DJ Nick Alexander Capitol (Downstairs) – Death Disco – Andrei Mazz/Anton Mazz Capitol (Upstairs) – Cream Of The 80s – DJ Ryan Captain Stirling - DJ Dano Clink- DJ Cheese Club Bay View – VIP Saturdays – DJ Ryan Connections – Michy T / JJ / Brian Crush – Volume Devilles Pad – Razor Jack Double Lucky – DJ Saxon/ Sadi/ Woz Dusk – Flashback – DJ Benny c/ DJ Josh Eurobar – Roger Smart/ DJ Raci Eve – DJ Don Migi/ Skooby/ Tony Allen

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has the pop charts squarely in its sights for all the right reasons. The list of guest appearances on the album, including Nik Valentino, Tommy Sunshine and Princess Superstar, go some way to creating a diverse, highly listenable affair. Opening track Revolution somehow manages to meld ‘80s electro Prince with an AC/DC guitar riff, while title track In My Blood sounds like classic Justice with Valentino’s vocals giving it a Bloc Party feel. The whole album is infused with this classic French electro sound

enjoying a rejuvenated popularity over the past few years, which means that Jey could be accused of bandwagon jumping. However, at the end of the day In My Blood is catchy, cheesy and fun, and straddles the fine line between clubbing goodness and at-home listenability with comfort and ease.

big things with a jazzy beat recalling Daily Operation-era Gang Starr, but it remains the highlight of the album. Other standouts include Ozi Batla capturing the intimate details of a fleeting relationship on 1000 Drummers, telling tales of predatory females on the Biz Markie-esque She’s Gotta Have It, and ending on a poetic, melancholy note with Distant Shore. Sydney producer Sandro produced the whole of Wild Colonial, and the album has an early ‘90s New York

hip hop feel with straightforward beats built around hard hitting drum breaks. However, listening to Wild Colonial, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that Ozi Batla sounds far more at home over the warm, reggae tinged beats of The Herd and Astronomy Class.

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The Railway Hotel is one of the venues for this This Saturday, June 26, Celebrate 2Pac’s life, year’s annual RTRfm Fremantle Winter Music music and poetry featuring Kwachala. Doors Festival featuring Boom! Bap! Pow!, Umpire, open at 8pm. Blackmilk, The Joe Kings and Davey Craddock. There’s also lots more local music action at the Swan Hotel and Mojos Bar, all for the one NEWPORT ticket price! Doors open 8pm. Ticket info from The Newport is Freo’s home of the World Cup and the venue is staying up especially late Rtrfm.com.au. during the event so that you can enjoy every Aussie and English match on the big screens, FLYING SCOTSMAN plus free BBQ. Heading into the finals, The Wednesday nights, Beat Route records presents Newport will be showing each and every match, TWIST featuring Agent 85 plus special guest DJs starting on Saturday night (Sunday morning, spinning vintage vinyl. garage, indi, powerpop, June 27) at 2.30am and then again on Sunday ska, surf, psych, rhythm and soul. Free entry. night at 10pm. Head down and cheer on your team. You can also stay up to date on the venue’s Facebook. J.B. O’RIELLY’S Head on down to hear the eclectic sounds and vocal drumming of Adam Shero who is visiting J.B. O’Rielly’s on Thursday, June 24, and Thursday, July 1.

It’s lucky the foundations of the Rocket Room are solid, because last Friday, between six bands and a large hoard of dirty music lovers, they were certainly tested. Friday at the Rocket Room was massive, with sets from Kill Devil Hills, Cal Peck & The Tramps and The Trevallys in support of Brisbane’s 6ft Hick. In unique Rocket Room style, the live music continued into the wee hours with Project Mayhem and The Floors taking to the stage with gusto. If live music, awesome tunes, real people and good times are your thing, then so is Rocket Room.

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It’s all happening this Saturday, June 26, at The Civic. After a couple of years on the local scene, indie-rockers Bravo Inferno will be playing their final show in The Den supported by The Bronze, Grenade Baby Lemonade, and ControlControl. In The Backroom, Wing-it are releasing their debut EP Flying By The Seat Of One’s Pants with special guests 10 Past 6, What Matters, and Pictures Of Sarah. Doors open 8pm both nights.

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GLOVE IS THE DRUG OPERATOR PLEASE / Tim & Jean / Chaingang The Astor Friday, June 18, 2010

KEWELL CALM AND COLLECTED DAPPLED CITIES / John Steel Singers / Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! Rosemount Hotel Saturday, June 19, 2010 Oh the poor unfortunate souls who had a gig booked for Saturday night, having to compete with World Cup fever, it was always going to be a losing battle. Not so different to the Socceroos’ chances really. But seriously folks, if only we could see the future, then people could have forgone a disappointing night in front of the TV and enjoyed a killer night of rock and roll at the Rosie (or told Kewell to get his bloody arm out of the way). Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! opened to a meagre crowd and were understandably reserved in their performance to start with. Vocalist Caitlin Duff didn’t quite look comfortable on stage and her voice was only just penetrating the noise the other five members of the band were generating. Then a few songs in, something happened. It’s hard to say exactly what it was, whether by virtue of guitarist David Williams cracking a few choice jokes or throwing in their better known War Coward, the Adelaide six-piece loosened up and started having fun which quickly rubbed off on the growing audience.Technical problems held things up (gremlins haunted every set) but the strong reception of the psychedelic Animal Spirit Guide and major single Little Cowboys, Bad Hombres showed the crowd wasn’t at all fussed. In another theme for the night, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! finished with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain. As the Socceroos were kicking off so too did John Steel Singers, crowding the stage with

Dappled Cities (photo: Lisa Businovski)

trombones, trumpets (no vuvuzelas unfortunately) and one behemoth bass player – making them the second raucous six piece of the night. The band wasted no time getting the crowd moving and distracted from the soccer on the other side of the room with swinging melodies and downright fun music. The crowd size had significantly improved by this stage, with punters definitely digging the up-tempo beats. In fact, the band were so entrancing no one noticed the Socceroos scoring their first goal of the tournament – or the subsequent equaliser by Ghana. Strawberry Wine and Rainbow Kraut were big, swinging hits and made more dynamic as live songs with the extra layers of effects the Singers used. The final half began with the night’s smallest act (of five members) but certainly had the largest crowd. Dappled Cities were the more straight-up rock act of the night and had a lot to live up to in terms of competing with the complex sounds of the previous acts. The vocals were saturated in reverb and effects in a way that felt like the sound would, unfortunately, be a bit empty without them. This didn’t detract, however, from how clear and strong Dave Rennick and Tim Derricourt sounded on the mics or how cohesive the band were as a whole. One thing that stuck out was Dappled Cities’ positive energy which the crowd were feeding hungrily from. It was hard not to get involved with The Night Is Young At Heart coming in early and the oh-so danceable crowd pleaser Miniature Alas. The cheers for crowd favourite The Price likely outstripped the sighs of fans watching the Socceroos draw. Oh well, at least some of us had fun. _BRENDAN HOLBEN

MOJO RISING

It’s a delightfully odd experience attending a music gig at the Astor Theatre. Despite the fact that it’s more of a multi-purpose ‘venue’ rather than a dedicated cinema these days, staff still cook up popcorn prior to shows, filling the art deco theatre with the tantalizing scent we’ve come to associate with a trip to the movies. Since changing from a cinema to a more generalised venue, the seating arrangement at the Astor hasn’t been modified at all, so there’s still a pretty massive gap between the stage and the first row of seats. This element played against openers Chaingang who struggled to lure punters out of their seats and into the standing area up front. Despite the massive space between themselves and their audience, Sydney’s Chaingang still managed to set the stage on fire with an awesome set. Frontwoman Hayley Foster oozed flirtatious enthusiasm, bounding around the stage with vocal ability to match Beth Ditto and sex appeal to rival Dita Von Tease. Though most remained seated for Chaingang’s set, the majority of punters got up on their feet for local lads Tim & Jean, who have been in the spotlight since being named the winners of triple j’s Unearthed High. As Tim & Jean walked sheepishly on stage, the underagers in the upstairs section let loose, screaming support for the young, West Aussie boys. The last time this reviewer saw Tim & Jean perform was back at the Laneway Festival earlier in the year and it’s obvious the two-some have been working their arses off since this festival, offering up plenty of new material for fans who ventured to the Astor. The new songs are meatier, the vocals are heavenly and all in all, these chaps seem a lot more confident on stage. Expect big things from this emerging Perth act. By the time Operator Please finally took to the stage, everyone was out of their seats and crammed up the front, ready to get their dance on. Slinking on stage to rapturous applause, the lads and lasses from Operator Please seemed taken aback by the very loud show of support, perhaps because this show was the first of their national Gloves Off tour.

Operator Please (Photo: Emma Bergmeier)

Kicking off their set with a bunch of tracks from their recently released sophomore album Gloves, Operator Please really got the party started with the ultra cute first single from the album, Back And Forth. As the crowd sang along to every word, frontwoman Amandah Wilkinson grinned back, proclaiming ‘you guys are amazing’. Drummer Tim Commandeur set a precise pace and kept it up all night, with bassist Ashley McConnell frequently flicking his fashionable fringe and violinist Taylor Henderson trying her best to be a ‘sex kitten’. Throughout the gig Henderson didn’t actually play that much violin, opting rather to shimmy up and down seductively, much to the delight of young guys with camera phones up front. After a kick-arse set, Operator Please invited the folks from Chaingang and Tim & Jean to join them onstage for a very special mash up of Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It and Kelis’ Milkshake. Wilkinson, Henderson and Foster were on vocal duties, hilariously rapping their way through these radio hits. Operator Please have really hit their stride with Gloves, if you missed their Astor show be sure to check them out on the festival circuit this summer, you won’t regret it. _EMMA BERGMEIER

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THE BANK HOLIDAYS / The Morning Night / Goodnight Tiger Amplifier Saturday, June 19, 2010 Since the 2007 release of their debut album As A Film, almost certainly the greatest achievement in Perth pop music of the past decade, indie-pop darlings The Bank Holidays haven’t remained particularly active on the local stage. So it was with high expectation and a palpable sense of enthusiasm that WA fans filled Amplifier Bar for the launch of the band’s much anticipated sophomore album Sail Becomes A Kite Charming the small audience with two acoustic guitars, a gracious attitude and sweet lullaby harmonies, the cute and stylish Sarah Blasko-esque duo Goodnight Tiger took to the stage first, playing through an endearing collection of tracks which proved more than worthy of any discerning audience member’s undivided attention. Full to the brim with charisma, these two Perth girls appeared as if they were playing their music for the sheer pleasure of it, and it’s this that confirms Goodnight Tiger’s abiding appeal. The Morning Night were up next, bringing their interesting brand of experimental rock to the fore. Despite plenty of subtle charm and wistfulness, the band’s implicit pursuit of warmth occasionally veered off course to flirt with surprising sterility.However,with plenty of glamour and elegance shot through their combination of catchy guitar riffs with experimental violin sounds, their three part harmonies and tight rhythm section made for a unique performance. Hailing from Perth (by way of Norway),

The Bank Holidays appeared onstage with no hurrah, each of the four band members engaging the audience with unassuming ease. Ensuring ample room for their tried and tested material, the band held off from putting undue emphasis on their forthcoming sophomore album, Sail Becomes A Kite, instead choosing to play a selection of their crowd-pleasing numbers such as Folded In Half, She’s Not Into Love and Tread Easy interweaved with newer tracks, which made for a perfectly polished and immensely enjoyable performance. Playing the dewy-eyed ingénue faithfully, there was no denying guitarist/vocalist Bekk Reczek’s legitimacy as a tunesmith, as she divided her melodic vocal charms between the bouncy piano-pop, folk-flavoured singalongs and melancholic laments which make up The Bank Holidays’ body of work. Equally good were guitarist Nat Carson and bassist James Crombie who nailed every one of their highly infectious harmonies flawlessly, driven along by perfectly paced rhythms from drummer Stuart Leach. Such sharpness showed why the band is so deserving of the high-profile status they have developed on the local music scene since their inception in early 2005. The clear highlight of the night was their oldest, and perhaps most-loved, song The Greatest Game. A joyful tribute to everyone’s favourite sport - badminton - consisting primarily of the foursome half-singing, half-yelling ‘B! A! D! M! I! N! T! O! N!’ this sweet track remains a popular stalwart of the quartet’s performances, and is perhaps the best of The Bank Holidays’ in a nutshell – playful, charming, relentless in its catchiness, and never failing to disappoint. _JENNIFER PETERSON-WARD www.xpressmag.com.au


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I, Said The Sparrow, a band who count Nine Inch Nails, At The Drive In, 3OH!3, George Michael, Paramore, Enter Shikari and Gyroscope, amongst their influences will launch their new single I’m A Villain And I’m Online at The Rosemount on Friday, July 2, with support from Wolves, Sleepwalker, and Village On The Moon. The band says audience members can expect “A massive grooving cardiovascular workout! Think dirty dancing rock”.Don’t say you weren’t warned! The Love Junkies (photo: Corey Marriott)

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Dilip ‘N’ The Davs Whaddya Reckon Independent We must use more ink printing Dilip ‘N’ The Davs name in our gig guide than just about any other band, so with all this giggin’ it’s only seems appropriate to give their recently released album a spin. Recorded onto two-inch tape at Swine-O-Sonic studios in Freo, the album does well to convey the good-time, positive vibe that this funk, groove, and rock melding band bring to their live show. 9 Days and Toots cover of Monkey Man kicks things off on a reggae note, but the album slowly but surely builds its way to a rockier finale on the crunchy and bluesy Badman. The band’s reputation as party starters comes across on the track order and this release of the album – its modus operandi is to get you moving and smiling. A noble pursuit indeed. _DAVID CRADDOCK

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The Bullet Holes (photo: Julian Morley)

BYTE THE BULLET

Album and EP launches are common, but in an increasingly digitalised music industry, it seems rather appropriate for a band to hold a website launch, which is exactly what The Bullet Holes are doing this Friday, June 25, at The Rocket Room. The band will also be launching a new single alongside support acts Wolves, My Mad Flow and One Thousand Years. Entry $10 from 8pm.

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On Friday, June 25, Perth’s newest local music venue Manhattan’s will host indie wizard Adem K (with band) and electro wonderkid Carl Fox – two very different artists who have both recently released exciting solo records. Farthing Wood, who describe themselves as an ‘alt-tronica’ act, are also coming along for the trip.

Sonic Velvet, the Velvet Lounge’s new Friday local band night, launched earlier this month, evoking the intimate spirit of the old Hyde Park Sonic Assault nights, albeit on a quieter note. This Friday, June 25, experimental pop duo Moustache launch their split single Splitting Pairs/ Night Light. With a background in theatre, Stacy Gougoulis and Keir Wilkins give the vocal delicacy of Elliott Smith or Simon And Garfunkel a dramatic twist with mountains of weird and exotic instruments. Here’s what Stacy Gougoulis had to say for himself: Your sound is very atmospheric and cinematic – what artists have inspired the Moustache sound? We want our sound to be as full as possible with just the two people. We love the vibrant sounds of bands like Belle And Sebastian and the introspection of Elliott Smith. I like the lyics of Will Sheff and the vocal harmonies of Simon And Garfunkel. Keir is a filmmaker and we both studied theatre and performance at uni so we’re also into the more visual and tangible side of things. We’re always looking for ways to add to the sound. We also have very good friends that do very good things. Seeing the excellent things they do makes us want to do more. There are a hell of a lot of instruments and percussion gadgets used in the Moustache live show. What has inspired your Swiss Army Knife-like live show? Well, to stick with your Swiss Army Knife metaphor - or ‘Offiziersmesser’ as the Swiss call it - you wouldn’t use the corkscrew to saw off a branch. Or you wouldn’t use the toothpick to, well I wouldn’t use the toothpick at all. I just think there are some things that shouldn’t be re-used. Like hankies. Or diapers… In regards to the instruments, we just go with what we think fits the song. Show starts at 8pm, tickets $12. Support from The Spin Chorus, Sean Pollard, Jack Quirk, and the ethically troubled Davey Craddock.

DO THE MONSTER MASH

Seams and Mongrel Country are firing up the projector at the Mt Lawley Bowls Club on Sunday, June 27, for Cinemash 2010, an event that sees them provide a live soundtrack for two of their favourite B/Z-grade horror films. Seams will tackle the crazy world of The Abominable Dr Phibes while Mongrel Country try their hand at scoring Z-Grade Vortex. Sanssangria are also playing on the night – lulling cinemagoers into a false sense of security. Tickets $12 (plus booking fee) from Planet and Mills Records. Audience members under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. The craziness starts at 1.30pm

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This Sunday, June 27, Barchetta in North Cottesloe hosts soothing folk artists Gabrielle Harter, Leah Miche, and Selk Hastings. This triple-pronged attack of fem-folk goodness runs from 6 ‘til 9pm.

DOWN IN FLAMES

Indie rockers Bravo Inferno have decided stoke up the fire one last time before calling it a day. They’re playing a farewell gig at The Den this Saturday, June 26. Support from The Bronze, Grenade Baby Lemonade, and Control Control. Entry $10.

MONTREAL BOUND

Natasha Bouchard is playing at the Fly By Night on Friday, July 2, as a farewell before she relocates back to her birthplace, Montreal. Bouchard will also be launching a new five track live EP on the night, which was recorded at a recent gig at The Ellington.

THAT’S ME BOY

Dirty garage rockers The Good Sons are set to launch their debut EP this Sunday, June 27, at The Paddo. The band cites The Hives, The Doors, and The Stooges as part of their punchy, rhythm-laden, sonic make-up. Entry free from 7pm. Support form Oishii and Lantana.

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1927 Ish Upon A Star 1927 are back in 2010, touring on the 20th anniversary of the hit debut album, Ish. They perform at The Astor this Saturday, June 26, with guests Wa Wa Nee. BOB GORDON reports. Erik Weideman looks back fondly on the success he has singing with 1927 back in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s, but unlike other acts from that decade, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an era that defines him as a person or a musician. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s, for some reason, has become synonymous with bad clothing and bad haircuts,â&#x20AC;? Weideman muses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think some of it was okay (laughs). The thing with 1927 was that we never really had that â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s image. As a matter of fact, we never really had an image at all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People were trying to work us out and I think to that end we almost successfully disassociated ourselves with the trend of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s and just happened to be a band that came out of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s that for some reason still has songs on the radio.â&#x20AC;? Last year 1927 reconvened for a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut album, Ish, which featured the hits Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s When I Think Of You, If I Could, Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Never Know and Compulsory Hero. Weideman says he was initially cautious about a reunion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interested, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a bit of a realist and had thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the point of getting out there and doing a tour when just about every other band who was from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s has gone out and done a reunion tour of some description?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be perceived as getting out there and having another grab at cash because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve run out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been in the planning for a long time at all. I spoke to the guy who now manages me and within weeks of a phone call from the record company saying they wanted to re-release Ish digitally we thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do somethingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. So we did and it worked out good.â&#x20AC;? Weideman has been living in Perth for five years, feeling more at home with the laidback nature we hold so dearly here. These days he rocks some sturdy dreadlocks, a little at odds with his clean-cut appearance during 1927â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heyday. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performed shows around various venues in Perth over the last few years in solo and group incarnations, including

Erik Weideman, 1927

Astrobat with ex-Baby Animal drummer Frank Celenza. And while 1927 still gets played quite a lot on the radio, Weideman says audiences at pub gigs havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often made the connection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like you said, I have come unravelled a bit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just like a good rug over time,â&#x20AC;? he laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really happen.â&#x20AC;? Things went so well on the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2009 tour that a national run is currently proceeding, bringing 1927 to the Astor on Saturday. What the future holds is in the air. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot people asking us to do more shows; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing some this year,â&#x20AC;? Weideman says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping in mind, it would be really nice to get a record out there again. Who knows? We may do that this year, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be nice to record some stuff. But at the end of the day, 1927 had its run that started 20 years ago and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really, really cool to be doing it now. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to re-invent the wheel or anything.â&#x20AC;?

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