The West

Music News

For the first time in 26 years, Chicago post-rock pioneers Tortoise incorporated lyrics on to new album, The Catastrophist.

Papua New Guinea-born future soul star Ngairre, Brisbane rockers Violent Soho and Perth’s own Tame Impala and Methyl Ethel were honoured at the first National Live Music Awards, held in each State …

Julien Baker has joined a rare club alongside the likes of Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez — artists whose breakthrough came as a solo act, despite years spent playing in a band.

“It gets your blood up,” Archie Roach says in the introduction to A.B. Original’s album Reclaim Australia.

Among local folk-pop musician Lucy Peach’s biggest influences, along with Bob Dylan, Cat Power and mentor Mama Kin, there’s a name less well-known to music fans: Elaine Fifield.

In the 90s, TLC burst on to the music scene with a unique blend of feisty attitudes, baggy clothes and socially conscious music.

“Not death metal,” Missy Higgins says of potential directions for her next album. “Nor rap. Even though that’s a secret fantasy of mine.”

Eagles legend Don Henley returns for a solo tour next year, playing A Day on the Green at Kings Park on March 5.

Catch-up TV

Follow Us

More from The West