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July Radar: Your monthly dose of WA music media

25 Jul


Each month we’re celebrating WA music wins by bringing you a recap of the biggest and best WA music news, including major signings, releases, touring, awards and more! If you have some exciting news to share, email our Marketing & Communications Officer. 

Tune in to Rhubarb Records
This month Rhubarb Records launched their latest venture: a podcast, where they’ll be talking “music news, deep dig finds and share stories”. You can check out new episodes every Tuesday via YouTube and all major podcast hosting platforms! Check it to here.

Jaycee takes on huge challenge
Perth-based rapper Jaycee has started undergoing one of the more ambitious projects that we’ve come across. Over the next six months, he’ll be sharing a song – and an accompanying music video – every single week! Check out our interview with him here.

Demos from the Wheatbelt launch and first single preview
In March this year, ten artists from WA’s Wheatbelt region travelled to Merredin’s iconic Cummins Theatre to record their original songs. With the recordings now in the bag, Demos from the Wheatbelt, the 10th iteration of WAM’s much-loved and respected ‘Sounds of’ and ‘Demos from’ regional project series, will be launched at Cummins Theatre in Merredin on Friday 30th August 2019. Read more about it here.

Stella back after Glastonbury performance
WA’s favourite girl Stella Donnelly has announced a national tour shortly after her knock-out performance at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival! You can catch her on September 28 at Freo.Social, or in Margaret River the following day if you live further down south. Buy tickets here.

GRID Outer Perth artists chosen
This year sees the Grass Roots Indie Development (GRID) program head west for the first time ever. Chosen for the program are Tina Muzondo, a Zimbabwean born songstress, Fluwnt, Koreng Noongar rapper, inspiring creative Bellamore and the man who lets his music do the talking, Betr In Black. Over the coming weeks each artist will work with incredible mentors like Jamilla, Beni Bjah and our very own Matt Johnson, to produce and market their own single. Read all about it here.

Farewell to loved Perth band
Sadly this weekend, we’ll be saying goodbye to beloved band RAKSHA. The group has made waves across the city with their high energy grooves and incredible stage presence. You can help give them a great send off this Saturday at Jack Rabbit Slim’s. More info here.

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