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Radar: Your monthly dose of WA music media

16 May

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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.

BIRDS OF TOKYO CLIMB ARIA CHARTS AFTER AFL CONTROVERSY
Despite the backlash the band received after performing at the AFL Anzac Day round, Birds of Tokyo‘s latest single Good Lord has been making its way up the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart, currently sitting at #19. The legendary Perth band will be touring the country in September. More info here.

PERFECT PITCH SIGNS GRACE BARBÉ
Members of award-winning Afrobeat and psychedelic band, Grace Barbé and Jamie Searle, have signed a global publishing deal with Pitch Perfect Publishing. The band has won WAM’s award for Best World Act nine times! More info here.

WA ARTISTS ON AMRAP CHARTS
Perth artists made us proud last week on the Amrap Metro Chart with Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at #9 with Bill’s Mandolin, TASHI at #7 with Fever, and Jamilla at #3 with Bloom. Jamilla is also at #4 on the regional Amrap chart with the same track. More info here.

STELLA DONNELLY TO SUPPORT MAGGIE ROGERS
Maggie Rogers’ name is everywhere at the moment, and the US producer, songwriter and performer has announced that Stella Donnelly will be supporting her on her Heard It In A Past Life World Tour, on the Australian and New Zealand leg. You can catch them at the Astor Theatre on Tuesday May 21st. More info here.

BIG WIN FOR WAAPA GRADUATE
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate, Constanza Herrero has been named the winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song Me Voy. The song was written to encourage those facing challenging and adverse circumstances. The competition was founded by John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono and has been running since 1997. More info here. 

WA MUSICIANS FIGHT COAL
John Butler, Bob Evans and Felicity Groom are among the 70 Australian musicians joining forces to stop new coal projects. The Music Scene Climate Change Declaration is a call to the Australian Government to bring a stop to projects like the Adani coal mine, which creates major environmental damage. Using their slogan “There’s no music on a dead planet”, the group are urging Australians to use their vote in the upcoming election to make a stance on climate change action. More info here.

 

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