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WAMedia Watch: Incl. Ruby Boots; Birds Of Tokyo; Verge Collection; Scalphunter & more

18 Feb

A lot happens in two weeks in the local music world, but luckily WAM is here to remind you of a few highlights for WA artists doing mint things; premiered alt-country singer-songwriter and numerous times WAMi award winner Ruby Boots’ second video clip from 2015’s debut album Solitude, Middle Of Nowhere directed by Nashville’s Mick Leonardi, who worked with her on the clip for Cola And Wine. More info here.

Birds of Tokyo have recently taken to social media to give us a hint on the sound of their upcoming album, with the band stating commercial radio won’t like their new sound due to it being much heavier, describing it to be ‘Universes on steroids’ referring to their 2008 album. More info here.

Triple J Unearthed have recently announced their pick for best upcoming acts in 2016, featuring Perth’s own indie rockers Verge Collection, who over summer have had their track Our Place on high rotation. More info here.

The Music Network has reported Universal Music Group and other industry heavyweights have teamed up to launch a new creative entertainment marketing company called BRING, which has already called on a list of high profile talent for its launch including Perth singer-songwriter Troye Sivan. More info here.

Country/folk sensations Georgi Kay and Catherine Traicos have both hit the AMRAP charts this week with their tracks More Than This and St Catherine’s Day respectively, being amongst the top ten tracks played on metro and regional broadcasters. More info here.

Punk group Scalphunter have premiered their new single Men With Square Eyes via Blunt Magazine, taken off their album to be released later in the year. More info here.

Tone Deaf have listed the City of Swan as being within the top 6 local councils in Australia doing the most for Australia music, by hosting music events and launching their own local initiatives, such as Hyperfest. More info here.


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