Twenty Fourteen has been inarguably a big year in Perth music. Here’s our pick of the best stuff.
PS. We’re throwing a big Christmas Party this Friday at The Bakery.
SODA Lite – Paradise
Mei Saraswati – Swamp Gospel
HAM JAM – Double Ride
Peter Bibby – Goodbye Johnny
Savoir – Malala
Eleventeen Eston - shoelace episode 1 (Hugo’s theme prelude)
Methyl Ethel – Rogues
KUČKA – Unconditional
Kitchen People – Coffee & Tea
Cool Band – Fuck you you’re not even cops
Mistletone, Good Times Arts, Fasterlouder and RTR-FM present LA indie-pop auteur Ariel Pink with his seven piece band of merry men, hot on the heels of his superb new offering pom pom (out now via Remote Control). Ariel Pink plays The Bakery, Northbridge with special guest Nick Allbrook (Pond) on January 29. Tickets on sale now from The Bakery.
“If you hate Ariel Pink, nothing in this review can possibly alter your opinion. You’ll scour the record for misogyny, say it’s too long, and roll your eyes at the helium disco-grooves about getting white freckles at the tanning salon and the amphetamine jingles for Jell-O. You think he’s funny or you don’t… He remains the stylistic next-of-kin to Frank Zappa: satirical, divisive, and more interested in terraforming genres than neatly deconstructing them. But for all the arch humor and affectation, Pink writes some of most wistful and peculiarly moving songs in contemporary music” – PITCHFORK BEST NEW MUSIC 8.8
From demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary Kim Fowley (songs like “Jell-O” and “Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade” were written with Fowley in his hospital room during his recent battle with cancer), to beatific, windswept pop (“Put Your Number In My Phone”, “Dayzed Inn Daydreams”), scuzz-punk face-melters (“Goth Bomb”, “Negativ Ed”), and carnival dub psychedelia (“Dinosaur Carebears”), pom pom could very well be Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.
Camp Doogs is back for 2014 with a delicious feast of amazing bands & activities cooked up in a South West bush sanctuary. This year we’re taking things a step further with a dedicated dance pavilion, more activities, more food stalls, more bejazzling and more straight up good doogs.
As usual Camp Doogs is BYO and promotes sustainability with dedicated Bus transport to and from the site (no cars). This years lineup is killer with everything from black hole explorations from the far east, to adhd jazz pop from the close east and a truck load of local favourites keeping it real. Can’t wait to share Camp Doogs 2014 with you!
This year we are expanding our artistic program to include an open call. This means that any visual artist, be they first-timers or alumni, are able to propose an artwork to be included in the festival environment.
Camp Doogs takes place in Nannup, Western Australia which showcases forward-thinking local and international musicians. The festival takes place over 2 nights in a sprawling native Australian forest, riddled with pathways and riverside grottoes. We are seeking artworks that interact with the festival atmosphere, create special places out of the existing landscape, or enhance the participatory elements of the festival.
To apply, please send a maximum 1-page project description to campdoogs at goodtimesarts dot com with the subject “Visual Artist Application” by July 31. If funding is necessary to achieve your vision, please include a budget proposal that outlines any expenses. Since we have a limited artistic budget, please note that projects which are self-funded and Do-It-Yourself / Do-It-Together make very viable candidates. Include any relevant links to mock-ups, previous artworks, and online portfolios OR send a maximum of six JPEG images as attachments to your email.
ANY QUESTIONS? Please send us an email
We spent yesterday filming the Camp Doogs 2014 promo video with a bunch of our friends. It features Joe Ryan from Pond and a bunch of other guys including Matt Aitken, Steve Bellair and Jo Walsh on the Banjo.
You can view all our current videos on our Youtube Channel. The video will be released later this year!
Jo and Matt have their own Youtube channel Egg TV which you should also check out.
We’ve been busy creating a wide variety of uniquely designed Camp Doogs screen printed tees. They’re made specifically for order or you can pick one up at one of our shows. If you’d like to order one send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org .
They’re $30 and come in a range of sizes (S, M, L, XL etc.) and designs.