Australia’s hip-hop favourite Seth Sentry has announced a new album and a new single. A follow up to his critically acclaimed first album, Strange New Past sees a new more introspective Sentry as he explores issues of identity, but still with his trademark humour and observations. Sentry’s first album This Was Tomorrow debuted at number 6 on the ARIA charts, and two singles from it Dear Science and Float Away both placed on Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2012. The second single off Strange New Past, Hell Boy, will be debuted on triple j this Sunday, May 3, and the album is set for release Friday, June 5.
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Melbourne future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote has announced a new album and a new tour. Choose Your Weapon is an 18-track, 70 minute musical experience that juxtaposes acoustic and electronic genres to create a sound that the band describes as cinematic. Forming in Melbourne in 2011, only two years later the four-piece were nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance for their song Nakamarra from their first album, Tawk Tomahawk. The band are touring nationally and will be playing at the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday, August 29. Tickets available at rosemounthotel.oztix.com.au.
Local genre-bending rapper Mathas is releasing his latest single Free Shit, you guessed it, for free. The fourth single off his upcoming album Armwrestling Atlas, Free Shit is an exploration into how consumerism and brands have a role in a child’s upbringing. Mathas has been awarded the WAM Award for Urban Act of the Year three years running and has released singles collaborating with the likes of Abbe May and Mei Saraswati who sings guest vocals on this track. To get Free Shit for free on Bandcamp upload a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter of yourself donating something, tag @mathasoffical for Facebook or @mathasasquatch for Twitter and Instagram, and include the hashtag #freeshit.
You can see Mathas live supporting the Funkoars on their national tour at the Prince of Wales in Bunbury, Friday, May 29 and Amplifier Bar, Saturday, May 31. He will also be supporting Coin Banks at the Aviary for Rooftop Sessions, Sunday, May 31. Tickets for the Funkoars shows are available at oztix.com.au and the Rooftop Session is free but tickets can be reserved at tickets.myguestlist.com.au.
The annual WA fashion fundraising event STYLEAID has announced this year’s theme, Go Go, a celebration of the mods of the ‘60s. In its 18th year, STYLEAID was established to raise funds for the WA AIDS Council to support those suffering from HIV/AIDS and has so far raised $1.25 million. The event is also a showcase of local designers and artists with the STYLEAID 2015 parade featuring the 2015/2016 Spring/Summer collections from the likes of Aurelio Costarella, Ae’lkemi, Yuuki, One Fell Swoop, Salasia and Wolfgang & Sons. The highlight of the event will be six wearable paper dresses in mod era styles, painted, printed and embellished by six local artists which will be available for auction on the night. Tickets for the event include a three-course meal, gift bag, event magazine and access to an exclusive cocktail bar. STYLEAID 2015 happens Friday, July 31, at the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth. Tickets available at styleaid.com.au.
American producer and DJ TOKiMONSTA is returning to tour Australia. With a background in classical piano, TOKiMONSTA has become renowned for her woozy, cosmic electronica, infectious R&B and jazzy beats. She was the first female to release music with Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder and played the acclaimed sunset slot at this years Coachella. Playing tracks from her latest EP Desiderium, TOKiMONSTA hits Gilkinsons on Saturday, June 13. Tickets at moshtix.com.au.
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I’m a lifestyle and fashion blogger, studying and living in Perth. Through my Instagram and blog I post a collection of my ongoing travels, collaborations with Australian labels, support for Perth talent and local labels, my favourite food spots, photo shoots, discount codes, adventures around WA and the most exciting fashion events I’ve attended. I hope that anyone who reads my blog can use it to help themselves develop a unique personal style, an appreciation for Australian fashion and also to embrace living in Perth. I post what I feel confident in and I want my readers to feel the same!”