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THE LOVE JUNKIES

Photo Gallery: The Love Junkies + Gunns + Skullcave + The Drools - Rosemount Hotel, Perth (24.07.15)

The Love Junkies at the Rosemount Hotel

Perth grunge rockers The Love Junkies, excited the punters at the Rosemount Hotel with an energy packed performance. Joining them were Gunns, Skullcave and The Drools. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos brings us the highlights of the night.

Canadian Music Week Photo Gallery (Day 8): Aussie BBQ Feat. The Lazys + Tora + More (08.05.15)

The Aussie BBQ was out in force at Canadian Music Week this year, with a packed line up and sausages on the go. Featuring The Lazys, Ecca Vandal and many more. rcstills was there to cover all the action!

the AU interview: The Love Junkies (Perth) talk SXSW experiences and what they bought at Waterloo Records

Editor-in-Chief Larry caught Perth's The Love Junkies out the front of the record store Waterloo Records, the day after the SXSW mayhem had come to an end. We find out what their experience was like and what they bought at Waterloo! Having performed for the first time in America at the showcase events, the band expressed how nervous they were before their first gig. Looking a little worse for wear, the band said they had seen heaps of good bands, ate lots of great food and drank lots of free alcohol..." Click through for the full interview.

Video Feature: We go Record Store shopping at Waterloo Records in Texas with The Love Junkies (Perth)

In celebration of Record Store Day, which is happening around the world tomorrow, we bring you this special video of Perth band The Love Junkies at Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas, as they spend an afternoon record shopping after their crazy week at SXSW. While there they share with us some of their favourite music and probably spend a little too much money along the way... something everyone should do tomorrow!

South by South West 2015 adds 170+ new acts including some from Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

The biggest music international music conference of the year, South by Southwest (SXSW) has been busy sifting through the world wide music scene and picked up over 170 new acts who will be showcasing at the event in March. The SXSW crew will be confirming more acts and sessions every day between now and the event, but as it stands the line up of music acts is - as always - epic. In addition to these new acts, SXSW has also confirmed 12 new, engaging sessions for their traditional Music Conference.

Photo Gallery: Gyroscope + The Love Junkies, Rosemount Hotel, Perth (20.12.14)

Gyroscope at the Rosemount Hotel

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album Sound Shattering Sound, Perth rockers Gyroscope sent the Rosemount Hotel in a frenzy with awesome show. Supporting them were The Love Junkies. Stuart Sevastos was there to capture the highlights of the night.

Violent Soho, SAFIA, Remi and Courtney Barnett among the winners of the first annual AU Awards!


Editor-in-Chief Larry Heath with NSW Voice of the Year Steve Smyth. Photobomb from The Preatures' Gideon Bensen.

The Hive Bar in Sydney last night celebrated Australian live music, as the AU not only launched the first event in our LIVE sessions series, but also revealed the winners of the inaugural AU Awards!

Festival Review: WAM Festival Saturday Spectacular + Block Party - Perth (08.11.14)

Back in the first half of the year, I thought WAM did a pretty crazy thing with the State Of The Art Festival that hosted dozens of local singers and bands and scattered them around the Perth Cultural Centre. Last Saturday they outdid themselves once again, extending their reach beyond the Perth Cultural Centre and transforming Northbridge into a communal music fest. Centred around a carpark, the event lived up to its title of the Saturday Spectacular; gear up for the home-grown warm and fuzzies.

Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, Pond, The Love Junkies and more win at the 2014 WA Music Awards!

The Western Australian music industry celebrated last night with the 2014 WA Music Awards being held at Capitol in its 21st year. Big winners on the night were Timothy Nelson and The Infidels, KUČKA, Pond and The Love Junkies. Philip Stevens, the current manager of the John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco and founder of Mojo's and Martyn P. Casey, member of many bands including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The full list of winners is below!

Album Review: The Love Junkies - Blowing On the Devil’s Strumpet (2014 LP)

Fremantle trio The Love Junkies have released their sophomore LP Blowing On The Devil’s Strumpet. Unlike so many bands that find themselves swamped in a sophomore slump, The Love Junkies have prevailed with a great new suite of songs. It doesn't feel that long ago that they played a gig at my town’s local bar... and now here they are with a second album. They grow up so fast!

Gyroscope celebrating 10 year anniversary of "Sound Shattering Sound" with national tour!

Many people will remember a time when Gyroscope dominated their music collections. The Perth band who enjoyed much success from 2004 onward, I remember, were such a popular act to be listening to when I was discovering new Australian rock music in high school. Fans will remember Sound Shattering Sound fondly and probably won't believe that it's been 10 years since was released! To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the band announced today that they would be taking it on the road for a very special national tour!

Live Review: Bluejuice + The Love Junkies - Capitol, Perth (26.09.14)

If you are a diagnosed sufferer of FOMO, please exit your web browser now. Pop rock favourites Bluejuice honoured Perth last night on their Retrospectable tour giving the country one last farewell before the disbandment becomes official. Capitol welcomed a very broad spectrum of BJ fans, from the young and old to those who were just there to grope frontman Jake Stone one last time.

Photo Gallery: The A-Z of BIGSOUND 2014 (Part One)

Photographer Johnny Au takes us to BIGSOUND in Brisbane with an A-Z of the best performances he captured from the week. In Part One, we take you from Airling to The Love Junkies.

Super Best Friends release 'Out Tonight' and kick off national tour this week.

Canberra's Super Best Friends have announced the release of their brand new single 'Out Tonight' and are celebrating with a tour.

Gig Announcements: SA & QLD - 3rd September 2014.

In this issue: Brisbane's LeSuits launch debut single, Katchfire perform at The Gov, BIGSOUND parties announced all over the place through Brisbane, The Skatalites bring 50th anniversary party to Adelaide, The Smith Street Band bring the noise to The Gov, The 1975 add an Adelaide show, Shihad performs live at The Gov, The Bloodpoets announce album launch, Bloodstock: A Mick Blood Benefit Gig, Lowrider perform final show in Adelaide, C.W. Stoneking to play Adelaide, Ball Park Music add another Adelaide show to tour, The Return of The Joint Effort hits Brisbane and The Con & The Liar announce an album launch for Deserters.