The State of the Art Mix Tape and Reviews

As part of WA/foundation day/WAMI the state government are hosting the State of the Art festival. All Western Australian acts and it’s a seriously great line up for just $20. 11 hours of music. See you there!

For the full list of artists playing at your festival please see

Here’s my list of bands, an example of their songs in YouTube and my snippet reviews.

Riverside Outdoor Stage

12.00-1.00pm Ruby Boots
1.30-2.30pm Emperors
3.00-4.00pm Steve Parkin
4.30-5.30pm Ghost Hotel
6.00-7.00pm Felicity Groom
7.30-8.30pm Sugar Army
9.00-10.00pm Abbe May
10.20-11.00pm Novocaines

St Georges Terrace Outdoor Stage

12.30-1.30pm Sunshine Brothers
2.00-3.00pm Carus Thompson
3.30-4.30pm Sonpsilo Circus
5.00-6.00pm Split Seconds
6.30-7.30pm San Cisco
8.00-9.00pm Brow Horn Orchestra
9.30-10.30pm Boom! Bap! Pow!

Ruby Boots

Wise Up – Love this song. Ruby has been getting around for a while making folk country songs.


Be Ready When I Say Go – I really like the style of these guys. Solid rock music.

Steve Parkin

Sun Stealer – Not a bad indie rock song. Haven’t heard much of his other stuff.

The Ghost Hotel

Take me home – Haven’t heard much of these guys. Nice bluesy sound happening though. Vocals are a little weak.

Felicity Groom

Siren Song – Dark and sulty sounds. Flick plays more live music than just about anyone out there in Perth.

Sugar Army

Tongues in Cheeks – Totally catchy song. Haven’t heard much of their other stuff. Indie rock type sound.

Abbe May

Mammalian Locomotion – Dark, brooding with some awesome bass sounds. Rocking. House mate may have a massive crush on her.

The Novocaines

Cup of Coffee – Got a bit of a british short fast loud thing going on.

Sunshine Brothers

Something Special – Got a bit of a Brow Horn like instrumental feel but much cruisier.

Carus Thompson

Dancing With The Wind – Folk/roots style.

Sonpsilo Circus

Silverspoon – Another band that I kind of feel has a british rock sound. This one a lot more chilled out.

Split Seconds

All You Gotta Do – Really liked these guys since I found them on JJJ Unearthed. Indie is about as good as I can
describe them. Great song.

San Cisco

Rocket Ship – These young ‘uns get better and better every time I see them. Multiple great songs.

Brow Horn Orchestra

Don’t You Wanna Sing Forever? – WAMI film clip of the year last year. Great band to get up and dance to
even if I still miss Emcee Rezide.

Boom! Bap! Pow!

No Pleasin’ – These guys missed their soul era but they somehow make it work in today’s world.

Think there are better songs that I should have picked? Send your recommendations my way by leaving a comment below

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