Words By: Laurent Shervington
What does RTRFM mean to you? What impact do you think it’s had on the Perth Music community in recent years?
RTRFM means a lot to us, they were the first radio station to play our music and have consistently supported us since the very start, they also support a bunch of great local music & great music in general. Not only in the past few years, but for as long as I’ve been a listener, they’ve provided a platform and audience for bands that may not otherwise be heard by a wider group of people.
How do you think radio has managed to maintain relevance despite it coming across as a somewhat archaic medium?
I think radio, specifically a community radio like RTR has maintained relevance by creating a sense of community and a loyal following over the years, not only through what they broadcasts, but also through their annual fundraising events too. For us personally, it’s still a great way to find out about a diverse array of new/old music, we know we can turn on the radio at particular times and find music that suits our tastes. Filming/uploading live performances, podcasting & an online presence have definitely helped it stay relevant too.
Do you have a favourite show on RTR? Favourite presenter?
It’d be too hard to pick just one favourite show or presenter, there’s heaps of them!
Which bands are you hanging out for at this Saturday’s Distant Murmurs?
I’m not sure if we’ll catch everyone we’d like to but definitely looking forward to seeing Bahasa Malay, Phil Stroud & Diger Rokwell in fleshed out band mode; plus Mining Tax, Atripat, Original Past Life, HamJam, Pool Boy, ALZABO & Kitchen People, probably a couple more we’re missing too.
What can we expect from your set?
A couple of oldies from our LP & a few newies as well.
Erasers play Distant Murmurs at the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday January 16. Tickets from shop.rtrfm.com.au.