A very flat, faraway city on the edge of the bush next to the Indian Ocean. Mediterranean Climate - hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Hmm, I'm a bit out of touch these days... I don't go to many shows. My bandmate Ginoli just put out a record on Good Company, they're a local dance music label. I feel like there's been a real increase in interest in house/techno/disco music in the last few years round town.
I like Mojos and The Bird. Perth life for me is split up into two sections, Fremantle (where I live sort of) and the City. Mojos is the best venue in Freo and The Bird is the best up in the city. When I started out there were heaps more live music venues, but there have become less and less places to play in the last 10 years.
Probably Connections. Or Late Night Valentine. Both can be very fun, although I very rarely go out to a club and if I do I don't get blasted anymore anyway so I'm probably not getting the full experience. Wrong guy to ask!
Highgate Continental. Although I rarely buy records because I don't have the space in my lounge room for them or a record player, one day I'll get back into it. I feel like it's a serious investment though, and I'd become addicted like I was when I was 20 or so... but these guys have the best stuff in town I would say.
For me it's all about pubs. There are plenty of nice cocktail bars and whatnot, but I'm a pint man. Perth doesn't really have the same charming old pub culture that Melbourne or London or those sort of places have, but there's nothing like having a pint near the Indian Ocean, and we've got loads of those. I like The Local and the SBH near me.
Apparently the guy who invented the Dual-Flush Toilet was from Perth. Sorry, not much of an urban legend - I genuinely don't know any.
I told you already, the pub! Nah it's all about the beaches.
I walk and get Ubers, with the occasional train from Freo up to the City. Occasionally my girlfriend drives me somewhere (actually very frequently my girlfriend drives me somewhere). I never got my license - my friends say it was coz I was lazy but I maintain it was because I was touring from age 17!
Ooh that’s hard, so many. Our manager and many other Freo people call things/other people 'mint' or 'mintox' meaning that they’re great or awesome. That one is pretty Perth specific I feel.
I'm a great defender of Perth. I've lived away for four of five years before, so I'm careful these days not to commit the cardinal sin of young people who have lived somewhere else: whinge and carry on about what sucks about the city/country they're from. I guess the fact that it's so conservative can be a bummer; it can be a bit frustrating not being allowed to do things as freely as other countries, drinking/smoking etc. - it's a bit like the US in that regard.
The beautiful beaches. I also like that the sun sets in the West, so we get crazy sunsets. The sky seems really massive here, I'm not quite sure why but we don't have many tall buildings, so maybe that's it?