“Independence through collaboration”

The Community is a collective of music producers, lyricists and artists from Australia.  Since its inception in 2004, The Community has been at the forefront of the Perth underground music and arts scene. Our group has run numerous gigs, provided emerging local artists with performance opportunities, promoted and distributed our own works locally and nationally, as well as holding art exhibitions and organizing wall mural projects. We have held residencies at the Velvet Lounge, Hyde Park HotelThe Moon CafeBar Open. Our people are also regular hosts of All City, Golden Apples of the Sun and Bass Check radio shows on RTRfm 92.1.

The Community
8/8 Kadina Street
W.A 6006


Exhibition update

Monday April 14th, 2014 by Jenn Garland

Photos documenting my exhibition in March have now been uploaded to my website. Check it out here


Live set and new Remix.

Thursday March 27th, 2014 by Setvice

I recently did a remix for Perth Heavy Rock Maestro’s Karnivool. I went for a Dub/Electro/Hip hop vibe.

You can have a listen (and free download) HERE:

Setvice – Karnivool Remix

After about 6 months of head scratching, unplugging and plugging in cables, Bouncing up and down and finding earplugs that don’t cut out all of the treble, I finally managed to figure out how to translate some of my soundcloud tracks into a live performance! Our debut show as a 3 piece was at The Bird as part of Ylem’s “Motifs” launch. We have a few more shows coming up soon, more on this soon. In the meantime, you can wet your whistle on some of the Live tunes we play here:

Setvice – Live Set Preview


You too must seek the sun

Wednesday March 5th, 2014 by Jenn Garland

Jenn Garland unveils her debut solo exhibition at Kurb Gallery Sunday March 16, 3-6pm. You too must seek the Sun is a bio-sculptural examination of the plants that shaped human history. Grains, seeds, flowers, and leaves are assembled in intricate architectural structures, drawing on the narratives and myths attached to flora and natural forms. The use (and abuse) of plants is explored, highlighting the promise and perils of the natural world, and the rituals people use to understand their place within it.

RSVP to the event



Ear Bashed Belatedly

Sunday March 2nd, 2014 by FG

It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything on The Community blog.  Apologies.

As often seems to be the case, work swallowed me.  That pesky depression pit swallowed me, too.  I have mastered the depression deranguense, though.  As per Charles Bukowski’s prescription, I go to bed for two days and don’t speak to anyone.  When I emerge I feel a little better.  Just repeat until symptoms disappear.  It has taken a good six months.  Things seem better now.

Anyway, in the interim, I’ve been slowly chipping away at my next release.  It’s an album called “The Cosmonaut”.  I believe I’ve mentioned it.

As I sit here, my most recent (and definitely the final) song for the album is hammering at my earholes quite furiously.  It’s loud.  Angry, maybe.  I think it says something.  Or maybe screams something.  I’m not sure what, though.

I hope you enjoy it.

It’ll drop soon.



Tuesday February 25th, 2014 by nick sweepah & ourobonic plague

Hi all. Been a while. Sorry I didn’t write.

2013 was a great year for me in many ways. In terms of music I played a lot of great shows and helped organise the once-a-month chaos that was Village Oblivia. I didn’t put out any real releases… but that’s just changed. This thing is out now…

33 Degrees

Yeah, I’ve got a new EP out, pay-what-you-want style via bandcamp. You can get it here: http://ourobonicplague.bandcamp.com/album/33-degrees
It’s a little bit different, for me. A bit faster and, at times, a bit harder, than previous releases. I spent the last twelve months experimenting with some new styles and this was the result.

Anways, to bring it back to nights of one-a-month chaos, we’re kicking off a new night at Flying Scotsman’s Velvet Lounge, on the last Friday of every month, starting on February 28th. It’s called Altered Fauna. Here’s the amazing poster.

Altered Fauna 001

As it mentions, I’m using this as an excuse to “launch” the new EP, and have invited some super-talented friends along for the ride. The bill is absolutely STACKED, and it’s free entry. Come along. We got an event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391392367791780/ , and have started a little group thing so you can stay in the loop: https://www.facebook.com/groups/744547902222297/

If you make electronic music of pretty much any kind, or know someone who does, and you/they would be interested in playing, chuck the music on the group page and let us know.

See you Friday.


Joni In The Moon launch this Friday

Tuesday February 4th, 2014 by The Community


Naik, Mathas plus more invade Weld Square

Wednesday January 29th, 2014 by The Community

Weld Square will be taken over by The Community  on the 9TH of FEB– a local collective of music producers, lyricists and artists living in Perth. The line-up will include NAIK, Mathas, Wisdom 2th, The Boost Hero Man and DJ Silence.

There will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on the day for a great afternoon of hip hop and basketball.

If you’d like to register your team for the 3 on 3 Basketball competition for your chance to win $500 email: recreation@vincent.wa.gov.au

The event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/242402665925444/?fref=ts

Weld Square is on the corner of Beaufort and Newcastle St in Northbridge.