Category: New Weird Australia
The final original entry in the New Weird Australia compilation series.
New Weird Australia’s compilation, the NOW now 2014, celebrates the 13th instalment of one of Australia’s longest running experimental music events.
A compilation of exclusive in-studio recordings from the final months of the New Weird Australia radio show. Features new material from Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Pollen Trio, Seaworthy, Secret Birds, Shisd, Cycle 440, Emily Grantham, Gold Model, Haunts, Kevin Purdy, Nadir, Oscar key Sung, Abortifacient, The Sydney Radio Orchestra, Whale + Cheng and Yolke.
NWA presents a free evening of skewed live electronics, courtesy of the FILTHY CHILDREN collective – a hive-mind of creative and original electronic artists who consider the vast, sprawling backdrop of Sydney to be their studio, for better or for worse. Part of the 2012 Sydney Fringe, at the Festival Hub at Five Eliza in Newtown.
VAGRANT #3+4 – Talkshow Boy, Scraps, Feet Teeth + No Anchor, The Rational Academy, Anonymeye vs Ambrose Chapel
Vagrant debuted in Brisbane in July over two nights, due to awesome coincidence, at the same venue. Programmed by Andrew Tuttle (Thursday 12th) and Ian Rogers (Saturday 14th), Vagrant’s inaugural Brisbane events brought a whole bunch of weird, wild and wooly Australian acts to The Waiting Room in West End.
In this new video from Real Time Arts, I talk to Gail Priest about the past, present and future of New Weird Australia.
RealTime is Australia’s critical guide to international contemporary arts. Our focus is on innovation in performance (live art, experimental theatre, dance, music, sound), photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts.
VAGRANT is New Weird Australia’s travelling gig series – a pop-up club-night with no fixed abode and an open-source platform for eclectic and experimental Australian music. Following its Sydney launch with GUERRE, SCISSOR LOCK and MAJOR NAPIER, VAGRANT travels the country during July 2012, calling at Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth & Adelaide.
Pictured: Emily Grantham – releasing her debut EP on the new Wood & Wire label.
Since its launch in June 2009, New Weird Australia has supported and promoted hundreds of artists at home and overseas through its compilation series, live events and other initiatives. To celebrate its third birthday, New Weird Australia is launching three new projects: an open-source, pop-up gig series titled ‘Vagrant‘; a new digital record label, ‘Wood & Wire‘ and an ongoing blog supporting video work from Australian artists, ‘Output Device‘.
This compilation celebrates the conclusion of the New Editions project, combining a track from each release with unreleased and rare material from many of the artists involved – CAUGHT SHIP (Melbourne), BLAKE FREELE (Sydney), PANEYE (Sydney), TANTRUMS (Melbourne), NO ZU (Melbourne), KRIS KEOGH (Darwin), FORENZICS (Sydney), SPARTAK (Canberra), THOMAS WILLIAM VS SCISSOR LOCK (Sydney) and STRANGE FORCES (Brisbane).
New Weird Australia has released a series of archive live recordings, exclusively via the Free Music Archive. The free download recordings, dating back to 2010 and 2011, are culled from New Weird Australia events staged during the period, and feature exclusive work from Ambrose Chapel, Axxonn, Forenzics, Scattered Order and Stitched Vision.