NEWS. Imaginary Albums Exhibition at Platform Gallery

The wonderful Amanda Kaye had a wonderful idea to create a series of imaginary albums, culled from the creative wellspring of Blue Mountains writers and artists and exhibited at the exquisite Platform Gallery at Katoomba.

“These imaginary albums are the missed opportunities, the albums we wish existed. They are the uncanny cultural signifiers of our collective vinyl-addled fancies,” says Amanda.  “Each imaginary album begins with the writer, who crafts the story of the work. Sometimes using a real artist and sometimes inventing musos from the ground up, the writer invents the tracks and the back-story, before passing the creative baton to the graphic designer or artist, who designs the cover art. The work you’ll see in the gallery will be the album covers and sleeve notes developed from this process”.

I’m thrilled that Amanda asked me to contribute, and my imaginary album, “Three Phase Peace” by Yoko Ono, Delia Derbyshire and Else Marie Pade, has been wrenched into visual reality by painter Ben Tankard.  See his stunning cover art (featured above) and my accompanying sleeve notes at the exhibition, which opens this Friday and runs until 9 April 2018. Find out more about the exhibition at imaginaryalbums.rocks

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New Weird Australia presents Filthy Children at The Sydney Fringe

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA presents
FILTHY CHILDREN
at THE SYDNEY FRINGE

with
cyber.akb
kaukana
ilki
ledesma
bærfrens
kuwait paragraphic
canecutter
carpet brick
defocus
mystery wagon

FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2012
DOORS 7PM, FREE ENTRY

SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL BAR
5 ELIZA STREET, NEWTOWN 2042

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.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

soundcloud.com/groups/filthy-children
2012.sydneyfringe.com/event/music/new-weird-australia

Artwork by Dan Vaughan, Made With Lava

New Weird Australia – ‘Western Schism’ Launch

New Weird Australia & Good Company present:
WESTERN SCHISM LAUNCH
with
Craig McElhinney vs Chris Cobilis
Erasers vs James Ireland
Furchick vs Sam Gillies
Gulls vs Eleventeen Eston
Ourobonic Plague vs Javier Frisco
Predrag Delibasic vs Solar Barge
Salamander vs Brown

SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012
The Bakery, 233 James Street, Northbridge, Perth
$10 at the door

Facebook Event Page.

Download the free ‘Western Schism’ compilation from New Weird Australia.

VAGRANT #6+7 – Per Purpose, Rites Wild, Doctopus, Craig McElhinney + Terrible Truths, Per Purpose, Gunns & Hamjam

Good Company & New Weird Australia present:

VAGRANT – a travelling gig series, a pop-up club-night with no fixed abode, an open-source platform for eclectic and experimental Australian music

VAGRANT#6
with
PER PURPOSE
RITES WILD
DOCTOPUS
CRAIG MCELHINNEY

FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2012 8pm
Galleria, 55 Wittenoom St, East Perth

VAGRANT#7
with
TERRIBLE TRUTHS
PER PURPOSE
GUNNS
HAMJAM

SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2012 5pm
Dada Records, Perth

featuring:

PER PURPOSE ; QLD, Bedroom Suck Records
– launching their ‘Warburton’ 7″
(Debut Perth Shows)

TERRIBLE TRUTHS ; VIC, Bedroom Suck Records, Mexican Summer
– launching their ‘Terrible Truths / Hissey Miyake’ Split 7″
(Debut Perth Show)

RITES WILD ; VIC, Not Not Fun Records

Friday 27th July ; Galleria ; 55 Wittenoom St East Perth: 8pm
w/ Per Purpose, Rites Wild, Doctopus & Craig McElhinney

Saturday 28th July; Dada Records; 5pm
w/ Terrible Truths, Per Purpose, Gunns & Hamjam

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE


Press.

“Would it be over-the-top to commence a sweeping ponderance about the parallel between Dada (the art movement) and punk rock, how both emphasize(d) shock tactics and controversy, but in a positive and useful way that both helped to clear the path for greater creative exploration, and proved potent as a political / social tool? Probably! Definitely! But that spirit of adventure and self-deprecation, that spitting-in-the-face of normalcy and mediocrity, is such a defining feature of (good) DIY music as well as the New Weird Australia initiative and Dada records itself. Tonight, meanwhile, has been more about good vibes, flickering shadows and light, BYO brews, great songs and the joys of being itinerant (physically, creatively) within the landscape of music.”
Cool Perth Nights, July 2012

New Weird Australia is the absolute pioneer of new experimental music in Australia. They have a free compilation seriesdigital record labelweekly radio show and podcastvideo blog (Output Device) and now they’ve extended all this into a live travelling gig series,Vagrant. Local wave-breaking sound devotees Good Company host the Perth Vagrant at art/project space Galleria (Danny Bourke’s Benchpress made a very lovely poster). We welcome the return of mega babe Stacey Wilson, AKA Rites Wild – if you’re a fan ofFabulous Diamonds or Maria Minerva you will dig Rites Wild’s cosmic drone pop. She’s joined by Brisbane’sPer Purpose (who are also playing Vagrant #2 the next day at Dada’s Garage), plus Craig McElhinney and good great boys Doctopus.
The Thousands, July 2012 (Preview)

Fallopian Tunes and New Weird Australia present Gloss Party

Fallopian Tunes and New Weird Australia present

GLOSS PARTY
with
SPEED PAINTERS
DOCUMENT SWELL
MATTHEW BROWN
JACOB SILVER
CALL ME PROFESSOR

SATURDAY JULY 28TH 2012
The Mercat Basement 456 Queen St, Melbourne (Opp Vic Market)
From 10pm onwards, $10

Stemming from their recent mixtape collaboration titled Gloss and Moss, the eclectic Fallopian Tunes label, in association with New Weird Australia, assemble a hefty lineup of Melbourne based electronic acts, of!cially launching the project into the ether.

Artists performing at the Gloss party include the slow-burn, syncopated house styles of Speed Painters in their first show of the year; the largely diverse beats of Document Swell; Matthew Brown’s non-human soundscapes; the sweet, succulent MIDI-flows of Jacob Silver; and Call Me Professor, an 100% live collaboration between Exotic Snake and Raymond Scottwalker.

In homage to the filthy Berlin nights in which Fallopian tunes was conceived, expect a night of rude dance moves, four to the floor kicks, mind bending synth squelches and solid bass music. This night brings together an incredibly talented and unique group of rising local beatsmiths and fresh electronic artists.

Read More / Download the ‘Gloss & Moss’ Compilation


Event Press.

“The recent Gloss and Moss compilation by Fallopian Tunes and New Weird Australia shows just how rich and diverse our experimental electronic music scene has become. It is, if you’ll forgive a little editorialising, an essential (free) download. A really amazing snapshot that does a better job of explaining the infinity of forward-thinking sounds you can expect at this party, a live extension of the album.”
The Thousands, July 2012 (Preview

VAGRANT #5 – Scattered Order, Dracopede, The Mermaids

 

New Weird Australia presents
VAGRANT #5
with
SCATTERED ORDER
DRACOPEDE
THE MERMAIDS

SATURDAY 15TH JULY 2012
The Terrace Bar, 529 Hunter St, Newcastle

Scattered Order finally, ultimately brought the 3 headed noise monster back to Newcastle.

Confounding listeners for decades with their genre bending approach to sound, Scattered Order are in full flight after a massive re-energising. The band that founded the legendary Australian post punk M Squared label has been exhilarating audiences over the last two years with their totally unique approach to noise and tune.

Their multi-layered, sometimes abrasive, sometimes blissful sound is aimed at producing a third entity from the combination of noise with melody, adding seductive beats and eccentric processing.

Scattered Order performed under the writhing light of live video projections by Living Science Dept.

For more info:
www.scatteredorder.com

Download audio files
scatteredorder.bandcamp.com

with Dracopede (Lismore) and The Mermaids.

Event Photos by Skipist


Event Video Documentation by Drillbag

VAGRANT #3+4 – Talkshow Boy, Scraps, Feet Teeth + No Anchor, The Rational Academy, Anonymeye vs Ambrose Chapel

VAGRANT#3
with
TALKSHOW BOY (Melbourne)
SCRAPS
FEET TEETH
THURSDAY 12th JULY 2012

VAGRANT#4
with
NO ANCHOR
THE RATIONAL ACADEMY
ANONYMEYE VS AMBROSE CHAPEL
SATURDAY 14th JULY 2012

Both shows at:
THE WAITING ROOM, West End, Brisbane

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.  Rad poster design by Matt Deasy of 7th Disaster.

THURSDAY 12 JULY

Talkshow Boy (Melbourne): http://talkshowboy.bandcamp.com/: Talkshow Boy, aka Adrian K-Sahara aka Adrian Trajstman aka the guy from Keith! Party who raps heaps, has been creating amazing hyperactive hard-pop for almost a decade now. Talkshow Boy is energy personified and magnified, with elements of the synthesised world coming together in a frenetic blur. Electro, hip-hop, and breakcore are but some of the reference points for Talkshow Boy, although as a man who laughs heartily at genre, whilst giving it the warmest and fuzziest of cuddles, you know you’re in for something special. Talkshow Boy has released several albums, but Brisbane audiences will know that Adrian particularly shines in the live arena. Over heaps of performances over the last few years, this unofficial cultural ambassador for the Sunshine State sings, screams, yells, dances, and parties with reckless abandon.

Scraps (Brisbane): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scraps/: As Scraps, Brisbane’s Laura Hill creates melodic pop music that’s about as pure to the idea of a ‘good song’ as you can get nowadays. The Scraps live set is a lovely mix of humour, sincerity, the occasional awkward moment, and musical assuredness. Scraps is pretty much the essence of the DIY ethos, without the holier-than-thou argy-bargy. After way too long, Scraps has entered the world of recorded music, which is ace, as posterity is indeed a wise thing. A 12″ on Bedroom Suck, a 7″ on Disembraining, and some swell self-released CDRs should hopefully be at the ol’ merchandising table.http://www.myspace.com/sssscrapssss

Feet Teeth (Brisbane): http://feetteeth.com/: Feet Teeth are Joel, Paul, and Kate – three local darlings who together have managed to combine their love of textural sounds and incredible musical dexterity into something which is pretty wonderful. They make digitally mangled experimental free-jazz, with computer, trumpet, drum kit, electronics, marimba, commodore64 and other instruments. They’re also one of the few bands around that have chops, but aren’t smarmy jerks about it. Yet another reason to go see them live. Good vibes? Check. Good sounds? Check. Thumbs up to Feet Teeth!

SATURDAY 14 JULY

No Anchor (www.noanchorband.com) Brisbane’s most popular drone-doom-sludge-noise band (also Brisbane’s only drone-doom-sludge-noise band) return for their last show of 2012. Bass player / vocalist Ian Rogers heading to Europe in July and thus the band is going on ‘gig-hiatus’ until March 2013. So this is it: the last chance to hear this mess of a band for the year. And if that were not enough (it is often enough), they will be previewing a few new songs.

The Rational Academy (https://www.facebook.com/therationalacademy) This Brisbane four-piece may be the only black metal avant-pop supergroup on planet Earth. Loved by lonely teenagers and brain-damaged record collectors alike, these guys have been plugging away forever and never get their due. They are due a giant gold blimp, trailing the words THE RATIONAL ACADEMY ARE BETTER THAN YOU behind it. But life is bullshit, so it never happens.

Anonymeye VS Ambrose Chapel Total half-assed dog-shit played by two guys who couldn’t even get a gig if they weren’t so supernaturally attractive.http://www.icq.com/

No Anchor photos by Charlyn Cameron.

VAGRANT #2 – Naps, Wooshie, Kane Ikin, Baba X, Zanzibar Chanel

This Thing & New Weird Australia present
VAGRANT #2
with
NAPS
WOOSHIE
KANE IKIN
BABA X (dj)
ZANZIBAR CHANEL
10″ Recording + live projections by Hamishi Farrah

JULY 8th 2012
THE WORKERS CLUB, Fitzroy, Melbourne

N.P.C.B (This Thing’s in-house sound aficionado) was on deck to record the event to tape. Naps, Kane Ikin & Wooshie performed new songs for the first and last time to appear exclusively on vinyl. Pressed onto 10″s thanks to Cut Record. A small amount of these limited-edition 10″s will be available on www.thisthing.us. Hamishi hand painted the covers individually and both Hamishi & Naps performed projections all afternoon/evening

VAGRANT #1 – Guerre, Scissor Lock, Major Napier

Intercess and New Weird Australia present
VAGRANT #1
with
GUERRE & SCISSOR LOCK (CD-R launch)
MAJOR NAPIER (VIC)

with EXPENSIVE LOOKS (USA)

MAY 31ST 2012
SERIAL SPACE, Chippendale, Sydney

Our open-source gig series VAGRANT began in Sydney on May 31st 2012 – with a show celebrating the launch of the new label, Intercess. Founded by Marcus Whale (Scissor Lock, Collarbones), Intercess releases new collaborations several times a year on limited edition CD-R.

The first Intercess release featured two Sydney artists: haunted R&B heartbreaker GUERRE (Lavurn Lee) and Marcus’ SCISSOR LOCK project. Joining them at the launch at Serial Space in Chippendale was New York’s EXPENSIVE LOOKS, out in Australia fresh from the release of his debut album “Dark Matters” on Group Tightener. Opening set from MAJOR NAPIER, who featured on the New Weird Australia ‘Vox’ compilation.

hellosQuare and New Weird Australia present The Low Light Social

hellosQuare and New Weird Australia present
THE LOW LIGHT SOCIAL
with
TETRAS (Switzerland)
KANGAROO SKULL
KASHA
THOMAS WILLIAM
SPARTAK
DANGER BEACH
+ MORNINGS DJs

SATURDAY 14TH JANUARY 2012
15 Childers Street, Acton, CANBERRA

hellosQuare in association with New Weird Australia presented THE LOW LIGHT SOCIAL, an evening of left field sound featuring six artists from around Australia and overseas – all of whom explore the common ground that sits nicely between electronic beat music, guitar folk forms, noise blasts and free jazz.

Event Photos by Mr Fred

New Weird Australia Live – Rites Wild, Black Vanilla & Pimmon

New Weird Australia presents
RITES WILD
BLACK VANILLA
& special guest PIMMON

FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2011
BLACK WIRE, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale, Sydney

RITES WILD
Rites Wild from Adelaide makes monotone pop with 80′s analogue keys and good intentions. “sits nicely alongside Maria Minerva, Fabulous Diamonds and Nite Jewel… Rites Wild cloaks ritualistic minimalism in foggy casio drones, stony delivery, and lush synth delays” – Altered Zones

BLACK VANILLA
(with members of Guerre, Collarbones and Marseilles)
Black Vanilla is the brainchild of gender-bending beatmaker Romeo aka Juliet, convicted ladykiller Extra Smooth aka The Sex and slutty ho-bag Sean Lockhart, creating the most reprehensible R’n’B boyband supergroup of the 21st century. Borrowing from only the sleaziest and most disgusting 90s R’n’B reference points Black Vanilla will get you wet in the whitest possible fashion.

PIMMON
Over the past decade and a half, Australia’s electronic godfather Pimmon (known to friends as Paul Gough) has carved out a unique space for himself through producing a series of masterfully executed excursions into abstract electronic sound. His new release The Oansome Orbit is out this month on Room40.


Video.

Directed & edited by Tessa C. Stevens for The Pyramid Scheme.

New Weird Australia & The Silent Hour – Spartak, Brain Drain & The Deadly Nightshades

 


TSH:XVIII & NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA present
SPARTAK
BRAIN DRAIN
THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADES

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2011
THE SILENT HOUR Level 1, 77-83 William St, Woolloomooloo

[TSH] presented a special night in conjunction with New Weird Australia to launch ‘Nippon‘, the third album by Canberra electro-acoustic duo Spartak and first on NWA’s New Editions imprint.

SPARTAK
Formed by Shoeb Ahmad and Evan Dorrian in 2007, Spartak have performed regularly around Australia, SE Asia and Japan alongside the likes of My Disco, Lawrence English, Lucky Dragons, Minamo and Andrew Pekler with their textural improvisations on guitar, drum kit, electronics and other found sounds . ‘Nippon’ was recorded while on tour in Japan earlier this year and suitably follows their last album ‘Verona’ (released on the English label Low Point) with it’s opposing influences of sound manipulation and hardcore/indie rock.

BRAIN DRAIN
Brain Drain is a Sydney based artist who straddles the divide between structure and improvisation, often revelling in the contrast between the two. His primarily guitar-driven pieces centre around creating both mood and rhythm through loops and using this repetition as a foundation on which to improvise. Since 2010, Brain Drain has released three albums: a self-titled debut cassette, the follow-up Wahine Division, and the collaborative album, Popolice Versus Brain Drain. braindrain3053.tumblr.com/

THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADES
The Deadly Nightshades are a brother sister duo making experimental vocal folk music in their hometown of Sydney. They record their voices in single, raw takes, and use these recordings to experiment with panning, layering and tuning.

New Weird Australia & Octopus pi present Forenzics, Domeyko/Gonzalez, Jusgo Mosh & Robot House

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA & OCTOPUS PI present
FORENZICS
DOMEYKO/GONZALES
JUSGO MOSH
ROBOT HOUSE
Visuals by REDCELL

THURSDAY 16TH JUNE 2011
FBI SOCIAL, Kings Cross, Sydney

New Weird Australia & Octopus pi presented the third and final New Weird Australia live event at FBi Social in Kings Cross on Thursday 16th June 2011 – rounding off the series with a live simulcast broadcast on FBi.

Headlining this special night of Sydney-centric artists was Forenzics – the local collective renowned for their experimental and improvisational slant on noise, psych, drone, art rock & post punk. The band launched their third album, ‘Build Ruins‘, a collaboration with Japanese electronic artist Ryota Yamamura and Joe Cummins – released on June 13th on New Weird Australia’s ‘New Editions’ label.

Forenzics were joined by Domeyko/Gonzalez, the experimental / electronic Sydney duo of James Domeyko and Jaie Gonzalez, mixing a wild melee of instrumentation and sounds, and landing somewhere between Fuck Buttons and The Dirty Three. The band celebrated the launch of their mini-album ‘No Way Back’, the follow-up to their acclaimed debut EP ‘The Circle Trilogy‘.

Also on the line-up, ‘disillusioned punks’ Jusgo Mosh – diverting their energy into noise / improv / psych territory – and four piece experimentalists Robot House, stirring up an eclectic mishmash of turntables, table, guitars and mixed electronics. Visuals on the night came from Redcell.

The event also marked the second anniversary of the New Weird Australia project, and to celebrate, FBi Radio broadcast a live simulcast of the event on the ‘New Weird Australia’ radio show.

New Weird Australia & Octopus pi present The Sound of Young Canberra, Live

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA & OCTOPUS PI present
THE SOUND OF YOUNG CANBERRA
with
SAVAGES
KASHA
REUBEN INGALL
DJ SHOEB AHMAD
Visuals by EIGHTFILTERS

THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2011
FBI SOCIAL, Kings Cross, Sydney

New Weird Australia & Octopus pi presented the second in a series of live events at FBi Social in Kings Cross on Thursday 19th May 2011, titled ‘ The Sound Of Young Canberra‘.

The night took it cue from New Weird Australia’s compilation of the same name, released in 2010, and featured some of the finest eclectic and experimental music being made in the oft-maligned capital.

Headlining the night in their debut Sydney appearance were Savages – evolving out of the renowned Canberra act Spartak, and featuring a fine pedigree of artists – including Hellosquare label boss Shoeb Ahmad (guitars and vocals); his fellow Spartak bandmate, Evan Dorrian (nord, vocals, percussion), along with Matt Lustri (bass) and John Wilton (drums).

Canberra four-piece Kasha were one of the stand-out artists from the The Sound Of Young Canberra compilation, reworking the traditional notion of rock music, fusing tension, repetition and experimentation into their sound. Their debut 7″ single was released on Hellosquare, recorded and mixed by Casey Rice (Dirty Three, Pikelet).

Influenced by the likes of Fennesz and Xiu Xiu, show opener Rueben Ingall processes vocals and guitar through purpose-built patches to create a beautifully idiosyncratic melee of sound.

Savages’ Shoeb Ahmad also pitched up the turntables to DJ for the night, and there were visuals from local crew Eightfilters.

New Weird Australia & Octopus pi present Underlapper, Cleptoclectics vs Scissor Lock, Edwin Montgomery

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA & OCTOPUS PI present
UNDERLAPPER
CLEPTOCLECTICS VS SCISSOR LOCK
EDWIN MONTGOMERY
Visuals by JERONIMO

THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 2011
FBI SOCIAL, Kings Cross, Sydney

New Weird Australia & Octopus pi presented the first in a series of New Weird Australia live events at FBi Social in Kings Cross on Thursday 21st April 2011.

The night saw the long-overdue return of Sydney six-piece Underlapper, celebrating the launch of their third album ‘Sofly Harboured’ – an eclectic mix of post rock, experimental pop and downbeat electronic music, and the follow-up to the widely acclaimed 2007 album ‘Red Spring’.

In support, Sydney producer Cleptoclectics faced off against local compatriot Scissor Lock (fresh from the launch of his Collarbones collaboration), in the latest of their ongoing bouts of noise battles taking place in dark rooms across the city. Opening the night, solo artist Edwin Montgomery presented an inspired psychedelic tread through original songs, instrumentals and ambient textures. DJs Stupid Canon & Kimb Galercan filled the spaces along with projections from visual artist, Jeronimo.

Photos by Marnie Vaughn.

New Weird Australia – AXXONN National Tour 2011

New Weird Australia presents
AXXONN
Full National Tour 2011

SYDNEY Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills – Friday Jan 28th
with BREATHING SHRINE, SCATTERED ORDER, CONSTANT LIGHT & BORGIA
(co-presented with Octopus Pi)

CANBERRA Transit Lounge – Saturday Jan 29th
with KASHA & CRASH THE CURB

HOBART Salamanca Arts Centre – Friday Feb.4th
with OCEANS, SPHERES & DUO

DEVONPORT Regional Gallery – Saturday Feb. 5th
with OCEANS, SPHERES & DUO

TOOWOOMBA The Spotted Cow – Friday Feb 18th
with AMBROSE CHAPEL & DIE ON PLANES

BRISBANE Woodlands – Saturday Feb. 19th
with AMBROSE CHAPEL, DIE ON PLANES & DOT.AY

PERTH Manhattans Bar – Thursday Feb. 24th
with ERASERS, GILBERT FAWN & CRAIG MCELHINNEY

MELBOURNE Yah Yahs – Sunday Feb. 27th
with MYSTIC EYES, NO ZU & PEON

In January & February 2011, former Brisbane-based artist AXXONN (Tom Hall) gathered up his keyboards and subsonic fuzz for a trip around the country to support his album ‘Let’s Get It Straight’. The tour was presented by NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA, marking our inaugural Australian excursion after a string of Sydney events and nearly two years of compilation and artists releases through the label.

We called upon a diverse and eclectic range of acts to feature alongside AXXONN, including BREATHING SHRINE, MYSTIC EYES, SCATTERED ORDER, KASHA, AMBROSE CHAPEL, NO ZU, DOT.AY, ERASERS, CONSTANT LIGHT, OCEANS, CRAIG MCELHINNEY, SPHERES, DIE ON PLANES, GILBERT FAWN, DUO, PEON and BORGIA.

AXXONN Full National Tour 2011 supported by SOUND TRAVELLERS, STREET PRESS AUSTRALIA, SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE & DEVONPORT REGIONAL GALLERY.

 


Video.

This video (shot and edited by Tom Hall, using a remote camera) features a 15-minute Axxonn set, culled from a range of performances across the tour.

Scattered Order, Live at Fuzz Lost Fuzz, Excelsior Hotel Sydney, 28th January 2011. Shot & edited by Stuart Buchanan.

Sound Series #10 – New Weird Australia

SOUND SERIES #10
Curated by NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA
with
DUAL UZIS
TAILINGS
AEMON WEBB
BLAKE FREELE
KIM ONO
LUCIA DRAFT

FRIDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2010
Hardware Gallery, 263 Enmore Rd Sydney

Sound Series is a monthly evening of sound-based performance and installation at Hardware Gallery on Enmore Rd, Sydney. Their final show for 2010 is curated by New Weird Australia.

Photos by Lucien Alperstein.

New Weird Australia at The Red Rattler

New Weird Australia at The Red Rattler
with
ANONYMEYE (QLD)
ERASERS (WA)
AMBROSE CHAPEL (QLD)
TR-10 (LUKASZ KARLUK & GENTLEFORCE) (NSW)

FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2010
The Red Rattler, Marrickville, Sydney

New Weird Australia presented the third event in its 2010 series at the Red Rattler in Marrickville, Sydney – featuring:

ANONYMEYE (QLD)
Anonymeye is the nom de plume of Andrew Tuttle, an experimental musician from Brisbane, Australia who reconfigures various country and folk musics within an abstract sonic framework, utilising electronic and acoustic instrumentation including acoustic guitar, signal processing, synthesisers, and effects units. Anonymeye straddles and blurs boundaries between improvisation and composition, experimentation and pop, acoustic and electronic, rural landscapes and urban landscapes. Anonymeye’s second full length album ‘The Disambiguation Of Anonymeye’ is out now on the sound&fury label.
http://www.myspace.com/anonymeye

ERASERS (WA)
Erasers are a new two-piece band from Perth, that started mid 2009 with Rebecca Orchard on vocals and Rupert Thomas on instruments. They formed with the desire to create and produce music completely on their own. With little recording experience and borrowed equipment, Erasers produced and released their debut self-titled release upon forming as a band. The result is songs made up of primitive & tribal beats, melodic guitar loops, atmospheric synth and chanting vocals; creating what has been described as dreamy yet somewhat disconcerting post-punk.
http://www.myspace.com/erasersonpencils

AMBROSE CHAPEL (QLD)
Ambrose Chapel is the solo project of Brisbane musician Ian Rogers (also of No Anchor). He is mainly influenced by The Melvins and is allergic to cats.
http://www.myspace.com/ambrosechapeldestroysyou

TR-10 (LUKASZ KARLUK & GENTLEFORCE) (NSW)
A generative audio / video interactive installation, with music from Sydney’s Gentleforce.
http://www.julapy.com/blog/2010/02/16/tr-io-dorkbot/

Photos by Paul Threthni


Video.

ERASERS, Footage by Paul Threthni

Refraction, Curated by New Weird Australia

REFRACTION
Curated by New Weird Australia
with
TOM HALL
HORSE MACGYVER
KUSUM NORMOYLE
JORDAN DORJEE

TUESDAY 29TH JUNE 2010
Serial Space, Chippendale, Sydney
Organised by the UTS Sound Collective and supported by Sound Travellers.

TOM HALL (Only show in Sydney!)
Tom Hall is a media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Hall’s eclectic works flourish by utilising a variety of mediums, each that reflect on his varied background and interests. With a strong focus on elements of the ‘everyday’ Hall’s practice involves considered explorations into place, space and time. In a live performance context Hall projects multi-channel video pieces drawing from a data base of found footage, composing and layering in real-time, this imagery is at times linked directly and indirectly to the sound, that Hall is also producing in realtime, through amplitude control.
tomhall.com.au/
myspace.com/digi_destroy

HORSE MACGYVER
After releasing a CDR through US label Disaro earlier this year, Horse Macgyver (Tim Dwyer) has recieved some genuine interest both locally and internationally – most recently in a Pitchfork article covering the emerging Witch House/Drag “genre”. His new tape is released via new label Bad Sound, established as a part of last year’s “Lets Paint TV” tour. More releases are planned including a vinyl compilation featuring Sniggle and Jonny Telafone. (info via Dream Damage)
myspace.com/_v_o_i_d_

KUSUM NORMOYLE
Kusum is a musician and performer who works with voice in volume, feedback, tension and noise. She has developed a vocal style recognisably her own, set out to disrupt, divide, that is devoid of language but makes up in texture, density and ferocity. Working mostly as a solo musician she also produces vocal noise performances specific to site such as the city streets, laneways and hill-tops and also works collaboratively with local and international musicians, and is one member of Sydney based “Hard Hat”. Having recently performed In Japan and New York, and for the Biennale of Sydney 2010, these performances are too short to miss; don’t blink. Turn up on time. Think twice about bringing your mum.
myspace.com/kusumnormoyle

JORDAN DORJEE
Fighting against traditional perspectives of the DJ, Jordan Dorjee has fathomed how the turntable itself can become a musical instrument. Sculpting collaged works that re contextualise fragments of sound to create new musical structures, utilising sounds that vary from traditional instruments, spoken voice, machinery, nature or any other sound objects he can gather together. He is currently completing his BA Sound and Music Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Refraction is dedicated to the support, mentorship and development of student projects as they take their practice from the classroom to the community. Poster by Daniel Stone.

Photography by Marnie Vaughn.


Videos.

KUSUM NORMOYLE, Footage by Stuart Buchanan

HORSE MACGYVER, Footage by Stuart Buchanan

New Weird Australia Live – Paint Your Golden Face, Alps, Caught Ship, Karoshi

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA presents
PAINT YOUR GOLDEN FACE (Hobart)
ALPS (Newcastle)
CAUGHT SHIP (Melbourne)
KAROSHI (Sydney)

SATURDAY 27TH MARCH 2010
St Petersburg, St Peters, Sydney

NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA presented its first live event for 2010 on Saturday 27th March, featuring four acts from three states, held at St Petersburg in St Peters, Sydney.

Headliners PAINT YOUR GOLDEN FACE are a two-piece from Hobart who make music with choirs, drum loops, vocal loops, organs and tape loops.  Following last year’s three-track single “He Was Run Off The Road By His Amazing Face”, the band appear at New Weird Australia to promote their self-titled debut album, released this month on Tenzenmen Records.

Newcastle’s ALPS (aka solo artist Chris Hearn) play textured pop music with elements of shoegaze, folk, psych and drone – centred around analog keys, clean guitars, reverby vocals, drum machines, field recordings and pedals. Since 2005, ALPS has independently and through different labels internationally released three albums, two EP’s and a variety of 7” singles and splits. The new album, “Alps of New South Whales” is out now.

Melbourne’s CAUGHT SHIP developed from the Ben Pat, a.k.a Ben & Pat, two men with a mutual enjoyment of sweet hip hop beats and delay pedals. Later adding Jon and Kahli, Caught Ship continued to develop their sound; and have since been working towards carving their own style in a live setting. A new recording from CAUGHT SHIP appears on NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA Volume Five.

KAROSHI is Sydney based musician, Beres Jackson who plays a mix of melodic downtempo folk-tronica, fused with Berlin influenced glitch-techno. 4-4-2 Music will be releasing Karoshi’s debut album during 2010 which sees an expanded approach to his sound, with additional input from his live band and other collaborators.


Reviews.

Mess & Noise – Review “I love watching people dance to noise. It’s theatre of the purest kind especially when twirling, dervish moves ensue.”

The Brag – Interview “one of Australia’s most important champions of innovative music” (view online at Throw Shapes)

Two Thousand “Now that the music blog is leaping into live form with their latest show, it’s kind of like the Internet is dancing around in front of you – awesome”.