Broadcaster & Curator.

Interviews

Out Of The Box – Grant Morrison

First broadcast on FBi 94,.5FM on 3rd October 2013. Guest presenting on FBi’s Out Of The Box, I talk to Grant Morrison, the visionary creator behind The Invisibles, Batman: Arkham Asylum, New X-Men, All-Star Superman and the upcoming DC project Multiversity. Grant shares some of the tunes that have soundtracked his life thus far, and talks about his life in comics from his early years growing up in Glasgow, to his forthcoming appearance at the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic festival.

New Weird Australia Podcast #28, Gold Model – Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Episode #28 features a live set from new Sydney three-piece Gold Model. The members of the band are by no means new to music-making – lead vocalist Zed Female (otherwise known as Christina Harvey) can be found in a number of projects, most notably ‘Und’. Producer Stanislavski operates in the ...

NWA Podcast #27. Nadir, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Episode 27 looks at modular synthesis, off the back of a two-day Sydney festival that both celebrates and explores the concept, titled Moduluxxx. The organisers described the event as somewhere between “a museum, a LAN party and a petting zoo”. To get the full meaning behind the ...

NWA Podcast #25. Emily Grantham, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Sydney’s EMILY GRANTHAM is a young producer who submitted a series of off-kilter electronic demos to New Weird Australia in 2011, and released her debut EP through Wood And Wire in 2012. In Episode 25 of our podcast series, she plays a special live set written exclusively for the radio show, ...

NWA Podcast #24. Haunts, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more. Episode 24 of the Podcast series features the debut live radio performance from Haunts, recorded only a few days before their second ever show at Dirty Shirlows in Sydney. Haunts sees the coming together of two members of Sydney’s Underlapper with producer and musician Peter Hollo (Raven, Fourplay). ...

NWA Podcast #23. Ian Rogers (No Anchor / Ambrose Chapel), Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more. In Episode 23 of the NWA Podcast series, I talk to Ian Rogers, who performs and records as part of two Brisbane projects, No Anchor and Ambrose Chapel. No Anchor formed in Brisbane in 2007, playing their own unique variation of ‘sludge doom’ with two bass guitarists and a drummer. To ...

NWA Podcast #22. 10 Thousand Free Men And Their Families and Abortifacient, Live-to-air Sets & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   In Episode 22 of the NWA Podcast series, we celebrate Australian chiptune with two artists who represented the city of Sydney at Australia’s first international chiptune festival, Blipfest which took place mid-February 2012 in Melbourne. 10 Thousand Free Men And Their Families and Abortifacient ...

NWA Podcast #21. Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Thomas William vs Scissor Lock is a unique collaboration between two prolific Sydney producers. Thomas William is a fixture of Sydney’s experimental music scene, shapeshifting through many guises as a musician, teacher, and director of artist run initiative, Serial Space. His blend of shifting ...

NWA Podcast #20. Yolke, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Formed while field researching sound in 2008, Melbourne psych ambient four-piece Yolke released their debut album ‘Poppy Wash’ back in 2010, and it quickly drew references to shoe gaze, krautrock and folktronica, with some of the reviews citing the pop quirks of Caribou and Ariel Pink ...

NWA Podcast #19. Pollen Trio, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   In January 2012, Canberra’s Pollen Trio were in Sydney for the Now Now annual festival of ‘exploratory music’ – a genuine feast for lovers of experimental, spontaneous and downright surprising music. The trio uncomfortably fit the genre of ‘avant jazz’, instead ...

NWA Podcast #18. Secret Birds, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Under the name Secret Birds, former Brisbane resident D. Black takes an astral-tinged journey through synth jams, float folk and fried psychedelia.  Although currently a solo project, Secret Birds has seen more than 30 musicians drafted as members of the experience over the years, supporting the ...

NWA Podcast #17. Brain Drain, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Brain Drain is a Sydney based artist who straddles the divide between structure and improvisation, often revelling in the contrast between the two. His guitar-driven pieces centre around creating both mood and rhythm through loops, and using this repetition as a foundation on which to improvise. ...

New Weird Australia Podcast #16, Severed Heads – Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Severed Heads are regarded as being one of the most influential experimental and electronic bands in Australia, pioneering the use of tape loops and samples in the late 70s and early 80s, and forging an innovative career that stretched across three decades.  Retiring in 2010, Severed Heads ...

NWA Podcast #15. Breathing Shrine, Live-to-air Set & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Breathing Shrine are a psychedelic / noise / drone band from Melbourne. After touring the USA twice as a duo under the name of Grey Daturas, Bonnie Mercer (guitar) and Rob Mayson (bass & drums) decided to continue under the new name of Breathing Shrine. Ahead of one of their rare live ...

New Weird Australia Podcast #14, Axxonn – Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   AXXONN is the self-described “pop/synth/doom/electronic music project” from Brisbane’s Tom Hall. Originally exploring territories solely of doom and drone in his earlier EP releases, his debut album ‘Let’s Get It Straight’ deployed a barrage of wider influences ...

New Weird Australia Podcast #13. Spartak – Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   In this podcast from September 2010, I talk to Canberra artist, label manager and promoter SHOEB AHMAD, and his regular collaborator EVAN DORRIAN. SHOEB has, for quite some time, been one of the key voice of dissent in the city of Canberra – single-handledly staging an inexhaustible series ...

New Weird Australia Podcast #12. Pimmon – Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   PIMMON is arguably Australia’s most well known and most successful experimental music producers, having recorded for various labels around the world (including Tigerbeat6 and Fat Cat) and collaborating with the likes of FENNESZ and OREN AMBARCHI. Over the preceding eighteen months, PIMMON ...

New Weird Australia Podcast #11. Paneye – Live-to-air Performance & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more. PANEYE is the moniker of Sydney musician Will Treffry. Residing in Sydney,Will’s music combines elements of psych-folk, ambient electronica and dream pop. In this podcast episode, recorded on the NWA Radio show in September 2010, Stu Buchanan talks to Will about his work to date – which ...

New Weird Australia Podcast #10. Danger Beach – Live-to-air Performance & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   As far as new, weird Australian music goes, Canberra fast established itself as 2010’s most interesting city – and in this July 2010 podcast I talk to one of its then emerging artists, DANGER BEACH. Leaving behind the lo-fi punk noise of his ASSASSINS 88 project, DANGER BEACH explores the ...

NWA Podcast #9. Collarbones, Live-to-air Performance & Interview

From 2009-2012, the New Weird Australia Podcast featured selected interviews and in-studio recordings from my FBi radio show, as well as live performances from events, video interviews and more.   Well known experimental musicians in their own right, MARCUS WHALE (also known as SCISSOR LOCK) and TRAVIS COOK (who performs as CYST IMPALED) moved into unique territory in 2010, recording as alternative pop duo COLLARBONES. Marcus and Travis joined me in June 2010 to talk about their evolving ...