My program ‘Out From Under’ on London’s Resonance FM pushes Australian underground and experimental music further into the ether – and 2019 was a phenomenal year for wayward and warped local sounds.
The ‘Out From Under’ Albums Of 2019 playlist is up on Spotify, and features (in no particular order) tracks from this collective of artists, all shredding conventionalism in some form or another.
I’ve been digging deep for the Freak Wave podcast ‘Albums of 2019’ list, featuring warped, mutant music from around the world, and you can find them all gathered together on a new Spotify playlist. If you haven’t yet caught the podcast, this is the perfect jumping on point – and if you dig this, the full archive of Freak Wave episodes can be found wherever you get your podcasts.
The Provenance Spotify playlist has been rebuilt from the ground up, and is the perfect jumping on point if you’ve yet to have the pleasure. The new selection takes a completely fresh look at the catalogue, drawing new parallels between artists and their work – and also points the way to a growing slate of new releases for 2020.
This time last year, I wasn’t sure there would be another chapter in the Provenance story. Whilst the label was never intended to be part of a music ‘industry’, attention and acclaim and metrics were all nonetheless benchmarks for success; and low returns on all fronts put me in a difficult place. I put the label to sleep, conflicted about its place and purpose, possibly never to wake up.
But here we are, 12 months later, with four releases out this week from Sia, Melissa, Seb and Andrew – aka Shoeb Ahmad, Sebastian Field, Arrom and Ahm, coupled together as The Definitive Action Series.