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New Weird Australia Radio (2009 – 2012)

A long-running radio show on Sydney’s FBi Radio, broadcasting a regular diet of experimental, eclectic and innovative music from around the country. Part of the New Weird Australia initiative.

In 2009, I founded New Weird Australia – an initiative designed to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of unique projects.  Neither one genre nor another, New Weird Australia put the spotlight on a new breed of innovative Australian artists and challenged the collective understanding of what music should be.

New Weird Australia established a number of projects over five years, one of which was a long-running radio show on Sydney’s FBi Radio, broadcasting a regular diet of experimental, eclectic and innovative music from around the country. In 2010, the show won the National Community Broadcasting Award for ‘Excellence In Music Programming‘.

Most of the interviews and live performances are archived as a podcast series (along with all episodes of Out From Under) on Simplecast and Apple Podcasts.

Many of the live performances staged in the studio are also available in a free, four-volume ‘Broadcast‘ compilation series – stream or download at New Weird Australia Bandcamp.


Image: Artist Anna Chase performing live in the studio, May 2010.


Further Listening.

New Weird Australia Catalogue
Wood And Wire Catalogue
New Editions Catalogue