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

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VAGRANT #2

Regional Curse ‘Natural Living’ (Wood And Wire)

‘Natural Living’ is the sixth release on Wood And Wire, and the third album by Regional Curse (Stacey Wilson / Rites Wild).

Shisd ‘しSD EP’ (Wood And Wire)

The fifth release on Wood And Wire and the debut of Canberra-based producer Felix Idle aka Shisd (and latterly WA?STE).

New Weird Australia Podcast #29, Wood & Wire – Label Feature

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 New Weird Australia Podcast #29, we highlight a new companion project called Wood & Wire – a digital record label which sets out to promote experimentation in Australian music across all genres.

Emily Grantham review from Life Is Noise

Life Is Noise has reviewed Emily Grantham‘s release ‘Chocolate Syrup’ on Wood & Wire.

They noted its “trippy and unnerving blend of synth, vocal samples and discordance“, ultimately finding it “brilliant and damn creepy“.

In their own words: “Life is noise exists to bring interesting, independent, unique, challenging and just plain fucked-up music to Australia and the world”. Get more at lifeisnoise.com.

Machine Death ‘Machine Death’ (Wood And Wire)

New Wave Sludgecore from Ben Byrne and Ivan Lisyak.

BOK Darklord ‘Lulu’ (Wood And Wire)

In which Buttress O’Kneel and Lucas Darklord decide to take it upon themselves to recreate Metallica and Lou Reed’s universally-despised ‘Lulu’.

Emily Grantham ‘Chocolate Syrup’ (Wood And Wire)

The second release on Wood And Wire, and the debut from Sydney electronic artist, Emily Grantham.

Three new projects marking three years of New Weird Australia

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‘.

Peon ‘Inter Alia’ (Wood And Wire)

The very first release on the Wood & Wire label sees Melbourne drumming duo Peon hit the studio with Lloyd Swanton (The Necks) on both production and bass duties.

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’.

VAGRANT #1 – Guerre, Scissor Lock, Major Napier

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.

New Weird Australia vs Fallopian Tunes, Gloss & Moss

New Weird Australia and Fallopian Tunes team up for a compilation double-header.

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, with live set from Nadir – a collaboration between Sydney artist Alex White and Melbourne’s Ben Byrne – and Pia Van Gelder, co-director of the upcoming Moduluxxx Festival, described as something between “a museum, a LAN party and a petting zoo”.

NWA Podcast #26. Dale Gorfinkel, Profile

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 26 was filed by contributors Matthew O’Shannessy and Michael Prior from Tape Projects, who talk to Melbourne-based improvisor, installation artist and instrument builder, DALE GORFINKEL.

New Weird Australia, New Editions Sampled

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).

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, and chats about her work and future plans.

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.

New Weird Australia Live Recording Series (Free Music Archive)

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.

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 10 Thousand Free Men And Their Families and Abortifacient who represented the city of Sydney at Australia’s first international chiptune festival, Blipfest in February 2012.