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 challenges our understanding of what music should be.
Having released an ongoing series of free compilations since July 2009, New Editions was an offshoot label from New Weird Australia that offering a parallel focus on albums and EPs from individual artists.
New Editions was designed to get a unique, design-rich, physical product into the hands of fans, as well as having an ‘afterlife’ as a digital release. Releases were available in two formats: a run of limited-edition CDs – housed in a gatefold card sleeve, with artwork insert by the artists – available from artist shows & New Weird Australia events; and a digital release.
There were ten releases on the New Editions label – all are archived and available to stream and download from the New Weird Australia Bandcamp.
NWAED01 CAUGHT SHIP Start Dencing Dad, Start Dencing
NWAED02 BLAKE FREELE Pins
NWAED03 PANEYE Lost In A Dark Aquarium
NWAED04 TANTRUMS Anomie
NWAED05 NO ZU New Age EP
NWAED06 KRIS KEOGH Processed Harp Works, Vol. 1
NWAED07 FORENZICS Build Ruins
NWAED08 SPARTAK Nippon
NWAED09 THOMAS WILLIAM VS SCISSOR LOCK Jewelz
NWAED10 STRANGE FORCES Strange Forces
Image: Kris Keogh ‘Processed Harp Works Volume One’. Design by Heath Killen.