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Tag: New Weird Australia

New Weird Australia, Passages

New Weird Australia is concluding its mission after five years in operation, and will mark the moment with a three-volume set titled ‘Passages’.

New Weird Australia, Broadcast Four

A compilation of exclusive in-studio recordings from the final months of the New Weird Australia radio show. Features new material from Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, Pollen Trio, Seaworthy, Secret Birds, Shisd, Cycle 440, Emily Grantham, Gold Model, Haunts, Kevin Purdy, Nadir, Oscar key Sung, Abortifacient, The Sydney Radio Orchestra, Whale + Cheng and Yolke.

New Weird Australia, Western Schism

The second in an ad-hoc series of geo-specific New Weird Australia compilations, featuring eighteen bands and artists from Perth in Western Australia.

Oscar Key Sung closes the final New Weird Australia Radio Show

When the last New Weird Australia radio show aired on FBi Radio a few weeks back, Oscar Key Sung closed proceedings with the first live performance of a new song, “It’s Gone”. A fitting way to end the chapter.

From Oscar: “This was the first live performance of this song. Done to a stripped back instrumental. For the last New Weird Australia radio show on Fbi 26th July 2012 at about 11pm presented by Stu Buchanan. Thank you to Stu Buchanan for having me, Jon Watts for mixing the effects, and Elliott Lauren for Filming.”

New Weird Australia – The Last FBi Broadcast

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After a three-year run, this week sees the final FBi broadcast for New Weird Australia, which is moving to a weekly Podcast format as of next month. To celebrate the last live show, I will be joined in the studio by Melbourne artist OSCAR SLORACH-THORN (from OSCAR & MARTIN); HENSEN (from SEEKAE and CLIQUES); improvisor, musician and sound artist JONATHAN WATTS and Canberra-based producer SHISD.

New Weird Australia – Real Time Arts Interview

In this new video from Real Time Arts, I talk to Gail Priest about the past, present and future of New Weird Australia.

RealTime is Australia’s critical guide to international contemporary arts. Our focus is on innovation in performance (live art, experimental theatre, dance, music, sound), photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts.

New Weird Australia – VAGRANT dates & line-ups announced

VAGRANT is New Weird Australia’s travelling gig series – a pop-up club-night with no fixed abode and an open-source platform for eclectic and experimental Australian music.  Following its Sydney launch with GUERRE, SCISSOR LOCK and MAJOR NAPIER, VAGRANT travels the country during July 2012, calling at Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth & Adelaide.

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).

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.

New Weird Australia, Broadcast Three

Since 2009, New Weird Australia has broadcast a weekly show on Sydney’s FBi Radio – playing two hours of new, experimental and eclectic Australian music. As well as covering off the best of the week’s new releases, the show also features regular guest performances, playing exclusive in-studio sessions. This free compilation is a selection of exclusive in-studio recordings from recent months, including material from Edwin Montgomery, Kirin J Callinan, Hacks, Simo Soo, Little A, Paneye, Mental Powers, The Deadly Nightshades, Pimmon, Peon, Scattered Order and Anonymeye.

Unpopular Music 2011, A Benefit for FBi Radio

Unpopular Music returned to Sydney on Saturday December 17th 2011, raising cash for FBi and featuring eight bands over two venues. Unpopular Music 2011 saw four of Sydney’s underground & experimental music promoters working together for the first time – New Weird Australia, Octopus Pi, Sound Series and Refraction – staging two shows in one evening.

New Weird Australia – Scattered Order at The Excelsior

Scattered Order are one of the most unique bands in the history of Sydney’s experimental and electronic music scene – founders of the M Squared record label in the 1970s, a home for artists such as Systematics and Makers of the Dead Travel Fast, and a beacon for emerging underground artists around the country. Reforming their original line-up in 2009, I shot this video when Scattered Order played a set for New Weird Australia in January 2011 at the Excelsior in Sydney, in support of their new album, ‘Adjust The Terminology’.

Unpopular Music 2010, A Benefit for FBi Radio

On Friday 3rd December 2010, New Weird Australia presented the second annual Unpopular Music event at Sydney’s Red Rattler, a benefit for the not-for-profit community station, FBi Radio. The six-act line-up was headlined by Scattered Order, one of the most unique players in the history of Sydney’s experimental and electronic music scene

New Weird Australia Interview in The Brag

A full page feature on New Weird Australia in The Brag magazine, previewing the Sydney gig featuring Paint Your Golden Face (pictured), Alps, Caught Ship and Karoshi.  If nothing else, the article proves once and for all that swearing is cool.  ‘Fart’, however, is borderline.

Interactive Netball at the Now Now Festival

Created & “facilitated” by Jon Rose, this game of Interactive Netball take place at the Now Now Festival in Wentworth Falls in 25th January 2010.

The yellow ball is connected wirelessly to Rose’s laptop and emits an ever-changing variety of sounds, related to its movement and velocity. In addition, four Now Now performers (two assigned to each team) play short stabs of improvised music when their team is in possession of the ball. Spontaneous!

New Weird Australia Podcast #4 – Tom Ellard (Severed Heads)

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 1970s and early 1980s, and forging an innovative career that has stretched across three decades.

New Weird Australia, Broadcast One

(crossposted from newweirdaustralia.com) Since August 2009, New Weird Australia has been broadcasting weekly on Sydney’s FBi Radio – playing two hours of new, experimental and ecelctic Australian music, from over 300 artists to date. NWA also features regular guest performances,

New Weird Australia Podcast #3 – Scissor Lock

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. SCISSOR LOCK is an experimental project of Sydney musician Marcus Whale, exploring

New Weird Australia Podcast #2 – Scattered Order

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 episode, from November 2009, Mitch Jones joined Danny Jumpertz and

New Weird Australia Podcast #1 – Jeff Burch

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. This episode, originally broadcast in November 2009, features JEFF BURCH – an

From Pulpit To Pew – Mess & Noise on New Weird Australia at Sound Summit

Mess and Noise published an in-depth review of the New Weird Australia live show at Sound Summit by Kate Hennessey, reprinted below. A picture of the Pope is propped on a ledge behind the stage at Newcastle‘s Renew Church. People drift