VAGRANT #6+7 – Per Purpose, Rites Wild, Doctopus, Craig McElhinney + Terrible Truths, Per Purpose, Gunns & Hamjam

Good Company & New Weird Australia present:

VAGRANT – a travelling gig series, a pop-up club-night with no fixed abode, an open-source platform for eclectic and experimental Australian music

VAGRANT#6
with
PER PURPOSE
RITES WILD
DOCTOPUS
CRAIG MCELHINNEY

FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2012 8pm
Galleria, 55 Wittenoom St, East Perth

VAGRANT#7
with
TERRIBLE TRUTHS
PER PURPOSE
GUNNS
HAMJAM

SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2012 5pm
Dada Records, Perth

featuring:

PER PURPOSE ; QLD, Bedroom Suck Records
– launching their ‘Warburton’ 7″
(Debut Perth Shows)

TERRIBLE TRUTHS ; VIC, Bedroom Suck Records, Mexican Summer
– launching their ‘Terrible Truths / Hissey Miyake’ Split 7″
(Debut Perth Show)

RITES WILD ; VIC, Not Not Fun Records

Friday 27th July ; Galleria ; 55 Wittenoom St East Perth: 8pm
w/ Per Purpose, Rites Wild, Doctopus & Craig McElhinney

Saturday 28th July; Dada Records; 5pm
w/ Terrible Truths, Per Purpose, Gunns & Hamjam

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Press.

“Would it be over-the-top to commence a sweeping ponderance about the parallel between Dada (the art movement) and punk rock, how both emphasize(d) shock tactics and controversy, but in a positive and useful way that both helped to clear the path for greater creative exploration, and proved potent as a political / social tool? Probably! Definitely! But that spirit of adventure and self-deprecation, that spitting-in-the-face of normalcy and mediocrity, is such a defining feature of (good) DIY music as well as the New Weird Australia initiative and Dada records itself. Tonight, meanwhile, has been more about good vibes, flickering shadows and light, BYO brews, great songs and the joys of being itinerant (physically, creatively) within the landscape of music.”
Cool Perth Nights, July 2012

New Weird Australia is the absolute pioneer of new experimental music in Australia. They have a free compilation seriesdigital record labelweekly radio show and podcastvideo blog (Output Device) and now they’ve extended all this into a live travelling gig series,Vagrant. Local wave-breaking sound devotees Good Company host the Perth Vagrant at art/project space Galleria (Danny Bourke’s Benchpress made a very lovely poster). We welcome the return of mega babe Stacey Wilson, AKA Rites Wild – if you’re a fan ofFabulous Diamonds or Maria Minerva you will dig Rites Wild’s cosmic drone pop. She’s joined by Brisbane’sPer Purpose (who are also playing Vagrant #2 the next day at Dada’s Garage), plus Craig McElhinney and good great boys Doctopus.
The Thousands, July 2012 (Preview)

VAGRANT #5 – Scattered Order, Dracopede, The Mermaids

 

New Weird Australia presents
VAGRANT #5
with
SCATTERED ORDER
DRACOPEDE
THE MERMAIDS

SATURDAY 15TH JULY 2012
The Terrace Bar, 529 Hunter St, Newcastle

Scattered Order finally, ultimately brought the 3 headed noise monster back to Newcastle.

Confounding listeners for decades with their genre bending approach to sound, Scattered Order are in full flight after a massive re-energising. The band that founded the legendary Australian post punk M Squared label has been exhilarating audiences over the last two years with their totally unique approach to noise and tune.

Their multi-layered, sometimes abrasive, sometimes blissful sound is aimed at producing a third entity from the combination of noise with melody, adding seductive beats and eccentric processing.

Scattered Order performed under the writhing light of live video projections by Living Science Dept.

For more info:
www.scatteredorder.com

Download audio files
scatteredorder.bandcamp.com

with Dracopede (Lismore) and The Mermaids.

Event Photos by Skipist


Event Video Documentation by Drillbag

VAGRANT #3+4 – Talkshow Boy, Scraps, Feet Teeth + No Anchor, The Rational Academy, Anonymeye vs Ambrose Chapel

VAGRANT#3
with
TALKSHOW BOY (Melbourne)
SCRAPS
FEET TEETH
THURSDAY 12th JULY 2012

VAGRANT#4
with
NO ANCHOR
THE RATIONAL ACADEMY
ANONYMEYE VS AMBROSE CHAPEL
SATURDAY 14th JULY 2012

Both shows at:
THE WAITING ROOM, West End, Brisbane

Vagrant debuted in Brisbane in July over two nights, due to awesome coincidence, at the same venue. Programmed by Andrew Tuttle (Thursday 12th) and Ian Rogers (Saturday 14th), Vagrant’s inaugural Brisbane events brought a whole bunch of weird, wild and wooly Australian acts to The Waiting Room in West End.  Rad poster design by Matt Deasy of 7th Disaster.

THURSDAY 12 JULY

Talkshow Boy (Melbourne): http://talkshowboy.bandcamp.com/: Talkshow Boy, aka Adrian K-Sahara aka Adrian Trajstman aka the guy from Keith! Party who raps heaps, has been creating amazing hyperactive hard-pop for almost a decade now. Talkshow Boy is energy personified and magnified, with elements of the synthesised world coming together in a frenetic blur. Electro, hip-hop, and breakcore are but some of the reference points for Talkshow Boy, although as a man who laughs heartily at genre, whilst giving it the warmest and fuzziest of cuddles, you know you’re in for something special. Talkshow Boy has released several albums, but Brisbane audiences will know that Adrian particularly shines in the live arena. Over heaps of performances over the last few years, this unofficial cultural ambassador for the Sunshine State sings, screams, yells, dances, and parties with reckless abandon.

Scraps (Brisbane): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scraps/: As Scraps, Brisbane’s Laura Hill creates melodic pop music that’s about as pure to the idea of a ‘good song’ as you can get nowadays. The Scraps live set is a lovely mix of humour, sincerity, the occasional awkward moment, and musical assuredness. Scraps is pretty much the essence of the DIY ethos, without the holier-than-thou argy-bargy. After way too long, Scraps has entered the world of recorded music, which is ace, as posterity is indeed a wise thing. A 12″ on Bedroom Suck, a 7″ on Disembraining, and some swell self-released CDRs should hopefully be at the ol’ merchandising table.http://www.myspace.com/sssscrapssss

Feet Teeth (Brisbane): http://feetteeth.com/: Feet Teeth are Joel, Paul, and Kate – three local darlings who together have managed to combine their love of textural sounds and incredible musical dexterity into something which is pretty wonderful. They make digitally mangled experimental free-jazz, with computer, trumpet, drum kit, electronics, marimba, commodore64 and other instruments. They’re also one of the few bands around that have chops, but aren’t smarmy jerks about it. Yet another reason to go see them live. Good vibes? Check. Good sounds? Check. Thumbs up to Feet Teeth!

SATURDAY 14 JULY

No Anchor (www.noanchorband.com) Brisbane’s most popular drone-doom-sludge-noise band (also Brisbane’s only drone-doom-sludge-noise band) return for their last show of 2012. Bass player / vocalist Ian Rogers heading to Europe in July and thus the band is going on ‘gig-hiatus’ until March 2013. So this is it: the last chance to hear this mess of a band for the year. And if that were not enough (it is often enough), they will be previewing a few new songs.

The Rational Academy (https://www.facebook.com/therationalacademy) This Brisbane four-piece may be the only black metal avant-pop supergroup on planet Earth. Loved by lonely teenagers and brain-damaged record collectors alike, these guys have been plugging away forever and never get their due. They are due a giant gold blimp, trailing the words THE RATIONAL ACADEMY ARE BETTER THAN YOU behind it. But life is bullshit, so it never happens.

Anonymeye VS Ambrose Chapel Total half-assed dog-shit played by two guys who couldn’t even get a gig if they weren’t so supernaturally attractive.http://www.icq.com/

No Anchor photos by Charlyn Cameron.

New Weird Australia – VAGRANT dates & line-ups announced

(cross posted from newweirdaustralia.com)

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.

MELBOURNE – SUNDAY 8TH JULY (TODAY!) VAGRANT #2 NAPS, WOOSHIE, KANE IKIN, BABA X (dj), ZANZIBAR CHANEL @ The Workers Club, Fitzroy – presented with This Thing

BRISBANE – THURSDAY 12TH & SATURDAY 14TH JULY (TWO NIGHTS!): VAGRANT #3 + #4 TALKSHOW BOY, SCRAPS, FEET TEETH + NO ANCHOR, THE RATIONAL ACADEMY, ANONYMEYE VS AMBROSE CHAPEL @ The Waiting Room, West End, Brisbane – presented with Micronations

NEWCASTLE – SUNDAY 15TH JULY: VAGRANT #5 SCATTERED ORDER, DRACOPEDE, THE MERMAIDS @ Terrace Bar, Newcastle

PERTH – FRIDAY 27TH & SATURDAY 28TH JULY (TWO NIGHTS!) Friday VAGRANT #6 PER PURPOSE, RITES WILD, CRAIG MCELHINNEY, DOCTOPUS @ Galleria, Perth | Saturday VAGRANT #7 TERRIBLE TRUTHS, PER PURPOSE, GUNS @ Dada, Perth – presented with Good Company

ADELAIDE – SATURDAY 28TH JULY VAGRANT #8 HOLY BALM, ASPS, MAJOR CRIMES, BEIGE ABRASION @ Format, Adelaide – presented with Celeste Juliet

Also this month, the Fallopian Tunes label, in association with New Weird Australia, assembles a hefty lineup of Melbourne based electronic acts on SATURDAY 28TH JULY to officially launch our recent free compilation, Gloss & MossSPEED PAINTERS, DOCUMENT SWELL, MATTHEW BROWN, JACOB SILVER and CALL ME PROFESSOR will play The Mercat Basement, 456 Queen St, Melbourne (Opp Vic Market) from 10pm.

Our next Sydney event will be held in September, as part of the Sydney Fringe – more info soon.

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

This Thing & New Weird Australia present
VAGRANT #2
with
NAPS
WOOSHIE
KANE IKIN
BABA X (dj)
ZANZIBAR CHANEL
10″ Recording + live projections by Hamishi Farrah

JULY 8th 2012
THE WORKERS CLUB, Fitzroy, Melbourne

N.P.C.B (This Thing’s in-house sound aficionado) was on deck to record the event to tape. Naps, Kane Ikin & Wooshie performed new songs for the first and last time to appear exclusively on vinyl. Pressed onto 10″s thanks to Cut Record. A small amount of these limited-edition 10″s will be available on www.thisthing.us. Hamishi hand painted the covers individually and both Hamishi & Naps performed projections all afternoon/evening

Three new projects marking three years of New Weird Australia

Pictured: Emily Grantham – releasing her debut EP on the new Wood & Wire label.

(cross posted from newweirdaustralia.com)

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‘.

Vagrant‘ is a pop-up gig series, offering small grants to local promoters to stage one-off events under the ‘Vagrant‘ banner.  Following a call-out in April, the series will call at Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Newcastle during June & July, drawing from a line-up that includes Holy Balm, Rites Wild, Asps, No Anchor, Blank Realm, Kane Ikin, Per Purpose, Terrible Truths, Anonymeye, Rational Academy, Talkshow Boy, Feet Teeth, Scraps, Major Crimes, Naps, Wooshie and more. Venues and dates will be announced shortly.

Wood & Wire‘ is a new digital record label, promoting experimentation in Australian music across all genres.  Born of New Weird Australia, but existing separately from it, ‘Wood & Wire’ launches with four free releases:

  • Inter Alia‘ from Melbourne duo Peon, featuring Lloyd Swanton from The Necks
  • the debut release from young experimental electronic producer, Emily Grantham, titled ‘Chocolate Syrup
  • a complete remake of the reviled Lou Reed & Metallica album ‘Lulu‘ from BOK Darklord (aka Buttress O’Kneel and Lucas Darklord)
  • and the self-titled debut from Machine Death, featuring reknowned experimental artist Ben Byrne and Ivan Lisyak from The Paper Scissors.

Download the first four releases at woodandwire.com.au.

The third and final project to be launched this month is ‘Output Device‘.  Recognising a lack of a central platform for video work from artists in the New Weird Australia vein, ‘Output Device‘ is an ongoing blog project that curates new clips at outputdevice.tumblr.com.  Submissions from artists are welcomed and encouraged.

These three projects cap a highly successful 36 months for New Weird Australia.  Most recently, the eleventh volume in its free compilation series was released – a co-curation with Melbourne label Fallopian Tunes, the 22- track ‘Gloss & Moss‘ collection has recorded over 4,000 downloads in its first month and is available from newweirdaustralia.com.  In addition, New Weird Australia’s 2010 release from Sydney artist Paneye, ‘Lost In A Dark Aquarium‘ last month hit the 17,500 download mark – the project’s most successful release to date.  The next release in the compilation series – released on July 6th – will celebrate the country’s West Coast experimental scene, with a collection dedicated to Perth.

VAGRANT #1 – Guerre, Scissor Lock, Major Napier

Intercess and New Weird Australia present
VAGRANT #1
with
GUERRE & SCISSOR LOCK (CD-R launch)
MAJOR NAPIER (VIC)

with EXPENSIVE LOOKS (USA)

MAY 31ST 2012
SERIAL SPACE, Chippendale, Sydney

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.

The first Intercess release featured two Sydney artists: haunted R&B heartbreaker GUERRE (Lavurn Lee) and Marcus’ SCISSOR LOCK project. Joining them at the launch at Serial Space in Chippendale was New York’s EXPENSIVE LOOKS, out in Australia fresh from the release of his debut album “Dark Matters” on Group Tightener. Opening set from MAJOR NAPIER, who featured on the New Weird Australia ‘Vox’ compilation.