This weekend (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August), Underbelly Arts Festival takes place on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, featuring over 100 Australian artists, working on 30 projects, all converging for two days to present a packed program of immersive and engaging new work, talks, music and other events.
New video teaser for our upcoming release from HEARTSWIN on Wood & Wire.
In ‘Tammuz’, Sar Friedman ventures beyond the boundaries of song-making, landing into a realm simultaneously occupied by the likes of Sunn O))) and Bat For Lashes. A curious and beautiful concoction, released on Wood & Wire on 5th July 2013.
Wood & Wire is one of four labels selected to contribute a compilation mixtape for The Lifted Brow, a bimonthly Australian magazine publishing fiction, art, comics and commentary. Since 2007, they have been home to everyone from Christos Tsiolkas to Helen Garner, David Foster Wallace to Neil Gaiman, as well as writers like Rick Moody, Douglas Coupland, Heidi Julavits, Tom Bissell, Tao Lin, Blake Butler and Benjamin Kunkel.
March will see the release of a brand new album from Adelaide producer Hollow Press on Wood & Wire. Here’s an early preview from the release – a track titled Memory Lapse and a new video featuring footage from L’Etoile de Mer / Poison / Emak Bakia by Man Ray.
The Free Music Archive is a long-standing initiative, directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. The archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads, and features some of the most interesting and innovative music from around the world.
Every year, Free Music Archive curators pick their favourites from the library, and our Machine Death self-titled release landed a placing in their ‘Best of 2012’ list.
The Wood And Wire BOK Darklord release ‘Lulu’ has landed in Unwashed Territories‘ ‘Albums Of The Year’ list, coming in at #3 in a list that also includes Sun Araw and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Blog author Mark Whitby championed the release on his UK-based Dandelion Radio show on its release, and the record clearly made an impression as he was pulling together his end-of-year list.
We’re quite humbled by the commitment of Sonic Masala who’ve taken it upon themselves to review the first TEN releases on Wood & Wire – from Emily Grantham, Machine Death, BOK Darklord, Shisd, Regional Curse (Stacey Wilson / Rites Wild), Setec, Kučka, automating and Fm. An amazing effort, and a great way to catch up on what you might have missed.
Two Wood & Wire artists, Kučka and Emily Grantham team up for a Sydney show this weekend, also featuring renowned Sydney solo artist, Rainbow Chan and producer FM. The show takes place at The Annandale Hotel on Sunday 12th August, doors are from 8pm, tickets $10. Kučka will be launching her new video clip for ‘Rewind‘, taken from her Wood & Wire release ‘Kučka EP’. This is also the first live show for Emily Grantham following the release of her debut record on Wood & Wire, ‘Chocolate Syrup‘.
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.
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‘.