Mutant music from the upside down. Neither one genre nor another, New Weird Australia is designed to challenge our collective understanding of what music can and should be. We support new, eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of evolving projects.


New Weird Australia, Fragile States | NWA022

Featuring 25 tracks across over two hours, Fragile States is a collection of ambient / experimental / electronic works that seeks to soundtrack our perilous times. Available as a Name Your Price download / stream from Bandcamp. Ambient Music was defined by Brian Eno as “atmosphere … […]

Pattern Recognition Machines ‘Monad’ | NWAED011

Monad by Pattern Recognition Machines is Edition No.11 (NWAED011) in the New Editions artist series, curated by New Weird Australia.  Pattern Recognition Machines is an improvising musical unit of human consciousness interfacing with technology based in Melbourne, Australia. Originally the synth-and-drum project of Vijay Thillaimuthu […]

Mutant Music From The Upside Down | Winter 2022 Spotify Playlist

New and recent releases on Spotify, selected by New Weird Australia.  The Winter 2022 Spotify playlist is now up, featuring new and recent music from Various Asses, Vacuum, Sow Discord, Sudden Debt, Erasers, Troth, Princess Diana of Wales, Liars, Shoeb Ahmad, HTRK, 100%, Gyrate, Zacharias […]

New Weird Australia, Collapse Theories | NWA021

Featuring 28 unreleased tracks from experimental and underground Australian artists, New Weird Australia, Collapse Theories emerges at the tail-end of the two-year pandemic, and takes a precise psychic snapshot of the bridge between then and now. As artists endeavour to once again lift their heads […]

New Weird Australia, Essential Tremors | NWA023

The ‘New Weird Australia, Essential Tremors’ compilation celebrates a new three-day festival of outsider artists, curated by Angus Andrew (LIARS). Held at Phoenix Central Park in Sydney, ‘Essential Tremors’ features six distinct sessions of experimental music, sound art and ruthless noise that push into uncharted […]

Divide and Dissolve, Vacuum, My Disco + | NWAP125

Sixty minutes of new, weird Australian music, presented by Stu Buchanan. In episode 125, Divide and Dissolve get remixed in an excellent companion package to their 2020 record ‘Gas Lit’; traditional Southeast Asian instrumentation meets dark metal courtesy of Rinuwat; and we listen to debut […]

Makeda, Tangents, Robin Fox + | NWAP124

Sixty minutes of new, weird Australian music, presented by Stu Buchanan. In episode 124, we take in a preview of the new EP from Brisbane electronic experimentalist Makeda; as well as the debut release from Canberra’s E Fishpool and the new album from Sydney’s unclassifiable […]

Marcus Whale, HTRK, Shoeb Ahmad + | NWAP123

Sixty minutes of new, weird Australian music, presented by Stu Buchanan. In episode 123, we hear an exclusive premiere of a new track from Marcus Whale’s upcoming third solo album; Shoeb Ahmad collaborates with Angus Andrew from Liars on a remix of their new single; […]

Michelle Nguyen, Snawklor, Megan Alice Clune + | NWAP122

Sixty minutes of new mutant music from the upside down, presented by Stu Buchanan. In this episode, NWAP 122, we listen to ritual electronics from Melbourne artist Sandpit Alias; as well as new solo work from PVT’s Richard Pike. Sydney saxophonist Jorja Chalmers unites with […]