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.

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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 […]

The Omega Point, jobfit, Loose-y Crunché + | NWAP121

The New Weird Australia radio-not-radio show returns in its original form for the first time since 2012, with sixty minutes of new mutant music from the upside down, presented by Stu Buchanan. In this first episode of the rebooted show, we hear the new single […]

Bridget Chappell (Hextape) | NWAP120

Talking with artist Bridget Chappell – raver, musician, writer and organiser – who makes frenetic and febrile electronic music as Hextape. In 2020 they released Undertow, which blends sonified data from the City of Melbourne’s Open Data Platform with Melbourne’s public sound sculpture, the Federation […]

Mutant Music From The Upside Down | Spotify Playlist

New and recent releases on Spotify, selected by New Weird Australia.  Updated June 2021: New blood added – 18 tracks from CORIN, Liars, Penelope Trappes, Alex MacFarlane, Shrapnel, Cloud Tangle, e4444e, Mere Women, Tangents, Low Flung, Myriad Sun, Michelle Nguyen, Troth, Exek, Jorah Chalmers, Picnic, […]

New Weird Australia, Space Between Space | NWA019

New Weird Australia, Space Between Space is a work of four parts: quiet, loud, broken and fixed.  Music of inquiry, of anger, of loss, of promise – and the space between all such things. Available as a Name Your Price download / stream from Bandcamp. […]

Sia Ahmad | NWAP119

A chat with Sia Ahmad, one of Canberra’s most prolific experimental artists, curators and producers. Stu Buchanan talks with Sia Ahmad, one of Canberra’s most prolific experimental artists, curators and producers, and relentless advocate for the local independent, DIY and underground music scenes. She discusses […]

New Weird Australia 2020 | Soundcloud Playlist

A fkd up playlist for a fkd up year. We’re writing this on the last day of 2020, and like most of the humans on Earth, we can’t wait to see the back of it. There is one final duty to perform however – the end […]