New Weird Australia was an initiative designed to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of unique projects.  Neither one genre nor another, New Weird Australia put the spotlight on a new breed of innovative Australian artists and challenges our understanding of what music should be.

Since its inception in 2009, New Weird Australia established a number of projects in support of Australian experimental music, clocking up over 400,000 downloads in five years, distributed through its own online channels and via its long-standing association with WFMU’s Free Music Archive. New Weird Australia projects included its 23-volume compilation series, the acclaimed netlabel Wood & Wire, the ‘New Editions’ series of individual artist releases, a long-running radio show on Sydney’s FBi and a nationwide series of live shows.

New Weird Australia concluded its operations in January 2015.  For more information, please read the statement on our blog.

The full New Weird Australia project archive will remain online indefinitely, acting as a record of a unique and vibrant period in the outer limits of Australian music.


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  1. New Weird Australia « The Band Next Door
    August 6, 2009

    [...] on the fab FBi 94.5. Busy lot both of them are, and many ounces of luck for the whole project! Feel free to send stuff to them as they are on the hunt for many more comps in the [...]

  2. New Weird Australia, Volume Two. | New Weird Australia.
    September 5, 2009

    [...] New Weird Australia is a not-for-profit initiative established to promote eclectic and experimental Australian music. Free compilations are available to download every two months from http://www.newweirdaustralia.com. Contributions from Australian musicians and designers are welcomed and encouraged – submission details and terms can be found on the About page. [...]

  3. discontent. » New Weird Australia | Volume Two
    September 12, 2009

    [...] and designers are welcomed and encouraged – submission details and terms can be found on the ‘New Weird Australia’ site. Browse Previous: Discontent : Burnt By The Sun For a brief moment at the back half of last [...]

  4. discontent. » Blog Archive » New Weird Australia | Volume Three
    November 12, 2009

    [...] New Weird Australia is a not-for-profit initiative established to promote eclectic and experimental Australian music. Free compilations are available to download every two months from http://www.newweirdaustralia.com. Contributions from Australian musicians and designers are welcomed and encouraged – submission details and terms can be found on the About page. [...]

  5. New Weird Australia, Volume Four. | New Weird Australia.
    January 8, 2010

    [...] from Australian artists are welcomed and encouraged -submission details and terms can be found on the About page. by Stu | Posted in Releases | 5 Comments » | Tags: alister spence trio, alpen, automating, [...]

  6. New Weird Australia, Volume Five. | New Weird Australia.
    March 7, 2010

    [...] from Australian artists are welcomed and encouraged -submission details and terms can be found on the About page. by Stu | Posted in Releases | No Comments » | Tags: blake freele, burning palms, caught [...]

  7. discontent. » Blog Archive » New Weird Australia, Volume Five
    April 13, 2010

    [...] from Australian artists are welcomed and encouraged -submission details and terms can be found at newweirdaustralia.com/aboutew. Leave a [...]

  8. New Weird Australia, volume 5 « The Plummet Onions
    April 14, 2010

    [...] from Australian artists are welcomed and encouraged -submission details and terms can be found at newweirdaustralia.com/about. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)EMI Australia’s music [...]

  9. New Weird Australia, Volume Three. | New Weird Australia.
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  10. New Weird Australia, Volume One. | New Weird Australia.
    September 23, 2010

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  11. mum's name dad
    March 29, 2011

    [...] New Weird Australia is a not-for-profit initiative designed to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music.  Our current projects include a label (titled ‘New Editions’), a free compilation series (available to download via this site on a bimonthly basis), a weekly radio show on Sydney’s FBi 94.5FM (stream online at fbiradio.com) and an irregular program of live events. [...]

  12. Scanning the Field: Australian Music Blogs « Rmitmusic Blog
    April 4, 2011

    [...] Victoria), Electrotrash (Aus club scene), Two Bright Lakes (artist+label blog) via OGMartin - New Weird Australia (NWA coming straight outta Compton Sydney: ‘is a not-for-profit initiative designed to promote [...]

  13. Cameron
    June 28, 2013

    I wish there was something like this where I live in Scotland. Amazing sounds and awesome weirdness from you lot! Loving it so much, keep up the awesomely brilliant work.

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