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New Weird Australia concludes with free three-volume compilation

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New Weird Australia is concluding its mission after five years in operation, and will mark the moment with a three-volume set titled ‘Passages’. Each volume is curated by one of New Weird Australia’s three directors – Stuart Buchanan, Andrew Tuttle and Innez Tulloch – and features 51 tracks from the project archive, including music from Holy Balm, Guerre, Kučka, No Zu, Kirin

New on Wood And Wire – David Evans, Cycle~ 440, Adam Cadell and Heartswin

Wood And Wire, New Weird Australia’s companion net label, continues its regular release program with a suite of new albums and EPs from Australian artists, including David Evans (pictured), Cycle~ 440, Adam Cadell and Heartswin. David Evans has created a refrain for the Australian home past and present on his second solo album Domestic Cinema,

Submissions welcomed for NWA Compilation #15 – Regional, Rural & Remote

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Well into its fourth year of promoting and furthering new eclectic and experimental sounds from the Australian continent, New Weird Australia are excited to put the call out for the newest edition in our digital compilation series. The fifteenth compilation in this series seeks to showcase the myriad of innovative regional and rural sound makers in Australia.

New Wood & Wire releases from Drill Folly and Hollow Press

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This month, New Weird Australia’s companion net label Wood & Wire is delivering new, experimental Australian music from two exceptional solo artists, Melbourne’s Drill Folly and Hollow Press from Adelaide. No Love Lost (WW15) is the debut release from electronic producer Sarah Phelan, under the name Drill Folly. Sarah has been making music for a […]

Submissions welcomed for NWA Compilation #14

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(Photo: Spheres, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, 4th February 2011. Photo by Tom Hall.) New Weird Australia is now heading into its fourth year of promoting and furthering new eclectic and experimental sounds from the Australian continent, and – in tandem with our many other projects – we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be continuing our […]

Innez Tulloch and Andrew Tuttle announced as new NWA Co-Directors

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After last month’s open call out, we’re stoked to announce that Innez Tulloch and Andrew Tuttle will be joining Stu Buchanan as co-directors of New Weird Australia. Together, Innez, Andrew and Stu will be collectively responsible for the future direction of NWA, and will each individually develop and explore new projects, new events and new label releases. Some […]

New Weird Australia seeks a Co-Director – expressions of interest now open

New Weird Australia is looking to appoint a volunteer Co-Director to help steer the project into 2013 and beyond. Since 2009, New Weird Australia has worked to promote and support new eclectic and experimental Australian music through a variety of unique projects. Neither one genre nor another, New Weird Australia spotlights a new breed of innovative Australian artists, and challenges our understanding of what music […]

Video – Oscar Key Sung closes the final NWA Radio Show

When the last New Weird Australia radio show aired on FBi Radio a few weeks back, Oscar Key Sung closed proceedings with the first live performance of a new song, “It’s Gone”. A fitting way to end the chapter. Here’s the video documentation: “Its Gone” Oscar Key Sung live to air at FBI New Weird […]

New Weird Australia – The Last FBi Broadcast

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After a three-year run, this week sees the final FBi broadcast for New Weird Australia, which is moving to a weekly Podcast format as of next month. To celebrate the last live show, Stu Buchanan is joined in the studio by a barrage of guests including Melbourne artist OSCAR SLORACH-THORN (from OSCAR & MARTIN); HENSEN […]

Real Time Arts – Video Interview with Stu Buchanan


In this new video from Real Time Arts, Stu Buchanan from New Weird Australia talks to Gail Priest about the past, present and future of the project. artv: Stuart Buchanan, New Weird Australia from RealTime on Vimeo.

New Wood & Wire releases from Regional Curse and Shisd


Our new digitial record label WOOD & WIRE continues its monthly release schedule with two new records from Adelaide’s REGIONAL CURSE and Canberra producer SHISD. ‘Natural Living’ is the third release from REGIONAL CURSE, the solo project of Stacey Wilson (RITES WILD, TERRIBLE TRUTHS, COMFORT ZONES). The record was performed, recorded & mixed at home […]

Full VAGRANT dates & line-ups announced

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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 […]

3 new projects marking 3 years of New Weird Australia

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 […]

‘Vagrant’ – small grants available to participate in NWA’s open-source gig series

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In a bid to connect like-minded artists, enthusiasts and promoters around Australia, we’re launching a new project titled Vagrant – a travelling gig series, a pop-up club-night with no fixed abode, an open-source platform for eclectic and experimental music. Vagrant exists anywhere and everywhere – the name travels from city to city and from town […]

Seeking Photographers for upcoming Album Covers


New Weird Australia is seeking contributions from photographers to help build a unique library of Creative Commons images to be used on our upcoming album covers and posters + to promote & connect emerging Australian talent. If you would like your work to be considered, please download some of our releases and – once you […]

Callout for contributors for the NWA Radio Show


We’re on the hunt for new contributors for the New Weird Australia radio show and podcast series – based anywhere in Australia, or indeed around the world. We’re looking for people who are interested in making pre-produced packages of material to be aired on the radio show, and featured in our podcasts. Contributions would initially […]

January 2012 Events – The Low Light Social, Analogue To Digital, Wormwoodstock

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New Weird Australia is supporting three unique Australian events this month, in Canberra, Perth and Sydney. The Low Light Social on Saturday 14th January is a special evening of left field sound presented with Canberra’s hellosQuare Recordings, featuring six artists from around Australia and overseas who explore the common ground that sit nicely between electronic […]

Video: Pimmon, Black Vanilla & Rites Wild at Black Wire, November 2011

On 4th November 2011, New Weird Australia staged a show at Black Wire in Annandale, Sydney featuring performances from Pimmon, Black Vanilla & Rites Wild. This video captures performances from all three artists, and was directed & edited by Tessa C. Stevens for The Pyramid Scheme.

New on New Editions – Thomas William, Scissor Lock & Strange Forces


New Editions, the label imprint for New Weird Australia, winds up its first series of releases with two new albums on January 4th 2012 – from Thomas William vs Scissor Lock and Strange Forces. Since launching in 2010, the series has released albums and EPs from Caught Ship, Blake Freele, Paneye, TANTRUMS, No Zu, Kris […]

Spartak Release Third Album ‘Nippon’ on New Editions

We’re delighted to welcome Canberra based duo Spartak to the New Weird Australia family – returning with their third album Nippon on the New Weird Australia imprint New Editions. Released on October 29th 2011, Nippon sees duo Shoeb Ahmad and Evan Dorrian continuing to explore a hybrid sound of ‘indie’ rock, improvised jazz, electronic music and modern composition. Since 2006, they have travelled around Australia, […]

New Compilation ‘VOX’ Out Now

Vox – Volume 10 in New Weird Australia’s compilation series – is now available for free download. Exploring the voice in experimental, alternative and eclectic musics, Vox is co-curated by artist and musician Gail Priest and NWA’s Stuart Buchanan, and features exclusive, unreleased material from Kusum Normoyle, Paul Heslin, The Deadly Nightshades, Kučka, Mimic Mass, Major Napier, […]

New Weird Australia Launches Volunteer Network – Applications Now Open

New Weird Australia is entering its third year of operation with a continuing mission to promote and support Australian underground and experimental music. In order to expand and evolve our work, we’re establishing the New Weird Australia Volunteer Network – a networked team of specialist volunteers, collaborating together on the ongoing development of the project. […]

‘Wild, Strange & Beautiful’ – Kris Keogh’s ‘Processed Harp Works, Volume 1′

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Kris Keogh‘s ‘Processed Harp Works Volume One’ is the sixth release on New Weird Australia’s label imprint, New Editions. Several years in the making, this genuinely unique album is made entirely from harp recordings, processed using self-made Reaktor ensembles. The eleven track release – with cover art from New Weird Australia’s Heath Killen – is […]

Photos from Axxonn Tour, January / February 2011

Documentation from the long & winding road that was our inaugural tour in January / February 2011. With Axxonn headlining, we staged eight dates across six states & territories, with a line-up also featured BREATHING SHRINE, MYSTIC EYES, SCATTERED ORDER, KASHA, AMBROSE CHAPEL, NO ZU, DOT.AY, ERASERS, CONSTANT LIGHT, OCEANS, CRAIG MCELHINNEY, SPHERES, DIE ON […]

Video: Axxonn, National Tour January & February 2011

In January & February 2011, former Brisbane-based artist AXXONN (Tom Hall) gathered up his keyboards and subsonic fuzz for a trip around the country to support his album ‘Let’s Get It Straight’. The tour was presented by NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA, marking our inaugural Australian excursion after a string of Sydney events and nearly two years […]

Video: Scattered Order at Fuzz Lost Fuzz, January 2011

Scattered Order are one of the most unique players in the history of Sydney’s experimental and electronic music scene – founders of the M Squared record label in 1970s, a home for artists such as Systematics and Makers of the Dead Travel Fast, and a beacon for emerging underground artists around the country. Reforming their […]

AXXONN Tour Update – Artists added for Brisbane & Perth Shows

New Weird Australia’s inaugural national tour with Axxonn continues this month with dates in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Perth & Melbourne. DOT.AY has been added to the Brisbane line-up, joining AXXONN, AMBROSE CHAPEL and DIE ON PLANES on Saturday 19th February at Woodlands, and the Perth line-up has been announced for the 24th February February show at […]

New Compilation Released: We Are After All Here

ʻNew Weird Australia, We Are After All Hereʼ is a FREE 17 track no-no-no-wave compilation of abnormal Australian music – the eighth volume in the New Weird Australia compilation series. The album features exclusive tracks from Stitched Vision, Guerre, Strange Forces, Andrew Sinclair, Desfontae & Orbits, and new music from Camryn Rothenbury, The Carnage Visors, […]

Photos from Unpopular Music & Sound Series Gigs

Thanks to Paul Threthni and Lucian Alperstein for these sets of photos from our Unpopular Music and Sound Series #10 shows. You can view photos from all our live shows on our Flickr profile.

‘New Editions’ Announces Releases from Paneye & TANTRUMS

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New Weird Australia’s label imprint, ‘New Editions’, has announced the next two releases in its ongoing artist series – ‘Lost In A Dark Aquarium’ from Sydney solo artist PANEYE, and ‘Anomie’ from Melbourne quartet, TANTRUMS. As PANEYE, Will Treffry has produced three full-length, self-released solo albums in the last two years, and the triad of […]

New Weird Australia Releases Exclusive New Canberra Compilation

Earlier this year, we alluded to a departure in format in our compilation series. Up until now, the series has effectively been a snapshot in time of new, weird Australian music, dropping once every two months. Over nine compilation albums, we faithfully represented that broad and loose concept, however the time has come to sharpen […]

New Weird Australia at Sound Summit 2010

This Is Not Art returns to Newcastle next weekend (1st-4th October), and once again the town will be awash with experimental, underground & alternative art for the long weekend. There’s a truly impressive line-up of artists to catch, in addition to the massive catalogue of talks, workshops and panels. New Weird Australia will be there, […]

NWA Erratic News, 27th August 2010.

The first in an erratic and unplanned series of updates from the NWA universe. Sasha Margolis from AUTOMATING & CONSTANTLIGHT was a guest on the NWA radio show mid-August. We played his new CONSTANTLIGHT EP in full – which you can now download free at New Sydney producer GHOST_ also appeared on the NWA show […]

New Podcasts & New Vodcasts from NWA TV

We’ve recently posted a number of new podcasts and vodcasts, as well as changing our Podcast server (and thus getting a new Podcast feed address – update your bookmarks!). Our new content includes two radio interviews & live performances from DANGER BEACH and COLLARBONES (the collaboration between SCISSOR LOCK & CYST IMPALED), as well as […]

‘New Editions’ Label Launched

New Weird Australia is proud to announce the launch of its ‘New Editions’ label – a new imprint from New Weird Australia, focusing on single artist releases. Having released a series of nine free compilations since July 2009, New Weird Australia has garnered significant interest both at home and overseas, and thus a move into […]

Video: Erasers at The Red Rattler, July 2010

Erasers are a two-piece band from Perth, that started mid 2009 with Rebecca Orchard on vocals and Rupert Thomas on instruments. They formed with the desire to create and produce music completely on their own. With little recording experience and borrowed equipment, Erasers produced and released their debut self-titled release upon forming as a band. […]