New Weird Australia Live At Sound Summit

Lucia Draft - Appearing at Sound Summit 2009

Lucia Draft - Appearing at Sound Summit 2009

On Sunday 4th October, New Weird Australia presents a one-day free, live showcase – in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Newcastle’s Sound Summit Festival. In borrowed terminology, NWA shrinks the notion of distance between genre, taste, Australia’s own vastness and the world. Neither popular nor alternative, one genre nor another, NWA represents a new breed that find refuge in the space between us, played out in realtime around a renewed Newcastle. Across three spaces and nine hours, eleven bands play live, representing a cross section of New Weird Australian music from New South Wales, Northern Territory, Victoria and Queensland.

FEATURING: Go Genre Everything, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, Brutal Hate Mosh, Lucia Draft, Alps, kyü, Moonmilk, Castings, Blastcorp, Gugg, Holy Balm, and DJ sets from Faux Pas & Stuart Buchanan

From 15:00 at ArtHive, Level 1/111 Hunter St
LUCIA DRAFT
POLYFOX AND THE UNION OF THE MOST GHOSTS
BRUTAL HATE MOSH
GO GENRE EVERYTHING

From 17:00 in the Renew Newcastle Church
ALPS
KYU
MOONMILK

From 19:00 at the Festival Club (Masons)
CASTINGS
BLASTCORP
GUGG
HOLY BALM

Plus DJs
FAUX PAS
STU BUCHANAN (NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA)

Download a free Sound Summit mixtape, featuring NWA showcase bands Castings, Kyu, Holy Balm and Lucia Draft, plus music from other artists playing at the Festival – Ducktails, Vivian Girls, Tiny Vipers, Cleptoclectics, Crab Smasher and more at soundsummit.com.au.

Sound Summit 2009

Held annually as an integral part of This Is Not Art (TINA), Sound Summit will celebrate it’s 10th birthday in 2009 over the October longer weekend – October 1 – 5, in Newcastle, NSW. Traditionally an electronic and hip hop conference and festival, in 2009 Sound Summit will drop it’s genres and broaden it’s scope, inviting independent artists from around Australia and internationally to idea-share, skill-up and brain dump.

MusicNSW is thrilled to announce the first batch of artists performing at Sound Summit 2009. At this year’s festival see the raw pop collages of Ducktails (US), the loveable scuzzy surf punk of the Vivian Girls (US), beautifully rambunctuous lo-fi rock of Pumice (NZ) and Ripley – a Cali based dj/ academic who’s just come back from Jamaica. Think smart reggaeton party.

Locally we’ll be showcasing the finest independent and innovative artists throughout the festival, including a showcase event where Sound Summit teams up with New Weird Australia, exploring the spaces of Renew Newcastle and the sounds of a new breed of Australian musicians. Over the weekend hear Qua, Moonmilk, Free Choice Duo, Holy Balm, Aoi, The Abyss, Crab Smasher, Toecutter, kyü and many many many more.

And that’s just in the evening. Prepare for your mind to be blown as we explore every crevice of independent and innovative music in Australia and internationally with a series of panels designed to interrogate ideas, techniques and trends, facilitating the exchange of these over the ultimate arts weekender.

 Join us on the first weekend in October as we partner with Crack Theatre Festival, Critical Animals, Electrofringe and the National Young Writers Festival to bring you the most exciting emerging and innovative, multi-arts festival in Australia, TINA.