Lesstalk Records have kindly made Lucia Draft‘s fantastic debut EP A Pile Of Skeletons availabe for free download from their bandcamp site. It has been unavailable for some time now, having sold out almost immediately upon release. A new EP is being worked on now, and will be out through Monstera Deliciosa sometime in the future. Lucia Draft is the solo project of Morgan Cabot, who has also performed with New Guava, Boysclub, The Night Of Love, and Rotted Crow.
Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts playing a spontaneous, unrehearsed and unannounced live set at Newcastle’s Croatian Wickham Sports Club on July 30 2010 while waiting for Lucia Draft to show up. The songs here are Coal, and Hawaii. Videos by Sarah Mould.
Coming up on July 30 in Newcastle is a delightful night of light entertainment at the Croatian Wickham Sports Club, featuring Crab Smasher, who are still trying to sell you their new Thick Mosquito Sky cassette, Scissor Lock,who is launching his new album Broken English which is out on HellosQuare Recordings, the consistently fantastic Little A, and Lucia Draft, who is making a return to performance after disappearing for much of this year. It all starts at 8pm and is free to get in. Please buy drinks to support Pavo and the club, and buy CDs to support the bands.
8pm July 30
Croatian Wickham Sports Club
Thursday 15th July, 2010
Red Rattler, Marrickville
w/ Crab Smasher, Alps
Friday 16th July, 2010
Parramatta Rd, Petersham
w/ Michael Crafter, Thylacine
Saturday 17th July, 2010
House Show, Redfern
w/ Origami Girls, Lucia Draft
It’s been pretty quiet recently, but it’s all happening again at Newcastle’s Croatian Wickham Sports Club, with heaps of rad shows lined up nearly every Friday for the next few months at least. In coming weeks you can catch the likes of Cistern Corrupt, Naked On The Vague, Bare Grillz, Crab Smasher, Alps, Scissor Lock, Little A, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, Lucia Draft, Phobiac, Stitched Vision, Assassins 88 and heaps more.
Tonight you can see Cock Safari, Rats With Wings, and Teen Ax (ex Liz Hurley).
Entry is Free. Support Pavo and the bands by buying drinks and merch instead.
June 11 8pm
Croatian Wickham Sports Club
Albert Street Wickham
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
POLYFOX AND THE UNION OF THE MOST GHOSTS
BRUTAL HATE MOSH
GO GENRE EVERYTHING
From 17:00 in the Renew Newcastle Church
From 19:00 at the Festival Club (Masons)
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.
The latest volume of the fantastic New Weird Australia free compilation series is now available, and once again it features a diverse selection of weird and wonderful tunes of the Australian underground musical landscape, this time around including unreleased tracks from our pals Lucia Draft (Morgan Cabot from The Night Of Love), Transmissions, and Cock Safari.
On one side, the world is sold on paradisal visions of Australian reefs and plains, care-free surfers racing down golden sands, and the classic long-shot of a sun-blemished Uluru. On the flip, with just as much fervour, we mythologise and peddle stories of perpetual gangland warfare, malevolent outback serial killers and dingoes eating babies for their morning snack.
If only the same warped duality could be brought to bear on the world’s vision of our musical worth. The exported track record is however largely one-sided – our place as the shiny, electro party-starter of the Southern Hemisphere is unrivalled, along with a seemingly endless passion for rock, culled from a 40-year old tombstone. Ask the world to identify a prominent Australian undercurrent and they will remain largely tight-lipped. Hence New Weird Australia – a project aimed as much at curating a contemporary library of alt-Australiana, as promoting that collection to the rest of the globe.
New Weird Australia Volume Two, September 2009, NWA002
1. OCEANS, 02 + 03 (5:11) From ‘Oceans’
2. GHOUL, Swimming Pool (Remix) (3:04) From ’Swimming Pool’
3. WILLIAM GARDINER, Sonance Arboreal (4:39) Previously unreleased
4. SAM PRICE, AutoHackney (5:28) From ‘Rand’
5. BROKEN CHIP, Summer Stars (5:06) From ‘POWWOW Seven’
6. KHARKOV, Crustacean (3:12) Previously unreleased
7. COCK SAFARI, 8MH (6:36) Previously unreleased
8. LUCIA DRAFT, Not Interested (1:16) Previously unreleased
9. MIELI, Hometime (3:34) Previously unreleased
10. KAROSHI, Re-Animate Me (2:44) Previously unreleased
11. NO ART, Fight In The Nocturnal House (3:56) Previously unreleased
12. TRANSMISSIONS, Staring At Lightning Strikes, Catching Every One (2:45) Previously unreleased
13. PANOPTIQUE ELECTRICAL, We Was Them (7:32) Previously unreleased
14. MADDEST KINGS ALIVE, Measels (4:05) Previously unreleased
15. SPLENDID FRIENDS, Holy Shears (1:42) From ‘Summer Moon Illusion’
16. PAUL FIOCOO, Torsions and Drifts (13:34) From ‘Torsions And Drifts’
Compiled by Stuart Buchanan & Danny Jumpertz
Artwork by Grant Hunter