New Weird Australia presents:Unpopular Music 2010, A Benefit for FBi RadioWhere: Red Rattler, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville, NSWWhen: Friday 3rd December 2010, Doors 7:30pmWho: Scattered Order, Tantrums, Scissor Lock vs Cleptoclectics, Melodie Nelson, Stitched Vision, Mere WomenHow Much: $12
New Weird Australia presents the second annual Unpopular Music event, a benefit for Sydney’s FBi Radio. Since July 2009, the not-for-profit station has supported the New Weird Australia project by broadcasting its two-hour show every week. Via this platform, New Weird Australia has given exposure to over 400 innovative and experimental artists from around the country, and Unpopular Music represents the chance to give something back. All of the artists are donating their time, with all proceeds going directly to FBi, helping to ensure the ongoing survival of Sydney’s home of new music.
The six-act line-up is headlined by Scattered Order, 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 original line-up in 2009, Scattered Order play ‘Unpopular Music’ in support of their new album, ‘Adjust The Terminology’.The bill also includes:• Tantrums – four-piece midi-evil disco outfit from Melbourne, whose debut release ‘Anomie’ is soon to be released via New Weird Australia’s label imprint, New Editions• Scissor Lock vs Cleptoclectics – two of Sydney’s best known experimental electronic producers going head-to-head for the first time at Unpopular Music• Melodie Nelson – Moonmilk’s Lia Tsamoglou in warped, alt.pop mode• Stitched Vision – solo synth / noise / drone project from Newcastle’s Jason Campbell, founder of cassette-label Eternal Solitude• Mere Women – dark, minimalistic pop & post punk from recently formed Sydney trio, who previous projects include Ohana, Little A, The Thaw & Bare Arms
FBi Radio is a not-for-profit community radio station and is 100% independent It relies on the generosity of its supporters to keep it on air and to thus maintain its support of innovative local music. Help support the cause by supporting Unpopular Music.
Volume four of the fantastic New Weird Australia compilation series is available now! Featuring a great selection of new, weird, Australian artists, including tracks from Scissor Lock, Automating, and Reunion Sacred Ibis, whose Antikythera CDR is due out on Monstera Deliciosa very soon.
1. Textile Audio – Some Kind Of Mininova
2. Paint Your Golden Face – Television Is About Picture
3. Reunion Sacred Ibis – Sing It To The Mountains
4. Tantrums – Beat The Happy Pavement
5. Scattered Order Mk 1 – Ruined By Me
6. Alister Spence Trio– Two Halves Of The Moon
7. Scissor Lock – Codify
8. Gutter Parties – Sashi
9. No Zu – Lay Of The Land
10. The Townhouses – Jigsaws Under The Clouds
11. Seaworthy – They’re Cicadas You Know?
12. Gentleforce – Our Last Day Together
13. Gold Tango – Telescope
14. Alpen – A Meditation On Flight
15. Red_Robin – The Surveyor
16. Automating – When Use Becomes Abuse
17. Silver Bulletin – Minding Time
Compiled by Stuart Buchanan & Danny Jumpertz.
Artwork by Anna Vo