Simo Soo – Dragon Lady, Dragon Boy

Simo Soo has a new single out from his new LP out next month on Lesstalk Records. It features Marcus Whale from Scissor Lock and Collarbones on guest vox, so you know it’s heaps good, plus there’s a Black Flag cover and some remixes too. It’s free!

Unpopular Music 2010

New Weird Australia presents:
Unpopular Music 2010, A Benefit for FBi Radio
Where: Red Rattler, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville, NSW
When: Friday 3rd December 2010, Doors 7:30pm
Who: Scattered Order, Tantrums, Scissor Lock vs Cleptoclectics, Melodie Nelson, Stitched Vision, Mere Women
How 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 NelsonMoonmilk’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.


Crab Smasher, Scissor Lock, Little A, and Lucia Draft at Croatian Club

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

Cock Safari, Rats With Wings, Teen Ax at the Croatian Club

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

Edwin Montgomery – Please Be Quiet And Play Your Guitar, Vol.1

Out now on Monstera Deliciosa is a new album from Sydney based composer Edwin Montgomery. It’s called Please Be Quiet And Play Your Guitar, Vol. 1 and it consists of 14 tracks of loopy Guitar based recordings, subtle drones, shifting moods, and delicate sound textures. Great for zoning out in the bath with your head under the water. For fans of Australian contemporaries Scissor Lock, and Seaworthy. CDR $8 PP

1. Tuesday, 3.30pm
2. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt
3. I wish I was staying tonight again
4. Dust
5. Do you remember?
6. Falling asleep on the floor
7. Mysterious Corridor
8. Through the dark
9. 2:00am Tarkovsky
10. It’s raining now
11. Klaus Kinski
12. The return
13. The last night
14. Forever

Infinite Decimals 0.18232323… album launch tour

Melbourne duo Infinite Decimals have a new album out through Audio Actions titled 0.18232323… To celebrate they are playing some launch dates up the east coast accompanied with live projections by Paul Rodgers. Also available on this tour will be copies of a limited edition DVD.

Thursday 1st April
The Front – Canberra
w/Snawklor, Warwick J Smith

Friday 2nd April
Bald Faced Stag – Sydney
Sounds Unsound Festival w/Forenzics, Defektro, Scissor Lock, Toydeath, Justice Yeldham, heaps more

Friday 2nd April
Jura Books – Sydney
w/Scissor Lock, Swill

Saturday 3rd April
ARThive – Newcastle

Sunday 4th April
The Big Room – Sydney
w/Raven, Crab Smasher

Sunday 4th April
Sedition – Sydney

Saturday 24th April
The Empress – Melbourne

Sounds UnSound Festival

A Festival of improvised, left-field, ambient, noise, art, punk, psych and generally UNSOUND musics.
Curated by Forenzics‘ Matthew Syres & Dirk Kruithof & presented by Cadence Commotions

12 unique acts will be appearing throughout the festival.

Friday April 2nd
DOORS open @ 2pm ~ $15

2.30 ~ Baad Jazz
3.05 ~ The Not Too Distant Future
3.40 ~ The Bznzz
4.30 ~ Forenzics
5.30 ~ Scissor Lock
6.05 ~ Prehistoric Fuckin’ Moron(s)
6.40 ~ Nhomea
7.15 ~ Toydeath
8.00 ~ Infinite Decimals
8.40 ~ Justice Yeldham
9.05 ~ Defektro
9.40 ~ The Sounds Unsound Trainwreck (experimental impro jam to end)

For more info visit The Sounds UnSound Festival myspace page:

Collarbones – Kill Off The Vowels

Collarbones is an electronic pop collaboration between Marcus Whale (Scissor Lock) from Sydney and Travis Cook (Cyst Impaled) from Adelaide. Their last release Waiting For The Ghosts was one of the best things we heard last year, so we’re very excited that they have released a new online single, with an album due some time later this year. Click.

New Weird Australia podcast #4 – Scissor Lock

Very cute and just wonderful Sydney musician Scissor Lock appeared on the New Weird Australia radio show on fBi radio on November 12 2009. He played a bit of music and talked about what he’s been up to. There’s now a neato podcast available so you can listen to it over and over and over again.