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Premiere: NKDX – ‘EVIL ORGASM’

Words: James Frostick

The duo of Nicholas Kuceli and Dan Stewart have teamed up once more for a new NKDX release, collaborating on a forthcoming digital and cassette album called A Drive With NKDX. Lead track ‘Evil Orgasm’ puts us in the back seat as NK and DX take us on a joyride through the underbelly of a murky metropolis, cruising through the city’s interconnected arterial roadways, leaving nothing but reverberations of the tandem’s voltaic techno in our wake. 

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Premiere: SODA BOYZ – FAREWELL SPIT (PAPAITI RECORDS, 2020)

Words: James Frostick

Soda Boyz, a slowcore trio hailing from New Zealand’s north island, are on the cusp of releasing their new LP Farewell Spit. The record revels in restraint and release, a beautiful balance between muted delicateness and roaring pandemonium. We’re privileged to provide a pre-release listen to the record ahead of its official arrival on Friday May 29.

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Premiere: CALIFORNIA GIRLS – ‘OUT THE DOOR’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Joe Brennan

California Girls, the moniker of dark-electro artist Gus McGrath, is inching closer to the release of his new LP Beat Boy. The record’s third single ‘Out The Door’ drops tomorrow, and we’re stoked to provide the first listen. Here Gus rips himself apart to the frenetic thump of the beat, searching for connection and company amidst the steaming heave of the dance-floor. Continue reading Premiere: CALIFORNIA GIRLS – ‘OUT THE DOOR’

In review: ALBUMS RELEASED IN MARCH 2020

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Lisa Businovski

A lot of things went down in March 2020. As the nation shut its borders and everyone prepared themselves for the oncoming pandemic, a cloud seemed to hover over everything. Despite the ominous feeling permeating those weeks, the music scene kept churning out great records – some of which are candidates for best of the year. In an effort to keep track of the year’s best recorded material, Weirdo Wasteland is releasing monthly round-ups of albums and EPs that we didn’t have enough time to cover at the time of release. In no particular order, here is the best of what arrived in March …

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Video Premiere: THE ISOLATION IMPROVISATION COLLECTIVE – ‘GRID LAKE III’

Words: James Frostick

Born amidst our current socially distanced climate, a collective of musicians and visual and performance artists have collaborated on a new project – The Isolation Improvisation Collective. The concept reveals what’s possible within the realm of free jazz when participants can no longer react to one another in a shared space. Today we’re chuffed to present the visuals to ‘Grid Lake III’, where one can witness the group’s digital foray reveal itself in real time.

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Video Premiere: BIG BILL AND THE BIGOTS – ‘SUNDAY MOURNING’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Grace Goodwin

Melbourne/Naarm-based musician Will Weir is adding more form and substance to his new caustic post-punk project Big Bill and the Bigots, releasing the visuals for his most-recent single ‘Sunday Mourning’. Boasting unsettling vampiric imagery, the clip pairs perfectly with the unhinged Australiana imbued within the track’s rasping sonics.

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