Words: James Frostick
Introducing NOCON – the new art-punk project from Jamie Timony and Jake O’Brien. As an introductory statement, the duo are releasing ‘AGAG’ today through Dinosaur City Records – a twisted and driving number showcasing the tandem’s knack for crafting engaging and purposefully unpolished noise.
Continue reading Premiere: NOCON – ‘AGAG’
Words: James Frostick
Sydney musician Annabel Blackman steps into the limelight under her bedroom pop moniker Solo Career with a new video clip tucked under her arm. The companion visuals to her lushly languid and ethereal track ‘Feelings’ – crafted by contemporary artist Matthew Griffin – perfectly match the purposeful spiritlessness of the song, which is lathered in despondence resulting from one-sided emotional giving.
Continue reading Video Premiere: SOLO CAREER – ‘FEELINGS’
Words: Doug Wallen
Band image: Eva Lazzaro
Against the odds, a shelved collection of home-recorded instrumentals has earned a jolting second life as one of the year’s best Australian albums. Enter Skydeck, the unlikely Victorian duo getting high on their own supply of raw nerves and brooding discontent.
Continue reading In Review: SKYDECK – EUREKA MOMENT (DINOSAUR CITY RECORDS, 2019)
For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.
Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.
The latest in the series is Sydney’s Sunscreen. The band came up to Brisbane to play a series of sideshows throughout the week, and we took the opportunity to chat to Sunscreen members Sarah Sykes and Alexander McDonald about the band’s beginnings and a forthcoming EP. Check out the chat and gallery below.
Continue reading View: SUNSCREEN AT BIGSOUND 2017