New Weird Australia started as a radio show on Sydney’s FBi Radio more than then years ago. It then continued as a podcast and label, which returned returned during the lockdown with the double compilation Solitary Wave. As always, NWA show great skill in collecting and compiling experimental music from around the country. Their first release for 2021 is 28 track compilation called Space Between Space, that leads off quietly with some great ambient work. What drew me to it are new tracks from Sydney artists Collector and Greta Now. The latter is a cover of The Fiestas’ “So Fine” with DX (Total Control) and Harriet Stewart (Miss Destiny) on backing vocals. Also included are great contributions from Party Dozen and Friendships.
All proceeds are donated to the Barpirdhila appeal, which supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists and community affected by covid.