hearts, woke mother-fuckers and future punks who listen to more than HC – Batch
Virus 4 is a small edition tape and digital download release of experimental
sounds by female and non-binary, culturally diverse artists living on Darug
country (Western Sydney). It will be released for one month only from13
January, 2022 on Bandcamp. This
label is brought to you by Nicola Morton (Breakdance the Dawn, New Age Noise,
Club Weld, Club Sound Witches).
Break in 2022
by remembering how fucked 2021 was. Buy Batch Virus 4 and safely let it go 😊
Recorded in 2021 during Western Sydney’s ‘tougher restrictions.’ These releases
contain no shouting - just 19 minutes of regret, distaste for government
crackdowns on youth, sadness and attitude – sentiments we can all relate to in
the last year.
Let’s listen to
something that dared come out of the mould. These 4 artists breakdown
stereotypes of their locality, cultures and genders.
– Okuesha Kills – interspersing guitar licks with ambient sounds, chords and
vox pops. She provides an aural snapshot of the opposing feelings of isolation
and community. Okuesha Kills is also an emerging media artist and has a residency
at PACT in 2022. Think
4.2 – Wytchings – An up and coming dark electronica artist. On this release she
makes the simmering mind audible, putting to rest the subtle insults we push
past each day. She has released tracks on Urban Cowboy, Lazy Thinking Records and New Weird Australia. Think Arca, Jlin…
4.3 – Tru’ – More than princesses believe in pop, and pop stars still have punk
attitudes. The emotive pop experiment of Tru’ sits between these noise
offerings, as a symbol of the supportive, multi-faceted community, New
Age Noise Collective.
When you take the Northern Beaches pop sound (Julia Stone et al) and place it
4.4 – Sol Yoga – Sol takes us on a dystopian walk during lockdown featuring a
recording made of a modular jam made in Blacktown Arts Centre and themselves cutting sick on Sol Show on Radio Skid Row. Attitude level = Peaches, 100 gecs.
Put these tapes
on your dystopian future shopping list. With design by affordable minimalist
fashion label, Chainmail (Gillian Kayrooz and Natalie Huifen) – you are buying
in to a digital future throwback. Won’t digital and viruses look nostalgic when
we are all ‘meta!’