Modern Australian Underground
with Christina Pap

Christina presents in depth music profiles of Australia's new underground generation. Behind the noise, long form interviews deconstruct the themes, ideas and politics of the musicians paving a way forward for punk and electronic artists.

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Introducing Modern Australian Underground

A monthly profile of new and upcoming Australian underground music with insight into the future sounds of Australia.

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Latest Episodes

  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 11

    Amy and Gus talk about going from being a local Melbourne band to blowing up overnight, hitting the runway in Milan with Gucci, winning an ARIA music award and lots of other crazy stories - on the Modern Australian Underground

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 10

    Dave Forcier talks about the launch of his new photozine "Reckless #2" as well as his time living in Australia, and drumming in CIVIC

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 9

    I talk to Amy Hill and Al Montfort about their involvement and experiences in genre defining Melbourne bands over the past 15 years.

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 8

    Today I'll be talking with Grant, Billy and Zane Gardner. Grant is one of the founding members of iconic Geelong punk rock band, Bored. His two sons, Billy and Zane, followed in his footsteps over a decade later, playing in bands together such as The Living Eyes, Vertigo and Cereal Killer. Billy also started the label Antifade Records out of Geelong, which has gone on to have a huge impact on the Melbourne Punk and Proto-Garage scene over the last decade. We talk about all this and more on this weeks episode of the Modern Australian Underground

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 7

    Another exciting Radio Show episode, highlighting different music genres from Punk, Hardcore, Oi Punk and Garage, to Country, Drill, Death Metal and more. A span across genres, but they all have one thing in common...they exist in the Modern Australian Underground.

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 6

    Experiences of immigration and racism from POC and queer punx in Australia

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 5

    It's a radio show episode, including side project songs from members of CIVIC, more ANTIFADE tunes, some metal, shredding hardcore, fuzzy synth punk and some club music to boot.

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 4

    Rich Stanley and Jake Robertson are in the studio talking about how they met, their collaborative efforts on Aarght! Records, Drug Sweat, and lots more!

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 3

    Hey! I hope everyone's doing their best for a time of year that's a relief but also stressful and all wrapped up in a box with a big ribbon under the Christmas tree. Here's an hour of tunes to get your mind off it for a moment!

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 2

    Discussing the last 10 years of synth wave in Australia, specifically Melbourne, starting with a focus on Nihilistic Orbs and Chrome Dome, and the effect that label had on underground music today.

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  • Modern Australian Underground Episode 1

    It's the first episode of the Modern Australian Underground! To kick it all off, an hour of a radio style show introducing the podcast and playing a bunch of great new Australian punk and electronic tracks from the underground.

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Hosts

  • Christina Pap

    Christina has been involved in the underground punk scene locally and internationally for over a decade. She co-hosts RRR’s premier punk radio show Teenage Hate, is the founder of the Stitches In My Head fanzine series and is an Australian contributor to the globally renowned Maximum Rock N Roll magazine. In addition to performing with her band Vanilla Poppers and running Blow Blood Records, Christina has been instrumental in organising international tours, festivals and numerous DIY projects including three Women In Punk calendars that uplift women in the music scene while raising money for local charities.

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