Modern Australian Underground •
Andrea Blake, Rebecca Maher & the Melbourne 2010's Synth Wave
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.
On this episode I talk with Andrea Blake from Melbourne synth punk Chrome Dome, the label Nihilistic Orbs, Vacuum, and Asps, amongst other projects. Also Rebecca Maher, who played bass in Spotting, and is in anarcho punk band Vampire, and now is working on a new synth-pop project called Syzygy as a joint venture with another member of Spotting.
I've decided to talk to both of these people because I wanted to discuss the last 10 years of synthwave in Australia, specifically Melbourne, starting with a focus on Nihilistic Orbs and Chrome dome, and the effect that label has had on underground music leading up to today, including Rebecca's bands.
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!
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.