Saturday, July 24, 2010

the loudness

super psyched for this, great band and great album

ZOND ALBUM LAUNCH with Beaches & Snawklor. 31st July. John Curtin Hotel


Thursday, July 8, 2010

not so secret shows

Back from cairns, where we played a blistering no electro acoustic set to a rapt audience of about 15. We'll support these cryptopop bands from up north......

Up-and-coming post-funk savants Purple Spit are coming to Melbourne! Theyre bringing their heartfelt melodies and upbeat attitude to The Workers Club with help from Sydneys greatest glitter-drenched blow-wave anthemists, Nasal On The Brain. Local support from Lakes, Snawklor and the irrepressibly creative hive-mind that is Interzone.

Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

live to air

tonight thursday the 1st of july 

on 3RRR
7:30pm melbourne time minus 5:30 perth listeners

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Liquid Architecture Festival

Playing lots of gigs with Liquid Architecture in the coming weeks mostly with KK Null and Sean Baxter.
24.06.2010 Concert One @ Brisbane Powerhouse
with kk null and joe musgrove
26.06.2010 Concert @ ICU, Castlemaine
with kknull and sean baxter
01.07.2010 Concert One @ 3RRR Melbourne
with kk null and sean baxter
03.07.2010 On Edge Festival Opening Party, Cairns
with Art Doom, DJ Glass Corpse (Dar), Cured Pink (Bris), and John von Sturmer (Syd).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

good looking gigs and goodbye

from top....
Louise models tinitus at Kings ARI photo by Karl VB
Snawklor at Overground part of the Melbourne Jazz Festival photo by Pargaret Gogo
Snawklor in the NGV sculpture garden as part of Hybrids and Folklore part of the Melbourne Jazz Festival and finally Snawklor at the FAT halloween party one of my favourite gigs ever!

tonight we play out last gig for a couple of months, we'll be back doing a national tour with liquid architecture and hopefully produce a recording in the meantime

Thursday may 6th
Snawklor with Shoeb Ahmad in various configurations

Sunshine & Grease. 9 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, 3068.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bus Closing Party

Bus Projects, one of Melbourne’s longest running independent art spaces, is on the move and is celebrating with a huge closing party at their home of nine years in Little Lonsdale Street on Saturday 20th March.
Melbourne’s art community are banding together to show their support for this pivotal sound/art/experimental music venue with performances from local outfits including Snawklor (Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell + Duncan Blachford), Gugg, Super Star and Fatti Frances alongside DJ’s Roda Roda Sound System and a performance piece by Sian and the Velantas.

Artists including Norkiro Nakamura and Nat McQuade will be kicking off a wall-art installation in the gallery, which will be open to party goers to make their mark on a huge mural inside the soon to be demolished building.

Opening in 2001, Bus Projects is an independent art space with a focus on artists engaged in a spatial art practice. That is, any practice that uses its environment as a context to its staging such as sound art, performance, installation, video and the cross-pollination of these forms. Bus Projects continues to take an active role in the professional development of artists and curators through range of workshops and forums and all is not over for this seminal arts space. The team at Bus Projects are in the process of purchasing and transforming a fully operational passenger bus into an exciting new public arts space – allowing them to reach a larger audience, literally wherever Bus may take them. The “Bus Bus” will operate alongside a yet to be realised new gallery space in the inner city, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, get down to Bus Projects Closing Party from 4pm on Saturday 20th March. Tickets are $10 each and are strictly limited so be quick!

buy tickets

Thursday, March 4, 2010

kings ari relaunch party

Kings Artist Run Initiative (ARI) is proud to announce its re-launch party to celebrate new and exciting changes to the focus of this long-standing Melbourne ARI. After eight years of presenting the Melbourne art scene with emerging, dynamic and challenging contemporary art, Kings has decided to expand the dialogue with new opportunities for the wider creative community.

To celebrate thier re-launch, they will be hosting a night of video, performance and sound works by leading Melbourne and interstate artists. Playing on the night will be Snawklor (Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell + Duncan Blachford), Optical Eyes (Emily O'Brien) and Chronox, accompanied by video works by local and interstate artists.

Monday, 08 March 2010
18:00 - 21:00
 Level 1/171 Kings Street

Sunday, February 7, 2010

late notice gig

This Wednesday the 10th of February @ Stutter…

Jesse Dimmick is guest programming the lineup which includes:
+ SNAWKLOR - aka Snawkwind the dervish whirling power improv trio that we have become.
+ WHITE ALTAR - Musical project of Jesse Dimmick. Playing extended improvised saxophone loops in the spirit of Terry Riley, La Monte Young and spiritual mountain jams of Tibetan monks.
+ OMEN - aka Hannah Schiefelbein (Acid casualty). Witch craft manifested in the form of hypnotic toy keyboard loops.
$10 (full) / $5 (conc)

stutter is every wednesday night
at horse bazaar in melbourne

Monday, January 25, 2010

John Nixon Presents...


saturday 13 Feb 2010


Ian Potter Centre
Federation Sq Melbourne
The theatre is behind the bookshop

Above are some of John Nixon's Paintings from his recent Anna Schwarz show.
He has been curating a series of experimental music shows in a lecture theatre at the gallery which has included Marco Fuscinato, Paeces, Oren Ambarchi  and Always. He has asked Snawklor to play along side two of its constituant parts.  Firstly Dylan Martorell playing home made instruments in which he transmutes junk into beautiful sound and occasionally back again.Followed by Vortices- Nathan Gray's solo synth project which explores the visceral pulsations and crying circuit sounds available from pure synthesis. Top this off with one of our increasingly popular meterisch freak out jams with newbie drummer Duncan Blachford and you got yourself a bargain.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hobart Show and Album Downloads

Snawklor at Mountain Fold Launch courtesy of Ben Butcher

Big changes here at the moment. First of all you will notice after many problems all the album downloads have been moved to a seperate linked blog page and all our tracks will now be hosted on the Free Music Archive so there will be no more stuff ups. We're looking for people to review and comment on this stuff at the archive as much as possible as well as on lastfm. Go Street Team. Saturday 19th of December
MONA Presents:
Kind Winds
Drunk Elk
The Peacock Theatre
Salamanca Arts Centre
7pm $10

Friday, April 17, 2009

Snawklor with Dave Nelson playing at found sound last week. Dave nelson plays vacuum powered pipe organ, Dylan plays various contraptions and Im on my gamelan keys bought in bali boxes by me.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Toff In Town Launch

Bat Colony Pictures on their way soon I swear it actually happened
but while you wait....

Launch 2
at Mash Out
Toff In Town
Thursday 31st January
with Paeces and Fabulous Diamonds

Launching Quick Be The Feet That Run To Mischief
preview snawklo'rs myspace

Friday, January 18, 2008

rain hail or fine

bat colony gig (see below)
starting a little later 7:30ish
despite abysmal whether

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

new album dribbles out

So we have a new record out unbelievable almost.
Its available on the bus gallery's Outer label contact us for info on how to obtain it.
theres previews at

Official melboune launch is at the Toff in Town on the 31st of jan with Paeces and Fabulous Diamonds and Guests 8pm $10

and Sunday 20th January
Secret CD launch is at the Yarra bend Bat colony
Bell bird Picnic Ground
Yarra Boulevard Kew
melways 44 k3

6pm Free

with Always and Guests

Outdoors at sunset against a back drop of more than 10,000 bats taking to the skies.

contact me with any enquiries

Thursday, March 15, 2007


chris hill flyer for snawklor paeceklor gig (half of paeces with snawklor)
1pm gertrude contemporary art spaces, 200 gertrude street fitzroy, melb. vic.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Playing 2 (!) gigs this weekend sandwiched between our anthropological excursions in the third world. Expect mahouts, exotic instruments and the sure fire combinations of trumpets and wah. Can it fail? Definitely. Place your bets and roll up.

Gig 1 - The Bollywood Tram
Friday 16th March
board outside Fed Square at 6.50 or any of the following stops
7.05 Docklands - cnr harbour esplanade and bourke streets
7.17 Melbourne Central - cnr latrobe and swanston streets
7.24 St.Vincents - cnr victoria and nicholson streets
7.35 Treasury - cnr sping and collins streets

Gig 2 - As part of Ominpresents by Christopher LG Hill and friends
Saturday 17th March
Gertrude contemporary art spaces
200 gertrude street fitzroy

both gigs FREE

then 24th of March with Chris Smith at Gertrudes
believe it!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

station to station

Station to Station is a collaboration between Nathan Gray and Dylan incorporating field recordings of Melbourne and Osaka and make-shift structures covered in hundreds of small works on paper. It is presented as part of Veiwmasters exhibition at Hamadera Koen Station Gallery in Osaka along with a concert on a tram.

Viewmasters (info in japanese is more current)