4'33" Techno Remix on
Emu Parade (Why Don't You Believe Me?, 2012)
Produced in 2000 for Disturbing Cages, an unreleased compilation of responses to 4'33" (several tracks were played on ABC Classic FM) this finally saw the light of day via the Emu Parade autism benefit. Now with video clip
All The Dames Love My Car
(out-take from the Bohemian Suburb Rhapsody album)
- MyMiserableLife.com 3 on Rebirth of Fool vol. 3, (Dual Plover, 2006) [lyrics]
- MyMiserableLife.com 2 on Out Of The Bedroom, (Liquid Architecture, 2004) [lyrics]
MyMiserableLife.com 1 on
The Undertow (Shame File, 2004) [lyrics]
featuring text from confessional website www.mymiserablelife.com
We're Gonna Get You After School
on Athlete of the Week (V/Vm, Dual Plover, 2004)
Two tracks were included in this compilation by UK culture-jammmers V/Vm.
Give Me The Prozac on 555cd55 cd (555, 2003)
UK-moved-to-US label 555 compiled a cd of short tracks by 55 indie bands, including this sound-art piece built from samples from documentaries.
Monday Morning's All Right For Working on
Double Figures (Chapter, 2002)
This worker-rock anthem was included on the Chapter label's ten-year-anniversary compilation.
Numbers on Soft Love (Soft Cell tribute)
(555, 2001) [lyrics]
For this tribute to 80s UK band Soft Cell, New Waver turned a tale of sordid sex into a low-status worker's lament.
Chadstone on The Rebirth of Fool vol. 2
(Dual Plover, 2001) [lyrics]
This duet, set in a Melbourne shopping centre, features vocals by Christine Thirkell of popular 90s Melbourne outfit San Jose Cow Muzak and guitar by Australian country musician Marko Halstead.
- Too Sober to Fuck, on Truth against the World (555, 1999)
The Dead Kennedys' famous song of boozing and bad sex becomes a song of losing and no sex.
- Servin' DNA on Fifty Record Players 2 (Snawklor, 1999) [lyrics]
- Sperm Wars on Fifty Record Players 1 (Snawklor, 1998)
Songs about science produced for two exhibitions which toured Australia.
- We're Gonna Get You After School on The Rebirth of Fool vol. 1 (Dual Plover, 1997)
A techno banger.
- On Prozac on One Minute or Less (Campaign Against Freeway Extensions, 1997)
A number of bands contributed short songs to this fund-raiser.
- Paranoid on Slack Babbath (Awareness League benefit, 1997)
The Sabbath classic re-imagined as a cover by the ABC Showband, with samples from a psychology documentary.
- Four Corners on TV themes comp Box (Wank Engine, 1996)
Theme from this hip show becomes dance floor classic, with vocals by David Attenborough.
- John Farnham's Coke Roadie on unreleased TISM tribute [lyrics]
For this TISM tribute, sadly not released, NW tweaked "John Bonham's Coke Roadie" to tell the tale of another rock legend.
- Losing It on SWE tribute Valiant (FTSM, 1996) [lyrics]
When NW had to cover a song by seminal indie band the Small World Experience, there was no question which one they should choose.
- Calling the End of the World on Land of Sweeping Sounds (Shame File, 1995)
Listeners not familiar with Melbourne's local sport may be able to think of the phrase "saints versus bombers" as a reference to Armageddon.
- The Office Seat on Satan Is A Spunk live compilation (Sublime Studios, 1995) and Industria 4 (Eet Air, 1996)
A ballad of a murderer on death row is borrowed to describe the routine despair of the day-job.
- The Case on Asparagus Milkshake (Chapter, 1994)
This original acoustic guitar construction, overlaid with a case study from a psychology documentary, appeared on one of the first releases by Melbourne's Chapter label.