Swampland is an independent publication dedicated to Australian music. 

We publish longform journalism and original photography—mostly in print, occasionally online. 

You can find our previous issues in shops around the country, or right here on this website. 

Founded in 2016 by Kimberley Thomson (editor), Kelsey Oldham (deputy editor) and Alan Weedon (creative director), Swampland has so far operated on a biannual print schedule. 

Remaining as a small, independent team, we aim to feature stories that span the gamut of great Australian music. We look across the map and into the history vaults to find a compelling and eclectic range of tales that may not be otherwise told.  

We have featured some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary musicians (such as Sampa the Great and Baker Boy). We have also published acclaimed writers (including Maxine Beneba Clarke and Jack Latimore), as well as celebrated photographers (Mclean Stephenson and Prue Stent & Honey Long)—alongside a slew of emerging talent.

In 2019, we are taking a break from print publishing, but stay tuned online. 

Want to hear more about us?

Weirdo Wasteland
ABC Radio National

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