bad whip

Bad Whip is the improvisational dance music duo of Alex Reid (drums) and Josiah Padmanabhan (synths) of prominent Perth outfit Grievous Bodily Calm. The partner setting allows the duo to explore pure improvisation and reactivity within a drum machine techno driven universe. Bad Whip acts as a means to create spontaneous composition and to test the boundaries of their musical connection formed over the last five years of intense writing, recording and performing together. Bad Whip have played festivals such as the Wave Rock Weekender and RTRFM’s Radiothon as well as numerous residencies’ around town. The future will see Bad Whip recording their debut effort and further experimentation in the interface between produced and live music.


Scratching is the electronic-folk-pop brainchild of singer-songwriter Grace Sanders and co-writer/producer Ezekiel Padmanabham. Exploring the boundaries between pop, electronic and indie-folk, the duo infuse the spirit of experimentation and playfulness into their performances and recorded works.
Initially working under ‘Grace Sanders’, the pair have recorded and released two EP’s together; GUMS in 2021 and 2022’s ‘nothing is personal’ which earned them critical acclaim as well as regional and national touring supports with artists such as KUCKA, Boo Seeka, Great Gable, Katy Steele, Winston Surfshirt and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.


Enjoy a carefully curated line-up of WA’s best musicians every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.