The joy of growing food in your backyard is a mercilessly disregarded theme in today’s music. Luckily, Formidable Vegetable Sound System is here to change that.
The Music


Take it from me - everyone in your entire family will LOVE a copy of Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual for Christmas. (It's even on vinyl for the old-skoolies!) ...

12 track album

View on Facebook

@bigdavemann and Bec sing their hearts out at #Fluffstival 2014. Awesome times had by all in a circle of #Karri trees deep in the southern forests. ...

View on Facebook

New shows announced in Leederville, WA - Brunswick East, VIC ...

View on Facebook


We'll let you know when we're playing near you!

Support us

We operate on the smell of a (veggie)-oily rag and are always very grateful for support. If you have even a small surplus of financial abundance, why not let us help you spread it like good compost?


Some remixes so far…

Things are chugging along nicely with the Permaculture Remixed project! If you want in, there is still three weeks left to bust out a track! Just download the stems here…

Keeping Busy in Brissy

We’ve got a big weekend lined up with Island Vibe Festival on Stradbroke Island kicking off on Friday the 31st alongside Finley Quaye, Archie Roach and Hugo & Treats. Straight…

New Track: SOS: Save Our Seeds (feat. Vandana Shiva)

We’re ecstatic to announce that, for the first time in two years, we FINALLY have completed a new track! It’s aim is to celebrate the global Seed Freedom movement and the real…

WA Music Award Nomination

Formidable Vegetable Sound System has just been nominated for Best World Music Act in the upcoming WA Music Awards hosted by WAM. This is super exciting and we hope some…

Navdanya – An Indian farm inspiring the World

After just a week at Navdanya – Vandana Shiva’s biodiversity conservation farm in Dehradun, northern India, my mind is blown. This place is such haven of peace and tranquility amidst…

Permaculture Remixed Project – Deadline: NOV 30

CALLING ALL ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCERS (Electro Swing/Glitch/Dance/Wonk/Womp etc): We’re excited to announce the “Permaculture Remixed” Project! To be involved, just follow these three simple steps: 1. Click here to download the…

Review: Newham Recorder – Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

  Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19. Read the full story here.

Next Stop: BOOM

Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be opening (yes, OPENING) Europe’s biggest electronic music, arts and lifestyle festival- BOOM this week in Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal. Check it out.

Bulgaria & European Permaculture Convergence

It was a sunny and humid with summer storm clouds brewing in the mountains when we flew into Sofia last Wednesday morning. Having been smashing the UK tour pretty much…

‘We’re running out of oil!” Formidable Veg live on BBC London

Yesterday morning after breakfast we had the great pleasure of going on prime-time London radio to announce to the world through song that ‘We’re running out of oil!” I’m not…

Upcoming shows

Recent Tweets


  • @bigdavemann and Bec sing their hearts out at #Fluffstival 2014. Awesome times had by all in a circle of #Karri trees deep in the southern forests.
  • Gettin ready for the bush R&R festival of the year :) Chilled tunes, bonfires, trees, fresh air... Ahhh...
  • Home sweet home. Getting ready for Fluffstival this weekend :)
  • First time playing on a #FunktionOne sound system! Woahhhhh.... Phatness! #doof #doof #doof
  • Reason I #lovefreo number 42: Anti #GMO billboards on the corner of Hampton rd & South St!
#Monsanto #seedfreedom #nogmo #iamstevemarsh #marchagainstmonsanto #permaculture
  • @formidableveg #vinyl getting a good old spin on @rtrfm
  • Our favourite chook: Tina Turner. She's getting old now and can't walk much anymore, but is still crankin' after many years of living in various sharehouse chook yards around WA (and even in a van at one point!) #permaculture #urbanfarm #urbanfarming #urban gardening #garden #chickens #chooks #chook @ponybutton
  • Thing I love about #Freo number 7: The main drag is a #bike lane!! #sustainablecities #350 #carbonneutral #bicycle #yay

Follow Us