Previous headliner of ours at The Finsbury, Suzie Stapleton, has announced a special digital release to raise funds to help injured and displaced wildlife affected by the Australian fires. This digital release of Stapleton’s latest single ‘Thylacine’ comes with an exclusive, previously unreleased track called ‘Song of Murray’s Brigade’.
A musical adaptation of a 1940 poem by Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson, ‘Song Of Murray’s Brigade’ is a heartfelt acoustic offering. Whereas ‘Thylacine’ features Rolling drums and adventurous riffs painting a sonic landscape complete with Stapleton’s captivating gritty vocals and a majestic, haunting depth.
The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, was a dog like mammal that inhabited Australia. Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction. The last known thylacine died in captivity in 1936. Many of the species that have been affected by these fires were already threatened or endangered due to factors such as habitat loss from land clearing for agriculture and urban development, invasive species, and pressures from extreme heat caused by climate change and ongoing drought. These fires pose a huge threat for their ongoing survival, but we still have a chance to help and ensure that they don’t end up in the history books next to the thylacine.
This digital release is available for £5, though you can pay what you want and there is no upper limit. 100% of proceeds will go to Wildlife Victoria. Please give generously to help Australia’s unique wildlife.
Photo Credit: Pitcher Photography