The acclaimed chronicler of the dark Suzie Stapleton has announced a special digital release to raise money to help wounded and displaced wildlife affected by the Australian fires.
This digital release of Stapleton’s new single “Thylacine” comes with an exclusive, previously unreleased song called “Song of Murray’s Brigade.” This is a musical adaptation of a poem from 1940 by the Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson. Stapleton plays acoustic guitar and vocals on the song, and the acclaimed cellist Gareth Skinner also delivers a spooky performance. Bass player Gavin Jay from Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind and Stranglers ’drummer Jim Macaulay play on‘ Thylacine ’.
The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, was a dog-like mammal that lived in Australia. Intensive hunting encouraged by premiums is generally blamed for extinction. The last known thylacine died in captivity in 1936.
Stapleton explains the release: “Many of the species affected by these fires have already been threatened or threatened by factors such as the loss of habitats due to land cover for agriculture and urban development, invasive species and pressure from extreme heat caused by climate change and constant drought. “
She continues: “These fires pose a huge threat to their 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, although you can pay what you want and there is no upper limit. 100% of the proceeds go to Wildlife Victoria and you can get your copy here.
You can catch Suzie Stapleton when she plays:
24 – The Brunswick Hove, Brighton (with The Damn Shebang)
25 – Rough Trade, Bristol (with headliner Emily Breeze and National Treasure)