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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Folk :: Daniel J Townsend - Musselroe Bay

Daniel J Townsend - Musselroe Bay

Daniel J Townsend - Musselroe Bay
Daniel J. Townsend was born on a tiny island at the bottom of the world, veins coursing with a cocktail of English convict and Aboriginal blood. Poet, folk musician and dilettante historian, he has been singing stories ever since.

Townsend’s latest project is deeply rooted in the Tasmanian experience, with the new single ‘Musselroe Bay’ telling a fiery true tale of Aboriginal resistance.

“The history of this island is a kind of metaphor for modern life,” he muses. “We love to stick pictures of the Tassie Tiger on beer bottles, council logos and wheelie bins, but if that animal was to walk back into our world tomorrow we’d cage it all over again and argue over who should pay for its upkeep. Those things ate sheep, you know. An extinct Tiger is much better for the economy.”

The new album ‘World Until Yesterday’ is scheduled for release this summer.

Townsend first gained national attention with his debut solo album Iscariot, a collection of stories circling the life of the infamous twelfth apostle, replete with stolen ancient melodies and bastardised folk song lyrics.

He has been described as both “incredible” (The Inside Sleeve) and “uniquely brilliant” (Drumbeat).

About this track...

‘Musselroe Bay’ is a rollicking ballad with a fiery true tale of Tasmanian Aboriginal resistance. The single is taken from the forthcoming concept album "World Until Yesterday", a collection of songs about silent stories from the heart-shaped island.

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In TAS
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Launceston
Taken From The Release Titled Musselroe Bay
Copyright Holder's Name Daniel J Townsend
Media Servicing Date 2015-08-29
Main Genre Folk
Genre 2 Roots
Genre 3 Acoustic
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Tour Start Month 2015-09-05
Content Provider Amrap Unsigned