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...
|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|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.iscariotstories.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://facebook.com/danieljamestownsend|
|Tour Start Month||2015-09-05|
|Content Provider||Amrap Unsigned|