The Doomed Bird of Providence
Christmas with Tom FREE DOWNLOAD

The Doomed Bird of Providence have recorded two festive songs exclusively for Tom Ravenscroft, and you can now download them for free below.

The reworking of traditional song Gower Wassail was played on Friday 16th Dec on his BBC 6 MUSIC show and a new track written by Mark Kluzek simply called Christmas Song was played on Friday 23rd Dec as part of Tom’s Christmas Show.


1. Christmas Song (Kluzek)

2. Gower Wassail (traditional)

Many thanks to Mark Beazley for mastering the tracks, and Tom and Adam for their support this year on 6 Music.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from everyone at Front & Follow!

The Doomed Bird of Providence
– The Bell of the Jardines / The Death Flurry

The new single from The Doomed Bird of Providence, featuring two new tracks: The Bell of the Jardines and The Death Flurry (a live favourite) is now available to download, and a limited edition mini CD is in the F&F shop.

“The ‘Australian Colonial Gothic‘ of The Doomed Bird of Providence is a fine re-definition of what a December single should sound like.” – The Folly of Youth

The Doomed Bird of Providence – The Bell of the Jardines / The Death Flurry by frontandfollow

Continuing the theme from their recent album ‘Will Ever Pray’, the tracks recount tales from early Australian history. The Bell of the Jardines is about Frank Jardine, telling the story of his troubled life through journeys across North East Australia, abducting Somian princesses, attracting the ships to the rocks (with ‘the bell of the Jardines’), and his eventual death of leprosy.

The Death Flurry is in inspired by the work of Scottish-Australian singer Harry Robertson, and tells the tale of whaling exploits of Norfolk Islanders, whilst also referencing the painting The Death Flurry by Oswald W. Brierly.

‘Australia’s most enchanting new band’ – Tom Ravenscroft, New Statesman

Sorry about your (remixes) by BLK w/BEAR

BLK w/BEAR – Sumimasen by frontandfollow

Our latest release on F&F sees Washington DC’s BLK w/BEAR take on Yonokiero‘s Blue Apples album, resulting in a wonderful selection of experimental interpretations. BLK w/BEAR, known for their work on Mark Beazley’s Trace Recordings label and as a cornerstone of the Washington DC art scene, previously contributed to our Long Division with Remainders project.

Go HERE for more info.

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