The return of Doomed Bird

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The Doomed Bird of Providence return this summer with a new EP, and then a new album, for Front and Follow…

For their forthcoming release The Doomed Bird of Providence have been busy developing musical pieces based on one person who perhaps no one would know about were it not for some of the historical reseach taking place in Tasmania. That person is Maria Murray, a woman born into slavery in British Honduras (now Belize) in the early 19th century. Her story took many turns, often for the worst but sometimes for the better. The song ‘Fedicia Exine’ from the band’s first album ‘Will Ever Pray’ is loosely based on her life and that of her child – Fedicia. This EP attempts create a broader picture by piecing together experiences of Maria Murray and those around her using a variety of sources including original court records and reports. It is a homage of sorts to her resilience and the arbitratry, often unfortunate, nature of life in general.

The band has been working with a range of performers over the past year including Mark Kluzek, Richard Acton, Drew Barker, Angela Chan, Stafford Glover, Rachel Laurence, Katie English, Joolie Wood and Ian Hothersall. They have all been involved in the recording of this new, string heavy, EP of shorter, more melodic songs.

Following after this will be the band’s third album set for release early 2016. This currently looks to be comprised of two extended instrumentals much in the same vein as Mahina (from the 2nd album ‘Blind Mouths Eat’). They will be exploring different themes to that of a natural disaster however.

More news coming very soon… and another new F&F artist announcement on the way…

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