The album was recorded, mixed and mastered across 5,566 km of land and sea. It’s 2020 and a DIY folk-punk band from Tasmania can now access the tools of a global industry. The recording was a bi-national effort - first demoed in Bass Studios, Bandung, West Java (Indonesia) before being sent to Hobart, Tasmania and then back to Bandung again. Fitting then that the first songs from The Dead Maggies to step away from Tasmania, step to Indonesia and their friends lives there. And for the first time the Maggies have included traditional songs, weaving ancient folk stories in amongst their modern folk punk, exposing the links between the past and present of their music and lyrics. Fans of their early work won’t be disappointed though, the core of the album is still the swashbuckling adventures of bush pirates and convict rebels, in some cases following directly on from stories included in their widely acclaimed 2015 album Well Hanged.
Release: April 3rd, 2020, Folk 'Til Ya Punk Records
Words: Folk 'Til Ya Punk