Ik ben al een kleine twee jaar grote fan van de stem, het geluid, de sfeer, de nummers,... van de Australische Suzie Stapleton. Steeds erg donker en hypnotiserend brengt ze haar nummers als een stukje poëzie. Zo ook deze nieuwe song over... dat lees je hieronder.
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"The thylacine (AKA Tasmanian tiger) was a doglike marsupial that inhabited Australia for thousands of years. After European settlement, the thylacine was hunted intensively, encouraged by bounties, and that along with other contributing factors. drove it to extinction. The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936 in Hobart Zoo. There is grainy black and white footage of the Thylacine pacing up and down its cage - the last of a kind, locked up and lonely, a stark warning transmitted through the ages.
I hope you like my homage to the thylacine. It is available on all streaming services now. If you’d like to buy a download please use Bandcamp as it is the most artist-friendly platform." (Suzie Stapleton) Suzie Stapleton is a Sydney-born alternative rock artist who honed her craft in Melbourne before relocating to the UK in 2015. She has built a loyal fanbase, captivating audiences with electric live performances using her midnight vocal to weave shards of poetry into guitar-driven noir soundscapes laced with intricate melodies.
Stapleton has released a string of singles over the past year gaining airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and becoming a Fresh Fave on Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net. Stapleton has opened for artists such as Mark Lanegan, Mick Harvey, and Boss Hog and appeared at festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Camden Rocks Festival, Colours of Ostrava and Binic Folk Blues Festival.
Her live band includes Gavin Jay (Jim Jones Revue/The Righteous Mind) on bass and Jim Macaulay (The Stranglers) on drums. They debuted in London in January 2018 with Louder Than War touting it as “An unmissable opportunity to see one of the most exciting emerging talents on the London scene before she hits the big time”.
2017 saw Stapleton appear as a guest vocalist on no-wave icon Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove’s unlikely covers album “Under The Covers” (Rustblade Records). This is a continuation of Stapleton’s collaborations with Cypress Grove on The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project. She first cameoed on the project’s third album ‘Axels & Sockets’ (feat. Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, Thurston Moore + others) which has lead to her working closely with Grove on the fourth album currently in production.