• Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Artfully presented album with old world gilt lettering and lyric booklet. Design by Dan Witton, original photography by Peter Tarasuik.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Natural Selection Australian Songbook via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The first single to be released from Bush Gothic’s forthcoming album ‘The Natural Selection Australian Song Book’ is the iconic Australian song written by John Williamson, ‘True Blue’.
Bush Gothic have given the song a defiantly original treatment with the vocal delivery and unexpected musical arrangement contextualising the familiar lyrics to produce a darker, deeper view of Australian identity. The band of drums, double-bass and piano is augmented by The Lonely String Quartet.


from The Natural Selection Australian Songbook, track released January 11, 2015
Written by John Williamson, arranged by Jenny M. Thomas
Jenny M. Thomas: fiddle-singing, piano
Chris Lewis: drumkit
Dan Witton: double bass
Sarah Curro: violin
Ed Antinov: violin
Jason Bunn: viola
Rachel Johnston: cello
Recorded at Newmarket Studios by Dave McCluney. Mixed at crackle Studios by Roy John. Mastered at Moose mstering by Lachlan Carrick. Produced by Jenny M. Thomas and Roy John



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Bush Gothic Melbourne, Australia

Rebellious Australian Tradition 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook': BBC Music Magazine -
5 STARS & World Music Albums of the year 2016.
fRoots Album of the Year 2016: Runner Up. 'Genius' -Lucky Oceans, ABC Radio National. Defiantly modern, achingly old, Bush Gothic re-imagine songs of heartbreak and tragedy amongst convicts, desperate miners and criminal women.
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