tasmanian convict punk – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – a wilder folk music

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Story tellers, music makers, The Dead Maggies weave tales from Van Diemen’s Land’s dark and turbulent history amongst heavy drums, gang vocals and fast, wild and powerful folk-punk music. Drawing from stories of old oppression they highlight the often unspoken plight of modern Australia.

The Dead Maggies slammed into the Tasmanian music scene in 2013, they’ve since repeatedly toured Australia, Europe & S.E. Asia; played gigs on tall ships, Falls Festivals; pubs, clubs, fields and warehouses. Their four releases to date have received critical acclaim and been featured on national and international radio.

Almost 6 unbroken years of gigging, drinking beer and writing songs has produced a series of powerful releases; ‘Sing About Dead People’ (2013), ‘Well Hanged’ (2015) and the double EP release of Wild Dog’s & Flannies and The Wild Folk (2017). Celebrated by ABC936 and Edge Radio, with tracks played on Triple J, their music has received national and international airplay and rave reviews with Well Hanged ranked #7 in LCP’s albums of 2015.

Released through the Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records collective, you can get all of these at www.folktilyapunk.com. (Except for Sing about dead people which is now only available to download on bandcamp. Oh and there’s also three free tracks here.

The Dead Maggies most recent gigs include Taste of Tasmania and they played with Days N’ Daze on their 2018 Australian tour including at Australias formost folk punk festival HOBOFOPO.

“Created their own genre… Tasmanian Convict Punk” (ABC Radio 936)

“should be taught in schools…” Read a review at London Celtic Punks