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

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Story tellers and music makers, The Dead Maggies weave tales from Van Diemen’s Land’s dark and turbulent history with heavy drums, gang vocals and fast, wild and powerful folk-punk music.

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 and in Falls Festivals; in pubs, clubs, fields and warehouses. Their four releases to date have received critical acclaim and featured songs played on national and international radio.

Almost 5 years of constantly playing gigs, drinking beer and writing songs has emerged into 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 recently played with AJJ (formally Andrew Jackson Jihad) at HOBOFOPO 2017. 

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

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