Move away from the quarterdeck, what are you doing sailor?
We’re going to New Holland!
We brought our Union Jack!
And so begins the introduction of the Blackbreaks song “Terra Nullius”. With a yelling protagonist modelled on an angry Arthur Phillip circa 1788, the Commander of Britain’s “First Fleet” of convict laden ships bound for what is now known as Australia. Phillip was soon to become the first Governor of the fledgling colonial outpost.
Release date – DECEMBER 2017.
Music by Kerry Foulke, Chris Dubrow, Matty McMartin
Lyrics by Chris Dubrow.
Gambling clientele coin, feeling no shame.
When we win we take the profit, when we lose we feel no pain.
Government backed, but nobody own us.
I ‘ll still suck on my end of year bonus..
(So let me hear you say)
Hot shot bankers, Clean cut traders.
You’re gonna bail us out when it goes to Hades.
We got the hammer while you hold the nail.
We’re too big to fail.
We just noticed this old live track from the Annandale hotel some years ago. Its an unreleased song called Angry Poets, which was about the Egyptian uprising at the time. An early version of the Blackbreaks line up, but the song goes ok we rekon – what do you think?
Thanks to Benjamin Woods and the Daily review
Sydney this next show is an important one. It’s the Sydney leg for the worldwide arts and music festival supporting West Papua. When our politicians are blindsided by mining profits it’s up to us – musicians and music lovers to take a stand, and show this long suffering community we hear them, and we care.
It’s at Waywards Bank hotel just next to Newtown Station, Friday Sept 30th. See. Youse. There.