With proceeds going to the Environs Kimberley to help protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and the Kimberley region of north Western Australia, the new single from Pond singer Nicholas Allbrook is a brittle and fuzzy paean to childhood memories inextricably linked to the environment where he grew up. The deep rooted connections and emotions bleed into the track with its squalling guitars and emotive vocals. Allbrook says:
This song is about recovered memories of childhood. For me, a lot of those memories live in the mystic in-between world of the mudflats of Derby, cloaked in mammoth tropical clouds, flooded, dried and shimmering, sometimes we were swimming, sometimes camping overnight.
It is an ode to the Kimberley, and all the money will go to Environs Kimberley, to help them preserve the most beautiful place I know. With Australia’s rapacious hunger for fossil fuels and agricultural developments constantly advancing into beautiful land – mining companies dynamiting sacred caves, and Gina Rinehart trying to suck up 300 gigalitres of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River – every dollar counts in supporting these efforts. Hope you enjoy the tune. It was recorded by me and Thomas Dolas in L.A., with Joe McMurray on drums and Stu Mackenzie mixing and mastering.
It is a worthy cause well worth supporting and to be able to do so through downloading such a vibrant and evocative song doubles the pleasure.
Go get it now. Environs Kimberley is the peak environmental NGO for the Kimberley region in far north-west Australia. They are dedicated to looking after the health of the land and waters of the region through advocacy and on-ground cultural and natural resource management projects.
Don’t forget to check out Ponds’s brilliant new album ‘Nine’ too, available to download and stream here and through the link below.:
Feature Photograph: Matsu