The release is available exclusively on Bandcamp.
Pond frontman and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Allbrook has shared his touching new single, When The Marshes Flood. Available exclusively on Bandcamp, the musician will be donating all proceeds from the release towards Enivrons Kimberley, an initiative that aims to protect Martuwarra Fitzroy River and the Kimberley region of north Western Australia.
Allbrook's impassioned vocals simmer above distorted guitar work as he recalls on childhood memories of growing up in the Kimberley through vivid lyricism. “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,” Allbrook shares of the track.
He adds, “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.”
Allbrook will return to the stage with Pond next year, in support of the bands ninth studio album, 9, which debuted at #6 on the ARIA album chart. Following on from their performance at Perth Festival on February 11, the five-piece will be bringing their live show to the east coast in April. Kicking off at Brisbane's The Triffid on April 7, Pond will take to the stage at The Metro Theatre in Sydney April 8 before wrapping up the run of shows at Melbourne's The Croxton on April 9.
When The Marshes Flood is out now!