- 21 Feb 20
Forty-Five Degrees - A Bushfire Charity Flash Record is a collaboration between Amanda Palmer & Friends to raise money for the Australian bushfires relief efforts.
US musician and activist Amanda Palmer’s new album was recorded in just five days and features eight new tracks and six special guests. The album is an immediate response to the ongoing bushfire crisis plaguing Australia with all proceeds going to Firesticks Alliance.
The first single lifted from the release is a cover of Midnight Oil's hit 'Beds Are Burning' featuring Missy Higgins taking the lead vocal under Palmer's signature punk rock piano pounding. She also reunites with her Dresden Dolls partner Brian Viglione on most songs, and her frequent collaborator Jherek Bischoff played bass and guitar.
In addition to this, Palmer has announced a bushfire benefit in Melbourne with her husband, author Neil Gaiman, with special guests Higgins and Fred Leone, while Gaiman will read.
“It wasn’t how I was planning on spending my time between tour dates in Australia, but my patrons encouraged me. One thing led to another and surprise, I just released a whole album to help with the bushfire relief efforts.”