The Doomed Bird of Providence – Ransoms for Cars

The Doomed Bird of Providence have released a new single called Ransoms for Cars on 10 to 1 Records.

It’s been a while since the band have released something new. Soon after 2019’s Rumbling Clouds was released though, work started on new songs. The songs were built around newspaper articles from Australian papers in the 1920s/30s.

The end result is a single released today called Ransoms for Cars and an album that is planned for release in the next 3-4 weeks called A Flight Across Arnhem Land. This will be the band’s fourth album.

Have a listen to the single over at

This is available as a 2 track download and a 4 track 7″ lathe cut single. The two additional tracks won’t be available digitally. This is limited to 25 copies and includes an additional art print.

Artwork by Australian artist Judi Dransfield Kuepper. Known amongst other things for her work on Laughing Clowns and Ed Kuepper releases. Her website is here:

A video has also been made for the song which can be viewed here: . It’s loosely based on the newspaper article but the characters are a little inspired by Blinky Bill.