Shortstraw halfway through raising R15 000 for animal charities with “Bowsie”


A lasting canine remembrance

The latest Shortstraw album has seen the band chart new territory with an unconventional release schedule. Since the first Friday of September 2016, the band has released a new track of their latest album, Those Meddling Kids. The staggered release was prefered to allow each and every single track on the album an opportunity to succeed and be appreciated. The move was also pointed towards shining the light on not just the music but all involved in creating the artwork and music videos for each track and forming a TMK collective.

The latest track and video off the album is “Bowsie”. The focus of “Bowsie” is on Shortstraw’s love of animals with the track made in memory of Al’s retriever, Bowser. “With us often practicing in Al’s house for many years, we all became close with his dogs Bowser and Killah, our band mascots, the ones who had to tolerate us the most! It came with great sadness to find out that Bowser had unfortunately passed away while we were on tour in Europe in May this year.”

The band upped the ante in launching the Bowsie Foundation Initiative and partnerting with Montego. The pet food manufacturer has agreed to contribute R1 for each view (up to R15 000) the latest video receives on YouTube. The band has 15 days to get the views with all of the money raised to be donated to animal charities.

At the time of writing the video was just over halfway toward the goal with around a week left accumulate the total of 15 000 view. Watch the video below and share with your family and friends to ensure they reach the goal. Those meddling kids.




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