Thylacine is a hybrid of rock/pop with electronic ambience. "Like Garbage meets Lords of Acid with some pop music thrown in" - Nomasonha Magazine


Thylacine is a mix of rock/pop melody, gritty guitar and electronic ambience.
Their unique blend of styles and genres comes from multi-instrumentalist Rob's love of guitar-rock and rap, and singer-songwriter Susan's love of 80's new-wave and electronic music. Some influences that can be heard throughout Thylacine's work include Pink Floyd, Van Halen, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Joe Satriani, Annie Lennox, and Guns N Roses.
The band is currently playing shows in the Boston area. Thylacine remains a duo in a live setting, with Rob on guitar and Susan on vocals. Original backing tracks are supplied by a triggered Mac laptop. Thylacine can also play acoustic shows consisting of original and cover songs.



Written By: Susan Cruickshank/Rob Mercier

Is that an August moon, in this September sky?
Is there a touch of August's sadness in these lies?
Sitting in the darkness turned inside myself, and inside out again
I feel the cold weather, I feel the cold

The August heat still hangs, in this September sky
I see another August's fading sad face blowing by
Out here in the darkness turned inside myself, to turn me right again
I feel the cold weather, I feel the cold

And in this bone house
Starry skies are few and far apart
As far away as I am now
From where I know it had to start
And all the time I feel, all the time I feel
The cold weather here. I feel the cold here.

The August moon, in this September sky
Is just a touch of August's last and saddest sigh
Sitting in the darkness turned inside myself
To turn my outside in again
I feel the cold weather, I feel the cold here


Thylacine - self titled 10 song CD

Set List

We play sets from 30-60 minutes in length, with a mix of originals and cover songs. We can play semi-acoustic with electric guitar and vocals or with a more "full band" sound using our laptop for bass, drums and keyboards.
Here is a typical 45 minute "full band" set list:
Nobody Gets Hurt
Speed of Light
When Beauty Comes to Town
Like a Stream
She Bop - Cyndi Lauper cover
Pale Angel
Hit Me
Horribly Wrong

Devil Inside - INXS
I Feel You - Depeche Mode
Army of Me - Bjork
The Fly - U2
She Bop - Cyndi Lauper
Creep - Radiohead (elecric/acoustic)
King of Pain - The Police (acoustic)
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers (acoustic)
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor (acoustic)
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye (acoustic)