Flume releases new track in protest of Sydney lockout laws
Since being instituted in early 2014, the Sydney lockout laws have remained controversial, and met almost unanimous derision from Australian artists, promoters, and concert-goers alike. The Keep Sydney Open campaign, which is hosting its second rally on October 9 to protest the lockout laws, has enlisted an as-of-yet unreleased track from Flume for a video advertising the rally.
The video, which features notable Sydney artists remarking on the importance of small, local venues, shows supporters installing plaques on the fronts of venues identifying their significance in the history of the local scene. The video is set to the tune of “Heater,” a track which many fans will recognize from the Skin announcement mini-mix, numerous live sets, and the upcoming Skin Companion EP.
Flume, a Sydney native and vocal opponent of the lockout laws, has released two albums which have topped the Australian record charts, carries no small amount of clout in his home country, and it will be interesting to see if the Keep Sydney Open campaign can achieve success with his support.