Flamingo make their thoughts known with new single, ‘At Sea’

Flamingo

Remember playing The Sims and having the lawn flamingo’s people could kick, that would randomly make noises during the night? Highlight of the whole game really, so if there is a band called FLAMINGO, you know it’s got to be pretty sweet.

Moving on from The Sims, Adelaide three-piece Flamingo have released a track called ‘At Sea’, which actually draws attention to one of our most poignant political issues of the last 20 years in Australia, and now globally, refugees or ‘Boat People’.

Portraying an empathetic view, ‘At Sea’ has emotive lyrics, which point out, that despite common belief, actually getting on those shitty boats to arrive in Australia is far from an easy option for those who arrive on our shores.

Flamingo definitely wanted this track to be a standout, so rather than producing and recording the track themselves as they normally would, they enlisted Steven Schram (San Cisco, Powderfinger, Cat Empire) to help out, to create an indie-electronic masterpiece, full of rolling synths, catchy beat, and those emotive vocals. The tune itself is catchy, forcing you to pay attention to the bigger issue. .

Flamingo are kicking off a national tour in August, starting on home turf in Adelaide, more info on tickets via Facebook. You can also grab yourself a copy of ‘At Sea’ here.

Tour Dates

Friday 12 August
Workers Club, Melbourne

Saturday 13 August
Jive, Adelaide

Saturday 20 August
Plan B, Sydney

Words by Madeline Kilby

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