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Flume Is Back With New Song and Video ‘Some Minds’

May 28th 2015

It has been a while since we last heard new original music from Flume. Well, the wait is over! The acclaimed artist/producer, also known as Harley Streten, premiered the video for his new song Some Minds this morning via Pitchfork. The song features Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and perfectly encapsulates Flume’s progression as an artist, or as Pitchfork refers to him as, Australia’s most accomplished producer.

The video, directed by Clemens Habicht (Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Presets) and choreographed by Australian Ballet member Callum Linnane, is the first ever music video filmed inside the iconic Sydney Opera House. Habicht, Linnane, and Streten craft a bewitching, fluid, and entrancing atmosphere that is both eery and beautiful.

Flume had this to say about the song:

“I started the instrumental at my apartment in Sydney – first working with the drums and arrangement, then built chords around it, did some vocal bits as sketches before meeting up with Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow in his studio in New York City. Andrew was writing things in his own head, singing ideas into his phone, I played the song over and over then after about an hour he jumped up and said ‘stop’ and launched into singing this amazing chorus melody. We recoded it then fleshed out the lyrics of the chorus and verses. I finished it off with the crazy ending further down the line, a few months later.

On the first album I had only worked remotely with singers sending files back and forth over the internet. I still enjoy working remotely but have also done a bunch of sessions with people in person. Sometimes its quite odd, even uncomfortable as you have never met, writing music is a very personal process for me. The session for “Some Minds” with Andrew was one of the most natural I’ve done. He is a seasoned pro and it really opened me up to this way of working.

I am pretty hard on myself when it comes to being satisfied with new material, I am always trying to push myself. ‘Some Minds’ is a song, not a track which is what I was trying to achieve with this one.”

Flume had this to say about the video:

“The last four months has been the longest I’ve had at home in Sydney without being on the road touring and, while I love travelling, it’s nice to come home to such a beautiful place like Sydney. It was humbling to be able to make something in a building so iconic. Being inside the Sydney Opera House filming overnight with no one in the building, it was quite eerie, the place has so much character. The director Clemens [Habicht] really nailed what I wanted to achieve in getting a balance between the real and synthetic, he has a great eye… It’s our love letter to Sydney.”

Watch Some Minds below:

Some Minds is out tomorrow on all digital services via Mom + Pop Music.

The track will make its live debut this weekend at Future Classic’s tenth anniversary FCX shows as part of Vivid Live Festival, a highlight in Australia’s cultural calendar. The two shows, which sold out in 30 minutes, are the first ticketed events ever in the Sydney Opera House’s Northern Forecourt and will celebrate the label’s anniversary with performances from Flight Facilities, Seekae, George Maple, Hayden James, Touch Sensitive, Wave Racer and Charles Murdoch with Flume headlining each night.

Flume will be on tour all summer long, with stops at Governors Ball, Bestival, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy, and more. See below for a full itinerary.

Flume’s North American Tour Dates:

06/06 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/06 – 06/07 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest
06/10 – Washington, DC – Echostage
06/11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
06/12 – Toronto, ON – Bestival
06/13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/16 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
06/17 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
06/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Pressroom
06/19 – 06/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Electric Daisy Carnival
06/20 – Denver, CO – Westword Music Showcase
06/23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
06/24 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
06/25 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
08/22 – 08/23 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

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Flume Drops Remix of Sam Smith ‘Lay Me Down’, Announces New US Tour Dates

April 6th 2015

Flume just dropped a fire remix of Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ over on Soundcloud. Stream now, and listen out for it at one of Flume’s upcoming US tour dates, including festival appearances at Sasquatch, Lightning in a Bottle, Governors Ball, Bestival, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy, and more. See below for a full itinerary.

Flume North American tour dates:

05/06 – Stanford, CA – Frost Ampitheater
05/19 – Davis, CA – UC Davis Pavilion
05/21 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
05/21 – 05/24 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05/22 – 05/24 – Bradley, CA – Lightning in a Bottle Festival
05/22 – 05/24 – El Paso, TX – Neon Desert Music Festival
06/06 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/06 – 06/07 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest
06/10 – Washington, DC – Echostage
06/11 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
06/12 – 06/13 – Toronto, ON – Bestival
06/11 – 06/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/17 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
06/18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
06/19 – 06/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Electric Daisy Carnival
06/20 – Denver, CO – Westword Music Showcase
06/23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
06/24 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
06/25 – 06/28 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival

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Flume Shares 2-Part European Tour Diary: Reading Fest, Pukkelpop, More

September 25th 2014

Having already taken us along for the North American portion of his 2014 worldwide tour, Flume has now shared a two-part video series documenting the European leg. Watch now, featuring festival stops at Pukkelpop, Reading, and Rock En Seine, amongst others. There is also a very sweet proud parent cameo in the second video (aka Flume’s other Mom+Pop).

Catch up with the North American tour feature below:

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David Beckham Declares His Love For Flume His Latest US Tour Diary

September 18th 2014

Flume has shared the third installment of his North American tour diary, with this episode seeing Flume hit the West Coast and taking on Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Outside Lands in San Fransico and Club Nokia in Los Angeles. There’s also a **very** exciting David Beckham cameo at the 3:04 mark.

You can catch up with the first installments of Flume’s North American tour diary below. All visuals courtesy of High5Collective.

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Following a KCRW premiere, Flume shares remix of Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife” online

August 11th 2014

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Following an initial premiere on KCRW, and a live premiere at last night’s sold out Club Nokia show in LA, Flume has now shared his 10-minute remix of Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”, a stand-out track from the band’s latest album “Reflektor”. Stream below, and keep your eyes peeled as the remix will be getting a super limited 12″ release in the near future.

Tonight marks the last date of Flume’s mammoth sold out US run, with his (third) sold out Club Nokia date. If you missed out this time around (boo), Flume will be back in January for Holy Ship! Festival, join the wait list to get your tickets.

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Watch the first installment of Flume’s North American tour documentary

August 2nd 2014

Flume is currently in the middle of a mammoth North American tour, one that has so far included three sold out night’s at Terminal 5, two Mad Decent Block Party appearances, and a late night slot at Osheaga, with much more to come.

High5Collective are coming along for the ride, and will be capturing the whole thing for a serialised tour documentary, part one of which is available now! Relive Flume’s three sold out nights at Terminal 5, Pokemon-filled confetti cannons and all.

Flume headlines Concord Music Hall as part of an official Lollapalooza aftershow tonight before hitting The Grove for his official festival set tomorrow, live-streamed by Red Bull for those not in attendance. Tune in here at 7.45pm CST on Sunday.

Remaining Flume dates:

08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall (co-headline with Duke Dumont)
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (supporting Cut Copy and Chromeo)
08/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
08/09 – Palm Springs, CA @ Splash House
08/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

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