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This Is Not Fine – new single out NOW

Fresh off the release of “#1 Solace Lane”, Perth Hip Hop group Selekt Few are back with a spicy new single for the times.

“This Is Not Fine” is a smooth but seething piece of political commentary and a sombre reflection on the world we are all experiencing as Australian’s in 2020.

Purchase now: selektfew.bandcamp.com/track/this-is-not-fine

While undertones of anger are ever present, the lyrics of this song provide a clarion call for empathy, maturity and understanding in our society – rightly pointing out that this is not the time for the kind of “emotional stage fright” too often shown by political leaders.

With clear intent listeners are encouraged to process the raw emotion associated with witnessing the loss of homes, of human life, and the lives of billions of animals during the 2019-20 bushfire season, and to feel empathy for people locked-in as a result of COVID-19.

With sombre tones and a heavy heaping of defiance, Selekt Few take aim at the Prime Minister and his Government; outlining a series of missteps and calling into question the ‘family values man’ image espoused by the PM.

From the Murray-Darling River fiasco, to ignoring firefighters requests for funding, to the PMs’ decision to holiday in Hawaii during our nation’s biggest bushfire crisis, to drinking at the footie during the second wave outbreak of COVID-19 – there’s a lot of ground to cover.

Instrumental by Rob Shaker, recording by Ruxton & Shareef, mixed by Ruxton, Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering.

Out now via Hearing Things

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THIS IS NOT FINE – an open letter to the PM

I write this letter in earnest, despite what the lyrics of our song may suggest.

Over the past six months we have had the chance to see the very best of you as our PM.

In the moment you decided to work together with State Premiers on co-ordinated lockdowns and began to convene National Cabinet day in day out.

When your Government worked closely with Unions to bring in a Jobs Guarantee, saving millions of jobs in the process.

In the decisions to immediately double Newstart payments, lifting tens of thousands of Australians out of poverty and preventing hundreds of thousands more entering it – albeit temporarily.

At these times you were at your very best.

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Selekt Few @ Perth Festival – Rights & Responsibilities + Chevwrong

Yesterday we performed at Perth Festival in support of two artists we love – Kate Tempest & Omar Musa – on a stage sponsored by fossil fuel giant Chevron. Rather than say no to the opportunity, we thought we would use the platform to speak a few truth’s about why Chevron is the wrong company to sponsor our premier arts festival. 

Watch the video and catch our live performance of Rights & Responsibilities, before listening to Shareef drop a few truth bombs on Chevron.

Text of the full speech:

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