With the Sydney lockout laws still wreaking havoc on the local music industry and nightlife, one group not taking things lying down is Sydney punk trio Final Gambit with their latest tune 'You Sold Our City'.
Fresh off their debut single 'She Doesn't Care' earlier this year and brimming with frustrations aimed squarely at the current state of affairs, Final Gambit have come out swinging with their latest release. And with the accompanying new video for 'You Sold Our City' traversing a lifeless Sydney by night, the end result is a sadly honest display of the decaying cultural identity of the harbour city, upheld by razored riffs and pumping beats.
Of the track, vocalist and guitarist Nick Burgmann explains: "You Sold Our City was a song I wrote to vent my frustrations with the Government of NSW. Their well-documented curfew for profit has irreparably damaged Sydney’s now struggling nightlife. All done to feed the excluded casino foot traffic and secure prime real estate in Kings Cross. It otherwise never would have happened. The power of a noise complaint and the blatant fire sale of Sydney’s culture have me angry and frustrated. But like anything you can complain online or actually do something about it, so I chose to join the conversation.”
Despite the bleak subject matter, Final Gambit have hit a sweet spot with their woozy punk, and 'You Sold Our City' is the perfect mix of belligerence and catchy hooks. More info below, plus the group will be bringing the noise at a single launch this Friday 30th November at The Petersham Bowling Club.
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BY TIANA SPETER