Flume celebrates tenth anniversary of debut album with archival demo ‘Slugger 1.4’






Immediately marks precisely 10 years since Flume (aka Harley Streten) launched his eponymous debut album. To have a good time, the EDM trailblazer has shared an archival demo titled ‘Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV]’.

On his determination to have a good time the anniversary together with his ‘Slugger’ demo – which, as the complete title implies, was made in 2014 – Streten mentioned in a press launch: “[I] made this one in Paris [and] at all times cherished this demo nevertheless it by no means fairly made it onto an album. I figured now that it’s 10 years since my first album was launched it might be an excellent time to share. Hope you prefer it.”

Have a hearken to ‘Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV]’ beneath:

‘Flume’ was first launched on November 9, 2012 by way of Future Traditional. It featured the singles ‘On High’ (that includes T.Shirt), ‘Sleepless’ (that includes Jezzabell Doran) and ‘Holdin On’, and in addition sported collaborations with Chet Faker, Moon Vacation and George Maple. A deluxe version adopted a 12 months later, including new tracks, remixes and flips that featured the likes of Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Freddie Gibbs and Isabella Manfredi.

The album was a smash hit, peaking at Quantity One on the ARIA Charts and happening to be licensed 2x Platinum (in addition to Gold in New Zealand). It received Streten the 2013 J Award for Australian Album Of The 12 months, in addition to 4 ARIA Awards (plus a further 4 nominations) and 4 AIR Awards (plus two nominations).

Streten is at the moment gearing up for his first Australian tour since 2019, which is ready to kick off this Friday (November 11) in Perth. The complete tour – which incorporates all three dates of the touring Spilt Milk pageant – will absorb seven headline exhibits throughout Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart, with help coming from Channel Tres, Toro y Moi, MAY-A and Vera Blue.

The tour is available in help of Streten’s third album as Flume, ‘Palaces’, which arrived again in Might. It featured singles ‘Say Nothing’ (that includes MAY-A), ‘Sirens’ (that includes Caroline Polachek), ‘Hole’ (that includes Emma Louise), ’Escape’ (with Quiet Bison and that includes Kučka) and the title monitor (that includes Damon Albarn).

In a four-star evaluate, NME’s Hannah Mylrea wrote that the album sees Streten’s “distinctive sonics imbued with an ethereal twist”, and famous that “this variation in tempo makes for a welcome modification to the Flume sound, which is elevated by his wealthy, newfound sonics”.

Up to now, the album has earned Streten six nominations at this 12 months’s ARIA Awards, and two for the upcoming J Awards. Additionally this 12 months, Streten linked up with Sycco for her single ‘Ripple’.

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