So, Flume dominated the ARIA awards last night, going home with a swag full of ARIAs including ‘Best Pop Release’, ‘Best Dance Release’ and the big one ‘Album Of The Year’.
Upon accepting ‘Best Dance Release’, Harley Stretten (as his mum calls him) let out an impassioned cry for the Keep Sydney Open movement and it was one of the best moments of the night.
“I want to say a big thank you to the venues, especially the small venues and the small parties that are doing what they’re doing, because that’s where music evolves, that’s where all the exciting stuff happens, and that’s what’s getting shut down right now,” Flume said.
“To our policy makers and our politicians, please keep Sydney open so that the young artists, so that the next generations of musicians, can have the same opportunities that I had.”
Don’t think Flume will be on Mike Baird’s Christmas card list this year #ARIAS
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) November 23, 2016
The inaugural Flume appreciation party wasn’t for everybody, though. Some viewers weren’t keen on the young beat wizard, while others had no bloody clue who he was.
— ⚡?️?Erica?️?⚡ (@hugrainbowtroye) November 23, 2016
Every year I’m reminded of how much of a frickin nerd Flume is.
— mindynarra (@mindynarra) November 23, 2016
Flume wins the best pop release. After several years, who is Flume? It sounds like an ice cream brand.
— Jeremy (@jez99) November 23, 2016
Kyle: what’s a Flume? We’re not playing that art on my show #ARIAs
— Kris Read (@DesignedToFade) November 23, 2016
No I will not give it up for Flume… #ARIAS
— Ciaran Wilcox (@wilcoxinterlude) November 23, 2016
Haters gon’ hate, right? Don’t stress too hard for young Harley though. He clearly has some admirers.
people acting like flume isn’t a musician and that they could easily “press buttons” themselves clearly don’t got a clue about anything
— amy ✨ (@aryagendry) November 23, 2016
everyone leave flume alone
— ella (@flumevinyl) November 23, 2016