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Take a closer look at songs that have a social or political meaning, beyond their face value. Presented by Serge Negus each week on Mornings with Alex Pye, on Sydney's FBi Radio.

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#24: Budget Winners & Losers

May 5th, 2016


Serge breaks down the 2016 budget winners and losers. Broken up by one of Australia's strongest political tunes in the form of The King is Dead by …

#23: Camp Cope - Jet Fuel Cant Melt Steel Beams

April 21st, 2016


Victim blaming, its something experienced a lot by women. Being catcalled or whistled at in the street would make most people uncomfortable, but …

#22: LEFT - No Way

April 14th, 2016


One in every three women will experience domestic violence or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. No Way is anthem for the women of …

#21: M.I.A - Rewear It

April 7th, 2016


M.I.A highlights the need for recycling and the environmental impact of the textiles industry through a H&M inititive called World Recycle Week. But is this just companies greenwashing for a profit?

#20: Anohni - Drone Bomb Me

March 31st, 2016


The drone war waged by America according to many has failed and has been hailed by some as a recruiting tool for ISIS. Anohni's Drone Bomb Me …

#19: Borneo - Eating Animals

March 17th, 2016


Whats the price we pay for eating meat? Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change as well as being an ethical dilemma. …

#18: Remi - Ode To Ignorance

March 3rd, 2016


In Ode To Ignorance Remi tells it really how it is for someone of colour in this country called Australia. In his eyes, no one is to blame more for …

#17: Marcus Whale - My Captain

February 25th, 2016


Captain Moonlight is know as Australia's queer bushranger, whose last request before being hung was to be buried by his best mate and lover. Marcus Whale has used this incredible part of Australian history as …

#16: The Songhoy Blues - Al Hassidi Terei

February 18th, 2016


The Songhoy Blues formed in Mali during a time of severe conflict, where if they were caught playing music, they could have had their hands cut or …

#15: Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker The Berry

February 11th, 2016


Voicing the frustrations of a community that wants and deserves and better than what they are given, The Blacker The Berry is Kendrick Lamar voicing is contempt of institutionalised racism in America.

#14: Pussy Riot - Chaika

February 4th, 2016


After being detained for over two years simply for expressing their political rights, Pussy Riot are back at with a track that brings light the the …

#13: Courtney Barnett - Depreston

January 28th, 2016


Courtney Barnett's Depreston puts in song the reality of housing affordability for Millennial's across Australia.

#12: Roots Manuva - Hard Bastards

January 21st, 2016


Roots Manuva is no stranger to the hard life, growing up in the British underclass he has made a name for himself as one of the countries greatest hip hip artists - Hard Bastards takes aim at the reality of inequality …

#11: LE1F - Taxi

January 14th, 2016


Queer rapper producer LE1F breaks down the reality of racism within the gay community in his track Taxi.

#10: Mathas - Enforce Less

January 7th, 2016


Paternalistic governance is an issue we are getting all to used to here in Australia and Perth MC Mathas is having non of it. Enforce Less is a cleverly constructed breakdown of the laws created to help us, that …

#9: Kendrick Lamar - Alright

December 24th, 2015


Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most political charged albums to come from a chart topping artists in years. Alright is his anthem to the …

#8: L-Fresh The Lion - Survive

December 18th, 2015


Sikh Hip Hop artist and community worker L-Fresh The Lion highlights the need to be proud of your culture in his track Survive, an ode to his fellow …

#7: Anohni - 4 Degrees

December 10th, 2015


Anohni's first single off her highly political album Hopelessness delves into the lack off action taken on what is arguably the most pressing issue …

#6: M.I.A - Borders

December 3rd, 2015


M.I.A is no stranger to politics, and her song borders is nothing short of a machine gun spray of a political point making. Highlighting the the …

#5: Emma Donovan, Tim Rogers and Joelistics - Blackfella White Fella

November 26th, 2015


Emma Donovan teamed up with with Tim Rogers and Joelistics to raise cover two classic Indigenous tracks to raise funds for the SOS Black Australia movement trying to stop the forced removal of Indigenous Australians …

#4: Elizabeth Rose - Division

November 19th, 2015


After feeling frustrated by the inequality experience by her in love friends not being able to get married, Elizabeth Rose penned Division, a song …

#3: The Drones - Taman Shud

November 12th, 2015


Disenchanted by the inability of Australia's left to put any sort of fight against the ever organised attack dogs of the right, The Drones track Taman Shud is a scathing attack on just about everything and everyone in …

#2: Sticky Fingers - Ghost Town

November 5th, 2015


Sydney's nightlife, music, arts and culture has been gripped in a battle with the law for over two years now. The Lockout Law have literally rendered …

#1: Horrorshow - Any Other Name feat. Jimblah, Thelma Plum & Urthboy

October 29th, 2015


Following the Adam Goodes saga, where the Indigenous AFL star and Australian of the year was continually jeered with racists taunts, Horrorshow wrote …

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