Padlock & Chain
The Lurkers play subversive homespun bluegrass. With double bass, banjo, guitar and three-part harmonies, it's acoustic hillbilly punk about environmental evangelism, pirateering and DIY armageddon. The punk bluegrass ratbags met at a friend's backyard climate festival and played their first shows at The Sly Fox, Enmore. They released their first album in '09 before gigging in Germany and protesting outside the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. They've been playing to packed houses across the south-east of this country from music festivals to the back of a semi-trailer in protesting at Hazelwood coal fired power station, VIC. They now spend much of their time travelling the country in a biodiesel-powered yellow van, playing at festivals, parties and protests. Based in Sydney's inner west, The Lurkers are bringing songs of rebellion to a new generation.