LEO Sayer has assembled an all-star Australian band to protest the federal government’s fracking policy.
Doc Neeson of The Angels is among many local stars who feature on No Fracking Way, a song that musically could be described as Sayer’s first Australian pub-rock anthem.
Fracking is the commonly used term for the controversial process of coal seam gas mining.
Sayer, a former British pop star who is now an Australian citizen living in Sydney, gathered together many members of Australia’s music community to record No Fracking Way.
‘‘This is a song I wrote and recorded this year to support the organisation Lock The Gate, who work in opposition to the practice of coal seam gas mining, or fracking as it has come to be known,’’ Sayer said.
‘‘I don’t know if you have heard about this, but the damage it’s causing to the landscape, environment, wildlife, livestock, flora, and fauna, and indeed humans, is highly evident here in Australia and all around the world.
‘‘So I’ve joined with a bunch of like-minded fellow Aussies here who are determined to stop this.’’
The song features additional vocals from Doc Neeson, Steve Balbi of Noiseworks, Deni Hines, Jeff Duff, Mark Gable of Choirboys, Kevin Borich and Jade Hurley, along with Casey Burgess, Mitch Anderson, Connor Cleary, Alex Gibson, Graham Wilson and Jarmb-Jo Githabul.