Basson Laubscher - Testify

Basson Laubscher and the Violent Free Peace – Testifying to All

Basson Laubscher and the Violent Free Peace has given a new lick of paint to dirty rock ‘n roll and brought sexy back with their new album Testify. By using darkly ornate, literary-minded, self-consciously verbose blues rock ‘n roll they have exceeded expectations with this bad boy.

Acts like summer and walks like rain. A firm believer that human adolescence doesn’t end until your early thirties, a devoted reader, professional procrastinator, potential alcoholic behavior, evil thinker, explorer and passionate smurf…

A taste of Lush with a side of tequila

Weekends buzz by like that first cold beer you drink far, far, too quickly. A few gulps down the gullet. Leaving you invigorated, rejuvenated, restored, renewed even. Eventually you reach over for another mouthful. Lifting the glass and noting the unsatisfyingly light weight of an empty drink. This is how I felt about this long weekend — especially my time at Lush festival.

TheFlowChats12 Garth Barnes

The Flow Chats 012: Garth Barnes

Garth Barnes fronts CrashCarBurn, but he started playing music straight out of high school in a band called Tweak, and tried starting over in London. CrashCarBurn is releasing a new album today, but we chatted about it all.

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Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

The Kiffness. Picture by Tyler Walker

“Live” electronic music at Parks – a chat with The Kiffness

Meme-master musician The Kiffness is playing at this Sunday’s Park Acoustics Electric, hoping to find the perfect booking balance between band stages and DJ lineups. We asked him about memes (obviously), influences, collaborations, and appearing at the potentially inaugural “electric” edition of Park Acoustics…

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Bottomless Coffee Band - Anthelia

Anthelia: Bottomless Coffee Band’s stronger folk-pop return

With their sophomore album, Anthelia, Bottomless Coffee Band expands on what they’ve done before; but they’re also more sharply focused. The Cape Town-based husband-and-wife duo defines the album title, Anthelia, as “the ability to see beauty in everything and everyone around us,” and the title track builds on that idea, with lines like “through all the weakness, you seem to see something good in me,” sung in strong male-female harmonies.

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Mieliepop 2018

Muddy or Magnificent – Mieliepop 2018

It’s your third year in a row going to Mieliepop, so you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. What to pack, where the good camping spots are, what time of day to go for a booze cruise, et cetera. But then, just a day or two before the festival, some horrible weather predictions start rolling in…

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

The Amblers - The Dustling Man EP cover

The Amblers with their unforgettable EP release – The Dustling Man

The Amblers may be a newly revamped band, but their competent blues-rock sound easily confrim them as the local duo that’s got us most excited at the moment. They just dropped a debut EP, The Dustling Man

Acts like summer and walks like rain. A firm believer that human adolescence doesn’t end until your early thirties, a devoted reader, professional procrastinator, potential alcoholic behavior, evil thinker, explorer and passionate smurf…

Piet Botha - Die Middernagtrein

Piet Botha’s Die Middernagtrein pulls in

I won’t lie, I approached this review with some trepidation, as I don’t think I’m the target demographic for this album, being an English chick who primarily listens to rock and metal. However, Piet Botha has released a very listenable album in Die Middernagtrein. There are one or two songs that miss the mark for me, but music is quite a personal thing so please feel free to disagree with me.

Lenore Germeshuys

Pls don’t use my real name.
Ah fuck it, use my real name