Prime Circle - If you don't you never will

If You Don’t (read this review), You Never Will (know if Prime Circle’s new album is good)

I’ve always been a “mainstream fan” of Prime Circle – I know and still like some of their older, popular singles such as Hello Hello, Live This Life, She Always Gets What She Wants, Breathing; I saw them live once or twice, but I never actually owned an album.

They dropped off my radar over the last few years, though, being forced to listen to other music in the office. So when their seventh studio album landed on my figurative desk, I was excited to give it a listen.

Alida Viljoen

Alida is a publisher and outspoken quiz night contender; a sandals-and-skirts kind of woman who is fascinated with clouds and stars, scared of heights and darkness, and charmed by books and giant trees.

Foxtrot band

Q&A: Foxtrot on looping, popping and dancing at Park Acoustics

Foxtrot is a relatively new band from Pretoria, who play a hard-to-define kind of “Foxpop” music (“with a scent of jazz, African grooves and theatrical inspiration”). The group consists of Siobhan Lloyd-Jones on violin & vocals, Ronald Davey on cello, trumpet, and vocals, Mart-Marie Snyman on keys, and James Robb on drums and percussion. They’re playing the next Park Acoustics on 4 February, so we asked them a couple of questions to alleviate our anticipation…

Floris Groenewald

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

Adventure Man - Gad Shuffled His Feet - Crash Test Dummies

Gad from Adventure Man names three of Crash Test Dummies’ albums!

Gad de Combes is Adventure Man’s founder/frontman, and also a big fan of Crash Test Dummies. So much that he campaigned for his band to get an opening slot on the Canadian group’s upcoming Pretoria show. But where does this all come from? What exactly is his relationship to the band? And can he even name three of their albums?

Floris Groenewald

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

Brad Roberts - The Crash Test Dummies

Crash Test Dummies on philosphy, songwriting, and coming to South Africa

Crash Test Dummies get back together now and then when the occasion arises,” says Brad Roberts, the Canadian band’s frontman/lead singer. “I wouldn’t say it aided the band, so much as it has been a natural consequence of getting older: priorities change.”

But luckily, the stars align every now and then and they get to play in South Africa. Like this February, when they’re coming down for two shows: in Cape Town on the 17th, and Pretoria on the 18th. They haven’t released a new album in a while (their last single, I’ll Be Peaceful Then, came out in 2016), and it doesn’t look like that’s gonna change soon.

Floris Groenewald

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

Sir Thomas Brewing Co - Hermanus Craft Beer Festival 8

Beer & Bottomless bands: Sir Thomas Brewing Co coming to Hermanus Craft Beer Festival

The upcoming Hermanus Craft Beer Festival is a celebration of beer and music, and Sir Thomas Brewing Co is one of the breweries that’ll be attending. We asked them a few questions about beer, beer drinking, and bottomless bands to accompany the experience… 

Floris Groenewald

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

Sons of Settlers - Hermanus Craft Beer Festival

Hermanus, Craft Beer, and Sons of Settlers

The Hermanus Craft Beer Festival is returning on 22 December to mix beer and music, and Sons of Settlers is one of the bands on this year’s line-up. They describe their sound as “high-energy melodic folk, and will be appearing at the Hermanus Craft Beer Festival. We spoke to one half of the duo, Le-Roi Nel, about the band, the beer fest, and Berlin.

Floris Groenewald

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

Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekends

Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekends coming to Stellenbosch

Dan Patlansky is not only a world-renowned blues guitarist; he’s also passionate about sharing knowledge, and getting together with guitar players to escape, play, and learn. Dan Patlansky Guitar Weekends have now become a regular event, and there’s another one coming this weekend.

Floris Groenewald

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