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Music News Highlights: 13 March 2017

BANG BANG! It’s the Music News gun! This week: New albums announced by Erasure, Alt-J, Goldie, and JHB locals Adventure Man. Plus videos by Adventure Man, Michael Lowman, and Goldie. PLUS songs by Kahn Morbee and Karen Zoid, and Loui Lvndn featuring Emamkay. So much music you might get a music-headache.

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TheFlow.co.za is an entertainment blog run from Gauteng, South Africa.
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Josh Kempen puts on The Morning Show: A revealing rock ‘n roll record

Josh Kempen sped onto my radar pretty quickly. In the last year or two, I saw him play a solo show, heard he released an EP, saw his name on all sorts of festival line-ups around the country, saw him again and again with a three-piece band, got wind that he’s signed with Warner Music, and now he’s released a debut album, The Morning Show: an intimate blend of electric guitar folk and 50’s rock ‘n roll.

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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.
Stoker

Stoked about Stoker

Good old fashioned rock and roll

Stoker released their self-titled album recently, and it’s a good one. This Cape Town band wastes no time in making their intentions clear, as the album opens with a driving riff and catchy chorus. With sounds reminiscent of garage rock bands like the The Strokes (I think the similar names are coincidental), Franz Ferdinand, and Arctic Monkeys, the album establishes a tempo and tone within the first handful of tracks that doesn’t let up.

But, then again, I didn’t want it to, not for one second. Continue reading “Stoked about Stoker”

Nardus Groenewald
Nardus Groenewald is a geek for music, computer games, tech, gadgets, and those chocolate eggs with jelly in them that Woolies sells at the tills. In his spare time he grows a decent beard and holds down a full time job.
Francois van Coke - Hierdie is die lewe

Hierdie is die Lewe, meen Francois van Coke oor ouer raak

Francois Van Coke se nuwe album, Hierdie is Die Lewe, is intiem maar openbarend. Dis in-your-face, maar staan ook terug sodat jy die groter prentjie kan sien. Dit laat jou wonder of Van Coke dalk sy Converse ingeruil het vir pa tekkies, maar andersins, om dit in een woord op te som: passievol.

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Jeanne Lloyd
Jeanne hates to refer to herself in third person. Because before you know it, she gets lordly and demand you tell her fantastic stories fit for the delicate ears of kings and queens only.
Radio Kalahari Orkes - Mamba

Radio Kalahari Orkes se Ian Roberts gesels oor Mamba!

Ian Roberts, verteenwoordiger en leier van Radio Kalahari Orkes, is ‘n soort enigma. Buite die orkes ken mens hom as akteur en draaiboekskrywer, maar dalk hoofsaaklik as “Boet” – een van die karakters van ‘n populêre reeks Castrol televisieadvertensies. Op die vooraand van die bekendstelling van Radio Kalahari Orkes se nuutste album, Mamba!, het ek die geleentheid aangegryp om met Roberts te praat, en hopelik die mens agter die orkes te leer ken. Continue reading “Radio Kalahari Orkes se Ian Roberts gesels oor Mamba!”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
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Music News Highlights: 27 February 2017

Music news! Music news! Read all about it! Especially since we’ve got a wide variety this week: Everything from Die Heuwels fantasties releasing on vinyl, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s new festival date, newbie Deemo, collaborations from Laco & Lara Gear, Michael Lowman & Khuli Chana, and Muzi, Yanga Madlala & Tiro, new albums by Josh Kempen & Michael Lowman, and even The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay! Continue reading “Music News Highlights: 27 February 2017”

TheFlow.co.za is an entertainment blog run from Gauteng, South Africa.
PHFAT

PHFAT speaks about Mieliepop, splitting up, and meeting a new girlfriend’s parents.

PHFAT has always been a relatively hard-to-describe group. Bassy beat-driven electro hip-hop, I think. Though their Facebook page simply says “RAP MUSIC” – in all caps like that.  Then last year the duo split, with Narch Beats carrying on as an independent producer while Smooth Mike carries on as PHFAT. It’s pretty well established that they/he/it is from Cape Town, at least. And that they’ll be performing at The Republic of Mieliepop this year. Continue reading “PHFAT speaks about Mieliepop, splitting up, and meeting a new girlfriend’s parents.”

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

Music News Highlights: 20 February 2017

In Music News this week, Shortstraw is going to Europe, MTN Bushfire announced the first few artists on their lineup, Future released Future, Radio Kalahari Orkes, Taxi Violence and Academie released music videos, DJ Khaled released Shining (feat, Beyoncé & Jay Z), and Jack Parow and Francois van Coke will headline Large on the Lawn this coming Sunday. Continue reading “Music News Highlights: 20 February 2017”

TheFlow.co.za is an entertainment blog run from Gauteng, South Africa.
Hellcats Mieliepop 2017

Hellcats ISN’T an all-female Swedish metal band, right? Find out at Mieliepop 2017

Hellcats is a local rock ‘n roll band that exudes energy and contagious enthusiasm. They’re shows are great to watch, their music is great to listen to, and their members are fun to talk to. Before they release their next EP and head out to play a set at The Republic of Mieliepop, I managed to fit in a chat.
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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.