Sunset Sweatshop - Move it at Splashy Fen

Sunset Sweatshop – Move It at Splashy Fen

Sunset Sweatshop is an exciting new funk/folk/reggae feel-good band from Cape Town. Their first single, Move It, is grabbing attention on radio, and they’ll be playing at Splashy Fen for the first time this coming weekend. We got the opportunity to ask acoustic guitarist and lead vocalist Ian Heyns about the band, sunsets, Splashy Fen, and being compared to local legends from a few decades ago.

Floris Groenewald

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

Satanic Dagga Orgy - The Prawn Awakens

May the Prawn be with You: Satanic Dagga Orgy’s The Prawn Awakens

Some bands are talented and make good music, while others have to resort to silly gimmicks in order to get attention. In which category would you guess Satanic Dagga Orgy, the “Acousticore Polk Funk” band from Joburg who loves playing shows in speedos, belong? Their new EP, The Prawn Awakens, prompted an investigation…

Floris Groenewald

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

Koos Kombuis Lush

Van die kombuisvloer na die verhoog – Koos Kombuis gaan Lush Festival toe

Suid Afrika is ‘n kulturele land, daar’s geen twyfel daarin in nie. Ons hardloop op diversiteit. En vir al ons verskille het ons almal een ding in gemeen; ons hou van partytjie. Die beste bewys hiervan is die menigde kuns – en musiekfeeste in ons land wat vir ons beskikbaar is.

Laas jaar is die nuweling Lush Festival op die been gebring, en het hy sy voete tussen die ou menere gevind. Dié jaar dans hy saam.

Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven.

Matthew Mole - LUSH

Matthew Mole: Lushing and Running with the Golden Boy of SA Indie Pop

Matthew Mole is South Africa’s golden boy of Indie Pop. He’s friendly, unpretentious and modest, and he’s playing at Lush Festival this Easter Weekend. We asked him a few questions about his life, his career, and his upcoming festival appearance.

Floris Groenewald

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

Valiant Swart - Lush 2017

Valiant Swart – Dié troebadoer is op pad Lush toe!

Alhoewel hy homself nie noodwendig as ’n ikoon of legende sien nie, is Valiant Swart vir seker ’n Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar wat respek afdwing. Hy is al etlike jare ’n prominente naam in die bedryf en wen nuwe aanhangers oor met sy strelende stem en goeie lirieke. “Dis strelend vir die ego om ’n legend of ikoon genoem te word,” sê Valiant. “Maar ’n mens moet dit nie kop toe vat nie. Eintlik is jy maar net nog ’n ou met ’n klomp liedjies en ’n kitaar wat ’n bestaan probeer maak.”

Dee Theart

Dee is a Jack of many trades and perhaps a master of some: writing, MC’ing, presenting, acting and the occasional afternoon nap.

Music News Highlights: Michael Lowman PopRadio

Music News Highlights: 3 April 2017

HAVE WE GOT NEWS FOR YOU! Yes we do. A new batch of music news highlights from the last week! With news from Somi, Monark, Wolf Dagger, Michael Lowman, Loui Lvndn, Michael Franti & Spearhead, MTN Bushfire, Fokofpolisiekar, and The Flow itself!

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

The Republic of Mieliepop 2017

Passport to the Republic of Mieliepop 2017: Renewed

It’s not every event where you go from watching Shortstraw, to Boargazm, to PHFAT, to Mr Green in the Rave Cave. Hell, most events don’t even have a Rave Cave. Or a nice dam surrounded by grassy hills. Or a boutique festival vibe, with minimal crowds and queues, fancy food stalls, warm showers, and more than enough camping space. That’s why The Republic of Mieliepop is something special.

Floris Groenewald

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

Brett Newski

DIY and Punk AF: the return of Brett Newski

The prodigal son of underdog indie rock returns to the shores, high velds and low velds of South Africa during March and April. Brett Newski is already here, out and about the streets to search for his long lost love, the bunny chow, and visit his much loved friends he met five years ago when he first toured through SA.

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.

Adventure man - Dog Daze - Music news

Music News Highlights: 27 March 2017

We didn’t have any music news last week because of the faux long weekend and public holidays and everything, so here’s a collection of DOUBLE MUSIC NEWS! Featuring Tima Reece, Easy Freak, Depeche Mode, Zara Larsson, Len Muller, Apple Gule, Adventure Man, and Josh Kempen!

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