Wandile Mbambeni

Wandile Mbambeni has matured with a new EP

Wandile Mbambeni and his showstopping voice waves on the local singer-songwriter scene when he debuted, and only expanded and matured from there. His new EP, Maturation, is evidence of this. We asked him a few questions about the music and the journey…

Floris Groenewald

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

Go Barefoot Hails on nobody’s parade

Go Barefoot released a music video for their song Hail, and the collaborative project, featuring three groups of dancers in a parallel narrative to that of the song. The exciting song, beautiful choreography and floating camerawork all come together in a tight package that celebrates the chaos of youth, and I couldn’t resist asking Saul Nossel, the group’s drummer, a few questions about it all…

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 Fragments

Bands in Bars: Meet The Fragments – Creative dreamers with practical minds

Like Harry met Sally, Luke meeting Hans, or Jay meeting Silent Bob, Henriel and Marius was meant to meet on that party bus, years ago, travelling to the dusty hills of OppiKoppi. Both having a deep passion for music, it was only a matter of time before this duo started hitting the stages of our local bars, clubs, and cafés. Catching them between performances and everyday activities, I got a chance to know The Fragments.

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.

PurpleCry

The colour-filled melodies of PurpleCry

Like pancakes and butter, and ocean views with an ice cold beer, some things in life find perfect harmony with each other, while simultaneously making each other better. This is on course for the alternative rock duo group, PurpleCry.

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.

Lush Festival 2017: A Photo Review

All images by Marnus Strydom and Henk Labuschagne.

All images by Marnus Strydom and Henk Labuschagne.

Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven.

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.