The Graeme Watkins Project released their first new single in years: Love in Abundance, with a beautiful accompanying video. Though their Facebook page describes the band as an “Electro Indie Rock” group, the new song doesn’t sound very electro, but it still contains elements that’ll thrill dance floors. Continue reading “The Graeme Watkins Project puts the “dance” in Love In Abundance”
Acoustic Element is a dynamic and exciting acoustic pop duo from Cape Town – and cousins to boot. They don’t have degrees in music, but they sound like they might. Their music seems like unplugged versions of EDM – infectious, energetic, and lively. We asked one of the cousins, Callen Petersen, a few questions about the band and their latest release – For The Day (feat. Four). Continue reading “Q&A: Acoustic Element releases For The Day (feat. Four)”
ISO is back. After a break of several months, and a new drummer having joined the team, the band formerly known as Isochronous recently recorded a new album titled Polydimension, due to be released later in 2016.
In March and April this year, the band visited Open Room Studios in Johannesburg and Sleeproom Studios in Pretoria for the recording sessions.
Each member captured their moments recording the new album in the form of a studio diary:
Het jy al Ingrid Jonker se gedigte gelees en gewens jou gunsteling alternatiewe band wil dit toonset? Het jy al na Chris Chameleon se bekende Ingrid Jonker-albums geluister en gewonder hoekom meer mense dit nie doen nie? Dan is dit hoogtyd vir Die kind is nog jonger – ‘n dubbel CD met 36 verwerkings van Ingrid Jonker gedigte, deur onder andere Inge Beckmann, Kalahari Surfers, Somerfaan, Jim Neversink, Francois Breytenbach Blom, Mavis Vermaak en Victor Wolf (destyds Riku Lätti). Continue reading “Die kind is nog jonger: 36 liefdesbriewe aan Ingrid Jonker”
Mark Counihan just released a lyric video for the single Call To Live, and it looks like this:
I remember the launch of Thieve‘s first single. I remember the feeling of something distinct and different coming from Cape Town, just when the Bellville music scene’s exports seemed to dry up. And now, after a long silence, they’ve announced their sophomore album, and launched the first single: Wild Western Cape. Continue reading “Thieve is back! Here’s their new single, Wild Western Cape”
This past weekend was the Super Bowl. I know that it’s a sports thing in America that gets about a third of the country in front of their TVs at the same time. But that’s basically the full extent of my knowledge. The only other thing I know is that Americans (specifically Hollywood) love using the opportunity to release a ton of new TV adverts. Which means new peeks at upcoming movies. Here’s the selection: Continue reading “Super bowl 2016 movie adverts”
A new band launches. The number one question on everyone’s lips: What do they sound like? Well, apart from their first gig at Arcade Empire’s Halloween party last year, the Pretoria-based Art Snakes have finally released the first taste – their debut single, “Yes, I can hear you Clem Fandango”. We spoke to them about the band and the song, and you can read all about it here while listening to the song. Continue reading “Art Snakes releases their first single: “Yes, I can hear you Clem Fandango””
This Sunday it’s time for the first Park Acoustics of 2016! The lineup: 10:00 – Gates open 11:00 – Maddy Behrens [ooh an interview!] 12:00 – Mind Pool [Wow – here’s an interview!] 13:00 – Josh Kempen [Read this interview … Continue reading This weekend: Park Acoustics January 2016
Jack Parow is back with a European collaboration EP – From Parow with Love. The story goes that, during Parow’s last tours to Europe, he met some artists from the other side of the pond, and decided to collaborate.
In typical hip-hop style, Die Ou Met Die Lang Swart Hoed has always been a fan of collaborations, but this is his most collab-heavy release yet – reaching “from Cape Town all the way to the Netherlands”. Continue reading “Jack Parow is launching his new EP: From Parow with Love”