An album so highly anticipated that it’s received R1’082’780 crowdfunding and not just their dream goal of R500’000.00 to create, record, produce and release their brand new album. The feedback of this crowdfunding campaign built a bit of a love-hate relationship towards the album in the South African music industry, but today the fruits of this campaign will be available for picking to fans and critics who pledged…
The official release date for their first full-length album in 11 years, Selfmedikasie (Self-Medication), is set for Tuesday, 3rd October 2017. The digital pre-sales of this album will go live on Tuesday, 12th September, but Fokofpolisiekar’s most enthusiastic supporters will receive their copy of the album TODAY!
“The entry level #fokofcrowdfunding pledge was a digital download of the album at R80 with the added benefit of getting that download a month before the official release. It did however not feel right to not seed the album to the backers that pledged for a vinyl, CD or even awards like an acoustic show. In reality they would only get their copies a few weeks after the digital download seeding and that would suck. We want everyone that backed the making of this album to enjoy Selfmedikasie at the same time regardless if they spend R80 or R10 000” – Wynand Myburgh
What we heard from close friends of the band that a lot of pressure was felt when they raised the mind-blowing amount of over R1’000’000, clearly there’s a massive demand for true South African rock, that only Fokofpolisiekar could create and from which all the descendants or spin-offs of the brand grew. The band is proud of their brand new product, now it’s time to see if the fans will be.
“We also ended up writing and recording an additional 3 tracks. People backed a 10-track album, but we felt so inspired by the support during the crowdfunding campaign that we ended up writing three more songs and had the budget to record them. So the backers will be getting a 13-track album!’’ – Francois Van Coke
CD Track List:
Dis in my bloed, baby
Parkiebank, herfs 2017
Ek glo in die son
Selfoontoring van Babel
Ek is cool (ons is fukt-up)
Wat is hierdie liedjie se naam?
Belowe jou, belowe my
Lied van die slang
From us at SA Music Scene, well, the proof is going to have to be in the pudding… Now give us some fucking Fokofpolisiekar!