Synergy Live 2012

Synergy Live 2012 kicks into gear with the hottest line up of local bands, an awesome new venue and mind blowing activities you do not want too much out on. Cape Town summer has officially arrived! From Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December expect to be blown away!

As always Synergy Live 2012 delivers with head banging bands like The Prodigy, Nomadic Orchestra, The Future Primitives, Peachy Keen, Desmond and the Tutus, Beast and The Narrow, Fuzigish to name a few, it’s a festival not to miss out on! Continue reading Synergy Live 2012

Album review: ‘Black Water’ by Gerald Clark

Written by Kristin Mento (@kris513creative)

Gerald Clark is a true South African music industry veteran. With just over a decade of experience in the industry, even those who have never heard his music should recognise the name.

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Juke Royal “Smile at Danger” launch with Matthew Mole and Al Bairre at Zula Bar

By Kaylene Overall

As I stood at the bar on Saturday evening, I couldn’t help but stare at the overhead screen just behind the stage. Clips of black and white horror films were being played on repeat, complimented by the cardboard cut-out teeth that decorated the room. Continue reading Juke Royal “Smile at Danger” launch with Matthew Mole and Al Bairre at Zula Bar

Tailor – The New “It” Girl

Written by Dee Theart (@deetheart)
Photography by The Famous Frouws

Once in a blue moon a new local music star arises and you simply know that the whole world will take note very quickly. Tailor (born Melanie le Roux) is such a local artist. Why? Because you aren’t able to pinpoint one international artist she sounds like or tries to imitate. Yes, you can identify elements in her voice and persona that reminds you of international female vocalists. Her strong independence is reminiscent of Florence Welch, while her voice contains elements of Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Sinead O’Connor. The fact that Tailor cannot be categorised and boxed in makes her the most exciting thing to hit the SA music scene this year. Her debut album, “The Dark Horse” is epitomic of the direction quality local music is heading towards – utter unique brilliance.

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Lucy Kruger debut album review: ‘Cut Those Strings’

Lucy Kruger debut album review: ‘Cut Those Strings’
Written by Kristin Mento (@kris513creative)

It’s a beautiful, sunny spring day in Cape Town and I’m sitting in a trendy, bustling café along Rondebosch Main in Cape Town. From UCT students to white-collar workers, this place is beloved by many. Coincidentally, I have it on good authority that it also happens to be one of Lucy Kruger’s favourite hang-outs . With an atmosphere of creativity and vibrance that can barely be contained, it’s no surprise that this young and dynamic yet humble and hard-working up-and-coming musician would feel right at home here.

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