Spotify South Africa is here!

We’ve been hearing the rumours and we can finally confirm, they’re true… In mere hours after receiving the Spotify iStore download my life has been changed. The hype is real, it’s not a fad and it may just change the way you consume music for good!

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Last On Alive Debut EP Review

Last One Alive are relatively new to the Cape Town and South African music scene, however this project has been over 2 years in the making, and comprises of a super group of local musicians with a wealth of experience to their name. Even though they are relatively new, they have already won a SAMMA (South African Metal Music Award) for their music video for their single ‘Kiss the Ground‘.

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WIN: Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys Album Launch

Summer’s Not That Simple is the first full-length album from Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys. The album is an intimate conversation/conjuring expressed with a single voice and a sea of guitars. It is a quiet call to the wild; an attempt to keep the soft animal alive.

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Apple Music Is Here…

Apple Music has now launched across iOS devices, it combines streaming, downloads, radio, and social elements all in one place.

Apple Music is a place where music is treated like the art it is, with a sense of respect and discovery. It’s also a place that accommodates and supports musicians, and provides an environment for artists and fans to engage.

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Red Huxley: Cape to California and the launch of ‘Nothing More’

Looks can be deceiving. Standing outside Kill City Blues rehearsal studio in Salt River, balancing a beer between his Vans, Dylan Jones looks as unassuming as any other English kid from the Southern Suburbs. There’s no posturing or preening, no unnecessary sunnies or fake recalcitrance – just a guy and his two best mates basking in the warm glow of success and the Cape Town sun Continue reading Red Huxley: Cape to California and the launch of ‘Nothing More’

Red Hulxey’s Documentary at The Waiting Room

Red Huxley will be launching a 25 min documentary of their trip to America at The Waiting Room on Thursday 24th October. The trip was documented by Motion City Films and released via MK’s YouTube channel. With the help of Dan Nash from the popular blog, bangersandnash.com, their adventure was brought home for everyone to follow. Continue reading Red Hulxey’s Documentary at The Waiting Room

FPK Live DVD Preview and Cape Town launch info!

By Charlie Brown (@Charlie_BrownSA)

 

Fokofpolisiekar have come a long way since back in the day pissing off the “NG Kerk” and Bobby van Jaarsveld’s mom, filling venues; festivals and touring overseas. Logically a Live DVD was the next thing to concur for the guys of FPK.

The band will launch Forgive them for they Suck K*k at this year’s Oppikoppi BewilderBeast. Soon after Oppikoppi,  Capetonians will have the opportunity to see Fokofpolisiekar live and get their hands on the DVD. Continue reading FPK Live DVD Preview and Cape Town launch info!

You Can’t Say Fuck in a Gig Review: PHFat Happiness Machine Album launch

By Kelly van Niekerk

Photography by ItsNot Phair Photography
It was a dark and rainy Friday night in Cape Town. While most sought refuge in their warm houses, die-hard fans flocked in droves to cram themselves into Assembly in order to pay homage to the legends of motherfuckery that are PHfat and the launch of their new album; Happiness Machines. We came up against treacherous roads, rain, wind and road accidents but nothing, not even the promise of a live a capella Justin Bieber tribute, could have stopped us. Continue reading You Can’t Say Fuck in a Gig Review: PHFat Happiness Machine Album launch

Lucy Kruger and Ballistic Blues at Aandklas – Saturday 13 April 2013

Review by Kristi Edwardes

Photography: Nadine Aucamp Photography

 

Arriving at Aandklas in Stellenbosch on a Saturday night feels like going to a flea market; you never know who’s going to be there or what treasures you will find. Aandklas always draws a very eclectic crowd, ranging from men in their sixties to first years at Stellenbosch University, so the locals are already an attraction, but in addition to that there’s generally great music to look forward to. Continue reading Lucy Kruger and Ballistic Blues at Aandklas – Saturday 13 April 2013

Haezer – Troublemaker – video launch ft Oddword (BE)

Written by : Adriaan van Staden

Photograhy by :  Mikhail Adam Motala

The night arrived where the smash hit from Haezer’s Dim Make EP “The wrong kid died”, namely Troublemaker ft Tumi would make it’s debut at none other than Fiction bar in Long Street. The perfect place to crank the bass and let the place feel the sound not  only just hear it. Continue reading Haezer – Troublemaker – video launch ft Oddword (BE)

Chaos: Van Coke Kartel ft Jack Parow

Van Coke Kartel ended 2012 on a high note. Their fourth album, Wie’s Bang, was number 8 on the Simfy Africa top 20 downloads and Times Live listed the album at number 5 on their top 10 Rock albums of 2012. The single Tot Die Son Uitkom was announced number 4 on the annual Tuks FM Songs Of The Year 2012 chart with the Dis ‘n Land single at number 21.

Chaos featuring Jack Parow will be the second last single from Wie’s Bang. After this the band will be releasing exciting new material from May 2013. The Chaos music video was made possible by MK (DSTV channel 324). Continue reading Chaos: Van Coke Kartel ft Jack Parow