Die Heuwels Fantasties launches 2021

Afrikaans Alternative Rock band, Die Heuwels Fantasties just announced the official launch party of their new 15 track album dubbed “2021” on May the 30th. They have very creatively used current circumstances to their advantage and will amplify the launch with an online streaming concert!

It’s not what we are used to, cause lets be honest a real gig, is the real deal, but as far as the stream in concerned, it is seriously stacked with appearances by Francois van Coke, Arno Carstens, Tarryn Lamb and Jack Parow.

“We’re very excited to launch an album with a full-on live, online show for the first time. We’ll be sending our album to you over the ether of the internet with VISUALS, LIGHTING, the full band and it will come to you 100% LIVE in the comfort of your home.” – pierre greeff

What’s amazing, is the fact that your ticket in fact includes “2021” as a full digital album. Die Heuwels Fantasties also released a Lyric video for the single “Naweek” off the album as teaser for this weekend.

We think this is going to be a fun weekend.

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Jeremy Loops releases Mortal Man

New Music Friday took on a whole new persona. A day full of surprises and Jeremy Loops definitely added to the excitement. He released “Mortal Man” under his new licensing deal with Universal Music Group South Africa, as part of a unique global partnership with Decca Records in the United Kingdom and Polydor in Germany.

The new track was accompanied by a beautifully crafted lyric animation.

” What a journey here. From our little rough lakeside sketch of this song when it was just a work in progress to naming a whole tour after it months before it’s come out”

 

The release of Mortal Man was only part of the bomb Loops dropped on Friday. With it came the public announcement that Loops have secretly been working on 2 tracks with Ed Shereen, in his studio on his estate in Essex. It is reported that the two hit it off after one of Ed Shreen’s stadium shows in South Africa and the rest is history.

Mortal Man is available on all streaming platforms.

SA Music Scene is BACK with vengeance

A few months ago I was typing up a post announcing my resignation from SA Music Scene, a few unexpected events occurred from then till now and here I am celebrating while I say… “SA Music Scene is BACK with vengeance!”

South Africa’s blog for building artists and giving them the platform to build themselves, this was the passion project I convinced the founder Jaco Brill to include me in, in July/August 2011. Continue reading SA Music Scene is BACK with vengeance

Jack White releases fist single off ‘Boarding House Reach’

Jack White has officially announced his next solo album. It’s called Boarding House Reach and it will be out via Third Man and Columbia. The LP does not currently have a release date. Along with the announcement, White has shared two new songs from the record: “Connected by Love” and “Respect Commander.”

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Emma van Heyn – Pageant Queen

I met Emma van Heyn a few years ago when she was still a drama student in Stellenbosch and since day one I knew she’d be doing some big things with her brand, but I always wondered if South Africa had a big enough of an audience for this niche sound of hers.

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45 Years Later, Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’ music video releases

The brand new “Tiny Dancer” video premiered at the Cannes Film Festival alongside two other brand new Elton John music videos – an animated visual for “Rocket Man” by Majid Adin and a choreographed dance performance set to “Bennie and the Jets” by Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill. Continue reading 45 Years Later, Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’ music video releases

WATCH: Foo Fighters – Run

Foo Fighters are officially back. Following a mighty performance at last weekend’s BottleRock Festival, they’re back today with their first new single since 2015. The track is titled “Run” and can be streamed in full above via a music video directed by the band’s own Dave Grohl.

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Endless Daze Festival 2017

Endless Daze is a boutique music and arts festival set in a beautiful outdoor safe and secure environment boasting some of but not only the best rock and psych rock in South Africa! Continue reading Endless Daze Festival 2017