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First Deezer Live Sessions Released In SA

Southern Wild become first SA band to film a Deezer Live Session.

11 Oct 2017 / / written by TATC Staff

Deezer has today announced that Southern Wild has been chosen as the first South African band to be filmed for its Deezer Live Sessions.

Earlier in 2017, Southern Wild was selected to participate as one of four South African artists in Deezer Next, a global initiative designed to discover and promote new talent from South Africa and beyond. The band’s debut album “Lead Role in a Classic Horror” was released exclusively on Deezer and, in the short time since release, has reached over 300 000 streams on Deezer in countries such as Germany, Brazil, France and South Africa.

A 3-track live EP is being released along with the first video “Darkness at My Heels” which will be available exclusively on Deezer and which is the first “Deezer Live Session EP” to be released in South Africa. Featured tracks on the EP include “Darkness at My Heels”, “In A Classic Horror” and “Time Eraser”. Stream the EP here on Deezer.

Southern Wild is a four-piece soulful rock band and consists of David van Vuuren (vocals, guitar), MJ Breytenbach (guitar), Alex Smillie (bass) and Dylan Hunt (drums).

Deezer Live sessions offer fans the opportunity to see a rare acoustic performance by bands, including Southern Wild which is known for its energetic performances. The Deezer Live Sessions will present new arrangements never before seen or heard and so,  for this reason, the band was filmed in a small, intimate location with a unique setup.

All three videos were shot at The House of Machines in Cape Town and directed by renowned SA filmmaker Riordan Allen, the brainchild behind Bob Loves Dylanand form part of a series of one-shot takeaway shows that feature emerging local and international artists.

Watch the video for “Darkness at My Heels” below.

Producer: Jess Schipper

Director: Rio Allen

Editor and colourist: Carol Groenewald

DOP: Ross Hillier

Camera Operators: George Kirkinis, Nick Burton-Moore, Rory Allen & Keenan Ferguson

Recording engineers: Alec Mackay, Neil Leachman

Mixing and Mastering: Neil Leachman

Production Company: The Video Cartel