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The split album, ‘Deja View’, features 5 songs from each band and will be release on vinyl, CD and digitally through Shoreline Songs.
The idea to release a split album was sparked between lead singers Jon Shaban and Jay Bones at a gig they played together. From a love of vinyl coupled with the fact that both bands were recording new material, an idea was hatched to release a split.
“Split albums have a rich history in punk music as they not only helped independent artists afford the costs of pressing vinyl, but also allowed each band exposure to the other’s fan bases” said Ryan McArthur of The Shabs when asked about the project.
Both bands came up with the name DEJA VIEW together and agreed the name was a great way to encompass a few sentiments that occur throughout the album. In some ways, it represented the process of looking back at past circumstances with different perspectives. These perspectives can place too much importance on past events and lead to an overly sentimental yearning for nostalgia, or it can trivialize past events and create a situation where we don’t learn from our mistakes and are thus doomed to repeat them.
To promote the release of ‘Deja View’ the bands have announced a national tour with 11 dates across Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape, starting in Johannesburg and ending in Cape Town.
March 16th – Railways Café, PTA with support by Satanic Dagga Orgy
March 17th – 1610 Pub, Edenvale with support by The Slashdogs
March 18th – Hell’s Kitchen, Melville
March 20th – Sundowners, Alberton with support by Slippery When Wet and Penny Vagrant
March 21st – House Show, JHB
March 23rd – Rustique Hotel, Middelburg
March 24th – Mieliepop Festival, Ermelo
April 5th – Bohemia, Stellenbosch
April 6th – Aces and Spades, Cape Town
April 7th – Camel Rock, Scarborough
April 8th – Striped Horse, Muizenberg