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Review

Jon Shaban: Speak Your Mind

10 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

You may know him as the man who spearheads rasping alternative folk duo The Shabs – but Jon Shaban has just dropped an extensive solo album, “Speak Your Mind” featuring a wealth of artists across the spectrum including …

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I Believe In Giants: Sink or Swim

9 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

I Believe in Giants’ debut EP, “Sink or Swim”, oozes nostalgia-soaked punk rock riffs and is a classic example of the Americana rock movement which suffused the early 2000s.

Displaying clear Sum 41 and Offspring influences, Jéan Lombard (vocals), Hein Kruger (bass), …

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Wandile Mbambeni: Kwakumnandi

4 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

Off the back of three EPs and a move to Joburg, Wandile Mbambeni has just dropped his debut full length album. The Eastern Cape born acoustic-soul musician pin points a subtle line between radio-esque soul melodies and ingrained African …

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Bryce Kendall: Keeper Of Keys

28 Jun 2018 / Opinion, Review

Classic acoustic folk nuances meet the unpredictable lyricism and vocal tendencies of alternative rock in Bryce Kendall’s latest EP, “Keeper Of Keys”. The Cape Town-hailing multi-instrumentalist and singer finds unexpected footing in a expertly orchestrated genre blend one can …

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Review

Taking Autumn: Our Lives

26 Jun 2018 / Opinion, Review

Quietly navigating the Gauteng indie rock scene since 2012, Taking Autumn finds their feet in the over-saturated genre with a fresh, folk-driven tangent. Comprising of Tian Joubert (lead vox and guitar), BJ Koen (backing vox, lead and rhythm guitar), …

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Jean Zenan: A Perfect Sight

25 Jun 2018 / Opinion, Review

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, Jean Zenan’s debut release is a collection of deeply ingrained classic rock fortes and equally patent modern rock influence. The 12-track offering is the culmination of Zenan’s 15 year journey with music, with …

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