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Review

Dirty Moonshine: Bottom of the Barrel

25 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

I’m a huge fan of the kind of purist rock ‘n’ roll that Dirty Moonshine make – it’s in no way mainstream in SA at the moment, so you know that musos who are investing time and energy in …

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MIAGII: High Hopes

23 Jul 2018 / Opinion, Review

There was this one time I referred to MIAGII as “pop punk” and I think all the members collectively threw up in their mouths a bit. Thinking back on that now it’s enough to make me chunder too.

Their second …

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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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