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Review

The Amblers: Ratty Old Mo’

25 Oct 2018 / Opinion, Review

The duo’s second album is a Southern blues-fest from the get-go. Opening track, ‘Forgive Me’, starts with a riveting slide guitar riff and a commanding drum beat. Justin Swart’s whiskey-soaked vocal takes us on an introspective journey through the parts …

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Review

Pierre Stemmett: Self-Inflicted

23 Oct 2018 / Opinion, Review

Port Elizabeth-based singer-songwriter Pierre Stemmett’s latest release, “Self-Inflicted”, sticks a tentative toe into the electro-pop pool despite being incredibly varied in terms of the genres it features.

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Review

Warren Driscoll – Better With Time EP

22 Oct 2018 / Opinion, Review

Taking a break from his duties as Mobbing Bali frontman, Warren Driscoll has released a tender, heartfelt solo EP to honour the legacy of his father after his untimely passing.

Having found the courage to shine a bright light on his …

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Review

Van Pletzen: LEGEH REMIXES

16 Oct 2018 / Opinion, Review

If you’re familiar with Van Pletzen, you’ll know that the duo don’t take themselves seriously at all.

But instead of resting on the laurels of their EP and A grade social media status, they took their Sunday braai soundtrack and put …

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Review

Durge: Dirge EP

15 Oct 2018 / Opinion, Review

Self-proclaimed melandelic (melancholic and psychedelic) band Durge’s debut EP has a quality to it that falls somewhere between Alter Bridge and Queens of the Stone Age tonality.

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Review

Elle E: Etiquette

8 Oct 2018 / Opinion, Review

It’s all girl power and ’90s-reminiscent rock riffs in Elle E’s new solo offering. The eight-track assembly of edgy rock songs are both an exploration of Capetonian suburban culture, and an experimental navigation of her solo abilities.

Laced in DIY aesthetic …

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