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Review

Alexandra May: Like You Do

3 Oct 2017 / Opinion, Review

Following the success of two singles ‘Amazing’ and ‘Highlights’ (still not managing to get their choruses out of my head), local pop songsmith Alexandra May is back with ‘Like You Do’. Accompanied by her newly formed band The MAYze, the …

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Review

Devilspeak: Unearth Hell

29 Sep 2017 / Opinion, Review

Devilspeak’s latest single ‘Unearth Hell’ is the first from their forthcoming EP “See Evil Hear Evil Speak Evil”. It’s a track rooted in thrash that delivers uncompromisingly on heaviness with a few surprises thrown in.

A shuffling introduction sets the …

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Review

Lights Out: Shut It Down

28 Sep 2017 / Opinion, Review

From Diamond Thug to Luma and Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, the Cape Town music has become an increasingly equal space when it comes to female-fronted bands. Relatively new on the scene, alternative rock outfit Lights Out confronts this …

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Robin Auld: Mama Afrika

27 Sep 2017 / Opinion, Review

Having released his debut solo album back in 1982 produced by Kevin Shirly (Led Zeppelin, Journey) and 19 albums thereafter, Robin Auld’s momentum has yet to cease. No stranger to political activism, the Zambian-born singer-songwriter’s latest single is the culmination …

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Trevor Rebello: Marilyn Monroe

26 Sep 2017 / Opinion, Review

Trevor Rebello’s latest single is the first from his upcoming album and while still drawing from similar influences, he’s also added a splash of ‘80s nostalgia in his deliverance of ‘Marilyn Monroe’, a story of escapism.

Rebello’s overall approach is …

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Review

Nicpreen: Never Ever

22 Sep 2017 / Opinion, Review

Just as we’ve finally gotten through our seemingly endless, Al Bairre-induced grief, frontman Nicholas Preen’s solo effort is out out of the bag.

A mere 6 months after the band’s final show at Kirstenbosch, we were uncertain as to whether any …

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