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Review

The Shabeen: The Shabeen EP

26 Jan 2015 / Opinion, Review

In prelude to listening to this EP, I hadn’t seen Jon Shaban or The Shabeen perform live. I had, however, read tweets and heard comments about the excellent show they deliver and the poignancy of Shaban’s lyrics. A precedent had …

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Review

Zero Stroke: As The Colours Seep

21 Jan 2015 / Opinion, Review

Zero Stroke’s “As the Colours Seep” is their first EP and they have approached it as many first-timers have – like a kid in a candy store. In songs like ‘Machine’ you can hear decades’ worth of Progressive Rock staples, …

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Review

Red Huxley: Needle’s Eye

5 Dec 2014 / Opinion, Review

How do you transition from the legendary recording space of Joshua Tree’s Rancho de la Luna, working with Dave motherfucking Catching, to the planning and recording of a succeeding EP?

Listen, it was never going to be an easy feat but …

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Review

The Lumineers Press Conference

4 Dec 2014 / Opinion, Review

It’s a balmy Thursday afternoon in Cape Town and in a conference room inside the newly refurbished Fire & Ice Hotel, The Lumineers take their seats in front of an eager media crowd gathered to question them. Members of the …

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Review

OneSight Acoustics

25 Nov 2014 / Opinion, Review

The annual OneSight Acoustics gig, sponsored by the folks over at Ray-Ban, happened this Saturday and I thought I’d give it a bash and support a worthy cause. I headed to Jan Van Riebeek high school, wine and picnic basket …

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Review

Early Hours: Smells Like Summer

24 Nov 2014 / Opinion, Review

As we inch ever closer towards the official start of summer, the air begins to smell more and more like Piz Buin and the sweet, single life, as broken hearts from Muizenberg to Mouille Point begin to mend underneath sunbeams …

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