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Review

Ottoman Slap: Idiomatic

16 Oct 2015 / Opinion, Review

With a range of eclectic sounds, exotic instruments and foreign genres fused into one unique flavour, Ottoman Slap is a 6-man world-music collective unlike any other band in South Africa and their debut album “Idiomatic” is testament to that.

This is …

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Review

Walkie Talkie: United For Bafana

15 Oct 2015 / Opinion, Review

Stinging. Authentic. Ruthless. Boundless. These are some of the words that circle through my mind as Jaco van der Merwe of Bittereinder fame’s voice slips through my earphones on spoken word group Walkie Talkie’s latest track, ‘United for Bafana.’ The …

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Review

Native Young: Kings

14 Oct 2015 / Opinion, Review

Following a main stage performance at Rocking the Daisies last weekend, Capetonian African-psycadelic-pop band, Native Young, dropped the first single, ‘Kings’ off their upcoming album. The five-piece have succeeded in blurring the lines between the cultural music barriers of our …

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Simon Van Gend: Suffer Well

12 Oct 2015 / Opinion, Review

Simon van Gend, a Cape Town based singer-songwriter, recently released “Suffer Well” – a multi-faceted compilation of 14 songs handpicked from the 52 track project which he completed earlier this year. Over the course of a year van Gend wrote …

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Review

Yum Yuck: Icicles

11 Oct 2015 / Opinion, Review

It’s a slightly nervous moment for music lovers when a member of a beloved band drops the  “S”-word – I’m talking about side-projects, of course. It was no different when The Plastics’ front man, Pascal Righini, announced that he had …

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Emile Van Dango: Caroline

9 Oct 2015 / Opinion, Review

‘Caroline’ is Emile Van Dango at his best: hypnotic and poignant. And, no, I am not just saying that because the track’s title shares my name – although, there are worse things than hearing your name being crooned over and …

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