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Review

Ann Jangle: Kicking Sawdust

30 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

“Kicking Sawdust”, the sophomore album by Cape Town native Ann Jangle, sees her hanging up her blues gloves, and stepping into brand new territory. It’s louder, bigger and much more experimental than her debut offering “Acoustic Archive”, and makes a …

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Review

Awolnation: Run

25 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

In 2011 Aaron Bruno proclaimed “I blame it on my A.D.D, baby” in Awolnation’s break out single, ‘Sail’. “Megalithic Symphony” was an incredibly powerful and surprising debut, four years later and second release “Run” is mesmerizing.

From inception to completion, Bruno …

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Review

Cute Couple: Far From Close To You

24 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

The second offering from Cute Couple (say hello to Mark Reichardt and Conor McCarthy from the now defunct group Aztec Sapphire) is complete with all the background claps and synths you could ask for and makes for the …

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Review

The Muffinz: Do What You Love

23 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

Three years after their debut album, The Muffinz are back with an album they’ve described as evidence of their musical, spiritual and even physical growth.

The album opens with the title track that is catchy and upbeat. The near six minutes …

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Review

Fantasma: Free Love

18 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

It’s contentious subject matter, defining the identity of South Africa music. If artists use the stock standard traditional cultural hooks they are often accused of pandering to the world’s idea of Africa, while a sound that is progressive is more …

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Gunshot Blue: 12 396km

16 Mar 2015 / Opinion, Review

A resonator guitar has a body made entirely of steel. You would know the sound immediately – it jangles and creaks in a way that is definitively that of the blues. It’s the sound of the Deep South, whether that …

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