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Review

albinobeach: Cacophonic

17 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

“Cacophonic” is the newest instrumental album from Joburg group, albinobeach and serves as a solid translation of the band’s myriad of influences.

Being a book-obsessed English major, I have always found lyrics one of the most interesting elements to unpack whilst …

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Review

Al Bairre: Julia

16 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Local indie-pop sensation, Al Bairre, have released their second single of the year to great anticipation. Steeped in infectiously energetic rhythms and laced with Nicholas Preen’s classically philosophical lyrics, ‘Julia’ is a melancholia-driven song deftly hidden within layers of energetic …

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Infanteria: Where Serpents Conquer

15 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Infanteria’s first offering, “Isolated Existence”, featured its fair share of synth work, the cumulative effect of which made them sound like a speed/fantasy metal band on occasion. In particular, the baroque sound of a harpsichord softened the overall sound considerably.

While …

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Review

Los Tacos: Los Tacos EP

14 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

The first thing I fell in love with on Los Tacos’ self-titled debut EP, is the subtle African-esque influence that makes an appearance on all their tracks. From the guitar riff that opens ‘Mira Mira’ to the bongos providing a …

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Review

The Tazers: Dream Machine

13 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Johannesburg-based psychedelic rock band The Tazers, is a 3-piece consisting of Jethro Lock on vocals and guitar, Timothy Edwards on drums and backing vocals, and Guido Assman on bass. The fact that they only consist of three people, making music …

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Review

Forefront: Happiest In Water

10 Jul 2015 / Opinion, Review

Forefront’s fun, bouncing, foot-tapping tunes are pretty much in the selfsame league as fellow indie-rockers, Shortstraw and Beatenberg – and with our country’s music scene being widely dominated by the indie culture this can only bode well for Forefront. They …

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