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Shout Hey: Word Of Mouth

28 Jul 2014 / Opinion, Review

With black and white animated artwork that smacks solidly of their quirkiness as a group, if this is your first introduction to pop trio, you would think that they’ve already achieved a substantial amount of success in SA – the …

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Kasabian: 48:13

21 Jul 2014 / Opinion, Review

Kasabian is probably one of the biggest, trend-setting bands in Britain at the moment. They have performed some ridiculously entertaining shows while headlining a myriad of major festivals, and their new album “48:13” emphasises the fiery, zealous approach which has …

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The Curious Incident: Might As Well Swim

7 Jul 2014 / Opinion, Review

Kyle “Cavey” Verhagen-Roberts, lead singer and guitarist of The Curious Incident, and I used to share a hairdresser. One day, while he was getting his pink roots touched up and I was having my split ends seen to, we spoke …

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Disclosure Remix Pharrell & Jay Z’s “Frontin'”

12 Jun 2014 / Opinion, Review

Howard and Guy Lawerence (19 and 22 respectively) have had one hell of a ride since the release of their debut album “Settle” garnered some shockingly strong reviews in mid 2013, and while it’s a little tough to adequately describe …

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Bye Beneco: Space Elephant

22 May 2014 / Opinion, Review

Bye Beneco, a Johannesburg-based foursome of indie-folk instrumental manipulators, has just released their first full-length album “Space Elephant”, and to the first-time listener, it’s surprisingly fantastic for a group that has only been around for such a short space of …

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Plush: A Final Farewell

13 May 2014 / Opinion, Review

I remember the first time I heard Plush. My twelve-year-old-self had been scrolling through my sister’s iPod searching for a South African artist to be the subject of a school project.

Upon hearing the opening chords to ‘Today’ I was sold. …

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