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Gateway Drugs: Dare Tonight

23 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Haunting the airwaves is a synth-pop duo that sounds like they had just tumbled out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean and stumbled into a dazzling ideal of what the 21st century would look like in Robert Zemeckis’ head. Perhaps, the first …

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BEAST: Bardo

12 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

BEAST’s second album is a highly polarised one, balancing low bass guitars with a soaring vocal range, as well as high and low rock-rooted tempos. “Bardo” also welcomes their new drummer Werner Von Waltsleben, whose versatility and style …

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Save It For The Weekend: He Said She Said

9 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

From the opening chords of ‘He Said, She Said’, it would be easy to dismiss the song as just another generic acoustic-pop-punk song with mild leanings towards sounding like something that would emerge from an emo cover band. However, Save …

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Gangsterdam: Gangsterdam

6 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

With a name like Gangsterdam, you expect the music to sound like it crept out of a dark side-street in a dimly lit, seedy looking ghetto. Upon clicking play on their self-titled debut album, I rather expected some heavily distorted …

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Bittereinder: Skerm

4 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Recorded at Sleeproom Studios in Pretoria by Peach van Pletzen, and mastered in Los Angeles by Dave Cooley of Elysian Masters, Bittereinder’s third album is a top class offering with meticulous attention paid to every bass line, beat-drop …

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Kings Down South: Lost In The Fire

3 Feb 2015 / Opinion, Review

Nic Gaud is a stalwart of the reggae, ska and punk scene in Cape Town. As the lead singer of 7th Son he formed part of the narrative for a generation of ska anthems that remain timeless and helped nurture …

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