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Review

Felix Laband: Deaf Safari

29 Jun 2015 / Opinion, Review

Try to imagine what it’s like to be Felix Laband. I know it’s an impossible task, but you should still try. When in close proximity to him, I have never felt a greater distance between myself and another human. His …

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Review

Sakawa Boys: V

19 Jun 2015 / Opinion, Review

Sakawa Boys, the EP’s opener, delivers the hard-hitting statement that “V” is anything but another cutesy indie release tailor-made for daytime festivals. Instead, the track’s piercing guitar solos drenched in angst layered over Strokes-like distortion create an effect that demands …

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Review

Retro Dizzy: Creatures Of The Black Desert

18 Jun 2015 / Opinion, Review

A couple of weeks ago I found myself staggering up one of Manila Bar’s many staircases to watch Retro Dizzy live. Albeit having one (more like five) Jagermeisters too many, I remember the band standing out amongst the Psych Night …

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Review

Loki Rothman: The Way Back

17 Jun 2015 / Opinion, Review

You may know about Loki Rothman. He’s the Capetonian guitar prodigy who made it to the top six of SA’s Got Talent, current guitarist for Jack Parow and now, a solo artist as well. His Facebook page is full of …

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Review

Lunatic Wolf: To The Adventure

10 Jun 2015 / Opinion, Review

From the outset the sound quality of Johannesburg-based band Lunatic Wolf’s debut album, “To the Adventure”, is exceptional. Every instrument and voice is captured beautifully and simply.

Lunatic Wolf is at heart a folk band, a genre which has had more …

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Review

Andy Islands: Andy Islands 3

9 Jun 2015 / Opinion, Review

If no man is an island, then who the hell is Andy?

Andrew Esterhuizen AKA Andy Islands is known for several reasons. Whether it be his online pseudo-feud with Jake Lipman AKA Jakobsnake, his offbeat sense of humour brought to life …

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