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Review

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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In Review: Newman Rocking Newtown

2 May 2014 / Opinion, Review

Town Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg welcomed multi-award winning, soul artist John Newman to Johannesburg on a rather crisp Thursday night last week. The 23-year-old vocalist, who initially was supposed to perform at Sowing The Seeds, had to settle for …

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ISO: Passages

22 Apr 2014 / Opinion, Review

This album removes any sense of doubt as to whether or not ISO’s sound progression was really large enough to warrant a name change too. “Passages” expresses ISO’s new pop-orientated identity well.

It opens strongly with ‘Never Going Back’, which showcases …

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The Dollfins: I’ll Do What You Want Me To

9 Apr 2014 / Opinion, Review

This album, in true Dollfins style, is as rough and raw as they could push it.

Opening track ‘Dirty Brown Hair’ shows that their sound has marinated somewhat but that they have not lost their primitive edge. The title track …

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Wrestlerish: Greater Goods and Lesser Evils

28 Mar 2014 / Opinion, Review

Wrestlerish is back, this time, armed with enough angst, smooth guitar solos and heartfelt lyrics to span these solid, twelve tracks that were almost three years in the making.

The Weezer-esque guitar riff on ‘Vices on Vacation’ serves as …

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In Review: MK Awards 2014

18 Feb 2014 / Review

I traipse into the Pretoria State Theatre just before Jean Jordaan and Bouwer Bosch (the two most dapper-looking and highly entertaining MCs you ever did see) start the evening. Anne Hirsch and her special brand of comic relief (how …

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