Feature Interview

5 Minutes With The Ts And Cs

Ahead of this month’s Jozi On Fire at Openroom Studios on Wednesday the 27th of August, I’ve taken the liberty of introducing you to the 2 acts that will be playing. On Monday I featured Adventure Man and today it’s The Ts and Cs’ turn.

Who are The Ts and Cs?

We’re a four-piece rock and roll band from Johannesburg.

As a brand new band on the block, what are some of the challenges that you’ve encountered along the way?

We’ve had to hustle to prove that we can play a banging live set. It takes time to gain the trust of promoters that we have the goods.

You supported those legend Plush lads on their farewell tour, did the guys give you any nuggets of advice on how to navigate through this strange industry?

We’re lucky enough to be good friends with PLUSH, and they’ve always been really supportive of us. The only advice they gave us was to keep practicing, and keep doing it for the love of music. Playing with them on their Final Farewell Tour was the biggest privilege for us. It was actually our first gig as a band.

Describe your sound in 5 words.

Sweet Dirty Rock and Roll.

The only track on your soundcloud is called “Ryan Seacrest” but has nothing to do with that pint-sized American Idol presenter. Explain yourselves.

Yolo [Texx: I’m going to have to get them drunk and ask them about this one…]

Who would you list as some of your favourite SA acts?

Shadowclub, Gangs of Ballet, Gangsterdam, Shortstraw, aKing, Plush, Van Coke Kartel, Black Cat Bones, Fokofpolisiekar, Man as Machine, Newtown Knife Gang, Boargasm, Pink Noise, Snowing Down South. Actually, all of them! South Africa’s music scene is epic!

And lastly, before you go, complete the sentence: You should come to Jozi On Fire on the 27th of August because…

No one remembers the nights you spent cuddling your girlfriend on the couch. Come drink tequila with us.

The Ts And Cs