There’s something which never really gets old about good, proper Afrikaans rock music. Actually, if you’re looking to get your fill, Francois Van Coke en Vriende is an alt-rock extravaganza of veterans and newcomers alike – think Fokofpolisiecar, aKING, and Jack Parow right over to the likes of Early B and 2019 The Voice SA winner Tasché. It kicks off on in Pretoria on the 18th of October – get involved.
For now, busy yourself by indulging in Francois Van Coke and Spoegwolf’s debut collaboration, “Dagdrome in Suburbia”, whose accompanying video was captured at Liefde By Die Dam last month and is the sort of sizzlingly catchy rock ballad we’ve all come to know and love from these two alt-rock counterparts.
A screaming crowd, an energy-fuelled stage presence. Francois Van Coke is decked out in his trademark leather jacket and fervent vigour. Danie du Toit of Spoegwolf is barefoot and paces frenetically across the stage as he belts out his verses. The footage is scattered in reto-fitted colour cuts and light leaks, the visuals cutting, sweeping, swerving between the performance and the crowd.
These two as a collaborative force to be reckoned with.