South African alt. pop diva channels Kate Bush and Lesley Rae Dowling on this haunting opening track off her debut album ‘Hand Around The Heart’, which includes songs of frustrated housewives, army widows, teenage lust, dreams, fear and coping with it. Released on the seminal Shifty label.
Hip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It’s a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels’ Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it real and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: “So it’s a flyday. We call it a braai day….”
Toast Coetzer (vocals, lyrics) leads his band of post-ontological rock outsiders deep into the belly of the phantasmatic beast on this stream of consciousness serenade about our contemporary condition. Off their brand new live album, ‘Limbs Gone Batty’.
“I know my language has always been my limit…/the heart of the fool lives inside of his mouth,” serenades Laudo on this spanking new symphonic rock power ballad off the indie rock darlings’ brand new CD, ‘Against All Odds’. Produced by the multiple award-winning Theo Crous.
Legendary singer songwriter maps the moment he morphed from Andre Letoit into mythical alternative Afrikaans troubadour Koos Kombuis on this classic Voelvry-era acoustic ballad off his excellent debut, ‘Niemandsland & Beyond!’.
Hunky Cape Flats soul brother gives fans of Danny K and Loyiso their smooth R&B fix on this uplifting urban contemporary jam about perseverance and positivity. It’s a funky midtempo Channel O and MTV Base jam off his new album, ‘Today.’
A slice of classic protest pop from the ’80s. Definitely worth tuning into before you head off to the End Conscription Campaign 25th Anniversary Concert featuring the Rudimentals, Freshlyground and the once off Bright Blue reunion taking place over the weekend of Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November at Spier in Cape Town.
Classy Cape songbird shares this haunting indie folk pop gem off her forthcoming album. Charismatic crooner Chris Chameleon adds some of his ethereal vocalese to the trippy Eastern ambience.
Soul, funky reggae, jazz, dub and pop rub shoulders on this fresh new dose of future fusion from the Mother City ensemble’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Chapter One’. Fans of Sade’s cool urban pop siren call, this gem’s for you.