Renowned SA performance poet shares this joyous gem off her album, ‘Womb To World: A Labour of Love’. It’s a stunning work rooted in the process of motherhood, in the experience of creation, and in the celebration of the spiritual and emotional landscape that women inhabit from inception to birth. Mother City muso Garth Erasmus sculpts the atmospheric original soundscapes.
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….”
Thys Nywerheid’s Dawid Kahts (guitars, vocals and production) and Jamie Sharpe (turntables) mainline some seriously funky Afrikaans electro punk on this killer kwaito rock anthem off their long awaited debut full lengtt album “Husse met lang messe”. Flippin’ main!
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.
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!’.
“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.
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’.
Bored by those Bellville Rock City stereotypes? Well, if this breezy new exclusive single off their forthcoming album is any indictaion, then these upwardly mobile Stellenbosch indie rockers are destined for the big time.
Johannesburg-based singer songwriter sidesteps the lo-fi folk stereotypes on this blues, soul, rock, and hip-hop inflected ballad for the mall generation. Imagine Rodriguez sharing a toke with Jack Johnson and you’re almost there. Off his new album, ‘Deep Fried Man is Not Amused’.