ROYCE WOOD JUNIOR releases his debut album ‘The Ashen Tang’

After a fruitful 2014 that saw the release of two acclaimed EPs alongside writing and production credits for some of music’s most promising new names, Royce Wood Junior announced details of his eagerly anticipated debut album. Titled The Ashen Tang, the 12-track LP was released on London-based label 37 Adventures on 29th June 2015, and is now available in SA through Sheer Sound/Gallo Record Company.Moonlit soul stomper ‘Midnight’ is the first single taken from the release and already on the 5fm national radio playlist. The track sees Royce’s honeyed vocals and squelching synths underpinned by a skewed garage beat and shuffling percussion that ends in a satisfying clattering crescendo, in an ode to that strange twilight hour where one day ends and another begins and yesterday’s mistakes can be erased, or at the very least slept on. Continue reading ROYCE WOOD JUNIOR releases his debut album ‘The Ashen Tang’

SA’S COMEDIANS CHOOSE THEIR FUNNIEST FAVOURITES

The press, registered comedians and other industry insiders gathered at stand-up institution, Parker’s Comedy Club at Montecasino today in anticipation of big news.

The announcement of the nominees for the nine categories in The 5th Annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® causes huge buzz amongst comedians as the awards are so hard to win, and are bestowed by the comedians themselves on their peers. Continue reading SA’S COMEDIANS CHOOSE THEIR FUNNIEST FAVOURITES

AWOLNATION – RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE I AM

AWOLNATION have released the official music video for the new single I Am, now viewable online on YouTube. Making its impact at radio now, the powerfully anthemic song is currently featured in a wildly popular, nationally televised World of Red Bull campaign that has quickly amassed over 7 million views online. Coming off a string of sold out shows along the east coast, the band continues their summer Run Tour 2015 through September in support of their new album Run (released March 17 on Red Bull Records). Continue reading AWOLNATION – RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE I AM

STATE SOCIETY LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘WE ARE’

State Society is proud to present the music video for their new single, ‘We Are’, taken from the upcoming yet-to-be-titled album.  ‘We Are’ is a step away from the pop rock sound the band has become known for and showcases the more serious and mature side of their music. Clifford Barnard, frontman for the band explains the meaning of the new single; ‘‘We Are’ is about us as a band but anyone in any field at any age can relate to it. It’s about living your ultimate dream as a person or as part of a group. For us, it’s about being on that stage jamming our hearts out to anyone in any place at any time.’  Continue reading STATE SOCIETY LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘WE ARE’

TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS! ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

NEW SINGLE RELEASE “FALL INTO THE PARTY”
(from latest album “Great Divide” – Red Bull Records)

Our aim was always to make songs this size,” says Twin Atlantic singer Sam McTrusty. “Coming from a punk rock background, it took a whilewe like to say we went the scenic route.”

As catchy as any boy band you’ll hear all year, but built with old-fashioned rock-guitar hooks. And a Scottish brogue.” – USA Today

South African fans were elated when the news broke in May 2015 that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic will be performing in SA at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos in August 2015. Hilltop Live has also announced that Twin Atlantic will be performing at One Night In Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club on Friday 7 August. Continue reading TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS! ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015

LIVINGSTON_LOGO_Black44Including Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr. Vos Vos; Cape Town; Johannesburg; Eastern Cape and Durban.

 There are few bands that really manage to make the quiet/LOUD dynamic work to its full power, but Livingston are largely masters at this craft” – Kerrang!

This foursome display their technical prowess with… A viscous soup of alternative rock with atmospheric elements.. Singer Beukes Willemse’s voice is simply haunting. 9/10” – Big Cheese.

UK rock band Livingston will be coming to South Africa in August 2015. Their tour will kick off at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr Vos Vos and show dates for Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eastern Cape and Durban will be announced soon. The band will also spend time on a farm in Newcastle to write and record their next album. Continue reading LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015

Cape Town Folk `n Acoustic Music Festival 7 and 8 August, Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall.

David Kramer, Valiant Swart, MacStanley, Tailor, Donovan Copley (Hot Water) on 7th and 8th and many more to make both events an extraordinary experience.

 Real Wired Music and Polo Jeans Company present the Cape Town Folk `n Acoustic Music Festival. On the 7th and 8th August 2015, an array of top South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be stripped down to the essence of the songs. This is the 8th instalment and as per normal, the evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa`s best songwriters and musicians. Continue reading Cape Town Folk `n Acoustic Music Festival 7 and 8 August, Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall.

JAMESON VIC FALLS CARNIVAL LAUNCHES EXCITING NEW FORMAT FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2015

Every year you say you want to go. Every year you sigh, ‘I wish I had gone’. This is the year!  Rally your friends and plan a New Year’s experience of a lifetime at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Held in Zimbabwe’s natural heritage park in the town of Victoria Falls, the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival is a truly magical experience. Nothing quite says holiday like hot, humid weather, considerate locals and fun-loving adventurous travellers. Throw in the best New Year’s Eve Party in Africa and you’re in for the time of your life.

Now in its fourth year, here’s what Jameson and DStv have in store for you: Continue reading JAMESON VIC FALLS CARNIVAL LAUNCHES EXCITING NEW FORMAT FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2015

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