“Watershedding” for the stars


By Megan Morris

The local Pop-Rock sensation, Watershed[1] redefines the sound of
acoustic edginess in their fourth released album Staring at the
Ceiling[2]. The album which effortlessly joins its predecessor?s
long run of success, shares the feel-good rhythm of South African born

Watershed doesn?t disappoint in this 2008 released album. Lead
singer and songwriter Craig Hinds [3]introduces a new found maturity
in his songs Breathing[4], Train Ride and Future Sunshine to name just
a few. The charm and melodramatic composition of his work is masterly
captured in an intention to produce the real and the raw with a
selection of rock and Jack Johnson.

The combination of acoustic guitar (played by Craig Hinds), drums
(Peter Auret), bass (James Sunney) and keyboard (Hylton Brooker) mixed
with the sexy shudder of Craig Hinds?s vocals simplifies their
signature sound to produce an air of freshness to the popular music
industry. The thought-provoking lyrics and acoustic rhythm impress not
only their fan base but locals and internationals from teenage music
guru?s to elders with edge.

Fans[5] flock to support this ?major talent? particularly because
each song tends to incorporate a positive energy, an organic rhythm
that speaks into lives. However, the albums mono-dynamic selection of
themes which tends toward people?s expectations, hopes and dreams
incorporated nearly in every song dulls the end recordings. It is
usually such a shame to skim past any one of Hind?s groups
distinctive sounds of acoustic class and quality but only the first
nine ?hit? songs make the cut.

Craig Hinds has produced one of his best albums[6] yet thanks to his
rare gift for song crafting, his tendency to be true to himself in his
lyrics, and the impeccable musicianship and support from his fellow
band members. The bands fast growing recognition and success derives
from their ability to produce tracks that stand the test of time.

The Gauteng combo [7]give the world their all in Staring at the
ceiling and it doesn?t help but make one feel that they trying too
hard at times. ?Less is always more? Watershed.

Watershed has the potential to top many more charts in the future and
they are showing no sign of slowing down just recently having brought
out their latest album A million faces [8]consisting of their top 20
hits made in ten years. Join in supporting this local talent rise to
the top. Their music is well worth it.??


[1.] http://www.flickr.com/photos/hundreds/2947319689/.

[3.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1b6vKvQJ5A&feature=related.
[4.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJ0ALackDY&feature=related.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watershed_(South_African_band)
[2] http://www.sapromo.com/sa/entertainment/watershed-staring-at-the-ceiling
[3] http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/user/4851
[4] http://www.watershed.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=14
[5] http://www.watershed-net.de/en/index.php
[6] http://www.music.org.za/recordingWindow.asp?id=499
[7] http://www.music.org.za/artist.asp?id=248
[8] http://www.mio.co.za/article/watershed-announces-a-million-faces-campaign-201…


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