Zahara’s Phendula astounds the crowd

By Tolakele Silo Grab yourself the impressive second studio album by South African artist, Zahara. With a deep voice and diversity, Zahara produces music that brings the crowd together. Her newly released hit single, Phendula, managed to reach platinum after being on the market for seven days. Furthermore, the album released on 13 September 2013…

SA rock Veteran’s debut

SA rock veteran’s debut aKing: Dutch Courage (2008) Rhythm Records Indie Rock aKing is a melodic indie rock band from Bellville in Cape Town, South Africa and some might say that this affects my opinion of their music. The truth is, it does. There is nothing I like more than to see South Africa and…

A Different Type of Heroine

By Stefan Piek   Guilt, blame shifting, religion, … When Fokofpolisiekar joined the music scene in 2003, they found themselves speaking on behalf of an entire generation. With relatable lyrics, a unique sound and a hell-bent attitude, it’s easy to understand how they are still idolised ten years down the road. Venturing into the industry…

Al Bairre – “aggressively unfancy”

There is something beautiful happening within the confines of South Africa’s music scene. An emergence of talented home-grown hopefuls in various shapes and sizes has given indie-loving muso’s a reason to be patriotic. Meet the band Al Bairre are a Cape Town based five-piece symphonic indie-rock band with an edge. They combine cello, violins, guitars,…

The King of Pop

By: Christopher FIsher “Let the boy sing if he wants to sing!” said Mama Martha “You want to sing, Michael?” The five-year-old face of Michael lights up as Joseph turns on the music. What came next shocked everyone. He sang beautifully, worked the floor and played the mic like a pro. This was the first…