Local Indie-pop band Dance You’re On Fire has just signed a deal to release their debut album Secret Chiefs in Europe on the 10th June 2011. Brokered and administered by the new European office of Southern Pulse Music, the deal will see the release of the first international single Boxes Of Tigers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (through massive radio plugging company Revolver Promotions). Print media is being handled by Music Matters and physical distribution via Broken Silence. 2011 has erupted for this hardworking band and the international news is indeed cause for celebration, being announced literally days before the band launch Secret Chiefs in South Africa. The album lunch party is at The Town Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg this coming Saturday (the 19th of February 2011). The mood in the band is obviously celebratory. Lead singer and primary song writer Tom Manners had this to say about the news, “To branch out and release an album in another country is a dream come true for any band. We’re incredibly excited to see where this takes and we definitely think it’s the next logical step for us. We just want to have as many people as possible hear our music, so the chance to release our album in Europe is one we grabbed with both hands.” Dance You’re On Fire has been successfully delivering a perfect blend of indie pop / punk sounds to radio waves across SA. So far, the band has 3 massive singles under their belt, including Blockade, Little War and more recently the giant track Boxes Of Tigers. The group have formed a powerful fan-base through flawless live performances and rock solid songwriting. Catch them live this Saturday at The Town Hall in Newtown from 8pm. Tickets R50 or R100 at the door with a copy of Secret Chiefs. For more information contact Jono Ross at Red Flag Design & marketing on 011-4478283. The last time I saw Dance You’re on Fire was at Oppikoppi. Sexy. Crooked. Teeth and I was quite impressed by their live performance.
This is the music video for Boxes of Tigers (which was released a few weeks ago):
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Over the weekend I watched Van Coke Kartel perform in Hatfield Square at Hatfield Carnival (as part of the 2011 Campus Invasion tour of South Africa). It was the first time since the Tuks FM Motherle$$ New Year’s Eve Party that I saw them perform. Van Coke Kartel were the perfect band to end off the evening in Hatfield Square. One of the highlights of the show was @RyanBrunyee joining Francois van Coke on stage and singing with the band. It was definitely one of the most memorable performances I’ve seen by the Bellville rockers. I snapped this photo of Van Coke Kartel performing on Saturday and it has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 17th of February 2011.
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On Saturday I attended Hatfield Carnival at Hatfield Square in Pretoria. The event was part of the 2011 Campus Invasion tour of South Africa. Campus Invasion is brought to South African music fans by Hilltop Live, Vodacom & Smirnoff Spin and is supported by MK and Channel O. I arrived in the square after 4 PM, still somewhat broken by the Rammstein performance at the Coca-Cola Dome on Friday night, but eager to enjoy the brilliant display of South African music set out for the afternoon and the evening. The first band I got to see on the day were The December Streets (who won the 2010 KFC Sessions contest). The rain did not stop the small-but-growing Tuks RAG crowd from dancing in front of the stage. The December Streets truly impressed me. They’ve definitely grown as a band since the last time I saw them perform. I overheard someone saying that Tidal Waves were playing at the stage which was set up at the bottom end of Burnett street and I quickly dashed down there to satisfy the reggae fan in me. Tidal Waves showed just why they’ve been around for so long. The crowd were not disappointed. I made my way back to the main stage in the square to catch the 6 PM Wrestlerish set which was lined up. Before long they had the growing crowd singing along to songs like Bad News and Oliver Tambourine. An hour after Wrestlerish finished their set Zebra and Giraffe made their way onto the stage and played an absolute gem of a set. A jam-packed Hatfield Square was singing along to most of their songs, proving that their popularity in the capital city had truly grown over the last few years. An hour after their set the filled-to-capacity Hatfield Square crowd were treated to the brilliant Afrikaans rock sound that is Van Coke Kartel. The atmosphere was absolutely energetic. A huge portion of the crowd in front of stage engaged in one of the most-intense Hatfield Square moshing sessions I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. Hearing the crowd sing along to songs like Skadus teen die Muur and September Fools proved once again that support for SA music was alive and well in Pretoria. After their set I made my way to a jam-packed Aandklas for some after festival entertainment. During the course of the day I bumped into @stevoza, @AlexCaige, @SimoneFourie7, @sunevh, @Sarinatjie, @jacquesdpsa, @pjvanrooyen, @RyanBrunyee, @elismaroets, @mj_healy, @s4SamsonOduntan and a few of my non-Twitter using friends, which added to the awesomeness of the experience. There’s no doubt in my mind that Hatfield Carnival was an absolute success.
Here a few photos that I took at Hatfield Carnival:
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