Author: Henno Kruger

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Anthonie van der Walt, vocalist of new SA supergroup The Devil’s Party Band, who played guitar for Jack Hammer and grew up as family friends with Piet, took it upon himself to rework “Good Friend of Mine”, an old Jack Hammer classic and invited several of Piet’s close musician friends to feature on the track. It has been more than two years since Piet Botha, one of South Africa’s most influential rock musicians passed away and his presence, outspoken opinions and fiery guitar solos are missed more than ever. Piet Botha played a huge role in every artist featured lives and careers and…

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Following the successful releases of the first two singles from their upcoming second studio album, Identity, Future Radio is moving at an accelerated pace with the latest addition, “Didn’t Want To Fall In Love With You”. Not only will this be the bands most commercial release of 2021, but through combining several social media campaigns and creative follower involvement strategies, it also promises to be their biggest. Whilst staying within the rock genre, Future Radio is evolving and showing diversity with this pop-punk inspired track, reminiscent of songs by Machine Gun Kelly and Blink 182. The track embodies a catchy secondary guitar hook, a…

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South African icon Arno Carstens shares the video for his new single “Reason” ahead of it’s official release. The track is taken from his upcoming 7th solo studio album Out of the Light into the Night which is out on the 3rd of December 2021. Arno Carstens comments on “Reason” “Reason is a love letter, an invitation towards a calm resolve, a reminder of the value of commitment to the things that are important to us in the face of unimaginable challenges.” “The album’s lead single, Reason, is the 6th single that we’ve released. This song almost wrote itself.  During the height of everything that has happened,…

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Globe-trotting South African flautist and composer Wouter Kellerman has been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in the category “Best New Age Album” for “Pangaea”, a collaboration with American composer and music producer David Arkenstone. Kellerman has proved to be one of South Africa’s foremost musicians since launching his debut album ‘Colour’ in 2008. In 2010 he performed at the FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony to a global television audience of 700-million people. Kellerman has won a GRAMMY® Award for his 2014 album “Winds Of Samsara” (the album debuted at Number 1 on the US New Age Billboard charts spending 11 weeks in the Top…

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Great news! Superbalist has a massive sale for Black Friday from the 24th to the 29th of November 2021! Superbalist stocks the freshest fashion from 450+ of the world’s best brands, so there really is something for everyone. There’s plenty of discounted items for Black Friday 2021 South Africa and today I’m highlighting 6 of them. Here are 6 Superbalist Black Friday Deals You Should Check Out 1. Vans Old Skool – R999 Vans make some of the most comfortable sneakers. This pair of Old Skool sneakers is legit. I can totally see myself missioning around in a pair of…

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Daniah de Villiers has been working in the entertainment industry for six years and is best-known as Trudie in Binnelanders, presenter of the kykNET series, Dierepraters and for her outstanding acting in acclaimed films like Mia and the White Lion and Nul is Nie Niks Nie. Now she is back in the spotlight to win over even more hearts… but this time with the release of her debut single, “Gold”. According to the eighteen-year-old Capetonian this pop single, which she wrote herself, is about discovering what really matters in life. Daniah De Villiers comments on “Gold” “The song was written for…

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Vevo has released the complete list for its highly-anticipated Vevo DSCVR Artists to Watch 2022 campaign. Beginning November 1, Vevo DSCVR ATW will showcase engaging, high-quality live performance video content from the class of 2022, with two unique performances from each artist, shot exclusively for Vevo. Born out of Vevo’s taste-maker series and brand DSCVR – “DSCVR Artists To Watch” is now in its 8th year and consists of 21 global artists whom Vevo has tipped to break through to the mainstream. With over 500 submissions, Vevo’s DSCVR ATW program is one of the most highly anticipated and competitive lists to appear on,…

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Today sees the release of a brand new single by Zebraman, entitled “Swimming In The Sun”. The single comes after the release of their previous single, ‘Sunlight’ in May this year. More info about “Swimming In The Sun” “Swimming In The Sun” was written in August 2021, and contains a classic Zebraman bassline together with a straightforward tropical drum groove and a slight hint of South African sounding percussion. The single started with the idea that the band wanted to portray an abstract love relationship between things in space, such as galaxies, planets, stars, etc. and how they could go…

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Straatligkinders is terug met ’n splinternuwe enkelsnit vry genaamd “Dapper”. Die enkelsnit, ’n samewerking met Francois Van Coke, kom kom ná die vrystelling van hul vorige enkelsnit, ‘Kom Saam’ in Augustus vanjaar. Albei aanbiedinge vorm deel van ‘n versameling splinternuwe liedjies en samewerkings vanaf die groep. Meer inligting oor “Dapper” “Dapper” is geskryf tydens die Julie 2021 onrus in Suid-Afrika. Die inspirasie vir die lied is die konsep van konflik, hetsy in romantiese verhoudings, of verhoudings in die algemeen tussen landgenote, vriende en familie. Die liedjie gaan daaroor om jou wit vlag te swaai te midde van konflik en om wapens neer…

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Burn The Mountain is a power trio from Johannesburg South Africa. A mission statement? A rallying cry? Or mankind’s futile struggle against the permanent? You decide. With live shows like a white-knuckled trip down the rapids, Burn The Mountain is about real music and real connection. No backtracks, no bull. Not ever. Today sees the release of the band’s new single “Runaway”, their first for Mongrel Records.  A self-produced escape from the mad times we live in. Driving basslines, pummeling drums and soaring vocals, the track was recorded entirely DIY with the final polish applied by Ryno Zeelie. Burn The Mountain…

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Displaying a rich and versatile vocal tone as a singer, and accomplishment as a guitarist, JHB’s Ross Harding  is known for his fusion of blues and hard rock with strong elements of classic rock, 90’s alternative, grunge. Today sees the release of his new single and video, “Rest”, taken from his upcoming EP Rest & Resurrection out on the 14th January 2022 via Mongrel Records. “Rest” is the second single from the album after “Resurrection” dropped on the 15th October. Ross Harding explains “Rest is Chapter II of the EP, if you will, with Resurrection being Chapter I The song is about just that…

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“Messages In My Head” is the new single and video from Durban based singer and songwriter Roland Suttie. Produced by Springbok Nude Girls guitarist Theo Crous at Belville Studios. Roland Suttie comments on “Messages In My Head” “Theo did the Bass and Keys and pulled in Jorik Pienaar on the drums, because we both like BIG drums and Jorik fitted the need perfectly! He added such a great tone to the album with his sticks!”  The track is an ode to various people in Roland Suttie’s life including his sister, a younger self and other young men like him, and finally to his kids.…

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