The December Streets (a band from Pretoria, South Africa) have been crooning, plucking and pounding out tunes since early 2009. Eclectic rhythms, a symphonic trio of guitars, a voice to match, unique drumbeats and a pumping trumpet make this is a band to watch. Their style ranges, but the catchy beat-lyric combos found in songs like Fire through the Window and Who Needs Shoes are signature. The band consists of Tristan Coetzee (on vocals and guitar), Gideon Meyer (on bass guitar), Waldo Boshoff (on trumpet), Corneil Clasen (on drums) and Nico van Loggerenberg (on lead guitar). Their EP was recorded at Anti-Motion studios, featuring campus hits Fire through the Window and Who Needs Shoes (which both reached the number one position on both the Tuks FM Most Wanted and SA Top 10 charts).
Their newest hit (the song that is featured today), My Name, has been play listed on 5FM. In 2010 the December Streets walked away from the KFC Sessions as the winning band. The finals for this competition was held in October last year in Hatfield Square. I saw them perform the first time at that gig. I also saw them perform at Hatfield Carnival in February 2011 as well. I honestly think that the December Streets is one of the bands to watch in the SA music scene this year.
This the music video for My Name by The December Streets:
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