Evert Snyman has released a live studio performance video for his track “Dumb and Dead”, taken from his well-received second solo album Hot Mess.
Based in Johannesburg, Evert Snyman has launched and collaborated on various projects, cementing himself as a versatile multi-instrumentalist. He’s best known as the guitarist and vocalist of alternative rock band Pollinator but has been involved in various bands over the years such as synth rockers Swandy, doom-metallers Mad God and experimental alternative noise-rock project Bombaby. He has most recently joined South African stoner rock cult Ruff Majik as a full time member after handling production duties on their last couple albums.
Evert Snyman comments on “Dumb and Dead”
“When I wrote Dumb and Dead I was listening to a lot of Pixies and was inspired by their song Baal’s Back, where Black Francis only screams throughout the entire song. Stiaan Du Preez’s lead guitar was the last thing to really tie the track together. Let’s just say I felt a lot of relief after screaming my brains out that day”.
Check out the performance video for “Dumb and Dead” below:
I have to say that “Dumb and Dead” is one of my favourite songs on Evert Snyman’s debut album. Snyman wears a Nirvana shirt in this performance video and that’s definitely quite fitting cause this song conjures up feelings that I got when I started listening to them in the early 1990s.
You can download / stream “Dumb and Dead” HERE.
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