It’s Friday and time for the first edition of Howlin’ Good. This Running Wolf’s Rant feature showcases New Music that has popped onto my radar in the last week or two. Today I’m featuring tracks from Shadowclub, Runaway Nuns and Ethyl Ether.
Ethyl Ether – “Dead and Buried”
This self-proclaimed aggro-pop band from Cape Town have released their 2nd studio album (Museum of Human Error). They’ve also also released the first single entitled “Dead and Buried”.
Museum of Human Error is a collection of dirty riffs, snarling vocals and pounding drums. The video for “Dead and Buried” was shot on location in Southfield, Cape Town. It was directed by the bands bassist / vocalist Pablo Booma and filmed and edited by Karin Louw.
I only discovered Ethyl Ether a while ago, but I’m glad I did. “Dead and Buried” is exactly what the rock ‘n roll doctor should subscribe to someone who needs to improve their Friday.
Shadowclub – “Small Town School Yard”
“Small Town School Yard” is the second single off Shadowclub‘s 2018 album (Big Green Mamba Dream). Earlier in the week the band released the video (which was shot and edited by the legendary Dizzy Khaki). The gig showcased in the video happened at the Irish in Linden, Johannesburg a few months ago.
“Small Town School Yard” is the first track on Big Green Mamba Dream (an album which is started to grow on me because it’s pure rock ‘n roll – nothing more, nothing less). The song is one of my favourite tracks on the album.
Shadowclub will be touring to promote Big Mamba Dream in February and March. You can catch them live at Mercury Live in Cape Town on the 22nd of February and at Aandklas Stellenbosch on the 23rd of February. They will also be jamming in Pretoria at Craft Exchange on the 1st of March and at the Grind Bar and Eatery on the 2nd of March.
Runaway Nuns – “Banshee”
Runaway Nuns are a 5-piece Garage Punk band from Cape Town. Judging by their latest offering (“Banshee”) they’re probably one of the most underrated rock acts in South Africa.
Formed in late 2015 by a group of friends, Runaway Nuns burst onto the Cape Town music scene with their jaw-dropping performances. Over the last few years they’ve played every major venue in Cape Town and toured across the country.
“Banshee” starts out slow, but it’s awesomeness hits your eardrums with awesomeness like the first sip of fine aged wine or whiskey. If you don’t believe me, crank it up below
If you’re not in Cape Town and you want to check them out, make your way to That 70s Fest. This one day festival is happening at Tweefontein Melkery (near Kempton Park) on the 27th of April 2019.
Well, there you have it, Howlin’ Good #1. I hope that this was as good for you as it was for me. If you have any feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.
Try not misbehave too badly this weekend. Catch you on the flipside!
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