From the vibrant streets of Stellenbosch comes My Castle In Spain, a four-piece like no other. Delivering a diverse and on-trend sound blending together the best of pop and rock, My Castle In Spain have tongues wagging after some stellar launch performances. Adding a special South African spice to their already popular soundscape, they had jam-packed venues, including Aandklas Stellenbosch and Aces ‘n Spades, on their feet and begging for more.
Their first official release, “Christmas in the Morning”, has quickly become a fan favorite. Stirring up familiar melancholy feelings this earworm also features the sultry sounds of Herman Kleinhans. The video was shot by famed Cape Town filmmaker, Hugo Brand, and shows the trials and tribulations of a modern relationship as part of the global community we live in.
The group was formerly known as The Young Folks. With the addition of a new member, their sound has evolved and come into its own. ‘Our name was a bit leading as our sound isn’t exclusively “young” and not always very folky! It was time to move on into a new chapter, but we still bring with us the same energy and vibe that our fans love!’ says lead vocalist Charel Kleinhans.
Together, Charel Kleinhans, Christo Kleinhans, Mark Ellis and Talita Beyl deliver a mature sound with a vibrant performance that transcends genres and age gaps.
Catch them live at Llamaland festival in Pringle Bay on the 20th of October, The House of Machines in Cape Town on the 26th of October or at The Nomad Bar in Cape Town on the 2nd of November.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.