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Introducing Durge: Melancholy Infused Psychedelic Rock from Cape Town


Durge was formed in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016 by Mark Ellis, Francois Taljaardt, James Lombard, and Heinrich Wesson. Over the past two years the band has been forging their unique sound that they call “Melandelic Rock”, a fusion of melancholy and psychedelic sounds.

They’ve recently released their debut EP titled Dirge, a collection of songs that Texx and the City called, “a dark, brooding debut that perfectly defines its title.”

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Vocalist / guitarist Mark Ellis comments on the EP

“Being very much a DIY project and the band’s first official release (with the help of some close friends), this EP is something close to the hearts of all four members. It also marks the start of an exploration into our sound which still has many dimensions to uncover. Dealing mostly with individualism and social issues, Dirge is a short statement to life. “

Durge have released a lyric video for “Round and Round“, the first single taken from the debut EP. Check it out below:

I cranked up this track a few minutes ago. I am completely blown away by how good it is. It’s something different, but it’s definitely something that works. Durge sounds like Deftones and Chevelle had a very naughty lovechild. I’m curious to find out what they come up with in the future.

Dirge is available now on all digital platforms including Google Play, iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. If you like rock ‘n roll that’s a little different, make sure that you crank it up.

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