Today sees the release of “Never C UR Face Again”, the new single and video from Johannesburg based electro rock band Go the Rodeo. The video was shot by Chase Beynon of Capitol Collective and edited by guitarist and vocalist Corné Van Niekerk. The track features Warwick Rautenbach from notorious rock ‘n roll duo Hellcats.
Corné van Niekerk from Go The Rodeo comments about the video
“Never C UR Face Again is our second music video, we decided to take a less serious route than we took with most of our other tracks. The song itself has a very “tongue-in-cheek” theme about it and was written after I had dreamt the melody and guitar line.
I woke up in the middle of the night, still half asleep, and recorded the line on my phone. The next morning, I pretty much finished the structure, and we refined the song over a course of a few months. The idea of “be so good to never see your face again” must’ve been stuck in my subconscious and stemmed from those moments where you go on social media, and you see that certain person’s face.
How one picture can completely mess up your day. The video was something we decided to keep simple, to give people a bit of a glimpse of what we’re like, especially those who haven’t seen us live. I’ve always been intrigued by the seventies, so building the set was a tonne of fun, and surprisingly easy.
We just ended up taking a bunch of old crap from my parents’ house, and slapping doilies on everything. I’m also a big Hellcats fan, so getting Warwick to feature on the track was a dream come true. I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration and motivation from their live shows, and they’re so rad to hang out with.”
Warwick comments on the “Never C UR Face Again” video
“Myself and the guys from Go The Rodeo have been talking about doing a collaboration for a while. So, about a month or so back when Corné sent me the bones of the track he was interested in me playing on, I jumped on that shit immediately.
The track itself was already a banger and pretty much done so I was cognisant not to add too much to it. I’m also not really a solo shredding show pony, I’ve never really cared for that type of guitar playing (partly because I’m just a lazy bastard)- so in the end I just stuck to what I knew and laid a filthy little riff on ‘never see you again’. It’s a rad song and I’m grateful to the lads for letting me lay some stank on it.”
“Never C UR Face Again” is an amazing track
I’m completely blown away by this track. Almost right off the bat “Never C UR Face Again” grabs you with a steady vibe and intelligent riffs. In my opinion, it sounds like a baby born from an orgy involving Death From Above, The Wombats and Zebra & Giraffe. Check out the video below and crank the volume up to max and you’ll hear that too.
I haven’t seen Go The Rodeo live yet, but this track has me making plans to get to their next gig (whenever that may be). I just need to see them live.
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