The Tazers have been making waves in the SA rock scene over the last few years and they’re one of the bands that will be playing at Park Acoustics on Sunday the 21st of May 2017. They’re one of my favorite bands at the moment and I don’t want to miss their set. If you like rock, you should not miss it either.
I recently had a chat to the band about their performance at Park Acoustics and a few other things. This is what they had to say:
Where does the name “The Tazers” come from?
It comes from that blown speaker in your store room.
The other day I made a statement that there’s a garage rock revolution happening in South Africa? Do you agree with this and if so where do you think it’s going?
Definitely, there are so many sick bands on the scene at the moment, and we don’t see the movement slowing down anytime soon. It’s become more accessible to start your own band and get your name out there, and a lot of the guys are organizing their own shit, which is cool too.
It’s also become accessible to record demos and mix and master your own tracks from home. Take Black Math for example, who do all their recording releases DIY, and it still sounds killer.
What is your favorite city to play in South Africa and why?
Northam, limpopo. I think you know why, Oppikoppi!
What is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to you guys during a live show and why?
We were flashed by a group of 3 ladies at one of our first shows. It wasn’t distracting at all.
Who would win a guitar solo contest: The Edge (U2), Angus Young (AC/DC) or Warwick Rautenbach (Hellcats) and why?
Jimmy page, by miles. Who’s Warwick & Hellcats anyway? 😉 In the documentary ‘It might get get Loud’ they should’ve replaced The Edge with Tom Morello. Nuff said. No offense to U2 fans….
What can the audience expect from your performance at Park Acoustics on the 21st of May?
A cake full of psychedelic rainbows and chocolate riffs.
I’d like to thank The Tazers for this interview and I wish them all of the best with their set on Sunday. If you don’t have tickets yet, get them here.
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