“Who Keeps Score” is the new single from South African stoner rock kings Ruff Majik, taken from their highly anticipated new album The Devils Cattle which is set for release on 30 October 2020 via Mongrel Records. The track is also the first to feature new member, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Evert Snyman (Pollinator) on lead vocals.
The animated video is a collaborative effort between Lllewellyn Van Eeden and long-time illustrator of the band, Annemarie Buchner. The idea was to illustrate and animate an enticing storyline about a band of vampire hunters that bit off a little more than they could chew. It’s got church burnings, zombies, high speed car chases, bad dancing – everything you’d want out of a B-movie, jam packed into 3’30”.
Johni Holiday (Ruff Majik vocalist and guitarist) comments on “Who Keeps Score”
“Vampires are at large I tell you, Vampires! Yeah. No seriously, some people are just so god damn draining. The only way to beat them is to write a loud and fast song and jam it out with some friends.”
Here are some reviews of the song:
“Ever imagined what Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats might sound like after inhaling a load of Wolfmother records, then downing a large pot of really strong coffee?” Classic Rock
“I’m beginning to pick up on a distinctive sound and style belonging to Ruff Majik and them alone.” – Doomed & Stoned
“There’s an authenticity to Ruff Majik that is just as valuable as the other metallic exports from their homeland even though no amount of gold can buy it.” Invisible Oranges
Watch the music video for “Who Keeps Score” below:
“Who Keeps Score” is one of the most rocking tracks that I’ve heard in 2020. It sounds like the Ruff Majik boys are growing up and that they’re developing a sound that’s uniquely theirs. I’m curious to find out what the rest of the new album sounds like. I think they’re going to blow us away.
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