Springbok Nude Girls have released a brand new single, “Rolling Thunder”. They’ve also announced a live audience performance and streaming shows for Halloween and New Year’s Eve.
As one of South Africa’s most decorated and applauded bands of the last twenty-plus years, Springbok Nude Girls’ work ethic has never-ever waivered. “Rolling Thunder” is audible proof of that. Since the release of their 2018 singles “Beautiful Evolution”, “Best Friends, Best Enemies”, the making of this stellar return showcases the groups perpetual evolution and maturity, all without compromising a beat.
Producer and Springbok Nude Girls lead guitarist, Theo Crous explains the journey
“Previous Nude Girls recordings for me, never truly reflected how the band comes across as a live act. “Rolling Thunder”, for me, encapsulates the Nude Girls sound as a live act. I tried to approach the production and the mix specifically how the band performs live.”
“Examples of this are how I panned the band as they are positioned on stage. I enhanced Arno’s lead vocal delay effects in a way I thought he would use it with his pedal on stage. I kept the drum reverb to a minimum and only used it mostly in the choruses, while steering away from using drum samples.”
Without the pressure from a major record label to create music within corporate deadlines and budgets, the band was able to let the music and release plan happen without distraction where the outcome is pure, high- octane organic wall of signature Springbok Nude Girls bliss.
You can download / stream “Rolling Thunder” HERE.
The music video for “Rolling Thunder” was directed by Lionel Smit, a South African artist who pursues his craft in all manner of media with areas dedicated to sculpture, painting and printmaking.
Francious Kruger (the Springbok Nude Girls drummer) comments on working with Lionel on the “Rolling Thunder” music video:
“Working with Lionel was very easy. He made the video like we make songs. Fast, collaborative and fun. I think the video captures that energy perfectly.”
To celebrate and support the release of the new single, Springbok Nude Girls will be streaming a performance in front of a live audience on 31 October, for Halloween, and again on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2020.
The event will be filmed in front of a live audience at The Daisy Jones Bar at OMG, Summerhill Wine Farm, R44, Stellenbosch – Tel 083 976 9471
31 October 2020 – Halloween:
Tickets cost R150 for the Live Stream and R250 to be a part of the live audience and are available now through Webtickets.
31 December 2020 – New Year’s Eve:
Tickets cost R150 for the Live Stream and R450 to be part of the live audience and are available now through Webtickets.
The performances will be available on-demand for 72 hours after the event. Group bookings of 10 or more receive a 20% discount.
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