Great news rock fans: Taxi Violence are back with a rocking bang in 2017. It’s been nearly three years since these SA rock legends released their 5th album, Tenfold, but they are hitting this year hard and fast and with a twist. They intend to release multiple EPs during the course of this year.
“To release music in smaller batches allow us to give our fans new material more regularly. In the end it is still going to come together to form a full album, it will just be released in instalments,” says Rian Zietsman (guitarist for Taxi Violence).
The first offering in this series will be named Shape and Form I. This EP, as well as the music video for the first single, “Fake It” will be released on the 13th of February 2017. To give fans a taste, “Fake It” will premiere on 5FM’s Hamman Time on Thursday the 26th of January at 8:40 AM. Thereafter the single will be available as a free download on the band’s SoundCloud channel.
The artwork will evolve with each EP’s release. “It symbolises progression and evolution. Nothing stays the same, including us and what we do as a band,” says Rian. The sound of the first instalment of the Shape and Form series is SUPER SIZED to say the least. It is almost inevitable that there will be a natural evolution of sorts. “We have been doing this for a long time and there is a broader change, but within the microcosm of this album, I am sure the sound is going to change from episode to episode,” says Rian.
The new set of songs will be broken in at these upcoming shows:
- 27 January 2017: Up the Creek Festival, Swellendam
- 19 February 2017: Rock the Quarry, Hillcrest Quarry, Cape Town (with aKING)
- 19 March 2017: Backsberg Picnic Concert Series, Cape Town
- 29 April 2017: Africa Bike Week, Margate, KZN.
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