Cape Town based, South African post-punk/garage rock cult The Medicine Dolls are a band that the world really needs right now, with untamed fury and a glammed-out fervour for excess, they are the ultimate in sonic chaos, wrapped tightly in streaked eyeliner and delicious danger.
Friday saw the release of their new single and video, “Danger! Danger! Disco!” taken from the bands highly anticipated debut full length album Filth And Wisdom (which will be released on the 2nd of October 2020 via South Africa’s leading independent label Just Music).
Guitarist & Vocalist Greg Allan comments on “Danger! Danger! Disco!”
“Danger! Danger! Disco! is a love letter to the beautiful, destructive and emotionally charged nature of romance and misspent youth. A surf-punk twist contest for the twisted… play it loud!”
Check out the video for “Danger! Danger! Disco!” below:
“Danger! Danger! Disco!” is definitely one of the most-rocking South African tracks that I’ve heard in 2020. I’m curious to hear what the rest of their debut is going to sound like.
More info about The Medicine Dolls
Formed in September 2016 by Greg Allan (guitar & vocals) and Bex Nicholas (bass). They take their primary influence from the sound of the gritty underground 70’s (think The Velvet Underground meets The New York Dolls in the celebrated CBGB’s bathroom), with lashings of 80’s indie music, post-punk, and a crucial injection of filthy surf rock to emerge as a chemical and exuberant fusion of The Cramps, The Doors, and The 220.127.116.11’s, with more than a healthy nod to The Birthday Party in all their infamous glory.
In the four years that they have been visiting the planet, they have released five EP’s on their own steam and barely survived several extensive national tours, as well as featuring on numerous underground compilations and in publications from around the world.
You can buy / stream “Danger! Danger! Disco” HERE.
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