Snare tokkel die regte snaar


SNARE van die Suburbs stel mense van die noordelike voorstede voor aan hulle weergawe van “suburban rock and roll”.
Dis hoe dié groep van Bellville hulle musiek beskryf.
Christopher Palmer (hoofsanger en kitaar), Nico Claassen (baskitaar) en Pierre Erasmus (tromme) speel van Oktober verlede jaar saam.
Erasmus sê hul vertonings is vol energie.
Hy sê Snare van die Suburbs se musiek is progressiewe, melodieuse punkmusiek.
Erasmus het saam met die ander twee in ander groepe gespeel.
Hy en Palmer het besluit om hulle eie groep te begin en het saam liedjies geskryf voordat Claassen ingeval het.
Palmer sê dit was belangrik dat hulle goed met mekaar goed oor die weg kom.
“As jy nie kan ‘gel’ nie, gaan dit nie werk nie,” sê hy.
Hulle doen ook almal iets anders as wat hulle in hul vorige groepe gedoen het.
Erasmus sê een van die groep se hoogtepunte was toe hulle saam Ladysmith toe was om musiek op te neem. “Dit was vir ons iets heeltemal nuuts,” sê hy.
Snare van die Suburbs het by Bloo Rooms opgeneem en Joe Ellis was die regisseur.
Palmer sê die groep wou wegkom van die afleidings by die huis sodat hulle net op die musiek kon fokus.
Hulle het ook onlangs ’n video geskiet wat op die oomblik geredigeer word. Die video word deur Dare Productions gedoen en is vir hul liedjie “Die wêreld daar buite”.
Teen die einde van die jaar wil Snare van die Suburbs ’n volledige album opneem wat hulle uiteindelik vir radiostasies wil gee.
Vir meer inligting oor die band of om uit te vind waar hulle speel, besoek http://www.snarevandiesuburbs.co.za, sluit aan by hulle Facebook-groep, of stuur ’n e-pos na info@snarevandiesuburbs.co.za

Bludjin Metal Fest

The festival saw Cape Town metal bands descend on MuZone in Brackenfell.
The cold meant me scurrying back to the batcave pretty soon, but I managed to snap a few pics of Cold Hand Chemistry and Plague my Senses while I was there.






Look out for Crancked Rock Festival comming next month.

My Simple Superhero



Having only played together for a short while, My Simple Superhero have already successfully completed their first mission.

The band, from Kuilsriver and Stellenbosch, has been playing together for four months and recently took third place in the Flipside Music song writing competition.

Wikus de Lange (lead vocals and guitar), Amanda Stander (vocals), Brits de Villiers (keyboard and vocals), Rudi Fabricius (drums) and Anton Loots (bass) impressed the judges with their song, Love Adventure.

Stander says it’s the song the whole band liked.

“The first time we played it was magic,” she says.

De Villiers adds that it was also one that had already been recorded.

De Lange does a lot of the band’s song writing.

He says he finds inspiration in the way his friends and family react to situation and the relationships between them.

Stander also helps and says she expresses her emotions through music.

My simple Superhero had only performed one gig before the competition and none of the band members expected to make it into the top three.

“There was a lot of competition,” says De Lange.

The band’s name comes from future plans to help other young bands.

“We were sitting around the dinner table thinking about what it was we wanted to do with our music,” she explains.

“We want young musicians to see us as a simple superhero,” De Lange adds.

The band want to set about raising funds for a tour with other bands in the near future.

De Lange explains that they plan to eventually start an organisation to help local talent make a name for themselves.

“I see it as a mentorship,” Stander elaborates.

“It’s not just about us,” adds Loots.

To find out more about My Simple Superhero or where they are playing, visit their Facebook page.

in the begining…

I always say: “There are those who can play and then there are those of us who appreciate.”
I fall into the latter category.
All I can play is the CD player and the fool, but I comfort myself with the knowledge that in order for the local music industry to survive, we fans are needed just as much as musicians.
On the subject of the local music industry, there is so much talent on our doorstep just waiting to be discovered.
As a reporter, I have a tool to help, and try to do so wherever possible by providing exposure.
So here you go, the chronicles of some of my favourite interviews and all the ones still to come.
Here I hope to shed some light on the musos rocking the Northern Suburbs!