JULIA ROBERT / SICK DAY

‘Sick Day’ was written in 2019 as a joyous pop punk salute to bunking work, but in current times its deeper themes of resistance have…

ENDLESS DAZE / 2019 FILM PREMIERE

Psych Night and Vans pay tribute to days spent in open air, and proudly present the Endless Daze 2019 Film Premiere, in collaboration with Roundabout…

RUNAWAY NUNS / SPIT

‘Spit’ is Runaway Nuns’ sophomore album. The album is an aggressive and confident garage rock firestorm. The band felt that it was time to do…

POP TAKING FLIGHT / THE WORD OF BIRDS

In the days before the COVID19 crisis hit South Africa, pre social distancing even, I met up with The World of Birds who were at…

GUY BUTTERY & KANADA NARAHARI / SONOKOTA

SOUTH AFRICA MEETS INDIA IN ATMOSPHERIC WORLD-FOLK CROSSOVER When South African musician Guy Buttery first sought out Dr. Kanada Narahari in late 2016, it was…

MATININO / 21 DAYS

Since * Biorhythm’s debut late last year, Martinique du Toit aka Matinino has been focusing mainly on her work in art department in film and…

LOUI LVNDN / FIRE IS THE NEW BLACK

Fire Is The New Black’ marries a royal African drum to an alternative rock progression in a high-energy sonic ceremony. Loui is swerving past blockades…

THE MEDICINE DOLLS / VICIOUS LITTLE SISTER

The Medicine dolls released their first single “Vicious Little Sister” along with a video last week. We had a quick chat with Greg Allan about…

EMERGER / URBAN WILDERNESS

Dreamy, synth-driven melodies, cinematic progressions, powerful pop vocals, and punchy beats – this is the sonic palate of alt-pop duo EMERGER, formed by Emma de…

FATHERLESS KIDS / TCIYF

As far as punk rock goes, I have seen my fair share of local bands trying to sweat their opinions out on dirty little stages…

DIVERSITEIT / DIVERSITY

‘DIVERSITEIT’ – (DIVERSITY) Makes its debut in this time of desperation and division through isolation to bring a message of unity. ‘ DIVERSITEIT’ is a…

RED ROBYN / MISSU – YOU AND ME

Performing as MISSU and Red Robyn, Sean Ross and Ash De Gee have resumed their long history of collaboration to produce You and Me ,…

DIIV / VANS SIDESTRIPE SESSIONS

Vans Premieres Sidestripe Sessions’ Third Season on YouTube with Performances by DIIV, The Garden, CHIKA, Tank and the Bangas, Ceremony and More. The two-song sessions…

ANTENNA / RUNAWAY NUNS

Antenna is the lead single from Runaway Nuns’ second full length album ‘Spit’. The song is an aggressive garage rock burner about kicking against outside forces…

OPEN UP / THE WORLD OF BIRDS

‘Directed by Conor McCarthy, the band’s drummer, the World of Birds ‘Open Up’ in their 60’s/70’s style music video. He created limitations for himself in…

A HOP, SKIP AND A LEAP / Noise Ex.

The word “glitch” stems from the German and Yiddish words, glitschen (“to slip”) and gletshn (”to slide or skid”), respectively. It’s quite the young buck…

LONG ROAD / JOHN TSENOLI

“I want people to draw inspiration from the song. In my mind, I feel we don’t have enough voices out there that are projecting the…

YNDIAN MYNAH / VELVET YOUTH

The Cape Town based instrumental band Yndian Mynah blurs the lines between cinematic and instrumental music. From live stage to experimental floor shows, the attempt…

TURN IT ALL AROUND / JUNGLE FEVER

“We’re throwing a party down the road that’s just been shut down by the cops. We have a DJ from Berlin and 150 people ready…

A-HA / HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC

In 1986 I was nine years old, and my only introduction to music was the hits on POP SHOP tapes that floated into my room…

VUMA LEVIN / ANTIQUE SPOONS

Antique Spoons explores the black, post-apartheid South African self, this time through the prism of the everyday story. The telling of these stories, as a musical…

MUSIC UNITES / HERBIE HANCOCK & KAMASI WASHINGTON

One plus one equals three. Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington in conversation collaborating with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to bring to life these words from…

THE DOLLFINS / BLANK PAGE

A blank page, much like an empty stage, is both unequivocally daunting and infinitely exhilarating. This is mainly because, in their inherent elasticity, both spaces…

BABY I’M GOLD / BYE BENECO

Bye Beneco will release their third single and music video Baby I’m Gold on On February 21. It’s the third single from their upcoming EP that will…

NERDY LOVE / pH-1 (Feat Baek Ye-rin)

‘If you can’t stop being you, I’ll just be a nerd for you too’ / The official animated music video for pH-1, a Korean rapper…

KRAS x L i L i † H / PHALLUS

KRAS is a music/art project formed by Brandon Reeff and partner Duncan Gosling.  Our idea for the project is to create visual pieces, along with…

BEACH PARTY / THE END OF THE WORLD

I once encountered a meme that said something to the effect of: “Sure the world didn’t end in 2012 but, to be honest, has anyone…

DAWN CHORUS / DANGERFIELDS

“Everything I went through humbled me, in a personal sense as well as in a musical sense. I was stripped of any pride that I…

HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD

He who dances with wood is a short film directed by Jessica Beshir about a man who discovered a passion for tap dancing late in…

DIFFUSION LAB / CHRIS BUBENZER

“The music industry in Ireland is going through a really exciting time at the moment. When I first arrived it was pretty much band-driven but…