The Oppidan press sat down with GOODLUCK before their performance in Grahamstown, and asked them a few questions about recording their sophomore album Creatures of the Night.
DOMINIC SKELTON: Ska-punk legends Fuzigish are back with Crazy Friends, a punchy broad album that delivers an array of explosive yet refined tracks.
The album has 16 songs, only one of which is longer than three minutes. This allows Fuzigish to offer a diverse collection of different subgenres, themes and emotions throughout the album.
LIZL LOMBAARD: Van Coke Kartel sat down with Perdeby to chat about their new album Bloed, Sweet & Trane . Here they talk about why they recorded the album live, their brutally honest lyrics and how they see Van Coke Kartel evolving.
JOHAN SAAYMAN: Using music’s healing abilities still seems like an obscure alternative to therapy for many people despite music being as old as it is diverse. Music therapy is a growing form of treatment in South Africa, though many are unaware of it.
Some of the main reasons why music therapy isn’t considered a valid form of treatment is because the majority of people don’t know what it is and how it works. According to a definition by the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional”.
MELINA MELETAKOS: Laurie Levine’s Six Winters was praised as the album which reflects the singer-songwriter’s profound musical growth. Mail & Guardian’s Chris Roper described it as having the ability to “sound fresh at the same time as sounding chillingly, inevitably old”, while Rolling Stone South Africa’s Fred de Vries said that Levine’s new voice was “less breathy and more confident, sexier”.
Surprisingly, none of the tracks on Six Winters received any airplay, proving that the formula for getting songs playlisted on local radio stations is just as baffling as ever.
MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: It was only at the beginning of the year that people actually started creating hype around Haim. These three sisters from California have since topped the BBC Sound of 2013 poll and have played at almost every big festival in the UK and USA.
They released their much-anticipated debut album Days are Gone last month to lots of critical acclaim and went head to head with Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience for the pole position in the UK Official Album Chart.
JOHAN SAAYMAN: Following a long Disney-driven career, Miley Cyrus hit a celebrity mid-life crisis, going through a series of ups and downs. Still young and undeniably restless, Cyrus has never stopped and now has her sights set on being the talk of every town with her fourth album Bangerz.
After the hugely successful 2012 launch, Synergy Festival 2013 is back in Cape Town from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2013 at Theewaters Sports Club, Theewaterkloof Dam. The confirmation of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Foreign Beggars DJ Set and Everything Everything is sure to kick-start your summer festival schedule.