Red Robyn’s “Got me” release

Cape Town based singer-songwriter, Red Robyn – who also makes up part of The World of Bird’s ensemble – released her single titled “Got me”, this past Friday. The catchy and deceptively lighthearted track will form part of what will be a trilogy EP, called Girls wear Pink. The EP title is — I am…

Stiff Pap’s experimental and creative sonic interrogations in new double single release

The children of “Mkokotelo” nation are back with a new two track single release set to bless our ears next week Monday with “Pikachu Freestyle” and “Bus Boy”. The beginnings and crystallisation of Stiff Pap’s performative and eternally playful — almost laastig — yet, still politically radical identity was formed before the utterance of their first…

The Weeknd — After Hours

Writing about The Weeknd’s new album After Hours on the grey, overcast Day 5 of the national lockdown feels deeply incongruous. Everything about The Weeknd’s music – its hedonism, its cinematic decadence and its alienated depictions of drug abuse and twisted relationships – feels the very antithesis of this plague. Since the release of the…

Bongeziwe Mabandla explores love on upcoming album ‘iimini’

Three years have passed since the release of Bongeziwe Mabandla’s second critically acclaimed album, Mangaliso. It won the Best Alternative Music Album at the 2018 South African Music Awards, and fans have eagerly been awaiting its follow-up. Having given us a taste of his upcoming album with the release of singles such as “Zange” and…

Get Ready to Descend Into Dystopia with Yves Tumor

It goes without saying that the global landscape is currently so peculiar, that it feels more like a fever dream than reality. Amongst the masses self-isolating, existentialist thinking drives both fear and hope and today I’m here to report on the album that could very well soundtrack this detached dystopia we currently find ourselves within….