[Natalie Jardine] aKING launched their third studio album, The Red Blooded Years, on Tuesday, 23 February, at the Fugard Theatre and we were right in the front row, staring up at the array of lanterns on stage, awaiting the darlings of Bellville.
[Natalie Jardine] And away we go to the larney Barnyard Theatre in Willowbridge (though I've yet to find the willow and the bridge) where Bellville's 'sophisticated folk' welcomed aKING. The evening had the feel of a Fokofpolisiekar show at Kirstenbosch... slightly weird.
[Natalie Jardine] I'm obsessed with music from Byellville, but the 'burbs ain't exactly my favourite hanging spot, especially on a school night. So it took a whole lot to get me to mission to Willowbridge (Oooo! A step up from Tyger Valley!) and the Barnyard Theatre, of all places. But, as the event was the official launch of Jack Parow's first full-length album, I had to make the exception. Trust me, it was sooo worth it.