Since its release, Dookoom's music video for Larney Jou Poes has sparked all sorts of controversy. Afriforum has gone as far as laying a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission citing both song and video as hate speech inciting violence.
By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2014 11:47
Due to popular demand, after their successful debut SA tour in 2013, alternative Aussie rock band Dead Letter Circus are returning for a second running, performing at popular hangouts in Pretoria, Joburg and Cape Town next month. We emailed vocalist and lyricist Kim Benzie a few questions to find out more.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Oct 2014 11:07
With the recent announcement of British indie darlings Bombay Bicycle Club to headline Synergy Live and Sounds Wild in SA next month, I squealed excitedly (internally) when offered the opportunity to telephonically interview BBC bassist Ed Nash.
By Ruth Cooper 14 Oct 2014 11:29
It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54
With the Breathe Sunshine Engage music conference taking place in Joburg as a one-day event early next month, we got in contact with panellist and MD of specialist event production company G&G Productions, Greg Walsh, to find out more.
By Ruth Cooper 16 Sep 2014 11:14
American power folk artist Brett Newski seems to have fallen in love with our charming South Africa, so much so that he is visiting and touring SA for the third time while promoting his new album: "American Folk Armageddon". We emailed him a few questions to find out more.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Sep 2014 09:49
Zebra & Giraffe are soon to be releasing their fourth studio album: "Knuckles". With first single I've Been Bad already making an impact on the interwebs and at festivals, we chatted to lead singer Greg Carlin about what fans can expect from the new album and tour.
By Ruth Cooper 3 Sep 2014 10:44
Imagine soft green mounds, rolling hills, wispy clouds, the gentle caress of the sun on your cheek, the sound of chirping birds and the nee-yow of golf carts in the distance. Imagine this and you might have a pretty good idea of what it might be like to stand overlooking the lush green grounds of Fancourt, the premier leisure resort on the Garden Route on a still-and-sunny winter's day morning.
By Ruth Cooper 23 Jul 2014 09:32
The talented five members of Potch band Monark have been caressing the radio airwaves and their listeners ears with their pop-friendly brand of indie rock since May of last year. This month sees the release of their debut album; "Negatives". We emailed founder and guitarist Ewald Jansen van Rensburg a few questions to find out more.
By Ruth Cooper 3 Jul 2014 11:51
With a new album, "Dear Silence Thieves", recently released and national tour currently underway we jumped at the chance to conduct an email interview with guitar god Dan Patlansky, gaining new insight into the album, the process and the man himself.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Jun 2014 10:38
The Red Carnation's The Twelve Apostles fine attention to detail and preference catering starts way before you arrive at this five-star boutique hotel and spa. Once a reservation is confirmed, so are your personal room preferences.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Jun 2014 10:49
If yearning for a quiet and remote getaway surrounded by spectacular nature, yet still privy to a few basic luxuries, then the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region just a few hours' drive from Cape Town might be just what you're looking for.
By Ruth Cooper 6 May 2014 10:23
Situated in the beating heart of Cape Town, one street above iconic Long Street, the Pepper Club Hotel and Spa caters to a trendy and jet-setting clientele.
By Ruth Cooper 5 May 2014 09:52
If you're like me you might have thought that the Wellness Warehouse stores only housed wasabi flavoured peanuts, organic face washes and super-healthy meals for the hippies and hipsters, but no, they also run a well-equipped beauty salon, WellSkin, which offers massages, facials, waxes and mani/pedis.
By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2014 09:35