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Genre-wise, The Sextons’ music is hard to define. The band has recently released their debut album, Welcome to Forever, which draws on various influences, from pop to soul to reggae. Perdeby spoke to the band about the release and their future plans.
What were your influences for your album Welcome to Forever?
Welcome to Forever is a culmination of influences, memories, life experiences and events that materialised [in] the recording studio. The inspiration is purely a dreamy rendition of life and everything in between. Recording this album has been a lifelong ambition.
Our sound is a combination of singer/songwriter, folk, jazz, reggae, progressive rock, blues, and funk. All of these elements and varied genres inspire our sound. We all have different influences musically and that is a great combination for a unique sound.
Also as a songwriter, the sound/mood of the song is depicted by the contents of the lyrics. The story more often than not displays the mood and sets the scene.
Scarlotte Will is a Gauteng-based alternative rock band that is set to take the nation by storm with the launch tour of their second EP, Things Unseen. This follows the successful release of their debut self-titled EP in August 2015. Perdeby spoke to the band about the release and their upcoming tour.
The last interview we did with you was prior to the release of your debut EP. How has it been received?
At that time, we had one song out. It’s a scary moment when you release something, especially when it’s the first music you’re bringing out to the public. So you push it and hope for the best. As far as [we] can tell, it has been received with much praise.
Local rockers Civil Twilight have been taking the international music scene by storm. The band has returned to SA for a short visit to perform at various festivals. Perdeby caught up with the band to find out what they would get up to during their stay.
The band will play at Splashy Fen in March for the first time. What are your expectations for the show?
We are really excited about playing Splashy Fen. We grew up hearing about it and dreaming of being one of the bands on the bill, so it’s a really big honour for us to come back and play this festival. Playing in South Africa always feels like a homecoming celebration for us and we are so thankful for all the support and love that our home country shows us whenever we come back!
On Thursday 17 March and Friday 18 March, American hip-hop star Nicki Minaj performed to thousands of fans at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg. Originally meant to be a single performance, she treated her Johannesburg fans to an extra day due to high ticket demand.
Fans braved the rainy weather to hear chart-topping songs such as “Anaconda” and “Pills & potions” and some lesser known songs such as “Right thru me” and “Save me”. Admirers brought with them infectious energy, pink wigs – a trademark of the star – and a well-met expectation of fun evening.
Death Panthers, a Cape Town based two-piece garage rock band, describes their genre as “garagey, noisy, surfy punk rock”. Fresh out of high school, the band that established itself only two years ago released their first EP titled Pizza on 22 February. The duo consists of Oliver Thomas (vocals, drums) and James Nevin (guitar).