Elle E – London Paris New York Berlin – Audio

The South African garage rocker Elle E releases the LP Etiquette on the 21st.

Elle E

Elle E

Casting a scornful look at the mores of societal construct Elle E delivers, in Etiquette (available on bandcamp), a sardonic, sarcastic, sideswipe at the self-satisfied smugness of suburban lifestyle.

A project that has build a momentum of its own without any initial expectation other than a means to exorcise frustrations with the world around, Elle E has found a ready and enthusiastic audience which can only be enhanced by the eight track album.

An LP I highly recommend grabbing hold of and enjoy from first note to last – making the opener – London Paris New York Berlin – which minds of The Chiffons, as good a place to start as any.

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ArsenLuna – Foolish Things – Audio

ArsenLuna is a South African art-rock project.

ArsenLuna

ArsenLuna

Only seven songs are available to hear, revealed in blocks of three roughly half a year apart plus one song surfacing just over a month ago, each timestamp being of different staging, held together by an impressively expressive vocal and mood setting pianoforte.

The most recent set, under the collective name of Bleu, surfaced on the 13th and resonates of theatrical setting with the songs taking on the demeanour of both off-stage whisper and expansive back of house resonance.

Charne Cathleen Vermeulen in the guise of ArsenLuna is a musician I look forward to hearing more of in short order possessing both a completely absorbing voice as well as finely tuned song writing ability.

By way of an introduction from Bleu – the closer Foolish Things.

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The Medicine Dolls – Sick Of Anesthetic – Audio

The Medicine Dolls, a new wave trio from South Africa,  released the LP Lost Love Lullabies on the 2nd.

The Medicine Dolls - Sick Of Anesthetic

The Medicine Dolls

A group of musicians who evidently enjoy creating and performing music with new songs frequently being revealed along with regular touring schedules and one off gigs in South Africa, if justice be served they will find slots on the international stage opening up for them very soon as theirs is music that travels globally.

Lost Love Lullabies introduces some stronger melody to various tracks, whilst loosing none of the exuberant joie de vivre that is their hallmark sound.  Each time I pick up on a song of theirs I, like an excited puppy playing with a squeaky toy, find myself hurtling around the room in yelps of delight.

From the six track album – the second – Sick Of Anesthetic.

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The Medicine Dolls – Kiss Kiss Kill Me – Single Review

The South African newwave trio The Medicine Dolls have featured regularly since first appearing last year.

The Medicine Dolls - Kiss Kiss Kill Me

The Medicine Dolls – Kiss Kiss Kill Me

The newest track, which surfaced this week, Kiss Kiss Kill Me exemplifies why their music always resonates with me as the carefree abandon of uncomplicated guitar, throbbing bass, congealed vocal and flailing drum hurtles around the room merely asking of the listener to join in on the dance floor in any angulation of limbs preferred and passing no thought to it, merely delight that the audience is taking part in the party.

Turn up the volume, clear floor-space, hit play and thresh with the music that pours through the ears.

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Walter Mmari – Evolve Or Die – Audio

Walter Mmari is a South African ambient-electronica creator.

Walter Mmari

Walter Mmari

Regularly revealing new material, the latest track to surface Evolve Or Die (available in bandcamp) has a spectral feel to it.

The just over two and a quarter minutes composition becalms the listener with the sense of peacefully drifting in the earths upper atmosphere gazing at the world slowly revolving below.

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