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November 30, 2017

Angus & Julia Stone Announce First Tour To South Africa In January 2018

Tickets On Sale From 9am On Thursday 30 November

All Details At http://parklifefestival.co.za

Multi-platinum selling Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone announce their first tour to South Africa with dates in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban at the end of January 2018. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30 November and all info at http://parklifefestival.co.za

 

Cape Town fans will be the first to see Angus & Julia Stone live in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Thursday 25 January. 

 

Thereafter Jo’burg will look forward to their favourite Gourmet Food And Music Festival hosting Angus & Julia Stone at the 7th annual Parklife Festival at Marks Park in Emmarentia on Saturday 27 January.

 

Concluding the tour with a performance set in the oldest surviving botanic garden on the African continent, Angus & Julia Stone will take to the stage in Durban for the 2ndannual Parklife Festival at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday 28 January. Parklife Festival returns to Durban following the success of the inaugural event drawing thousands of Durbanites to the Gourmet Food And Music Festival in June of this year.  

Alice Phoebe Lou is also the first of many SA acts to be announced for the Parklife Festival line-up and makes her debut at Parklife in Johannesburg and Durban in January. 

 

Celebrating a career that spans over 10 years, Angus & Julia Stone have released countless hits since first performing together in 2006. South African fans can finally look forward to seeing their favourite songs performed live and with a selection of timeless gems such as BIG JET PLANEJUST A BOYHEART BEATS SLOWA HEARTBREAK,MANGO TREE, and PAPER AEROPLANEeach show promises to be nothing less than spectacular.

Angus & Julia Stone will also perform songs from their brand new and 4th studio album, SNOW, which was released on September 15. The album features 12 glorious tracks penned by Angus and Julia together and is the next chapter in an immensely successful career. SNOWalready accounts for over half a million album sales in Australia alone and was produced, and largely engineered, by the Sydney-born siblings themselves.

"It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us," says Julia"There's always at least an engineer or tour manager but the last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time."

The duo also recently revealed the exquisite road trip music video for their latest single, CHATEAU, which can be viewed here.

The narrative for the CHATEAU music video is played out by leading Australian actors Courtney Eaton, who starred most recently in Mad Max Fury Road, and Dacre Montgomery, who featured in Power Rangers and is the new lead in Stranger Things season 2

"It’s exciting to share new music with people for sure... but to be honest, it's not why I got into writing music," says Angus"For me it's always just been an expression... but it’s a great feeling if people are digging it”

Angus & Julia Stone - SNOW - album out now HERE

 

Follow Angus & Julia

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angusandjuliastone.com

All details for the Angus & Julia Stone – South African Tour 2018 are available from http://parklifefestival.co.za.

Thursday, 25 January 2018: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

Line-up: Angus & Julia Stone (support act to be announced)

Times: Gates open at 18:00 / Event ends at 22:00

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30 November – more info at http://parklifefestival.co.za

Ticket Price: R545

Saturday, 27 January 2018: Parklife Festival 2018 – Johannesburg

Venue: Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Line-up: Angus & Julia Stone, Alice Phoebe Lou (and many more artists still to be announced)

Times: Gates open at 10:30 / Event ends at 19:30

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30 November – more info at http://parklifefestival.co.za

Ticket Price: R495 (price excludes R30 booking fee)

Kids aged 7yrs and younger attend festival free of charge

Sunday, 28 January 2018: Parklife Festival 2018 – Durban

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens, Durban

Line-up: Angus & Julia Stone, Alice Phoebe Lou (and many more artists still to be announced)

Times: Gates open at 10:30 / Event ends at 19:30

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30 November – more info at http://parklifefestival.co.za

Ticket Price: R495

Kids aged 7yrs and younger attend festival free of charge

PARKLIFE FESTIVAL Links: 
Official Website: http://parklifefestival.co.za 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParklifeSA/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParklifeSA 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parklifesa/

 

More Dates Added to K A H N’s ‘A Noise In The Void’ Album Tour

Watch The Music Video For Brand New Single RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT

Album Available Online - http://smarturl.it/KahnNoiseInVoid

www.muchlovekahn.com

Noise in the Void COVER

 

K A H N continues with his A NOISE IN THE VOID album tour and adds additional dates for fans in Joburg, Stellenbosch and Kroonstad. RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT is also officially released to radio as the latest single from the album with the music video already available online to watch

 

The recent release of K A H N's second solo album, A NOISE IN THE VOID has already seen the first single WE COULD BE DIVINE, a collaboration with KAREN ZOID, debut at #1 on the iTunes download charts as well as feature very prominently across all major South African radio charts. In support of the new album, K A H N has been travelling across South Africa to share the music with fans and friends alike, and has already performed in Pretoria, Bloemfontein and the Midlands (KZN) as part of the tour.

 

With more shows added to the tour, K A H N performs his last solo Joburg show for 2017 on Sunday 26 November at the Love Paws Concert at Nirox Sculptor Park. He then heads to Stellenbosch on 2 December as part of the Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate Summer Concerts series, followed by the Poison Bike Rally in Kroonstad on 3 DecemberCape Town fans will see K A H N live from 5 to 8 December for a series of shows at the two Café Roux venues (CBD and Noordhoek) and the tour then concludes at the Tarentaal Teater in Rustenburg on 15 December.

Accompanied by his band, K A H N looks forward to creating many more musical memories with everyone, so don’t miss out on the final dates of the tour.

A NOISE IN THE VOID TOUR DATES: WWW.MUCHLOVEKAHN.COM

26 November 2017| Love Paws Concert - Nirox Sculptor Park with Just Jinjer & Prime Circle, Johannesburg
2 December 2017 | Vergenoegd Wine Estate, Stellenbosch (Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate Summer Concerts) 
3 December 2017 | Poison Bike Rally, Kroonstad

                5 December 2017 | Cafe Roux, Cape Town 

                6 December 2017 | Cafe Roux, Cape Town 

                7 December 2017 | Cafe Roux, Noordhoek 

                8 December 2017 | Cafe Roux, Noordhoek 

                15 December 2017 | Tarentaal Teater, Rustenburg 

 

About the album A NOISE IN THE VOID:

‘A Noise In The Void’ has already seen five of the singles from the album released (including the iTunes #1 collab with Karen Zoid ‘WE COULD BE DIVINE’) receive a resounding response among fans and media alike. The current single on radio ‘A GIRL NAMED PARIS’ is also charting across multiple radio stations and the album is without a doubt Kahn’s top solo release to date.

Recorded and produced by THEO CROUS at the now popular and renowned Belville Studios in Cape Town and with the assistance of Robert James Davidson (keyboard and synth for Zebra & Giraffe) K A H N has taken a slightly different direction for this album, which he describes, rather tongue in cheek, as a smorgasbord of gospel alternative 80’s POP from the future. The bi-weekly release of singles and videos from A NOISE IN THE VOID has afforded fans the opportunity to experience a taste of what to expect from the album.

Watch all the music videos from Kahn’s album ‘A Noise In The Void’ here:

 

Kahn explains the writing process behind the album, saying “The writing process is a continuous process, on this album there's a few songs where I collaborated with other song writers; Karen Zoid, Nic Olsen and Tristan Prettyman. Both Tristan and Karen's songs also became duets. Musically both Theo Crous and Rob Davidson were integral contributors across the entire album and I featured one of my VOICE season 1 team contestants, Eden Myrrh on many tracks, including a duet.” On recording the album, the process was a timeous one for Kahn who used various musicians to create his own sound. “The songs were recorded with Theo Crous at Bellville studios over several sessions in between touring and life's commitments. I used several session musicians to ensure a significant departure from The Parlotones sound.”When asking Kahn what his favourite track on the album is, he responds “It’s difficult to choose a favourite, I love ‘em all for different reasons. I'm chuffed with my guitar work on VACANCY and I love the musicality of GOODBYE ANNIE. The message on CUPID and FABLES is important but I'm proud of how the entire album turned out”A special message from Kahn to all his fans as they listen to ‘A Noise In The Void’ - “I hope fans enjoy the journey of the album, and embrace some of the philosophy within the script and the lyrics. Musicians always hope for some semblance of success with their creations BUT mostly I hope to look back one day and be proud of this album and look forward to bringing it to fans on a soon to be announced series of dates.”

Kahn’s album ‘A Noise In The Void’ is out now on digital release through Gallo Record Company - http://smarturl.it/KahnNoiseInVoid  - and available on CD in all good music stores nationwide.

‘A Noise In The Void’ tracklisting:

1              A NOISE IN THE VOID (Instrumental)

2              SWIMMING WITH THE SAINTS (Ft Tristan Prettyman)

3              VACANCY

4              GOODBYE ANNIE

5              RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT

6              A GIRL NAMED PARIS

7              FABLES

8              MOMENT IN THE SUN (Ft. Eden Myrrh)

9              CUPID

10           GET LUCKY

11           OPTIMISTIC EYES

12           MELT

13           WE COULD BE DIVINE (Ft. Karen Zoid)

14           THE MUSE

               Hidden track: 

15           Dialogue (spoken word)

 

Follow Kahn online:

www.muchlovekahn.com  

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kahnmorbee/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/kahnmorbee

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kahnmorbee/

 

 

GRASSY SPARK Release ‘Pyromaniac’ With Live Video As Last Single From PORTAL

‘Portal’ Debut Album OUT NOW – http://smarturl.it/grassysparkportal

Grassy Spark (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferreira - byjono.co.za)

GRASSY SPARK pay final tribute to their debut album Portal with the third and final Parkwood live session video for their latest single ‘Pyromaniac’.

Watch the Parkwood Session live performance video here for ‘Pyromaniac’https://youtu.be/7lCVs_JesEs

Released in August 2016, Portal has found its way through South Africa with singles like ‘Living In a Paradise (feat Jeremy Loops)’, ‘Here I am’, ‘Feel It’ and ‘Love to Share’topping national and campus radio charts. Written and self-recorded in a tiny room in Kalk Bay, the intention behind the debut album was to open a portal to the world of GRASSY SPARK. Months were spent at the seaside crafting a piece of work that would lay out a path of infinite opportunity. 

“It's been a wild ride. We are so humbled by the response and growth of our family. Seeing fans posting videos of themselves jolling to tunes and singing the lyrics at full volume at shows has made us feel like it's all worth it. It’s this energetic response that has propelled us forward,” comments frontman, Yanick

He continues, saying Pyromaniac is one of our favourites off the album. It's supposed to feel like a rollercoaster ride through the feelings of obsession. We play this song near the end of the set when the fire is at its most lit. It's a blast from the rock ‘n roll past and has no chill. It's a great way to burn your way through the Portal.”

Singles ‘Feel It’ and ‘Mona Lisa’ from Portal were also recorded live for the Parkwood Sessions and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2zVxut1

GRASSY SPARK are proud of their debut album, but are excited to release new music in 2018 and fans are in for a treat. Yanick explains, saying “It's been about 3 years since the writing of Portal began, so we've had plenty of time to write a new chapter to the story. We created a portal into a world of the ‘bright, beautiful, timeless and unexpected’ and it’s this world that we will be exploring with you going forward.” 

Prepare for the unleashing of a new sound in 2018. The guys have been writing and the Dropbox folder named “new tracks” is filling up quickly. Like anything in the universe, GS is an organism and is constantly growing and changing. Keep your mind open and be ready for anything. 

GRASSY SPARK’s debut album ‘Portal’ is available in Music Stores Nationwide and across all major digital platforms here: http://smarturl.it/grassysparkportal

Catch GRASSY SPARK on their upcoming “Love To Share” tour presented by Jagermeister:

November:

25th - Boosh 28

26th - Park Acoustics w Grassy Spark, Shortstraw, Popartlive, Femi Koya

December:

1st - Lets Get Tropical Feat. Grassy Spark & The Steezies

3rd - Plett Rage

8th - Grassy Spark get intimate again at Cafe Roux.

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Also catch them live at their debut “Off The Leash” festival at Brass Bell in Kalk Bay on Saturday 9th December – tickets on sale from https://www.facebook.com/events/374459219662914/

Follow GRASSY SPARK online:

Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/GrassySpark

Twitter - www.twitter.com/GrassySpark

YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/user/grassyspark

SoundCloud -http://soundcloud.com/grassy-spark

Instagram - @grassyspark

Watch the music video for ‘Here I Am’ -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwPhVgj56jk

Watch the music video for ‘Living In a Paradise’ feat Jeremy Loopshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dihSa5U-wjM

​ Leven are back!

in News
November 21, 2017

 

Listen to their brand new single Here’s To You

Out Now To Download & Stream – http://smarturl.it/LevenHereToYou  

 

Leven are from left to right: Vernon Swart (Drums); Boyagain Friday (Keys); Stan Kruger (Lead Singer); 

Rudi Jansen Van Nieuwenhuizen (Lead Guitar); Michiel Kruger (Bass). 

PHOTO CREDIT - Henk Steyn Photography

 

SA rockers Leven drop their brand new single Here’s To You through Gallo Record Company today. Listen to the track here.

 

The anthemic hit Here’s To You celebrates the five years of experience Leven has crafted as a band to sharpen their sound and deliver their strongest single to date. 

 

Front man, Stan Kruger explains the new writing approach, saying "For this song we decided to write with a message in mind and not always just to please the masses. I wrote this song for my mom who has always been my rock and as a single parent sometimes went to bed hungry just so that my sister and I were fed. We want this single to resonate with people and the parents and caregivers they cherish in their lives"

 

Formed in 2012 and based in Emalahleni, the band took their name Leven from the Dutch word which means 'to live'. The word came about after the band’s drummer heard it in a documentary and the name stuck from there. That one word perfectly summed the central message their music carried.

Leven released their debut album Fighting Hearts’ as an experimental release, allowing the band to discover and define their sound while developing as a new act. The debut produced singles Fighting Hearts’ and ‘Take It Back’ which achieved some success for the band. 

 

“Listening to their debut album ‘Fighting Hearts’ gives you a bit of insight of what Stan Kruger, lead singer of the band can do with his voice. It is only when you see this band perform live, that you suddenly realise how much talent is hidden in the City of Coal. After the show Ross Learmonth, lead singer of Prime Circle said he became emotional when he heard the band perform.” - Zita Goldswain, Witbank News 

(Prime Circle support slot review for Leven in Feb 2014 - https://witbanknews.co.za/7586/leven-rocks-barnyard/)

 

Follow LEVEN online

Facebook: facebook.com/musicofleven

Twitter: @musicofleven

Instagram: @music_of_leven

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For more information, contact:

 

 

Early 2014 Leven was introduced to The Hit Lab studio and recorded single ‘Starry Night’ with producers Dale Schnettler (Prime Circle - Drummer) and Howie Combrink (two-time SAMA-nominee in 2015). The single was released in mid-2014 and achieved great success for the group.

Three years later and Leven have taken the time and space to perform more, write more and finally record again.

Why the long wait? "After the first few singles we decided to take stock of where we are personally and after parting ways with a previous company, we decided to work on our sound and what exactly we want to be as a band and 'Here's to you' was the baby we were scared to kick out of the nest. The break was worth it, we have a very clear mind about the future," explains Kruger.

Here's To You was produced by Leven and long-time musical friend, Howie Combrink at his studio The Hit LabRecording took place at The Hit Lab and Stained Oak Studios, with mixing done by SAMA Winner, Gerhard Grobler and mastered by Rogan Kelsey.

 

Leven’s brand new single Here’s To You is out now across all digital platforms: http://smarturl.it/LevenHereToYou

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