Sunday, 16 March 2014

Undead Generation is a Punk band from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Undead Generation (formerly known as The Tsotsis) is a young punk band from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They started during June 2012 and play lively punk rock jams with a wide range of influences. It is very interesting seeing something like this, in this day and age, and also coming out of a place like PE! (nothing comes out of PE).

Get their 4 track "Kak Cool Demo": Here!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Punk Fuck: A Glimpse Into Soweto's Punk Scene

TCIYF - by Leigh Lobotomy
Welcome to Soweto's emergent punk scene. Hope you survive the experience.

The JHBLive team take a look behind the scenes at Punk Funk, the second event bringing punks from throughout Johannesburg together for one massive gig in Dube, Soweto.

*Shot & Edited by Cale Waddacor

To read our full feature article, 'Peaceful Punks Of Soweto', go here: Here

"We want to see young kids interested in instruments. We want them to turn away from the commercial bullshit that spews garbage about bling and chains. This is real music and we want real people keen on it." - Mbuso "Moose" Zulu

*Interviewees: Clint Hattingh, Sechaba, Pule, Moose Zulu
*Performances: Black Magic Moonshine, Loui Lvndn, The Deaf Commission, Afgepis, Death Pegasus, T.C.I.Y.F, Brafcharge, The Carniwhores, The Moths, The Left-Overs, Fridge Poetry, The Slashdogs, Home At Last, Brainwreck, Jonny Joburg

Friday, 7 February 2014

Toxikus Obliterate

Toxikus Obliterate is an Album-Minus-Band work of punk rock splendour by the kid on the cover of this 1991 skate mag.

Jon-Pat Myers (ex Toxik Sox guitarist) Belts out some of the best punk rock jams South-Side of the equator.

This long overdue batch of previously unreleased mayhem (a small excerpt from his library of 4-track self recorded demos) is out on We Did This. God Help you all.

*Toxik Sox was an apartheid era johannesburg punk band

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Armour For Nightmares Are Back!

We spent our high school years together going to punk rock shows, listening to Deftones on repeat, skateboarding around the suburbs and spending weekends starting short-lived bands in sealed up spare rooms and basements.

Our musical tastes were bolstered after hearing Poison the Well's Tear From The Red for the first time in 2003, inspiring us to start a new band.

This first line up consisted of Jon on drums, David on lead guitar, Kimon on rhythm guitar and Brett on bass and vocals.

Steven came on board as a vocalist a few months after when we discovered he could scream while singing along to Finch's Falling Into Place EP. Up until that point, none of us (including himself) knew he could.

It might sound trivial, but that was a huge step for us, having a singer who could produce the same sounds as the vocalists from the bands we were getting into.

With Steven joining the line up, Brett was free to focus on melodic vocals, giving the band its distinctive dual vocal sound. David would also often provide additional vocals, as heard at the end of our first release 'Icarus Theory'.

Kimon performed at numerous live shows and contributed to a lot of the initial song writing process (his metal inspiration can be heard in 'Life Through Lesson') but had to make the hard choice of leaving the band to focus on his studies in 2005.

We were heart broken, but Armour had turned into something we couldn't give up on and our friend Jon Shaban, who we had been experimenting with on violin, joined on guitar and backing vocals, adding a whole new element to the band.

In our time together we performed at numerous clubs across the Western Cape including Mercury, The Whammy Bar, Wynberg Sports Club, Lanner's Landing, The Purple Turtle, Gandalf's, Roots and Acoustic Cafe.

Festivals include Knife Fight Festival II and III, Witchfest, Riot at the Madhouse and Rocktopia.

Armour disbanded after finishing our full length self-titled album, which was recorded and engineered between 2006 and 2007.

Our personalities, looming professional occupations, studies and the stress from gigging almost non-stop since our inception were all contributing factors, but we remained close friends and consider those old issues to be dead and buried for good.

In 2014 we announced a reunion show.

This is something we have been talking about for a long time but haven't been able to realise with Steven living in the UK. We're not sure what's to follow but are extremely excited and incredibly humbled by the interest in this event. We're going to make it worth your while. - from the band

ARMOUR REUNION SHOW. 30/01/2014. RAGAZZI. - tonight!

Self Titled

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Beware of The Moths!

A unique blend of surf-rock, from the land with no beach, for your listening pleasure!

Beware of The Moths!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

HOURS by Hours (Durban)

When people grow up, their views change. You probably feel differently about almost everything, right now, compared to the way you did, back when you were younger.

Pauly Shore films: that shit was hilarious – now they're close to unbearable.

Meteors: As adults, we think they’re the most kick ass thing ever. They’ve made valuable contributions to science and our comprehension of space and the universe. They just freaking rule.

But as kids: we hated them. We blamed them for taking away what we loved most: the dinosaurs. They were the worst thing ever.

Point is: there are very few things that you still feel the same way about – from adolescence through to adulthood. For the dudes in Hours, that thing is pop punk.

In 2010, Matt began writing some songs and recording them at home without much intent to actually do something serious with them. Then one day, hanging out with his homie, Marc, he was convinced to get the fuck into a studio, record the tracks professionally, and release an EP through Marc's label, High Seas Records. So he hit up Bro Studios and recorded some of the shit he had written – with him nailing all guitars and vocals, and Paul (Bro Studios engineer) drumming. Some time after that, he showed the material to another homie, Ally. Super stoked on it, Ally immediately got involved, picking up bass duties and co-writing, alongside Matt, on what was left of the EP. Hours is practically a collaborative effort between friends, with different musicians featuring and playing their respective instruments on the EP.

We have a pretty fucking sweet time doing this shit.