Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Toxik Sox - Tribute Sampler By Guitarist Jon-Pat Myers

Toxik Sox began in uhh....?// 80 something. 86? Maybe 87!
Original members in order of appearance..
Vox- Jeremy Franklin, Anti and James played a gig or two
Bass-Simon White
Drums- Martin Coetzee, Brendan McGinty
Guitar- Ricky
Guitar-Jon-Pat Myers

The band was influenced by many bands- Crass, Dead Kennedys, Conflict, GBH, Discharge, Subhumans, Peter and the test tubes, Spermbirds, UK Subs.
Playing mostly at club Image in JHB the band played with other notables like Omsepis and the Metal band Ragnarok also from the JHB area.
The band only cut one "demo" that was played on radio and managed to be one of the first "Punk" bands to get up on bigger stages such as the Portuguese hall and Thunderdome gigs.
Pretty short lived but noisy so called career that brought together many elements of the JHB alternative scene and paved the way for other more musically adept bands to continue in it's fetid wake!

Toxik Sox - Hind site Tribute Sampler VS Toxikus - Sampler (by John Pat Mayers)

This download is sadly not Toxik Sox.. But what we have for you is a tribute recording of  3 of the Toxik Sox songs by guitarist Jon-Pat Myers and 2 other songs by his fictitious band TOXIKUS. Including a daring cover of  the Sex Pistols song "Submission"

thank you and have a wonderful day!

Zam Boney - A Day In The Life Ep (Jozi)

"Zam Boney" is Gianluca Tadiello. The guitarist from "The Slashdogs", Vocalist/Guitarist/Song writer of "The Carniwhores" and this is his folk pop acoustic project. It's honest, heart full, sad... yet beautiful and uplifting. A shade of which we have yet to see from this BAD ASS ghoul of a guitarist. An amazing debut release. Something I'm going to be playing on repeat for a good while.

Zam is a good kid. DOWNLOAD HIS SHIT!

Some Notes On The Songs:

 "You'll be okay is about selling your soul to the consumer dream, and in the process losing everything you truly care for (family, friends, dreams and aspirations). losing yourself.
False alarms is about finding love in such a world and being told not choosing that idea means your life will suck, but saying you have a choice and with love you can make it through cause its all that matters.
Jenny Jean is about a close friend of mine who committed suicide cause her BF beat her, the drugs fucked her up, her other friends fucked her over and her parents disowned her.
Ballad Of a Simple Man is about doing drugs when you're younger and how they eventually lead you to ruin, but how that's the only choice many people have after the world tells them they're not worth anything.
And Mother is about dealing as a family with cancer and how at those times you feel alone (everyone dies alone) and religion and science can't save you. All you have left is the now." - Zam

Zam Boney - A Day In The Life Ep


Zam Boney - You'll Be Okay

(Alt/Folk, Folk Pop, Folk Punk, Lo-Fi)

Some Notes On The Recording:

This Ep was recorded on an ipone using the standard voice recorder and no apps. There was no post production/mastering or auto tune. Completely live recordings.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A Benefit for Anthony Poynter, by Get Better! Records

An international punk comp! This was put together by Get Better Records as a benefit for Anthony Poynter, Who has been diagnosed with a late stage of cancer. Please Donate and download and re-post!!
Track List:

1. SPRAYNARD - Spooky, Scary 02:01
2. YOUNG MOUNTAIN - I Am A Statue (of America) 02:14
3. LESS THAN JAKE - Conviction (acoustic) 02:25
4. DEATHRATS - Crutch 01:05
5. THE PIST - Your America (live) 02:36
6. RUBRICS - The Music is My Life 02:02
7. BUTTON UP! - Grilled Cheese and Hummus 02:50
8. THE PHARMACY - Coldest Morning Light 02:11
9. THE WILD - Street Names 03:27
10. HOLD TIGHT! - Virginia Is Beautiful, Wish You Were Here 01:25
11. CEASEFIRE - For Mitch 03:32
12. JONESIN' - Just So You Know 02:17
13. PUBERTY WOUNDS - Edward Hyde 01:48
14. RUN, FOREVER - Young Pioneers 02:36
15. IRON CHIC - Langoliers 02:40
16. THE MENZINGERS - Kentucky Gentlemen (Bonus Track) 02:51
17. MISCHIEF BREW - The Midnight Special 2002 (Country Mile Version) 03:41
18. SPOONBOY - My Antonia 02:30
19. WOLFS - Cold Wet Lawns 01:58
20. RYAN HARVEY - Eucalyptus 02:17
21. SISTER KISSER - White Collar, Blue Collar, Who Gives A Shit 03:57
22. CANDY HEARTS - It Figures 02:48
23. WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS - Your Hands 02:12
24. SAND WITCHES - Skate or Cry 02:24
25. GRAVEN HAND - Prison Break 01:55
26. LIVING RHEUM - September 03:35
27. LAURA STEVENSON AND THE CANS - Montauk Monster 04:00
28. ZEBU - Bloody Lips 00:57
29. SKOLLIE! (durban, south africa) - Get Me Out Of Here 02:17
30. SLEEPING SPIDERS - Low Voltage Lightning 02:30
31. CHICKEN LITTLE - Old and Tired 02:24
32. Y LIME? - Skateboarding 02:00
33. TIMESHARES - Little Full, Lotta Sap

hard copies also available !!!

(Download / Listen / Order A hard Copy) Here: 

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Monday Morning Justice - Folk Punk from Middelburg

Monday Morning Justice is Conley Annondale (CW Christ)'s solo folk punk project.

"With his profound love for Punk Rawk, campfire tales and folklore he constructed these passions into something more audible than his constant whining and fittingly named it Monday Morning Justice still being a stalwart in comparison to his heroes, the noble squire has taken upon himself to fulfill this musical journey of propagating love and chaos" - facebook

Monday Morning Justice - A Song For My Friends EP (3 songs)

Sloppy Folk ,Sheep And Other Anomalies Split


This is a Split Album between South African Folk Punk band Sloppy Folk and American Folk Punk artist Dan Shedd or "Sheep And Other Anomalies". This Split also features Tyler Bisson (TRAGWAG or That Really Awesome Guy With A Guitar) covering the song "Tyler's Favourite Song" which Dan wrote and named after him because it was the song that Tyler liked the most. There is also a Sloppy Folk version of this song on here and a Sheep And Other Anomalies version of Frustration by Sloppy Folk. The recordings are all DIY and Lo-Fi and the record features many new songs and allot of covers of groups like Bad Religion, NOFX, Bright Eyes, Matt Wixson, Daniel Johnston, Blink 182, The Cure, Kimya Dawson, South Africa's Hog Hoggidy Hog, and a collaborative cover of the Old Crow Medicine Show by The Car Boot Vendors & Sloppy Folk recorded live when they were crashing at the commune in Fellside.

One of my personal favourites is the Sheep And Other Anomalies song titled "I Was A Teenage Anarchist Too... Asshole" which is a response to a song written by Against Me!' front man Tom Gabel.

Sheep And Other Anomalies

- Sloppy Sheep split (Sloppy Folk ,Sheep And Other Anomalies)

Sheep And Other Anomalies:
is - Dan Shedd

TRAGWAG (that really awesome guy with a guitar):
is Tyler Bisson

Sloppy Folk:
is Michael Way
Shaun Richards
Chris Linde

Car Boot Vendors:
is Matt Wilson (Beard)
Justin Grady (Big Bear)
Jonathan Mackie (Skollie!)
Matt Reid (Meaty One)

Shaun and Josh:
is Josh Brandt
Shaun Richards

 Car Boot Vendors & Sloppy Folk - Wagon Wheel

Sloppy Folk - Download For JPA (Experience SA-folk-Punk)

This was put together for Just Plain Awful Records and is a best of the first 3 recording sessions plus contains 2 new song by Michael and Shaun.

- Sloppy Folk - Experience SA-folk-Punk (best of the 3 recording sessions + 2 new songs)

Saturday, 18 June 2011

False Pretense - Stand Together (Cpt)


"The continually-growing number of bands in South Africa is, as most people will agree, a good thing. But when the bands popping up are young (and by that I mean below the age of 20) that is a completely awesome thing. False Pretence are exactly that...awesome! The band is made up of ex-members of bands like War-On-Salt, Fail To Lose (RIP) and Blank Label (again RIP). They play very energetic live shows (anybody who has seen them live will agree) and what makes them so different to other bands is their attitude. Their first full-length release is a very DIY effort, and sometimes lacks in the whole production area, but otherwise it is an amazing CD. The Rancid 2000/Anti-Flag-influenced songs are very well put together and extremely well played. The lyrics are very thought provoking and once you read them (they are all nicely included in the CD cover) you will know why I said their attitude separates them from the rest of the pack. There are 10 tracks on 'Stand Together', and the album opens with the song 'Selfishness And Greed', which sets the tone for the rest of the time you will spend listening to the boys ripping through their songs. About one minute into 'Selfishness And Greed', Neil (their bassist) goes into a ripping bass solo - very much akin to the ones pulled off by Rancid's Matt Freeman. Some of my favourite tracks are 'Leader of the Pack', 'Cradle of Democracy' and 'Monday Morning', which is about the many people who live and sleep on our streets. The CD was recorded at Kreef Records in Cape Town and it will only cost you R10 to get your hands on a copy - you will have to pay a bit of postage if you don't live in CT. Overall this is one kick ass CD and anybody (even if you don't like punk) should give it a listen."

- By Daniel Neville
a CD review in:
SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #216 (8th September 2003)
Established 27th January 1999 

False Pretense - StandTogether ( i could only recover 8 of the tracks due to scratches on the cd )

All These Wasted Nuts - First Ep Thing (Lo-Fi)

"All these wasted nuts is a side project of Shaun Richards, one of South Africa's most well known folk artists. Having come from bands including contramundi and sloppy folk "All These Wasted Nuts" offers a refreshing new take on folk in South Africa. Mixing punk and anarchaic ideas with personal experiences, "Same Chords. New Songs - Novella" is a 16 minute escape from the world. Easily my most played folk album at the moment, i look forward to hearing more from them!" - Andrew MacPherson

p.s Andrew is being nice because they are friends so don't believe the lies!!!  :p


All These Wasted Nuts - Same Chords. New Songs

Hoax - Burn Burn Burn

"HOAX was a pop punk band who played with a number of international bands including Fat Wreck Chords band ..Frenzal Rhomb.., Kung Fu Records band, ..Cooper.. and the German international band ..Drei Flaschen... They also played many shows with major local bands such as ..Fuzigish.., ..Tweak.., ..Hog Hoggidy Hog.., ..Fokofpolisiekar.., Leek and the Bouncing Uptones, ..Sibling Rivalry.., The Rudimentals, ..Half Price.., and Captain Stu and the Llamas..... HOAX consists of four members: ..Pascal.. on Vocals and guitar, ..Giles.. on lead guitar, ..Mark.. on bass and ..Sasha.. on drums and backing vocals. " - adapted from myspace.

Hoax - Burn Burn Burn

I like this song: HOAX - Hypocrites In The Scene

Shotgun Tori - Alt/Folk from Johannesburg

"Rambling through the Jozi underground indie/folk scene, alt/folk singer-songwriter, Shotgun Tori is starting to make a name for herself. A storyteller, her lyrics are dark & light, humorous & self-deprecating. Powerful vocals & jangly guitar, her music is in moments fun and upbeat, and in others gentle and heart-wrenching. (On a side note, her mother wishes that it was all gentle...)

Reared at an all-girls convent in Jhb, she moved to London at 17 and cut her teeth on tiny stages, playing to non-receptive, heckling audiences. Times have changed, as have both the stages & the audiences.

Influences include: Ryan Adams, Lucinda WIlliams, the Waifs, Martha Wainwright, The Be Good Tanyas, Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer and Leonard Cohen." - her facebook page

shotgun tori - 2songEP

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

V.A. - Stop Apartheid Now - South Africa Punk Compilation (Kids of the 80s comp)

Here is a DIY compilation of South African punk bands  who played despite the regime's repression.

80s punk with great anger - and a call to resistance.


01 - Chaos SA - Uranium Sux
02 - PowerAge - World War III
03 - Screaming Foetus - Screaming Foetus
04 - Surf or Die - Moral
05 - Leopard - Boys & Bitches
06 - Riot Squad SA - Security System
07 - Wild Justice - Pratical Solution
08 - PowerAge - Eat Wheat Not Meat
09 - Screaming Foetus - World of Sin
10 - Wild Youth - Record Co's
11 - Asylum Kids - Policemen
12 - Private File - All is Plastic
13 - Gay Marines - Your Gen. Makes Me Sick
14 - Warspike - Terrorist Attack
15 - PowerAge - Stop Apartheid
*BONUS TRACK* Zonzile - Moment by Moment/Exiled Shadows

V.A. - Stop Apartheid Now - South Africa Punk Compilation (Kids of the 80s comp)

A song by a band that should have been on this album " National Wake "

The Sunday Punchers - Celtic Folk Punk from Johannesburg/pta

South African Celtic Folk Punk.

"Traditional Irish music as well as deep rooted South African folk have a lot in common in terms of music styles. A couple of guys, some from Irish/Scottish heritage and others from their deep rooted Afrikaans heritage decided to do away with their noisy punk rock riffs and look a little deeper into their roots."
- The Sunday Punchers

Mostert Francois: Guitar, Tin Whistle & Vocals
Michiel Kruger: Acoustic Guitar, Accordian & Vocals
Shaun "Cabbs" Hillary: Banjo, Mandolin & Vocals
Gene Clark: Bass & Vocals
Clinton Hattingh: Harmonica & Vocals
Ankia Vd Merwe: Violin
Quintin Koekemoer: Drums
Sound Technician: Matt Nefdt
Manager: Laura

The Sunday Punchers - Sampler/Demo EP

There is a little track on here named "Whale Fishers" that is the shit! So pick this up. The song from this video that they recently finished putting together is also on the sampler! They are making a video for another song named "Exile Of A Broken Man" and a full length album should be out shortly.

Lithium - Grunge From The Cape

LiTHiUM: 1992 - 1999 

"Lithium was my first "real" band. We started back in the early days when at least three quarters of your set had to be covers if you wanted to get the venue. We release three CD's (Broken, Take Out EP and Zennon Supertroopers) and a few cassettes (Live at Claremont Civic and Centuary Depravation) over the years and played hundreds of gigs around the country. Touring with Iron Maiden in 1996 and the 1995 Bandslam tour with Springbok Nude Girls, Sugardrive, Nine and Squeal were some of my personal highlights. We kept our fans really close to our hearts via old-fashioned snail-mail correspondence" - David Beretta Owens

Lithium - Take Out EP (1996)

Ian Watson
David Owens
Paul Opie 
Simon Portlock

"Broken" and "Take Out" were EMI South Africa releases. The final album "Zennon Super Troopers" was independently by the band. All albums are out of print and are essentially collectors items.

I will post the other 2 when i find them. They are in my room somewhere...

MiSLeD - JHB Hardcore

MiSLeD is a 4 piece Hardcore outfit hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa. (They are NOT from New Orleans.) Formed in 2001 with Dave Casey who moved on to fulfill other ventures and Steph joined in 2002, the bands line-up remains unchanged as does their commitment to churning out good ol’ fashioned energetic music

Misled - DisCovering Incarnation EP

In the vicinity of music

Damiano Patini
Steph Sunshine
Ivor Moolman


Misled - Gone Are The Days (from their new album)

Croakroom Record's compilation CD - Taking On The World

Croakroom Records was a little record label out of The Willows, Pretoria.
It Had been around for a couple of years helping out the South African (and Canadian) ska, punk and hardcore scene with putting out band's releases, organizing shows etc, etc.
But Croakroom Records made South African history by releasing the first ever compilation CD featuring both ska, punk & hardcore bands from South Africa as well as other countries including one of the biggest punk bands in the world : NOFX.

The Croakroom Record's compilation CD - Taking On The World was sold at shows for R50 and by mail order for R60

Track List:

1. Link 80 - Dance Floor
2. Millencolin - Lights Out
3. Fuzigish - Little Bird (South African)
4. Leek - Roll The Dice (South African)
5. NoFX - Linoleum
6. Still Thinking - Rat Race (South African)
7. The B. Lee Band - Standing Up For Justice
8. Humphrey The TeaCup - Supersonic Girl (South African)
9. The Vendettas - My Choice (South African)
10. The Chinkees - Japanese Exchange Student
11. Crossing Point - Burn The Flames Of Injustice (South African)
12. The Blue Meanies - Smash The Magnavox
13. Pet Flyz - Lucky Guy (South African)
14. A New Found Glory - Hit Or Miss
15. Four Minute Warning - Alone And Waiting (South African)
16. The Phoebes - Label Whore (South African)
17. Ann Beretta - Eye For An Eye
18. Hog Hoggidy Hog - It's Just A Lie (South African)
19. Caught Inside - Solstice
20. Fungy Gone West - Hayley (South African)
21. Potshot - Freedom
22. All This For Nothing - Teddy Bear (South African)
23. No Fun At All - Catch Me Running Round
24. Limp - Bike Ride
25. The 85ers - Wooden Toy (South African)

Croakroom Record's compilation CD - Taking On The World

A Hog Hoggidy Hog song from the same album as "just a lie"

Monday, 13 June 2011

VA - Acoustic-O-Punk Compilation Volume I (2009)

"Acoustic-O-Punk Compilation Volume I (2009)" is a DIY Folk Punk Mix put together by Skye Evans, and features some really awesome and hard to find folk punk from around the world!

Disc One
1. 37 Cents - Adolescent Hobo's Anthem
2. Mutiny Amongst Friends - Atlas Ain't Got Shit
3. Acoustic Front of Resistance - Folx Punx
4. Cody Vann - Mescaline Swings
5. Last To Leave - I Love Food
6. Luke Romano - Cracks In The Concrete
7. The Thieves - Acoustic Aspirin
8. Al Baker - If I Was Frank Turner...
9. The Anorexic Olsen Twin - I'd Rather Be Playing Piano
10. Bear Hugs - Raise Your Right Hand
11. Scissor Dicks - Media Bear Pig
12. Black Death All Stars - Lights In The City
13. Bones In The Museum - Ask Us To Stay and We'll Leave
14. The Buzzkillers - 4 Wheels Out West
15. Marty Cain - Nothing Good Ever Lasts
16. Can't Sing For Shit - Rant Song
17. Christian Beale - Slow & Steady
18. Cody Sasher - Stolen World
19. A.W. Feldt - Glass Song
20. ContraMundi - Eat Vegetables All The Time! (South Africa)

Disc Two
1. Never Say Surrender - Alcohol and Apathy
2. Slug's Revenge - Media Song
3. Tommy Frain - PTSD
4. Factory Farm Melodies - Athiest Song
5. Amber Scala - Ten Pieces
6. Fairy Boy - I Want Kids.
7. Avian Orphans - Everyone Finds God (After The Next Beer)
8. HAHA Evolution - TVs, Banks, and Bosses
9. The Gardener - Anti-GMO Song
10. Jesse Tatto - Spanish
11. Water Tower Bucket Boys - You Smell Weird
12. Jessie Williams - Early To Rise, Late To Rest
13. Andrzej Stepien - Robin Hood
14. Jonas Selander - Let's Be Friends!!
15. Kids of Cons - Not Another Existential Reference
16. Just Another Warning - Supermarket Sweep
17. Justin Muncil - Dominic
18. Kickingbird - Living Spontanious
19. Mike XVX - She's A Lady
20. Star Commander - Stop Complaining, Start Moving

VA-Acoustic-O-Punk Compilation Volume I (2009)


Joy Moonflower - Folk from PTA

"Pretoria, South Africa (2011 – present)
Joy Moonflower is the moniker of Joy Steyn (born 23 December, 1991 as Jessica Steyn), a self-taught musician residing in Pretoria, South Africa. Joy sings and plays guitar alone but began her foray into musicianship by playing upright bass and singing in an old two-piece blues band.

Her distinct, idiosyncratic singing has garnered comparisons to the likes of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor. However, her musical style is pervaded by simple guitar rhythms, unpredictable chord progressions and vocal acrobatics. A large portion of Joy’s songs are improvised and lyrics are usually made up spontaneously - often only the basic chords and chorus lines are thought up beforehand. Thus her shows are usually marked by spontaneity, the musical direction depending a lot on they way she feels at the time.

Feeling estranged and uncomfortable with the system, Joy left school at the early age of 16 to pursue and study a myriad of interests ranging from Fine Arts and Theatrical Make-up to Hairdressing and even Photography. However, in 2011 she finally found her calling and decided to expand her musical talent.

She cites her contemporary influences as Fever Ray, The Books, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Moldy Peaches, Deerhoof and The Cranberries." - Last FM

Joy Moonflower - Live At Mokha Rock Lounge (2011-06-01)