"Electric Dreams is an adventure away from the guitar and washboard setup that ATWN is known for." It's a, mostly, electric punk rock record... even though it's listed on anarcho-punk.net under Non-punk Anarchist Music...
Monday Morning Justice or MMJ started as a solo folk punk project in Middelburg, Mpumalanga... A very conservative, religious and racist town to be playing fast atheistic folk music with political undertones. Now with a full band backing up a snot filled collection of very intricate punk rock songs, with heartfelt lyrics. This is a must listen to album.
"But can you find a better friend
than one who helps you jump the fence,
looks out when you slash their tires,
burns a flag when you're cold and tired
A brother, a sister, an open hand
mother can you understand we live a life we've never owned
So whisper softly sabotage
and wither slowly this visage.
Now we know the blood of kings
is spilled as easy as those who sin
Shape this country into land
and share it with your fellow man,
there are greater uses for this fire
but none as great as to burn their empire!
The fathers who brought us to a land where
the children scream: "Why?!!!"
As I awake with a skull in my hand
Betray all that history has written
Now that their aren't any statues left,
to obscure the view I hope we see thee embers
of our burnt brothers who cross borders
Now that there aren't any lights on nowa' days
I hope we notice their...
I hope we notice their...
I hope we notice their hue"
Folk, Blues, Ska, Punk out of Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
For those of you into thrashy hardcore FREExMONEY is a new Joburg based band born from members of Conqueror, Brafcharge and Goat Throne. They have a self released collection of 7 songs titled Bad Vibes and two videos up.
A.W.O.L - We Want A Revolution
All These Wasted Nuts - I Benefited From Apartheid
Atom Band - Betsy (Stalker Sympathy)
Brafcharge - Marikana
Captain Stu - Value Systems
Car Boot Vendors - An Honest Love Song
Conqueror - I Am Pain
Contramundi - Feedback
Corax - Death Spiral
Fruits Veggies - Without A Gwaai or a Cent
Fuzigish - Little Bird
Gentlemen Callers - I Stopped Caring
Gross Misconduct - Flags From Ashes
Hog Hoggidy Hog - African Son
Japan And I - By the Braai
JP Mayers - Jozi
Leek & The Bouncing Uptones - Racist
LP SHOW - driving in d minor
Make-Overs - Too Far
Matt Vend and the Tender Ten - Justifying Apathy
Mental junto - Greater good
MiSLeD - Hatemale
Monday Morning Justice - heart-dis-ease
Outrage - Capitalism Close Up Shop
Power Age - Smash the AWB [side 2- TLD- '7- 1987]
Provider - The Pearl
Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents - Those Grey Men
Red Brigade - Beer song
sibling rivalry - xephon
Skelm Helm - NoChoice
SKUNKS - Zombie March
Sleeping At The Popes - New South Africa
Sloppy Folk - Fixed Dice (Electric)
Solitary Confinement - Convenient Evil
Sticky Antlers - Sick Man Of Africa
Still Thinking - Boys In Blue
The 85ers - Wooden Toy
The Bone Collectors - Circus
The Brother Moves On - Dagiwe
The Dollfins - Kiss Me Quick
The Finger - Anti-Social Tennis
The Nomadic Orchestra - Hell
The Trees - Burn This City
The Tubby Wilsons - & Jeffrey Learnt Absolutely Nothing
The Vendetta Cartel - Hidden Evil
The Vodun Haunts - Midnight Curse
Touched By Nausea - The Ecological Footprint
Toxic Death Kommando Militia - Unemployment
Two Weeks Old - ADD
War on Salt - Ska Government
Hope everyone is ok with the songs being used. The idea is: "Would it not be kinda nifty to try to compile one song from virtually every local punk band EVER in a set of archives that can be streamed or downloaded?"
Help with band suggestions and sourcing the songs for the next ones would be swell :)
This blog has been started to try and put together a documented audio history of past and present music from the South Afican punk scene / DIY underground.
This is about sharing some of the music we make and have made. rather than trying to sell a product.
Most of everything posted is out of print + permission to post from the creators of the work, will have been granted, but sometimes this can be very difficult... if not impossible.
So if you have a copyright issue with something and would like it removed please let us know.
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).
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
VIDEO *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
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
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.
Theatre was an experimental chaotic hardcore outfit formed in South Africa, in mid-2008, after the expiration of its member’s previous bands. They bring genre-smashing music to the foreground that is both unique in construction and chaotic in design. Theatre was characterised by notably destructive, yet emotive performances with live shows that truly defied the norm.
'Wild Youth started in March 1978 but the story began a year before. We grew up in the suburbs along the North Coast about ten miles away from Durban. Wild Youth was born out of boredom, my friend Mark Dyson and I bored out of our skulls sitting in his lounge listening to Rolling Stones records. Sometimes our friend Peter Kunst would join us but he had a girlfriend so he had less free time. Boredom is good for rock and roll. Mark and I decided to start a punk band with Peter. Peter would play bass and sing. I would play guitar and sing and Mark would play the drums. We decided to call it The Fourth Reich, a stupid name as we weren’t fascist or racist just young dumb and wanted to cause a reaction. My dad had grown up in Czechoslovakia under Nazi oppression and he has told me some horrific personal recollections from those days but that is a story in itself...'