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ROXPHERE Releases Debut Single – ‘GOOD ENOUGH’

roxphere good enoughToday the 13th of May ROXPHERE, an 'energetic indie pop/rock blend with a mix of R&B twin brother duo from Pretoria', is releasing their debut single through The David Gresham Record Company. We asked the duo some questions:

Hi. Guys! We are very excited about your debut single release - can you tell us more about the song?

Thank you, we are very excited as well!. "Good Enough" is an upbeat RnB Ballad which represents the art of being good enough in whichever way or form you desire. It's a song you can turn the volume up and relate to in more ways than one.

How would you describe your own sound?

We experiment with Electronic, Rock, and meaningful songwriting to create a mixture of indie-rock, Pop, and RnB. We won't say that it's a fixed genre because there's always space to change and adapt to work with different kinds of emotions and connections throughout different musical compositions. To name a few of our influences are Galantis, The weekend, Year's & Years and much more.

Why Good Enough as your first single - any particular importance to you guys?

"Good enough" is the first part of our future album which has a deep connection which comes from personal experience and emotion. But it has a universal message anyone can relate to. We challenge our followers to embark on this journey with us.

Is it difficult to work together as brothers in music? Or do you agree on most things?

It is the most solid bond we could ask for. Although we do like different things and the same, we have a mutual understanding and the same vision for Roxphere.

What do you have planned for the near future?

We are planning to release our songs as singles throughout the year. Perform as much as we can via events, festivals and also get to know our supporters on a deeper level. "Good enough" drops on 13.5.2016 on iTunes and other online distributors.

Get "Good Enough" on iTunes today!


ROXPHERE Signs With THE DAVID GRESHAM RECORD COMPANY

THE DAVID GRESHAM RECORD COMPANY is proud to announce the signing of acoustic twin pop duo, ROXPHERE.

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ROXPHERE is an 'energetic indie pop/rock blend with a mix of R&B' twin brother duo from Pretoria. With their positive & energetic attitude, they are fast becoming a crowd favorite amongst the youth with their unique and interesting performances. ROXPHERE have loads of charisma and love living out their passion as full-time musicians.
 
The duo was formed in 2012, after they moved to Islamabad, Pakistan. The brothers attended The International School of Islamabad (ISOI). ROXPHERE have performed on stages across South Africa and are continually growing their fan base on social media The group has been handpicked to travel to Orlando, Florida in the United States of America to perform at the International Arts Showcase in 2016 where they will perform in front of scouts from around the globe.
 
ROXPHERE is set to release brand new material through The David Gresham Record Company in 2016.
 
“We are continually looking for the freshest new acts around the world and Roxphere tick all the boxes for our company.” - Andrew Mitchley, COO and Head Of A&R, David Gresham Records.
 
"We are excited to work with such a dedicated team; DGR is a place where we can express ourselves through our music and produce great records. We want to give our fans music that they deserve and we know that we can accomplish that with DGR." - Roxphere.

Follow ROXPHERE: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud

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Francois van Coke + Die Heuwels Fantasties at The Assembly = Double The Fun!

King of Afrikaans rock, FRANCOIS VAN COKE and kings of Afrikaans electronic pop, DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES will deliver a powerful double bill at The Assembly on 4th of December like no other. 

Francoid van Coke - Photo by Mr Hayden PhippsDie Heuwels Fantasties - Photo by Jaco S Venter

Kick off the festive season with double the fun!

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DETAILS:
4 December - The Assembly, Cape Town 
Address: 61 Harrington Street
​Time: 21h00​
​Early Bird: R100 from (Webtickets)
Normal Tickets: R150
Facebook Event Page: facebook.com


Photo Credit: Francoic van Coke - by Mr Hayden Phipps | Die Heuwels Fantasties - by Jaco S Venter


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Karnivool Live In South Africa April 2016

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Australian heavyweights confirmed for two exclusive South African shows

Turning Tricks Entertainment in association with Jagermeister proudly presents: KARNIVOOL LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Revolution is a chaotic and unbalanced affair. It challenges the state of things and, for those who revolt against the status quo, it bears both great risk and reward. These truths are as vital in art as they are in any other realm and it is within these redefining forces that Australian hard-rock architects, Karnivool thrive. With their acclaimed 2005 debut, 'Themata' and 2009's ground breaking follow-up, 'Sound Awake', Karnivool established themselves as one of the most vital forces in progressive modern music.

Karnivool belied expectation again with their third album, 'Asymmetry' in 2013. This brazen, introspective and expansive work was designed in the band's Perth studio over two years and recorded with legendary producer Nick DiDia (Rage Against The Machine, Mastodon).

Karnivool have toured extensively in Australia and worldwide, making appearances at Sonisphere (UK), Rock AM Ring/Rock IM Park (Germany), and Download Festival to name a few.

Asymmetry has received enthusiastic praise from music press behemoths:

"An album of extraordinary beauty and depth." - Kerrang

"Majestic...Mezmerising...world class musicianship." - Rolling Stone

"Asymmetry is their best yet. A cavalcade of spiky riffs softened by ethereal moods." - Q Magazine

"This is scintillating, widescreen rock music that eschews traditional formulae in favour of a hypnotic, ever-changing hybrid of ideas. - 8/10" - Metal Hammer

"One of the most exciting progressive alt-rock bands to emerge in years." - Total Guitar

Watch Karnivool’s 'We Are' music video below:

South African Tour Dates:

Friday, 22nd April 2016: Mercury Live, Cape Town
Saturday, 23rd April 2016: The Bassline, Johannesburg

Tickets are on sale nationwide through www.computicket.com , as well as at Computicket outlets and Checkers stores.


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Big Wreck Release Their Single "Ghosts"

One of Canada’s most successful recording and touring acts, release their first single in South Africa, entitled ‘Ghosts’, which is the title track from the new album, as well as the follow up singles My life and War Baby.

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Big Wreck share production credits with longtime friends and producers Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats) and Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Danko Jones, Rush) and was recently nominated for the Canadian Grammy equivalent “The Junos” for Best Rock Album and Best Sound Engineering.

Featuring the guitar virtuosity and vocal talents of Ian Thornley, ‘Ghosts’ is an addictive pop focused track, which music fans will jump on; after a few listens to the addictive bass line groove!

“One of my discoveries of the year” – Bruce Dennill

Huffington Post – top 5 tracks of the year.

*****star rating – Amazon.com


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Featured SA Artist: Who is Last Chance Seattle?

They say it’s all in the timing, and if ever there was a time for a change in the music business, it is now. Johannesburg, South Africa wouldn’t strike you as the richest breeding ground for edgy rock bands, with its over-population of Hipsters and Jocks, but these 4 youngsters feel differently. Since forming in October 2014, the band has been working hard and practicing anywhere they can, from the basement of a Spanish restaurant after hours, to sneaking into a local school’s drum room. It is immediately apparent that wild horses could not contain the singular drive and passion of this 4 piece.

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All 4 of the guys are classically trained musicians, albeit in instruments more likely to be found in a philharmonic orchestra garage Grunge band. 

Jesse Rabinowitz is on the drums, and after seeing these guys live, his talent is near impossible to deny. He hits the skins like a mobster extorting protection money, and that’s an attribute which the biggest names in the genre have prized, over any other, since the glory days in the early 90’s.

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Daniel Pawson is the guy you will see thrashing around to the right of stage. If his bass guitar had the ability to scream in fear for its life, he would need a bigger amp to drown it out. He spent several years with the prestigious Drakensburg Boys Choir as a Baritone, so the jump to Bass Guitar was as logical as it was seamless. Most bands dream of finding a bassist who has a sixth sense for bringing songs together, and these guys lucked out.

James Deacon is often mistaken for Justin Beiber, but don’t let his looks fool you, the guy is a rocker as pure as they come. He’s a classically trained violinist and award winning vocalist, but his hands have always belonged bending guitar strings till they bleed. Arguably the melodic brains of the outfit, his ear for a hook is uncanny. When he drives into one of his goose bump – inducing solo’s, it would be fair to assume his musical idol Jimmy Hendrix would be squirming in his grave with pleasure.

The frontman Richard Deacon is where all the tortured emotion comes from. Like his younger brother he is a violinist at his roots, but his past is the stuff of a Rock ‘n Roll biopic. Living up to the Seattle Heroine stereotype, He is open about his struggles with addiction and fiercely guards his 7 years and counting of sobriety. He accredits his ability to overcome his substance abuse in large part to his music, which is a welcome reversal of the story which has played itself out so many times before. His voice has been compared to the likes of Cobain and Rossdale, but his delivery is not something it feels right comparing to others. Needless to say, Lyrical content and intensity are not exactly in short supply. His seeming lack of care about his appearance is refreshing in the age of the metro-male, and gives the band a genuine honesty and credibility not seen since before todays’ hipsters donned their first pair of horn-rimmed glasses.

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This isn’t a band that chases trends, they openly challenge them. With a demo in their hands (produced by Verny Scholtz of Just Jinger fame) they are currently in the end stages of writing their debut album - ”Otherness”

Whether or not Alternative Music drags itself back from the grave. This band gives all Rock fans a glimmer of hope, and that’s enough to get me going to the local club on the chance that we are on the brink of a long overdue change in the music business.


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