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Frederic Egersdorfer

Frederic Egersdorfer

Returning To Love with The Graeme Watkins Project

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Hit singles, rigorous gigging, and various side projects often leave artists yearning for the opportunity to take a step back and re-centre. Between the release of their 2013 sophomore album Soldier On and now, The Graeme Watkins Project have taken advantage of their absence to do just that. They’re revitalised and brandish a level comfort with their signature pop sound not unlike their past efforts. Underground Press caught up with the 2-time SAMA nominated indie group to get a glimpse into the experience leading up to the release of their latest single ‘Love in Abundance’.

How does it feel to be releasing new material?

It's awesome! We are so proud of the new stuff we are dropping. Everything feels really good about the timing and sound.

Is ‘Love in Abundance’ a standalone single or is this a sign of an album to come?

We are going with releasing music as it is ready, removing the pressure of what people think it should sound like, and taking total responsibility for what we are putting out there.

What inspired the lyrics and theme of ‘Love in Abundance’?

We all went through a major “Growing up” process over the last three years. As you get older, you need to be reminded of the youth that exists when you’re young. Pure unadulterated LOVE keeps you youthful and reminds you of what is importance. 

Describe how Rick Joaquim’s direction helped bring the themes driving ‘Love in Abundance’ to life.

He is just a powerhouse. He had this amazing idea and brought it to life in such a beautiful way. We are so stoked with the result.

How did balancing Electronic elements and Rock elements influence this track?

We follow our gut with writing now, we allow what we are listening to at the time to filter in and out of the music we write. This song settled in such a nice way, that it wasn’t a conscious decision, it all seemed to fall into place.

Where does ‘Love in Abundance’ rank among the band’s favourite tracks?

it's up there at the top, hey. It represents where we are in our lives and careers now! and so it's super relevant. it's also awesome having something new to jam at gigs, it brings a fresh energy to our set.

Is TGWP planning any future gigs featuring ‘Love in Abundance’? If so, when and where?

Yup, check out social media, tours are being planned for September.


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Who is OH ROXY? #ThisIsMe

Oh Roxy This Is Me Itunes CoverWhy the 'Oh' in front of Roxy?

'Oh' goes perfectly with my personality. I couldn't just be Roxy. I had to be OH Roxy! Something you can shout in front! 

Who is Oh Roxy?

Oh Roxy is an alternative pop band from Cape Town, South Africa. Myself and producer Kamil Govender are the two members. 

Why did you choose #ThisIsMe as your first single and what do you feel it portrays about you? 

'THIS IS ME' is the best introduction to me as a person and musician. It shows off the vibe we want to go for musically as a band, so the public can get a real sense of how different and experimental OH ROXY plan to be. The lyrics portray me as a person. The chorus especially. I am a creative and think and see things differently to others, so this really is the perfect way to show South Africa what they're in for! Whooo!

What can people look forward to from your sound? 

Something really different. We have a lot of musical / cultural influences in our stuff. Lots of African beats, Native American chants, local sounds too. Just think very, unique and experimental. We want people of all ages to stop and be like, "Flip this is so weird?! I love it!"  

What makes you unique in the SA music industry? 

We have something different to offer. Like I said before, it's very experimental but with a local / strange twist thrown in the mix. It really is something so new and original and I'm really excited to see what people think!  


An Intimate Evening With ROBYN HITCHCOCK and LUCY KRUGER

This February London based singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock will be sharing a bill with local artist Lucy Kruger for two special performances.

“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop [music]. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings." - Rolling Stone.

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One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters, Robyn Hitchcock began his career performing folk rock in Cambridge.

Hitchcock served as the front man to punk band The Soft Boys beginning in 1976, before leaving to pursue a solo career. He has since recorded more than 20 albums, including Black Snake Dîamond Röle (1981), Globe of Frogs (1988), Goodnight Oslo (2009) and his latest offering, The Man Upstairs (2014).

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Robyn is currently traveling through South Africa and will be making a stop in Cape Town. For this special show, he will be performing alongside Emma Swift - a smoky voiced alt-country songstress and award-winning radio broadcaster. Her self-titled debut album was nominated for Best Country Album by the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards in 2014.

The two musicians will be sharing a bill with Cape Town based singer-songwriter, Lucy Kruger. Lucy is currently working on her third studio album – further exploring her unique brand of psychedelic folk and dream pop. A few of her Lost Boys will be joining her for the evening where they will be performing some of their newer material.

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Catch them at one of these shows:

Friday 12 February
The Alma Cafe, Rosebank
20 Alma Road, Rosebank
Time: 7pm for 7:30
Tickets: R60
Booking Essential - 021 685 737

Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/gwttmd8

Saturday 13 February
The House of Machines
84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Time: 8:30pm for 9pm
Free Entry
Facebook Event: tinyurl.com/zmy3pd3

Watch Robyn below!



Watch Lucy here!



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ROBYN HITCHCOCK Contact: Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Instagram
LUCY KRUGER Contact: Website | Facebook | Soundcloud
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This February London based singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock will be sharing a bill with local artist Lucy Kruger for two special performances.

The SA Artist Spotlight NEW EPISODE WITH #REBURN

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Described by some in the local music industry as being ‘the next best thing to Table Mountain’, Cape Townian indie-rock powerhouse, Reburn took some time to chat to Nick Darke in the latest episode of The SA Artist Spotlight.

The band’s first release from their latest album “Majestic”, enjoyed high rotation on 5FM, MFM; TUKSFM, Voice of Wits Radio and many other local radio stations.

Nick chatted to Craig Hermanus (guitar, vocals), Scottie Moore (lead vocals), Alex McFarlane (guitar, vocals), Matt Norman (bass guitar) and Nicholas Oebell (drums) about stylishly falling into crowds, Scottie’s “soft-metal” past and how Reburn has matured musically over the years, how they have honed their craft and stuck to what they do best in the past ten years. Viewers are in for a special treat with Reburn performing exclusive unplugged renditions of ‘I Remember the Days’ and ‘Bitter Ending’ in this week’s episode.

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Take a look at REBURN’s interview on The SA Artist Spotlight YouTube Channel here:


Interview - 

Quiz - youtube.com

‘I Remember The Days’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boq9TaWctnA

‘Bitter Ending’: 


Connect with REBURN on: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | ReverbNation | YouTube


ChianoSky Releases Inferno Album Teaser Video for iTunes

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ChianoSky is pursuing a new direction in her music, drawing on her infatuation with the sex appeal of the late 60’s & early 70’s, especially the heated romances of that era.
 
Her second album, entitled Inferno, embodies a mix of disco, pop, funk and a unique, celestial influence: "Music for people out of this world”.
 
Inferno is aimed at stereo sound-systems and cyber screens, worldwide, pushing the limits by combining her love for fashion and art both sonically and visually.
 
Inferno is more than music, it’s your ‘Cosmic Pop Universe'.

Buy INFERNO on iTunes here!

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'Inferno' A Cosmic Pop Journey


A PERSONAL NOTE FROM CHIANOSKY

From the deep unjustified encounters of space I present to you the INFERNO album cover! For me this album embodies a true romance of disco funk and modern space galactic pop introducing something I like to call COSMIC POP. On the journey of making this album with Produced By VAM and FutureNow Records it was really important for me to bring back the emotions I love most about the 60's and early 70's era! Its sensuality, sex appeal and happy go lucky attitude that I interpreted in my own way. I wanted to make music that excites my soul and my body. Music specially crafted for people out of this world who are down to boogie!

 ChianoSky
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Produced By VAM

Released By FutureNow Records

The 'Drenched In Disco' photography series was taken by Tim Hulme / Retouched by Retouch Republic / Mua by Tiffany Wilson.

More images here: futurenowrecords.co.za

'Inferno' Album Teaser Video

The Inferno album teaser showcasing the track 'Beggin' was filmed in Cape Town in the early stages of the album conceptualisation while she was busy recording songs in Joburg with Produced By VAM. This is the first video in a series of art pieces that will be released as her Cosmic Pop Journey unfolds.



Watch the INFERNO Album Teaser Video below!


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