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The Amblers Unveil Live Video For Their Track 'Sometimes'

Hailing from the vibrant and diverse music industry in South Africa, folksy blues-rock duo The Amblers have unveiled a live video for the track Sometimes, taken from their debut EP The Dustling Man. An album that puregrainaudio.com described as, “Carrying a sound that leans towards the heavier side of things, fans of gritty, distorted bluesy rock a la Jack White or The Raconteurs are def. going to lap up these Johannesburg natives’ tunes.” The band released their second EP Ratty Old Mo on the 26th October 2018, which texxandthecity.com called, “an album worth your time”.

Acclaimed drummer Jason Hinch provides a powerful framework for Justin Swart to deliver his raconteurish ideas of music and lyrics to a listener. The two have a broad range of both local and international musical influences from Southern Gypsy Queen and The Black Cat Bones, to The Rolling Stones and Jack White. Their approach to music is raw but not unpolished, lending authentic energy to huge drums and dirty, vintage guitar tones.

The video was filmed and recorded live in one take on location at Decibels Studios in Pretoria by Gifford Peché, who also handled the grading and editing. The final audio mix was done by Justin Swart, who comments on the filming process, “Live environments are where it's at for us as The Amblers. We love the Dread! Just got to get it right. And most times, you don’t. Not exactly that is. It's the imperfection that makes it perfect.

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Watch the video for 'Sometimes' 

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Aussie Glam Rockers, Release Video For 'Hero'

Australian based Futuristic Theatrical Rock Warriors, CROSSON, have returned with their new album 'Invincible'.

Invincible is the follow up the bands critically acclaimed 2016 album 'Spreading The Rock ‘N Roll Disease'.

Once again mixed by legendary producer Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper), and mastered by U.S mastering legend Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake), Invincible delivers Crosson’s own brand of uplifting catchy rock anthems with loud guitars, big harmonies and a blistering production.

The opening track Rock Warriors is an anthemic tribute to all the bands and artists who laid the foundations for the genre and kept it alive and kicking for decades, whilst the first single Never Give Up is an inspirational and ‘catchy as Chlamydia’ track with a strong 80’s Bon Jovi vibe that would even make Desmond Child tap his feet!

The album’s big ballad Unconditional Love is a duet with renowned Finnish singer and actress Jessica Wolff, with the music video shot in Sydney and Croatia by the award-winning feature film and music video director Steve Ravic of Majestic Films (Doro, Manowar, Rhapsody).

Frontman Jason Crosson says of the album, “Invincible is 10 notches up from where we left off with Spreading The Rock N Roll Disease. The songwriting and production has leapt in great bounds and the album will have you shamelessly singing along to the catchy choruses while leaving your ears bleeding”

Watch the video for 'Hero' below!

Invincible is sitting at # 20 and currently in its 7th consecutive week on the Top 30 Official German Rock & Metal Charts!

“There’s a new rock n roll thunder coming from the land down under, and it goes by the name CROSSON. Ten tracks of, fist in the air rock n roll anthems. ”
Josh Smith – Hair Band Heaven April 2018

"5/5. Supurb.. I love it!!"
Rockfarbror (Sweden) April 2018

“If you like the idea of KISS and Motley Crue crossed with The Darkness and Steel Panther, you’re gonna love Crosson”
Xavier Russell - Classic Rock Magazine

“Crosson can best be described as a mix of Alice Cooper and KISS with a touch of Sweet and T Rex” 8.5/10
The Metal Factory (Switzerland) April 2018

Australian Tour Dates to be announced soon!

Watch the bands incredible videos for Never Give Up and Unconditional Love (feat. Jessica Wollf)

"Rock will never die whilst there are bands like Crosson”
Adam Cox – Decibil Geek April 2018

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Invincible is out now! smarturl.it/6joir4

Check out the Album Teaser below!

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Expect More at South Africa's Friendliest Festival

This Easter, the rolling foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountains will come alive with the sounds of 7 000 happy campers, a host of musical talent from across South Africa and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

In its continuous efforts to not only be South Africa’s friendliest festival but one which encourages participation and interaction, Splashy Fen is proud of its long list of family-themed activities and entertainment for fans over the Easter long weekend this year. From yoga to belly dancing, drumming workshops, trail running, river frolicking, face painting, fashion shows, art and music from all genres, there really is something for every kind of fan, of every age, race, culture and gender.

ART

2017 saw the introduction of the festivals first art installation, The Rising Earth Pod, a wondrous creation by KwaZulu-Natal artist and sculptor Kim Goodwin. Kim created an impressive towering structure on the banks of the Splashy Fen river by weaving and manipulating Wattle, an invader plant material found in nature. “I challenged myself with this concept,” says Goodwin. “I wanted to create something that looked like something you would see under a microscope or through a telescope. Something we don’t necessarily recognise. It creates a sense of wonder and I’m drawn to that. As are others.”

Having conceptualised and built structures at the well-known Afrika Burn Festival in the Karoo, Goodwin says that this year, fans can look forward to something a little more interactive. “We are building a slightly scaled down version of a piece we did in the Karoo recently. Because there is, so much work and time and effort that goes into creating one of these structures, when we recreate it as a smaller version of itself, we really get an opportunity to focus on perfecting it.”

By no means, a small installation, the 3-metre look-out temple that is near completion on the Splashy Fen Farm, will offer Fenners a new perspective. Made in nature, using only nature as a primary building material, the temple showcases the beauty of the festival and its magical surroundings.

Splashy Fen isn’t simply a showcase of acclaimed musicians and artists, but a platform for everyone and anyone to share their passion, learn new skills or simply enjoy watching others do so. The Treehouse stage is another of Kim Goodwin’s creations made out of Wattle and has become an area synonymous with creative freedom and hippy-style happiness. It’s an area that attracts more and more fans with its offering of activities that encourage creativity and participation. Not to mention décor that is out of this world.

Art-Go-Round, a creative art concept, will give fans the chance to add their creative mark to a 4-metre canvas throughout the festival. In addition, Yoga sessions take place every morning at 9 am. Hula-hooping, fire-breathing and day and night time Poi displays can be seen throughout the festival, as well as face and UV body painting, henna, hair wrapping and other activities. Drumming sessions take place every morning and evening, belly dancing and Digeridoo workshops, fire-breathing and dancing around the Acoustic Stage bonfire, a competition for the most creative campsite flag and not to forget, the ever-popular Splashion Show with the amazing prize to Seychelles, courtesy of Air Seychelles and Eden Island.

KID ZONE

A group of qualified professionals head up the Splashy Fen Kid Zone. To ensure the utmost safety of the children, the area will be cordoned off and parents will sign their children in and out. Children of all ages can enjoy sensory, educational and fun activities such as reading, colouring, face painting, construction areas filled with building blocks, a game zone filled with play equipment like hula hoops, bean bags and balls and of course, a traditional Easter egg hunt.

ARTISTS

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Over 300 acts across 5 unique stages, and you’re bound to discover new favourites, enjoy old classics and get to know the great musical talent that South Africa has to offer. The Steezies are an example of such talent, as a product of South Africa's multicultural musical paradigm. Their songs boast isiZulu hip-hop and South African style guitar alongside funk melodies; and European trumpet lines within Afro song structures. Fans can catch The Steezies at 12 pm on Saturday the 31st of March at the Corona River Stage.

Other acts to appear on The Corona River Stage include Jerry and the Bandits, Mali Zulu, Georgetown and Easy Freaks on Friday 30th March, Charlie Finch, Gus Brown Band and a surprise set on the Saturday 31st March and 4 AM, Stone Jets, Josh Wantie and Monark on Sunday 1st April.

The Budweiser Main Stage will commence on Friday the 30th and will showcase the likes of Abaqgobi, Rubber DUC, Hot Water, Mango Groove, Napalma, Stone Palace, Perez, Prime Circle, Bowling for Soup, Veranda Panda, Ard Matthews, Matthew Mole, Pierce Brothers, Desmond and the Tutus and festival favourites, GoodLuck.

The Acoustic Stage will see Chico Muya, FREDDY-L, Crimson House, The Kickstands, Alex Cavan, Lindo M, Mike Wagner, Hayden Hack, Seb Goldswain, Qadasi, Jessica Martins and many more take to the stage, starting at 2 pm on Thursday afternoon through to late Sunday evening.

The Treehouse Stage has a jam-packed line-up that includes Gemma Early, Chadwick Jubber, Rusty Red, Martin Gill, Werner Bekker, Dawn Morey, Nish Pillay, Shannon Connolly, Zacas and more.

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The Red Square Electric Boma is a music and dance treat for those who love to party. Catch Ty Stoltz, Knott, I am Rogue, Ryan Murgatroyd, Bhashkar and Royal Love on Friday 30th March. Hendrik Joerges, Amigo & Tim Lewis, Craig Rude, G-Major, Asante and Ph Fat on Saturday 21st March, and Sennora & Kritik, Slim Beats, Groove Two Us, Huckleberry, Jayy Jabs and Chunda Munki on Sunday 1st April.

South Africa’s oldest music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from Thursday the 29th of March to Monday the 2nd of April 2018. Tickets are limited and still available at splashyfen.co.za.

For more information go to splashyfen.co.za.

 

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