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Alt Indie Pop Rockers FOURTH SON SOUTH Release Inspirational New Single 'The Moon'

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By Underground Press

Published Friday, 05 May 2023 08:13

Fourth Son South is back with their new single 'The Moon', their second with Sarah Jade Gardiner added to the vocals-harmony lineup. The band is presently preparing a new EP with this new lineup evolution, where the extra vocals and harmonies give a new dimension to the already strong songs. Peter Toussaint (Vocals & Lead Guitar) shares, "Our inspiration for 'The Moon' came from the spiritual belief that the moon has got a great influence on our emotions and relationships. From werewolves to mental health (a lunatic suffers from 'moon sickness'), or the success of a relationship ... the moon has been thought to be a defining influence."

Fourth Son South is an Alternative Indie Pop Rock Band from South Africa formed by Dutch-born guitar maestro Peter Toussaint. After his debut solo release ‘One Day’ (2018), Peter enlisted bass player Franco Jamneck and drummer Carel Viljoen and toured as a trio under the name ‘Peter T Band’. At the end of 2019, the band recorded their debut EP Another Mile under the name, Fourth Son South that was released in April 2020 … just as the world turned to lockdown with Covid-19. During lockdown, Peter wrote and recorded songs that formed the basis of their first full-length album The Sounds Around Your Head. Guitarist Dale McHardy was subsequently recruited to perfect the live sound and the quartet proceeded to release another single ‘Hold On’ in July 2021.

In February 2022 Franco Jamneck left the band, and Peter started wanting a stronger focus on multi-harmonies. Bernhard Viljoen, a bass player with a phenomenal ability for vocal harmonies was recruited, and the band released their EP Machine. Based on the success of the single and music video for ‘Tomorrow’s Better’ featuring Melissa Osborne on vocals, Peter recruited female singer Meel Vignetting, who played with the band briefly before Sarah Jade Gardiner joined full-time. Sarah is a young, experienced singer and music teacher from Johannesburg who won the Performing Arts Competition South Africa (PACISA). With her amazing vocal capabilities and warm personality, she completes the lineup of Fourth Son South.

To date Fourth Son South enjoyed success with their singles ‘Secret Place’ (Another Mile), ‘They Run, We Hide’, ‘Positive’, ‘Reflections’ (The Sounds Around Your Head), Hold On’, ‘Tomorrow’s Better’ (Machine), and 'The Cold' which all received considerable global airplay, especially in the US and UK. The band was interviewed on multiple radio stations (including Jacaranda & MIX FM) in South Africa and around the world. Their previous single 'The Cold' reached #1 on the 5fm Indie Chart. To date, Fourth Son South played notable shows and festivals like Woodcrock, STRAB, and Bos Boogie and represented South Africa at the international La Ley del Rock Online Festival held in Argentina and Italy.

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About Fourth Son South

Fourth Son South are a 5-piece Indie-pop-rock band with two guitars, bass, drums and 4 vocalists from South Africa. Formed by Dutch-born Peter Toussaint, a maestro on guitar. After bringing out his solo album One Day in 2018, Peter brought together bass player Franco Jamneck and drummer Carel Viljoen. As a three-piece, they toured for a while under the name Peter T Band.


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