Biography: Fokofpolisiekar formed in April 2003, sort of as a joke. In our first interview with them, they told us they nearly called themselves "Fokoffamieliekar" but felt it didn't have quite the "sex pistols" impact and mass appeal of Fokofpolisiekar. Their first (EP), As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brand, was released the same year and their hot live gigs soon made them the talk of the town. Or at least of Mercury Live in Cape Town. Which is where many bands' careers start and end. But one of Fokofpolisiekar's first tracks, "Hemel op die Platteland" made history when it became the first Afrikaans song to be officially playlisted on 5FM. Their first (hugely successful) complete album, Lugsteuring, was released in 2004. Monoloog in Stereo followed in 2005, and with it more hits that climbed the charts and demolished SA's radio language barrier.They have a new album due out in August this year.In case you didn't know, Fokofpolisiekar are: Francois van Coke (vocals), Hunter Kennedy (guitar), Johnny de Ridder (guitar), Wynand Myburgh (bass) and Jaco Venter (drums).
And now...We're interviewing them tomorrow and we'll use the live audio to create an audio podcast that you'll be able to download or subscribe to recieve.Downloads: get FREE Fokofpolisiekar MP3s here
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