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Blues and Rock
12th Avenue

12th Avenue

Bon Jovi arm wrestles Guns 'n Roses on this huge air guitar-driven power ballad off the CT hard rock crew’s new bipolar concept album, Insane.

Blues and Rock
12th Avenue

12th Avenue

CT hard rockers give fans of Queen, Kiss, Iron Maiden and Iron Maiden a reason to smile with this anthem off their new bipolar concept album Insane.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
12th Avenue

12th Avenue

The new "single" from one of Cape Town's best rock bands off the 4-song EP Crazy.

Blues and Rock
12th Avenue

12th Avenue

The fantastic first single from this highly-rated Cape Town rock band's new 4-song EP 'Crazy' on the Bowline label.

 
 
 
Rock
Mellowstone

15

A track off this Durban group's debut 6-track EP, One Step Further, which shows off the groups melodic rock with strong grunge influences mixed with acoustic rhythms.

Rock
The Jack Rolling Dandy's

2020

The highly anticipated follow up to their groundbreaking self titled debut single has stepped up the pace ten notchs, with non-stop, in your face action from start to finish.

 
 
 
Rock
The Parlor Vinyls

21 Gun Salute

A fresh new track for the year from a band sure to continue making their mark on the SA music scene with their debut album.

Blues and Rock
30 seconds to Mars

30 seconds to Mars

Jared Leto's band of brothers chat about loving music, getting lost in Cape Town and looking beyond 'emo' pop stereotypes.

 
 
 
Rock
7th Son

7th Son - On My Holiday

Mother City ska-rock favourites fire off this contagious first single from their excellent new album 'Ontology'.

Rock
7th Son

7th Son - The One

"He's the one who sees it all" declare Mother City ska-rockers on this brassy skank 'n shred about a guy waiting to take his dream girl's breath away. A little bit 'emo'? Maybe, but with some big cajones, bru. Off their excellent new album, 'Ontology'.

 
 
 
Rock
Peach

A Lot Of Things

With Angie Peach, one of South Africa’s finest and new wave vocalists, Peach will always be remembered for their power act and great music, on the RetroFresh label.

Rock
Otis Waygood

A Madman's Cry

A classic South African rock track from the 70s off the ex-Zim rockers LP, Ten Light Claps And A Scream on the RetroFresh label.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Aaron Nel

Aaron Nel

Durban singer songwriter shows off his smooth vocals and guitar dexterity on this funky adult contemporary rocker off his upcoming EP.

Blues and Rock
Aces High

Aces High

The hot new single from this great Cape Town alternative rock trio off their upcoming 2007 debut album called 'Armed Response'.

 
 
 
Rock
Lithium

Aesop

Still rated as one of the best SA bands of the past 20 years, here’s a blast of rock nostalgia from the revered Cape Town rock band.

Rock
Hog Hoggidy Hog

Africa Sun

The 'Hogs' extol the joys of the SA summer in their own unique and exuberant ska-punk style, off one of their earlier albums, Oink.

 
 
 
Rock
Fuzigish

Agatha Buttworthy

Here’s some power ska-rock from one of the best SA bands in the business off their Exploited and Distorted album.

Rock
Suck

Aimless Lady

The hard rock sound from one of South Africa’s finest bands ever, the grungy 70s gang they just called Suck. Off the album Time To Suck.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
aKING

aKING

Primal pop vocals, huge rock hooks and singalong choruses? Yep, the chart future of SA indie-rock starts with this anthem off Dutch Courage.

Rock
aKING

aKING - I Believe

The Bellville Rock City stars share this killer indie rocker off their breakthrough debut CD, Dutch Courage.

 
 
 
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aKING

aKING - In The Twilight

Indie rock poster boys team up with CT based production company Ghetto Vibrations, Khayelitsha United Mambaso and the Thokozani Brothers on this enigmatic title track off their new EP.

Blues and Rock
albinobeach

albinobeach

Step aside kidofdoom, this is the real post-rock deal: an oceanic shoegazing instrumental off their self-titled EP.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
albinobeach

albinobeach

Experimental SA rockers give fans of Mogwai and Red Sparrows a reason to post-rock with this acoustic instrumental off their self-titled EP.

Blues and Rock
Aletia Upstairs

Aletia Upstairs

The first single from this dynamic new South African artist off her debut album, 'Possibility', on her own Upstairs label.

 
 
 
Rock
Jim Neversink

All Apaches To The Snow

Some typically A-grade indie folk-rock from the Johannesburg musician's recent album, Skinny Girls Are Trouble.

Blues and Rock
All Star Funk Four

All Star Funk Four

Hendrix jams with the Chili Peppers on this funky rap-rock anthem off the fantastic Mother City four’s latest genre-surf, Control Alternative Delete.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
All Star Funk Four

All Star Funk Four

The first single off the just-released new album, Control Alternative Delete.

Rock
Gage

All That I Am

Gage is a hot new three-piece rock band from Kimberley who are about to blast SA rock fans with their upcoming new second album called Break The Silence.

 
 
 
Rock
The Sick-Leaves

All These Foolish Things (I've Said)

A track from this highly-rated SA rock band off their debut album Tunnel Vision which was nominated for a Best Alternative Album: English SAMA. 

Blues and Rock
Alpha Bell

Alpha Bell

This exciting sing-along rock ballad is the debut single from Alpha Bell's new album called 'Hear Me Out' - available now on Exposed Records.

 
 
 
Rock
Andra

Andra - Time Cares

Namibian born, Pretoria-based singer songwriter fires off this gritty blues rocker about finding yourself in the bottom of a bottle. Off her debut album, Secrets and Skeletons… Notes from a Desert Café.

Blues and Rock
Andrew J Bryson

Andrew J Bryson

Listen carefully as this talented new artist on the SA rock scene diplays his "shredding" skills on this amazing instrumental rock track.

 
 
 
Rock
Andrew J Bryson

Andrew J Bryson - Autumn Shade

Instrumental rocker shares this track off his album, Station B-12, which includes 12 instrumental tracks, elements from the rock, blues, jazz and electronica genres as well as exploring the mystery of space travel, different solar systems and different worlds. If you're into Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, you'll surely appreciate this!

Rock
Andrew J Bryson

Andrew J Bryson - St Anthony's Fire

Atmospheric Instrumental Rock trips seldom come as spaced in as this genre-imploding jam off 'Station B-12', a 12-track instrumental rock album that explores the mystery of space travel, different solar systems and different worlds.

 
 
 
Rock
Andrew Kay

Andrew Kay - Superboy

The Lowveld lion channels David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on this cosmic pop quest about searching for that one chord that would change the world. Off his debut solo album, 'Peace and Love'.

Blues and Rock
An'gel

An'gel

Evanescence and Linkin Park fans are in for a treat with this femme-fuelled alternative Afrikaans rocker. It’s a cocktail of heavy guitar riffs, scratching and strings packs a serious sting.

 
 
 
Rock
Wickhead

Angel Tears

Widely rated as one of the best hard rock bands ever on the SA scene, with a track off their top-selling album, A Crush On Revelation, on the Authentic label.

Rock
Karmic Kick

Angels Playground

The hot new single from these impressive Gauteng rockers off their new album called Enter Angels.

 
 
 
Rock
The Brothers Streep

Anna Paquin

The Brothers Streep are an acoustic comedy band from Cape Town who gained international exposure when they were Skyped on BBC 1's <em>The Graham Norton Show</em> to perform this track off their album, Suitable For The Whole Family.

Rock
The Third Eye

Apricot Brandy

A classic track from this SA psychedelic rock band led by organist Dawn Selby and her brother Ron on guitar, assisted by guitarist/vocalist Maurice Saul, bassist Mike Sauer, and drummer Robbie Pavid. Off The Third Eye.

 
 
 
Rock
Pebbleman

Architect Of Pain

A great new track from this quality rock act featuring the amazing guitar talents of Richard Pryor better known for his work with the Boulevard Blues Band.

Blues and Rock
Ashtray Electric

Ashtray Electric

The ghosts of No Friends of Harry come a knockin in this nicotine-stained alternative rocker off “The Dave Sessions” EP.

 
 
 
Rock
Ashtray Electric

Ashtray Electric - Lia

The Mother City's moody boys give fans of The Editors and Interpol their fix with this psychologically bruised alt. rocker. Off the brand new 'SA Indie Volume 1' compilation of cutting-edge tunes, courtesy of SA's indie labels.

Rock
Ashtray Electric

Ashtray Electric – Seasons

First single from upwardly mobile new Cape indie rock outsiders off their just-released 10-track debut album "Bonjour", a 2-disc set that includes a 15-minute documentary of the band titled "Lead Me To Sea".

 
 
 
Rock
The Invaders

Astral III

One of the seminal SA soul-rock bands from the 70s with one of their early hits off their recently reissued album, There’s A Light There’s A Way.

Rock
Captain Stu

At A Crossroads

A song from the album, 'The Adventures Of Captain Stu' from a band that has been gigging around the country for the best part of 5 years; playing a tightly executed and energetic blend of afro pop, ska, funk, rock, with an urban twist.

 
 
 
Rock
Falling Mirror

Automaton Town

Another burst of inspired Neilen Mirror lyrics and Allan Faull guitar wizardry off the legendary 80s Cape Town duo’s famous album, Johnny Calls The Chemist .

Blues and Rock
Autopilot

Autopilot

Upwardly mobile Mother City 5-piece sidesteps the skinny jeans dance rock craze for an equally hypnotic slice of "fluid groove alternative rock".

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Autopilot

Autopilot

Tune into this electrifying alternative rock off their first single, EP Beautiful which secured a number 5 spot on the MK89 TOP10.

Blues and Rock
Autopilot

Autopilot

Cape Townian indie group's latest MP3. Be sure to look out for their new album Beautiful.

 
 
 
Rock
Ramblin' Bones

Baboon Moon Rising

Ramblin' Bones is the alter ego of Jay Bones, former front man for the popular South African ska band Fuzigish. Here with a track off his new album,  'Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents' which is also the name of his expanded band.

Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Babydoll

A track off the album, Shed Your Skin which illustrates the raw, passionate and intense sound that people have grown to love the Guns for.

 
 
 
Rock
Basson Laubscher and The Violent Free Peace

Bad News

First single off the new EP Shakedown from the former Zinkplaat guitarist and his blues-rock band.

Rock
The Plastics

Banks Of The Breede

One of Cape Town's best indie-rock bands with a track off their recent album, 'Shark', produced by Gordan (The Strokes) Raphael.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Baxtop

Baxtop

No, these dudes aren’t dyslexic. Tune into this wickedly funky rocker off Larry, Tim, Fuzzy and Bruce’s classic SA rock album Work it Out.

Blues and Rock
Bedrock

Bedrock

Namibian "band in the sand" give rock 'n roll nostalgists a reason to go retro with this breezy single off their new CD, Simplicity

 
 
 
Rock
Bedrock

Bedrock - Saturday Night

The famous ‘Band In The Sand’ from Namibia shares this old school raw rock-pop party poppper off their album "Recovery", underpinned with a wry thread of humour which meanders throughout most of their songs.

Rock
Alicia Wolf

Beyond My Dreams

Alicia Wolf is from Boksburg, Gauteng and has dedicated this autobiographical album of Rock Music called Beyond MyDreams to her late parents.

 
 
 
Rock
The Dollfins

Bitch

The opening track off the brand new self-titled debut album from this hot Cape Town female punk band.

Rock
Parlour Vinyls

Black Cat Moves

One of the most exciting bands on the South African rock scene with their new single off their debut album which is doing very well for them.

 
 
 
Rock
Black Era

Black Era – Move

"I'll be your driving force, I'll be your power source, 'cos we got groove!" sing this new Gauteng rock band on this pub crawler about partying. Off their forthcoming debut album recorded at B# Studios.

Rock
Black Era

Black Era - Terugveg Tweegeveg

Black Era share this punk-rock bilingual beat off their debut album, Feel Good! featuring Bouwer Bosch, from Straatligkinders with guest vocals recorded by Francois de Klerk.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Black Hotels

Black Hotels

Heart core Joburg quartet gives fans of early REM a reason to smile with this hook-laden indie-rocker off their debut EP, Beautiful Mornings.

Rock
National Wake

Black Punk Rockers

Some power rock from this edgy Ska punk reggae SA rock band from the 80s off their recently re-released album, Prague Set.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Blazin' Spear

Blazin' Spear

Here's your weekly dose of the finest SA hip hop courtesy of the folk at African Dope off the Silvertab Harambee Dope Sessions compilation.

Rock
Th' Damned Crows

Blue Eyed Devil

Formed at the foot of the notorious Devil's Peak in Cape Town, Th' Damned Crows fell together through a mutual love of psychobilly and blues.

 
 
 
Rock
National Wake

Bolina

Ivan Kadey and his crazy Joburg punk gang , as seen in the recent SA music documentary, Punk InAfrica.

Blues and Rock
Boon

Boon

Ex-Movie55 singer channels the ghosts of Alice Chains on this nu-metallic KO off his latest EP, Fireball.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Bored

Bored

Pietermaritzburg nu-metal trio give fans of Seether a reason to headbang with this razor-rifffed wailer about co-dependent relationships. Heavy, bru!

Rock
Filth

Born On A Saturday

This Alt, Grunge, Hard Rock band from Cape Town that started in 2013 has, in a short amount of time, made an impression with their gritty live performances. From Dirty Laundry.

 
 
 
Rock
Gage

Break The Silence

The title track, and second single, off the new second album from this 3-piece hard rock band from Kimberley.

Blues and Rock
Brendon Burns

Brendon Burns

Danger Zone comedy bytes from Aussie bad boy Brendon Burns, aka "Burnsy". Intelligent, but impolite.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Brokenradio

Brokenradio

This title track off the excellent new 6-song EP from this emerging Cape Town group is on the new Wicked Records 'Demo It Loud' CD compilation.

Blues and Rock
Brown

Brown

The current No 1 hit from this singer/songwriter, radio host, author, photographer and youth activist who uses his music to raise awareness for South African youth.

 
 
 
Rock
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - Life Itself

Exclusive! Download this killer track off Bruce Springsteen’s brand new CD, Working on a Dream for free! Album available: February 9.

Blues and Rock
Bryson, Andrew J

Bryson, Andrew J

If you are a fan of guitarists like Joe Satriani you will love this chilled rock instrumental from this new emerging SA musician.

 
 
 
Rock
McCully Workshop

Buccaneer

A classic SA rock track from one of the finest SA rock bands off the SA Party compilation.

Rock
Ann Jangle

Burn It All

A fantastic new single off the brand new and excellent album Kicking Sawdust from this emerging Cape Town rock gang.

 
 
 
Rock
Tribe After Tribe

Burning Bush (Radio Edit)

Tribe After Tribe's unique blend of psychedelic African rock has received high praise from the media in Europe, UK and North America.

Rock
The Pits

Cadillac

This three piece Rock n' Roll disaster from Cape Town play foot-stomping yet haunting songs of doom and gloom on their debut album, Introducing , released in December.

 
 
 
Rock
Crimson House Blues

Calling To The Wild

First single off the brand new second album, Red Shack Rock from these ex-Namibian blues-rockers following the success of their debut album Smoke, Dust And Whiskey in 2012.

Rock
The Otherwise

Can I Kiss You

This four piece rock band from Durban has two sets of brothers, and the music on their debut album She Doesn't Care, She Wants to Dance is a blend of creative, dirty-sounding guitars and smooth, punchy bass lines over loud disco/punk/rock beats.

 
 
 
Rock
Canamii

Canamii - The Phantom Players

Prog rock fans are going to love this classic keyboard driven fable off the seminal SA album, 'Concept'. Originally released in 1980, this sole album by studio engineer/producer Phillip Nel, vocalist Claire Whittaker, and guitarist Paul Woodley is comparable to early ELP, Curved Air and Renaissance with its fusion flourishes and soaring vocals.

Rock
Forefront

Can't Help But Find

Another great track off First & Foremost, the debut EP from this emerging alternative rock band from Cape Town, with influences from Hip Hop to Death Metal to Classical music.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Captain Smug and the Propagandists

Captain Smug and the Propagandists

Pete O'Donoghue and his merry Grahamstown men mainline 'alternative' back into indie with this awesome dose of detuned rock delirium.

Blues and Rock
Captain Smug and the Propagandists

Captain Smug and the Propagandists

Some seriously slamming guitar riffs and powerful percussion will have you jumping up and down to this jazz and blues filtered indie-rocker off Watch Me Watching You.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Captain Smug and The Propogandists

Captain Smug and The Propogandists

An eccentric slice of indie rock experimentalism from Grahamstown's finest. Off their recent album, Watch Me Watching You.

Rock
Captain Stu

Captain Stu - More Than Friends

Mother City Afro-ska surfers fire off this funky urban rock fuelled first single off their second album, 'The Adventures OF Captain Stu'.

 
 
 
Rock
Captain Stu

Captain Stu – Weyo

Ska, funk, rock, reggae and Afro-pop slam up against on this proudly South African mosh pit party starter off the Mother City rudeboys' awesome second album, 'The Adventures Of Captain Stu'.

Rock
Beast

Cat Lady

A new single from this acclaimed collective of top Cape Town rockers with Lark’s Inge up front on vocals on this track off their recent collection, Smoke Swig Swear.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Ced

Ced

A pop-rock track from popular Port Elizabeth band off their very impressive EP.

Blues and Rock
Charl Folscher

Charl Folscher

This is the opening track off this very talented Christian pop-rock performer's recommended debut album called 'Day By Day'.

 
 
 
Rock
Rabbitt

Charlie

One of the greatest of all the SA Rock bands featuring Trevor Rabin on guitar from the 1975 album Boys Will Be Boys.

Blues and Rock
Charlie Pickering

Charlie Pickering

He's funny, his impulsive, he's storming festivals all over the world and he's here in SA. Listen to two routines online.

 
 
 
Rock
Chasing Friday

Chasing Friday - All I Wanna Do Is Be On TV With You

Phill Black (vocals), Brendon Hull (guitar), Nico Mouissie (bass) and Andrew Mellish (drums) fire off this punky indie rocker about those weekend mating rituals. Oh, and if you've ever been stuck in a dead-end job you'll know exactly what it means to be "Chasing Friday".

Rock
Checked Zebra

Checked Zebra - Colour Me In

Fantastic first single off Amazon Baby!, the debut album from these ex-Camps Bay High School ska-rockers.

 
 
 
Rock
Checked Zebra

Checked Zebra - Rollerskating To The Sun

Cult Mother City ska-rock favoruites get brassy on this contagiously punky second single off 'Amazon Baby'.

Rock
Checked Zebra

Checked Zebra - Won't Forget To Write

"I won't stop 'til I drop!" is the war cry on this funky fresh single off the Mother City ska-punk rockers' debut album, 'Amazon Baby'.

 
 
 
Rock
Cherry Faced Lurchers

Cherry Faced Lurchers - Do the Lurch

"I heard about this new disco, I really wanted to dance/But when I phoned up my honey she kept talking about this other man/That made me really mad" wails lead singer James Phillips on this classic homegrown rock dedicated to keeping the fire of the jol burning throughout the darkness of the apartheid Eighties. Off their legendary "Live at Jamesons" album.

Rock
McCully Workshop

Chinese Junkman

A big hit off the album, The Best Of McCully Workshop by arguably one of South Africa's finest pop rock bands.

 
 
 
Rock
Melanie Scholtz

Circle

Regarded as one of Cape Town’s finest jazz vocalists, here’s another track off her acclaimed debut album, Zillion Miles.

Rock
Bed On Bricks

City

An infectious bass-driven urban groove that will have you wanting more from this Cape Town band's acclaimed first album, Humanarium.

 
 
 
Rock
New Holland

City Lights

01, the debut album by Stellenbosch rockers New Holland, captures the fresh party rock & roll sound that’s been thrilling crowds from day one.

Blues and Rock
Clifford Clifford Bryan

Clifford Clifford Bryan

The debut single from this gravel-voiced Durban-based performer hints at a crossroads between Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Nick Cave and a young Eddie Vedder.

 
 
 
Rock
Adventure Man

Clumsy

A new track, written and produced by Gad de Combes, Marc de la Querra and Jacques Du Plessis at High Seas Studios off the upcoming album Out Of Order.

Rock
The Revelators

Codeine Machine

This three-piece garage rock band from Cape Town creates a low-fi style of garage fuzz that gives way to a raw, energetic delivery. From the album We'll Make Them Like New.

 
 
 
Rock
The Helicopters

Come And Dance

A golden oldie from this popular SA rock band active in the 1980s fronted by lead singer Bernard Binns. From The Best Of The Helicopters.

Rock
Canamii

Come And Fly

Canamii is an obscure South African female-fronted progressive folk rock band with vocals by Claire Whittaker. Their sound has much in common with mid 70s UK progressive groups like Renaissance and early Curved Air. Off the album Concept.

 
 
 
Rock
No Friends of Harry

Competition Rules

One of SA’s finest rock bands ever with one of their biggest hits from back when they ruled the SA rock scene. From The Present Has Passed .

Rock
King Dinosaur

Confabulation (Feat BPJ)

The new single from the very talented Jozi muso, Gad de Combes, off his new acclaimed 4-track EP .

 
 
 
Rock
Circus

Conquistador

A brilliant cover version of the Procol Harum classic, released by this big SA pop band of the 70s off their album, In The Arena .

Rock
Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment - Rock and Rolls Royce

Inspired, but not influenced, by the British punk boom of the late '70s, James Phillips formed his first band with Carl Raubenheimer and Mark Bennett. Corporal Punishment reflected the angst and white paranoia of Springs, the stereotypical mining town where Phillips spent his youth. Shifty's Lloyd Ross says that this is the band that inspired him to start recording "non-commercial" South African music in the first place.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Cortina Whiplash

Cortina Whiplash - Leb 2 Da Knees

The ex-Rokkeloos grrrls poke fun in this ska-infused rocker that wears its check shirt with tongue-in-cheek pride.

Rock
David Beretta Owens

Could This Be

David Beretta Owens, the ex-front man for Lithium, is back with his long awaited solo debut, 'The Order of Things' produced by SAMA Award-winning producer Theo Crous.

 
 
 
Rock
The Sick-Leaves

Coz You Like It

A track off the twice SAMA-nominated rock band The Sick-Leaves' independently released highly anticipated third album Last Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Rock
Radio Rats

Crazy Caroline

Yet another crazy character from Jonathan Handley and his great rock band from Springs who originally brought us ZX Dan. Off Into The Night We Slide.

 
 
 
Rock
Jam Jarr

Creeping Out

Jam Jarr - Creeping Out - African Dope Records brings you the second offering of Jam Jarr - 'I Am The Danger' - a 5-track journey into glitch,bass, rap, debauchery, and everything else that makes life the dirty good thing that it is.

Rock
Jon Delinger

Crossroads

This Storm Rekordz artist is a Malawian by origin, grew up in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and was selected to represented South Africa in Sweden at the Ethno Music Festival. This song is from the album Never Walk Alone .

 
 
 
Rock
Ramblin' Bones & His Bloody Agents

Crystal Ball

Ramblin' Bones is the alter ego of Jay Bones, former front man for the popular South African ska band Fuzigish, here with a track off his second album Ramblin' Bones& His Bloody Agents.

Rock
aKING

Cut Throat Tongue And Razor

The popular Cape Town rock band step it up with a track off their recent album, The Red Blooded Years.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
CY Cowboys

CY Cowboys

The first single off the self-titled debut album from this new Cape Town indie duo whose music is described as "Afrikaans-electronic-hiphop with a dash of humour".

Blues and Rock
D.A.D.

D.A.D.

This popular Cape Town rock band (aka Duck And Dive) pay tribute to our favourite blonde iconess off their debut album, 'Black Lace'.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
D.A.D.

D.A.D.

Here's the hot first single off 'Black Lace', the full debut album from this 4-man "old school" rock band from Cape Town's Southern Suburbs.

Blues and Rock
D.A.D. (Duck AnDive)

D.A.D. (Duck AnDive)

Alt. rock gets mainlines Yeats' poetry on this Bad-Seeded new single from the "steel toed, shit kickin rock and roll" Capetonians.

 
 
 
Rock
The Dirty Skirts

Daddy Don't Disco

The title track off the recent album from the acclaimed and very popular Cape Town rock band.

Blues and Rock
Damn Right

Damn Right

Imagine John Lydon fronting Motley Crue and you’ve got some idea of what CT's "sex poodles" are up to with this sleaze punk sneer off their debut 5-track EP.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Damn Right

Damn Right

CT’s trashiest sleaze punks toss off this shambolically hip cocktail of Johnny Thunders, Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, Royal Trux and yes, the Sex Pistols.

Rock
Tribe After Tribe

Damsel (As I Went Out One Morning)

Robbie Robb and his fantastic punk-rock band with their big 80s hit, a Dylan cover, off the Rocking Against The System compilation.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Dan Patlansky

Dan Patlansky

Talented young Joburg guitarist gives fans of Clapton something to smile about on this moody blues ballad off his new CD, Real.

Blues and Rock
Dan Patlansky

Dan Patlansky

Electric blues rock doesn’t come more 100% proof than this bourbon-swilling title track off dexterous young Johannesburg blues guitarist's latest CD.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Dan Patlansky

Dan Patlansky

A new song from SA blues guitarist's second album.

Rock
Mrs. B

Dance Baby Dance

Since their inception in 2005, Mrs.B have been tweaking their unique sound as evidenced on To The Sound, the band’s fourth studio album.

 
 
 
Rock
Dance, You're On Fire

Dance You're On Fire - Even When He Wins He Fails

Joburg-based indie rockers bid their vocalist/keyboardist Nic Simmonds farewell with this progressive rock riff and wail workout that's taiolr made for fans of Muse.

Rock
Dance You're On Fire

Dance You're On Fire - It's Like Asking A Bear If It Has Fur. Face

Gauteng's soon-to-be fab five sidestep the indie dance rock stereotypes on this progressive guitar 'n wail workout off their self-produced self-titled EP that Blunt Magazine dubbed "a genre-bending release, featuring five progressive, unpredictable, dynamic rock songs."

 
 
 
Rock
Dane Taylor Trio

Dane Taylor Trio - I Got The Remedies

Another great power blues track off the excellent debut album 'ForeWord' from this Cape Town trio. Their collection of original music was written, recorded and produced, independently, over 3 short months by Dane Taylor with friends, drummer Justin Mark and bassist Rob Shaw.

Rock
Dane Taylor Trio

Dane Taylor Trio - In The Rain

Mother City muso gives John Mayer and Jason Mraz a run for their metrosexual money on this well-crafted bluesy rock ballad about obsession. Off his trio's debut EP 'ForeWord'.

 
 
 
Rock
Dane Taylor Trio

Dane Taylor Trio - Say You Do

Don't be deceived by that 'trio' billing, Dane Taylor and good mates Justin Mark (drums) and Rob Shaw (bass) rock out on this bluesy first single about falling in love off their debut EP 'ForeWord'.

Blues and Rock
David's Confession

David's Confession

David's Confession is the creation of singer/songwriter Mel Botes who teamed up with the group Georgia in early 1998 resulting in the bewitching progressive rock concept album About Time from which this folk rock song is taken.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
D-Day 4 Ever

D-Day 4 Ever

Rising Centurion hard rock quartet give fans of Drowning Pool, Stone Sour and RATM a reason to party with this explosive riff 'n wailer off their Detonator EP.

Blues and Rock
Denvor

Denvor

Fans of John 'Cougar' Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty are going to love this soulful adult contemporary rocker off Time.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Dertig Nul Ses

Dertig Nul Ses

Tune into this upbeat satirical modern rock jam about President Mbeki off new Afrikaans trio, Dertig.Nul.Ses’ self-titled debut CD.

Rock
Piet Botha

Die Heks Is Dood

One of the eleven new tracks specially recorded by this veteran SA artist inspired by his appearance in the recent spooky KykNET TV series Wie Lê Waar? off the album Spookpsalms.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Die Heuwels Fantasties

Die Heuwels Fantasties

Fokofpolisiekar’s Hunter Kennedy gets his electronic groove on in this existential guide to avoiding a 21st century nervous breakdown.

Rock
Die Maverick

Die Maverick - Learn To Forget

"Don't bite the bitter fruit unless you plan to eat it all tonight" caution the Benoni bad boys on this guitar-driven radio rock anthem about putting your past behind you.

 
 
 
Rock
Die Maverick

Die Maverick - One Step Forward

Second single from this rising power rock band from Benoni, who are currently creating a bit of a stir across Gauteng with their dynamic live gigs.

Rock
Die Maverick

Die Maverick - Stains and Debris

First release from these 'emerging' Benoni rockers whose creed is "To Die Maverick essentially means to have lived your own life"!

 
 
 
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Diesel Whores

Diesel Whores - Cocaine

Bad-ass sleaze rock doesn't come more dangerous than this devilishly sardonic parable about substance abuse.

Rock
The Plastics

Dirty Dancing

One of the many great songs off this Cape Town indie-rock band’s debut album, Kiss The Plastics.

 
 
 
Rock
Disney Flip

Disneyflip – Breakdown

90s Pietermaritzburg 'legends' share this sublime shoegaze about falling in-and-out-of love that was featured on SABC3 TV's "Going Nowhere Slowly" back in the day. It's a nostalgic trip, but worth going the distance for…

Rock
Cherry Faced Lurchers

Do The Lurch

The late great James Phillips and his merry musical gang with their massive 80s indie track, off Live at Jamesons.

 
 
 
Rock
Dog Detachment

Dog Detachment - Third World War

Remember how messed up SA was back in the mid 80's? Then you'll know exactly what stormtroopers Dog Detachment are barking about on this angular, apocalyptic post-punk jam. Off 'Best Kept Secrets' , a collection culled from their three albums with added rare tracks that showcases the best of a band that did not believe in compromise.

Rock
Alicia Wolf

Don't Stop Believing

A loner with a passion for life and music, Alicia decided to make her music a reality by going to record her album, Beyond My Dreams, at B Sharp Studios.

 
 
 
Rock
Van Coke Kartel

Doodsdreigemente

Still fighting the good SA rock fight, here’s SA’s favourite rockers with a track off Wie's Bang .

Blues and Rock
Draining Patience

Draining Patience

The second single off this new SA rock band's classy "tweetalige" debut album called 'New Beginnings' clearly shows this band's versatility and talent.

 
 
 
Rock
Summer Shade

Drive All Day

The new single from Summer Shade's latest EP features a mixture of rock, tribal, African, folk and a whole lot more.

Blues and Rock
Duck & Cover

Duck & Cover

Home is where… the amps are cranked up to acoustic on this power ballad from Pretoria's jukebox rock heroes.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Duck & Cover

Duck & Cover

A power track off this popular Pretoria hard rock band's debut self-titled album released on the Bowline label.

Blues and Rock
Duck and Cover

Duck and Cover

Old-style rock with riffy guitars, driving basslines and wayfarer poses. Break out the beer.

 
 
 
Rock
Duncan Mackay

Duncan Mackay - The Opening

After 35 years, the classic, but sadly over-looked 'Chimera' by keyboard wizard, Duncan Mackay, is officially available on CD for the first time, thanks to Fresh Music. Also includes this rare bonus progressive rock gem 'The Opening' from 1990.

Rock
Jesse Jordan

Eastern Bridge

This is the beautiful song that won this very talented and popular Cape Town rocker the Shell Road To Fame Award in the Pop-Rock category a few years ago.

 
 
 
Rock
Tidal Waves

Egigini

A vibrant kwela-reggae instrumental from this very popular Gauteng outfit off their 13-track album, Muzik an de Method.

Rock
Woodstock Mafia

Electric Light

Launched in 2011, Woodstock Mafia hit the ground running and made a fast mark on the local music scene. Their unique blend of hard, grunge and alternative rock explodes in high-energy live performance that has had fans screaming for more.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Eloquent Noise

Eloquent Noise

This track on the Merchant Records label was recorded for the 2006 Carnival of the University of Stellenbosch and includes an interesting Afrikaans rap section.

Rock
Crimson Chrysalis

Epilogue

New single off the album 'Virgin Death' from this South African female rock artist currently living in Pretoria who performs as Crimson Chrysalis.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
ETC Crew

ETC Crew

An even better version of the ETC Crew's massive MP3 hit, remastered to tie in with the Cape Town hip hop group's recent successful tour to Denmark.

Rock
Evolver

Evolver - Go All The Way

Old school roots rock favourites gives indie dance their fix with this anthemic power ballad off 'What's the Story?', their highly-rated second album.

 
 
 
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Evolver

Evolver - Let's Get Naked

Joburg rockers get down and dirty on this funky, bad-ass blues about getting your um, 'groove' on.

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Evolver

Evolver - Pretty Thing

Joburg rockers get in touch with their raw old school roots on this skirt chaser off their album What's the Story? You may remember this bad ass ballad from its video which featured none other than South Africa's very own Chuck Norris, Vernon Koekemoer.

 
 
 
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Evolver

Evolver - Why We Lonely

Classic single about breaking up and making up off this fab Gauteng rock band's second studio album, "What's the Story?", reached the top spot on the Vodafone Hi5@5 on 5fm.

Rock
Toxic Shame

EZ Come, EZ Go

A track from this highly-rated SA rock band off their 13-track album titled Detox, produced by the now legendary rock producer Jon Buckley.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit

This is the title track from this dynamic new SA rock band's very successful debut album on the Musketeer label.

Blues and Rock
Failing Forward

Failing Forward

Hypnotic dose of indie dance floor disco punk off the Mother City combo's debut CD. BOB's Tim rankin produces.

 
 
 
Rock
Forefront

Falling Away

Forefront is an alternative rock band with influences from Hip Hop to Death Metal to Classical music all mixed together on their debut EP First & Foremost.

Blues and Rock
Falling Mirror

Falling Mirror

Ever wondered why Johnny Called The Chemist? Tune into this rare acoustic psyche-rocker from FM's previously unreleased Hammerhead Hotel.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Falling Short

Falling Short

This hard rock track is an impressive debut single from a new SA rock band.

Rock
Farryl Purkiss

Farryl Purkiss - Kissing Devils On The Cheek

Hunky SA singer songwriter gives fans of Jim White's Americana fables and Jack Johnson's surf 'n turf tunes their fix with this latest single off his Sama-nominated new album, 'Fruitbats & Crows'.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Feedback

Feedback

Rising Mother City 5-piece gives fans of Seether, Nickelback and Prime Circle a reason to rock with this muscular post-grunge blowout off their self-produced 6-track debut EP.

Blues and Rock
Feedback

Feedback

Rising Mother City 5-piece gives fans of Seether, Nickelback and Prime Circle a reason to rock with this muscular post-grunge blowout off their self-produced 6-track debut EP.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Feedback

Feedback

This 5-man Cape Town rock band are drawing a lot of interest following the release and launch of their powerhouse 6-song debut EP.

Rock
Asylum Kids

Feeling The Spaces

The sound of Robbie Robb and his crazed bunch of SA punks from when they ruled the South African punk scene with their incendiary rock attack. From The Complete Asylum Kids .

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Fight with Fire

Fight with Fire

"Seize the moment!" is the sentiment on this no frills, no fuss guitar jam off the rising Cape Town alternative rockers' forthcoming CD.

Rock
Beast

Fill The Hole

Is this SA’s newest supergroup? Featuring members of Taxi Violence, Lark and The Plastics on their debut album, Smoke Swig Swear .

 
 
 
Rock
Peter Hoven

Fire Still Burns

A track off this Johannesburg based singer-songwriter's debut pop-rock solo album No Apologies .

Blues and Rock
Fire Through The Window

Fire Through The Window

Love is in the air in this sweet, indie pop-rock love jam from the Durban-based band’s debut album, Fire Through The Window.

 
 
 
Rock
Neshamah

Five Fingers Down

A thunderous song off Communicating In Heartbeats , the classic debut album from one of Cape Town’s loudest and heaviest bands ever.

Rock
Jesse Jordan

Flipside

Since winning the Shell Road To Fame a few years back, Jesse has become one of SA’s most popular live artists.

 
 
 
Rock
Carpet Mafia

Floydeski

A great single, and live favourite, from the band, described as “Cape Town's funkiest Electro-Rock band”, off their hot second album, Pretzelplex Bohemia.

Rock
The 13th Floor

Forsaken

The title track off the latest album from this exciting new band on the South African rock scene.

 
 
 
Rock
Foto Na Dans

Foto Na Dans - Daar Wag Iets

Cape-based band share this single off their new album Die Vloed, which can be described as a big, classic-progressive rock production reminiscent of the concept albums of the 70's.

Rock
Lucy Kruger

Four White Walls

The first single off her debut album, Cut Those Strings, from this emerging and talented singer-songwriter.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Fox Fyre

Fox Fyre

Fox Fyre - Jane Doe - Shaz on vocals and Sunny on guitar create the soul searing acoustic folk rock music of this emerging Durban duo.

Blues and Rock
Fox Fyre

Fox Fyre

The first single off the 6-track EP, 'Authenticity', by Shaz (vocals) and Sunny (guitar), the members of this popular acoustic folk rock duo from Durban.

 
 
 
Rock
Sannie Fox

Freedom

Belting out the blues like she was born in a Louisiana swamp this acclaimed guitarist and vocalist from Cape Town is best known for her work in forming and fronting psychedelic-rock trio, Machineri.

Rock
Shortstraw

Game Face

First single off the excellent debut album, You're Underfed, I'm Wonderful, from this hip new Jozi 5-man band.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Gavin Coetzee

Gavin Coetzee

A lovely song off this talented new guitarist's debut album which is also on the just released Barleycorn Music Club-sponsored 'Cape Town Rocks' compilation of emerging Cape artists.

Rock
Gevoel van Veiligheid

Geheime Trane

The first single from this two-man acoustic punk/rock band from Pretoria formed as a side project by Deon Roos from Die Onbekende, and Raymond Roy Horn from Neontetra.

 
 
 
Rock
7 Stukke Silwer

Genoeg

This four-piece Afrikaans hard rock outfit has released their 7-track EP album "Verlig die Seer", and the video for this new single off the album was recently launched on MK.

Rock
Lyzyrd Kyngs

Ghosts Of Berlin

Listen to this new track from two of SA's most enduring rock bands, Jack Hammer and Akkedis, who share a musical bond that goes back many years. From A A Few Grains Of Sand.

 
 
 
Rock
The Milkshakes

Girlfriend

A fresh and fantastic power-punk-pop single from a mysterious new SA teen rock band.

Rock
The Genuines

Goema

Title track off the brilliant album Goema, from this Cape Town group who stars in the recent documentary on this indigenous Cape Music style, called Mama Goema.

 
 
 
Rock
Baxtop

Golden Highway

A SA rock flashback with blues musos Larry Amos, Tim Parr, Fuzzy Marcus and Bruce Williams celebrating the famous Gauteng freeway! Off Work It Out .

Blues and Rock
Gomez

Gomez

Gomez have been together for 10 years. Ben Ottewell (singer, songwriter, and guitarist) shares some memories, and his insights on the great new album, How We Operate.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Gordon's Suitcase

Gordon's Suitcase

- The next single off the very successful debut album, 'Good Girls Like Good Music', from this stylish jazz collective from Johannesburg.

Blues and Rock
Gordon's Suitcase

Gordon's Suitcase

The second single from this unique Gauteng instrumental jazz group off their debut album, 'Good Girls like Good Music'.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Gravity's Grace

Gravity's Grace

A superb blend of adult contemporary rock and soulful balladry that is strangely reminiscent of some of those sappy 90s boy band tunes.

Blues and Rock
Gravity's Grace

Gravity's Grace

Huey Lewis and The News jam with the Backstreet Boys on this current radio hit off the adult contemporary Pretoria rocker’s debut CD, 20 To 5.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Gravity's Grace

Gravity's Grace

Reckon Watershed owns the patent on radio-ready pop rock? Not if this upwardly mobile Pretoria band has any say. It’s a contagiously massive chart attack off their debut CD, 20 To 5.

Rock
Not My Dog

Greed And Gold

This Pretoria based outfit ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal and tight live performances. Here's a song from their latest self-titled album .

 
 
 
Rock
Heather Mac

Green World

Heather Mac rose to prominence in the 80s SA rock music scene as the lead singer of Ella Mental - here with a track off her new album, WITHIN , a collection of personal songs gathered from the last 25 years of her life.

Rock
Grynd Rodd Muse

Grynd Rodd Muse – Blood & Scars

First ballbusting single off the SA heavy metal band's upcoming second album, 'Bloodline'. It's old school with a modern twist: ranging from groove metal to thrash with the rare sinister ballad in between.

 
 
 
Rock
Guy Onraet

Guy Onraet – Gunslinger

Emerging guitarist and composer fires off this progressive, mathematical metallic instrumental rock riff work out off his debut album, 'Invention City'. Trainspotters take note: the album was inspired by, and is loosely based on, the Dark Tower series of novels by Stephen King.

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Guy Onraet

Guy Onraet - Wizards

Emerging guitarist and composer fires off this progressive, mathematical metallic instrumental rock riff work out off his debut album, 'Invention City'. Trainspotters take note: the album was inspired by, and is loosely based on, the 'Dark Tower' series of novels by Stephen King.

 
 
 
Rock
Lyzyrd Kyngs

Gypsy Boy

SA music legend Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band, Arthur and Rudolph Dennis and AJ Graham, have shared stages and jammed across Southern Africa resulting in their first joint album, One Night Only, recorded last winter and just released as The Lyzyrd Kyngs.

Rock
Jack Hammer

Gypsy Wind

"Gypsies" are a recurring theme for SA blues legend Piet Botha, and this track about travelling round Texas features Billy Bob Thornton on drums. From Road Works [1984-2009].

 
 
 
Rock
Jack Hammer

Gypsy's Lament

There’s a slight hint of Rasta rhythm in this folky number from the Jack Hammer rock gang fronted by the legendary Piet Botha.

Rock
Gentle People

Hairy Man

A taste of SA prog rock from 1972 with this hip(pie) track off the Astral Daze 3 compilation.

 
 
 
Rock
Beast

Hand Of God

The brand new single off Smoke Swig Swear from this Cape Town super-group featuring members of The Plastics, Taxi Violence and Lark.

Rock
Scabby Annie

Hanging Out With Dave

A blast from the past from this great punk band from Gauteng with one of their most famous tracks dedicated to their (then) manager and all round SA music personality, Dave Chislett.

 
 
 
Rock
Tidal Waves

Happy Man

The upbeat opening track to SA’s finest reggae band’s fifth album, Manifesto.

Blues and Rock
Harris Tweed Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed Harris Tweed

"I'll still get, like, panicked and go 'Oaaah, I'm not good enough to do this!" Meet Cherilyn from Harris Tweed - the latest hottest SA pop band and hear their catchy songs in our podcast.

 
 
 
Rock
Filth

Haunted

More Filth by special request for this Alt-Grunge Hard Rock band from Cape Town whose honest brand of ballsy Rock 'n Roll, blends raw, heartfelt melodic vocals with a wall of distortion, and is reinforced by a thunderous rhythm section. From Dirty Laundry.

Rock
Th' Damned Crows

Heat, Haze and Mescaline

SA Scene Magazine described these Cape blues-rockers music as "If Alistair Crowley had grown up listening to the Meteors and Little Walter" – spot on!

 
 
 
Rock
The Buckfever Underground

Here We Go

Some more music from this crazy and brilliant bunch of SA improv musos who sound like no other - off their latest album Verkeerdevlei.

Blues and Rock
Heroes Wear Red

Heroes Wear Red

The band formerly known as Bloodmoney channels the driving, melodic rock majesty of U2 and Soundgarden on this slow burning second single off their debut album.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Heroes Wear Red

Heroes Wear Red

Tune into this melodic rock anthem reminiscent of bands like U2 and Soundgarden. It’s the title track off the former Bloodmoney’s debut album featuring ex-Sugardrive's drummer Garth McLeod and bassist Gavin Wienand and vocalist Tim Kroon.

Rock
Lark

Heroin Mary

An iron fist in a velvet glove, Cape Town Glitch-opera group Lark’s lead singer Inge Beckmann provides the velvet with her unparalleled ability to stun audiences with her voice and presence - off Mouth Of Me.

 
 
 
Rock
The Kill Heavy

Hiding

The fantastic first single off Straight Afterlife, the exciting debut album from this emerging modern rock band from Cape Town.

Blues and Rock
His Latest Flame

His Latest Flame

Brand new SA group gives REM fans a reason to smile with this moody melodic rocker that the NME's Mark Metiros reckons has “flavours of '80's post punk and indie with a self assured vintage '60's element”.

 
 
 
Rock
Sharon Tandy

Hold On

This SA singer achieved some success in the UK in the 1960s as part of the blue-eyed soul and freakbeat movements, here with one of her biggest hits, off the Astral Daze 3 compilation on Fresh.

Rock
Rabbitt

Hold On To Love

One of SA's biggest ever pop bands featuring guitar genius Trevor Rabin upfront with one of their biggest SA radio hits. Off A Croak And A Grunt In The Night.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Holly & the Woods

Holly & the Woods

More femme-rock than pussy-pop, more Riot Grrrrl than ‘right, girly’: the estrogen-charged anthem fans have been hanging for since Skunk Anansie split up.

Rock
The Kill Heavy

Home

The hot new single off Straight Afterlife, the exciting debut album from this emerging modern rock band from Cape Town.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Hopp Along Casidy

Hopp Along Casidy

Here's the first single from this highly-rated fresh new Afrikaans four-man punk rock band from Paarl off their 6-track debut EP called 'Dreigementasie'.

Rock
Blue Chameleon

Hoss

The manic and darker predecessor to "Monki Punk" band Boo!, Blue Chameleon were signed to Tusk Music as part of the label's development project and cut a four-track EP. Off Rocking Against The System 2 from Fresh Music.

 
 
 
Rock
Bitches Brew

Hot Hot Penny

Bitches Brew is a pristine rock band from Gauteng, South Africa. The band has just released their debut album, I, on iTunes through Wolmer Records.

Rock
Wildebeest

Hottentotsgod

This 1981 track off the live Bushrock 1 album features pounding African drums, frenetically wild violin and searing guitar giving this traditional African song a whole new meaning.

 
 
 
Rock
Valiant Swart

How Can U Tune Me Nooit When I Tune U It's Cool

An English track from the Song For Katryn star, and one of SA's top Afrikaans artists, off his Dorpstraat Revisited solo project from a few years back.

Blues and Rock
Howard Roark

Howard Roark

Obsessive compulsive wails about chasing skirts are seldom as addictive as this 'St. Vitus' dance rock wail off the Main Attraction EP.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Howard Roark

Howard Roark

Forget those Dirty Skirts on crack comparisons. As this single off the Main Attraction EP shows, these skinny-jeaned upstarts have definitely got their own dance rock moves.

Blues and Rock
Howard Roark

Howard Roark

Imagine the Strokes comparing skinny jeans sizes with The Dirty Skirts while listening to the Kings of Leon and you’ll know where this fashionably chic CT combo is on the upwardly mobile indie-rock map.

 
 
 
Rock
Howard Roark

Howard Roark - Gambling Man

Sadly defunct Mother City indie rockers fire off one last skiiny jeaned jam off their recent 'Main Attraction' EP.

Rock
Van Coke Kartel

I Want Brandy

Here’s a rare track from the wild bunch of the Cape punk movement with some heartfelt stuff from Francois and the lads.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Ian Hall

Ian Hall

Up and coming songwriter channels Dave Matthews, The Calling and Matchbox 20 in this breezy new single off his debut CD, In Geheim.

Blues and Rock
Ike Moriz

Ike Moriz

Self-made indie-pop idol gives fans of Bowie and Bon Jovi a reason to party with this rocking single off his new CD, All Around the World.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Ike Moriz

Ike Moriz

Self-made indie-pop idol gets up close and personal with 5FM’s Elana Afrika on this swooning, Xmas-ready love song off his third CD, All Around The World.

Rock
Illegal Gathering

Illegal Gathering - Johnny Cool

Imagine a South African Velvet Underground busking their way through Woodstock nightclubs back in the dark old apartheid days and you've some idea of where this second collaboration between legendary post punk savant James Phillips and Carl Raubenheimer is. Off the digitally reissued Shifty album, 'Voice Of Nooit', which features a collection of low-fi eclectic and inspired songs that reminds you of nothing less than South Africa's own low budget White Album. Collectors, this one's for you.

 
 
 
Rock
Signal Hill

I'm Holding On

The highly regarded Cape Town musicians and producers, Chris Tait and Richard Black (Street Level), have a new label, Level One Records, and their first release is Signal Hill's excellent debut album.

Rock
Riaan Nieuwenhuis

In The Grip

This ex-Delta Blue founder has released the album Instigator, with Riaan on guitar, and is the first hard rock instrumental album to be released in South-Africa consisting of vibrant hard rock guitar riffs, combined with energetic lead fills.

 
 
 
Rock
Prime Circle

Interview: Prime Circle

Ross Learmonth of Prime Circle talks 10 years, being beaten up, and Euro tours.

Rock
Channel24

Interview: The Script

Channel24's Anton Marshall chatted to The Script's Mark Sheehan just before their tour of SA.

 
 
 
Rock
Riaan Nieuwenhuis

Inveterate Abstract Art

This talented composer and multi-instrumentalist is based in South Africa but his music spans the genres of Indie Rock to New Age, Classical and Blues. Off Instigator.

Rock
The Dirty Skirts

Is This It

This is a remixed version of the adored Cape Town electro-poppers earlier single off the their debut album, On A Stellar Bender.

 
 
 
Rock
Peach

It's So Luvverly

SA's own Siouxie Sioux, Angie Peach, captures all the anger and aggression of the late 70s punk movement brilliantly on this punky ska tune off this great band’s album, On Loan For Evolution.

Blues and Rock
J

J

He's come from nowhere (make that Walvis Bay) to the SA pop charts and just released his album on flash disk.

 
 
 
Rock
Jack Hammer

Jack Hammer - The Haunting

Piet Botha and his blues rock brothers are in a mystic, progressive rock mood on this meditative ballad trip off 2008's 'Highway 13' . Now also available on their 25 year anniversary offering 'Road Works (1984-2009)'.

Blues and Rock
Jack Hammer featuring Tidal Waves

Jack Hammer featuring Tidal Waves

The original mystic boer teams up with regage rockers Tidal Waves on this haunted tale of inner city xenophobia off his new CD Highway 13.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
James Kibby

James Kibby

This is the second single to be released off 'Nowhere2Hide', the excellent debut album from one of Cape Town's finest jazz and blues guitarists.

Rock
James Phillips

James Phillips - Pearls and Swine

Off the legendary SA singer songwriter's last will and testament, 'Soul Ou'. Originally recorded as a demo, this session turned out to be the definitive example of the essential James Phillips: intimate, single instrument and voice, lots of emotion. Recorded in one two hour session in 1991, it was only released after his death five years later. The songs span a large chunk of his writing career, from his time as a student in Grahamstown to new compositions that would end up on 'Sunny Skies'.

 
 
 
Rock
James Phillips & The Lurchers

James Phillips & The Lurchers - Why Can't We Love One Another

Written between the time of the release of Mandela and the political prisoners in 1989/90 and the advent of the first democratic election, James Phillips' piece de resistance and homage to 'serious rock and roll, 'Sunny Skies' walks the path of careful optimism, with a healthy sprinkling of pessimism.

Blues and Rock
James Stewart, James

James Stewart, James

The former Usual frontman says of this track: "I wrote Boogie Woogie Xmas as a bit of a lark last year with AJ Gundell who is an 11-time Emmy Award winner."

 
 
 
Rock
Jamie Shelley

Jamie Shelley – Scatterbrain

This single off this new Cape Town performer's second album, 'My Mine(d)', enjoyed some airtime on UCT Radio, and was subsequently featured on the BBC Food Channel TV production, "Cooked".

Blues and Rock
Janice Foster

Janice Foster

A sparkling new voice on the SA pop scene with a song co-written with her sister, Ruth, off her 10-track album, simply called 'Janice'.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Jannie Moolman

Jannie Moolman

One of the many excellent Afrikaans tracks off "Hoëveld Kleure", this second album from the well known and respected South African tenor on the Bowline label.

Blues and Rock
Japan And I

Japan And I

Joburg’s spunkiest three chord heroines fire off this pussy-powered punk cocktail off their debut CD, Will Take Over The World.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Jesse Jordan

Jesse Jordan

Fly away from all the troubles of world with this beautifully sweet pop-rock joint which won Jesse Jordan the Shell Road to Fame Award for years.

Rock
Thys Nywerheid

Jimi Hendrix

How about this cool instrumental tribute to the great guitar legend off Thys’ new album, Wit Geraas Vir Donker Dae.

 
 
 
Rock
Mr Cat & The Jackal

Jimmy The Lonesome

A new track off this amazing group's second studio album, containing a total of 16 songs and featuring an eclectic mix of acoustic, country, rock and roll and blues.

Blues and Rock
JJ

JJ

This vibey track off the "African Dope SoundSystem" compilation features JJ's lyrics combined with some instrumentals by DJ Dope.

 
 
 
Rock
Falling Mirrors

Johnny Calls The Chemist

Surely one of the strangest hit singles ever on SA radio from the brilliant Cape Town band, Falling Mirror, off their RetroFreshalbum of the same name.

Blues and Rock
Joint State

Joint State

Joint State - Southey's Lies - This Cape Town band featuring the Munroe Brothers are back on the rock scene with this new single off their debut album, 'Nothing Works Like Water'.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Josh Grierson

Josh Grierson

CT singer songwriter shatters the metro-sexual stereotypes with this sensitively tough acoustic bleat about being broken hearted off his EmoKidJosh CD.

Rock
Juggernaught

Juggernaught – Daddy's Land

"Sex, drugs and whiskey" fuel this bad ass swamp blues metal rocker off the Gauteng headbangers' stomping debut album, 'Act Of Goat'.

 
 
 
Rock
Juggernaught

Juggernaught - Wild Turkey

Hairy, whiskey guzzling, guitar slingin' gang chase this hairy, whiskey guzzling, guitar slingin' cocktail of Classic Rock, Southern Metal, Blues and Rock 'n Roll into one loud, dirty and very bad ass brew, best decribed as "MAN-ROCK"! Off their critically-acclaimed album, 'Act of Goat'.

Rock
Juggernaut

Juggernaut - Down 'n Out

Gauteng blues metal rockers mainline the Holy Grail of Rock 'n Roll Mythology on this whiskey and sin soaked wail off their debut album, 'Act Of Goat'. Fans of missing links like Monster Magnet, this hair of the dog, headbanger's ball is for you.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Just Jinjer

Just Jinjer

They're making a success of SA rock overseas. Just Jinjer's Art spoke to us about everything that matters, including music and creme soda.

Blues and Rock
Just Sarah

Just Sarah

Mother City rock chick Sarah Pope guides her acoustic rock foursome through this grungy guitar duel off their new 5-track EP, A New Destructive Toy.

 
 
 
Rock
The Sick-Leaves

Kaizen

A song off the band's second album 'Stone the Crow'  which followed their SAMA nominated debut album 'Tunnel Vision' and which was also nominated for a South African music award in 2009 in the category of Best Alternative Album.

Rock
Lyzard Kings

Kalahari Sand 305

The Lyzard Kings were born out of the 20-year friendship and brotherhood between SA music legend Piet Botha and the Akkedis Band, Arthur and Rudolph Dennis and AJ Graham.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Kalahari Surfers

Kalahari Surfers

More typically unique South African edgy electronica from Warrick Sony off his brilliant album, 'Muti Media' released on the African Dope label and now available at Rhythm Records.

Rock
Karmic Kick

Karmic Kick - Pole Dragon

Guitar heroes are going to love this muscular modern rock riff workout. It's off 'The Skies Beyond', the second of two albums released simultaneously by Karmic Kick, which presents a harder edge, with Kevin Rule's vocals finding sure footing in Rikus Nieuwenhuis' dense, heavy rhythms and punchy guitar.

 
 
 
Rock
Joint State

Keep me Awake

 A track off the new EP called The Relief from this hard rocking Cape Town band.

Rock
Kalahari Surfers

Kicked By The Ball

A typically melodic and evocative track by Warrick Sony off the Kalahari Surfer’s 2001 album, Akasic Record to help us recover from watching the World Cup.

 
 
 
Rock
Sugardrive

KMIS

A great rock track from one of SA’s finest rock bands of the past 10 years off their SAMA Award-winning album, Love Etc….

Blues and Rock
Koos Koos Kombuis

Koos Koos Kombuis

Uncle Koos has recorded another song exclusively for 24.com. This one is about the death of Taliep Pietersen,

 
 
 
Rock
Wysdiman

Land van Ons Vaders

The latest single release off the debut album, 2000 en nag from this 4-man Afrikaans hard rock band currently making their mark on the Gauteng rock scene.

Blues and Rock
Lara Frances

Lara Frances

This talented newcomer on the Rhythm label is set to make a dent on the local musical landscape this summer with her refreshing mix of Afrikaans and English nu-folk and pop.

 
 
 
Rock
The Plastics

Late Night Scene

New single from these emerging Cape Town rockers off their excellent new second full length album 'Shark' which was produced by legendary Strokes producer, Gordon Raphael.

Rock
Laurie Levine

Laurie Levine - Stranger

Gauteng-based nu-folk pop songbird invites the incomparable Jim Neversink round to help her add some slide guitar grease to this emotional hangover off her debut CD, 'Unspoken'.

 
 
 
Rock
Tidal Waves

Let The Music Play

This great song off the Gauteng Afro-roots-rock-dub-reggae group’s fantastic 13-track album, Muzik an de Method on Bowline shows why they are so popular.

Rock
Shy Guevaras

Let’s Go

A track from the Cape Town based, 4-piece, alternative rock band who made a big impact on the SA rock scene with their first album.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Lienka

Lienka

This lovely duet between the ddisselblom vocalist and Prime Circle's Ross Learmonth, off her debut solo album, 'Lienka', reached the No. 1 spot on the Highveld FM Homebrew chart.

Rock
Terry Dean

Living in '94

New single from this multi-talented SA muso off his album 4 Seasons on which he writes and plays his own brand of blues, rock and folk music.

 
 
 
Rock
Taxi Violence

Living It Up

Still one of the biggest names on the SA rock scene, here’s the classy and classic rock band from Cape Town with an earlier track off their debut album, Untie Yourself.

Rock
Pebbleman

Loaded Gun

A great track from Richard Pryor, best known as the hugely talented lead guitarist for the Boulevard Blues Band. From The Red Stone Album.

 
 
 
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The Rudimentals

London Sux

This ever-popular Cape Town Ska group are still spreading their good music and vibes across the country, here with a track off their album, Set It Proper.

Rock
Bitches Brew

Lonely Rider

A track off the new album I from this classy Jazz Rock band from Gauteng featuring Lanie van der Walt on bass and Charlie Vallow on vocals.

 
 
 
Rock
Circus

Long Legged Lady

Circus ruled in South Africa's wildcat club culture of the mid-1970s - an original band, with a theatrical approach to their songwriting here with their sexy love song big hit. From In The Arena.

Rock
Hawk

Look Up Brother

A track off the RetroFresh album African Day, the debut album from Hawk which is regarded as one of the greatest Afro rock epic concept albums ever made with its fusion of acoustic music and African rhythms.

 
 
 
Rock
The Dirty Skirts

Love Is A Smoking Gun

Some power Cape Town rock from one of its favourite bands off the album, Daddy Don't Disco .

Rock
Paint

Love Sweet Dreams

There's a lot of interest around this new trio and their excellent 100% independent debut album Painting With Sound.

 
 
 
Rock
Lua Union

Lua Union - A Thousand Lights

Lucas Swart (The Pretty Blue Guns) and Francious Kruger (Nude Girls) give fans of aKING's kinetic indie rock come-ons a reason to shake their skinny jeans on this debut single off their upcoming 7-track EP, produced, engineered and mixed by Neal Snyman.

Rock
Forefront

Ludum

Something new from this young, emerging alternative rock band with influences from Hip Hop to Death Metal to Classical music. From their debut EP First & Foremost.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Lugkasteel

Lugkasteel

Here's a lovely track from this Gauteng acoustic folk group to get you into the mood for the upcoming festive season.

Rock
MacGyver Knife

MacGyver Knife - Why You Mean?

MK Video Award nominees amp up the emo on this punky rocker off their forthcoming debut CD.

 
 
 
Rock
Karmic Kick

Makes You Dead

A track off 'The Skies Beyond', the second and harder of the two albums from this Cape Town band with Kevin Rule's vocals finding sure footing in Nieuwenhuis' dense, heavy rhythms and punchy guitar.

Rock
John & Philipa Cooper

Man In A Bowler Hat

More strange and surreal SA 70s pop from this well-known SA duo. From The Cooperville Times album re-issued by Fresh Music.

 
 
 
Rock
Summer Shade

Mango Tree

World Among The Clouds is Summer Shade's latest EP. The band (previously known as Nungarin) has remolded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, African and folk.

Rock
Mann Friday

Mann Friday – Disappearing

Ever wonder where the Zimbabwean folk-rock favourites got their groove on before making it in London? Tune into this poetic tale of modern life off their album, 'Apple Source' (previously released as 'The Orchard').

 
 
 
Rock
Mann Friday

Mann Friday - Merry Hill

This Zimbabwean-cored group has gained a lot of attention and a very loyal fan base on the London gig circuit since successfully transporting their original brand of Southern African musical styles to those shores a few years ago. One listen to this gorgeous, melodic modern rocker and you know why. Off their brand new CD, 'Waiting for the Flash'.

Rock
Three Bored White Guys

Mantits

A sharp and funny track from one of the most popular and hard-working Cape Town musical outfits featuring Greg Donnelly and Anton Marshall. From We Been Robbed.

 
 
 
Rock
Marcia Moon

Marcia Moon - Invasion Of Your Privacy

Pretoria-based singer songstress gives fans of Neko Case, Natalie Merchant and Josie Field's beatific folk rock their fix on this superb new single off her excellent debut album, 'A Gradual Awakening'.

Rock
Hedgehoppers

Mary Mary

Another big hit for this UK beat combo off their only South African album from 1970, showing the local bands how to mix pop, psych and the West Coast sound.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Matricide

Matricide

Ever wonder what happened to SA metal? Well, if this White Light battle of the bands entry is anything to go by, it's alive and well and living in the Mother City!

Rock
Catlike Thieves

Maybe Baby

First single off this new band's long awaited debut album Nine Lives - these 12 foot-stomping, skirt-lifting, sister-kissing rock 'n roll / rockabilly songs will have you up on your feet and dancing in no time.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
McCully Workshop

McCully Workshop

70s rock legends regroup for this brand new ballad about looking for a method to the madness of life in the 21st century.

Rock
McCully Workshop

McCully Workshop - Nosferatu

Recently reunited 70s classic rock legends (remember 'Buccaneer'?) coax listeners to take a walk down the dark side of the street on this shadowy tale of a vampiric relationship of love and lust. It's a rocking new track off their 4-track sampler titled 'Work In Progress' (pre-release). The current group consist of the classic 70s line-up of brothers Mike and Tully McCully, Richard Black and Rupert Mellor.

 
 
 
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McCully Workshop

McCully Workshop - Sweet Fields Of Green

Fans of early Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd are going to love this progressive pop rock gem off the South African legends' recently-reissued 1971 album, 'Genesis'.

Rock
McCully Workshop

McCully Workshop - The Circus

The legendary McCully brothers, Mike and Tully share this seminal slice of SA psyche-rock off their debut 'McCully Workshop Inc' album. As Psychedelic-Music.com put it: "Of all the albums we've heard from South Africa this one is topscore. What a beautiful masterpiece. Pepper-influenced underground music with great songs, lovely vocals, strong harmonies, great distorted guitarwork."

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Medium Rare

Medium Rare

Powerful first single and opening track off this hot, new Cape Town rock group's debut album, 'Just Getting Started', recorded at Paris Studios.

Blues and Rock
Mellow Stone

Mellow Stone

This is the title track off the new 6-track EP from the Durban based melodic rock band.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Ménage à Trois

Ménage à Trois

Janis Joplin jams with Jimi Hendrix on this funky blues rocker off this femme-fronted Gauteng threesome’s debut CD, These Are Birthmarks.

Blues and Rock
Ménage à Trois

Ménage à Trois

A mix of funk and folk rock from this new threesome off their debut album.

 
 
 
Rock
Danie Nel

Mercury River

Following his hit with Harde Hout, this Cape Town troubadour is back with his impressive full debut album called Painting With Light.

Rock
Merseystate

Merseystate - New Jersey Girl

Mother City rockers Wayne Joshua and Shai Caleb (ex-Farenheit) share this first, hook-laden single off their debut album 'The Lucky Ones'. Fans of well-crafted Brit-pop cut from Oasis and The Beatles' cloth, this is well worth a listen.

 
 
 
Rock
Merseystate

Merseystate - Say Say Say

Mother City rockers Wayne Joshua and Shai Caleb share some of their self-styled "lyrical commentary of our lives & times" off their new album, 'The Lucky Ones'. Fans of Coldplay or Paul McCartney's well-crafted, piano balladry, this is well worth a listen.

Blues and Rock
Metanoya Rockonfusion

Metanoya Rockonfusion

Another big, bold and bruised power chord anthem off the Joburg hard rock combo’s debut CD, Rocksolid.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Metanoya Rockonfusion

Metanoya Rockonfusion

Less isn’t always more. So say big, bold and beautiful Joburg rockers with this lighter-waiving power ballad off their debut album, Rocksolid.

Blues and Rock
MGMT

MGMT - Weekend Wars

Mystical acoustic psyche-pop implosion that maps the missing links between the Flaming Lips and the Stones' Satanic Majesties Request.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Michael van Zyl

Michael van Zyl

Rising SA rocker mashes up the nu-metal, industrial frequencies on this rollercoaster ride off his upcoming new album.

Blues and Rock
Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked

The folk / blues and country icon periodically visits SA to play festivals and other gigs. Hear her strong opinions and gorgeous songs.

 
 
 
Rock
The Vodun Haunts

Midnight Curse

Rated one of the brightest talents on the South African Rock scene, here’s a new single off their self-titled debut album.

Rock
The Plastics

Midnight Passion

Off the album Shark which broke this Cape Town band's rock power to a wide SA audience.

 
 
 
Rock
Simon Van Gend

Minor Revelation

This respected Cape Town troubadour with a track off his excellent album, Guest Of My Feelings, recorded by Joe Arthur with Ross Campbell on drums and Eric Michot on bass.

Rock
K, Ray & The Bird

Misplaced Credit

Misplaced Credit - First single from the Cape Town Eclectic Folk Rock group off their new, second album, Rhymes In The Attic.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Mitsoo

Mitsoo

A timeous blast from the recent past as this all-girl Cape Town punk trio sing the praises of... Bill Clinton's better half? Hey, it's feisty.

Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band's latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 
 
 
Rock
Van Coke Kartel

Moenie Dink Nie

Some sobering advice from some rock dudes who by now know all about this topic, off their rocking album, Wie's Bang.

Rock
Summer Shade

Moontide

On their latest EP, World Among The Clouds , the band previously known as Nungarin has remolded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, african, and folk music.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Movie 55

Movie 55

Will this fourth single off 'Save Myself' this Durban pop-rock band's very successful debut album on Wicked Rock also reach the Top 5?

Blues and Rock
Movie 55

Movie 55

This powerful rock song featuring the dynamic vocals of Garret Boone is the opening track off the band's 'Save Myself' album on Wicked Rock.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Movie55

Movie55

Yet another big catchy, dwells-in-your-head hit from this 4-man Durban pop-rock band off their 'Save Myself' album on Wicked Rock.

Rock
Fuzigish

Mozambique

With a comeback in the air, here’s an unusually chilled reggae-ish track off the SA ska-punk kings classic album, Exploited and Distorted.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Music

Music

On Bob Dylan, long walks on the beach, vinyl and his iPod essentials.

Blues and Rock
Music

Music

Prime Circle frontman Ross Learmonth on getting hit in the face by the bra of success.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Music

Music

Coldplay discuss their new album. We ask them if it's true that Blur had a helping hand in inspiring the album.

Blues and Rock
Music

Music

Coldplay discuss their new album. We ask them how they'll be choosing which songs to play live.

 
 
 
Rock
Summer Shade

Must Go

World Among The Clouds is Summer Shade's latest EP. The band (previously known as Nungarin) has remoulded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, african, folk and more.

Rock
Gage

My Song

The title track, and second single off the new second album Break The Silence from this 3-piece hard rock band from Kimberley.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
N.I.P.

N.I.P.

Grunge rock collides with the sweetness of Hootie and the Blowfish on this debut single from this English and Afrikaans composing outfit from Johannesburg (it means 'Nothing in Particular').

Rock
Hog Hoggidy Hog

Naked

This typically infectious bouncy single from the long-running and very popular Cape Town ska-punk ‘Hogs’ captures their madness and energy perfectly. From Oink!.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Natalia

Natalia

The new single off 'Long Street Lullabies', the upcoming collection of early recordings from one of Cape Town's brightest new pop-rock stars.

Rock
National Wake

National Wake - International News

Ska, punk and reggae rock fans are going to groove on this classic SA rock blast from the past courtesy of this pioneering early-80's band from Johannesburg. Off their album, 'Prague Set'.

 
 
 
Rock
National Wake

National Wake - Walk in Africa

A classic SA track from one of the more politicised and energetic multiracial rock groups playing the clubs of Hillbrow in the 80s.

Blues and Rock
New Flying Machine

New Flying Machine

Here's the emotive title track off the excellent 2001 album from this acoustic-pop-rock Cape Town band.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
New Holland

New Holland

Stellenbosch rockers fire off this fresh, party starting first single off their debut CD, 01.

Rock
New Holland

New Holland - Something To Believe In

Bored by those Bellville Rock City stereotypes? Well, if this breezy new exclusive single off their forthcoming album is any indictaion, then these upwardly mobile Stellenbosch indie rockers are destined for the big time.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
New Loud Rockets

New Loud Rockets

Tune into this energetic, floor-stomping indie-rock band rambling about bleeding in a car.

Blues and Rock
New World Inside

New World Inside

Fokofpolisiekar’s Hunter ‘n van Coke star in this contagious skate punk-pop ode to all things Bellville. Ag shame, it’s so cute!

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Nightfall

Nightfall

Something new from the teenage rock band from Durbanville, Western Cape.

Rock
MXO

Nina

A beautiful song off this exciting SA artist’s hot Afro-eclectic debut album, Peace Of Mind .

 
 
 
Rock
Nine

Nine - Episode

Pioneering Mother City combo shares this progressive funk rocker off their second album, 'Entropy'. It's an intense emotional rollercoaster ride showcasing the slow burning soul of Farrell Adams (vocals), James Reynard (guitar), Jerome Reynard (drums) and Grenville Williams (bass). The version here comes courtesy of the Moxyland soundtrack.

Rock
Forefront

No More

A new single from this emerging New Wave rock band who were born and raised in the Mother City.

 
 
 
Rock
Reburn

No Other Place

First single off the upcoming new second album from this Cape Town-based independent rock band.

Rock
Asylum Kids

No, No, No

Some SA Rock history from Robbie Robb, Steve Howells and Dino Archon off The Complete Asylum Kids, a compilation of their two studio albums plus bonus tracks released by RetroFresh.

 
 
 
Rock
Urban Creep

Noah (live)

A rare live version of this song off their debut album, Sea Level, from this seminal South African rock band featuring Brendan Jury (viola and vocals), Chris Letcher (guitar and vocals), Ross Campbell (drums) and Didier Noblia (bass).

Rock
Ike Moriz

Not About You

This radio-friendly, catchy and infectious love song is off the new album Breathing Dreams, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted, unique, brand-new Rock/Pop songs.

 
 
 
Rock
Jesse Jordan Band

Not Here

Creed-like ‘Post Grunge Rock’ with gruff vocals and tough backing from the Jesse Jordan Band’s album, Inconsistent Behaviour.

Blues and Rock
Not My Dog

Not My Dog

A classic rage against the machine yowl courtesy of the hardcore Pretoria rap metal crew’s debut full-length album Dogumentary.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Not My Dog

Not My Dog

A track off Braai Vibes, the SAMA-award winning "Best Rock Album 2003" from this great Pretoria rock band.

Rock
Not My Dog

Not My Dog - Comatose

Serpentine sheets of intelligent guitar metal, brutal bass surges and bare-bones lyrical angst collide on this good old fashioned dose of lean, mean Audioslaved hard rock off the SAMA-winning Tshwane combo's 2005 album, 'False Dog'.

 
 
 
Rock
Nude Red

Nude Red - Too Much Resistance

A vibrant ska punk protest off the ironically titled 'Forces Favourites' compilation. Released on the seminal Shifty Records back in the 80s, with the support of the End Conscription Campaign, the album features some of the strongest political songs of the time.

Blues and Rock
Nukphonik

Nukphonik

Second single from Gershon and his group off their worthy 'Bleeding In Bossa Nova Healing In Rock' EP recorded at Sibebe Studios with Tara Fataar.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Nukphonik

Nukphonik

This new Cape Town band have releasd their debut album, 'Bleeding In Bossa Nova, Healing In Rock' - recorded by Tara Fataar at Sibebe Studios.

Blues and Rock
Nul

Nul

Look out for the heavy industrial rock beats from this Pretoria Afrikaans band tune featuring Adriaan Pelzer and Simon Kruger.

 
 
 
Rock
Radio Rats

Obz Cafe Blues

Radio Rats - Obz Cafe Blues -

Blues and Rock
Off The Edge

Off The Edge

This is the opening instrumental title track off the forthcoming album from this Johannesburg melodic rock band, featuring the trademark sound of guitarist Peter Hanmer.

 
 
 
Rock
Old Mol

Old Mol - Sobriety Friend

Johannesburg rockers fire off this punky singalong about teetotalling mates that's perfect to clear away the cobwebs from too much New Year's partying.

Rock
Dopescape Suicide

Once In Your Life

More quality metal sounds from the highly-rated Durban band (ex-Grynd Rodd Muse.) currently making their mark on the SA rock scene.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Once In Your Life

Once In Your Life

Metal veterans Grynd Rodd Muse find a groove, then proceed in pummeling it with distorted guitar and fat bass.

Rock
Justin Swart

One for the boys

Brighter Than The Sun is the debut six-track EP from this talented young Cape artist who began building his skills as a lapslide guitarist which has now become his signature instrument.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
One Pill Daily

One Pill Daily

Rising Stellenbosch indie band marry laid back acoustic strums with an experimental alt. folk edge on this well-crafted first single.

Rock
Jack Hammer

One Train Running

Some classic SA blues rock from Piet Botha and his long-standing backing band. Ghosts On The Wind.

 
 
 
Rock
Juggernaught

Only Love Her When She's Gone

Some swampy bluesy metal rock soaked in whiskey and sin, off their debut album, Act Of Goat.

Rock
Anthony Caplan & Andrew Tracey

Open

A track off Guitar Tunes the recent album from this acclaimed musician and composer accompanied by Prof Andrew Tracey of The Andrew Tracey Steelband.

 
 
 
Rock
Hog Hoggidy Hog

Opium For The Masses

A song from Cape Town’s longstanding banner-wavers for frenetic Ska-punk off their recent album, Method To The Madness.

Rock
Roger Lucy

Other Side Of Town

One of our finest and most respected political folk singers who found his true voice in the new SA, now back with his new book about those times - from 21 Years Down The Road .

 
 
 
Rock
Blackstoneradio

Out of Rock

Putting the roll back into rock, Blackstoneradio combines back-leaning riffs with addictive vocal melodies by fusing 90s hard-rock with old school, classic rock.

Rock
Reburn

Outta My Mind

A hot new single off the debut album, 'All Tied Up' from the popular Cape Town indie rockers, known for their powerful live gigs and videos.

 
 
 
Rock
No Friends Of Harry

Paint It Black

Legendary SA gothic rockers remind today's disaffected skinny jeans jet set what real alternative music is all about with this fantastic cover of the Rolling Stones classic. Off their retrospective collection, 'The Present Has Passed'.

Rock
Jim Neversink

Palomino Gold Dust Saloon

This mysterious tall, dark KZN blues-rocker and former songwriter for Famous Curtain Trick brought blue velvet cowboy pop to Benoni and beyond with this track off his still classic self-titled debut album.

 
 
 
Rock
D.A.D

Paris Hilton

A wonderful tribute to our favourite blonde icon from this Cape Town rock gang (aka Duck And Dive) off their debut album, Black Lace.

Blues and Rock
Pebbleman

Pebbleman

Second single from this quality rock act featuring the amazing guitar talents of Richard Pryor better known for his work with the Boulevard Blues Band.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell

The first single off Valiant Swart band member's new debut solo album, Hamlet By Night. It's well-crafted, sensitive singer songwriter stuff.

Blues and Rock
Pienk Prinsessie

Pienk Prinsessie

Meet this new Afrikaans punk-rock trio, comprising Hugo (drums), Colin (bass) and Hannes (vocal and guitar), known for their "lekker tunes en kielie onder jou voet lirieke".

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Piet Botha

Piet Botha

The original mystic blues-rock boer narrates this tale of a certain house of ill repute that, in this case, isn't in New Orleans. Off his venomous 2003 classic Die Mamba.

Rock
Piet Botha

Piet Botha - Bosveldpad

The original mystic boer shares this blues rock ballad about getting lost on the road less travelled. Off his classic indie 'comeback' album, Die Mamba.

 
 
 
Rock
Piet Botha

Piet Botha - Suitcase Vol Winter

"'n vrou sal jy dood maak as sy kwaad is in 'n donker kamer met 'n haelgeweer" cautions the original mystic blues rock boer on this haunting tale of going nowhere slowly fast. It's the title track off his recently remastered and reissued classic album.

Rock
Zaria and Firefly

Pink Ponytails

A typically lovely track from the Cape Town songbird and her backing group off her self-produced album, Live in the Living Room.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Plain White T's Plain White T's

Plain White T's Plain White T's

You've heard their huge hit "Hey There Delilah". Now hear these emo-pop punks chatting about their new CD. (courtesy of EMI)

Rock
Jamie Shelly

Plasticine and Polyester

A song from 'My Mine(d)',  the second full length original album that again displays this Cape Townartist's wide range of musical styles.

 
 
 
Rock
Kabaal (klankbaan)

Player Two (Feat Gad de Coombes)

Kabaal (klankbaan) is a Pretoria-based folk-rock project featuring the acoustic sounds and many musical styles and influences of Floris Groenewald .

Rock
Abstract Truth

Pollution

One of the finest bands from the early SA psych-rock era of the 70s with the "folk-tinged" opener off their second album, Silver Trees.

 
 
 
Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Pretty Blue Guns - Bad Liver Blues

"I'm your lover, I'm your brother, I'm your killer!" wails SA rock's next big things on this bad-assed indie blues about booze and babes off their 'Dirt' EP.

Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Pretty Blue Guns - Devil Do

Garage rock, blues and country meet at the crossroads on this deceptively laid back ballad about selling your soul for rock 'n roll. Off the CT combo's debut album, 'Cutting Heads', produced by the multi award-winning Schalk Joubert.

 
 
 
Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Pretty Blue Guns - Pills

"These pills are making me numb, please get 'em away from me" wail these Mother City indie rockers on this moody hangover off their debut album, 'Cutting Heads', produced by the multi award-winning Schalk Joubert.

Rock
Radio Rats

Pretty Pills With Funny Names

A great song off the new album ‘Madhouse’ from the band that brought you the classic SA pop track, ‘ZX Dan’.

 
 
 
Rock
Fokofpolisiekar

Prioritiseer

With the Fokof lads now in the beer business, here’s a reminder of why they were so successful in the SA rock business for a while, off their album, Swanesang, released on the Rhythm Records label.

Rock
Reburn

Prodigal Son

One of the hardest working rock bands around, here with a track off their acclaimed debut album, All Tied Up.

 
 
 
Rock
Reburn

Prodigal Son

Some hard-edged indie rock from the popular Cape Town rock band off their debut album, All Tied Up.

Rock
Vodun Haunts

Psycho Girl

On their new 4-track EP, this hot new six piece band from Cape Town absorbs and melts influences from Punk, Rockabilly, Rock 'n Roll, Blues, Country and Metal.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Quazi Man

Quazi Man

Zany SA muso gives fans of Dire Straits a reason to bunk with this bluesy guitar ballad about every a working stiff's week.

Rock
Taxi Violence

Question X

Power blues-rock from this major Cape Town band off the weird and wonderful soundtrack to the book, Moxyland.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Radio Rats

Radio Rats

David Bowie's “Starman” teleports himself into a Springs motel on this 1979 car cruising classic from the cult East Rand rockers.

Rock
Radio Rats

Radio Rats - It's Gonna Hurt In the End

Head Rat, Jonathan Handley and his 80s post punk legends channel Iggy Pop's blank balladry on this aptly verminous new tale of relationship troubles off their recently-released album 'Pop Coffins'.

 
 
 
Rock
Radio Rats

Radio Rats - Someone to Soothe Society

Jonathan Handley leads his legendary alt. rock vermin back into the valley of the garage blues on this brand new track off their 2009 album, 'Pop Coffins'. Iggy Pop fans, this one's for you.

Rock
Southern Gypsy Queen

Radio Revolution

Some power blues-rock from this long-running and very popular SA band off their album, Be The Lion .

 
 
 
Rock
Rudimentals

Radio Skaweto

The fantastic first single and opening track off Set It Proper, the second album from the massively popular Cape Town super-Ska group.

Rock
Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 
 
 
Rock
B-World

Rain

Despite their Chili-esque influences B World's funk-o-metal rifferama was one of the highlights of the second collection of great SA rock tracks called Rocking Against The System 2.

Rock
Woodstock Mafia

Rebel Dreams

A new single from Woodstock Mafia whose unique blend of hard, grunge and alternative rock explodes in high-energy live performances that have fans screaming for more.

 
 
 
Rock
Reburn

Reburn - Anti-Louise

Mother City indie rockers mainline some seriously funky reggae riffs onto the dancefloor on this skanking joint off their powerful debut album, 'All Tied Up'.

Rock
Faith Why You Always Running

Reciprocate

First single off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist's brilliant lo-fi album, 'Billboard Lights'.

 
 
 
Rock
Wild Youth

Record Companies

Formed in 1978 in Durban, Wild Youth were regarded as one of SA’s finest Punk bands, heavily influenced by Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls. From A Leopard Never Changes Her Spots.

Rock
Red Earth and Rust

Red Earth and Rust - A Man Who Longs to Dance

Powerful storytelling and soulful lyrics earmark this alternative Afro blues rock ballad off blind singer songwriter Jacques Coetzee's new double album 'Dark Mercy' and 'Wrestling the Angel'. Produced by former Freshlyground founder member Aron Turest-Swartz.

 
 
 
Rock
Red Earth and Rust

Red Earth and Rust - Dark Mercy

The title track off one of Red Earth & Rust's two new albums is an example of this compelling new voice in the singer/songwriter genre, with powerful storytelling and soulful lyrics, produced by Aron Turest-Swartz, who started Freshlyground in 2002.

Blues and Rock
Red Light in June

Red Light in June

Heartbroken? Tune into this power ballad break-up from Natalie Jordaan (ex-Janie Jones) and her rouge rockers and you'll be over him in no time.

 
 
 
Rock
Red Light in June

Red Light In June - Choke Me

Former Janie Jones front woman Natalie Jordaan leads her rouge rockers through another bad ass power ballad about letting go of codependent relationships.

Rock
Red Light in June

Red Light in June – Fight

Ex-Janie Jones siren Natalie Jordaan leads her rouge rockers through another inspirational power chord ballad about looking beyond your broken heart.

 
 
 
Rock
The Sleepers

Restriction

 First single off the hot new album, A Signal Path, from this highly-rated Cape Town rock band.

Rock
Revelation

Revelation - Thousand Stages

Unsigned punk-metal band Revelation delivers this grungy gritty first single off new Christian rock compilation album “Rocking The Future Vol 1”.

 
 
 
Rock
John Edmond

Rhodesian Schooldays

Drawing on the rich history of the countries formerly known as The Rhodesias, John Edmond spins his musical yarns on the the album "Friends Rhodies Countrymen".

Blues and Rock
Rhutz

Rhutz

Pretoria metal monsters get the headbangers ball started on this impressively heavy assault off their debut, Colour of Television.

 
 
 
Rock
Rhutz

RhütZ - Worn Out Circuits

Pretoria hard rockers fire off this brutally heavy new single off their acclaimed 2008 album 'The Colour of Television'.

Rock
King Dinosaur

Richard Parker

A possible tribute to that tiger in Life Of Pi from Shortstraw's Gad de Coombes, the one man band from Johannesburg.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Rob Hack

Rob Hack

Here's a Christmas tune off the album 'Christmas Carols: Guitar and Cello' with Rob Hack on Guitar and Miranda Basset on Cello. www.bowline.co.za

Blues and Rock
Robin Auld

Robin Auld

The opening track off 'Jungle of One', the latest album from SA's own adored surfer-folkie, released on the Bowline label.

 
 
 
Rock
New World Inside

Rock City

Wanna hear what Francois and the other Fokof lads’ first band sounded like when they first emerged on the SA rock scene with this ode to Bellville?

Rock
Jack Hammer

Rock Steady

This chilled reggae track, featuring guest band Tidal Waves, was an exclusive release off JackHammer’s album, The Pilgrim.

 
 
 
Rock
The Otherwise

Rollercoaster To Insanity

The Otherwise is a four piece band out of Durban whose music is a blend of creative, dirty-sounding guitars and smooth, punchy bass lines over loud disco/punk/rock beats. Off  She Doesn't Care, She Wants To Dance

Rock
Hawk

Rolling Of The Bones

Some legendary 70s Afro-rock from one of the finest SA bands of the era off their brilliant album, Africa She Too Can Cry.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Ross Howard

Ross Howard

The artist responsible for the earlier big SA mp3 hit, 'Great', returns with his second sure-hit single.

Rock
Filth

Running Out Of Time

Filth is a new alt, grunge, hard rock band from Cape Town whose debut album, Dirty Laundry, is honest, ballsy rock n roll with melodic vocals, reinforced by a wall of distortion.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Rupert Mellor

Rupert Mellor

Just to get you in the mood for the next week's festivities from a respected Cape Town pop hero.

Rock
Heandus

Sad Song

A track off 'Rocking the Future Vol.1' which is a compilation album of unsigned local Christian rock bands/artists from all over SA.

 
 
 
Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Saturday Night Scream

The sound of one of Cape Town’s finest rock bands, off their recent album, Shed Your Skin.

Rock
8:33

Saved By The Bell

A new track off the 4-song EP Saved By The Bell from Jaco Nel, a new performer on the SA music scene.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Scabby Annie

Scabby Annie

Classic power punk from these Gauteng bad boys off their blasting album Superhero 2000.

Rock
Scabby Annie

Scabby Annie - Hanging Out With Dave

A blast from the past from this great punk band from Gauteng with one of their most famous tracks dedicated to their (then) manager and all round SA music personality, Dave Chislett.

 
 
 
Rock
Johnathan Martin & No Quarter

Scars On My Guitar

A song with a haunting vibe and words that remain long after the music has stopped playing off the album In My Blood by the guitarist and vocalist for Piet Botha’s legendary rock band Jack Hammer.

Rock
Rocking Against The System

Schoolboy

One of SA's greatest punk rock bands with their finest single off the Rocking against the system compilation.

 
 
 
Rock
Red State

Schrödinger's Cat

Second single from these rockers off their debut album, Less Is More recorded live in a garage and mixed in a bedroom!

Rock
Fuzigish

Scratching

An earlier version of this song by this great SA ska-punk band off their album Skankers Union, on the Red Ambulance label.

 
 
 
Rock
Fuzigish

Scratching

With a new album about to break from these giants of the SA Rock scene, here’s a track off their earlier album, Skankers Union.

Rock
Freedoms Children

Sea Horse

One of SA’s finest bands from the psych-rock era, here with a song off their Galactic Vibes album.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Sean Hayz

Sean Hayz

This cool track off this hip young folkie's debut album, 'A Shade Of Green', is also on the new Barleycorn-sponsored 'Cape Town Rocks' compilation of emerging Cape artists.

Blues and Rock
Seether

Seether

Seether’s lead singer Shaun Morgan speaks about his search for meaning beyond the whole sex, drugs & rock ‘n roll myth.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Selwyn Schneider

Selwyn Schneider

The title track off the new adult contemporary album from this multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer.

Blues and Rock
September Davis

September Davis

An impressive debut from this 22 year-old indie artist, based in Kimberley, who is creating music across a wide range of genres, including electronica and rock.

 
 
 
Rock
Van Coke Kartel

September Fools

SA rock at its finest from the guys - Francois van Coke (vocalist), Wynand Myburgh (bassist) and drummer Justin Kruger - who brought you Fokofpolisiekar. From Van Coke Kartel.

Rock
Urban Creep

Seven Depths Of Skin

One of the best SA bands ever, from Durban featuring Brendon Jurie. From The Best Of Urban Creep .

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Sharkbrother

Sharkbrother

- A track off the upcoming new album from the Johannesburg band that brought us the brilliant 'Taj Mahala' - The SA Rock Digest 'Album Of The Year' in 2000.

Blues and Rock
Shaun Morgan

Shaun Morgan

"When we left people just turned their backs on us." Seether's lead singer on the not-so-Proudly South African media.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Shaun Morgan

Shaun Morgan

"I blame it on Creed." Seether's lead singer on the state of rock music.

Blues and Rock
Shaun Morgan

Shaun Morgan

"Karma’s a bitch man...." Seether's lead singer on the whole Amy Lee thing.

 
 
 
Blues and Rock
Shaun Morgan

Shaun Morgan

"You can sleep with a different girl every night and still wake up…and feel kind of empty." Seether's front man looks beyond the rock 'n roll myth.

Rock
The Otherwise

She Doesn't Care, She Wants To Dance

The title track off the debut album from this four-piece band out of Durban consisting of brothers Greg Allan (Vocals) and Harry Allan (Guitar) and another set of brothers Christiaan van Renen (Drums) and Carl van Renen (Bass).

 
 
 
Rock
Pretty Blue Guns

Shed Your Skin

This first single and title track off the Stellenbosch rockers' new second album, topped 5fm's local rock chart.

Rock
Shifting Shadows-DieFoute

Shifting Shadows-DieFoute - Your Regret

Bilingual Richards Bay rockers walk the tightrope between alternative and emo on this first single off their recently released debut EP. It's a guitar-driven blood blister about breaking up.

 
 
 
Rock
New Holland

Shine

A reminder of when this power-rock four-piece band from Stellenbosch emerged with this first single off 01 their excellent debut album.

Blues and Rock
Shomon

Shomon

The brilliant opening title track off the debut album from the "Goosebump Girl" from Durban with the beautiful voice and immense piano talent.

 
 
 
Rock
Bill Knight

Shoot the Janitor

A typically wonderful folk-pop track from one of our hardest and longest-working SA singer-songwriters off his Back Against The Wall album.

Rock
Cherry Faced Lurchers

Shot Down

As the SA political landscape continued to get darker as the 1980s dragged on so too did James Phillips’s lyrics with songs like this famous slice of anti-apartheid agit-prop. From Live At Jamesons.

 
 
 
Rock
Cherry Faced Lurchers

Shot Down

James Phillips' three piece unit plays one of SA rock's finest ballads - off 'Live At Jamesons' recorded in 1985 by the Shifty Mobile.

Blues and Rock
Shy Guevaras

Shy Guevaras

‘We want to be revolutionary, but we’re a bit shy,” they reckon. Tune into this infectious alternative rock jam off We Owe You One, and decide for yourself whether taking the piss out of Ché is revolutionary enough for you.