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4 hot local bands we love right now

2013-08-29 08:01
The South African music industry is in an awesome place at the moment where you can't tell your local acts from your international acts anymore, and sometimes even prefer the local talent to the American and European exports.

These bands may be young, but they know how to get you up and dancing, singing or just feeling good.

1. Goodluck - Bounce Me Brother
The SAMA-nominated trio have only been around for three years, but in such a short space of time the electro musos have been hitting local and international stages and clubs, including opening for stars like Paul Oakenfold and Basement Jaxx and they provide a jamming live show --->

2. Gangs of Ballet - Daydream
Four of the five members of this melodic Durban band studied music at university level and are always experimenting with their sound. Fans have equated their music with Kings of Leon, and like them this band will definitely make it big. --->

3. Andrew James - Port Grosvenor
A folksinger that teams up with a drummer to produce americana sounds like something out of an Indie movie. James' soft vocals seem to put you in a hypnotic trance and on their first album, released in 2011, they collaborated with producer Aron-Turest Swartz from Freshly Ground to put their thoughtful tunes onto Red in Tooth and Claw. --->

4. Shortstraw - Good Morning, Sunshine
What started out as a two-piece acoustic act grew into a full on five-member indie band that have dominated the airwaves with their catchy song Good Morning, Sunshine. They also opened for The Kooks and won this year's Best Indie MK Award for One Long Day. --->

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