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We had a quickie with local duo The Kiffness

2014-09-08 15:00

Cape Town – It’s almost time for Vodacom In The City and we got to chat to one of the finalists for the opening slot to this epic event.

Four local bands have been given the chance to share the spotlight on the Vodacom In The City stage on 3 October with international acts Rudimental, MGMT, Crystal Fighters and The Presets – and the public can choose who that band will be.

Check out our quickie with The Kiffness here:

In one sentence, convince us why you should be the opening act for Open The City?

Because we made this cool 8bit cover of MGMT – KIDS

And we drew this picture of a potato…

What is the one thing no one knows about the band?

We went to boarding school together and sang in the choir together.

We know the saying “what happens on tour stays on tour”, but can you please share one of the strangest things that has ever happened to you guys while on tour?

There was this old granny who came up to us after a show and she just shouted as loud as she could 'YOU GUYS ARE SO KIIIIIIIIIIIFFFF'. That was pretty strange.

Who would you like to collaborate with and why?

I enjoy the idea of indie electro/house cross-over stuff. Would dig to work with The Plastics, Matthew Mole or Michael Lowman.

You guys recently released a new album, tell us a bit more about the album and what people can expect to hear.

The album is called KIFF and includes collaborations with Shortstraw, Mathew Gold, Samuel Miller and more. The hope is that the album would be something you'd want to listen to by the poolside - it's super laid back and easy to listen to but it's also something you can dance to.

Vodacom In The City is taking place on 3 October 2013 at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

If you want The Kiffness to be the opening act you can vote for them.

This is how:

1. Click here to vote for your band (make sure you read the Ts&Cs);

2. SMS the band's name to 48477

- SMS "KIFFNESS" to 48477

(Standard SMS rates apply, follow the link in the reply SMS for Ts&Cs).

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