Die Heuwel Fantasties release new album in time for Christmas

2014-12-06 10:05

Cape Town - To mark the end of the year, local Afrikaans alternative pop group, Die Heuwels Fantasties just released a new album. Ja.Nee.Lekker.

The album will hit shelves within days and was created in the stillness and beauty of the Lowveld when the guys went to escape cellphone signal and city bustle in the Lydenburg area.

The album is packed with songs that will get stuck in your head, and also has an American influence. Pierre told Netwerk24 : “We met an interesting old man at an art exhibition.  He passes time by carving Native American flutes.  He played a piece of music and we recorded with an iPhone.  We asked him if we may use it and, back at home, we found that this piece of music was in perfect harmony with one of our songs, Kom Haal My.  And that’s how an American flute player made it onto Ja.Nee.Lekker.!”

In addition, a vinyl record titled, Deuntjies vir die Draaitafel, was also created as a collectors-item. Asked about their decision to release this vinyl, Pierre Greeff told Netwerk24 : “You commit yourself fully to an album when you listen to it on a turntable.  It requires your full attention; not like a CD or digital download where you can easily skip tracks. Records aren’t driven by singles.  It suits us, because we make our music to stand as a cohesive unit.”.

The vinyl is filled with the group’s most popular hits and is available at musica stores and at their shows.

Die Heuwels Fantasties app users can get an exclusive listen to three of their new songs from the album. Get the app for iphone here: www.smarturl.it/dhfap or for android here: www.smarturl.it/dhfandroid.

Ja.Nee.Lekker. is also available on iTunes.

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