Fokofpolisiekar surprises fans with new single and free download

2014-02-28 10:10
Cape Town – Afrikaans rockers Fokofpolisiekar released their first track since 2012 on Friday.

The new song is called Paranoia and is available as a free download on the band’s website.

About the new offering, frontman Francois van Coke feels that they have "written one of our greatest songs to date".

"We’ve spent our careers breaking down previously held opinions and stereotypes of Afrikaners to establish a new identity. That identity is not fully formed yet and I think a big part of forming that identity will be for Afrikaners to accept their ‘Africanness’. Afrikaners are the ones alienating themselves. Paranoia is one of the side-effects of not understanding who you are and where you fit in," says guitarist Hunter Kennedy.

Fokofpolisiekar will be working on more new material this year and Hunter believes that "this song will set the concept of the album".

'"We have been talking about writing new material forever. It's difficult to fit it into everyone's extremely busy schedules. We finally managed to finish off this song. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Johnny De Ridder.  It is the first time that he has done the complete thing for Fokofpolisiekar. I think it is fresh and I could not have imagined it any different or better.  I am a fan of this song;  just as I was when we started writing the first FPK stuff in 2003. I am excited!'" says bassist Wynand Myburgh.

Upcoming shows for Fokofpolisiekar:

5 March 2014
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar. The rest of the line-up is to be confirmed
Venue: Parking area behind Wilgenhof and the Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
Contact: Naomi Bruwer 072 341 9258
Doors open: 18h00
FPK performance time: 20h00
Tickets: R30 pre-purchase from the MAD² committee’s offices on the top floor of the Neelsie Langenhoven Studentesentrum,De Beer Street, Stellenbosch.
28 Maart 2014
Venue: Firkin Centurion
Address: Corner of Hendrik Verwoerd & Embankment drive
Contact: Martin - 012 6334213 / 0725839537
Performance time: 22h00
Tickets: R80 p/p

For more information visit the band’s website of their Facbook page. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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