First look: Taxi Violence release brand new music video and EP

2017-02-13 12:58

Cape Town – Taxi Violence released a brand new video on Monday together with the first EP of many they have planned for this year.

The band plan to release a series of EPs in 2017 culminating into a full length album at the end of the year. This series is dubbed Shape and Form, and today sees the release of Shape and Form I.

Releasing music in increments allows the band to give their "fans new material more regularly".

The first single from the Shape and Form I EP, Fake It, was released on SoundCloud as a free download at the end of January 2017.

Lead singer and lyricist, George van der Spuy, explains how the idea for the song was born: "I think most people can relate to this song or have been put in situations, like a new job, that you’re not entirely qualified for. You have no clue what you’re doing, but desperately need the money, so you learn it as you go along or ‘fake it till you make it.’ Sometimes, when we write new songs, for instance, I don’t have all the lyrics memorised and I kind of just ‘wing it’ and hope nobody realises, haha!"

Bassist for Taxi Violence, Loedi van Renen, also an accomplished music video maker at Kill City Pictures, ran with this idea and turned the music video for Fake It into a hilarious modern day rock ‘n roll take on the 1989 black comedy, Weekend at Bernie’s.

What do you do when your lead singer meets his untimely end during a sound check, but the band still has a show to play?  

You make a plan, that’s what.

Watch the video here:

Catch Taxi Violence live at the following venues:

4 March: Cape Farmhouse
19 March: Backsberg Picnic Concert Series
29 April: Africa Bike Week

Shape and Form 1 is available from iTunes, Deezer and Spotify.

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