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Cockles Debut Album

In November 2017 Shortstraw went on a short hiatus. Instead of slipping on some sweats and watching every Keanu Reeves movie ever made, frontman Alastair started a new solo projects Cockles. Earlier this year we had a chat with Al about the making of Cockles and his new pre-show rituals. Cockles beautifully dissect the balance between self-appreciation and vanity. On the one side, you have The Worlds Best Narcissist. The intro is probably the worlds best ode to vanity. That ethereal ring combined with ‘I wish you were a mirror’ panning through.......

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Dreamshade Interview
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February 22, 2019

Dreamshade Interview

Dreamshade, Swiss melodic metal/metalcore band, just finished up their Question Everything  World tour. The guys busted into Cape town and raced through to Johannesburg in a 4 day 4 town...


Bonobo Live at Kirstenbosch
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February 19, 2019

Bonobo Live at Kirstenbosch

A few weeks back, British producer and all-round musical genius, Bonobo touched down on the sunny sands of Mzanzi. As soon as we heard a full band would accompany him...


Temples on Mars - Tour Interview
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January 23, 2019

Temples on Mars – Tour Interview

The south African hills are alive with the sound of epic internationals acts! The year is not even a month old and already acts like The Cure, Imogen Heap and...


Sutherland - Rainmaker Interview
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January 15, 2019

Sutherland – Rainmaker Interview

Just before we closed out for the new year we caught up Sutherland front man Misty! The 3 piece, Jozi based indie folk unit dropped their latest offering Rainmaker end...


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