[interview] STONE JETS – Memory (Extended Play)

[interview] STONE JETS – Memory (Extended Play)

Cape Town band, Stone Jets are building a fan base across South Africa with their fresh, unique brand of Afro Pop Rock.
Formed in 2013, the band have released two EPs, namely River and What I Say, and performed alongside the likes of Hugh Masekela and Majozi. They’ve performed on national television SABC 3’s Expresso Morning Show and SABC 2’s Hectic Nine-9, as well as appearing on some of South Africa’s biggest festival stages.

[interview] STONE JETS – Memory (Extended Play)

Cape Town based band, Stone Jets had a lot to say in their previous offering, What I Say (EP, 2016). They are back with seven tracks that now provide some inside scoop into their musical modus operandi. Given on bass and lead vocals together with Manfred on lead guitar rounded up by Eduan Joubert on drums, need not introduce themselves anymore. Their sound is one now synonymous with phrases like; “South African Pop”, “AfroPop” and one might even dare say “Kwela Soul”.

They call their latest body of work Memory, “a worthy step away from the ever present now”. Recognizable singles “I Can’t Live Without You” and “How Can You” are pieces found on this musical mosaic they have crafted.

They invite you to enjoy the luxury of opening up this time capsule of an album and step away from the demanding nature of living in the now. Without further ado they present to you; Memory

“…on their path to becoming one of South Africa’s best pop-rock bands “ – DirtyPinkCity

“a band that is not only fresh but has massive potential to actually impact the industry!”Zkhiphani


Interview: STONE JETS
[interview] STONE JETS – Memory (Extended Play)

• Hey guys, rad to be connecting with you, how are you doing today?

We are very good, thank you so much for asking!

• Do you mind starting with a quick 101 on who Stone Jets are? Where in SA you are from and how you got started in the music industry?

We collectively hail from Welkom, Potgietersrus and Brackenfell. The band was formed back in 2013.

• How did Stone Jets come about?

By coincidence; the right place at the right time. Given and Manfred met each other in a recording studio in between sessions.

• What would you say are some of the bands musical influences?

We’ve got a spectrum of influences. Ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Tigran Hamasyan to The Beatles

• Are there any major highlights in your musical career thus far that you’d like to share?

Being able to tour around South Africa and performing at various festivals like Oppikoppi, Splashy Fen, Up The Creek have been some of the major highlights so far.

[interview] STONE JETS – Memory (Extended Play)

• You have just released your  third album (ep) called Memory. What can people expect from it? 

Correct. Memory, the album, is more open and ambiguous. Its a raw and honest production.

• What are your other releases and where can people get a copy of it?

Our 2nd EP, What I Say(2016) is still available on Itunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play and all the other streaming platforms.

• What are your thoughts of our local music scene at the moment?

The music scene is forever changing and conventions like “Fit in or Fall out” are no longer the law of the day, so the sky is no limit.

• Any acts/bands/artists that you think need a special mention?

Yoh, they are too many to mention…

• Is there anything else you are currently working to support your new Album?

Touring(Promoting) the new EP and sharing it with everyone we meet. Our live shows have become more compact and jam packed.

• Where can people follow you on Social Media to connect with you?

Facebook _ @stonejets
Instagram _ @stonejets
Twitter _ @stonejets
website _ stonejets.com

[interview] STONE JETS – Memory (Extended Play)

*** All photos by Laura Mccallugh

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