This Sunday at Park Acoustics, you can catch the talented Pretoria based band, The Capitals. Let get to know them a little better with a short interview and their bio. This is what the gents had to say:
Venue: Voortrekker Monument, PTA
Entrance: R150 online at http://www.parkacoustics.co.za, R175at the gate.
(Free for children under the age of 6, R15 per vehicle at entrance of nature reserve.)
Time: Gates open 10AM – 18h30PM
Line-Up: Spoegwolf, Bad Peter, Len Muller, The Capitals, DSCO Cam, Native Young & More!
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2ECN4KY
MA: Hello gents, rad to be chatting, how you doing?
Hello, hello! We are fantastic, thanks! Very busy, but it keeps us out of trouble, so no complaints.
MA: Do you mind starting with a quick 101 on who The Capitals are? Where in SA are you from and how did you get started in the music scene?
The Capitals are just four regular dudes from different parts of the country who met and are based in Pretoria, the capital city. We like to keep a positive outlook on life and want people to join in on that way of thinking. We’ve gone through quite a few transitions but we’ve been going as the Capitals for a little over two years now, just playing as often as we can.
MA:What are some of your musical influences?
Coldplay, Onerepublic, Gangs of Ballet I’d say would the main overlapping ones between the four of us.
MA: Do you have any major highlights in your musical career thus far?
We got to play with Beatenberg earlier this year which has been an absolute dream come true. And then we’ve wanted to play Park Acoustics for a really long time. It’s probably the biggest event in Pretoria and we know that the line of bands wanting to play is extremely long so it’s a massive privilege to get the opportunity and it’s definitely a big feather in our cap.
We’re really excited about it. I think it’s been at a bit of a weird place with the rise of digital streaming and suddenly having to compete with international markets more, but there’s definitely been a shift in the last while with people supporting local acts more and that has us really excited. I think South Africa still has a lot of music to give the world.
MA: Any acts/bands/artists that you think need a special mention?
Well, Spoegwolf, I mean, come on. No. 1 on iTunes! That’s incredible.
The Forester. South African, but they’ve been in Japan for the last two years doing some cool stuff over there. Definitely worth checking out.
And then two acts that recently dropped EP’s, Werner Bekker and The Great Yawn! They’re fantastic.
As I mentioned we’ve been trying to get a slot for ages so we’re over the moon! It’s also our drummer Ricky’s birthday so we’re coming with a party planned and we might even be giving away some gifts…
MA: Anything else you currently working on that we may be interested in?
We just released the first single, ‘Bright Lights’, off our debut EP and the response has been pretty good so far. We feel it represents us pretty well so we’re really excited to see how it’s received and we’re doing a music video for that soon as well. And then we do silly videos on Instagram and Facebook from time to time which we think are pretty funny.
MA: Where can people follow you on Social Media?
Our Facebook and Instagram handles are @thecapitalsofficial and we pretty much have everything there that you’ll need to stay up to date. If you’re a twitter person, get us at @thecapitals_
MA: Thanks for your time.
Thanks for chatting to us. Always a privilege.