Blues-rock band and our “find of oppikoppi 2013″, The Ballistics, are excited to launch and release their debut full-length album, entitled ‘Calling For The Crazy’, hitting stores at the end of May 2014.
After co-winning the Rolling Stone Rockstarter band competition in 2013, the band was given the privilege to record a full-length album at V & H Music as one of the winning prizes. Recording took place early in 2014 under the seasoned recording and producing eye of Wouter van de Venter. The album was mastered by Rogan Kelsey at Kelsey Mastering in Gauteng.
‘Calling For The Crazy’ contains twelve tracks – ten tracks newly written and recorded for this album and two popular tracks taken from the band’s debut EP that was released in April 2013. The album title is also a track on the album and sums up the universal message and theme of the album superbly.
“The theme of the album with all the tracks put side by side could be called audacious, but comical. The songs present pictures of fun and carelessness,” The Ballistics explains.
The band will be launching the album during three shows in the Western Cape. There are plans in the pipeline to tour nationwide later in the year in order to expose more music lovers to ‘Calling For The Crazy’.
These four rad gents from the Western Cape will be mesmerizing you for 3 album launch gigs, make sure you get out to these events!! We were blown away little under a year ago at Oppikoppi Fest 2013, I know you will be to!!
Thursday, 22 May 2014 from 21:00
Bohemia (Corner of Andringa and Victoria Street, Stellenbosch) Opening act: KRAAL
Entry is free
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234529576740271/
Friday, 23 May 2014 from 21:00
Mercury (43 De Villiers Road, Zonnebloem, Cape Town)
Opening acts: De Wallen and Aidan Martin
Cover change is R30 before 22:00 and R40 thereafter
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/228968283968299/
Tuesday, 3 June 2014 from 18:30
Die Boer (6 Chenoweth Street, Durbanville)
Opening act: Gerald Clark
Tickets are R60 and bookings are essential – 021 979 1911
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/737351722954793/
For more details contact:
Detour Artist Management & Publicity
084 841 0549