This May three of South Africa’s most renowned bands will be embarking on an European Safari. Shortstraw, Al Bairre and December Streets will be heading to Europe for the first time for shows in four cities, including performances at The Great Escape Festival.
14 MAY 2016 – PRIVATCLUB // BERLIN
17 MAY 2016 – THE QUEEN OF HOXTON // LONDON
19-21 MAY 2016 – THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL // BRIGHTON
25 MAY 2016 – MELKWEG // AMSTERDAM
Image by: Hanro Havenga
SHORTSTRAW: With a #1 album to their name, a MTV Africa Music Award nomination for Best Alternative and and as winner of two MK Awards for Best Album and Best Video in 2014 – SHORTSTRAW have established themselves on the forefront of the SA music industry. With their simple melodies and catchy rhythms, the band has taken pleasure in rocking the most prominent live music festivals, venues and clubs in the country and have earned themselves a loyal cult-like following.
DECEMBER STREETS: A definitive sound, fusing select live elements with iconic synth sounds, DECEMBER STREETS are an indie-pop band originating form the capital city of South Africa, Pretoria. Their fresh and instantly addictive new-wave sound has driven the band to national success in South Africa, seeing 8 singles chart across national radio stations such as 5FM, with recent tracks like ‘I’ll Try’, ’Stay By Me’ and ‘Can You Feel It (with DJ Qness)’ climbing into Top 10 chart positions.
Image by: Sam Wells
AL BAIRRE: Since launching at the beginning of 2012 and taking to stages across South Africa, AL BAIRRE, the Cape Town based four-piece classic indie pop band, who combines cello, violin, guitars, keys, ukelele and drums, has played numerous successful shows alongside international acts such as The Hives, Alt – J, Skunk Anansie, St Lucia and Boyz Noise. They have two MK Awards to their name and recently released their first mini-LP with its single, Let’s Fall In Love Some More, receiving more than a million plays on Spotify.
GOOD LUCK HOMIES…. WE KNOW THAT YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO KILL IT!!