THE BALLISTICS: NEW EP Release – Gramophone – OUT NOW!


THE BALLISTICS: NEW EP Release - Gramophone - OUT NOW!

The Ballistics – Francois Keyser, Nick Forbes, Tyan Odendal and JP le Roux – Photo by: Nadine Aucamp

THE BALLISTICS are officially launching their single – Gramophone, off their new EP today!

The Ballistic adopted a more indie-pop style, while still keeping a bit of blues with this track, making it a sure favourite for 2015.

“The song came about by an overdose of a combination of David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” and mid 60’s pop music. Much of the lyrics are adapted quotations of Lord Henry Wotton from Oscar Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’. It is a song that requires violent head thrusts and hand clapping to be fully enjoyed.” – The Ballistics’ frontman, Nicholas Forbes on the inspiration for Gramophone.

The talented four piece has decided to release this independently produced EP for free to the public. Fans will have the option to pay for the music as well, which will go straight back into producing their next release closer to the end of 2015. In essence, giving their fans the opportunity to aid them in producing more of their favourite sound.


Gramophone Lyrics:

I’m quite sure I shall understand it
You can test my grip
When answers lay themselves before me
I can’t let them slip
I’ve filled my mind with rubbish
Just to try to keep my place
So show me what you want to show me
Give me just a taste


Oh my
I’m a selfless guy
‘Cause I love
Like a lullaby
When you speak
I’m a gramophone
Baby you
Gotta take me home

Our laughter ain’t a bad beginning
For a friendships start
I’ve tried the faithful route in loving
But it broke my heart
My conscience and my cowardice are
Really the same thing
Your chatter and your self dependence
I’ll be mastering
Fans can catch The Ballistics LIVE at their EP Launch shows:

Launch Dates:

Date: 2 April 2015 

Line-Up: The Ballistics & Jason Barry
Venue: Bohemia
Address: 1 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Free
Contact: 021 882 8375

Date: 11 April 2015

Line-up: The Ballistics, aKING, The Coast, Jackal & The Wind & DJ EE EE (Nic from Al Bairre)
Venue: The Assembly
Address: 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Time: 21:00
Tickets: R50 or on webtickets
Contact: 021 465 7286

Date: 17 April 2015 

Line-Up: The Ballistics and The Coast
Venue: Blah Blah Bar
Address: 84 Kloof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape
Time: 19:30
Tickets: R20
Contact: 082 349 8849

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