FOKOFPOLISIEKAR – New Single and Upcoming Shows


FOKOFPOLISIEKAR – Our favorite Afrikaans rock ensemble is still going strong after 10 years of rocking out solidly and getting rowdy across the globe! With their last release being single “Dagdronk” in 2012 the guys from FPK have been relatively quiet, but are now back with a brand new single “Paranoia” which is available for free download.

Francois van Coke feels that they have “written one of our greatest songs to date.

Hunter Kennedy about Paranoia: “We’ve spent our careers breaking down previously held opinions and stereotypes of Afrikaners to establish a new identity.  That identity is not fully formed yet and I think a big part of forming that identity will be for Afrikaners to accept their ‘Africanness’.  Afrikaners are the ones alienating themselves.  Paranoia is one of the side-effects of not understanding who you are and where you fit in.

Fokofpolisiekar will be working on more new material this year and Hunter believes that “this song will set the concept of the album.

We have been talking about writing new material forever. It’s difficult to fit it into everyone’s extremely busy schedules.  We finally managed to finish off this song. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Johnny De Ridder.  It is the first time that he has done the complete thing for Fokofpolisiekar.  I think it is fresh and I could not have imagined it any different or better.  I am a fan of this song;  just as I was when we started writing the first FPK stuff in 2003. I am excited!” says Wynand Myburgh.


Paranoia lyrics – translated:
I was born without culture
I happen to live in Africa
I happen to speak Afrikaans
There’s very few people that understand me

I tip-toe through the streets
Without direction
Without coordinates
Addicted to mass media
Victim of performance anxiety
And paranoia

We pray we’ll stay safe while the devil tries to break through our window frames
Living with Paranoia
Africa the vampire
Beautiful Beast

War is culture
Man versus Man
Man versus Nature
Let’s ignore what’s staring us in the face
This is where we starte
And this is where I’ll expire

My own death doesn’t bother me
I’m not afraid of the dark anymore
My heart just beats fast when it’s dark
Victim of performance anxiety
And Paranoia


Upcoming shows:

Date: 5 March 2014
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar . The rest of the line-up is to be confirmed.
Venue: Parking area behind Wilgenhof and the Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
Contact: Naomi Bruwer 072 341 9258
Doors open: 18h00
FPK performance time: 20h00
Tickets: R30 pre-purchase from the MAD² committee’soffices on the top floor of the Neelsie Langenhoven Studentesentrum, De Beer Street, Stellenbosch.

Date: 28 March 2014

Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar.  The rest of the line-up is to be confirmed.
Venue: Firkin Centurion
Address: Corner of Hendrik Verwoerd & Embankment drive
Contact: Martin – 012 6334213 / 0725839537
Performance time: 22h00
Tickets: R80 p/p

photo credit: Alice Inggs and Jaco S Venter

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