Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hinds Brothers Release Film Recording of 'The Drifter' Live in Studio

Thanks to Dan Roberts at Stoep Studios in Johannesburg for capturing this video of the brothers recording 'The Drifter' for the debut album- Ocean of Milk. 

'Ocean of Milk' available on Itunes & Limited Edition Digipaks available direct from the Hinds Bros Store

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Faye & Wren's 'Volume One' Revisited

After selling 200 units of the seven track Volume One debut, Durban based ambient/lo-fi singer songwriters, Faye & Wren revisit the cult album in 2014.

The self produced album was recorded through the beginning of 2013 and features a collection of songs & loose poems written & produced by Wren Hinds & Faye Oakes which also includes 2 tracks originally written as poems by Keith Erasmus (who was responsible for the original haunting cover photograph of a young girl running through a church in the historical South African village of Botshabelo in the Transvaal.)

"We recorded it all in our own space and I guess we just captured that mood which was something special" explains Oakes. The layering of instruments and a curious approach to sound is what shaped this record. 

Oakes & Hinds' paths crossed in 2006 as students of Contemporary Music & Production at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg which resulted in a union between the two creatives.

"We pressed 100 copies to start with, cover prints were printed at the Marianhill Mission Press & the records were pressed by a shady guy in Pinetown- from there we assembled the album at home and sold most of them at shows-."

Now halfway through 2014 Volume One is being revisited as a limited edition pressing with only 300 copies  of the reissue in circulation with enchanting album art by Durban based mixed media artist, Rennis Erasmus Poster Co. & includes an overture introduction to the record which comes packaged in elegant cardboard sleeves released on independent South African label- South Sea Records.

You can get a feel for the Volume One reissue & pre-order it here.
(Vinyl junkies please be patient while we source vinyl pressing plants in Africa)

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