Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Hinds Brothers & Friends Return to Durban for a One-Night-Only Show at The Westville Theatre Club

Hinds Brothers & Friends return to the Westville Theatre Club for 1 night only this Saturday 27th June after two sell out shows last month. 

Tickets available at the door at R100pp or R50pp for students & pensioners. Doors open at 7pm / music starts at 7:30pm.

The SAMA nominated group is fronted by singer/songwriter brothers Aden & Wren Hinds, who are also the founders of Durban based independent record label, South Sea Records. They released their debut album 'Ocean of Milk' in 2014 to much critical acclaim. It was soon nominated for a SAMA in the Best Adult Contemporary category. Don't miss this opportunity to catch one of South Africa's top singing and songwriting duos live accompanied by some first class musicians.

Great music always resonates with the trilogy of mind, heart and spirit and in this respect the creative work of the Hinds Brothers is an unqualified success, for their music will live long in the minds, hearts and spirits of all who are fortunate enough to experience their art.

"So very beautiful... 'Ocean of Milk' definitely up for album of the year." - Diane Coetzer (Rolling Stone SA)

"Hinds Brothers are up there with the best songwriters in the world" - David Marks (3rd Ear Music)

"My favourite acoustic duo" - Syd Kitchen

“One of the most beautiful duos around...” - Nibs van der Spuy

“What a package! Soothes and caresses the soul... instantly engaging with breathtaking harmonies. Pure velvet, effortless and a delight to the senses.” - Gloria Rhodes (Whats On SA)


Monday, 22 June 2015

Julian Redpath's debut - 'Maiden Light' on the Shelves of South Sea

Shinning bright:

Julian Redpath's "Maiden Light" is one of the most assured & exemplary 
folk albums to come out of South Africa in recent memory, 
writes Nick Mulgrew.
“I hope you don’t get fired for trying to make a story out of the most boring human in musical history.”
Granted, on the surface, things don’t paint Julian Redpath as particularly exciting – and he seems to know it.
Another reclusive singer-songwriter with a day job, 29 years old, who has just released his
debut full-length album – of acoustic guitar-driven folk – independently. About as vanilla as it gets, in other words.
But from the first minute of Maiden Light, an 11-strong suite of restrained and resonant heart songs,
something clicks. Redpath’s voice is clear and sonorous; his lyrics poetically concise; the production warm
and clean. The opener, Nightingale, exhibits everything good about Redpath’s music: assured songwriting
embellished only by passages of bright piano and cello, rich with reverb, and hinting throughout at some intimate, primal longing.

Such studied simplicity is the culmination of years of work and the corralling of experiences of a young life spent between Mthatha, Nottingham Road, Johannesburg and a few others in between.
Redpath recorded his parts for Maiden Light primarily on a farm in Dullstroom in 2012 and, since then, to coax the heart out of his compositions, has brought in a host of collaborators, including virtuoso instrumentalist Guy Buttery, cellist Clare Vandeleur (whom Redpath met on Facebook) and United States-based musician Prism Tats.
Even in the album’s (very) few weak moments, the nature of Redpath and Buttery’s production means that
something interesting is seldom far away. Whether a sudden orchestral moment, a burst of anti-folk fuzz and
sheet-metal shimmer, or a burst of poetry from Mpapa Simo Majola, there are pieces for magpies in every track.

Stream, Download or order the album here

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