Monday, November 30, 2009


Wednesday, Dec 2nd will mark my first Beatenberg experience at the Assembly in Cape Town. This 3 piece Cape Town based band, formerly known as Nice has adopted the name Beatenberg for some time now. They've played a few shows around Cape Town and has built up a modest fan base. By listening to their track, "In B Flat" I don't think they'll be flying under the radar for long. Befriend them on facebook and myspace, they might turn out to be the next best thing to come from Cape Town.


Alan Palomo is the name behind the stage act known as Neon Indian. Yip if you're a regular on sites such as the Hypemachine I'm dead sure you've heard of it before. Their debut LP, Phsycic Chasms was released October 13th on Lefse. Neon Indian is kicking off their European tour on December 1st, starting off in Glasgow. For more tour dates visit their myspace page and while you're at it follow them on twitter here.

"A gauzy combination of Buggles-style 1980s pop, video game soundtracks, and cheeseball elevator music, Neon Indian songs like "Deadbeat Summer" and "Should Have Taken Acid With You" are effervescent, goofy, and achingly nostalgic. Kind of like MGMT on a ramen budget-- and with less face paint."  [Pitchfork]
Neon Indian - Local Joke
Neon Indian - Laughing Gas

Sunday, November 29, 2009


The Soft Pack formerly known as The Muslims are back, after their successful attempt of  their 10 song LP called The Muslims. They've got a new track out called Answer to Yourself  & a new video for this track too. Their second studio album, The Soft Pack is expected to be released February 2nd on Kemado Records.

The Soft Pack - Answer to Yourself
The Muslims - Nightlife


The Voltarenes hail from the super cool city Hamburg. They've been making music for quite some time now. I only got to know of them as of late. The band has released their official debut, Proceedings on November 16th. You can have your own copy of the album by going here.

The Voltarenes - Altona


I'm looking forward to 2010!! Reason for this is the debut album of We Have Band is due early next year! The first single off their debut, HoneyTrap is a available for free download at the band's website. For tour dates go here & follow them on twitter here.