SA Music News is a South African based online music magazine founded in August 2007 to support and promote our local upcoming bands and give our other local musicians all over South Africa a way through which they could share their music to their South African fans, as well as internationally.
In the past 7 years, we have grown from strength to strength and have had the privilege to have 'worked with, photographed, interviewed or done articles, reviews etc. with and on some of South Africa's best local bands and artists such as SEETHER, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Chianosky, Josie Field, Carli J Myers, Jmaxx, Lindsey McGuire, Fillipa (recently signed by Ryan Seacrest), Van Coke Kartel, The Graeme Watkins Project, Liani May, The Parlotones, Agro, Chix with Stix, Evolver One, Sacrifist, DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Black Cat Bones, Colé van Diaz, Just Jinger, Jack Parow, WonderBoom, Daniel Baron, Karen Zoid, The SoapGirls, Fuzigish, Volume Conflict, Mark Stent, Andy Fisher Band, Freshlyground, Die Antwoord, Springbok Nude Girls, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Foto Na Dans, Johannes Kerkorrel, Matthys Roets, Elvis Blue, Garth Taylor, Axene, Blackbyrd, Proverb, Casette, Duimpie se Maat, Danny K, aKing, Fokofpolisiekar, Albert Frost, Mel Botes, Goldfish, Locnville, Goodluck, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Steve Hofmeyer, Claire Johnston, Liezel Marshall Band, Straatligkinders, Die Tuin Dwergies, Valiant Swart, Watershed, Zebra and Giraffe, Sugardrive, Deity’s Muse, Chromium, 11th Hour, Debris, Architecture Of Aggression (A.O.A), Elegy, Only Forever, Autumn Sun, Warthane, Far Beyond Driven, ...and Chaos, Rebuked, The Frail, Fleshwound, Whrutz, Underbelly, Straw, Psordid, Ancient Influence, Juggernaught, Fragmented Children and Mesadoth, just to mention a few, and the list keeps on growing...
We have also had the privilege to have 'covered' events and international artists such as Shakira & Freshlyground at the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Roxette, Chris Brown, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billy Talent, Danny Elfman (Soundtrack for new release of Alice in Wonderland in 3D), Rodriguez, Metallica (SA Tour 2010 and 2013), Bon Jovi (previous SA tour and 2013 tour), The Kongos, Rise Against, Blind Guardian, David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Chaka Khan, 30 Seconds to Mars (2011), Daughtry, KINGS OF CHAOS SA Tour 2013 (i.e. KINGS OF CHAOS band members were comprised from ex or current band members from legendary bands we grew up with, such as Guns-n-Roses, Deep Purple, Velvet Revolver, Def Leppard, Alter Bridge and Collective Soul). We have also covered R. Kelly, the "Russian Swan Lake Ballet Production, Mike & The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler, I AM HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa, UB40, world's number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band KATAKLYSM, Sepultura, Aloe Blacc, The Fray, and many more international acts still to come soon... so watch this space for updates on who is visiting South Africa next.
We have also worked with and/or interviewed international artists such as Stephané Pompougnac (France), Steve Aoki (US), Dennis Stratton - USA ( “ex” Iron Maiden), Sheep On Drugs (UK), NFD or better known as New Found Disorder (ex Fields of the Nephilem - UK), Blind Guardian (USA), had an exclusive interview INSIDE the Gibson Guitars tour bus with the incredible Sabina Classen from Holy Moses (Germany) at Wacken 2008, worked with Veins Iced Over (Florida, USA), with In Flames (Switzerland) at RAMFest 2012, interviewed Jean-Francois Dagenais from Kataklysm, and last but definitely not least, and very special one-on-one interview the famous Mr. Glenn Hughes (formerly from Deep Purple, Trapeze and Black Country Communion) - interviewed by SA Music News Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Conrad Roets.
S.A. Music News have represented South Africa at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008 in Germany, and our international correspondents also covered ''HELLFEST'' in France in 2009, and ''Bloodfest 2010'' in the UK. More international festivals will be added to our repertoire soon, as we are constantly expanding our reach and following with an average of 120 000+ views monthly from 47 countries world wide.
We are proud to be able to through the S.A. Music News Magazine, our website, our partners, affiliates and of course our readers, supporters and fans to be able to provide our local AND international musicians and artists, DJ's, event organisers and promoters a platform to promote and advertise their music to their South African fans, as well as to the rest of the world, and bring you the latest news on upcoming events, concerts, festivals, as well as photos and reviews on past events, interviews with bands, band members and much more...
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The Curious Incident (UK) releases new single “Money” and announces SA Tour in November/December
“The Curious Incident ripped the studio apart...Cavey, the lead singer, moves like the love child of Steven Tyler and Rambo.” Elma Smit (MNET Studio 1, South Africa)
"Their relentless and infectious energy and enthusiasm when performing live makes them one of the top live bands to see in London" Leanne Sherman (It's All Indie, UK )
"Sun-kissed, hook-laden melodies" Keith Ames (The Musician's Union, UK)
The Curious Incident (UK) is the Alternative Pop embodiment of that roller coaster feeling in your belly! A band of multinationals wearing their hearts on their sleeves; their music has a little RHCP, a little Sting, a little Winehouse, a little Bruno Mars and a lot more thrown in depending on the weather.
They have supported some of their heroes including The Zombies and have been lucky enough to play in the UK, Switzerland and Canada. The band had their first SA tour in 2012.
Good news for SA fans is that The Curious Incident will be back here in November/December to introduce their new EP: “Penny Lonesome”. Their wickedly tongue in cheek single - “Money” - will be going out to SA radio in the next few days.
Listen to Money here: https://soundcloud.com/the-curious-incident/mone
The EP will consist of 4 news songs, as well as some bonus tracks: Money: Tongue-in-cheek teasing of the lyrics of some of the band`s favourite modern artists Aloe Blacc and Sam Smith; The Hunt: An eclectic and somewhat unexpected style mash with a positive blow-out chorus best suited to a Caribbean jump around; Diane: A Tale of youthful love in a school-time crush that's bloomed into an Elvis-approved marriage; Please Don't Say: Perfect for telling that special someone (lover, friend, politician) to shut the hell up.
The unusual thing about the band members is that they represent four countries: a diverse bunch of great musicians that came together to see the rest of the world stage by stage.
Fans can keep an eye out on www.thecuriousincident.com for the updates on the tour schedule
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