I was doing a trawl of new SA music to add to our Scatterlings of Africa – New Music playlist, and I stumbled across an emotive soul rock n’ roll band from Cape Town, Southern Wild. That’s the twitter description of @southernwildsa and it couldn’t be more accurate!
They have just released their debut album “Lead Role in a Classic Horror”, which was recorded at Popsicle studios, and it is a gem.
It is a journey consisting of many layers and paths for its listener, much like a wafer biscuit car on an eight lane highway. Every song provides something unique, with each piece of music standing alone.
“I’m So Happy I Could Die” is one of my favourites on the album, but there are so many good songs you may find it difficult to pinpoint just one!
So who are they? Well, Southern Wild are a four-piece rock band from Cape Town, consisting of David van Vuuren (Vocals, Guitar), Julian van Rensburg (Guitar), Alex Smillie (Bass) and Dylan Hunt on Drums.
The idea of Southern wild was born through a dream in early 2015. They have played some prestigious festivals since their inception such as OppiKoppi, Up The Creek and River Republic.
Watch the video to the single “Time Eraser”, which is now added to our New Music playlist, or listen to the whole incredible album on Spotify. Even better, buy it; it’s available for digital download.
Visit the band’s website: www.southernwild.co.za