Sunset Sweatshop recently jumped into the local scene with their fresh vibe and debut single, ‘Move It’. It was only fitting that this kaleidoscope of creative criminals keep their magic going and have recently released their debut music video on YouTube
Sunset Sweatshop also took their fun mix of indie, goema, reggae, boeremusiek and marabi sounds to KZN on their recent tour to Splashy Fen music festival. They plan to take their spunky performances to many more upcoming festivals this year so keep those ears to the ground for future announcements.
‘Move It’ is the kind of track that reminds us why the world fell in love with SA music legends from the eighties such as Bright Blue, Tananas and éVoid in a time when music was the vehicle used to bring about change and the rebirth of a nation. Sunset Sweatshop possesses the kind of sound that makes you proud to be part of a place so rich and plentiful in musical culture.
Each member of Sunset Sweatshop consisting of Ian Heyns (Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar), Rossouw Wentzel (Lead & Rhythm Guitar), Victor Green (Drums), Duke Negus (Keys and Guitar)and Richard Dicks (Bass Guitar), is equally talented in their instrument of choice. Everyone is constantly busy eating, breathing and living the magic that is music and letting it bleed through their fingers to create a sound and feel that is synonymous with the vibrant tastes and flavours of South Africa.
It’s certainly not an easy effort for those wishing to classify, label and box the group’s sound. They feed off a wide spectrum of influences and at the end of the day they have been able to create something with real authentic artistic flair. The music created by this tenacious troupe has true grit, meaningful lyrics and ‘move-it’ melodies; so catchy you’ll be humming it non-stop. Their history is being written but this will be a book worth reading as they continue to roll with the punches and produce awesome tunes. Sit tight and enjoy this melodious ride!
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