Yesterday was pretty awesome even if we say so ourselves. We spent most of the day lounging around at the Don’s house, drinking beer, talking smack – the usual vibe, and only had to leave the house at around 3 seeing as our show was only about an hour’s drive away. We pulled into Pretoria’s Arcade Empire where we bumpedinto Isochronous in the middle of a band meeting and began drinking more beer. After soundcheck, 3 of us drove down to TuksFM to do another radio interview, found a few warm beers in the waiting room, cooled them up in a kitchen sink and continued the day’s drinking while waiting to go on air. The interview was pretty cool, although the girl interviewingus did say she’d see us at the show – and then DIDN’T see us there – but whatever, we’re not too phased really.
Back at the venue the party was starting to pick up. The December Streets started off the jol and we were happily surprised to see a fucking rad band accomplishing a sweet blend of all sorts of bouncy genres. They’re coming down to Cape Town in a few weeks apparently, playing at The Assembly if memory swerves… you wouldn’t do badly to go check them out.
Next up were our friends, comrades and countrymen No One’s Arc who hail straight outta Nelspruit. These guys are quite literally “The Shit”. A six piece, non-stop, horn sectioned, tighter-than-a-nuns-$%*#, groove fisted love train that sounds like it’s just popped in from paradise to say hello. We’re into them, basically. In a big way. We tried to follow their performance but the task was just too great – our set was cool and went well, but near the end half the crowd was eventually drawn away from the stage by the arrival of a few hundred screaming girls in matric dance dresses – apparently they were having their afterparty or something.
Needless to say we weren’t about to complain – a party proper began it’s inevitable destruction and once we were well wrecked on some Pretoria brandy and some Nelspruit green, we got into the car (we had a designated dave, don’t worry) and began the long drive home.
One last thing though – on said drive home, we began a little impromptu A Cappella jam, recorded it as it was happening and have decided to call it the Zambuk/Illovo Mash Up.
Hope you enjoy it!
- No Ones Arc
- December Streets
- Beer before the interview