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#1 stretts

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

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So i randomly checked these guys out last night and downloaded a couple of songs - which led me to buy their EP and their first LP that came out today.

Im pretty sure Spin and RS are sitting on the balls of these guys - but dont let that detarct you its some pretty cool stuff. A bit hard to describe but they are all very talented, drummer is jazz, two guitar players are self taught but they create a very nice sound, the clean guitar itnerplay is brilliant and the bass really drives everything well. They also incorporate some reggae and dub into their tunes which is a nice touch.

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If you wanna try:

After Robots (Full length debut out today)
Mystery EP

And if you want a taste of them live here is a link to a daytrotter session they recorded a few days ago:

Daytrotter

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:34 PM

Downloading now, took a little listen earlier, sounds pretty cool.

#3 sam sanford

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:52 PM

heard it on the radio. not into it at all.
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:08 PM

Just now listening to it. First few songs and not impressed at all, a few good moments though.
but I'm just getting to the song Standby, and am really digging it so far, so there's hope.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:13 PM

its good. im just not digging it that much.

#6 stretts

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:53 AM

thanks for giving it a go guys, maybe its just me then haha

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:32 AM

They have a new EP comin out soon, theyll be playing the opening gig for the upcoming soccer world cup in South Africa

heres some info on the EP and a free mp3 (sounds like happy lion king stuff - really cool)

ZOL! mp3 -

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Blk Jks
Zol!
Secretly Canadian
Release Date: June 8, 2010

Tracklist

1. Iietys
2. Bogobe
3. Zol!
4. Paradise
5. Mzabalazo (Demo)

First Impressions

- After the release of their debut album After Robots, Johannesburg-based BLK JKS are ready to strike again with the release of their upcoming EP, Zol! on June 8, 2010 on Secretly Canadian.
- The album starts off with “Iietys,” a solid progressive rock number that will remind you of The Mars Volta.
- In “Bogobe,” the band becomes more experimental, giving an eerie touch before slowly evolving to space-rock throughout the rest of the track.
- The title-track “Zol!” showcases the band pimping themselves for the World Cup anthem, loaded with Kwaito, Afro-pop beat and choir chants.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:59 AM

^the whole thing

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:11 AM

mah fukn legend

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:21 PM

This is actually pretty good. I bet they get progressively worse after the hipster publications jump all over them.




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