Ann Jangle.

 

 Local talent day! That’s right, today, 925|Rebellion is delighted to welcome multi-talented South African musician Ann Jangle. Let’s begin. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Firstly, “the only thing constant is change”, our emotions and views on life change every day, new things happen constantly, therefore, looking back now I realise that my genres have been quite vast. My music always comes from the heart and is usually a result of something I am facing or have faced. People always wonder how I get to play at ‘Rockabilly-, Rock-, Blues-, & say, Folk Festivals. Usually bands play and stick to a specific genre, we have something that links us to most genres. Of course a […]

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Sherlock Inspired Music Videos

 

 “A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.” -The Five Orange Pips. I have quite the love for music videos (they’re constantly playing somewhere in the background of my study while I’m working) and since I started watching the BBC‘s hit series Sherlock, my collection has veered toward this specific theme. So in keeping with this week’s theme, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite Sherlock Holmes inspired music videos with you today. “It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in […]

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Babymetal!

 

 SU-METAL (December 20, 1997.) When I was a child, Pop musicians were poppy, Metal bands were hard, and young girls who did synchronised dancing were called The Spice Girls. However times have changed and with that change comes Japan’s answer to Pop, Rock, and synchronised dancing, Babymetal. Baby… metal. Metal for babies… or something like that. (They are like a cute Japanese version of Canadian Metal band, Kittie – with one less member.) [youtube id=”WIKqgE4BwAY” width=”600″ height=”350″] Founded in 2010 as a way of fusing the TV show Idol with Heavy Metal -which was a bit of a novelty- Babymetal have since taken Asia and much of the world by storm with their hard “Popesque” sound and style. POP FACT: The three […]

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HEXOTERICKA!

 

  KEITH! Today we interview one of Gauteng’s best known Darkwave bands, Hexotericka. ALLEN! What’s the origin of your band name? We are called Hexotericka. The name is a combination of Esoterica and Hexes, so I suppose you can say it means that hexes are very esoteric. It was just a fitting name that went hand in hand with some of our songs’ subject matter. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? We originally envisioned Hexotericka as an electronic Darkwave band back in 2007, but since about 2010 we have moved more towards a Gothic-Rock sound. However, I believe it is up to the listener to decide for themselves, as we usually just play what feels […]

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Retinal Burn!

 

 Today we speak to local band, Retinal Burn! What’s the origin of that name? It is from eye damage that can occur from staring at the sun or other bright objects for too long. It was just something I though worked with the type of music we were making at the time. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? I would classify it as experimental electronica, with synthpop and industrial influences. History of your project? In the early 2000s I was the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Goth Rock band Disciples of Sorrow. There were so many other kinds of songs running around my head that just didn’t fit into the goth genre. I started […]

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G.L.O.W (for Film and TV.)

 

 Today we have a second interview with G.L.O.W. “A second one?” you might ask. Yes, a second. For today we talk to G.L.O.W about their work on TV and film. What’s the story behind G.L.O.W for film and TV? G.L.O.W has taken on another challenge by having its tracks used as instrumentals for film and TV with a UK-based sound library called Resourcesound . The movie genres which they are primarily used for are horror, thriller, action and science-fiction films, as well as for crime and mystery documentaries. G.L.O.W was signed to a 5 year exclusive contract. Where have your tracks been used? It’s still early days for G.L.O.W’s soundtracks but, horror film makers are starting to take an interest. […]

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5 Irish Bands You Must Hear.

 

 As it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and I’m a loyal Greenie and an insane Unionist, I’ve decided to put this little list of amazing O’Irish lads and lasses to listen to. Flogging Molly. Founded in America by Irishman Dave King in 1997, Flogging Molly -known for amazing performances and brilliant music videos- combine Celtic Folk and Modern Rock on a level few other bands have achieved. [youtube id=”89NjEeHku8o” width=”600″ height=”350″] VNV NATION. Founded by Irishman Ronin Harris in 1990, VNV Nation combines haunting and emotional lyrics, hard beats, and dance floor filling tracks that have been a favourite of the electronic music scene (commercial and underground) for years… and thankfully that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. [youtube id=”aPlQN_OLh7k” […]

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RAMFEST 2014.

 

 Protoculture. With great excitement and anticipation we left for Ramfest on Saturday Afternoon (8 March 2014), armed with wellingtons and hoodies to combat the incessant rain that threatened South Africans own Glastonbury Music Festival, only better, RAMfest. Gangs of Ballet. Arriving a day late was sad, but we were still able to catch the legendary Pestroy before they go on a well deserved hiatus. Though I was rather distraught that we couldn’t see Biffy Clyro. (I have been told that they were absolutely fantastic.) However the Saturday show didn’t disappoint. Trivium were up first and although they were good, I couldn’t help but feel a little cheated, they just missed some of the energy that South African fans have become […]

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G.L.O.W.

 

 Today we speak to internationally known, locally made, Dark-Electro Band, G.L.O.W. What’s the origin of your band name? G.L.O.W. was derived from the Industrial/E.B.M. scene with influences of personal burdens, reminiscence, retaliation and one putting their foot down. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Industrial/E.B.M. History of your G.L.O.W? G.L.O.W. started off with me as a solo artist from 2008 until present. I became recognized on MySpace and Soundcloud with songs such as Anger, Levitate, Plastic and Flying Dutchman (Final Quest?). After winning a tune signature competition in 2013(with an Arizona-based Gothic Radio station called Oontzcast), my music became more recognized worldwide. Tracks which were aired were Flying Dutchman (Final Quest?), Hai-Uri and My Smile […]

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DarcTyde Events!

 

 Today we speak to Keith, the owner and driving force behind DarcTyde Events – a local Alternative-Underground nightclub extravaganza! Why did you decide to create DarcTyde Events? We started DarcTyde Events as a means to help promote the South African Goth Scene. We have many talented local Gothic and Darkwave artists, but so few venues are willing to give them a chance. We also simply wanted to throw some of the most awesome goth parties. Tell us a bit about the history of your organisation. We started DarcTyde in early 2001. Our first event would have been a 2-day goth event called Nocturne, but, at the last moment, the person who was funding the majority of the costs pulled out […]

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