Perception SA A look at South African Alternative Culture Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:15:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Perception SA 32 32 The Shabs – We’ve All Been There Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:16:14 +0000

“We’ve all been there, or there-about.”

Yesterday, 9 December 2019, Cape Town’s The Shabs finally released their brand new music video for another of their motivational folk-punk anthems from their latest record: “Can you Hear us at the Back”. 

From first glance “We’ve all been there” is a joy to look at and the production value is nothing short of exceptional.

With a talent show as the backdrop, the video features eccentric characters, stunning cinematography and heartfelt moments. An outstanding job is done portraying the fact that we’ve all been through tough times, thanks to a strong narrative holding up while “You are not alone” echoes throughout. Finally, everything is tied together with a gratifying conclusion accompanied by a particularly satisfying cheer.

This video is The Shabs’ best work to date, and to us, a personal favorite from this album. 

We suggest you take it from The Shabs as a lesson, give it a watch below and let us know what you think!

If the video is not enough to get you excited, The Shabs will also be dropping by Johannesburg and Pretoria this week! 

Catch them at Jarr Bar on Thursday 12 December:

Or Hells Kitchen next Monday 16 December:

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SDO – How High The Moon Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:55:07 +0000 Satanic Dagga Orgy, AKA the 3rd best Folk band in Randburg (According to Reverbnation), are best known for their comedic antics, energetic speedo clad performances and of course “bullying” metal bands on the internet.

Today marks the release of their latest single “How High The Moon” as well as a brand new music video to go with it. The bar is raised with their unique eccentric humor now inclusive of whips, fishnets, and priests – the perfect combination. 

In their own words, this video was produced in collaboration and with absolute respect for and towards the womxn in their lives. The video offers us a tale of consent & a band deciding to turn a new leaf and go to church camp after their drummer left the band to join Slipknot.

Blending social issues into fun songs with a lot of sing-along value is basically SDO’s brand. As such, it’s no surprise that “How High The Moon” follows as another shining example of what makes SDO’s brand of folk-punk so popular.

If you’re familiar with Satanic Dagga Orgy & have seen them live, you will likely be familiar with “How High The Moon”. 

Starting with what could be compared to Dookie-Era Green Day riffs, followed by melodic vocals from guitarist Zam Boney and vocalist Peter Blackbeard, How High The Moon gripped us from the start. There are plenty of familiar faces in the video as well, such as Fuzigish frontman Jay Bones posing as a man of the cloth with Khulani Mtimkulu, as they help the band “turn a new leaf” at church camp.

Whether you want to roll, pray or dance to the music video, the hook is catchy, the song is fun and the video is great. We highly suggest you give it a listen.

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The Mighty SKA Jol – JHB Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:51:36 +0000 Thanks to The Vulture, Party Punk Legends Half Price are returning to Johannesburg… And this time they’re adding a full, explosive brass section including the infamous Lee Lips of the Legendary Hog Hoggidy Hog as well as Lex from Peachy Keen on keys!

Join Half Price for an electrifying 60 minute performance of the best Ska Punk songs ever written! Including tracks from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mad Caddies, Reel Big Fish, Voodoo Glow Skulls & many more!

Half Price have also been reinterpreting some of their own tracks just for the show, so expect a party coming your way! 

Half Price will be joined by Slippery When Wet & The Flying Monkeys.

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Beware of missing out! For all you excited humans, 50 Pre-Sale Tickets are currently available at R60, R80 thereafter. Tickets bought at the door will cost you R100, so save and get your tickets now!

Incase you’ve forgotten, or somehow haven’t heard of them, Half price has spun sadistic party-punk circles around the music industry of South Africa for the past 18 years. Often described as “the best punk band you’ve never seen”, the band born from the waters of Cape Town came to face many professional enemies including venues and festivals, yet they’re swinging from one challenge to the other, making the industry a jungle of their own. 

Half Price have toured around S.A and parts of Europe, often leading to companies cascading light on their accomplishments. This includes Punk Outlaw Records based in New York, who released a “best of” Half Price Album in the States.

This is just a small window into the lifespan and events of Half price. The appreciation lies in the experience, so don’t miss their firey performance on the 6th of December at Sundowners in Alberton! See you there!

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