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Belmont

On My Playlist: Top 5 Belmont songs

Belmont is one of the best new pop-punk bands to come onto the scene with their energetic live performances and stellar fast-paced music. They set the tone with heartfelt lyrics and on point references in their music that is also filled with numerous unique aspects that make them stand out from the pack. This US-based…

On My Playlist: My top 5 albums of 2017

Best of the year lists are mostly subjective especially in the music industry as a lot of factors can influence what critics regard as their best. To me this top 5 list presents bands that either came back with a bang or topped their previous effort in terms of artistic and creative direction. I decided…
The Menzingers

On My Playlist: Top 5 The Menzingers songs

One of the best current punk rock bands are The Menzingers. Their blend of creative lyrical content and melodic sound which is simple yet effective is a true treat to hear nowadays. The band to me has a mixture of The Killers, Weezer, Rancid and their own unique style all fused into one. It is…
Jampacked Productions

Big international acts to grace SA stages in 2018

Excitement is in the air with the announcement of quality international metal and alternative rock acts, Secrets, Dance Gavin Dance, Fit For A King, Our Last Night and  Hands Like Houses coming to South Africa in 2018. Potchefstroom Herald decided to speak to Craig Atkinson of Jam Packed Productions –  the company who made this…
Pierce The Veil

On My Playlist: Top 5 Pierce The Veil songs

US rockers Pierce The Veil are one of the bands that evoke a lot of attention with their large fanbase and catchy tunes. They may not fall into every metalhead’s taste as they might be too mainstream or rock orientated – still they have the ability to induce moshpits with some hard hitting tracks and…
Willim Welsyn

Willim Welsyn rock voort met sy getroue Afrikaanse arsenaal op Blitzkriek

‘n Mens kan sonder twyfel sê dat daar niemand soos Willim Welsyn in die Suid-Afrikaanse musiekbedryf is nie. Die gesoute woordenaar en musikant wys met sy sewende album Blitzkriek dat sy rock en roll fondasies nog sterker as ooit is. In ‘n tyd waar elektroniese dans musiek en autotune die spreekwoordelike raamwerk vir populêre musiek is,…

Taking a leisurely stroll on a Blues-rock paved road with The Amblers new EP

Personal messages combined with a gritty and powerful blues rock attitude is the best way to describe The Amblers and their newest EP The Dustling Man. The talent of two of SA’s finest musicians in Justin Swart (vocals, guitar) and Jason Hinch (drums) are brought to the fore in this short body of work that…
War of Ages

On My Playlist: Top 5 War of Ages songs

War of Ages has been around the metalcore scene for 15 years and, with their newest offering, Alpha, they continue to blow minds and gain new fans of their honest and hard-hitting music. This Christian band uses their faith and beliefs to spread a strong universal message. Combined with heavy music, it creates a resonance…
Cadillac Sun

Full flex rock and roll from Cadillac Sun

Cadillac Sun is one of South Africa’s newest rock and roll troubadours who prefer to let their raw rock and roll sound reign supreme. Potchefstroom Herald caught up with the band to get to grips with their future plans, the reasoning behind their music, how rock and roll will not die and how music has…

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