Music in a potjie with Aidan Martin

Potchefstroom Herald caught up with with SA musician Aidan Martin who with his many musical influences is creating a musical potjie that is both satisfying and tasty to the sonic senses. Read more here on his band, their musical tastes, upcoming plans, songs he would have loved to write and more. Why should people listen
Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died last week at the age of 41.

On My Playlist: Top 5 Linkin Park Ballads

The sudden and unexpected death of Linkin Park vocalist, Chester Bennington, last week sent shockwaves through the world as fans, musicians and social media users lamented this gigantic loss for the music industry and the world at large. Obituaries and eulogies filled social media and news headlines, each with their own view and memory of

Fliek Vlooi: Kong: Skull Island

Ek gee Kong: Skull Island 7/10. Dit is ’n aksiebelaaide monsterfliek wat glad nie huiwer om die kyker van begin tot einde te vermaak met reuse monsters, gruwelike dode en martelende gevegte nie.

Young pop sensation making waves with local hit single

It’s safe to say that music is in Josh Middleton’s blood. This talented teenager has hit SA’s radio airwaves with his new single “Monster” and has demanded attention from local listeners. It is rare to find success at 14, but this talented musician has shown he knows what it takes and this is just the

One on One with PurpleCry

A breath of fresh air in the music industry comes in the form of two-piece, PurpleCry whose mix of alternative rock music speaks to the soul. Potchefstroom Herald recently caught up with this dual fronted band on their music, aspirations and album release plans. For the public who are not aware of who PurpleCry are,
We Came As Romans

On My Playlist: Top 5 We Came As Romans songs

We Came As Romans are one of the most well-known bands in the metalcore genre as their accessibility, musicality and various hooks have garnered a wide fan base. The band has delved into various musical avenues since their first album, To Plant a Seed, was released in 2009. Their positive lyrics, combined with various textures
Deity's Muse. From left to right: Shashan Pillay, Yokim Pillay, Wayne Boucher and Albin Boucher.

On My Playlist: Top 5 Deity’s Muse songs

Deity’s Muse has been a staple in the South African alternative rock and metal scene for more than a decade with their music garnering attention for its inventiveness, accessibility and its melodic nature. It’s a fusion that works well and has given the band the opportunity to tour internationally and share stages with some of

On My Playlist: Top 5 Rancid Songs

Punk rock would not be the same if it was not for California punk rockers, Rancid, who brought punk to the masses in the 90’s. To this day these anti-authority musicians are still putting out fantastic music with their newest album, Trouble Maker, showing the band still has what it takes with fast paced punk

A creative statement with Cantrel

In a modern music world where a lot of tunes and artists sound the same, a local muso is stepping up to the plate to create something entirely different with a bold and exciting edge. The well-known South African musician, Neil Breytenbach (keyboardist for award winning rock band, Prime Circle) is shifting melodies and creating

Herald presteer in nasionale kompetisie

Die Herald is Vrydag 23 Junie by die Forum vir Gemeenskapsjoernaliste (FCJ) se jaarlikse toekenningsfunksie aangewys as naaswenner in die kategorie Beste Koerant in die sirkulasiegroep tot en met 10 000. Dit is ook bekend as die Hultzer-toekenning.

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