VIDEO: What Now “Toy Soldiers”

South Africa seems to be pushing forward in establishing its position on the global music market. This year has already seen Green Day wannabes “The Parlotones and Talk-rappers Locnville try their luck. Now come Durban trio What Now. Currently based in London, their dark pop rock sound is slowly but surely garnering attention on these shores. Coupling lead single “Toy Soldiers” with a simple, glossy yet dark brooding video seems a perfect first step to superstardom.

ALBUM REVIEW: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”

Label: Epic
Release Date: 27. 12. 2010

Identical twins Andrew and Brian Chaplin took their native South African charts by storm when their debut album “Sun In My Pocket” was launched back in February. Now the twins are aiming at global domination. However, despite their boyband good looks and immaculate styling there is something that doesn’t quite work about the not very dynamic rapping duo.

Without meaning to sound cruel, Locnville are more about the looks than the music. Their monotone vocals are set against unimaginative beats and soon bore the life out of the listener.

Yet there must be something about the pair to have achieved the success in their home country. With live shows proving a riot, perhaps “Sun In My Pocket” just doesn’t full demonstrate the duos true potential. Or perhaps this reviewer is
just a little bit past his teeny-bop prime to really understand the appeal?

Rating: 2/5
Reviewer: Jeremy Williams

Fyfe Dangerfield
“Fly Yellow Moon
The name may not be familiar, but if you cast your mind
back to those commercial breaks we all pretend not to
be watching, you may recall Fyfe’s cover of Billy Joel’s
“She’s Always A Woman” which featured in
the John Lewis TV Ad, and here is one of
four bonus tracks on an already rich and
plentiful album.
If this doesn’t ring any bells, he is also the
founding member of indie band “The Guillemots”,
and a local lad (for me anyway!)
to boot, born in our very own Moseley, Birmingham.
Fyfe exercises his superb song writing
talent on this album, penning all 10 tracks, aswell as
having a hand in the musical arrangements. The end
product is collection of what are essentially love songs,
played out as nature intended them, unadorned and
almost raw in places. It’s hard to believe that the album
itself was recorded in just five days.
Tracks like “Faster than the Setting Sun show hints of
Fyfe’s indie roots with The Guillemots, whereas “So
Brand New” has an almost Bowie sound to it. “Barricades”
and “Firebird” have a mellower and more simplistic
feel to them, where one can almost picture themselves
drifting along the river in wooden
boat with the sun gleaming down.
“She Needs Me” is at complete odds with
these softer sounding tracks, as our senses
are assaulted with piano and brass. A
far more uplifting track, Fyfe’s latest single
release is for me by far the highlight of the
album, even if it does seem a little out of
place compared the more low key tracks.
Without a doubt “Fly Yellow Moon” is quite
possibly one of the coolest albums of the year by a man
with one of the coolest names I’ve ever heard! This is
one man I cannot wait to see on perform live on tour

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Stornoway “A living, breathing Mark Twain novel.”
Levi Miller “I thought it was great to be famous enough to have your picture on a pencil case.”
Eliza Doolittle “I have something to work towards rather than something to live up to.”

Tye Matthew Harris “I believe a point comes when you have to change things in your life.”
Dog Is Dead “We’d like people to think of us as a choir and an orchestra making pop music.”
Chris Anthony “It is much better to be inspired than to think up new ideas if that makes sense.”
Example “I just want people to take my music for what it is.”
The Milk “We just play really well with each other.”
Motion City Soundtrack “We are like family. We have learned to live around each other.”

Freemasons “It is only a matter of time before albums are released as apps…”
Tara Mathew “I just feel transformed to a different world when I perform.”
K. Anderson “As a teenager all I listened to was music by lesbian.”

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Forgotten Gems:

Album: Shelby Lynne “I am Shelby Lynne”
Book: Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me”
Film: Rebecca

Designer of the Month: Robot Alien Clothing

Albums: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”, Capac “Pastels EP”, Fyfe Dangerfield “Fly Yellow Moon”, She Makes War “Disarm”, Aaron Wright and The Aprils “Behold A Pale Horse”
Singles of The Month: The Like “Wishing He Was Dead”. Dog is Dead “Young”
Live Music: V Festival, Kendal Calling , Summer Sundae, One Night Only, Wildbird & Peacedrums
Theatre: Corrie!, Sound Of Music, Joseph
Film: Robin Hood, Kick-Ass
Books: Matthew Yorke “Pictures of Lily”, JockyBoy26 “The Big Book of Gaydar (Uncut!)”

VIDEO: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”

I guess there are two reasons I am posting this video of the New York born South Africa raised twin dance act Locnville:

1. The track is sensational. From the first listen I was hooked and have since had it on my Facebook wall and emailed to all my friends.

2. Just look at them. Andrew and Brian Chaplin are this year’s hottest totty! Honestly, I need not say anything else! Phwoar!

So…not a lot else needs to be said!

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