Monthly Favourites//1: Music_Edition

So a lot of bloggers tend to do a monthly favourites blog, I have many favourites but decided to do my monthly blog a little differently, in hopes to let you know a little about who I am and even expose you amazing people to some things that I think are pretty rad. Basically, each month I’ll try to explore a different category, from really great books to make-up and fashion…

So welcome to my first monthly favourite, and for June I have decided to compile a list of a few of my favourite South African bands/artists at the moment. Now, this list is in no way a definitive list or ranking of all South African artist. Its also only a few of my favourite, or this blog would be way too long.

So without further ado…

1. Gangs of Ballet

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I first heard this four piece band from Durban in 2013, their music had been out for a while, I was just late to the party. I was drawn in by their song “Breaking the Silence” (https://soundcloud.com/gangsofballet/breaking-the-silence-1) and blown away by “This Love” and “Hello Sweet World”. In 2014 they released their debut album, “Yes/No/Grey”, which is nothing short of brilliant. They are now a three piece band, since the departure of their bassist and have racked up a few awards and even more nominations. But that’s enough from me, I’ll let their music do the rest.

Youtube: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdIdOxEASzLZceHIoogWSXQ)

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/GangsOfBallet)

2. Monark

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I’d always seen or heard of Monark, but never really paid attention until Youtube autoplayed one of their videos and boy was I thankful for that, I heard “Build it Up” and made sure to give all their other singles a listen, I ended up buying their album that same day. This four piece band broke out in 2013, released their album “Negatives” in 2014 and yes, I only really started listening to them this year, but better late than never right?

You can check out their new music video for their song “Hush” here : (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LToLV6yJS7w)

And their website here: (http://monark.us)

3. Yorke

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I have spoken about Yorke before on my blog so you guys know how much I love them, they put out a lyric video the other day for their song “Forest Fire” of their upcoming album, you can watch it here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfcAjEMIKZw). Let’s not forget that in May they played at The Great Escape Music Fest in Brighton, I can’t wait to see what this band has in store for us.

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/yorkeband)

4.Majozi

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This man’s voice is simply amazing, soothing and beautiful. His music evokes such good vibes. No description will do any justice so I’ll just let you listen to him.

Fire: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAtBVQ24KqM)

The River: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ALsxjZvWQs)

Someday: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMIsCo-9F2A)

Website: (http://www.majozi.co.za/)

5. Al Bairre

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So basically I’ve just been loving this song from Al Bairre, “Bungalow”. Its so fun to listen to.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH8GbrPP2oA)

Well thats all for now, I hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as I did, there are many more bands I’d love to speak about but another post hey…

Keep a look out for my July Favourites, Young Adult Fiction Edition.

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