DIY Presents: Asleep In Transit – Plans

Asleep In Transit are launching their latest EP, Kaleidoscope, tomorrow night at The Bat Center so they let us hear one of the new songs and share it with you. Aren’t they sweet? We also had a chat about the changes in the band and THOSE photos. Check it.   DIY: This is your second EP in a year, why’d you guys go the EP route and not put out a full length album? Vlad: The way that the music scene globally is going, people are releasing... Read More

Black Moss

We were surprised to see a new Black Moss video pop up in our Youtube stream, what with him him travelling the world and all. But Mr Moss has been keeping busy in his travels as we find out in the interview below. We chat to Black Moss about his travels, how the SA hip-hop scene can raise it’s game and how the Durban scene matches up internationally.     DIY: What’s been happening in the world of Black Moss lately? Black Moss:... Read More

DIY Presents: D’urban Knights – Pat The Cat

Drain rat rappers, D’urban Knights, may have had a couple changes to their line-up of late but it hasn’t stopped Viv and Kurt from pushing forward with new sounds and new songs. Their latest offering, Pat The Cat, is a poignant exploration of female sexuality set to some 80’s synth. We had a short chat with Kurt Peinke about chimpanzees whacking off and offending old people, check it out and then give Pat The Cat a listen. DIY:... Read More

House Ain’t A Home

As many of you noticed, The Winston Pub is slowly starting to revive itself. Evidence of this was the recent Truth and It’s Burden show with Brainwreck, Provider and We Were Archers. A hardcore show, at The Winston, with more than a handful of people? Rejoice people for there are still good days to come! Russell Grant shares his thoughts on the night.     The Winston Pub is in the take off phase of its revival. The most dangerous... Read More

Black Math

In the relatively short time Black Math have been together, they’ve been making big waves in the Durban scene and with good reason too. A rock ‘n roll outfit that draws from previous generations but injects their own youthful testerone into the mix, they’re here to bring back balls and depth to music. We chatted to them about being a young band and where they see themselves going with all this.   DIY: First of all, who are... Read More

The Winston Rises

We don’t need some long winded introduction to this do we? It’s a review of The Winston’s Re-opening featuring City Bowl Mizers, STRAGE and D’urban Knights by Luke Smith. Just read it.     It’s difficult to talk about the Friday before last without some preamble on the Winston and its legacy. Aptly nestled in the grey between Umbilo and Glenwood, for years the blackened hangout with its god awful smelling toilets... Read More

Rocking The Coast

One day, when Matt Knight writes another review, there will be a review free from genital references on this site. But until then, here’s Bob Perfect’s review of Rocking The Coast with E.X.P.L.O.S.I.O.N, Lowprofile and Manuvah To Land. Ah, Toti. My impression of the place is that if Umhlanga and Pinetown had a kid and left that kid to grow up on the street, sniffing glue and selling their body, but then that child got adopted by a loving... Read More

Isochronous DVD Launch

Russell Grant enjoys listening to boys with girly voices and being blasted with confetti cannons whilst getting castrated at the Isochronous Live In Germany DVD launch with Asleep in Transit and Habit To.   There I was, as tender as flogged beef, exposed and awkward, in the middle of Live’s bulimic gut. An odd mix of ho-down ditty and 10th grade school function was playing through the speakers. It was 9 and the hall was still just about empty.... Read More