Guy Buttery released a new video for his song "Verbosity" on his Youtube page. The video was recorded one month ago on the final date of his most recent tour at the Play Station Theatre in Johannesburg.
Though the word "Verbosity" means using too many words to express an idea, Buttery keeps it simple in this live performance. The video shows the guitarist sitting on stage, legs crossed--just a guy and a guitar.
Buttery, humble as ever, explains the vision behind the video in the Youtube comments: "The aim for both the visual and the audio of this performance was to keep it as real and authentic as possible. What you're seeing is the sparse lighting on the night and what you hearing is the rather cavernous reverberations of the Play Station Theatre.
While his genuinity isn't normally questioned, he assures viewers of his authenticity. "That's really how the guitar sounded. I do hope it pleases both the ear and the eye."
The video was shot with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera (Buttery adds that the camera was incredible to work with). It was filmed and edited by Julian Redpath and audio-mixed and mastered by Mark Hako.
Watch the master of fingerpicking above.
Shortstraw recently released a new music video for their latest single Couch Potato off their second album Morning Sunshine. Couch Potato also recently peaked at nr. 4 on the 5FM Top 40 Chart.
The video was shot over the course of three days at the end of October around Greenside, Linden and Parkhurst in Johannesburg, and also at Renegade Junction. The performance scene of the band was filmed at Rumours Lounge in Weltevreden Park and the tavern scene at Bob Rocks in Greenside. The video follows Dstyles, a typical lost youth, through a day in his life. He wakes up, plays some video games, trolls around the city and eventually ends up at a Shortstraw gig where he comes into his own.
Durban kwaito's kingpins go back to their roots on this minimally funky kwaaihouse summer party-starter that's packed with as many lyrical punches as bikini-clad booty babes. It isn't particularly subtle, or packed with any fancy special FX, but with a hook this addictive, who needs the shizzle?
On Friday 1st of November Cape Tonian electro-swing trio Goodluck will release their third full-length album, Creatures Of the Night, which was recorded outdoors in the Namibian desert.
The group also recently launched a making-of documentary called This Might Sound Crazy at Amsterdam Dance Event. The doccie will be released in South Africa as a dual disk on Creatures Of The Night album.
"Trickery" is the first single and video off their forthcoming album and the concept of the video follows the classic story of the underdog whom defies the norm and comes out on top.
"Die Slagting" is the third official single and video from the Pretoria-based electronic/rap trio Bittereinder off their second album, Die Dinkdansmasjien. The single is also the group's second Afrikaans-Dutch rap collaboration with renowned Netherlands-based rapper, Tim Beumers.
"The video's multilayered concept was essentially shaped by the necessity to shoot the footage over a period of more than a year," rapper Jaco van der Merwe told Rolling Stone. The video was shot in Pretoria and Mozambique during six different shoots.
The first section of footage was shot when Tim Beumers was in South Africa in 2012, when he performed with the group at the MK Awards. Louis Minnaar's sister, Magdalene Minnaar, plays the part of "the voice of the synth", an inter-video reference to the first MiNNAAR video, "Volcano". The video also features Peach van Pletzen playing drums with a bag over his head, Minnaar headbanging in the shower and Van der Merwe rapping loudly on the main street of a Mozambiquan village.
"We were largely inspired by the ridiculousness of post-modern life, the absurdity of trends, our collective inability to 'keep up', the shallowness of celebrity and fame, the concentrated violence which lingers in the corners and under the surface of society, and we were also interested in the newness which is created by juxtaposing 'clashing' concepts/colours/images/personalities/sounds," Van der Merwe told Rolling Stone.
The group spent many hours on the road discussing ideas for the various parts of the video, although the end result was formed primarily in Minnaar's visionary mind.
Taxi Violence, Cape Town's rock'n'rollers that require no
introduction, released a video for their track, "Brainmash", off their latest album,
The album's title is evident on the "Brainmash" track, a groovy
hip-shaking, foot-stomping melody whose video recalls the
The White Stripes' classic "Seven Nation Army" music video.