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New EP + Live Video. The Black Angels – Clear Lake Forest.

Today RAM Touring announced the dates for The Black Angels South African Tour, and the timing couldn’t be any better. The band’s latest EP, Clear Lake Forest, dropped today, along with a live video premiered on Noisey for ‘The Flop’. The video’s a ‘blend of live performance and some wild colours and a variety of other stuff that makes you think, hey this is really cool and probably would be even way better if I was on some sort of drug.’ Read more
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The Black Angels South African Tour.

RAM Touring has announced The Black Angels South African Tour, hitting our shores at the end of October this year. The tour takes the seminal Austin-based psych five-piece unusually to Pretoria and Stellenbosch, a refreshing venue change from the usual. Keep up-to-date with new on the tour here. The Black Angels prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre’s kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future. Tickets available from www.ticibox.com Details: Arcade Empire, Pretoria Friday 31 October 2014 Klein Libertas Outdoor Arena, Stellenbosch Saturday 1 November 2014 Read more
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New Trailer. SVDDXNLY by Noisey.

Noisey’s released the trailer for their original, full-length documentary featuring never-before-seen footage detailing the ascension of one of raps brightest young stars – A$AP Rocky. Including everything from home videos to interviews with his closest and dearest, to footage from the beginning of his career, the film is sure to be a window into behind-the-scenes of Rocky’s life; from Harlem to the world. Set to feature Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Riff Raff, and more, part one’s out soon! Read more
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THE LUMINEERS CONFIRMED FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR.

The Lumineers will make their South African debut this December when award-winning agency Seed Experiences, Virgin Mobile South Africa and 5FM bring the band to local stages. They’ll perform at Cape Town’s iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on 4 December and at Johannesburg’s Emmarentia Dam for a daytime concert on 6 December. The Lumineers became a success story in their native US back in 2011 with their self-titled debut album. That same album gave the band international recognition, selling over 1-million copies and over 3,5-million single downloads around the world. Their music has been described as classic and genuine, raw and... Read more
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Finding Cool.

Online retailer COOLS asked six New Yorkers what ‘cool’ means – how we behave, how we socialize, and what we wear. Their various responses were put together in this great little social documentary. COOLS CEO Olivier van Themsche explains that COOLS aims to ‘be a digital retailer that pioneers a greater social mission… The more we embrace each others’ differences, the better the world can be.’ Feauturing: Jacqueline Coumans Robert Ross Connie Lui Jack Newcastle Reef Hall Josh Johnson Read more
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New Music Video. Umlilo – Magic Man.

Umlilo (formerly Siya Is Your Anarchist) has been breaking all the rules since day one. His latest video is a trippy dance performance piece, directed by Jasyn Howes. This is the first single off of Umlilo’s upcoming Aluta EP released via NaasMUSIC, produced, mixed by Umlilo and recorded by Shaun Acker. Read more
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Honest Chocolate Cafe Crowdfunder.

As you may know, Honest Chocolate has plans in the pipeline to open up an Honest Chocolate cafe in a beautiful spot next door to the current shop on Wale Street in Cape Town. Yes, that’s a chocolate cafe! Think chocolate pizza, hot chocolate, chocolate ganache and more. In order to speed things along, Honest Chocolate has launched a crowdfunding campaign through Thundafund. If you’re new to the idea of crowdfunding, the concept allows people to pre-purchase exclusive offers for the upcoming project in order to fund the project. Go an treat yourself. Back the venture here. Read more
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New Trailer. God Help The Girl.

Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian-fame initiated a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his film God Help the Girl, which has been in-process for a while now. He started by posted advertisements asking for girl singers and has eventually finished up with a full musical film under his arm. Now that the film’s screened at various festivals we’ve been able to see a trailer. The film stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, and Hannah Murray and was produced by Barry Mendel. Watch the trailer, and then go and listen to Belle & Sebastian for the rest of the day: Read more
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New Lyric Video. Beatenberg – Rafael.

Beatenberg literally blew up last year, after a steady rise they hit their tipping point with their DJ Clock collaboration, now everything they release is highly anticipated and they can almost do no wrong with their African-infused country club pop that tingles every good bone in your body. Here is their latest track, ‘Rafael’, the lyric video sees lead singer Matthew Field practicing his tennis skills. Read more

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