blog categories

  • Music
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Art
  • Event
  • Video

Amy

So we have decided that it would be nice to feature some of the young locals on our blog. There are quite a few skilled designers in the greater Cape Town area so if you have any one in mind or are skilled yourself, then please do not hesitate to contact us with the necessary details. Although our first feature is a fashion designer, this is by no means limited to fashion designers, all types of design are welcome. Well with all that said lets get to it. Our first featured designer is Amy Van Der Heever, she is only... Read more

The Black Ghosts

Simian’s Simon Lord and Theo Keating from The Wiseguys have joined forces to bring you The Black Ghosts. Theo’s past experience in DJ’ing and influence from a wide spectrum of producers such as Daft Punk and Serge Gainsbourg gets combined with Simon’s ability to compose rather disturbing lyrics out of fairly uncomfortable subject matter. The result, songs filled with dance and heartbreak. Much of The Black Ghosts music revolves around the negative aspects of love, focusing on the pain love can cause and the unnecessary pain people inflict on each other when in love. According to Theo they write “love... Read more

Sarah Alice

3
Sarah Alice describes her portrait series ‘Paper Face’ as a ‘portraiture peppered with paper.’ She has always desired to photograph Mick Jagger, so she did just that.In my opinion she has combined her desires and available resources (paper faces, a few printed faces and a bored friend) to create a fantastically inspiring, beautiful series. Models: Mick Jagger, Michel Gondry and Brigitte Bardot – faces only. Body Double: Bella. Photographer: Sarah Alice. Art Direction: Sarah and Bella. Read more

New Phoenix Album

6
I enjoy listening to ‘Run, run, run’ and a few other Phoenix hits, but I would never stick their album in and play it all the way through. Now all that has changed, Phoenix have just released, in my opinion, one of the best singles of the year so far with ‘Lisztomania’; its great in every way. It has that dancey/happy feel with an intricate depth that few other indie-pop-rock songs have. So far it’s my Mgmt of 2009. Also their website URL is www.wearephoenix.com, that’s pretty cool. For a free download of ’19o1′ another great song from their new... Read more

Vice City Battle: Round One

First up in the Vice city battle we have the skater look which, whether we like it or not, will always be around. Us folk over at we-are-awesome think that Melbourne and New York did well with the flannel button ups, and Barcelona didn’t get the memo that scarves are no longer in, also a negative on the wallet-chain. Milan didn’t really get anything right in this department. New York loses points for over using the flannel, too much of a good thing, thus leaving Melbourne as the winners of round one. Images courtesy of viceland.com Read more

Dear Reader

1
A few weeks ago Dear Reader, previously known as Harris Tweed, played a show at Assembly on a quiet Thursday night. The show, almost perfect, had a different feel about it. Assembly is one of the largest live venues in Cape Town so a gentle band that is well known for its intimate gigs has a hard time capturing everyone’s attention. Dear Reader didn’t have this problem. I arrived to a seated crowed, couches surreptitiously spread throughout the room, dim light stage, crowed in awe of what was about to happen. Not your average Assembly night. I am glad everyone... Read more

ILOVEFAKE

1
Jolijn Snijders is a 25 year old Dutch girl who takes nice photographs and is the founder / art director of Ilovefake Magazine. I think her work is very nice and that is why I’m sharing it with you. I hope you enjoy. Her site. ILOVEFAKE. Read more

Welcome.

1
It should now be obvious to you that we, here at We-Are-Awesome headquarters, have decided to diversify. Yes, we have decided that merely photos of a good night out with friends is not enough. We began our journey wanting to create a site that furthered the ‘scene’ in Cape Town and hopefully one day South Africa, this expansion is the next obvious step for us. We-Are-Awesome blog aims to give you the latest in music, fashion, design, photography, and anything else that is just damn awesome. So this is us saying ‘Welcome’, we hope you enjoy what is to follow.... Read more

Latest Blog Posts

Featured Posts

Blog
Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 2.10.53 PM

‘We Run the Streets’ South African Edition by Paul Ward.

Paul Ward and Puma have been partnering on content creation for the last few years... Read more

Blog
Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 1.52.41 PM copy

New Music Video. Little Dragon – High.

We-are-awesome favourite, Little Dragon, is back with new music, their first release since 2014 and... Read more

Blog
14.64

Good Good Good x Jana Hamman. Valentines Day.

Good Good Good have released two Valentine’s Day inspired T-Shirts in collaboration with artist Jana... Read more

Blog
adele-main-759

All the Winners from The Grammy’s and Frank Ocean’s Letter…

Once again it was a controversial Grammy Awards ceremony with many complaints on who should... Read more

Blog
2017-02-03-PHOTO-00000149

New Track. Moozlie – Ride Or Die Ft. Yung Swiss.

Moozlie just dropped a new track to get your weekend underway, “Ride Or Die” featuring... Read more

Featured Film

Film
Screen Shot 2017-01-27 at 10.58.43 AM

friendsofmine | Alice Phoebe Lou – Fynbos

Shot a year ago in the beautiful forests of Natures Valley, Adriaan Louw and Gerdus... Read more

Top 5 places

1 9/10
powerandglory1

The Power and The Glory

13b Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof

2 9/10
m and j

Mungo and Jemima | Cape Town

108 Long Street, Cape Town

3 9/10
IMG_1339

Cornuti Stella e Luna

South Africa

4 9/10
wolfpack-1

The Wolfpack

21 4th Avenue Parkhurst

5 9/10
IMG_1842

BaoHaus

238 E 14th St (2nd Ave)