Momentss have released their debut album, Pretext, today. The Cape Town band, fronted by Motheo Moleko with Rob Scott on guitar and keys, Daniel Gray on bass and Asher Gamedze on drums, have been together for just over two years now. As arguably the only fully live hip hop band in the country currently, they started out as Motheo Moleko and The Space Section which, if you have managed to catch them live will know, is only too fitting.
The content of the album rides a sincerely personal, politically and socially conscious force throughout. With the South African hip hop scene dominated by electronic-heavy production and pop-sensible content, Pretext provides a breath of fresh air with a well executed balance of musicality and grit.
You can listen to the album here.
You can pre-order the album here.
Catch Momentss at the Pretext album launch tonight at The Manila Bar, in Cape Town