Fresh off the back of releasing Damascvs‘ brand new EP, Quit Safari, the hyped collective of friends Christian Tiger School, Fever Trails, Hessien+, Yes In French, Damascvs and Selphir, have just announced a very exciting nationwide tour featuring UK label Erased Tapes’ Rival Consoles.
With stops in Durban, Jozi, Cape Town and Grahamstown, the Rival Consoles tour and the Quit Safari crew are certainly showing that there is a possibility of growing the national touring circuit beyond gospel music, highly commercialised hip hop and all that conservative Afrikaans Pop-rock, and introducing underserved areas of the country to the possibility of seeing more left-field acts in their hometown.
The tour is happening with support from British Council’s continuously supportive-of-interesting-music Connect ZA program, and is a production of music and project management agency, Black Major.
Rival Consoles is an electronic music songwriter and producer based in London, who dabbles in a sort of minimalist techno sound and performs his Live A/V show across the globe. He seems to take a very considered approach to his songwriting and performance, in a landscape of electronic music dominated by unfinished, so-called ‘experimental’ electronic music on one hand and straight-up money-making fist-pump electronic shows on the other.
We look forward to burying our headphones into more of his music in the lead up to the tour, starting at the end of Feb in Cape Town. In the mean time, indulge in his Boiler Room set at the Victoria & Albert Museum:
27th Feb – Cape Town – SWIM at LB’s in Long Street.
2nd March – Grahamstown – 37 on New
4th March – Durban – Venue TBA
5th March – Johannesburg – Kitcheners w/ Hadedah
6th March – Johannesburg – Well Spent Sunday w/ Hadedah – Stanley Beer Yard