Since my Oppikoppi threats, I have listened to the new Ashtray Electric album and it is a top-quality one! You should get your hands on it at the soonest possible opportunity. The new material exceeded my high expectations, and Lia [remember, I mentioned that Andre and Die Heuwels Fantasties were on the same mental track regarding writing a track for a fictional future daughter?] is included on the album and quite beautiful. Overall, the album is worth buying, and worth putting on repeat for a couple of weeks. Production is of high quality, and high fives must go out to TeeJay [frontman of New Holland] who helped out with that.
Included is a DVD shoing some behind-the-scenes material. Many have slated it for seeming 'emo'. It's not. It shows Andre for his true character, something many crazed fans think they know but really they haven't a clue. He is serious about what he does and -loves, and the DVD shows that. It also gives the fan some insight into all of the band members, a couple of details you probably did not know, and tells a concise tale of how this band came to be what it is today. Above that, it is excellently filmed and put together, big ups to the African Attachment for a job well done!
If you're in Cape Town [or the 'general area' as it is] be sure to head over to Assembly on Saturday to catch the Cape Town leg of their album tour, with Thieve as the opening act. I can guarantee it will be a stellar one!
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