Monday, 11 December 2017

Some video from Punk F*@k Stay Home [SEP 17, 2017] DIY punk in Soweto!

So above is a collection of some video we managed to get of Punk F*@k Stay Home, mostly thanks to Kelvin Kapp from No Comply.

The Soweto Rock Revolution show are D.I.Y all ages shows that are booked in houses, alleyways, and skate parks in Soweto. They are by far the most interesting punk shows in the Johannesburg area of late. The larger punk rock community for many years now have almost exclusively been booking over 18 shows at the ever decreasing number of live venue bars around the country. This has seen smaller and smaller shows with less and less interest. Gone are the days, circa 2000 - 2010, of new bands popping up from kids in high school that make you wish you could play better, or bands booking shows in big community center halls with kids packed in so tight that the circle pit hits the walls. Gone are the days of looking around to see people excited to be involved and a sense of something special happening that you were lucky to be a part of or to have even known existed. Kids making zines and cds. Kids picking up instruments and shouting their mouths off. For years now the majority of shows have felt like a dying gasp for air; a prayer to be the tolerable backing track for the disinterested to mildly amused's Good Night Out. But... something is alive and screaming in Soweto...

Post by: Shaun Richards

Friday, 8 December 2017


The popular inner city event, Groundsweep Swing has been doing its thing for 2 years now and to say thank you to all the amazing support over the last two years the venue and Groundsweep Productions have decided to throw a free event with some of Durban and South Africa's top bands and DJ's. What started out as an experiment to create culture and showcase Durban's creative diversity has snowballed into a top event on the live music circuit in South Africa which has seen artists from as far as Barcelona and New York gracing the stage of this iconic inner city bar and events venue.

Don't miss out on one of the most excited parties coming to Durban this festive season and the best part is its free to get in.

VENUE: Cool Runnings, Durban, 49 Milne Street

ENTRANCE: Free entry

TIME: 5pm until 8:30pm (Pre event at Curiocity Hostel, Ambassador House)
Main event: 9pm until 4am


Pre event warm up at Curiocity Hostels
55 Monty Naicker Road, 5pm until 8:30pm featuring DJ Miss Liang
Cool Runnings Durban line up:
9pm - *Roachy and the Rock Coaches*
10pm - Black Math
11pm - Common Creatives
Midnight - The Sun Xa Experiment. (Soweto)
1am - DJ Rowan Raw Kidd Mpangase
Both events will be free to so thanks for all the support over the last two years.

Press Release: Matt Vend

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Deadly Bites EP & Interview.

Johannesburg's psychedelic garage rock outfit The Deadly Bites have a new 6 track EP out that was recorded at Atomic Garden Studios and released this October. It is a follow up from a two track release early last year. We will attach / link both releases below, but first we have a short interview with vocalist and guitarist Dean Hibbert. [ cue applause ]

What sort of music does The Deadly Bites seek to create and release?

Dean: We set out to do a garage, surf, psychedelic sort of thing, but ultimately we will do whatever we want to do. It's kind of cool not trying to be a genre band and just freely associating influences. If we decide that opera is our thing I suppose we will go in that direction, but it's always gonna be groovy and badass.

What was the motivation behind starting the band?

Dean: Elio and Valentino had started up The Deadly Bites before I joined. They saw me playing guitar drunk at a party and thought that I would make a great singer. Luckily at my audition there was only a shitty sing star microphone to hide my shitty voice and I got the part. We stuck together because we share a common music taste and love for writing music together.

Best shows to date?

Dean: Best shows to date have definitely been the Psyche Night shows. The ones in Joburg, Stellenbosch (Psychedelic Jukebox) and at Endless Daze Festival. It's just great when gigs are well organized and promoted. I mean all of gigs are memorable for different reasons... Sometimes we totally tank, strings break or we have a few too many to drink, but you always gotta give it your all whether you are playing to three people or a whole crowd.

How was recording your latest release?

Dean: For this particular EP we really wanted it to have a raw, energetic, live sound to it and I knew Conley at Atomic Garden Studios would be just the right person for the job. There was still a fair amount of experimental post work done to it, but we got the sort of sound we were going for. Recording is sort of like archiving the work that you have done so that you can move on with writing new stuff. The next stop is trying to write and record a full album. There is some serious work to be done but we are all up for the challenge.

Dean with TBN you did some European and Asian tours. Do The Deadly Bites have plans for an overseas tour?

Dean: Now that we have our new EP finished and out of the way, the question of where and how to tour is at the top of our minds. Europe, America, or Australia would be insane and definitely something we are trying to figure out for the future. In the near future I think we have to do Durban and hopefully Réunion Islands. I think the band is about to undergo some changes that I can't talk about just yet, but I think we will be up and running as a gigging band by March next year.

Questions by: Shaun Richards

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

South African Punk Downloads Review: We Paid For This Firepool by Monday Morning Justice

Monday Morning Justice or MMJ started as a solo folk punk project in Middelburg, Mpumalanga... A very conservative, religious and racist town to be playing fast atheistic folk music with political undertones. Now with a full band backing up a snot filled collection of very intricate punk rock songs, with heartfelt lyrics. This is a must listen to album.

"But can you find a better friend
than one who helps you jump the fence,
looks out when you slash their tires,
burns a flag when you're cold and tired
A brother, a sister, an open hand
mother can you understand we live a life we've never owned

So whisper softly sabotage
and wither slowly this visage.
Now we know the blood of kings
is spilled as easy as those who sin
Shape this country into land
and share it with your fellow man,
there are greater uses for this fire
but none as great as to burn their empire!

The fathers who brought us to a land where
the children scream: "Why?!!!"
As I awake with a skull in my hand

Betray all that history has written
Now that their aren't any statues left,
to obscure the view I hope we see thee embers
of our burnt brothers who cross borders
Now that there aren't any lights on nowa' days
I hope we notice their...
I hope we notice their...
I hope we notice their hue"

- It takes who to be an African....

Folk, Blues, Ska, Punk out of Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

South African Punk Downloads
Thursday, 3 August 2017

 "Our debut album. A politically charged album with tongue and cheek lyrics about the 9-5 grind."

Released October 3, 2016

Monday Morning Justice - Monday Morning Justice [Lyric Video]

The MMJ theme song.
Illustrations by: Stufy Summers

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Jesse Moya's Review: No Gods, No Masters, Just Cats! by All These Wasted Nuts

‘No Gods, No Masters, Just Cats!’

All These Wasted Nuts

Coming all the way from South Africa, All These Wasted Nuts brings a collection of folk and punk-inspired gems to the table with their unique blend of the two. The album compiles songs from the band to include several themes similar to American folk-punk and adds a cat theme throughout the album.

While the entirety of the album is a fun listening experience, “The Domestic Song” is a wonderful example of the overall feel of the album. The interesting situation of being caught between a rock and a hard place, but accepting that fact is an interesting way of attacking a song. With a brief salute to a former pet and a look into the housing situation of most musicians, the song is an excellent way to laugh, cry and make the best out of any situation.

“Cage Madness” is another example off of this album that can reach the ranks of a good folk-punk song and explores the difficulty of working at a part time job while longing to write that perfect folk song. Bringing Johnny Cash’s songwriting into question is a bit off kilter for many bands in the states, but we’ll let it slide because of the creativity of the album and the energy present in this particular song. “Cage Madness” expresses what musicians the planet over have had to deal with and the hell many often experience waiting for inspiration to strike while working jobs needed only to pay the rent.

“No Gods, No Masters, Just Cats!” is a fun look into the mind of a wonderful artist who has something to say and a future to create. So many American musicians attempt to reach the level of songwriting in this album yet fall short of getting their point across. With a variety of different styles present in the album, this is a great example of a collection that was well put together, well thought out – and we will all be looking for the next installment in this band’s future.

Check out “All These Wasted Nuts” at

THE TAOS NEWS: Taos, New Mexico
Music review: From the outlands
A taste of sounds from South Africa and beyond
Posted Monday, November 27, 2017 7:23 am

Below: All These Wasted Nuts - Some Parts Repeat @ The Huntsman - Keg Witbank. Saturday, October 10, 2015. Opening up the lineup for a show with BOLLERIA INDUSTRIAL from Spain.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Mixtape 2017

So this went up yesterday. We will have some hard copies soon. It's an MP3 mixtape of some South African underground music, that predominantly orbits the punk rock side of things, with an additional 3 tracks, at the end, from touring bands/artists that We Did This Records has been involved with that EVERYONE should check out... 


1.The Pissups - Humdrum 04:20
2.HOURS - Some Days, Most Nights 02:48
3.Brainwreck - Trapped 01:36
4.The Shabs - Stop Me 02:48
5.Monday Morning Justice - Drunk before a meeting 04:02
6.The Near Misses - Broken Inside 04:09
7.No Comply - My Mother's Punk 03:25
8.Crumbs - Dig 02:02
9.Peasant - Drowning 01:59
10.The Deadly Bites - Control 03:27
11.The Bad Ass Execx - Thought Machine 02:08
12.TRASHCAN - Stop 01:47
13.Apocalypse Later - Mammal Girl 03:58
14.Atom Band - Crash Ballad 02:29
15.Satanic Dagga Orgy - Satanic Dagga Orgy (Slight Return) 03:15
16.Dali Sins - Love Is Waning 02:55
18.Midget Submarine - Hello Houston 02:42
19.Misled - Ghost of You 03:43
20.Penny Vagrant - The Mirror and the Knave 03:47
21.Dwayne's Emblem - The Easiest Things 03:09
22.Swatting Bats - St Prick 03:15
23.TCIYF - Fatherless Kids 02:02
24.Tokolosh Nightmare - Minute Living 03:21
25.All These Wasted Nuts - Cage Madness 01:53
26.The SlashDogs - Parting Shot 03:04
27.Matt Vend - Bambelela 06:46
28.Japan and I - Riverside Friend 03:04
29.The Pecking Order - Psycho Love 03:05
30.Distorting The Stillers - Flourish 02:44
31.Jon Shaban - Product Of The World 02:59
32.Ded End - Free Dumb 02:29
33.Bottom Feeder - Infiltrator 01:19
34.FiveSidedDice - Monophobia 04:37
35.Cami Scoundrel - Three Can Keep a Secret 02:03
36.Slippery When Wet - Gold Chains 03:42
37.Half Price - Friends and family 03:35
38.Undead Generation - Numbers (Adicts cover) 02:32
39.The 23 Carbines - Dave's Rant 01:46
40.Part-Time Pirates - Pirates' Land 03:31
41.The Bad Guys - Dem Bo (unmastered mix) 02:13
42.The Meerkat Mob - Ready Set 03:58
43.Klumbsy Oxx - Who's A Freak? 02:29
44.Make-overs - Spell Cup 04:08
45.The Moths - Depth Charge 02:20
46.Life Below - Heavy Chains 01:30
47.Provider - The Pearl 03:10
48.Noxious Terror Strike - Trophy 02:15
49.Touched By Nausea - Which Apocalypse 02:44
50.Demogoroth Satanum - Kingdom ov Hell 07:20
51.Bolleria Industrial (Spain) - Hermanos 01:21
52.The Missing Leech (Spain) - Painted By Covers 02:33
53.Brett Newski (USA) - D.I.Y. (Live from Dan's House) 04:20