There’s a new kaleidoscope of creative criminals in town and they won’t only steal your ears but also your ability to stay still with their unique combination of killer keys, guitar coma-tomic riffs and bass and drums . These guys will get those dusty hips shaking again with their ‘bringing-sexy-back’ music.
Sunset Sweatshop is a five-piece indie, goema, reggae and even boeremusiek and marabi infused outfit all hailing from the northern suburbs of Cape Town and was formed in October 2016.
These new kids on the block are hitting the local scene up with their debut single ‘Move It’.
‘Move It’ is the kind of track that reminds us why the world fell in love with SA music legends from the eighties such as Bright Blue, Tananas and éVoid in a time when music was the vehicle used to bring about change and the rebirth of a nation. Sunset Sweatshop possesses the kind of sound that makes you proud to be part of a place so rich and plentiful in musical culture.
Each member of Sunset Sweatshop consisting of Ian Heyns (Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar), Rossouw Wentzel (Lead & Rhythm Guitar), Victor Green (Drums), Nick Forbes (Keys and Guitar) and Richard Dicks (Bass Guitar), is equally talented in their instrument of choice. Everyone is constantly busy eating, breathing and living the magic that is music and letting it bleed through their fingers to create a sound and feel that is synonymous with the vibrant tastes and flavours of South Africa.
All the members have been active in the music scene, except for Ian (frontman) who is making his onstage debut, following years of operating behind the scenes as an exceptional songwriter. It’s certainly not an easy effort for those wishing to classify, label and box the group’s sound. They feed off a wide spectrum of influences and at the end of the day they have been able to create something with real authentic artistic flair.
The music created by this tenacious troupe has true grit, meaningful lyrics and ‘move-it’ melodies; so catchy you’ll be humming it non-stop.
Their history is still to be written but this will be a book worth reading as they continue to roll with the punches and produce awesome tunes. Sit tight and enjoy this melodious ride!
Sunset Sweatshop is one of those bands you simply have to go see live. Catch a preview of the magic at their upcoming gigs in Cape Town.