Joburg friends, we’ve put together a power line-up for your pleasure!
Join us at Rumours Rock City on Friday the 29th of April as we present to you, We Kill Cowboys, HOKUM and Them Dirty Shrikes!
This show forms part of the first tour for Cape Town based ‘We Kill Cowboys’, as well as the promotion of their brand new single “Polar Operational Environmental Satellite”
Doors open 6pm and the bands will start around 8pm!
R60 Early Bird (limited)
R100 at the door!
A little more about the bands:
WE KILL COWBOYS is a Cape Town based, Four Piece, Psychedelic Cowpunk Band, the brainchild of Tattoo Artist and singer-songwriter, Alex Muller.
The initial project was born out of the 3 month lockdown of 2020 when Alex had the time to rediscover her musical roots and put together a collection of songs for her first solo EP, entitled Let it Burn. The EP was recorded by long-time friend and fellow musician (and legend in the Cape Town underground scene) Jon Shaban at STFD studios. A record deal with STFD and Just Music swiftly followed and, with lockdown restrictions easing, thoughts soon turned to turning the EP into a live prospect.
While the EP had reflected the more melancholic isolation of the lockdown experience – sparse arrangements, built around acoustic guitar and Alex’s plaintive voice, a gut feeling was compelling her to seek a bigger, more electric sound.
Approaches were made to good friends from years gone by in the scene and soon enough, the group gathered in the live room at the label office to spin some shapes. Things exploded from there with the band drawing on their varied influences, spanning Metal, Punk, Rock n Roll, Country, Western Classical, Indian Raga, Folk, Blues and a host of other genres besides. Lyrically, Alex delivers a raw, uncompromising and anti-establishment polemic, drawing directly from her lived experiences in the music scene and the world at large. Thanks to the support of STFD and Just Music, the band was in studio within 3 months to start tracking their soon to be released, debut EP as the new line-up.
We Kill Cowboys is raw energy. We Kill Cowboys is having a good time. We Kill Cowboys is about flipping the bird to conformity while sipping on some ice-cold Lemonade…
HOKUM are a three piece progressive rock band from South Africa. We play music that heeds our call. Come with us…
Them Dirty Shrikes are an Alternative stoner-rock band from Pretoria.0