By Huntress Thompson
Here’s the latest video offering from South African new rave rock outfit Zebra & Giraffe.
Now down to a songwriting 3-piece, the band’s distinctly advanced sound on I’ll Blame You (the new single) is surprisingly layered, with an almost industrial texture.
Difficult second album The Inside was a clear indication of progress to come, and I predict that fans of Zebra and the Subsequent Giraffe will find themselves relieved and well rewarded with the result on The Wisest Ones.
(If I’ll Blame You is anything to go by; I’ve actually only heard this one off the new record. Hunt down the others on their Facebook page.)
Zebra & Giraffe will be performing at Johannesburg’s Tanz Cafe this Thursday. Book yer tickets etc.
Visit their site for tour info for your city.
In the vacuum between dark and light, Siouxsie Sioux and Emmylou Harris, Amelie and Travis Bickle, Huntress Thompson is an idiot lost, and reporting from the field. If you’re after irrational, impassioned rants about cupcakes and Johnny Cash (and you probably aren’t), she’s grumpy, but she’s your girl.